Quantum Change: When Epiphanies and Sudden Insights Transform Ordinary Lives by William R. Miller, Janet C’de Baca

Most of us walk through each day expecting few surprises. If we want to better ourselves or our lives, we map out a path of gradual change, perhaps in counseling or psychotherapy.

Psychologists William Miller and Janet C’de Baca were longtime scholars and teachers of traditional approaches to self-improvement when they became intrigued by a different sort of change that was sometimes experienced by people they encountered–something often described as “a bolt from the blue” or “seeing the light.” And when they placed a request in a local newspaper for people’s stories of unexpected personal transformation, the deluge of responses was astounding. These compelling stories of epiphanies and sudden insights inspired Miller and C’de Baca to examine the experience of “quantum change” through the lens of scientific psychology. Where does quantum change come from? Why do some of us experience it, and what kind of people do we become as a result? The answers that this book arrives at yield remarkable insights into how human beings achieve lasting change–sometimes even in spite of ourselves.

William R. Miller, PhD, is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. He has published 40 books, including Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, and his many scientific publications reflect his interests in the psychology of change, the treatment of addictions, and the interface of psychology and spirituality. The Institute for Scientific Information lists him as one of the world’s most cited scientists.
Janet C’de Baca, PhD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico. She is currently a research scientist with the Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest, in Albuquerque. Her professional interests include cross-cultural psychology and the prevention and treatment of addictive behaviors.

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Dr. William Miller, “Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating Change Across Boundaries”

The Magnificent Truths of Our Existence: Unlocking the deeper reality that guarantees permanent happiness by Daniel F Parmeggiani

Discover the Deeper Reality that guarantees Permanent Happiness.

What does it take to be happy? IS there such a thing as true and lasting happiness? And if there is, why do so many of us find happiness so difficult to attain? These are the questions author Daniel Parmeggiani asked himself at the lowest point in his life when he was still a teenager.

A series of traumatic events during his childhood years created in Daniel deep guilt and self-doubt, crippling social phobia, and the devastating belief that there was something terribly wrong with him. He became an extreme perfectionist, never satisfied with anything he did. Full of misery and self-loathing, Daniel felt like a flawed human being living in a judgmental and ‘unfair’ Universe, and it got to a point where he felt he just couldn’t take it anymore.

But one day, at age 17, Daniel had an epiphany. He realised that every human being shared the same desire – the desire to feel better. All our apparent differences and complexities boiled down to a simple, single Truth:

Our ONLY motivation in life is to be happy.

This revelation opened up another profound understanding, which was to transform Daniel’s life completely. If happiness is all we want, then we are just like children. We are not complicated, flawed, guilty creatures. We are simple. We are innocent. And knowing exactly why we’re innocent enables us to truly forgive, to live without the heavy burden of shame and guilt, to experience pure, unconditional love, and to finally end the war within ourselves.

Seeing how this shift in understanding completely changed his own life from one of unhappiness to one filled with joy, Daniel Parmeggiani felt called to write his book The Magnificent Truths of Our Existence: Unlocking the Deeper Reality of Permanent Happiness.

Neither a lofty, flowery book of pop-spirituality, nor a complex, intellectual philosophical treatise, The Magnificent Truths of Our Existence offers a revolutionary new perspective for rational people looking for simple, clear and logical explanations for life’s most elusive mysteries. In this book, you’ll learn how all human beings are seeking the same five things in life. You’ll discover how connection, fairness, safety and meaning do indeed exist in the world. With dozens of practical exercises, this book will show you definitively how and why you are an innocent being, and how embracing your own innocence is the first step to finding freedom, self-love, true spirituality and total peace.

If you’ve spent years searching for happiness, truth and meaning in life, only to be left repeatedly with the same unanswered questions, pick up a copy of Daniel Parmeggiani’s The Magnificent Truths of Our Existence: Unlocking the Deeper Reality of Permanent Happiness for a mind-expanding journey that will finally help you make sense of the Universe.

DANIEL PARMEGGIANI was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. Growing up in a household traumatized by the violent death of his older brother, and caught between two radically different parental worldviews, young Daniel often felt guilty, isolated and depressed. Finally, at age 17, after failing to find relief in either religion or psychoanalysis, he experienced a profoundly cathartic vision of self-forgiveness and self-love. Feeling it was his responsibility to present this important spiritual message to the world in a ‘real’ and unpretentious way, Daniel decided to write his first book, The Magnificent Truths of Our Existence. Earlier in life, Daniel spent 10 years working successfully in the field of computer science. He then went on to become a day-trader in the stock market, which he continues very successfully to this day. He says this exciting but risky lifestyle is very spiritually purifying, as it has taught him how to live completely in the moment without material attachment. He currently lives in Pompano Beach, Florida, with his wife, Susan, and their dog, Chewy.

