Although one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous drawings of “the Flower of Life,” was produced in the same year that the master died, in 1519, members of the “Thrive Movement” explain how this 64-sided symbol was first discovered in the ancient past. For instance, the same 64-sided da Vinci "Flower of Life" symbol was also unearthed in ancient Egypt, Mayan, Vedas and cultures in China. In turn, a thrivemovement.com DVD is now going “viral” throughout the world, says “Thrive” creater and spokesman Foster Gamble; while noting how this most unusual “Thrive” video that can be found at most libraries and colleges nationwide. Gamble is an heir and direct descendent of James Gamble of the Fortune 500 American multinatinoal corporation Procter & Gamble, that’s considered one of the world’s biggest corporations with a reported earnings of over $68 billion. And, yet, Foster Gamble states on his “Thrive” documentary that he’s rejected the corporate world's money and power and, instead, claims that he’s spent “his entire life trying to figure out what has caused the staggering agony and deprivation on Planet Earth.”
Foster Gamble takes a gamble on "Thrive"
Why does the heir to one of the richest fortunes in the world reject it all after attending Princeton University, and then turning his life over to producing a very artsy video that espouses love, compassion and doing the right thing for one’s fellow man?
Gamble states simply: "Because it's the right thing to do."
In turn, Gamble details his reasons for rejecting fame and wealth very clearly in the “Thrive” documentary that's found in most libraries and universities in “the art or philosophy section.”
Thus, it’s no surprise to Thrive followers that Gamble chose the ancient 64-sided “Flower of Life” symbol as the cornerstone of the logo for this “Thrive” movement. Gamble says that viewing the symbol's ancient art design - that's found today in "crop circles" and other "symbols" that life is out of balance - helps one "center" on what's real deep inside.
For instance, the “Thrive” video is described by a film critic as “an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s really going on in our world by following the money upstream and uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives.”
Also, when one goes to “Thrive” online – ThriveMovement.com – there’s the Flower of Life symbol in just about every frame of the documentary making one local Eugene, Oregon, artist tell Huliq in a recent interview “that it’s very powerful and allows an altered state of consciousness just be looking at it.”
Thrive mirrors Occupy Movement angst
Fans of the “Thrive movement,” point to the same types of people who support the recent and still ongoing Occupy movement, says "Occupy Eugene" protester Blake when pointing to "a sort of winter hibernation, but we will resurface soon.”
For instance, both “Thrive” and the Occupy movement have alerted the pubic to the fact that Americans are now in an era of computer-controlled surveillance, where the so-called “Big Brother:” is watching your every move that’s captured by cameras, whether you're shopping in the grocery store or driving on the freeway or even in school.
Thrive and the Occupy movement has also exposed the U.S. media; with Gamble explaining how “the media has consolidated from 50 companies down to five in just over 25 years.” What this means, states Gamble in the “Thrive” documentary, is that the other than what’s online “most of the news you get is controlled by the corporate media.”
In turn, the Pulitzer-nominated author Ben H. Bagdikian’s book “The New Media Monopoly” confirms Gamble’s “Thrive” claims by explaining how “the main media conglomerates in the U.S. have consolidated down from 50 in 1983, to just five as of 2004.” Baddikian states that Time Warner, the Walt Disney Company, News Corporation, Viacom and Bertelsmann now control all the “mainstream corporate news” that tells Americans and the world what’s going on.
Thrive documentary features top world experts
Another interesting thing about the “Thrive” documentary is supported by the who’s who in world politics, media and social justice causes, featuring: Duane Elgin, Nassim Haramein, Steven Greer, Jack Kasher, Daniel Sheehan, Adam Trombly, Brian O'Leary, Vandana Shiva, John Gatto, John Robbins, Deepak Chopra, David Icke, Catherine Austin Fitts, G. Edward Griffin, Bill Still, John Perkins, Paul Hawken, Aqeela Sherrills, Evon Peter, Angel Kyodo Williams, Elisabet Sahtouris, Amy Goodman and Barbara Marx Hubbard.
Media expert Amy Goodman, for one, explains that other than what you read online today, is “completely controlled by corporate media.”
Meanwhile, each of these “Thrive” documentary interviewees supports Gamble’s often stated goal to: “find the pulse of what is really going on and exploring ways we can effectively support the shift to a world where all are free to thrive.”
What’s Thrive’s mojo, reason for exposing greed?
Thrive CEO Foster Gamble explains in his video that the reason for producing this “Thrive” movement is simply because “people are not thriving in life as they should.”
In turn, Gamble blames “a select group of financial elite who are centralizing material wealth and power for their own benefit, while destroying the lives of billions of others. Their worldview is riddled with fear and ignorant of the abundance of nature and the love and interconnectedness that is our essence.”
Gamble then advises “Thrive” followers to “follow the money to see how the same people are gaining financially in every sector of human life. You can also see how an agenda for global domination is being accomplished, and the kind of deceptive strategies and tactics that are being used to further our suppression.
Also, he notes in the video that “it can be challenging to confront the cruelty of this global domination agenda, but it’s only by recognizing the true nature of the threats to our freedom that we can be empowered to act effectively.”
At the same time, Gamble uses the Flower of Life symbol as a sort of metaphor of how ancient civilizations used the arts to communicate “other things in their world that disturbed them.”
Gamble claims the world is going to hell in a hand basket
“We are at a critical turning point in human history,” Gamble asserts in the “Thrive” video; while using various art forms to make his point that “the path we are on is leading toward a global police state.”
“We must change direction, but how? What are the guiding principles that would lead to freedom from war, hunger, and domination? How do we work toward a world where no one is violated or coerced in any way? These are the kind of questions you can explore in this solutions section,” he adds.
In turn, the “Thrive” documentary uses “art” to weave together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism; while also featuring interviews with world experts on solutions to the world’s poor, and with Gamble stating how “bold strategies” are needed “for reclaiming our lives and our future.”
Art history also points to Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing of the ancient 64-sided sphere from 1519, called the Flower of Life that is now being used today by Gamble’s “Thrive movement” to expose corruption in the world. And, he said “it’s time because there’s a stirring deep inside people today wanting more out of life.”
Image source of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing from 1519 showing the 64-sided “Flower of Life” symbol that’s now being used to help market the “Thrive” documentary now on DVD at your local library. Photo courtesy Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_of_Life