In my experience – seems to be true that we create our own reality -
by creating our own reality.
Unless we are unconditional, we experience what we expect to experience,
see what we expect to see, and have the life – we are trying to avoid!
Just by thinking about something we are radiating the event –
whether the thought is positive or negative.
I seems we cannot manipulate this.
If the thought is deep, no amount of unthought will eliminate the effect.
Please consider this.
If it is true that our beliefs are creating our reality, then whatever we
do on the surface of our consciousness is also effecting our lives.
Check this out carefully:
If you are 'committed' to eating healthy food, then your deep belief is
that unhealthy food will cause you damage. So it will.
Zen says: "It is better to eat bad food with pure thoughts than good food
with bad thoughts." Same thing?
Remember? Twelve people I know personally did the no eating process,
and hundreds more are reported.
With me – no food (except the occasional coffee and ice cream) and only
half a glass of water – for over a year. So where does that leave the
'pure food' process?
(One other consideration: if you eat, anything, you are not a pure
Not only on what you eat – no matter how much you wash it – billions of
And not only food – in the air and everywhere. Mahavira is said to have
worn a mask,
and brushed the ground in front of him wherever he went. Still doesn't
And not only food of course – but everything. Every single thing!
If you act one way, you are attempting to avoid the opposite –
which means you really believe in the opposite.
Solution? Unconditional awareness – in each moment.
I came across this meditation project being proposed for 11:11
I have pasted some information on research that was conducted in 1993
for a similar experiment that supposedly reduced the crime rate in
Washington DC in the United States.
Whenever you feel judgemental and negative towards someone,
write it down, and email it to yourself - as though someone is sending it to
you. Anything connect?
If you are honest, you may be amazed how appropriate the remarks are -
for you. Projection.
And if you do not connect, or are not sure, show the email to your best
friend and ask them about it. Ask them to look deep, and be honest.
Whenever we get contracted and judgemental and/or angry it is always a
rejection of that same part in ourselves that we are not wanting to see,
and not wanting to accept.
As always, contraction or expansion. Judgement or love.
You could sit with this one:
Anger and negativity are never, never justified. Ever.
Of course you may, (and, unless you have reached a certain level of freedom,
will) get angry - no worries, but it is not justified.
So check: Contraction, or expansion.
Againstness or love and caring for the person.
* Many scientists are now saying that all life evolved from one single cell.
* Some of those scientists have now discovered that everything about us is
sourced at the cellular level. Our cells are programmed at birth, and it is
that programming that decides who we are and how we live.
* At the moment of conception, when the sperm enters the female egg,
the conditioning contained in the cells of the sperm combine with the
conditioning contained in the cells of the female egg - and there you are -
* So 'you' are a combination of your parents, and the beliefs of their
family, religion, society, country, planet.
* What we call 'ourselves' - on the material level at least, is made up of
trillions of cells, and each cell is an individual entity of its own.
* These individual cells combine and cooperate to function together -
and that is what you call 'you.'
* Each individual cell has a nucleus, and that nucleus contains the
memory/conditioning of the cell from which it evolved.
* Millions of these cells die every day, and as they do they divide and give
birth to a new cell.
* The new cell carries the memory/conditioning of the dying cell.
* Thus you are continually being reborn.
* A few of these scientist have also now discovered that the programming of
our cells can be changed.
Please consider this possibility - very carefully...
If you are being negative at the moment a new cell is born,
(which at least one is - every moment)
the new cell carries that negativity.
If you are being loving - then you have a new loving cell in your makeup.
With every moment of unconditional awareness - you are reborn -
into a new loving being.
You cannot stop yourself being angry and negative.
What you can do is to be so present and unconditionally aware,
in each moment,
that when anger or negativity arises you do not support or suppress it.
Just let it be.
Happy new lovingcellingreborning...
Consider this: the multiorgasmic male is not a myth. With some
amount of training, men can achieve what I refer to as ‘energy
orgasms,’ that can be reproduced many times over in the course
of one sexual encounter, rivaling the experience of a multiorgasmic
The mental shift required to access this experience involves
looking at the ejaculation-centered model of sex as a habit
rather than as the norm. There are no alternatives presented to
men at any stage of our development that challenge this habitual
behavior, and so for the majority of men this mode of operating
sexually persists throughout their entire lives. However, learning to
delay or forgo ejaculation in favor of energy orgasms introduces a
man to dimensions of his sexuality that go unexplored in this limited
To understand how energy orgasms are possible we have to talk about
what we mean by the term ‘sexual energy.’ Most men would say that
sexual energy is what they feel when they get a hard-on, or the thrill
that results when you lock eyes with a woman across the room, the
‘stirring in the loins’ that signals sexual arousal.
