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What The Bleep Do We Know Script



[ Clicks ]



[ Blows ]



[ Low Rumbling ]



[ Low Rumbling ]



[ Crackling, Rumbling ]



[ Low Rumbling Continues ]



[ Crackling, Rumbling ]



[ Chattering, Faint ]



[ Man ] What's going on,

and why am I here?



[ Explosion ]



- Where do we come from?

- What do quantum physics--



- Immense quantum mechanical isotopes.

- Physics of possibility.



Quantum mechanics allows--



[ Woman ]

Supreme mind.



- Brain is capable of millions--

- A neural net.



- Cascade of biochemical--

- An emotional response--






The brain does not know

the difference between...



what it sees in its environment

and what it remembers.



We are running

the holodeck.



Whatever way we observe

the world around us--



[ Woman ] So how can you continue

to see the world as real...



if the self that is determining it

to be real is intangible?



[ Popping ]



[ Brakes Squealing ]



[ Woman ] Are all realities

existing simultaneously?



Is there a possibility...



that all potentials

exist side by side?



Have you ever seen yourself through the eyes

of someone else that you have become...



and looked at yourself through the eyes

of the ultimate observer?



[ Man ]

Who are we?



Where do we come from,

what should we do...



and where are we going?



Why are we here? Well,

that is the ultimate question, isn't it?



What is reality?



What I thought was unreal,

now for me...



seems in some ways to be more real

than what I think to be real...



which seems now more

to be unreal.



You can't explain it, um...



and anybody who gets

too lost in try--



anybody who spends too much time

trying to explain it...



is likely to get lost forever

down the rabbit hole of mysteriousness.



I think the more you look

at quantum physics...



the more mysterious

and wondrous it becomes.



Quantum physics...



very succinctly speaking...



is a physics of possibilities.



These are questions--



These are addressing questions, um,

of how the world feels to us...



of-of whether there's a difference

between the way the world feels to us...



and the way it really is.



Have you ever thought about

what thoughts are made of?



I think some of the things

we're seeing with the children today...



is a sign that the culture

is in the wrong paradigm...



and not appreciating

the power of thought.



Every age, every generation

has its built-in assumptions--



That the world is flat,

or that the world is round, et cetera.



There are hundreds

of hidden assumptions...



things we take for granted,

that may or may not be true.



Of course, in the vast majority of cases,

historically, these things aren't true.



So presumably,

if history is any guide...



much about what we take for granted

about the world simply isn't true.



But we're locked into these precepts

without even knowing it oftentimes.



That's a paradigm.



Modern materialism...



strips people of the need

to feel responsible...



and often enough,

so does religion.



But I think if you take quantum mechanics

seriously enough...



it puts the responsibility

squarely in your lap.



And it doesn't give answers

that are clear-cut...



and comforting.



It says, yes, the world is

a very big place. It's very mysterious.



Mechanism is not the answer, but I'm not

gonna tell you what the answer is...



because you're old enough

to decide for yourself.



Is everyone a mystery?



Is everyone an enigma?



They most certainly are.



Asking yourself these deeper questions

opens up new ways of being in the world.



It brings in

a breath of fresh air.



It makes life more joyful.



The real trick to life

is not to be in the know...



but be in the mystery.



[ Beeping, Chittering ]



[ Man Narrating ] Why do we keep

re-creating the same reality?



Why do we keep having

the same relationships?



Why do we keep getting

the samejobs...



over and over again?



In this infinite sea of potentials

that exist around us...



how come we keep re-creating

the same realities?



Isn't it amazing that we have options

and potentials that exist...



but we're unaware of them?



Is it possible that we're so conditioned

to our daily lives...



so conditioned to the way

we create our lives...



that we buy the idea that

we have no control at all?



We've been conditioned

to believe...



that the external world is more real

than the internal world.



This new model of science

says just the opposite--



It says what's happening within us

will create what's happening outside of us.



There's a physical reality

that is absolutely rock-solid...



and yet... it only--



If you wanna put it this way,

it only comes into existence...



when it bumps up against

some other piece of physical reality.



That other piece may be us, and of course,

we're partial to those moments...



but it doesn't

have to be either.



You know, it could be just

some incidental rock comes flying along...



and interacts with

this fuzzy mass of stuff...



and sure enough, it provokes it

into a particular state of existence.



There were philosophers in the past

that said, "Look, if I kick a rock...



and I hurt my toe, that's real."



"I feel that. It feels real.

It's vivid.



And that means

that it's reality.''



But it's still an experience, and it's still

this person's perception of it being real.



Scientific experiments have shown

that if we take a person and, uh...



hook their brains up to certain PET scans

or computer technology...



and ask them to look at

a certain object...



and they watch,

certain areas of the brain light up.



And then they've asked them

to close their eyes...



and now imagine

that same object.



And when they imagine

that same object...



it produced the same areas

of the brain to light up...



as if they were actually

visually looking at it.



So it caused scientists to

back up and ask this question.



So who sees then? Does the brain see?

Or do the eyes see?



And what is reality? Is reality

what we're seeing with our brain...



or is reality what

we're seeing with our eyes?



And the truth is is that the brain

does not know the difference...



between what it sees in its environment

and what it remembers...



because the same specific

neural nets are then firing.



So then it asks the question:

What is reality?



[ Woman ] We're bombarded

by huge amounts of information...



and it's coming into our body,

and we're processing it--



coming in through our sense organs,

and it's percolating up and up...



- and at each step

we're eliminating information.

- [Jingling ]



And finally, what is bubbling up

to consciousness is...



the one that's

the most self-serving.



[ Man ] The brain processes

    billion bits of information a second...



but we're only aware

of      of those.



But our awareness of those      bits

of information...



arejust about the environment,

our body and about time.



[ Rattles ]



[ Man ] We're living in a world where

all we see is the tip of the iceberg--



the classical tip of an immense

quantum mechanical iceberg.



- Hey, wow! You got a lot of shots to develop?

- No.



Oh, bummer.

Well, I'll catch you later.



[ Door Opens, Closes ]



[ Man ] If the brain is processing

    billion bits of information...



and our awareness

is only on     --



- [ Hits Ground ]

- that means reality's happening

in the brain all the time.



It's receiving that information,

and yet we haven't integrated it.



The eyes are like the lens.



But the tape that's really

seeing is the back of the brain.



It's called the visual cortex.

It's right back here.



It's like this camera

and its tape.



Did you know that the brain imprints

what it has the ability to see?



This is important.



For example:



This camera is seeing

a lot more around me...



than what is here...



because it is-- has no objection

and no judgment.



The only movie that's playing

in the brain...



is what we have

the ability to see.



So is it possible our eyes,

our cameras...



see more than what our brain...



has the ability

to consciously project?



[ Woman ]

Well, the way our brain is wired up...



we only see what

we believe is possible.



Um, we match patterns

that already...



uh, exist within ourselves

through conditioning.



So, a wonderful story

that I believe is true...



is that when the Indians--

the Native American Indians...



on the Caribbean Islands saw

Columbus's ships approaching...



they couldn't see them at all.



Because it was so...



unlike anything they had ever seen before,

they couldn't see it.



