Are we defined by our genes, or do we define our genes? That’s just one of the many questions, offered by those among us who question the assumptions, which some might say bind our society together. For those who look to see, it is clear there is more ‘blinding,’ than ‘binding’ at work here. Check these new DVDs and see what you think.
THE HONEYMOON EFFECT:
The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. (author of The Biology of Belief) & his partner Margaret M. Horton (recorded live at the Waipana Conference Center in Mount Wellington, New Zealand, on April 2016)
This presentation is based on Dr. Lipton’s book of the same title wherein he describes how the Honeymoon Effect was not a chance event or a coincidence but a personal creation. He reveals how we manifest the Honeymoon Effect and the reasons why we lose it. So—what, then, is the Honeymoon Effect? He describes it thusly: “A state of bliss, passion, energy, and health resulting from a huge love. Your life is so beautiful that you can’t wait to get up to start a new day and thank the Universe that you are alive.” With excellent graphics and typical eloquence, Lipton here discusses the influence of quantum physics (good vibrations), biochemistry (love potions), and psychology (the conscious and subconscious minds) in creating and sustaining loving relationships.
“The Honeymoon Effect brings the magic of loving relationships right down to a cellular level and teaches us how to create them for ourselves.” So says Christiane Northrup, M.D., physician and author of the New York Times bestseller Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom. And in order to do that, Bruce shares his personal painful relationships through the scientific epiphany that led him to his ‘Heaven on Earth’.” He says that the first step came while mulling over his research on cells (in the 1980s) and realized that cells are not controlled by genes—and neither are we. That eureka instant began his transition from an agnostic scientist to a Rumi-quoting scientist who believes that we all have the capacity to create our own Heaven on Earth, and that eternal life transcends the body, as laid out his book and DVD, “The Biology of Belief.”
He also recounts his transition from a marriage-phobic skeptic into an adult who finally took responsibility for every failed relationship in his life and realized he could create the relationship of his dreams. He explains why it is not your hormones, your neurochemicals, your genes, or your less-than-ideal upbringing that prevents you from creating the relationships you say you want. Your beliefs are preventing you from experiencing those elusive, loving relationships. Change your beliefs; change your relationships. Sounds easy enough—but he admits it’s more complicated, because in relationships with two people, there are actually four minds at work. Unless you understand how those four minds can work against one another, even with the best of intentions, you’ll be ‘looking for love in all the wrong places.’ He believes that’s why self-help books and therapy so often foster insight but not actual change—they only deal with two of the four minds in relationships!
When Lipton goes into the four-minds segment, you might find it humorous, yet sad, as you recognize that influence in your own life. Yes, it’s the subconscious that he’s talking about, and we’ve heard and read so much about it over the years, yet he puts a clarifying spin on it. He says that when it comes to partners, there are suddenly four instead of two minds involved. And these two “extra” subconscious minds can wreak havoc on happily-ever-after relationships. When our conscious minds stop paying attention to the moment, we lose control over our honeymoon creation because we unknowingly engage in preprogrammed behaviors we acquired through our developmental experience. For many couples, once that subconscious programming comes to the fore, the honeymoon glow fades very quickly, which isn’t surprising because the behaviors programmed in the subconscious mind are primarily derived from observing and downloading other people’s behaviors (many of them negative and disempowering)—especially those of parents, immediate family, community, and culture. You start seeing a side of your partner (and yourself) that never emerged during the honeymoon. When the conscious mind stops paying attention to the current moment, you automatically and, most importantly, unconsciously engage in behaviors you downloaded from others.
To better understand how all this happens, he talks about the relationship between the brain and the mind. This leads to the idea of programming in utero. Bruce knows that doctors used to think, and some still do, that all pregnant women have to do to support their babies’ health is eat well, take vitamins and minerals, and exercise; according to conventional thought, gene programs will manage the rest. But more recent research has lain to rest the myth that the unborn child is not sophisticated enough to react to anything other than its nutritional environment. It turns out that the more researchers learn, the more they realize how sophisticated the fetal and infant nervous system, which has vast sensory and learning capabilities, is. “The truth is, much of what we have traditionally believed about babies is false. We have misunderstood and underestimated their abilities. They are not simple beings but complex and ageless—small creatures with unexpectedly large thoughts,” writes David Chamberlain in his book, The Mind of Your Newborn Baby.