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The Magnificent Truths of Our Existence – Spiritual BOOK by Daniel Parmeggiani

Achieving lasting joy and happiness can be easier than you think. Spiritual author Daniel Parmeggiani shares a simple, practical guide to happiness in his book ‘The Magnificent Truths of Our Existence’. Watch this short trailer to hear Daniel’s poignant story from pain and self-doubt to freedom, peace and joy.

Discover Your Soul Template : 14 Steps for Awakening Integrated Intelligence By Marcus T. Anthony, Ph.D.

How to create the life you want in alignment with your soul’s purpose

• Reveal your soul aptitudes, limiting behaviors, and past-life karmic issues

• Discover 14 easy-to-use spiritual tools to strengthen your intuition to profound levels and develop an inner source of guidance and wisdom for any situation

• Learn why the Law of Attraction doesn’t work for most people and how to make it work for you

Like an enlightened spiritual teacher, you, too, can tap in to the infinite wisdom of the cosmos to create a life of deep meaning and purpose. The key is integrated intelligence–your innate capacity, often experienced as “intuition,” to instantly draw upon knowledge beyond the confines of the five senses, from past, present, and future. Integrated intelligence enables not only a connection to the wisdom of the universe but also access to your soul template, revealing your self-limiting behaviors, karmic issues from past lives, and soul aptitudes–the abilities at which you excel. With knowledge of your soul template, you can successfully create the life you were meant to live in alignment with your soul’s purpose.

Providing 14 easy-to-use spiritual tools to activate your integrated intelligence, Marcus Anthony shows you how to tap in to the wisdom of your soul template, distinguish the voice of ego from the voice of your inner sage, and strengthen your intuition to profound levels, thereby developing a trusted inner source of guidance. Explaining how the mind is not a shallow pond but an ocean of competing voices and energies, he reveals why the Law of Attraction doesn’t work for most people: any vision you attempt to manifest must be aligned with your soul template or the competing voices will act against it. Revealing how to bring the mind into presence to get “the secret” to work for you, Anthony shows how to use integrated intelligence to identify and live your true calling and create the life you want while fulfilling the deeper needs of your spirit.

Marcus T. Anthony, Ph.D., is a futurist seeking to deepen our understanding of the future beyond economics and technology into such areas as philosophy, psychology, and spirituality. The director of MindFutures, he is a member of World Futures Studies Federation and the Darwin Project Council.

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One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters ~ Larry Dossey

Pub Date Oct 1, 2013

In One Mind, New York Times best-selling author Larry Dossey, M.D., proposes an inspiring view of consciousness that may reshape our destiny. Dossey’s premise is that all individual minds are part of an infinite, collective dimension of consciousness he calls the One Mind. This state—which we can all access—explains phenomena as diverse as epiphanies, creative breakthroughs, premonitions of danger or disaster, near-death experiences, communication with other species and with the dead, reincarnation, the movement of herds, flocks, and schools, and remote healing.

Dossey presents his theory in easily digestible, bite-sized vignettes. Through engaging stories, fascinating research, and brilliant insights from great thinkers throughout history, readers will explore the outer reaches of human consciousness, discover a new way to interpret the great mysteries of our experience, and learn how to develop the empathy necessary to engender more love, peace, and collective awareness. The result is a rich new understanding of what it means to be human and a renewed hope that we can successfully confront the challenges we face at this crossroads in human history.

Even before publication One Mind has drawn praise from the finest minds of our time. It has been heralded as “landmark,” “a brilliant synthesis,” a “magnum opus,” a “feast” of ideas, “compelling,” “gripping,” and “a major shift in our understanding of consciousness.”

Dr Larry Dossey, The One Mind – New Mexico

This distinguished Texas physician, deeply rooted in the scientific world, has become an internationally influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. Bringing the experience of a practicing internist and the soul of a poet to the discourse, Dr. Larry Dossey offers panoramic insight into the nature and the future of medicine.