[ Man ] When Columbus's armada

landed in the Caribbean...



none of the natives

were able to see the ships...



even though they existed

on the horizon.



The reason that they never saw

the ships was because...



they had no knowledge in their brains,

or no experience, that clipper ships existed.



So the shaman starts to notice that

there's ripples out in the ocean,

but he sees no ship...



but he starts to wonder

what's causing the effect.



So every day he goes out

and looks and looks and looks.



And after a period of time,

he's able to see the ships.



And once he sees the ships, he tells

everybody else that ships exist out there.



Because everybody trusted and believed

in him, they saw them also.



[ Explosion ]



[ Man ] We create reality.

We're reality-producing machines.



We create the effects of reality

all the time.



[ Man ] We always perceive something

after reflection in the mirror of memory.



- [ Screaming ]

- [ Gasps ]

- [ Shutter Clicks ]



As far as whether or not we're just living

in a big holodeck or not...



it's a question we don't necessarily

have a good answer to.



I think this is a big philosophical problem

we have to deal with...



in terms of what science

can say about our world...



because we are always

the observer in science.



So we are still

always constrained...



by what is ultimately coming

into the human brain...



that allows us to see and

perceive the things we do.



So it is conceivable that all of this

really is just a great illusion...



that we have no way of really getting

outside of to see what is really out there.



Your brain doesn't know the difference

between what's taking place out there...



and what's taking place in here.



There is no ""out there'' out there

independent of what's going on in here.



You okay? I heard you scream earlier.

Was it another dream?



- [ Mouths Words ]

- You were an Indian...



watching Columbus's ship

materialize out of thin air.






And this medicine man

kept hitting you.



[ Gasps ] Cool. That's--



Hey, maybe it was a past life

or a parallel reality...



or a future life.



Get real.



Or maybe that dream was trying

to tell you the truth.



I guess it just depends

on what you think is real.



Maybe you should try

different anxiety pills.



My pills are fine, okay?

Thank you.



Well, I have to go get dressed.



Mmm. I hope you

feel better, Amanda.



[ Door Closes ]



God, Amanda.

You can be such an asshole.



[ Sighs ]



[ Man ] There actually are choices

in the direction ofhow a life can go...



that are contingent upon

small-level quantum effects...



not being washed out.



First of all, let's talk

about the subatomic world...



and then we'll talk about what

it's telling us about reality.



The first thing I wanna tell you

about the subatomic world...



is it's totally a fantasy created by

mad physicists trying to figure out...



what the heck is goin' on

when they do these little experiments.



By little experiments, I mean big energy

in little spaces in little pieces of time.



It gets pretty nutty

at that realm of things...



and so subatomic physics was invented

to try to figure that all out.



We need a new science down there,

and it's called quantum physics...



and it is subject to a whole

range of debatable hypotheses...



thoughts, feelings, intuitions

as to what the heck is really going on.



Matter is not what we have

long thought it to be.



Uh-- To the scientists, matter has always

been thought of as sort of the ultimate...



in that which is static

and predictable.



Within all the atoms and molecules,

all the space within them...



the particles take up

an insignificant amount of the--



of the volume of an atom or molecule,

the fundamental particles.



The rest of it is vacuum.



What seems to happen is that particles

appear and disappear all the time.



So where do they go

when they're not here?



Now, that question is tricky.



I'm gonna give you two answers--

Answer number one:



They go into

an alternative universe...



where the people in that universe

are asking the same question...



about those particles when

they come into our universe.



They say, "Where do they go?''

[ Chuckles ]



[ Man ] There's a great mystery called

the mystery of the direction of time.



There's a certain sense in which the

fundamental laws of physics that we have...



don't make any interesting distinctions,

say, between past and future.



Um, for example, it's a puzzle from the standpoint

of the fundamental laws of physics...



why we should be able to...



um, remember the past, um...



and not have the same kind

of epistemic access to the future.



It's a puzzle from the standpoint

of these laws...



why we should think something like

by acting now...



we can affect the future

but not the past.



These things-- that we have a different kind

of epistemic access to the past and future...



that we have a different kind

of control by acting now...



over the future

than we do over the past...



these things are so fundamental

to the way we experience the world...



that, um-- um--



that it seems to me,

not to be curious about them is to be...



you know, three-quarters

of the way to being dead.



Wanna shoot some hoops?



Now, you don't have

to be like that.



Come on and play.



Look. He likes you.



Don't you have time for

a little one-on-one?



How long has it been

since you played?



[ Chuckles ] Come on.

You got the ball. Take a shot.



No, no, no, milady.

Not from there. It's out-of-bounds.



You gotta be on the court

to be in play.



[ Sighs ]



Welcome to Duke Reginald's

Court of Unending Possibilities.



[ Sighs ]



- [ Grunts ]

- Court rules-- Gotta sink the last one.



- That hurt.

- It never touched you.



- Right.

- And it's not solid.



This ball is mostly empty.



In fact, the universe

is mostly empty.



[ Man ] We like to think

of space as empty and matter as solid.



But in fact, there is essentially nothing

to matter whatsoever.



It's completely insubstantial.



Take a look at an atom.



We think of it as

a kind ofhard ball.



Then we say,

"Oh, well, not really.



"It's this little tiny point of really

dense matter right at the center...



"surrounded by a kind of

fluffy probability cloud of electrons...



popping in and out

of existence. '



But then it turns out that

that's not even right.



Even the nucleus,

which we think of as so dense...



pops in and out of existence

just as readily as the electrons do.



The most solid thing you can say

about all this insubstantial matter...



is that it's more like

a thought--



it's like a concentrated bit

of information.



[ Man ] What makes up things

are not more things...



but what makes up things are

ideas, concepts, information.



[ Whooshes ]



And like I said,

it never touches.



[ Reginald ]

Those electrons build up a charge...



and push the other electrons

away before they touch.



So nobody touches nothin'.



Come on. Put your stuff down.

Nobody's gonna take it.



Like I said, this is my court.

It's no problem.



[ Sighs ]



- How long has it been?

- I'll be late.



It's only in conscious experience

that it seems that we move forward in time.



In quantum theory, you can also

go backwards in time.



[ Reginald ]

You can always go back in time.



- [ Cheering ]

- [ Shutter Clicking ]



[ Buzzer Buzzes ]



[ Cheering Fades ]



What's the matter?

Remember, it's empty.



How do you know this shit?



I read Dr. Quantum comics. Everybody thinks

it's just kid stuff, but I know it's real.



That's how I do my magic

on the court.



Yeah, I always choose

the wonder boy first.



- He's got the weirding way.

- Well, Dr. Quantum says everybody's got it.



Everybody's doing it.



Doing it constantly,

each and every time you look.



When you ain't lookin',

it's like a wave.



When you are lookin',

it's like a particle.



When you are not looking,

there are waves of possibility.



- [ Ball Bouncing ]

- When you are looking, there

are particles of experience.



[ Man ] Aparticle,

which we think of as a solid thing...



really exists in

a so-called "superposition, '



a spread-out wave

of possible locations...



and it's in all of those

at once.



The instance you check on it...



it snaps intojust one

of those possible positions.



[ Man ]

Quantum superposition implies that...



a particle can be in two or more places

or states simultaneously.