For the purposes of cultivating energy orgasms, sexual energy is best
described as an impulse or sensation that directly precedes erection, but
for most men does not register as a separate experience from sexual arousal.
This is because the sensation elicits an instantaneous command from
the male mind that something has to be done about this impulse.
It may be immediately filtered into a sexual fantasy, or, if the context
allows and an erection results, then ejaculation either in the context of
masturbation or sex must necessarily follow. A third and largely ignored
option is to train that initial impulse to follow a new and exciting pathway.
An energy orgasm feels like a pleasurable electric jolt or pulsating energy
stream of variable intensity that courses up the spine and disperses throughout
the entire body. It is the result of training the impulse that precedes erection
and ejaculation to reverse its direction and flow upward rather than outward.
Redirecting the flow of energy is essentially a two-fold strategy: simple
exercises involving breath control and muscular contraction; and mental
focus to guide the energy flow to specific areas. The exercises are invaluable
in that they create an awareness of sexual energy as an independent
phenomenon from erection and ejaculation, and reinvigorate dormant
energy channels that distribute the sensations of sexual arousal throughout
the entire body. An obvious comparison would be digging channels from
a static body of water to supply flow to a greater area. The result is an
extended full-body orgasm, rather than the typical genital-centered
experience of ejaculation.
Why would a man want to achieve this capability? Benefits include:
1) Increase libido without pharmaceuticals. The fallacy of libido and potency
dwindling with age is rampant in our culture. Increasing number of men are
turning to pharmaceuticals as the only solution to this perceived problem.
Learning the energy orgasm techniques restore a man’s natural capabilities
for sexual arousal and erection.
2) Resolve post-ejaculation depression and exhaustion. This is a common,
yet seldom-discussed phenomenon. Redistributing sexual energy throughout
the entire body limits the feeling of depletion commonly experienced after
3) Control ejaculation and prolong sexual excitement. Rather than having
ejaculation be an unpredictable product of urgency, there is a choice of whether to
ejaculate at all and if so, to do it when you want to. Delaying
ejaculation intensifies energy orgasms which in turn intensifies the eventual
4) Redirect and transform distracting sexual urges. It is not very empowering
to be led around by one’s penis, yet it is the condition of most men. Energy
orgasm techniques enable men to manage strong impulses while enjoying the
intensity of a sexually-charged environment
5) Deepen intimacy. Energy orgasms occur in waves that mirror a woman’s
sexual rhythm. This synchronicity in timing increases the likelihood of simultaneous
climaxing while enhancing intimacy.
6) Expand your range and capacity for sensual pleasure. When sexual energy
is redirected, it is redistributed throughout the body and stimulates dormant
7) Improve prostate health. Some of the exercises involve the
rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the pubococcygeus (PC) muscle,
which naturally massages the prostate and increases blood flow to the area.
James Rolwing, DC, offers Energy Orgasm workshops that instruct men in the
techniques described above.
Energy Orgasm Weekend Seminars
For men, the greatest barrier to satisfying sex and sexual intimacy is our focus on ejaculation as the only possibility of experiencing sexual pleasure. Most men wrongly assume that they are incapable of an extended orgasm that rivals that of a woman. This usually translates into a man’s experience of sex as a stress-filled management of his eventual ejaculation.
To compound matters, men are being sold the story of impaired male sexuality exemplified by television commercials showing men resolving erectile dysfunction with the wonder drug that is going to “cure” impotence. And, we are now being told that if men live long enough, they are destined to experience prostate problems, if not prostate cancer.
Men have access to a dormant but powerful source of energy that has habitually received only limited expression. Energy Orgasm is about discovering this missing element in men’s sexuality. Through simple and powerful techniques the potential for a new experience of male sexuality arises while old, limiting habits of sexual behavior and beliefs are dissolved. Through the redirection of sexual energy, participants may experience the opening of long-dormant channels, transforming the energy of ejaculation.
Energy Orgasm weekend seminars offer men the opportunity to learn these techniques and cultivate a broader experience of male sexuality.
Exploration of male sexuality to uncover hidden and unconscious beliefs and patterns that hinder and sabotage sexual fulfillment. This gives us a context in which to understand our current situation both individually and collectively. Participants should bear in mind that this is a rare opportunity to approach subjects that are seldom addressed in our culture, either publicly or in private. All discussions are kept in strict confidence, both by the facilitator and the participants. Participants are introduced to basic techniques of directing sexual energy.
