| 25 Aug 2004 @ 00:42, by Alana Tobin|
AT LAST, A FILM FOR US PRACTICAL MYSTICS!
What the Bleep Do We Know?
Are you ready for a spiritual film that combines quantum physics, multi-dimensional visual effects and animation, a dramatic story and interviews with leading scientists and mystics?
What Happens When You Combine Today's Cutting Edge Scientists & Mystics?
Can Science And Religion Really Be On The Same Path? On The Same Planet? In The Same Movie!?
What The Bleep Movie
“WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW?!” is a new type of film. It is part documentary, part story, and part elaborate and inspiring visual effects and animations. The protagonist, Amanda, played by Marlee Matlin, finds herself in a fantastic Alice in Wonderland experience when her daily, uninspired life literally begins to unravel, revealing the uncertain world of the quantum field hidden behind what we consider to be our normal, waking reality.
She is literally plunged into a swirl of chaotic occurrences, while the characters she encounters on this odyssey reveal the deeper, hidden knowledge she doesn’t even realize she has asked for. Like every hero, Amanda is thrown into crisis, questioning the fundamental premises of her life – that the reality she has believed in about how men are, how relationships with others should be, and how her emotions are affecting her work, isn’t reality at all!
As Amanda learns to relax into the experience, she conquers her fears, gains wisdom, and wins the keys to the great secrets of the ages, all in the most entertaining way. She is then no longer the victim of circumstances, but she is on the way to being the creative force in her life. Her life will never be the same.
The fourteen top scientists and mystics interviewed in documentary style serve as a modern day Greek Chorus. In an artful filmic dance, their ideas are woven together as a tapestry of truth. The thoughts and words of one member of the chorus blend into those of the next, adding further emphasis to the film’s underlying concept of the interconnectedness of all things.
The chorus members act as hosts who live outside of the story, and from this Olympian view, comment on the actions of the characters below. They are also there to introduce the Great Questions framed by both science and religion, which divides the film into a series of acts. Through the course of the film, the distinction between science and religion becomes increasingly blurred, since we realize that, in essence, both science and religion describe the same phenomena.
The film employs animation to realize the radical knowledge that modern science has unearthed in recent years. Powerful cinematic sequences explore the inner-workings of the human brain. Quirky animation introduces us to the smallest form of consciousness in the body – the cell. Dazzling visuals reinforce the film’s message in an exciting, powerful way. Done with humor, precision, and irreverence, these scenes are only part of what makes this film unique in the history of cinema, and a true box-office winner.
About the Interviews, Interviewees and Content of the Film
The people who were interviewed in "What the #$*! Do We Know?!" were chosen based on a number of criteria: books they’d written that were read by the filmmakers, lectures and presentations that they’d given which had been attended by various of the filmmakers, and recommendations by others in the experts’ respective fields. Ultimately, we chose these people to interview because their professional work was germane to the topics being addressed in the film. Still, the filmmakers do not necessarily support each and every statement made by all the interviewees.
By the same token, it’s also true that the people themselves who were interviewed in the film do not completely agree with each and every statement made in the film. Many professional perspectives are presented. The filmmakers chose to represent them all in the film, but it could never be possible in a film– or, perhaps, in life! – to get a group of 14 extraordinary people such as these to agree completely on a single cosmological view.
PHYSICISTS William Tiller, Ph.D. Amit Goswami John Hagelin, Ph.D. Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D. Dr. David Albert
NEUROLOGISTS, ANESTHESIOLOGISTS & PHYSICIANS
Dr. Masaru Emoto Stuart Hameroff M.D. Dr. Jeffrey Satinover Andrew B. Newberg, M.D. Dr. Daniel Monti Dr. Joseph Dispenza
Dr. Candace Pert
SPIRITUAL TEACHERS, MYSTICS AND SCHOLARS
Ramtha Dr. Miceal Ledwith
No matter where the "Bleep" opens, it sells out and then plays for weeks. The sell-outs have confounded and interested distributors to the point that "What the Bleep Do We Know!?" has partnered with a major distributor, Samuel Goldwyn/Roadside Attractions, who is booking theaters around the country for the "What the Bleep" National Release in September.