And this is a very bizarre concept, and one

of the hallmarks of the quantum world.



Superheroes use superposition...



with the world being potential strips

of reality until we choose.



Heroes choose what they want--



being in many places at once, experiencing

many possibilities all at once...



and then collapsing on the one.



The question is, how far down

the rabbit hole do you wanna go?



Nice shot.



[ Man ] How can a system or an object be

in two or more states at the same time?



[ Man ] How can a system or an object be

in two or more states at the same time?



[ Man ] It's very easy--

Instead of thinking of things as things.



We all have a habit of thinking that

everything around us is already a thing...



existing without my input,

without my choice.



You have to banish

that kind of thinking.



Instead,you really

have to recognize...



that even the material world

around us--



the chairs, the tables, the rooms,

the carpet-- camera included--



all of these are nothing but

possible movements of consciousness.



And I'm choosing moment to moment

out of those movements...



to bring my actual experience

into manifestation.



This is the only radical thinking

that you need to do.



But it is so radical--

It's so difficult...



because our tendency is that the world

is already out there...



independent of my experience.



It is not. Quantum physics

has been so clear about it.



Heisenberg himself,

codiscoverer of quantum physics...



said atoms are not things,

they're only tendencies.



So, instead of thinking

of things...



you have to think

of possibilities.



They're all possibilities

of consciousness.



You now can see in numerous labs

around the United States...



objects that are large enough

to be seen by the naked eye...



and they are in

two places simultaneously.



- You can actually take a photograph of that.

- [ Shutter Clicks ]



Now, I suppose if you showed a photograph,

they'd say, ""Oh. Great.



""Here's this nice blob of colored light,

and I see there's...



""a bit of it over here and another bit--

So you've got a picture of two dots.



What's the big deal?''



You say, ""Look right in the chamber.

You can see it right there.''



""I see two things there.''

""No, no. That's not two things--



That's one thing.

It's the same thing in two places.''



I'm not sure that people's

jaw would drop about it...



because I think--



I don't think people

really believe it.



And I don't mean that people say, ""Oh, you're

lying,'' or ""Oh, the scientists are confused.''



I-I think it is so mysterious that you

can't even understand how amazing it is.



And then, furthermore,

you've seen Star Trek and whatnot.



""Beam me up, Scotty.''

So it all seems sort of...



""Oh, well, what does

that really mean?''



But you've gotta really stop and

think about what that means--



That it's the same object

and it's in two places at once.



When people tinker in the lab, and they get

angry about things, and they have lunch...



and they go home

and they lead their lives...



just as though nothing

utterly astounding is happening...



because that's how

you have to go about it--



And yet, there's this

completely amazing magic...



sitting right in front

of your eyes.



[ Man ] Quantum physics

calculates only possibilities...



but if we accept this,

then the question immediately comes...



who, what, chooses among

these possibilities...



to bring the actual event

of experience?



So we directly, immediately see

that consciousness must be involved.



The observer cannot be ignored.



[ Man ] We know what an observer does

from a point of view of quantum physics...



but we don't know

who or what the observer actually is.



Doesn't mean we haven't tried to find

an answer. We've looked.



We've gone inside of your head.

We've gone into every orifice you have...



to find something

called an observer.



And there's nobody home.

There's nobody in the brain.



There's nobody in the cortical regions

of the brain.



There's nobody in the subcortical regions

or the limbic regions of the brain.



There's nobody there

called an observer.



And yet, we all have this experience

of being something called an observer...



observing the world out there.



Is this the observer...



and which is so intricate

to understanding...



the wacky, weird world...



of quantum particles

and how they react?



Is this then the observer?



[ Man ] In my modeling,

the observer is the spirit...



inside the four-layer biobodysuit.



And so, it's like

the ghost in the machine.



It is the consciousness

that's driving the vehicle...



and it is observing

the surround.



The four layers of the biobodysuit

have all kinds of sensory systems...



to pick up signatures

from the surround.



[ Horn Honking ]



[ Dog Barking ]



[ Woman ]

Aw. Good boy.



[ Chattering ]



[ Shutter Clicking ]



[ Shutter Clicking ]



[ Shutter Clicking ]



[ Phone Ringing, Vibrating ]



Where the hell are you?

I've got a studio full of people...



but, oh, my God.!



There's no photographer.



Where, oh, where

can she be?




Loch Ness monster?



Or a hot date?



In Washington, D.C., the so-called

murder capital of the world...



there was a big experiment

in the summer of      ...



where      volunteers came

from a hundred countries...



to collectively meditate for long periods

of time throughout the day.



It was predicted in advance

that with such a sized group...



you would have a   % drop

in violent crime...



as defined by the F.B.I.

in Washington that summer.



Well, the chief of police

went on television saying that...



"Look. It's gonna

take two feet of snow...



to reduce crime by   % in

Washington, D.C. this summer.''



But by the end, the police department became

a collaborator and author of this study...



because the results in fact showed a   %

drop in violent crime in Washington, D.C....



which we could predict

on the basis of    previous studies...



that had already been done

on a smaller scale.



This leads naturally

to wonder do people--



are people affecting the world

of reality that they see?



You betcha they are.



Every single one of us

affects the reality that we see...



even if we try to hide

from that and play victim.



We all are doin' it.



Just tell me

where you are.



Good. But hurry,

will ya, please?



- Because these models

are giving me a headache.

- Ten minutes!



- [ Sighs ]

- [ Rattling ]



Oh-- [ Muttering ]



- [ Train Departing ]

- [ Gasps ]



[ Woman ] Our subway exhibit comes to us

from Japan and Mr. Masaru Emoto.



Mr. Emoto became

terribly interested...



in the molecular structure

of water and what affects it.



Now, water is the most receptive

of the four elements.



Mr. Emoto thought perhaps

it would respond to nonphysical events.



So he set up a series of studies,

applied mental stimuli...



and photographed it with

a dark field microscope.



This first picture is a picture

of water from the Fujiwara Dam.



And this picture

is the same water...



after receiving a blessing

from a Zen Buddhist monk.



Now in this next

series of pictures...



Mr. Emoto printed out words,

taped them to bottles of distilled water...



and left them out overnight.



This first photograph is the picture

of the pure distilled water--



just the essence

of itself.



These subsequent photographs,

as you can see, are each different.



This is the

"Chi of Love.''



And we move along here

to "Thank You. '



And you can see where he taped that,

uh, to this bottle here.



But if you read Japanese,

you already knew that. [ Chuckles ]



Now, Mr. Emoto speaks of

the thought or intent...



being the driving force

in all of this.



The science of how that actually

affects the molecules is unknown...



except to the water molecules,

of course.



And it's really fascinating

when you keep in mind...



that   % of our bodies

are water.



Makes you wonder,

doesn't it?



If thoughts can do that

to water...



imagine what our thoughts

can do to us.



[ Train Approaching ]



Absolutely thought alone

can completely change the body.



Most people don't affect reality

in a consistent, substantial way...



because they don't

believe they can.



They write an intention...



and then they erase it,

because they think that's silly--



I mean-- I can't do that. And then they

write it again, and then they erase it.



So time average,

it's a very small effect.



And it really comes down to the fact that

they believe they can't do it.