Participants will give feedback on any impressions and observations from practicing basic techniques, with a Question & Answer session for clarifications. Presentation of advanced techniques involving more intense stimulation that eventually, with practice, culminate in male ‘energy orgasms’.
James Rolwing, DC, is a practitioner of chiropractic and energy work with over 10 years’ experience. His background includes over 20 years in sexual energy work, and training in kundalini yoga, taoist yoga, hatha yoga, reiki, magnetic therapy, and Toltec practices. He currently lives on the Big Island of Hawaii.
ENERGY ORGASM: ACHIEVING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF MALE SEXUALITY
October 9th and 10th, 9:00am -5:00 pm
Facilitator: James Rolwing, DC
A workshop for men to learn simple yet powerful techniques to:
- Control ejaculation and prolong sexual excitement
‑ Cultivate “energy orgasms” (not the same as ejaculation)
‑ Offset the effects of fatigue and depression that sometimes follow ejaculation.
‑ Redirect and transform distracting sexual impulses
‑ Enhance a woman’s pleasure and deepen intimacy
‑ Expand your range and capacity for sensual pleasure
‑ Improve prostate health
‑ Release emotional and mental patterns that inhibit and limit sexual enjoyment and expression
Southern part of Big Island of Hawaii (details are emailed separately to registered participants only)
$350 for the weekend seminar. $50 deposit is required at time of registration.
Phone ‑ 808‑990‑6491
Limited space available, early registration is recommended.
You must be at least 18 years of age to register.
A Scientist Takes On Gravity
By DENNIS OVERBYE
NY Times Published: July 12, 2010
It’s hard to imagine a more fundamental and
ubiquitous aspect of life on the Earth than
gravity, from the moment you first took a step
and fell on your diapered bottom to the slow
terminal sagging of flesh and dreams.
But what if it’s all an illusion, a sort of cosmic
frill, or a side effect of something else going on
at deeper levels of reality?
So says Erik Verlinde, 48, a respected string
theorist and professor of physics at the University
of Amsterdam, whose contention that gravity
is indeed an illusion has caused a continuing
ruckus among physicists, or at least among
those who profess to understand it. Reversing
the logic of 300 years of science, he argued in a
recent paper, titled “On the Origin of Gravity and
the Laws of Newton,” that gravity is a consequence
of the venerable laws of thermodynamics, which
describe the behavior of heat and gases.
“For me gravity doesn’t exist,” said Dr. Verlinde, who was recently in the United States to explain himself. Not that he can’t fall down, but Dr. Verlinde is among a number of physicists who say that science has been looking at gravity the wrong way and that there is something more basic, from which gravity “emerges,” the way stock markets emerge from the collective behavior of individual investors or that elasticity emerges from the mechanics of atoms.
Looking at gravity from this angle, they say, could shed light on some of the vexing cosmic issues of the day, like the dark energy, a kind of anti-gravity that seems to be speeding up the expansion of the universe, or the dark matter that is supposedly needed to hold galaxies together.
Dr. Verlinde’s argument turns on something you could call the “bad hair day” theory of gravity.
It goes something like this: your hair frizzles in the heat and humidity, because there are more ways for your hair to be curled than to be straight, and nature likes options. So it takes a force to pull hair straight and eliminate nature’s options. Forget curved space or the spooky attraction at a distance described by Isaac Newton’s equations well enough to let us navigate the rings of Saturn, the force we call gravity is simply a byproduct of nature’s propensity to maximize disorder.
Some of the best physicists in the world say they don’t understand Dr. Verlinde’s paper, and many are outright skeptical. But some of those very same physicists say he has provided a fresh perspective on some of the deepest questions in science, namely why space, time and gravity exist at all — even if he has not yet answered them.
“Some people have said it can’t be right, others that it’s right and we already knew it — that it’s right and profound, right and trivial,” Andrew Strominger, a string theorist at Harvard said.
“What you have to say,” he went on, “is that it has inspired a lot of interesting discussions. It’s just a very interesting collection of ideas that touch on things we most profoundly do not understand about our universe. That’s why I liked it.”
Dr. Verlinde is not an obvious candidate to go off the deep end. He and his brother Herman, a Princeton professor, are celebrated twins known more for their mastery of the mathematics of hard-core string theory than for philosophic flights.
