At the insistence of a client (and her lending me the video) I watched “What the Bleep Do We Know” tonight (now last night). It marries the theories of quantum physics with neurobiology and spirituality as well as some psychology. The movie contains interviews with scientists in various areas with some animation and cinematography as well as dramatic scenes starring Marlee Matlin. The theme of this movie is our interconnectedness and the unknown reality that lies underneath the reality we perceive. In addition to these themes is the importance of the messages we send ourselves and the part they play in the creation of our own reality.
Personally I was amazed at the reflection in this film of so much of the reading I have done over the course of the last 20 years. It is easy to see “The Secret” (although I never read it I do understand its premise and have read so much similar themed books), Eckart Tolle, “The Tao of Physics” by Capra, Buddhism, even some of the minimal reading of I have done of Kabbalah.
One book / research study that was mentioned in the movie is “The Hidden Messages in Water”. When I read this book a few years ago I was amazed at the experiments demonstrating the power of words / thoughts on how water crystalized. Like much of what I read of our amazing power, I eventually diminished its meaning, wondering why it isn’t replicated. I still can’t find any evidence it was, which is disheartening. There is so much psychological truth in the film, and a good part of me still believes the water study is legitimate. Beyond that, to have so many great scientific minds discussing similar themes is well worth a viewing. Be forewarned, however, this isn’t a movie you watch while doing other things; to grasp it you need to pay attention, which is no easy task. It is nearly 3 hours long and in the film they mention human attention lasts about 6-10 seconds (and my ex thought I had adult ADHD!)