So, in asking, “What does all this have to do with the Honeymoon Effect?” he supplies answers on how to undo the negative programming so that we can enjoy the Honeymoon Effect every day of our lives—and he claims it can work for anyone!
Bruce tells us to “Imagine what your planetary experience would be like if you could maintain the Honeymoon Effect throughout your whole life.” He asserts that if we use the 50 trillion cells that live harmoniously in every healthy human body as a model, we can create not just honeymoon relationships for couples but also a “super organism” called ‘humanity’ that can heal our planet. He does cover his relationship with his beloved Margaret, who joins him for a few minutes at the end, but he makes it a point to say that the Honeymoon Effect is not just about relationships with people; he also applies it to one’s work and other interests. Sounds like it’s worth any effort!
DVD – 140 Min. • $24.95 • 1-800-228-8381
ORIGIN: Design, Chance, and the First Life on Earth
This is Illustra Media’s sequel to their “Unlocking the Mystery of Life” DVD. They released Unlocking the Mystery of Life in 2002. This remarkable documentary challenged the paradigm of scientific materialism and the belief that life is nothing more than the product of blind, undirected processes. Unlocking’s influence was global, reaching millions of people. Now, its impact continues through the film’s long-awaited sequel.
With spectacular computer animation and cutting-edge research, Origin examines a question that has baffled science for centuries: How did life on Earth begin? Today, most researchers insist it arose through simple chemistry that—without direction or plan—somehow transformed inanimate matter into the first living cell. Illustra quotes George Gaylord Simpson, paleontologist, “Man is the result of a purposeless and natural process that did not have him in mind.” Yet, this explanation is devoid of evidence and unsatisfying, even to its most ardent supporters. Another quote, more in line with their argument, is by Sir Fred Hoyle, physicist: “The probability of life originating at random is so utterly minuscule as to make it absurd.” As Origin exposes the flaws of materialistic theories, you’ll travel through a molecular universe to encounter extraordinary biological engineering fundamental to the survival of every organism that has ever existed—engineering that points unmistakably to intelligence and mind.
One of the highlights of Origin is an exploration of mathematical probability as it applies to the formation—by chance—of large biomolecules required for life: Could a smaller-than-average-size protein molecule self-assemble in a primordial ocean through the random interactions of matter and energy? To determine the probability of such an event, the producers developed a theoretical scenario based on widely accepted tenets of chemistry, physics,and mathematics. The resulting formula involved dozens of factors and variables. For those who are interested in a detailed explanation of this formula, and how the probabilities presented in the film were calculated, we are directed to their website: www.OriginTheFilm.com. And here’s some of what they offer.
The film’s animated sequence depicting an amoeba hauling the entire universe—one atom per round trip, while awaiting for a single usable protein to self-assemble by chance—draws on a number of concepts and calculations. Here, they provide the background and mathematical basis for this illustration. Today, they state, origin of life research continues under the assumptions of materialism. Researchers believe that if they can explain the formation of a building block or a possible energy source, they are making progress toward solving one of the most baffling mysteries of science. The major factor they consistently fail to address is the source of the information that is the hallmark of life. It’s not enough to get the building blocks of a cell any more than it is to get iron ore for a skyscraper. The building blocks need to be assembled and arranged in a purposeful way. That’s the sequencing problem for RNA, DNA, and proteins.
