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Money Heist's Berlin On India & Bhagavad Gita | Pedro Alonso | La Casa De Papel

Money Heist's Berlin On India & Bhagavad Gita | Pedro Alonso | La Casa De Papel

Pedro, who continues to be lauded for playing Professor’s (Alvaro Morte) half-brother, opens up about his spiritual life, shares the core idea of his book ‘Libro De Filipo’ and explains why he wants to visit India in his first interview to India.

The key reason why majority of us have loved watching Berlin - the most interesting character Netflix’s popular web series ‘Money Heist’ – has been actor Pedro Alonso’s impeccable acting. But what also made Berlin one of the much-loved characters even though he was seen in controversial sequences, was the fact that he was flawed and allowed the viewers to watch and understand the evil side of human beings. While that remains Pedro’s reel life, his real life is even more interesting. Pedro, who continues to be lauded for playing Professor’s (Alvaro Morte) half-brother, opens up about his spiritual life, shares the core idea of his book ‘Libro De Filipo’ and explains why he wants to visit India in his first interview to India. Excerpts from his exclusive interaction with CNN-News18’s Divya Pal…

Pedro, you recount your regression to another life and another body in the book ‘Libro de Filipo’. Tell us more about the core idea of your book…

The book, a priori (or first and foremost), is a period drama that tells the story of a soldier of the Roman empire who travels to the East to do field work. There he meets a rebel leader, a leader of the spiritual nature, who will change his life forever. This is the book in a nutshell. So when Filipo arrives in this country, and I have not specified which particular country this is in the book, he meets a rebel leader, a leader in fact of a spiritual nature, who is associated with a political revolution, but in some way, shows Filipo a window to the spiritual order. He is a teacher, a yogi. In his own ways, he breaks Filipo’s system of perceptions and invites him to live life in a different way. When you called me from India, I was immediately interested, because there is a spiritual wisdom in Asia, and in India, that is very much present in the book.

I began to write with the intensity about six years ago. For the first time in my life, I could hear a personal voice of writing. I was writing only for myself. My partner Tatiana asked me to make a regression to past life. My book is the transcription for regressions that I did with Tatiana. If I have to tell what happened during those regression, I have to mention that I was Filipo in another life. This book is being published as non-fiction in some countries because I decided to offer my experiences in the regressions, speaking about the person that I was in another life. This is karmic history about the relations in another life with the master of change.

In my personal process of initiation, ‘the invisible’ carries huge significance. We know nothing about what is happening around us. When I did regression, I didn’t have a clear opinion about past life. Never knew it was true or false. I was working for two years trying to make a transcription of that material. That book was serious and deep. In India, it is easier to make people understand this, because it is part of their culture. It is normal. In Europe, it isn’t so clear. I want people to understand that they needn’t anticipate with brain. That’s what I’m trying.

You just mentioned about the spiritual wisdom in Asia and particularly in India, so would it be wrong to say that the spiritual country that you have mentioned in the book ‘Libro de Filipo’ is India?

I didn’t want to be specific about the country when I wrote the book and included the references from the East. Personally, I like what has originated from your culture. I have a copy of Bhagavad Gita and a photo of Lord Ganesha in my house. I’m really open to this kind of ‘music’. But I tried to find my own way to make my own particular mixture of references. I try to articulate a personal way to understand and come in contact with the ‘invisible’. I’m a person who has a clear relation with the ‘invisible’ and the ‘mystery’. All old cultures offer us ways to connect and I have been studying a lot about these as they have several secrets to reveal and help me get deeper in my personal work of initiation.

Spirituality is an important aspect of life that we cultivate with time. How exactly did your spiritual journey begin?

This is the story of life, Divya. I grew up in a traditional Christian family in the north of Spain. When I was turning into an adult, I broke away with the references that I received through my education. That’s when I started following my own way to live and understand. But as the time passed, in a serious moment of crisis in my life, I felt that I had to connect with intuition, with the no rationalistic part of my perception. That’s when I started practicing meditation, seriously. When you connect with emptiness and silence, the message begins to appear. In the recent past, I have travelled to Latin America and also developed a connection with Shramanism. Such information is very interesting for me. In fact, I’m also preparing a documentary that speaks about this knowledge.

When are you planning to visit India?

You must say it has been a dream to visit India. I want to do this because I haven’t travelled to Asia. Have travelled Europe, Africa and Latin America. In 2021, I will be filming a documentary in Mexico. My girlfriend Tatiana really knows Asia, and would be exploring India with her. I hope it happens soon.

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first published:December 27, 2020, 21:47 IST