What the Bleep do we know

Have you seen this movie yet? What the bleep took the world by storm first as a show and then by the movie itself… it was shunned by the big studios and by the media but the message it contained spread far and wide faster than ever expected. Its part documentary part story wisely woven together to explain the sciences of the world in laymen terms. When I first watched it I had to do it in two takes there was just so much to absorb well not really its just that I must warn you …. once you watch it your mind works overtime contemplating and forever expanding… It really is a fascinating dvd and even better book, if you haven’t seen it yet I beg you to – it’ll open your eyes if they haven’t already.

A short take from their free online book

The questions that have drawn you into this adventure are as deep as questions get. Philosophers, scientists, and mystics have been asking these questions for thousands ofyears, and after all this time, what is known is still dwarfed by the vastness of what is not known. What we have gained from all our studies is the capacity to ask more precise questions and a greater appreciation for the depth of the mystery. We offer this study guide with the intent not to satisfy your curiosity about existence but to enrich your capacity to explore and participate in those mysteries with an open mind and spacious

At the core of this film are provocative questions about the way we participate, consciously or not, in an unfolding, dynamic reality. What the Bleep Do We Know!? proposes that there is no solid, static universe “out there,” waiting to be comprehended by our probing minds, but that reality is so mutable, it is affected by our very perception of it. At the same time, it does not argue that reality is entirely relative or simply constructed out of thin air. No matter what your theory of reality, real Mack trucks can and do run over real people. There are consistent dynamics at play in the universe, some things that are “truer” than other things.

This is why when it comes to navigating rabbit holes, it is important to know the difference among what can be known through sensory empiricism (the contribution of science), what is known intuitively, what comes to us as mystical vision, and what remains unknowable. This is not to favor one form of knowing over another but to discern when we have crossed the line of science into imagination, instinct, or intuition. Many claims made and research cited in What the Bleep!? are considered marginal by the mainstream scientific community. In many instances this means the claims have not been demonstrated to everyone’s satisfaction or they challenge prevailing scientific theories.

We may decide to believe them because they feel right to us. In this guide we hope to shed some light on when these claims are more useful as subjective opinons and metaphors that spark the imagination rather than as facts on which to base solid theories.

The journey to explore the nature of things is served equally by the rigors of science and the protean powers of the imagination, and as much by mystical vision as by embodied wisdom. It is our intention that this exploration down the rabbit hole will lead you into your own deepest ways of knowing and that it will invite your imagination into a larger realm of possibilities that you can explore for yourself. In that realm a channeled warrior speaks in concert with physicists, mind and matter wake up in each other’s arms, and a 10-year-old basketball sage shoots hoops into the future. Welcome to the rabbit hole!

“As the bonfires of knowledge grow brighter, the more the darkness is revealed to our startled eyes.” —Terrence McKenna

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” —Albert Einstein

I leave you with that… as I said it is intense 😉 if you can handle it go for it I dare you!

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