Born in Woudenberg, in the Netherlands, in 1962, the brothers got early inspiration from a pair of 1970s television shows about particle physics and black holes. “I was completely captured,” Dr. Verlinde recalled. He and his brother obtained Ph.D’s from the University of Utrecht together in 1988 and then went to Princeton, Erik to the Institute for Advanced Study and Herman to the university. After bouncing back and forth across the ocean, they got tenure at Princeton. And, they married and divorced sisters. Erik left Princeton for Amsterdam to be near his children.
He made his first big splash as a graduate student when he invented Verlinde Algebra and the Verlinde formula, which are important in string theory, the so-called theory of everything, which posits that the world is made of tiny wriggling strings.
You might wonder why a string theorist is interested in Newton’s equations. After all Newton was overturned a century ago by Einstein, who explained gravity as warps in the geometry of space-time, and who some theorists think could be overturned in turn by string theorists.
Over the last 30 years gravity has been “undressed,” in Dr. Verlinde’s words, as a fundamental force.
This disrobing began in the 1970s with the discovery by Jacob Bekenstein of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Stephen Hawking of Cambridge University, among others, of a mysterious connection between black holes and thermodynamics, culminating in Dr. Hawking’s discovery in 1974 that when quantum effects are taken into account black holes would glow and eventually explode.
In a provocative calculation in 1995, Ted Jacobson, a theorist from the University of Maryland, showed that given a few of these holographic ideas, Einstein’s equations of general relativity are just a another way of stating the laws of thermodynamics.
Those exploding black holes (at least in theory — none has ever been observed) lit up a new strangeness of nature. Black holes, in effect, are holograms — like the 3-D images you see on bank cards. All the information about what has been lost inside them is encoded on their surfaces. Physicists have been wondering ever since how this “holographic principle” — that we are all maybe just shadows on a distant wall — applies to the universe and where it came from.
In one striking example of a holographic universe, Juan Maldacena of the Institute for Advanced Study constructed a mathematical model of a “soup can” universe, where what happened inside the can, including gravity, is encoded in the label on the outside of the can, where there was no gravity, as well as one less spatial dimension. If dimensions don’t matter and gravity doesn’t matter, how real can they be?
Lee Smolin, a quantum gravity theorist at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, called Dr. Jacobson’s paper “one of the most important papers of the last 20 years.”
But it received little attention at first, said Thanu Padmanabhan of the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, India, who has taken up the subject of “emergent gravity” in several papers over the last few years. Dr. Padmanabhan said that the connection to thermodynamics went deeper that just Einstein’s equations to other theories of gravity. “Gravity,” he said recently in a talk at the Perimeter Institute, “is the thermodynamic limit of the statistical mechanics of “atoms of space-time.”
Dr. Verlinde said he had read Dr. Jacobson’s paper many times over the years but that nobody seemed to have gotten the message. People were still talking about gravity as a fundamental force. “Clearly we have to take these analogies seriously, but somehow no one does,” he complained.
His paper, posted to the physics archive in January, resembles Dr. Jacobson’s in many ways, but Dr. Verlinde bristles when people say he has added nothing new to Dr. Jacobson’s analysis. What is new, he said, is the idea that differences in entropy can be the driving mechanism behind gravity, that gravity is, as he puts it an “entropic force.”
That inspiration came to him courtesy of a thief.
As he was about to go home from a vacation in the south of France last summer, a thief broke into his room and stole his laptop, his keys, his passport, everything. “I had to stay a week longer,” he said, “I got this idea.”
Up the beach, his brother got a series of e-mail messages first saying that he had to stay longer, then that he had a new idea and finally, on the third day, that he knew how to derive Newton’s laws from first principles, at which point Herman recalled thinking, “What’s going on here? What has he been drinking?”
When they talked the next day it all made more sense, at least to Herman. “It’s interesting,” Herman said, “how having to change plans can lead to different thoughts.”
Think of the universe as a box of scrabble letters. There is only one way to have the letters arranged to spell out the Gettysburg Address, but an astronomical number of ways to have them spell nonsense. Shake the box and it will tend toward nonsense, disorder will increase and information will be lost as the letters shuffle toward their most probable configurations. Could this be gravity?
As a metaphor for how this would work, Dr. Verlinde used the example of a polymer — a strand of DNA, say, a noodle or a hair — curling up.
“It took me two months to understand polymers,” he said.
The resulting paper, as Dr. Verlinde himself admits, is a little vague.
