March 23, 2020

Metaphysics in Movies: Out on a Limb (1987)

Part of the series in which I recommend movies that force us to consider aspects of reality beyond the physical. 

Out on a Limb (TV Mini Series 1987)

Key Theme: Spiritual quest of Hollywood actress Shirley MacLaine

Section: Both parts, especially part two with the journey to Peru

Why is it Notable:

#1. For a fascinating portrayal of the inner struggle she faced in her quest to seek meaning in life;

#2. for including unexplained phenomenon in the film without the fear of ridicule and far ahead of its time;

#3 for the extremely short turn around time from book to movie (three years) and especially remarkable for an actress to act as herself in a biographical movie

About This Film: 

Six time Oscar nominated actress Shirley MacLaine portrays herself in screen adaptation of her autobiography by the same name. It was made for TV in two parts, first one is two and half hours and second part is around two hours. It starts with her affair with a politician from England which leads her on a journey to seek answers to the questions she has about her life and relationships. A character called David acts as her spiritual guide in this journey. The second part is mainly about her struggle to come to terms with the teachings she learns from David and through experiences she has herself.

March 22, 2020

Metaphysics in Movies: Flatland (2007)

Part of the series in which I recommend movies that force us to consider aspects of reality beyond the physical.

Flatland (2007)

Key Theme: Examines the world of dimensions through the perspective of geometric shapes.

Section: Entire film

Why is it Notable: 

Demonstrates the difficulty in conceiving a reality beyond one's everyday world even when that reality promises much more than the present (or perhaps because it promises much more).

About This Film

Written by a schoolmaster in 1884, Flatland, the novel, remained largely unknown until Einstein's theory of relativity proved the existence of a fourth dimension (time). Note, there are two animated Flatland films produced in 2007. One is called Flatland: The Movie, a 33 minute animated short film with voice over by known Hollywood names (recommended and available on torrent), and the other is a longer, full length film that is available on YouTube.

Metaphysics in Movies: Mindwalk (1990)

I love watching movies that do more than just entertain. For a long time now I've been meaning to start a series of posts on movie recommendations with themes of metaphysics. However, in order to ponder issues that are beyond everyday existence, a fundamental requirement is leisure. Unless you can remove yourself from everyday struggles and have the opportunity to focus on the bigger picture, there can be no inner growth.

These days, with a million distractions and the breakneck speed of life in which we engage, few can afford the luxury called free time. Until today. With a billion people under lock down in 35 countries today, now seems like the best time ever to reflect and contemplate about life and the meaning of existence. This is exactly what metaphysics is all about: contemplation of "the ideas" behind "the things."

In these posts, I'll write about movies that force us to think beyond the physical world as either part of their main plot or in certain sections. I will even include those films which are perhaps not written with the intent to illustrate a metaphysical aspect, but do so quite well nevertheless. First in the series is Mindwalk.

Mindwalk (1990)

Key theme: The interconnected nature of world problems

Section: Entire movie

Why is it Notable:

# 1) It includes a good primer on the difference between the two physics and what it means for us. The two physics, of course, are: Newtonian physics or "physics of the big things that fall" and the weird sub-atomic world of quantum physics (even though the film doesn't get into the truly weird parts like the observer effect and quantum entanglement);

# 2) it traces the root of modern problems to the idea of mechanistic thinking, which is fundamentally the idea of separation between man and nature, and shows through history, why this male principle is so deep-rooted in our society; 

#3) it emphasises the need to move to the feminine principle / right brain trait of nurturing, caring, and holistic thinking.

About the Film:

Few films are written by physicists, Mindwalk is one of them. This little known independent production is set in a medieval island in Europe in which nothing much happens except conversations between three people. One of the characters is Jack, an American presidential candidate who couldn't make it beyond the primaries. Another is a little known poet named Thomas, also an American who moved to live in Europe. Both of them are having a bit of a midlife crisis and are seen conversing while strolling around the city's picturesque spots until the third character, the main protagonist of the film, a woman named Sonia who is a physicist, enters the conversation.

One of the writers is Fritjof Capra, a physicist with a career spanning several institutions in Europe and America including a stint at a particle accelerator. Capra is most known for his 1975 book "Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism" which continues to sell well in spirituality category to this day. In it he argues: “Physicists do not need mysticism and mystics do not need physics, but humanity needs both.” The film is loosely based on his 1982 book, The Turning Point. I recommend this movie not for its recommendation in the conclusion (systems theory) but its diagnosis of society's problems (separation and left brain thinking / male principle).