If you accept with every

rudiment of your being...



that you will walk on water,

will it happen?



Yes, it will.



But you know, it's, uh--

it's like positive thinking.



It's a wonderful idea,

positive thinking...



but what it usually means is that I have

a little smear of positive thinking...



covering a whole mass

of negative thinking.



So thinking positive is

not really thinking positive.



It's just disguising the negative thinking

that we have.



When we think of things, then we make

the reality more concrete than it is...



and that's why we become stuck.



We become stuck

in the sameness of reality.



Because if reality is concrete, obviously,

I am insignificant. I cannot really change it.



But if reality is my possibility--

possibility of consciousness itself--



then immediately comes the question

of how can I change it?



How can I make it better?

How can I make it happier?



You see how we are extending

the image of ourselves?



In the old thinking,

I cannot change anything...



because I don't have

any role at all in reality.



Reality is already there. It's material

objects moving in their own way...



from deterministic laws...



and mathematics determines

what they will do in a given situation.



I, the experiencer,

have no role at all.



In the new view, yes,

mathematics can give us something.



It gives us the possibilities

that all these movements can assume.



But it cannot give us the actual experience

that I'll be having in my consciousness.



I choose that experience.



And therefore, literally,

I create my own reality.



It may sound like a tremendous,

bombastic claim by some New Agey...



without any understanding

of physics whatsoever...



but really quantum physics

is telling us that.



[ Electronica ]



[ Woman Singing

In Foreign Language ]



[ Door Closes ]




How was the shoot?



Sucked. [ Sighs ]



-  [ Continues ]

- [ Stomps ]



Your boss called.

He's worried about you.



[ Ends ]



Amanda, I wanna thank you

for letting me stay here.



I know I'm a bit much sometimes...



and that it's been tough after Bob and all.

[ Raspberries, Laughs ]



And, um,you'vejust

been so wonderful.



I mean, I make a mess and--



Well, I clean up afterwards,

but it's not really your style.



Sometimes I think

you make me sane.



Me? [ Laughs ]



The day I make someone sane,

they're in trouble. [ Laughs ]



Anyway, um...



I made you something

as a thank-you gift.



Open it.



I went through your pictures

and picked my favorite ones.



And it took me forever because there are

so many good ones. [ Laughs ]






That's for all the wonderful photos

you will be taking.



- Oh!

- I've had a strange day.



Thank you.



[ Voices Overlapping, Echoing ]

What is my life? Why is your life?



What is the purpose oflife?



Where am I going?

What happens when I die?



- Why is there anything at all?

- What is reality?



[ Man At Exhibit ]

It makes you wonder, doesn't it?



If thoughts can

do that to water...



imagine what our thoughts

can do to us.



[ Water Running ]



- [ Voices Overlapping ] These--

- Reality comes down to experiences.



- Is this--

- Successful--



Have you ever thought about

what thoughts are made of.



Is there a substance of thought?



[ Roommate ] I guess itjust depends on

what you think is real.



[ Reginald ] The world

being possible timelines of reality...



until we choose.



[ Woman ] Are all realities in the

quantum field existing simultaneously?



- [ Man ] My definition of an addiction

is something--

- [ Voices Overlapping ]



- Something that you can't stop.

- [ Man ] There are different worlds

in which we live.



There's the macroscopic world that we see.

There's the world of our cells.



There's the world of our atoms.

There's the world of our nuclei.



These are each

totally different worlds.



They have their own language.

They have their own mathematics.



They're notjust smaller--

Each is totally different.



But they're complementary,

because I am my atoms...



but I am also my cells.



I'm also my

macroscopic physiology.



It's all true.

They're just different levels of truth.



The deepest level of truth uncovered

by science and by philosophy...



is the fundamental truth

of unity.



At that deepest subnuclear level

of our reality...



you and I are literally one--



[ Echoing ]

one-- one-- one--



- [ Birds Twittering ]

- I wake up in the morning...



and I consciously create my day

the way I want it to happen.



Now, sometimes...



because my mind is examining

all the things that I need to get done...



it takes me a little bit to settle down

and get to the point...



of where I am actually

intentionally creating my day.



But here's the thing.

When I create my day...



and out of nowhere

little things happen...



that are so unexplainable...



I know that they are the process

or the result of my creation.



And the more I do that,

the more I build a neural net in my brain...



that I accept that

that's possible...



it gives me the power and the incentive

to do it the next day.



[ Man Singing ]



[ Woman ] In addiction,

we have a supreme, beautiful opportunity...



to decipher

the difference between...



our intangibility of

our nobleness of character...



and the day-to-day business

ofhow that character is revealed...



in a three-dimensional world

through our bodies.



[ Singing Continues ]



[ Shutter Clicks ]



- [ Shutter Clicks ]

- [ Recessional ]



- I hate weddings.

- [ Woman ] And what we will learn...



is that addiction is...



the feeling of

a chemical rush...



that is cascaded

through the bodies...



through a whole assortment

of glands and ductless glands...



and through the spinal fluid--



a feeling that

some would call...



a sexual fantasy.



It only takes one sexual fantasy

for a man to have a hard-on.



In other words, it only takes

one thought here...



for a man to have

an erection in his member.



And yet, there was nothing

outside of him that gave him that.



It was what was within him

that gave him that.



- [ Ends ]

- Oh. Oh.



[ Chuckles ] Hey, Amanda.

I-I didn't know you were there.






A wedding?



Come on, Frank!

[ Mouths Words ]



This is a good assignment,

if you'd see it that way.



What's to see?



""I do.'' They did.



Aw, God, Amanda. I mean,

y-you live in your past...



and everything with you

is about ""what happened.''



You hate churches. You hate weddings.

You hate guys.



[ Sighs ]



Now I want you to go

scope it out.



Don't need to.

I got married there.



I know. I took the pictures,




You got too many memories

clouding your vision.



Oh, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda.



You know you're the best

technical photographer I have.



And I wanna have

some great pictures.



You know what?

You need a good Polish wedding.



- And watch out for

those good Catholic boys, huh?

- You mean the priests?



- [ Laughs ] Come on. Get outta here.

- Bye.



When I was younger, um...



I had lots of ideas

about what God was.



And now I realize

I'm not conscious enough...



to truly understand

what that concept means.



That I am at one with the great being

that made me and brought me here...



and that formed the galaxies

and the universes, et cetera--



how did that get

taken out of religion?



It was not hard.



Most of the problems that religion

and various philosophical movements...



down through the centuries

have produced...



have been errors because

that's where they're started--



That God is a distinct

separate being from us...



to whom I must offer worship,

whom I must cultivate...



humor, please and hope to attain

a reward from at the very end of my life.



That is not what God is.



That is a blasphemy.



God is such a broad thing...



um, some parts of which--

most of the parts of which...



that are associated

with organized religion...



is something that

I sort of recoil at.



It's something I think has done a lot

ofharm to the world, done harm to women...



done harm to oppressed peoples,

done harm to the World Trade Center.



And yet, and the same point...



we have the epitome

of a great science.



The closest science

has ever come...



to explaining Jesus'

interpretation that...



the mustard seed was larger

than the kingdom ofheaven...



and the only science that can fit into

that analogy is quantum physics.