“This is not the basis of a theory,” Dr. Verlinde explained. “I don’t pretend this to be a theory. People should read the words I am saying opposed to the details of equations.”
Dr. Padmanabhan said that he could see little difference between Dr. Verlinde’s and Dr. Jacobson’s papers and that the new element of an entropic force lacked mathematical rigor. “I doubt whether these ideas will stand the test of time,” he wrote in an e-mail message from India. Dr. Jacobson said he couldn’t make sense of it.
John Schwarz of the California Institute of Technology, one of the fathers of string theory, said the paper was “very provocative.” Dr. Smolin called it, “very interesting and also very incomplete.”
At a workshop in Texas in the spring, Raphael Bousso of the University of California, Berkeley, was asked to lead a discussion on the paper.
“The end result was that everyone else didn’t understand it either, including people who initially thought that did make some sense to them,” he said in an e-mail message.
“In any case, Erik’s paper has drawn attention to what is genuinely a deep and important question, and that’s a good thing,” Dr. Bousso went on, “I just don’t think we know any better how this actually works after Erik’s paper. There are a lot of follow-up papers, but unlike Erik, they don’t even understand the problem.”
The Verlinde brothers are now trying to recast these ideas in more technical terms of string theory, and Erik has been on the road a bit, traveling in May to the Perimeter Institute and Stony Brook University on Long Island, stumping for the end of gravity. Michael Douglas, a professor at Stony Brook, described Dr. Verlinde’s work as “a set of ideas that resonates with the community, adding, “everyone is waiting to see if this can be made more precise.”
Until then the jury of Dr. Verlinde’s peers will still be out.
Over lunch in New York, Dr. Verlinde ruminated over his experiences of the last six months. He said he had simply surrendered to his intuition. “When this idea came to me, I was really excited and euphoric even,” Dr. Verlinde said. “It’s not often you get a chance to say something new about Newton’s laws. I don’t see immediately that I am wrong. That’s enough to go ahead.”
He said friends had encouraged him to stick his neck out and that he had no regrets. “If I am proven wrong, something has been learned anyway. Ignoring it would have been the worst thing.”
The next day Dr. Verlinde gave a more technical talk to a bunch of physicists in the city. He recalled that someone had told him the other day that the unfolding story of gravity was like the emperor’s new clothes.
“We’ve known for a long time gravity doesn’t exist,” Dr. Verlinde said, “It’s time to yell it.”
This is a lively discussion between Alan Steinfled and Gibbs Williams. Their debate is over whether synchronicity is a psychological phenomenona, as argued by Gibbs. Or is it part of a universal language of creation that helps the individual realize that we are connected to a larger and more prfound aspect of themselves as divine beings, as relayed by NewRealities founder Alan Steinfeld.
'goings on' in the religious and spiritual organisations.
Of course the same goes on in almost every level of life. Always has.
Due to our slanted 'education' many people look at the atrocities in Africa
and the Middle East as if it is new. Of course this is not so. Countries
have always invaded other countries - and decimated and exploited the
inhabitants. History shows us that, except in very, very exceptional cases, every
country, tribe, and religion have always brutally fought against each other.
We are an aggressive species. Except in very rare instances, most people
never evolve beyond very primitive behaviour. How many people do you know who have gone
beyond conflict - no longer any negativity, judgment, jealousy or complaint? Not many eh. You?
I am amazed how many people still think a communist country is 'communist.'
The definition of communism is equality: "a classless political system."
Seems Russia was not that; China is not that. They are not classless, they
are dictatorships. Even worse it seems in Israel - not only just two classes
- the rulers and the ruled, but only one race allowed.
And what does it matter in our day-to-day life?
Even science is now coming to see that not only everything is a vibration,
but every vibration is connected to every other vibration - because
vibrations are not separate from any other vibration.
So every single thing, and thought even, that is happening on this planet is
affecting every single thing and person on the planet - including us.
No matter how good you feel, you would be feeling a lot better if there was
harmony on the planet/universe. In fact, unless you are
liberated/awakened/realised then you have no idea what 'happiness' can be.
Most of the dramatic innovations that have happened on this planet have come
through people who have dared to be 'different' and lived their truth.
Most people do not want to take the risk of being ostracised - so they
comply, and deny their inner truth.
Until enough of us are ready to live our unconditional truth, it is going to
take something really major to upgrade the vibrational frequency on this
planet - and thus give us at least a glimpse of what real freedom feels
NewRealities' first film & video festival based on the ideas found
on this website.
