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What Documentary, Lesson or Education Changed Your Life???

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posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:18 AM
Hi All,

I want to write a very a simple thread with a very straight forward question -

What Documentary, Education or Lesson changed your life and set you on a new path or changed your perspective on life as we knew it in regard to science and technology?

Mine was a docu-movie called;


What the Bleep Do We Know!? (also written What tнē #$*! D̄ө ωΣ (k)πow!? and What the #$*! Do We Know!?) is a 2004 film that combines documentary-style interviews, computer-animated graphics, and a narrative that describes the spiritual connection between quantum physics and consciousness. The plot follows the story of a deaf photographer; as she encounters emotional and existential obstacles in her life, she comes to consider the idea that individual and group consciousness can influence the material world. Her experiences are offered by the filmmakers to illustrate the movie's thesis about quantum physics and consciousness. The 2004 theatrical release of the film was followed by a substantially changed, extended DVD version in 2006.

Filmed in Portland, Oregon, What the Bleep Do We Know presents a viewpoint of the physical universe and human life within it, with connections to neuroscience and quantum physics. Some ideas discussed in the film are:

The universe is best seen as constructed from thought (or ideas) rather than from substance.

* "Empty space" is not empty.
* Matter is not solid. Electrons pop in and out of existence and it is unknown where they disappear to.
* Beliefs about who one is and what is real is a direct result of oneself and of one's own realities.
* Peptides manufactured in the brain can cause a bodily reaction to emotion.

In the narrative segments of the movie, Marlee Matlin portrays Amanda, a deaf photographer who acts as the viewer's avatar as she experiences her life from startlingly new and different perspectives.

In the documentary segments of the film, interviewees discuss the roots and meaning of Amanda's experiences. The comments focus primarily on a single theme: We create our own reality. The director, William Arntz, has described What the Bleep as a movie for the "metaphysical left".[5]

What tнē #$*! D̄ө ωΣ (k)πow!?


If you have any interest in Quantum Physics or Mechanics i suggest watching this movie - it rates as one of my all time best 10/10! It is the only movie i always go back to and always relate to

However this thread is not just about me

What was your life changing moment of education or viewing?

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posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:28 AM
I would have to say reading Immanuel Vellikovsky's books on geologic catastrophism.

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:29 AM
I can't pick just one documentary I have seen so many. What got me excited on education ironic as it is, is when I got done with school and decided to go on a mission to literally learn something new everyday, literally delve my soul into something I have never known about.

Learning is so much fun and rewarding, it's the one thing in life that never gets old to me is waking up thinking, what shall I learn about today!

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:30 AM
Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance, is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass.

1992's Baraka by Ron Fricke is similar, but also compelling.

both tweeked my mind in blissful and uncomfortable ways.

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:31 AM
The book Conversations on Consciousness by Susan Blackmore.

Sue Blackmore engages in lively conversation with twenty-one leading philosophers and neuroscientists, to find out what they really think about the mind, brain, and consciousness. The result is a lively, readable, and accessible introduction to what some of the world's best minds think about some of the deepest problems of human existence.

The movie Waking Life by Richard Linklater.

Waking Life is an American live-action rotoscoped film, directed by Richard Linklater and released in 2001. The entire film was shot using digital video and then a team of artists using computers drew stylized lines and colors over each frame.

The film focuses on the nature of dreams and consciousness. The title, Waking Life, is a reference to the philosopher George Santayana's maxim: "Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled."

An intro level philosophy class at Tulane University called, "Philosophy of the Self."

An examination of several theories of the nature of self and its relation to society and to the world, techniques of thinking about the self and its identity crises.

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:38 AM
reply to post by mythos

OMG that movie moved me as well!!!

That is the strangest movie series but i loved it!! Godfrey Reggio was an amazing director in the sense of that type of movie!

There are a couple of sequals to that! Have you seen them?

Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi

They are the strangest movies but totally amazing!

i am actually happy you reminded of them, i havent seen them in over 5 years.... off to download
(legally of course)

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posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:40 AM
All through the public school system, I was like a potted plant. It would not be known until my 40's, that I have Asperger Autism, among other overlapping and primary disorders. I was learning disabled. I had ADD which is the one without the hyperactivity. (ADHD).

In my late teens, (19) well out of high school, I (a friend and I and one of my siblings) experienced a spate of numerous Ufo sightings, which I'd learn later, was part of a significant Ufo flapwave going on, all through that US entire region.

I immediately was voraciously reading everything about Ufos I could find. One of my first books I consumed was called Harmonic 33 by Bruce Cathie. This was a complex scientific mathematical book. I read books by Hynek, Ruppelt, and Vallee and Phillip Klass.

In that process, I learned about the military, history, science, sociology. Which I did not learn or retain via the public school system.