Now, we have--



we have great technology...



from antigravity magnets...



and magnetic fields--

zero-point energy--



We have all that, and we still have

this ugly, superstitious...



backwater concept of God.



[ Man ] People fall into line very readily

when they're threatened...



by these cosmic sentences

of everlasting punishment.



But this is not how God is.



And once you start to question the

traditional images, caricatures of God...



people feel you are

an agnostic or an atheist...



or a subverter

of the social order.



God must be greater than the greatest

of human weaknesses...



and indeed...



the greatness of human skill.



That God must even transcend

our most remarkable...



to emulate nature

in its absolute splendor.



How can any man or woman sin against

such a greatness of mind?



How can any one

little carbon unit...



on Earth in the backwaters of...



indeed, the Milky Way,

the boondocks...



betray God Almighty?



That is impossible.



The height of arrogance

is the height of control...



of those who create God

in their own image.



- [ Shutter Clicking ]

- [ Man ] I now present to you...



- Mr. and Mrs. Richard ""Buck'' Filipowski.

- [ Recessional ]



- [ Cheering ]

- [ Shutter Clicking ]



[ Continues ]



[ Ends ]



[ Woman ]

Brain, when it fires its thoughts...



is likened unto the landscape

of a thundercloud.



And the synaptic cleft

is the sky between...



- the storm and the Earth--

the Earth receptor sight.

- [ Electricity Crackling ]



And you see this

foreboding dark cloud...



boiling in the sky...



and you see electrical impulses

moving through it...



veins of electric light...



and then you see it

hit the ground.



- The brain looks like a thunderstorm--

- [ Electricity Crackling ]



when it is presenting

a coherent thought.



- So no one is ever seeing the thought.

- [ Thunderclap ]



What they do see

in neurophysics...



is that they see

a storm raging...



around different quadrants

of the brain.



- [ Thunder Rumbling ]

- Those are areas that are mapped in the body...



and what a person

must be responding to--



a holographic image--



rage, murder, hate...



compassion, love.



[ Man ] The brain does not know

the difference between...



what it sees in its environment

and what it remembers...



because the same specific

neural nets are then firing.



The brain is made up of tiny

nerve cells called "neurons. '



These neurons have tiny

branches that reach out...



and connect to other neurons

to form a neural net.



Each place where they connect

is incubated into a thought or a memory.



Now, the brain builds up all its concepts

by the law of associative memory.



For example, ideas,

thoughts and feelings...



are all constructed and interconnected

in this neural net...



- and all have a possible relationship

with one another.

- [ Electricity Crackling ]



The concept and the feeling

oflove, for instance...



is stored in this

vast neural net.



But we build the concept oflove

from many other different ideas.



- Some people have love

connected to disappointment.

- [ Moaning ]



When they think about love,

they experience the memory of pain...



sorrow, anger

and even rage.



Rage may be linked to hurt,

which may be linked to a person...



which then is

connected back to love.



We build up models of how

we see the world outside of us.



And the more information that we have, the

more we refine our model one way or another.



And what we ultimately do

is tell ourselves a story...



about what the outside world is.



Any information that we process, any information

that we take in from the environment...



is always colored by the experiences

that we've had...



and an emotional response that we're having

to what we're bringing in.



Who is in the driver's seat when we control

our emotions or we respond to our emotions?



We know physiologically that nerve cells

that fire together wire together.



If you practice something over and over,

those nerve cells have a long-term relationship.



If you get angry on a daily basis,

if you get frustrated on a daily basis...



if you suffer

on a daily basis...



if you give reason for

the victimization in your life...



you're rewiring and reintegrating

that neural net on a daily basis...



and that neural net now has

a long-term relationship...



with all those other nerve cells

called an ""identity.''



We also know that nerve cells that don't

fire together no longer wire together.



They lose their

long-term relationship...



because every time

we interrupt...



the thought process that produces

a chemical response in the body--



every time we interrupt it, those nerve

cells that are connected to each other...



start breaking

the long-term relationship.



When we start interrupting

and observing...



not by stimulus and response

and that automatic reaction...



but by observing

the effects it takes...



then we are no longer

the body-mind conscious emotional person...



that's responding to its environment

as if it is automatic.



- [ Rock ]

- [ Cheering, Applauding ]



[ Continues, Indistinct ]



[ Man ] Does that mean

emotions are good or emotions are bad?



No, emotions are designed

so that it reinforces chemically...



something into

long-term memory.



That's why we have them.



All emotion is

is holographically imprinted chemicals.



The most sophisticated pharmacy

in the universe is in here.



[ Man ] There's a part of the brain

called the hypothalamus...



and the hypothalamus

is like a little mini factory...



and it is a place that

assembles certain chemicals...



that matches certain emotions

that we experience.



And those particular chemicals

are called "peptides. '



They're small-chain

amino acid sequences.



The body's basically

a carbon unit...



that makes about    different

amino acids altogether...



to formulate its

physical structure.



The body is

a protein-producing machine.



In the hypothalamus, we take

small-chain proteins called peptides...



and we assemble them into certain

neuropeptides or neurohormones...



that match the emotional states

that we experience on a daily basis.



So there's chemicals for anger,

and there's chemicals for sadness...



and there's chemicals

for victimization.



There's chemicals for lust.

There's a chemical that matches...



every emotional state

that we experience.



And the moment that we experience that

emotional state in our body or in our brain...



that hypothalamus will immediately

assemble the peptide...



and then releases it through the pituitary

into the bloodstream.



The moment it makes it

into the bloodstream...



it finds its way to different centers

or different parts of the body.



Now, every single cell

in the body...



- has these receptors on the outside.

- [ Shutter Clicking ]



[ Woman ] Now one cell can have

thousands of receptors...



studding its surface,

kind of opening up to the outside world.



And when a peptide

docks on a cell...



it literally, uh,

like a key going into a lock...



sits on the receptor surface

and attaches to it...



and kind of moves

the receptor...



and kind oflike a doorbell buzzing,

sends a signal into the cell.



- [ Buzzing ]

- It's party time!



[ Rock ]



[ Shutter Clicking ]



- [ Chattering ]

- [ Shutter Clicks ]



[ Piano ]



[ Man ]

What happens in adulthood...



is that most of us who've had

our glitches along the way...



are operating in

an emotionally detached place...



or we're operating

as if today were yesterday.



- What is it?

- Mixed.



[ Man ]

In either the disconnected place...



or the overly emotional

reactive place...



because they've gone

to an earlier time in reality...



the person is not operating

as an integrated whole.



[ Rock ]



[ Shutter Clicks ]



[ Shutter Clicks ]



- [ Continues ]

- [ Shutter Clicking ]



Along the outside

of the cell...



are these billions

of receptor sites...



that are really just receivers

of incoming information.



A receptor that has a peptide

sitting in it, um...



changes the cell in many ways.



It sets off a whole cascade

ofbiochemical events...



some of which wind up with changes

in the actual nucleus of the cell.



- [ Shutter Clicks ]

- Hi.



When I grow up, I want to become

a photographer just like you.



- Oh?

- Got any tips?



- Take lots of pictures.

- Thanks!