Here are some raves:
HELD OVER PHENOMENON CONTINUES: Tempe, AZ, 16 weeks Seattle, WA, 13 weeks Tucson, AZ, 12 weeks Portland, OR, 11 weeks Los Angeles, CA 8 weeks Durango, CO, 7 weeks Aspen, CO, 4 weeks Santa Monica, CA 4 weeks
WHAT THE BLEEP IS GOING ON???
“…A Phenomenon!” - Margaret Clapp, Yelm Cinemas Owner
“Many of our customers have stated that they've seen it more than once and can't get enough of it. I've never had so many phone calls from all over Oregon, wanting information and wanting to come and see this film!” - Peter Boicourt, McMenamin’s Theater Manager
Science, Spirituality, Humor and a New Paradigm: “What the #$BLEEP*! Do We Know!?” is a wake-up call to the hundreds of thousands of people who are searching for a voice somewhere in this fragmented culture, who have been awaiting a catalyst."
It has arrived! This bold, funny, unique work goes to the heart of the human dilemma. It challenges and lays waste the old paradigms of thought, and places responsibility squarely where it belongs – on individual human consciousness.
Bored? Resigned? Cynical? “What the #$BLEEP*!” will rock your world and when you leave the theater, your life will never be the same.
Morose? Melancholic? Living the same repetitious days again and again? “What the #$BLEEP*! provides incisive insight while making you roar with laughter!
Alone in your thoughts about the world and your place in it? “What the #$BLEEP*!” offers an expansive view and provides hope, a stairway leading out of and above the din, and true freedom!
“What the #$BLEEP*! Do We Know!?” is a unique cinematic creation - really three films in one, interwoven like a DNA helix, into an original tapestry.
It’s a documentary. It’s a story. It has mind-blowing special effects. These three elements combine to bring about a film experience that will rock your mind and lift your soul! It’s a new genre about a New Worldview for a new audience.
This outrageous film plunges you into a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated – where neurological processes, and perceptual shifts are engaged and lived by its protagonist - where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought.
It has been called by some theater goers “The Handbook to ‘The Matrix'.” Like “The Matrix” it shows you a greater reality behind the one we all accept as true, and you have the ability to create absolutely anything from your own thought while laughing all the way!
The difference between this film and that movie is that this isn’t science fiction. It’s even stranger. It’s real. And it’s the first film to say it. And it does so boldly and with a BLEEP of a lot of humor. And it’s being proven every day by minds like these.
“What the #$BLEEP*! Do We Know!?” gives voice to the modern day radical souls of science, bringing their genius to millions. These maverick heroes at the cutting edge of their fields are at the forefront of a Paradigm shift even greater than those of the geniuses who preceded them. And this shift involves the greatest uncharted territory yet – Human Consciousness itself.
“What the #$BLEEP*! Do We Know?” says that science and spirituality are not different modes of thought, but are in fact describing the same thing. And it brings the power back to the individual man and woman as it demonstrates creation as the god-like capacity of every individual.
Hollywood doesn’t write films like this because they think you are too stupid to understand challenging concepts and too lazy to do anything more than sit and eat popcorn. They don’t even hear your rumble and the rumble of countless others on your way to fill the theaters.
“What the #$BLEEP*! Do We Know!?” represents a new trend in film that Hollywood has missed. It provides people with what many are most interested in and can’t find on any screen: Intelligent and Enlightened Entertainment. They just don’t know that you are looking for something that delivers the most thought-provoking concepts of emerging ideas in the most entertaining way. Exactly like this film
The one people are talking about. . . And coming back to see again and again and again. And because of this - nothing is ever going to be the same.
Read this review from Common Ground magazine (San Francisco):
Quantum Spirit A new film on physics is the hottest reality show in town. by Christiane Schull
“You create your own reality.” We’ve been sold the message for years by teachers from Deepak Chopra to Anthony Robbins. But get real — isn’t it just New Age pap for an overindulged Baby Boomer population determined to outrun their own mortality? Not at all, says author and physicist Fred Alan Wolf. It’s pure verifiable science — quantum physics, the science that recognizes the spiritual dimension underlying all reality, the science that says we have a direct impact on the reality we experience.