The impact of Dr. Dossey’s work has been remarkable. Before his book Healing Words was published in 1993, only three U.S. medical schools had courses devoted to exploring the role of religious practice and prayer in health; currently, nearly 80 medical schools have instituted such courses, many of which utilize Dr. Dossey’s works as textbooks. In his 1989 book Recovering the Soul, he introduced the concept of “nonlocal mind” — mind unconfined to the brain and body, mind spread infinitely throughout space and time. Since then, “nonlocal mind” has been adopted by many leading scientists as an emerging image of consciousness. Dr. Dossey’s ever-deepening explication of nonlocal mind provides a legitimate foundation for the merging of spirit and medicine. The ramifications of such a union are radical and call for no less than the reinvention of medicine.

One Mind, One Consciousness – when spirituality meets science – Dr Larry Dossey

Larry Dossey at Brother, Can You Spare a Paradigm?

Larry Dossey, MD, is an internal medicine physician, former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, and former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is executive editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. He is the author of twelve books, which have been translated into twenty languages, on the role of consciousness and spirituality in health. His forthcoming book is “One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters.” He lectures around the world.

The Transformation: Healing Your Past Lives to Realize Your Soul’s Potential ~ by Ainslie MacLeod [updated July 18, 2013]

In The Instruction, Ainslie MacLeod gave readers the tools to identify their soul type and discover their deeper purpose. Now with The Transformation, this gifted psychic brings readers the most critical practice for enabling their spiritual evolution: healing the fears from past lives. “So much of what holds us back from achieving our potential in this life is baggage we are carrying from previous incarnations,” teaches Ainslie.

In this engrossing investigation of the importance of past-life healing to our growth, he explores: The 10 types of fears that carry over from past live–and how each one contains the seed of its own healing. The three-step method for identifying and transforming your past-life blockages. Reaching “Stage-Four Consciousness”–the next evolutionary step your soul is striving to take. How the human species is clearing out our collective past-life traumas to make way for a global transformation.

Ainslie MacLeod’s spirit guides suggest that we are standing on the brink of the greatest leap in human consciousness in 55,000 years. For each of us to take an active part in this shift, we must learn how to release the fears our souls have accumulated over many lifetimes, while retaining the essential wisdom that each incarnation has given us. Rich with practical techniques and compelling stories, The Transformation is a fresh examination of one of the most critica–yet often overlooked–elements of spiritual awakening.

For more than a decade, Ainslie MacLeod has used his talents as a psychic to explore the soul and its effects on human beliefs and behavior. Collaborating with elevated spirit guides, he developed the Instruction as a way to help each of us understand our own personal destiny. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, he currently lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where, from his office on a tranquil island, he offers psychic guidance to clients worldwide.

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http://www.ncreview.com Issues from past lives still resonate in this life, and resolving them helps you understand your soul’s mission and realize its potential. Ainslie MacLeod speaks about how he first opened to information from his spirit guides, and about his latest book, The Transformation.

View Ainslie MacLeod on Oprah’s Soul Series Video HERE .

The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong begins this spellbinding story of her spiritual journey with her departure in 1969 from the Roman Catholic convent she had entered seven years before — hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God. She knew almost nothing of the changed world to which she was returning, and she was tormented by panic attacks and inexplicable seizures.

Armstrong’s struggle against despair was further fueled by a string of discouragements — failed spirituality, doctorate, and jobs; fruitless dealings with psychiatrists. Finally, in 1976, she was diagnosed with epilepsy, given proper treatment, and released from her “private hell.” She then began the writing career that would become her true calling, and as she focused on the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, her own inner story began to emerge. Without realizing it, she had embarked on a spiritual quest, and through it she would eventually experience moments of transcendence — the profound fulfillment that she had not found in long hours of prayer as a young nun.

Powerfully engaging, often heartbreaking, but lit with bursts of humor, The Spiral Staircase is an extraordinary history of self.

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Armstrong: The Spiral Staircase

This is an excerpt from Karen Armstrong’s presentation on The Spiral Staircase from the Jesus Seminar (Westar Institute) Spring Meeting in 2004. For more information or to purchase the complete video, visit our website at http://www.westarinstitute.org or check out http://www.amazon.com.

Oprah sits down with Karen Armstrong—a former Roman Catholic nun and a world-renowned religious scholar—to discuss her memoir The Spiral Staircase. Karen reveals deep personal struggles that ultimately became steppingstones in her spiritual journey.

