MPF Discussion Rodney Whittenberg & Vic Compher
Angels and Saints with Rodney Whittenberg & Vic Compher
In an American culture which has historically called the body or flesh “bad” and the spirit “good”, “Angels and Saints” are appreciated as evolving human beings who have learned, often through suffering, to integrate Eros or “the Life Force” with wisdom or spiritual awareness. This eros-wisdom expresses itself in a personal sense of wholeness that includes both the acknowledgement of suffering and a deep appreciation of beauty within the sensate world. Angels and Saints are, then, the incarnation of this compassionate and deeply sensual Spirit -- our contemporary “messengers of awe.”
On this episode of My Perfect Failure, we have a fascinating conversation with Rodney Whittenberg, one half of the team who have created the fantastic movie which has been accepted to 6 Film Festivals, Chicago Indie, Brighton Rocks, Taronto, Cannes Film Festival. Whilst also receiving an Exceptional Merit award from LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Fest. Some of the areas we cover.
· Sex Religion and wholeness.
· The meaning behind Angels and Saints~ Eros and Awe
· Why pleasure and Joy can be looked down upon.
· Pushing the boundaries.
Vic is a filmmaker, licensed clinical social worker, workshop trainer, and author. His most recent film is “Portraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion. Their Pain.”which addresses secondary trauma and staff resiliency. The film has been broadcast widely on American Public Television, screened at many public and professional venues around the country, including various national and regional conferences, and many workshops. CAREgiversfilm was nominated for a regional Emmy for outstanding documentary in 2018.
Rodney is an Emmy Award-winning modern “renaissance man.” His interests and professional endeavors are broad ranging from full-length film production to music composition. He is fascinated by discovering what makes things tick and how to creatively intersect with them, whether it is the inner vision of his clients or new ways to use the latest technical advances.
Angels & Saints Website: https://angelsandsaints-erosandawe.com/