NEW REALITIES FILM FESTIVAL April 8th, 9th & 10th 2010
New Realities' first film festival. New Realities is happy to present its 1st annual
film festival, based on the ideas found on this website in cooperation with Streetwise
Pictures. Featuring documentaries, animations and narratives focusing on body, mind
and spirit. Producers of the festival: Alan Steinfeld and Kim Jackson.
Film Festival for Mind, Body and Spirit
-reviewed by Victoria Barkley
I recently attended the First Annual New Realities Film Festival,
co-produced by Ms. Kim Jackson of Streetwise Productions and
Mr. Alan Steinfeld. The event, presented over a number of days
both at the Subud Center and at the Meta Center in New York City,
featured "documentaries, animations and narratives, focusing on
mind, body and spirit." Mr. Steinfeld, who also hosts the weekly
New Realities television program, introduced the festival on
opening night to an auditorium filled with film and video
enthusiasts, eager to view something new.
Here's a brief synopsis of the Festival's 10 films:
Never Wear a Dead Man's Shoes
A short movie written by Mr. Judd Lear Silverman and directed
by Mr. Alan Steinfeld was by far one of my favorites. In just 15
minutes, this comedy had everyone smiling about the Thanksgiving
Day adventures of a young man visiting a family gathering at
his late uncle's home. Who says a film needs to be nearly
two hours long? This little gem, packed enough character
development, magic and wit, to win over several currently
running Hollywood movies, at local theaters. I just loved it!
And judging by the audience's endlessly rolling laughter,
everyoneelse loved it too.
The comical travel documentary, which followed the above
mentioned little masterpiece, was directed by Alexander
Snelling. This film had many Laurie Handlers fans in the
audience, applauding her on-screen adventures with a bus
full of spiritual seekers traipsing through India, filmed by
A London Film School graduate project of Mr. Mark Lee: In this
short narrative, a chance encounter with a bag lady on a New York
City subway creates a cascading chain of events leading to all
sorts of surprising, synchronistic connections. I especially liked
the ending, which left me wanting more. Perhaps Mr. Lee could
expand his scope by developing it into a feature length story. I
would love to see a longer version, or a sequel!
This docu-fiction, written and directed by Mr. Zach LeBeau —
chronicling a grief stricken, self-medicating, physicist's scientific
exploration into the great unknown, in search of his dead wife and
daughter — did not disappoint.
The Little Soul and the Sun
A children's animated tale of resolving issues around forgiveness,
as seen through the belief system of Mr. Neale Donald Walsch —
perhaps a bit too religious for secular consumption, but charmingly
appropriate for smaller kids in Sunday school.
Sita Sings the Blues
An animated musical amalgam of the Hindu myth of Ramayana
and the filmmaker, Nina Paley's, own marital break-up yarn.
This creative project uses hilariously hip shadow puppets and
original 1920's recordings of jazz singer, Annette Hanshaw to
tell the story. Ms. Paley's work recently aired on PBS, and is now
available for free viewing online at WNET/Thirteen's "Reel13.org."
Bill Cote documentary: Cote, famous for speculative quests,
filmed yet another one of his thought provoking journeys into
the mysteries of rock formations apparently etched by unknown
hands on a plateau, high in the Andes Mountains.
Moving Cloud Productions' cinematic critique of the Bureau
of Land Management portrays the plight of the wild mustang,
swiftly disappearing from the US southwest.
The Hidden Hand
Explores the UFO phenomena and extraterrestrial contact
throughout history, offered just a taste of filmmaker Mr. James
Carman's half completed work in progress.
The Festival ended with a much awaited special screening of
For the Next 7 Generations. Director Carole Hart, filming a
group of 13 indigenous grandmothers from around the world,
traveling and healing together, sharing their collective wisdom
through spontaneous rituals around the globe. My favorite scene
was the grandmothers' audience with the Dalai Lama at his
residence in the Tibetan community in India.
Ms. Jackson and Mr. Steinfeld are two brave souls to venture
into showcasing ten films that are not easily categorized.
These carefully chosen independent works, off the beaten path,
were well worth watching. Below budget, yet groundbreaking
indies like these are generally under-represented by distributors.
Some in spite of winning awards at various film festivals, are still
not picked up for wider circulation. Mr. Steinfeld mentioned a
trend by producers to privately fund their distribution in order to
bring their work to the public. While Hollywood is churning out
computer generated, high budget, action films for public consumption,
guerrilla filmmakers are quietly offering quality entertainment
to stretch our minds and feed our souls.