“Quantum physics runs our world,” explains Wolf. The term “quantum” was coined by Max Ernst Planck who studied light at the turn of the 20th century. “Quantum,” meaning “single unit,” is derived from the Latin word “quanta,” which means “whole amounts of something.” Planck was the first to discover the “quantum effect” that Albert Einstein built upon in 1905, revolutionizing physics with the “photo electric effect” and winning the Nobel Prize. “We wouldn’t have lasers, computer chip technology, the DVD or magnetic levitation trains without it,” Wolf explains.
OK, but what does this have to do with our spiritual paths and the lives we are living? According to a new film, "What The #$*! Do We Know?," opening locally August 6th — everything.
The brainchild of William Arnzt and the product of an intensely inventive collaboration between writer-producer-directors Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente, "What The #$*! Do We Know?" is an irresistible cosmic romp that suggests that quantum physics is the biggest reality show in town, and that we are the co-wizards behind the curtains of our own lives, making them a heaven or a hell.
“We had no idea how to make this information entertaining,” remarks Chasse. “When Betsy came into the picture,” adds Arntz, “she took one look at our script and said, ‘If you have a host, you have a Discovery Channel documentary.’ I wanted the film to be theatrical and to be seen by millions.”
"But it couldn’t be a purely feature film, such as 'The Matrix,' either, says Vicente. “It would have been relegated to pure fantasy, and we wanted the respectability of science.” So the hybrid of live action drama, animation and documentary was born.
When the film opens, Amanda, played by Marlee Matlin, is a self-hating, cynical photographer whose life is riddled with pain, struggle and disappointment in love. “Amanda became an every-person, an amalgam of all of us. Our central question was: ‘How do we go from being a victim to not being one?’” says Chasse.
How indeed? By rewiring our neural nets, responds Dr. Joe Dispenza, a chiropractor and author. Dispenza’s concept is an intoxicating and seductive one because it invites our direct participation. The neural net is the neurological network of emotional associations that generates the reality we create. Dispenza says that, like heroin addicts, we are addicted to our emotions, and it’s not just psychological, it’s biochemical. “We bring to ourselves situations and people that fulfill our chemical needs,” elaborates Dispenza. We are creators of our own reality — gods, if you will — and the more we step out of the trance of the past, interrupt the old programming, the more we get to create the lives we really want.
“If people could get away from the big opium box that is TV and experiment with this information, they would be amazed,” says Vicente.
Chasse used the information to manifest her beloved mate. Prior to doing this film, she says, “My love life was disastrous. I didn’t understand I had any power. Once I understood, I would get up every morning and set a clear intent to bring into my life what I wanted.” It worked.
Nevertheless, Vicente cautions us to remember that taking 100 percent personal responsibility is the key. “It’s impossible to say ‘I created this,’ but this awful reality over here, some other asshole created it!” Vicente laughs. What has applying the information done for him? “I’m far less controlling. I have more fun and more joy. And I love the unknown now. I realize the unknown is where everything I want is.”
The film is astonishing audiences and creating a “tremendous excitement akin to falling in love,” beams Vicente. With concepts about the nature of reality and spirituality backed by leading-edge science as startling as these, do the filmmakers believe the film will successfully penetrate the mainstream? You bet. It has already shattered the limited vision of many a theater distributor who “didn’t want to give the film a booking because they didn’t think the audience for it existed,” says Arntz gleefully.
During its first nine weeks, 46,000 people lined up around the block to view the film. In Oregon and Arizona, theaters sold out and hundreds of people on any given night have been turned away only to return the following night to see it. Many people see the film three or four times.
The filmmakers are thrilled at the reception greeting their film. “ 'Go make known the unknown,' is God’s only mandate for us,” says Vicente. In quantum physics terms, that’s just another way of saying, “Go have a blast!” Christiane Schull has successfully rewired her neural net and is having a blast all over town. __________________________________________________
Quotations from the website www.whatthebleep.com
In the century now dawning, spirituality, visionary consciousness, and the ability to build and mend human relationships will be more important for the fate and safety of this nation than our capacity to forcefully subdue an enemy. Creating the world we want is a much more subtle but more powerful mode of operation than destroying the one we don't want. -Marianne Williamson
. . .the sense of being which in calm hours arises, we know not how, in the soul, is not diverse from things, from space, from light, from time, from man, but one with them and proceeds obviously from the same source. . .Here is the fountain of action and of thought. . .We lie in the lap of immense intelligence. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of being. -Carl Jung
Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade, But do not be disheartened, The source they come from is eternal, growing, Branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you, and this whole world is springing up from it. -Rumi
If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the Kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the Kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.’ - (All the sayings of Jesus gathered from ancient sources and compiled into a single volume for the first time. Compiled by Ricky Alan Mayotte) From "The Complete Jesus." (Pg 71) Jesus
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on. -Winston Churchill
Quit thy childhood, my friend, and wake up! -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end of the search for the ultimate laws of nature.
