Richard Harris tells the story of the Book Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach To the real Jonathan Seagull, who lives within us all. This is my very first attempt at creating a video from a very rare vinyl recording made in 1970 something. First I copied this uplifting and extraordinary recording from an LP to a cassette tape, found that after years of it being hidden, then converted it a cd, then started the process of converting that to a video, but I think the picture has not worked. Part 2 On it's way. Maybe I should have cut this into 4 parts, as the quality is lost, which took me days to more or less perfect, but I just can't manage that right now. Anyway enjoy, it's heaven, or as JLS says Heaven is being Perfect. Don't forget Part 2
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, and illustrated by Russell Munson is a fable in novella form about a seagull who is trying to learn about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. It was first published in 1970, by the end of 1972 over a million copies were in print. Reader's Digest published a condensed version, and the book reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller list, where it remained for 38 weeks. In 1972 and 1973, the book topped the Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States. In 2014 the book was reissued as Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The Complete Edition, which added a 17-page fourth part to the story. The book tells the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull who is bored with daily squabbles over food. Seized by a passion for flight, he pushes himself, learning everything he can about flying, until finally his unwillingness to conform results in his expulsion. An outcast, he continues to learn, becoming increasingly pleased with his abilities as he leads a peaceful and happy life. One day, Jonathan met two gulls who took him to a "higher plane of existence" in which there was no heaven but a better world found through perfection of knowledge. There he meets another seagull who loves to fly. He discovers that his sheer tenacity and desire to learn make him "pretty well a one-in-a-million bird." In this new place, Jonathan befriends the wisest gull, Chiang, who takes him beyond his previous learning, teaching him how to move instantaneously to anywhere else in the Universe. The secret, Chiang says, is to "begin by knowing that you have already arrived." Not satisfied with his new life, Jonathan returns to Earth to find others like him, to bring them his learning and to spread his love for flight. His mission is successful, gathering around him others who have been outlawed for not conforming. Ultimately, the very first of his students, Fletcher Lynd Seagull, becomes a teacher in his own right, and Jonathan leaves to teach other flocks.
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This is a film that I and a few other students did for a psychology class. It is a real life parallel for the book Jonathon Livingston Seagull. The book is about a seagull who becomes tired with the everyday seagull life (the futile life of searching for food). He finds no use in this and decides to explore his new passion...flying. Then he is taken to a higher plane of existence where he learns even more about flying. Finally, he comes back down to Earth from the higher plane to teach others what he knows. It's very amateur, but that was actually the look we were going for. Enjoy! P.S.--Without having read the book, some parts may seem a little ambiguous. In order for you to understand the movie, it is necessary for you to know that at the end, after the dream, the black lady is actually Jonathon reincarnated. This represents him after he came back to Earth to teach others what he has learned.
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The story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. If you think that there is more to living than meets the eye, then you will be with Jonathan Livingston Seagull the whole way, alternatively you may wish to just escape into a gentle adventure about freedom and flight. I hope that you enjoy it as much I do, John x
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach Review Purchase Book here - http://amzn.to/2G69Vh2 I originally read Jonathan Livingston Seagull when I was 22, shortly after graduating college. I was named after the book. My name has the same syllables and is Jonathan Christopher Lippe. I used to see the book on my parents bookshelf as a young kid but I always felt that I needed to be older to read it. Waiting until the time was right to read it was a good move. I enjoyed reading it in 2001. It was a short read Recently when looking online to purchase Illusions, I saw that there was an updated version of Jonathan Livingston Seagull that had a rediscovered Part Four in it. Since the year was 2018, I figured it was the right time to re-read the book I was named after, especially since there is a new Part 4 added to it. The four parts are broken into aspects of his Journey. Part 1 is Jonathan as part of the Seagull Flock forced into the limitations of the rules of society and he desired to experience more out of life and fly in forbidden ways and experience the glory of excellence. The flock outcasted him for being an individual instead of part of the collective. Part 2 is his journey as an outcast, and discovering a new flock of great seagulls who all desired the pursuit of excellence and masterful flight and their training sessions of acquiring knowledge over faith. As Jonathan learns the knowledge of the greats, of working on love he desired to bring the knowledge back to his original flock because he was born to be an instructor. Part 3 Is his return to the original flock that outcasted him with his new master birds where they show off their skills and recruit the birds of the old flock who desired to learn the ways of the great ones and remove their limitations. “Jonathan Seagull was born to be an instructor, and his own way of demonstrating love was to give something of the truth that he had seen to a gull who asked only a chance to see truth for himself” This is the same passion that drives my life. Since adolescence, I’ve loved unlocking minds from the shackles of societal norms and status quo. Part 4 is How over time the legend of the great ones get tarnished and the message gets muddied and how people confuse what was an original message with something completely incorrect. How laziness takes over and that pursuit of excellence gets outsources to great ones of the past and no longer imitated or strived for. There was a line by Jay-Z on his song Beach Chair that made me wonder if he read Jonathan Livingston Seagull at some point in his life. The line Jay Z says is Son said "Hov, how you get so fly?" I said "from not bein' afraid to fall out the sky"
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