To paraphrase Mr. Steinfeld's closing comments in a nutshell:
"It is the artist who intuitively perceives alternate realities first and
brings back images to inform and inspire the rest of us." Film is the
perfect art form for passing on new vision.
I am looking forward to seeing next year's selections.
* * *
New Realities Film Festival Schedule
April 8th at the Subud Center, 230 West 29th street, NYC (bet. 7th and 8th ave.) Admission $12
7:15pm Never Wear a Dead Man’s Shoes – short narrative, 15 minutes
This romantic comedy is a modern day telling of the Jewish superstition… What happens at Thanksgiving when young Oren he tries on his late uncle’s Buddy’s shoes - is a tale of romance, betrayal and the eternal hope of love. Written by Judd Lear Silverman / Directed by Alan Steinfeld, festival director and founder of NewRealities.
7:45pm: Tantric Tourism – Feature Documentary -80 minutes New York Premiere
The hilarious award-winning documentary has New York tantra guru, Laurie Handlers, escorting a group of spiritual seekers on a riotous pilgrimage to India. Drunken train rides, sexual exercises on buses, along with culture shock and the contradictions of new-age tourism is so surreal that it can only seen as truly human. What happens to these people is comic and deep with profound spiritual change, making this kind of guerilla filmmaking uplifting cinema. Directed by Alexander Snelling. http://www.tantrictourists.com
April 9th - at the Meta Center NY, 214 West 29th street, 16th floor, NYC.
7:10pm Tran∙si∙tions, short feature, 16 minutes
What connects us as people? A shared space, common interest, a basic drive; blood. In our
teeming city of millions, lives criss-cross in ways both expected and unexpected. The bag lady; The straphanger; The summer intern; The single mom. In a single evening, these familiar characters discover just what it is that connect one to the other, and along way confront their own deep secrets. tran∙si∙tions is a snapshot of our modern-day lives, played out on the ultimate world stage. Directed by Mark Lee, Produced by Kim Jackson
7:30pm - The Scientist, feature narrative, 88 minutes, New York Premiere
The question now is science vs. spirit. This narrative film that tackles this question as brilliant physicist comes to terms with existence and beyond. Dr. Marcus Ryan (Bill Sage) anguishing over the tragic death of his wife and daughter secretly constructs a mysterious energy generator in his basement. The machine unleashes energies that triggers a series of multi-dimensional events that propels Ryan towards the realization of higher level of consciousness. Director Zach LeBeau. http://thescientistmovie.com/
April 10th - at the Meta Center NY, 214 West 29th street, 16th floor, NYC.
Each program $12
$20 for the whole day.
Late Morning Program $12 - Great films for children and adults.
12pm- New York Spirit -5 minutes, by Muriel Stockdale
12:05pm- The Little Soul in the Sun – Animation - 30minutes, New York Premiere
This story by Neale Donald Walsch is about a young boy who encounters a bully at school and must ponder what forgiveness is really about. His mother helps by telling him the story of the little soul who asks the source about the lessons in life and their deeper spiritual meaning. This beautifully animated tale holds a message for all of us, whether young or simply young-at heart. http://www.littlesoulandthesun.com
12:30pm - Sita Sings the Blues – Feature Animation - 82 minutes
This is a modern update of the ancient Hindu tale of the goddess Sita separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama, traditionally called the Ramayana. Here film animator, Nina’s husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy set to the jazz vocals of 1920's. Directed, written, produced and animated by Nina Paley.
Afternoon Program - $12
2:00pm - Environmental Shorts and trailers, 10 minutes
2:15pm - Makawasi – Documentary - 30 minutes
"High atop a remote plateau in Central Peru, hundreds of illusive shapes and faces that can be seen in the living rock. Are they merely natural erosion, or were they carved, as some think, by the hand of man? And if so, whose hand, and for what reason?" This fascinating video focuses on the most mysterious spots on the planet. Why do so many of the stones look like ancient monuments from around the world? Did the ancient Egyptians visit this high mountain plateau in the Andes? And what about the Monument to Humanity which contains images of the four distinct races of man situated at the entrance to the plateau as it greets visitors. Filmmaker Bill Cote will be present to answer questions after the screening.