Each cell is

definitely alive...



and, uh, each cell

has a consciousness...



particularly if we define




as the point of view

of an observer.



There is always

the perspective of the cell.



[ Male Cell Grumbles ]



[ Female Cell Murmurs ]



[ Male Cell #  Indistinct ]



[ Woman ]

In fact, the cell is...



the smallest unit

of consciousness in the body.



I'm hungry!



- [ Disco ]

- Oh. Yeah.



- [ Disco ]

- Oh. Yeah.



[ Male Cell ] Oh,yeah.!



- We've commandeered an entire serving platter.

- [ Belching ]



[ Grunts ]



[ Exhales ]



- [ Dance ]

- [ Grunts ]



Yeah! Keep it coming.

Keep it coming. Yeah.



- Delicious.

- Oh, yeah. Oh.



[ Belches ]



Well, my definition of an addiction

is something really simple:



something that you can't stop.



[ Continues ]



Don't make me suffer please.

Oh, I hurt!



[ Gasping ]



[ Man ] We bring to ourselves

situations that will fulfill...



the biochemical craving

of the cells of our body...



by creating situations that

meet our chemical needs.



It always happens to me.



- Every day!

- Why me?



And the addict will always

need a little bit more...



in order to get a rush or a high

of what they're looking for chemically.



Don't tell me to calm down!

You're always bossing me around.



So my definition really means that if you

can't control your emotional state...



you must be addicted to it.



Oh, I knew

this was gonna happen.



That's not what we agreed upon.!

You're not going to screw me--



[ Man ]

Why don't you read the contract?



- You won't do anything, so I will.

- No, no, ma'am.



Don't dip your half-eaten shrimp

back into the cocktail sauce.



Screw you and your health codes!

I am the bride's sister.



I'll stick my ass in the cocktail sauce

if I damn well please.



What are you standing there for? Get out and

serve. Make sure everybody has a full platter.



Fun, fun, fun.!

Listen, Steven.



You won't do anything

about it, so--



[ Girl's Voice ]

I want to be a photographerjust like you.



[ Man Shouting, Indistinct ]



[ People Shouting, Murmuring ]



- [ Continues ]

- [ Belches ]



[ Shutter Clicking ]



[ Ends ]



So how can anyone really say

they're in love with a specific person...



for example?



They're only in love

with the anticipation...



of the emotions

they're addicted to.



Because the same person could fall out

of favor the next week by not complying.



My goodness, doesn't that

change the landscape...



of our emotional outlook

on personal needs and identities?



[ Rock ]



- [ Moaning ]

- [ Grunts ]



Oh, yeah.






- [ Shutter Clicks ]

- Amanda!



[ Continues ]



- [ Needle Scratches ]

- How can you not fucking see?



No! No, no, no, no.



You got the--

the punch line wrong.



It's a--

It's a photographer's joke.



Go on about your, uh--



- Uh, music?

- [ Rock ]



Are-- Are you okay?



Well, I--



I saw that groom

fucking some girl!



Uh, when?



Just now!



I was with the, uh--

the groom--



Hey, I can read lips!



Uh, I'm sorry. Uh, I was

with the groom just now.



Yeah, he loves Paulette.



- Where?

- [ Mouthing Words ]



[ Woman Laughs ]



- [ Laughs ]

- [ Man Clears Throat ]



Polacks-- They all

look the same in a tux.



You're not Polish,

are-- Uh, hi.



- Thanks. Here.

- [ Exhales ]



This-- This'll help.



- Oh, thank you.

- No problem. [ Clears Throat ]



That was in my mouth.

Forget it.



[ Continues ]



[ Exhales ]



So, what's your name?



- Elliot. Hi.

- Yeah.



- It's a--

- I'm Amanda.



Hey, Amanda. I should've

asked you what your name--



- You photograph a lot of weddings?

- Yeah. I hate it.



I'm doing the thing again

with my hands. I'm sorry.



We are emotions

and emotions are us.



Again I can't separate




When you consider that, um...



every aspect

of your digestion...



every sphincter

that opens and closes...



every group of cells that

come in for nourishment...



and then moves out to, um...



heal something

or repair something--



Those are all under the influence

of the molecules of emotion.



I mean,

it's this total buzz.



[ Man ]

So you ask if emotions are bad.



Emotions are not bad.

They're life.



They color the richness of our experience.

It's our addiction that's the problem.



The thing that most people

don't realize is that...



when they understand

that they are addicted to emotions--



- Another drink?

- [ Man ] it's notjust psychological.



It's biochemical.

Think about this.



Heroin uses the same receptor mechanisms

on the cells...



that our emotional

chemicals use.



It's easy to see then that

if we can be addicted to heroin...



then we can be addicted

to any neural peptide, any emotion.



- To the groom!

- To the groom.






- What's up, guys?

- What's up, man?



- Hello.

- What do we need?



- Some foxes.

- Who put out.



Yeah, baby!









[ Woman ] The relevant search command

that's going on...



is related to finding

a certain emotional state.



I mean, we can't even

direct our eyes...



without having

an emotional aspect to it.



[ Cow Moos ]



[ Dog Barks ]



[ Cow Moos ]



Oh. Oh, gosh.



She wouldn't fall for me.



Oh, mama! Whoo!



What the hell

are you waitin'for?



Come on, ya little pussies!

Geez! I can't believe you guys!



What are you-- Ooh.! Come on. Come on.

Just get the hell out of the way.



[ Exhales ]

Hi there, honey!



Come on, baby.

You know you want it.



Oh, don't give me that look.






what about people

who are addicted to sex?



[ Male Cell Muttering ]






- Whew.!

- Hello there, big boy.



Is there a rocket in your pocket,

or are you just happy to see me?



[ Giggling ]



[ Giggling Continues ]



[ Wolf Whistle ]



The lights are on



But you're not home



Your mind is not your own



- Yeow!

-  Your heart sweats



Your body shakes



Your kiss is what it takes



You can't sleep, oh



You can't eat



There's no doubt

you're in deep



Your throat is tight

You can't breathe



Another kiss

is all you need



Whoa,you like to think



That you're immune

to the stuff



-  Oh,yeah

- [ Cells Muttering ]



It's closer to the truth

to say you can't get enough



You know you're gonna have to face it

You're addicted to love



You see the signs

but you can't read



You're running at

a different speed



-  Your heart beats in double time

- Snap out of it! Over here!



Another kiss

and you'll be mine



A one-track mind

You can't be saved



Oblivion is all you crave



If there's some



- I want to hear some--

- Hold on.



Would you not touch anything?

That's very expensive equipment. All right?



Whoa,you like to think



That you're immune

to the stuff



Oh, yeah



- [ Belches ]

- I want to hear some polka music, okay?



These people want to hear some polka music.

You can't have a Polish wedding...



- without polka music.!

-  Might as well face it

You're addicted to love



Might as well face it




No! Would you leave it alone?

Keep your-- [ Bleeps ]



How can you have a Polish wedding

without any-- [ Bleeps ] Polish music?



- Get your-- [ Bleeps ] hands off my equipment!

- [ Gasping ]



- [ Train Whistle Blows ]

- Like I said before...



it ain't a Polish wedding

without a polka!