After all that, I went into the US Air Force.

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:41 AM
To everyone that has replied so far, Thank you! i havent seen or read the majority of media but i will def check it out!

It's movies, books and lessons like this that need to be shared more amongst ourselves

If something moved you so much to remember it straight away it must be worth the time to watch or read.

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:43 AM
A documentary on Nikolai Tesla started me down this road. I've always had a love for science and of course had read of Tesla as a child. However this particular documentary focused on his suppressed science instead of what little of him is mention in modern education. It really got my mind rolling, "if they hid this what are they hiding." That led to looking at other scientist and technology in a new light. Than after that the economic mess came into focus and I applied the same questions to the propaganda in the media and the government statistics. It seems as soon as you "wake up" you start to question everything that you have been taught about the world around you.

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:43 AM
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It is amazing how a sinple book or even a movie can shape a person future whether it be their personality or career choice.

Thanks for sharing

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:46 AM
reply to post by wiandiii

If you can find it again i would be very keen to watch...

I have always had an interest in Tesla as opposed to Edison.. although they both had huge discoveries, it seems that Edison fitted more with the governments direction... Tesla was a Genuis

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:47 AM
I have yet to find something that will change my life. I hope that it comes along soon

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:48 AM
I think what really got me thinking about the nature of reality, and the possibilities that abounded in human perception was when I read "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" and "Illusions, Confessions of a Reluctant Messiah" by Richard Bach. Neither is very long...really just a good weekend read for any of you who are interested. They are well written, easy to understand and I have never forgotten either of them. Now that I'm thinking about them, actually, Im gonna have to track my old copies down and read them again.

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:51 AM
Great thread idea enjoying everyone's post.
For me Carl Sagan woke me up at very young age.

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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It will come

Seek and you shall find!

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:54 AM
Reply to post by Havick007

That's a tuff question, but I think I have to go for Food Inc. My diet has changed for the better not cuz the doc told me to, but because I wanted to. What the bleep do we know was, alright. I think it had too much of The Secret style flavouring though. Good question again, nice to see this type of thread

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posted on May, 30 2011 @ 10:57 AM
Food Inc.,

Zeitgeist series,

Having kids,

Losing close loved ones due to the pharmaceutical industry,

Edgar Cayce,

Terrence McKenna,

The Law of One.


posted on May, 30 2011 @ 11:01 AM
This by Terrence McKenna:

Somehow part of the package of being a living, thinking being is that you get a universe inside of you. You get a galaxy sized object inside you that you can access.

And there there are the mountains, the rivers, the jungles, the dynastic families, the ruins, the planets, the works of arts, the poetry, the sciences, the magics, of millions upon millions upon millions of worlds.

And this is apparently who we each are. We’re a little bit of eternity sticking into three-dimensional space and, for some reason, occupying time in a monkey body.

But when you turn your eyes then inward you discover the birth right. The existential facts out of which this particular existence emerged.

And it’s a great secret. A great secret and a great comfort. Because it means mystery didn’t die with the fall of Arthur or the fall of Atlantis or the fall of anything. Mystery is alive in the moment, in the here and now. It just simply lies on the other side of a barrier of courage. And it isn’t even that high of barrier, it’s just is a barrier high enough to keep out the insincere and the misdirected. But for those who will claim it, in midst of the historical chaos in the late 20th century they become the archaic pioneers. They become the first people to carry the ouroboric serpent around to its own tail, and to make a closer. And to the degree that anyone of us has this connection back to the archaic in our life, it makes were we have been make a lot more sense and it makes were we’re going seem a lot more inviting.

Which it really is I think.

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 11:08 AM

"Those worlds in space are as countless as all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the Earth. Each of those worlds is as real as ours. In every one of them, there's a succession of incidence, events, occurrences which influence its future. Countless worlds, numberless moments, an immensity of space and time. And our small planet, at this moment, here we face a critical branch-point in the history. What we do with our world, right now, will propagate down through the centuries and powerfully affect the destiny of our descendants. It is well within our power to destroy our civilization, and perhaps our species as well. If we capitulate to superstition, or greed, or stupidity we can plunge our world into a darkness deeper than time between the collapse of classical civilization and the Italian Renaissance. But, we are also capable of using our compassion and our intelligence, our technology and our wealth, to make an abundant and meaningful life for every inhabitant of this planet. To enhance enormously our understanding of the Universe, and to carry us to the stars

Carl Sagan explains the immensity of space and time. This clip is from Carl Sagan's Cosmos episode 8, "Journeys in Space and Time."

posted on May, 30 2011 @ 11:09 AM
reply to post by SonOfTheLawOfOne

Zeitgeist is a winner and a great series for anyone wanting to understand economics, budget systems and even psychology -- along with many other lessons!


The most recent movie - Moving Forward is fantastic!!

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