3:00pm- Disappointment Valley: Modern Day Western - Feature Documentary - 75 min
Special New York Screening
James Kleinert examines the effects of the recent "Burns Bill" which gutted the Free Roaming Wild Horse and cleared the way for the removal and slaughter of wild horses in America. Greed and corruption take center stage, exposing deceit within the Department of the Interior. The once free-roaming horses now face euthanasia and being shipped to Mexico for brutal slaughter. The film also explores the impact on public lands by oil, gas, mining and corporate cattle grazing. “I hope this film will inspire change to the future of these precious animals.” Film has comments by Michael Blake, (Writer of Dances With Wolves and Wild Horse Advocate), the Bureau of Land Management, Sheryl Crow, Daryl Hannah, and others. http://www.theamericanwildhorse.com
Early Evening -$12
4:30pm The Hidden Hand, documentary, 30 minutes (work-in-progress)
Filmmaker James Carmen tackles the most controversial topic ever. Are we being visited by aliens? And is the government covering up contact. See this work-in-progress as you hear from witnesses, military and government officials about the Disclosure of a secret that can no longer be denied. Carmen will be present after to answer questions.
5:15pm - For the Next 7 Generations – feature documentary, 80 minutes
In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This film documents their unparalleled journey and timely perspectives on a timeless wisdom. Four years in-the-making, it was shot in the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North America and at a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India. Facing a world in crisis, these women share their visions of healing and a call for change on planet Earth, before it's too late. Director Carole Hart will be present to answer questions. http://www.forthenext7generations.com
Each Program is $12
Whole Festival, Thursday, Friday, Saturday $35
Two days: $25
All-day Saturday: $20
"The willing suspension of disbelief."
Could we also suggest:
"The willing suspension of belief."
I don't have any doubt that almost all of the conspiracy stories are true.
I think that, apart from a few, "Something is rotten in the state of...."
And overall I have the feeling that everything is perfect.
We are getting just what we need.
As I understood Terrance McKenna to be saying, there is something much, much
bigger going on, and compared, our little domain is very insignificant.
If we go on the Web, in a very short time we can find 'inconsistencies' in
almost all of the reported news. Nothing adds up. Take a pin and stick it in
anywhere, and check.
Scientists are adamant that nothing can be accepted as fact unless it passes
the rigorous standards set (invented - based on their ignorance at the time)
by the scientific community.
Yet many scientists are self-proclaimed practising Jews and Christians +
- for which there is no supporting evidence - based on intelligence, yet
alone scientific standards. In fact, there is more evidence to the contrary.
Check it out for yourself. I mean, really, check it out. All sides. Check:
Facts/proof, or belief/trust. Remember how you felt when you discovered your
parents and teachers had lied to you - there is no Tooth Fairy, and no
That rapid change is taking place I have no doubt. Great.
That we are on a self-determining cusp - seems obvious.
What difference does it make to our moment-to-moment daily lives? None.
You can go on living the way you are living - until the inevitable.
Your choice - the illusion of Free Will.
And, as suggested in the following article, you could evaluate (elevate?)
your life. Again. In This moment.
Living your truth? Or denying, avoiding, compromising, lazy, complaining?
For the elevated few, the new phase is here now. (Always has been.)
Some people are living in heaven already - in this dimension.
Just a matter of in/outlook. We really do create our own reality.
almost paralyzed - no longer knowing what to say or do.
We had this many times in the meetings.
It is a very good sign.
It is showing that the realization has gone deeper than just an idea.
(A few still writing on IMLtalk are giving advice on how to be while
demonstrating by what they are writing that they have not got their own
advice. Once again, please do not share such theories. Only share your own
As we keep reminding, we are asleep, and not only are we asleep, we are
asleep to the fact that we are asleep. We are dreaming we are awake. (More
like nightmares for many.)
*If you are sure you are fully awake, then for sure, you are asleep.*
When we wake up to being asleep we start to hear and see ourselves more
clearly - and it is highly embarrassing. Shocking. 'How can we have been so
asleep to how stupid and asleep we have been!'
We can no longer stand hearing the stupid things we are saying. The tone of
voice we have been using is obviously 'not ours' - more like an immature
child. Our stupid irrelevant thoughts; our repeated story about ourselves;
Hang in there. Don't go back! Stay in the unknown and 'a new you' will
emerge. (Then you will eventually have to let go of that one as well!)
A few emails have come through on IMLtalk thanking me for waking them up.
I have not woken you up - you let it happen. You read what was written, let
it in, heard the message you were giving to yourself, and allowed the change
Paul is not/has not changed anyone.
Combined with his actual experience, he is allowing what comes to him to
share to flow through, unhindered - to help you see how asleep you are.