[ Polka ]



[ Ends ]



[ Slow Rock ]



[ Crowd Chattering, Applauding ]



[ Woman ]

Our mind literally creates our body.



So it all starts in the cell.

The cell is a protein-producing machine...



but it gets its signal

from the brain.



One of the things about receptors is

they change in their sensitivity.



If a given receptor for a given drug

or internal juice...



is being bombarded for a long time

at a high intensity...



it will literally shrink up.



There will be less of them.



Or it will be hooked up

in such a way...



that it is desensitized

or downregulated.



So the same amount of drug

or internal juice...



will elicit

a much smaller response.



[ Thunderclap ]



[ Cells Whimpering ]



- [ Bombs Whistle ]

- [ Whimpering Continues ]



[ Machine Gun Fire ]



[ Gun Fire Continues ]



[ Screams ]



If we're bombarding the cell with

the same attitude and the same chemistry...



over and over again

on a daily basis...



when that cell finally

decides to divide...



when it produces a sister cell

or a daughter cell...



that next cell will have

more receptor sites...



for those particular

emotional neuropeptides...



and less receptor sites...



for vitamins, minerals,

nutrients, fluid exchange...



or even the release

of waste products or toxins.



Now, all aging is the result

of improper protein production.



What happens when we age?



Our skin gets--

loses elasticity.



Well, elastin is a protein.



What happens to our enzymes?

We don't digest as well.



What happens

to our synovial fluid?



Those are proteins that

become brittle and stiff.



What happens to our bones?

They become thin.



So all aging is a result

of improper protein production.



So then the question arises...



does it really matter

what we eat?



And does nutrition

really have an effect...



if the cell doesn't even

have the receptor sites...



after    years

of emotional abuse...



to even receive,

or to let in...



the nutrients that are

necessary for its health?



[ No Audible Dialogue ]



Okay, guys. It's time

for a course correction...



on our trajectory, along

the path of our adventure.



And that course correction is

the movement to a new paradigm...



just an expansion of the old--



just as the universe is larger than

we thought it was in our modeling.



And it's always

larger than we think it is.



I hate you.



[ Sighs ]



I hate you.



[ Screams ]



You idiot!



You suck! Look at you!



You're fat! You're ugly!



You are worth nothing!

You're getting old!



I hate you!

[ Panting ]



[ Water Dripping ]



It makes you wonder,

doesn't it?



If thoughts

can do that to water...



imagine what our thoughts

can do to us.



[ Woman ]

No one has ever came along...



and ever given you sufficient,

intelligent knowledge...



about your beautiful self--



how you work

from the inside out.



Why do you have addictions?

Because you have nothing better.



You have dreamt

of nothing better...



because no one has ever

taught you how to dream better.



[ Laughing ]



[ Woman ] Do I think that you are bad?

I don't think you're bad.



Do I think you're good?

I don't think you're good either.



I think you're God.



[ Laughing Continues ]



In general, the field

of psychiatry really doesn't...



allow for enough...



freedom of action

on people's part...



meaning an awful lot of problems--

not all of them, to be sure...



but an awful lot of problems that

get labeled as psychological problems...



really amount to people

making rotten choices.



And they ought to be instructed

to make different ones.



Can I--



Wow. [ Laughs ]



um, borrow some toothpaste?






[ Man ]

When I talk about "we'disappearing...



I don't mean that

we physically disappear.



What I mean is that we move out

of the area of the brain...



that has to do with

our personality...



that has to do with our association

to people, our association to places...



our association to things

and times and events.



We don't exist in the associative centers

in our brain...



that reaffirms our identity

and reaffirms our personality.



For the average person

in the world who lives life...



and considers their life

boring or uninspiring...



it's because they've

made no attempt...



to gain knowledge and information

that will inspire them.



They're so hypnotized

by their environment...



through the media,

through television...



through people living

and creating ideals...



that everybody struggles

to become...



that no one can actually




in terms of physical




and definitions

of beauty and valor...



that are all illusions...



that most people surrender

and live their life in mediocracy.



And they may live that life

and the soul may never really--



their desire may never

really rise to the surface...



so they may want to be

something else.



But if it does rise

to the surface...



and, uh, they ask themselves

if there is something more--



Or, why am I here?

What is the purpose of life?



Where am I going?

What happens when I die?



They start to ask

those questions.



They start to flirt and interact

with the perception...



that they may be having

a nervous breakdown...



and in reality, what they're doing is

that their old concepts...



ofhow they viewed their life and the world

start to fall apart.



We're in completely new

territory in our brain...



and because we're in

completely new territory...



we're rewiring the brain...



literally reconnecting

to a new concept.



Then ultimately it changes us

from the inside out.



If I change my mind,

will I change my choices?



If I change my choices,

will my life change?



Why can't I change?

What am I addicted to?



What will I lose that

I'm chemically attached to...



and what person, place,

thing, time or event...



that I'm chemically attached to

that I don't want to lose...



because I may have to experience

the chemical withdrawal from that?



Hence the human drama.



[ Answering Machine Beeps ]



Amanda, it's Bob,

and I'm just calling to say...



I hope that

you can come tonight.



I really want to see you.

I, uh, really want to talk to ya.



I know we can work things out.



[ Woman ]

What's the only planet in the Milky Way...



that has habitation

that is steeped...



in enormous subjugation

of religion?



You know why that is?



It's because people

have set up right and wrong.



[ Man ] If I do this,

I'm going to get punished by God.



If I do the other thing,

I'm going to get rewarded.



This is a really

poor description...



that tries to map out a path in life

for us to follow...



but with deplorable results.



Because there really is

no such thing as good or bad.



We're judging things far

too superficially that way.



Does that mean you're in favor of sin

and licentiousness and depravity? No.



It simply means

that you need to improve...



your expression and understanding

of what you're dealing with here.



There are things that I do,

and I know they'll evolve me.



There are other things

that will not evolve me.



But it's not good or bad.

There's no God waiting to punish you...



because you did

one or the other.



[ Woman ]

There is no God condemning people.



Everyone is gods.



At the same time,

God is, um--



is this sort of

placeholder name...



for those parts

of our experience of the world...



which are somehow transcendent,

somehow sublime.



I have no idea what God is.



Yet I have an experience

that God is.



There is something very real

about this presence called God...



although I have no idea

how to define God...



to see God as a person

or a thing.



I can't-- I can't seem

to do it.



It's kind of like asking a human being

to explain what God is...



is similar to asking a fish to explain

the water in which the fish swims.



God is a superposition of

all the spirit from all things.



[ Woman ]

You are a God in the making...



and you have to walk this path.



But someday,you have

to love the abstract...



as much as you love

the condition of addiction.



The only way that I will

ever be great to myself...



is not what I do to my body...



but what I do to my mind.



[ Man ] So if we're consciously

designing our destiny...



and if we're consciously,

from a spiritual standpoint...



throwing in

with the idea...



that our thoughts can affect our reality

or affect our life...



'cause reality equals life...



then I have this little pact that I have

when I create my day.



I say, ""I'm taking this time

to create my day...



""and I'm infecting

the quantum field.



""Now, if in fact the observer's watching me

the whole time that I'm doing this...



""and there is a spiritual

aspect to myself...