-Stephen W. Hawking
Consciousness is a being, the nature of which is to be conscious of the nothingness of its being. -Jean-Paul Sartre
Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. -Lewis Carroll
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired. -Stephen W. Hawking
Knowledge is structured in consciousness. The process of education takes place in the field of consciousness; the prerequisite to complete education is therefore the full development of consciousness -- enlightenment. Knowledge is not the basis of enlightenment, enlightenment is the basis of knowledge. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. -Galileo Galilei
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking. -John Maynard Keynes
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. -Giordano Bruno
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. -Chief Seattle
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. -Stephen W. Hawking
...perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens for one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself. -Plato
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become -- to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being. -Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own. -Georg C. Lichtenberg
It gives me a deep comforting sense that ‘things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.’ -Helen Keller
Mind and intelligence are woven into the fabric of our universe in a way that altogether surpasses our understanding. -Freeman Dyson
If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet. -Niels Bohr
The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present. -Chang-Tzu
The warrior steps forth to accept the unknown and challenge disbelief, for if it lies in mind it Is, by God! -Ramtha
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. -Galileo Galilei
We have actually touched the Borderland where Matter and Force seem to merge into one another, the shadowy realm between the Known and Unknown ... I venture to think that the greatest scientific problems of the future will find their solution in this Borderland, and even beyond; here, it seems to me, lie Ultimate Realities, subtle, far-reaching, wonderful. -Sir William Crookes, 1879
Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details. -Albert Einstein
Curiouser and curiouser! -Lewis Carroll
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystical. It is the source of all true art and science. -Albert Einstein
The visible world is the invisible organization of energy.
-physicist Heinz Pagels
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter. -Max Planck, Nobel Prize-winning Father of Quantum Theory
There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come. -Victor Hugo
Cease from practice based on intellectual understanding, pursuing words, and following after speech, and learn the backward step that turns your light inward to illuminate your self. Body and mind of themselves will drop away, and your original face will be manifest. -Dogen
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. -Albert Einstein, in "The New Convergence"
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself. -Archibald MacLeish
If I could take all your words away and give you but a sparse few, they would be: ‘I now know, I am absolute, I am complete, I am God, I am.’ If there were no other words but these, you would no longer be limited to this plane. -Ramtha
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness, in a descending spiral of destruction. The chain reaction of evil must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Category: Ideas, Creativity
25 Aug 2004 @ 05:37 by : violence multiplies violence
substitute with the word "war", how ego driven are the world's politicians not to acknowledge this truth?
26 Aug 2004 @ 05:05 by : More Spiritual Films
The feature film INDIGO will be released in across North America in January,
Last year INDIGO won the prestigious Audience Choice award at the Santa Fe Film
Festival, and is now set to be released in both theaters and churches around the
US and Canada, then in other parts of the world soon after. The attention and
enthusiasm for this film has been unprecedented, and the larger film industry
has begun to take notice. But don't expect INDIGO to be exhibited in an ordinary
way, however. This unusual film deserves an extraordinary release, and that's
exactly what it's going to receive.
Later this week we begin shooting our newest feature film: "INTO ME SEE
(Intimacy)" as part of the growing movement toward producing original films with
spiritually based themes. This is a film that every adult will be able to relate
to in profound ways. One of the greatest lessons any of us can learn is that
intimacy is something we discover within our own hearts, not in or through
someone else. This film follows the journey of two couples who reunite after
years of being apart, finally ready to share the true meaning of love. Shooting
begins this Friday in Ashland, Oregon, and we hope to release it soon after
INDIGO. Dozens of volunteers and film professionals are currently descending
upon the area, so please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for the next
couple of weeks. (Preparations are also underway to begin shooting the Mary
Magdalene movie sometime in the first half of 2005.)