March 03, 2020

Magnetic Engine is About to Enter Production Soon: Kryon

In this channeling given at Phoenix, Arizona on 11, January 2020, Kryon talks a little bit more about the magnetic engine that he spoke about in December 2019. Without giving away too much technical details he says it's about configuring magnets in a special array that provides push and pull. The key aspect, he says, has something to do with "phase relationships." At the end Kryon says it's to enter production soon.

A cursory search led me to a company in South Korea started by Russian engineers that is taking pre-orders for such a device. It's called Infinity SAV and it's got a US patent for their overunity device. I won't be surprised if Infinity SAV or others like it (I'm sure there are several more) are acquired by the likes of Tesla / Google / Apple etc.

Here is the select part of Kryon channeling:

[...] I said this one other time right before this year. I said what I told you to expect is happening. No longer is the idea of a new kind of electricity production of fantasy. No longer is it something in an inventor's mind. Because right now, I will tell you the magnetic engine is here. And it's here in many  incarnations. It's been here for a  while. It's been invented and now it's here and then there are those who are starting the second generation already. Suddenly everyone is looking at it!

Now what is that magnetic engine? The simplest way all of you can understand it is that there's incredible power in magnets. They push and they pull against each other. And the lifespan is forever!

You never looked at it as a source of moving wheels and creating electricity or anything. You decided it would be better if you had a little explosions with fuel and all of your cars were internal combustion and all of your machines. No one was using magnetics. And yet it's the biggest most lasting power you were given. And now suddenly it's everywhere.

Magnetic motors that will supply electricity for buildings, for homes, for devices, someday for cars, is here. It's here.

Now, an old paradigm says "well Kryon you don't know how the earth works here you know it's not gonna be here for long because when the when the utility companies find out about it they're gonna squash it, you know. Because they want to sell their electricity."

I'll tell you these utility companies will breathe a sigh of relief. Some of them will decide they're gonna be in the magnetic motor business. They're gonna embrace it with open arms because it's what the answer is.

Imagine that cold spell happening and you don't care about the [electricity] infrastructure and you don't care about the [transmission & distribution] wires because there are none. Because there's a magnetic motor perhaps it's not on the roof perhaps it's buried. That's gonna create electricity for you no matter what. No matter how cold it gets. It just goes and goes and goes. Never has to be looked at, or refuelled until the bearings wear out. That is the answer.

It's coming. It's coming for the production of cool and heat and more. We told you there'll come a day when there are no more batteries either. Storage won't occur to be what it is today. All of these things are here. A new technology called the super cap is here. All this is on purpose so that you will survive through these things, dear ones.

In many years you will come back perhaps and listen to this and realize the question I'm asking. Don't you find it interesting that the earth seems to be getting all of this at the same time when it always existed, in order to solve a problem that they haven't really even identified yet [referring to cold spell].

There are so many things that may not  make sense at the moment that will soon when it comes to these weather changes, the inventions that are happening, the reasons for them, and the cities that are  involved. There's more than I could tell you it wouldn't make sense right now but it's beautiful.

Imagine inventions being given to you now because consciousness is starting to move in a higher way. So you will see these things and realize these things and be able to survive even the coldest cold. You'll be able to survive and you won't have to move. Clever things are presenting themselves [...]

Not just the inventions but the consciousness that's using them, finally, will start understanding that magnetics is the way for so many more things than just motors. I told you years ago that you had before you - unlimited power with magnetics. Without fuel, without resources from the planet. Things that were given to you then. All you had to do - was make an arrangement of the array of the magnetics so that they would push and pull each against each other forever in an array that made sense for that situation. And watch for phase relationships between the parts.

Now, that's as far as I'm going to go because it would infringe on things that are happening right now. But today is the first phase and the second phase will surprise you.

By the way, if you want to track the history of electricity, when you stopped using whale oil to light your cities and you went to electricity it was direct current. Until Tesla came on. Tesla, he found something very very interesting. He used something called  "phase relationships" to give you alternating current which is what you use to this very day. You see phase relationships has always  been the answer. I will leave it at that.

Magnetic engines are here, dear ones. Production of power and electricity without wires, without fuel, without natural resources being used, without oil, without gas, will start to be manufactured soon. Right on schedule. Right on time.

Transcribed from YouTube subtitles extracted using Downsub.