""then show me a sign today

that you paid attention...



"to any one of these things

that I created...



"and bring them in a way

that I won't expect...



"so I'm as surprised at my ability

to be able to experience these things...



and make it so that I have no doubt

that it's come from you.''



So the brain is capable of millions

of different things...



that people just

really should learn...



how incredible they actually are and

how incredible their minds actually are...



and that not only do they have this

unbelievable thing within their head...



that can do so many things for them

and can help us learn

and can actually change and adapt...



it can make us something better

than what we actually are...



and it can actually help us

to transcend ourselves--



There may be some way

that it can actually take us...



to a higher level

of our existence...



where we can actually understand

the world in a deeper way...



where we can understand our relationship

to things and people in a deeper way...



and we can ultimately make more meaning

for ourselves in our world.



We can show that there's

a spiritual part of our brain...



but it's a part that we all can have access

to and it's something that we can all do.



[ Man ]

We have to formulate what we want...



and be so concentrated on it

and so focused on it...



and have so much

of our awareness of it...



that we lose track

of ourselves.



We lose track of time.



We lose track

of our identity.



And the moment we become so involved

in that experience...



that we lose track of ourselves,

we lose track of time...



that picture is the only

picture that's real.



And everybody's had

that experience...



when they've made up their mind

that they've wanted something.



That's quantum physics

in action.



That's manifesting reality.

That's the observer in full effect.



[ Man ] Your consciousness

influences others around you.



It influences

material properties.



It influences your future.



You are cocreating

your future.



[ Man ] Show me a sign today

that you paid attention...



to any one of these things

that I created...



and bring them in a way

that I won't expect...



so I'm as surprised at my ability

to be able to experience these things...



and make it so that I have no doubt

that it's come from you.



[ Man ]

Do we really know each other?



[ Man #  ]

What is my life?



[ Man #  ] Consciousness of religion

is something fundamental.



[ Woman ]

Have you ever seen yourself...



through the eyes of someone else

that you have become?



What an initiation.



Have you ever stopped for a moment

and looked at yourself...



through the eyes

of the ultimate observer?



[ Man ]

I am much more than I think I am.



I can be much more

even than that.



I can influence

my environment, the people.



I can influence space itself.



I can influence the future.



I am responsible

for all those things.



I and the surround

are not separate.



They're part of one.



I'm connected to it all.



I'm not alone.



Knowing that there's this

interconnectedness of the universe...



that we are all interconnected and that

we are connected to the universe...



at its fundamental level...



I think is as good an explanation

for spirituality as there is.



It is my belief

that our purpose here...



is to develop our gifts

of intentionality...



and learn how to be

effective creators.



We are here to be creators.



We are here

to infiltrate space...



with ideas

and mansions of thought.



We are here to make something

of this life.



To acknowledge

the quantum self...



to acknowledge the place

where we really have choice...



to acknowledge mind--



When that shift of perspective

takes place...



we say that somebody

has been enlightened.



Quantum mechanics allows

for the intangible...



phenomenon of freedom...



to be woven into

human nature.



[ Man ] Quantum physics,

very succinctly speaking...



is a physics of possibilities.



It opens fundamentally the question

of whose possibilities...



and who chooses

from these possibilities...



to give us the actual event

of experience.



The only answer that is satisfactory

both logically and meaningfully...



is the answer that consciousness

is the ground of all being.



We must pursue knowledge...



without any interference

of our addictions...



and if we can do that,

we will manifest knowledge in reality...



and our bodies

will experience it...



in new ways, in new chemistry,

in new holograms...



new elsewheres of thought...



beyond our wildest dreams.



All of us one day will reach

the level of the avatars...



that we have read about

in history--



the Buddhas and theJesus.



[ Woman ]

Welcome to the kingdom ofheaven...




without hate...



without testing,

without anything.



That we simply are has allowed

this reality we call real...



from the power

of intangibility...



to pull out of inertness,

action-- chaos--



and hold it into its form...



and we call it matter.



[ Ship Horn Blowing ]



- [ Bell Rings ]

- [ Bird Squawking ]



[ Man ]

How can we measure the effects?



We get to live our life and see then

if somewhere in our lives...



something's changed.



[ Bird Continues Squawking ]



[ Man ]

And then if it has changed...



we become the scientists

to our life...



which is the whole reason

why we're here.



[ Bell Rings ]



[ Horn Blowing ]



[ Man ]

Don'tjust take it at face value.



Test it out and see

whether it's true.



- Hey, you're back.

- I'm back.



- So you never answered my question.

- What question?



How far down the rabbit hole

do you want to go?



Ponder that for a while.



My name's David Albert.




I, uh, got a Ph.D.

in theoretical physics.



I studied biochemistry

at Rutgers University...



and then went to chiropractic




at Life University in Atlanta,




My postgraduate training is

in anatomy and physiology...



neurochemistry, neurophysiology

and genetics.



I study quantum physics.

I sometimes teach it.



I have written a book on quantum physics

and many books...



explicating the meaning

of quantum physics.



After my Ph.D. from Harvard,

I went to CERN...



a European laboratory

for particle research...



and then joined faculty

at Stanford.



And my work there has been the development

of unified quantum field theories.



I have about a hundred publications

in this area, but perhaps I'm best known...



for the discovery

of supersymmetric flipped SU ...



grand unified field theory.



I make my living

as an anesthesiologist...



and every day as I put

my patients to sleep...



I kind of wonder where they go and why

they're there in the first place.



That's one of the reasons

that attracted me...



to anesthesia and

the study of consciousness.



My name is Miceal Ledwith...



and for most of my life

I was a professor of theology.



I'm Dr. Daniel Monti.

I'm a physician...



with specialty training in

psychiatry and human behavior.



I'm on the full-time faculty at

theJefferson Medical College.



I actually got very interested

in studying...



this whole topic of the brain

and spirituality...



because it had to do with the questions

I was asking since I was a child...



about reality and how we understood truth

and what was real.



As I grew up

and as I realized that...



while spirituality was,

in some senses...



a very important part

of trying to find those answers...



science also was

a very crucial part.



I was ultimately looking

for some way...



ofbringing those

two forces together.



Well, my name is Candace Pert...



and I'm a professor at Georgetown

in the medical school.



Here we are actually filming

great thinkers.



Everyone in this room

is a great thinker...



now that we got 'em thinking.



That's always a trick,

isn't it?



I should make it clear that

I'm a graduate student in physics.



I'm not a full-fledged

theoretical physicist yet.



Uh, but if fortune

smiles on me...



and I continue to work like a dog on

my problem sets and exams and whatnot...



eventually what I hope

to do with this is--



is to apply fundamental

quantum theory...



to quantum information




So I decided, well, if I gave up

being department chairman...



and if I gave up all my

professional committees...



and I gave up all my government committees,

I would have a block of time...



that I could put to work.



Of course I gave up

all my power positions...



but you have

to sacrifice something.



I had to keep my day job

because my family needed to be fed.



I presume that you're asking me

how a scientist can sound this wacko...



because I must be sounding




It's really an interesting question.

If you study science long enough...



and seriously enough

and dig deeply enough...



if you don't come out feeling

wacko about it...



you haven't understood a thing.


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