As discussed in Origin, proteins are constructed from precisely sequenced chains of amino acids. Most proteins in the simplest life forms (Achaea) range from 156 to 283 amino acids in length. Some shorter proteins exist (more accurately called “polypeptides”), but most of them have simpler roles in the cell, acting as signaling molecules or cofactors. Some proteins contain many hundreds or thousands of amino acids. We chose a smaller-than-average protein of 150 amino acids to illustrate the difficulty of sequencing any protein by chance—including those required in the first living cell. The estimated probability for a 150-amino-acid protein comes from the work of Douglas Axe and Stephen Meyer. For those who would like more in-depth information on the probability and time problem, formulas, etc., go to the website. Douglas Axe proves that “fantastically” improbable things (such as the chance formation of a functional protein) are physically impossible, because there are not enough resources in the universe to allow them to occur!
Even if you could imagine one protein forming by chance, you would not have life. You would have one small protein, just a lifeless arrangement of amino acids. The simplest living cell we know of has over 300 different types of proteins (to say nothing of nucleic acids, fats, sugars, and a membrane to keep them together). And all of these cellular components would have to be available in the same tiny place—at the same time—before life could begin. Subsequent proteins would be even less probable, since they would have to match the first.
So, who really strains credibility? The Theory of Materialism—that physical matter is the only reality and that everything, including thought, feeling, mind, and will, can be explained in terms of matter and physical phenomena—can’t match the mathematics presented here. Charles Darwin simply did not have access to this material, so maybe it’s time to move on—to consider that there just might be intelligent design to the universe after all.
DVD – 47 Min. • $24.95 • 1-800-228-8381
IKON: Deconstructing the Archetypes of the Ancients
Dr. Rita Louise
Everyone on the planet lives by a group of principles that constitute a consistent universal code of morality, believes Dr. Rita Louise. From the San Fernando Valley to Timbuktu, the basic rules by which humanity governs itself are unchanged regardless of culture and geographic location.
Moral codes dictate what is right or correct behavior from those that are viewed as bad or wrong. They provide a guideline for us to follow—like the preverbal “Golden Rule.” Living and interacting with one another, based upon a code of morality, implies that everyone voluntarily submits to the prescribed set of rules and lives accordingly. In a perfect world, these fundamental principles should ensure that we all live in peace and harmony with one another. Created and impressed upon humanity in our far distant past, she believes, our ability to live in accordance with the prescribed moral code has seemingly failed. Thus a system of regulations and their associated punishments were enacted to support the tenants of these early moral principles.
Ikon challenges you to open your mind to a completely new way of thinking about our past, a past that is being hidden from us, yet is right in front of us.
This documentary is narrated by Dr. Louise only—there are no other speakers. Dr. Louise takes you on a journey around the globe and visits independent and, at times isolated cultures. Dr. Louise, looking at the style and iconography of these cultures, art, and architecture conjectures: what if the basic premise held by scholars that ancient cultures from around the world developed independently is wrong? Did these civilizations communicate with one other? Do we share a long forgotten unified past?
As she presents icons from all over the world, Louise questions how people so separated in time could have the same ideas—whether it was coincidence, or something else. She doesn’t attempt to supply the answers, however, just to provide the facts.
Founder of the Institute of Applied Energetics and the host of Just Energy Radio, Dr. Louise is the author of several books: ET Chronicles: What Myth And Legend Have To Say About Human Origin; Avoiding The Cosmic 2X4; Dark Angels: An Insider’s Guide To Ghosts, Spirits & Attached Entities, and The Power Within. She has produced a number of video shorts including: Ancient Aliens, Genetic Engineering & The Rise of Civilization; The Truth About The Nephilim Giants; Deceit, Lies & Deception: The Reptilian Agenda; and Paranormal Phenomena: Attached Entities.
With all that background, it’s surprising that this documentary is somewhat slow. It could be enlightening to those who haven’t been aware of previous input, but with the Ancient Aliens series, for one, so popular now, and the correlations made by David Hatcher Childress and Christopher Dunn in the past, this is somewhat lacking. Granted, there may be some unseen footage, I just don’t know, but it isn’t filled with the same kind of wonder one might expect these days.
DVD – 67 Min. • $19.95 • 1-800-228-8381