We have been planning a special release for this amazing film for over a year,
and you'll soon see it was worth the wait. Our goal is to do more than release
INDIGO in a few theaters for a week or so, but to give everyone the opportunity
to experience the movie in a new way. Stephen Simon, James Twyman and Neale
Donald Walsch, the three principle people behind INDIGO, will introduce the film
via satellite or phone lead to every theater and church on the opening night,
and possibly even be able to answer questions live. We will be using the latest
technology to make the release of INDIGO a memorable experience for everyone.
Our goal is to have tens of thousands of people view the film the first night,
demonstrating the incredible audience films like INDIGO can attract. This will
only lead the way for many more. It has taken us awhile to put all this
together, but in January everyone will have the chance to see why this has been
such a blessed project.
Final negotiations are in process now, but our plan is to exhibit INDIGO in at
least one theater in most metropolitan areas, and in New Thought churches in
areas where that is not possible. We will keep you informed so you'll know where
the film is being screened near you, and how you can get tickets.
SPIRITUAL CINEMA CIRCLE
Finally, many of you are as committed as we are to getting spiritually based
films into the mainstream. We believe that movies like INDIGO have the potential
of touching millions of people who would not normally be open to these messages.
The SPIRITUAL CINEMA CIRCLE has been a great success in getting films you would
normally not have the chance to see into the homes of thousands of people. If
you haven't checked out their web site and considered being part of this
program, August is a great month to begin. Each month you'll receive two DVD's
with short and feature films that will inspire your life. Please use the
following link which will take you right to the site:
The SPIRITUAL CINEMA CIRCLE
Give it one month, and you're sure to be hooked.
The Beloved Community and
24 Apr 2005 @ 19:18 by R the R @220.127.116.11 : "What the Bleep's hidden agenda?!"
Here are some articles to enlighten you (or whet your apetite for it) about the "enlightened" movie "What the Bleep do We Know?"
I saw it a second time and recommended it to everyone but there were some things about it that seemed off, unusual and curious. I loved many of the principals and told people to get them to watch it, but a friend recommended that I look it up on the web...
I found article after article refuting it for some very good reasons...
I keep forgetting as of late to excercise healthy skepticism... It's such a wise thing to do and essential.
I just wanted to ask you to be careful and thoughtful and not make a boneheaded move of recommending this film if you don't know more about it and bought into it like I did...
Here are some links. You decide..
Thorough review of funky points in the film that for the most part, escape scrutiny by viewers-
This one is AWESOME!!! Shares Ramtha's beliefs as well as talks about the things that people liked about the movie... Fun and informative in a creepy funny way!
For our buddhist friends;
Funny comments on this one a discussion group
A note from a reader on another website-
The first half hour of this film is a lot of fun. I like physics and quantum theory a lot, so I was really looking forward to this film.
Unfortunately, beyond the first 30 minutes the rest of the film was absolute CRAP... rambling, quasi-scientific bullsh** that I maybe would've found cool in 7th grade. When the guy from BTVS tells Marlee Matlin: "It really makes you THINK, doesn't it??" I totally cracked up. If you don't find this stuff funny enough, try the Zsa Zsa look-alike JZ Knight with her booming voice and garbagy feel-good catchphrases. I am not religious at all but even I found her simplistic complaints about organized religion to be irritating. Probably the main reason she's interested in bashing mainstream religion is because she wants you to join her cult, the Ramtha School of Enlightenment (who funded the film), started by our pal JZ who channels a 35,000 year old warrior spirit named Ramtha. This sounds funny but it scares me a bit because I know a lot of people who are searching for some kind of meaning in life through spirituality, and many are willing to accept whatever they're told without taking the time to read the fine print. Which is probably why the Ramtha cult (and the Raelians, and so on and so on...) are absolutely rolling in cash.
Do yourself a favour... do some research on the film and who made it. And keep in mind, experts who were interviewed for the film are now saying they would NEVER have participated in this project if they'd known the film's agenda and how their comments would be edited.
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