Thursday, April 13, 2006

What the Bleep!

It's the movie that asks you "how deep into the rabit hole do you want to go?"

I have been taking a night class on meditation here at work, and the movie "What the Bleep?" came up. I had never heard of it so I immediately netflix'd it. It turned out to be the most fascinating movie/documentary ever, it's basic premise is that all life is connected. There are some really interesting parts on emotions and their neural transmitter connections to our brain, and how we can get addicted to our emotion patters. In a weird wild way, it totally makes sense. There was this one part on the effect of thoughts on water molecules that was really powerful. There was a study done on a few different glasses of water, some of them were blessed by a Buddist monk with thoughts like "friendship" or "chi of love" and also this message was written on the glass. Over night the water molecules changed completely, supporting the claim that thoughts can influence water, thereby influencing our bodies and all around us.

It's a pretty wild adventure for those brave enough to check it out.

11 Comments:

At 9:52 AM, Blogger KENSHi said...

hey Anthea, that's one of my favorite movies. so mind-expanding, eh?

thanks for the comment on my blog.

Yeah, I don't know what i was thinking, not doing reference til the end. I guess I was trying to go more graphic, but i think you have to have a really, really solid body mechanics foundation down in order to even think about doing that.

So, we'll see you up in the bay soon, right? I hear you and Reb are coming up in May.

take care! will be great to catch up.

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger anthea said...

hi kenshi!!! i was always blown away at how great your acting skills are, and to just bypass all that talent doesn't make sense to me. i'm glad you decided to go back to shooting reference, and letting us all see it too. yeah there is a fine line when wanting your poses to read more graphically, but you can definitely add that on top of the solid acting from your reference.

i'm also glad to see another bleeper, and to know that i'm not the only one who believes this stuff is possible.

yeah i will be in the bay area for memorial day weekend in may, i already got my tickets, i'll be staying w lauren wells.

 
At 9:15 PM, Blogger Brad said...

yes, I dig this movie, and am very into it's philosophy.(The CG in it bugs me though)

If you liked that movie, you should really look into "The Power of Intention" by Wayne W. Dyer. Similar philosophy but in a book form.

*geek fact* the guy in the movie who appears in her mirror played Quark on "Star Trek:Deep Space Nine".

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Brian "My Fault" Nicolucci said...

Ugh, I had a very long post about what I think of this film and it's junk science but it pisses me off so much that I would rather just email you directly. Suffice it to say IMNSHO the world would be a better place without this evil lying cult and the Sylvia Browne's and John Edward's of the world. Thankfully there are people and organizations like JREF, Skeptico and the Amazing Randi out there fighting the good fight to educate and wake people up.

Take care Anthea and looking forward to seeing you and Reb in May!!

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger kenny r said...

Hey Anthee, I went to see "WTHB" when it was on the big screen. Kinda interesting and I like Marly Matlin (though I'm not sure why she was in this). I also like Wayne Dyer's message, though I don't get any results from following what he says. Or do i? I'm gonna have to find out what Nicoluch's rant about all this is, too. Sounds fun.

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger anthea said...

Hey Brad, cool I had no idea that guy was in Star trek!

Hey Brian,No worries, I can totally understand about feelign stongly against the views in the movie, they are pretty far out. And it is great to hear that there are other theories out there, I will definitely check out those links you sent. And don't worry, I'm not off to join any cults or anything. and btw the movie never mentioned communicating w the dead like sylvia brown, it is en entirely unrelated subject.

Hey kenny, yeah the editing and storyline was very weird, but at the same time it's cool to see them trying a new way of story telling mixed with "documentary"

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger Brian "My Fault" Nicolucci said...

Yeah, I know Sylvia isn't in this film, but she is of a similar ilk as these folk. I don't think people like Dr Emoto are as outright evil as Sylvia and JZ Knight are. They know they are full of crap but still lie to people where as I think Dr Emoto actually believes what he is doing and is just misguided.
And remember, you are already in a cult, our cult, the Animation Mentor cult and we don't want to let you go!!! =)

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Evil Squeezy said...

Hey guys. I must say that I totally agree with Brian. This movie sounds like allot of fascinating BS to me. :) How exactly the thoughts change water? If water molecules change, it's no longer water. it's either H2O or not H2O. Plus, our thoughts are nothing more than firing neurons, and I find it hard to believe they can affect anything outside of our body.

On the other note.... I miss AM :( Anthea, I saw the trailer for Meet the Robinson's and I Freak'n LOVE IT!!! Really really can't wait to see it.

On the other note.... I miss AM :( Anthea, I saw the trailer for Meet The Robinsons and I Freak'n LOVE IT!!! Really really can't wait to see it.

 
At 12:10 AM, Blogger Jerry Kung said...

Apparently there is kind of a cult/church that uses the movie as its guiding principle. Or it might be the other way around, I'm not sure. It's great to implement the positive thinking and visualization aspects discussed in the movie. But, did you notice that the blonde lady expert claimed to channel a 35,000-year-old warrior from Atlantis named Ramtha? Things that make you go hmmm...

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger Rick Blankenship said...

Hey Anthea. There's a buddhist monk / punk bass player named Brad Warner that I totally respect in every way. He has some in depth thoughts on this movie.

I hope you find this interesting:
original
review


Then he followed up on that article.
part 2

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger anthea said...

hey brian, you're right, AM is the only cult I'll ever be a part of.

Peter, you're right it does sound suspect, I'm not sure how the water principle works.

jerry, whoa that's totally far out, you just blew my mind.

rab, thx for the links, interesting stuff

 

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