The Wow of the Now: Awakening to the Big Glow Within By Brian Piergrossi

The Wow of the Now‘ is the second book of meditations, prayers, insights and poems from Brian Piergrossi articulating a new, unique spiritual teaching for the 21st Century. It’s not just a book, it’s an energetic vibration. It’s a heart-felt invitation to awaken to your true essence and potential. It’s a new culture. It’s a growing movement to live authentically with presence in each moment. Join the movement and discover the Big Glow within!

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The Big Glow: Life Artists Awakening the Dream. – Brian Piergrossi

Brian Piergrossi.. Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher, Author of The Big Glow & The Wow of the Now .

Brian Piergrossi – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Author of The Big Glow and The Wow of the Now, Spiritual Teacher, and Life Coach.

At the age of 20 years old, Brian was suddenly struck by a mysterious, debilitating illness, later labeled chronic fatigue syndrome, that lasted for years, leaving him in intense, daily, physical pain and too weak to effectively function in society. When no medical or other authority figure could explain the suffering that was happening to him, Brian made it his life commitment to inquire into human suffering.

What began was over 11 years of committed, serious inquiry, study and personal application into the fields of spirituality, religion, psychology, sociology, cosmology, ecology, health, arts, science, yoga, as well as the core of the enlightenment and self-realization teachings.

After leading a quiet, simple life for over a decade, Brian felt a passionate calling to share his straight forward, timeless, spiritual truths for the 21st Century in a modern context with those who are ready and interested.

Since that time, Brian has dedicated himself full time, professionally, and privately, to supporting the path of transformation, spiritual liberation and Self-Realization in individuals, families and communities around the world. His highly acclaimed books and the viral Internet sensation ‘Love is the New Religion/Spiritual Conspiracy’ continue to inspire new readers worldwide. He works one on one, by phone, Skype, and in person with influential personal life coaching clients from around the world. He leads transformative Big Glow retreats, classes and workshops internationally.

Brian has shared his message as a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs. He has lectured at colleges, schools, festivals, expos and conferences. His blog posts are now shared to over 400,000 readers worldwide each day. He is a professor at Entheos Online Academy He’s written cutting-edge articles for spiritual magazines. He co-founded The Big Glow Online Community leading global online chats there weekly on aspects of his teaching and the inner workings of the mind as well founding the growing international network of Big Glow Community Houses. He co-founded the new Facebook Community: The BE Generation: Spiritual Community for an Awakening World and the online video course “Panic to Freedom”

With the unrelenting sole intention of educating and facilitating the awakening of consciousness and creating the New Earth inside individuals and communities around the world, Brian Piergrossi is an emerging voice of awakened spirituality, peak performance and human potential in the 21st Century.

“When the pillars of my limited mind collapsed, the roof caved in and I could take in the beauty of the stars.”
Brian Piergrossi – The Big Glow

Interview Recorded 3/2/2013

Who’s Driving the Dreambus? Trailer for feature documentary.

Life is full of big questions:

> Who am I?
> Why am I here?
> Why is there suffering?
>Is there life after death? and – ultimately – the question we all try to find the answer to, >How can I find happiness or peace of mind?

But what if that search for happiness was based on a huge misconception, a misconception that has been drummed into us since birth, that we are separate individuals?

In Who’s Driving the Dreambus? film makers Boris and Claire Jänsch go on a personal journey through a series of interviews with eminent spiritual teachers, philosophers and writers – in a quest to unravel what it means to be alive. This radical and challenging documentary ventures into the heart of the mystery of identity, flipping the idea of spiritual endeavour on its head, revealing a message so profound and yet so simple that it might just end the search.

A feature-length documentary exploring life’s most profound mystery

A radical and deeply challenging new feature-length documentary exploring the most profound question of all, ‘Who am I?’.

Winner of the 2009 Premier Award at the Insight Film Festival in Manchester, England.

Gangaji – Who’s Driving the Dreambus? Clip from feature documentary

Tony Parsons – Who’s Driving the Dreambus? Clip from feature documentary

James Swartz – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

My name is James Swartz and I was born in Butte, Montana in 1941. I grew up in Lewiston, Idaho and had a very happy childhood. However, the small world of Lewiston could not contain me and at seventeen I left for a military prep school in Minnesota. I spent two years in a liberal arts college in Wisconscin, was expelled for disciplinary reasons, and enrolled in the University of California at Berkeley in 1963. Six months short of graduation I ran off to Hawaii where I started a successful small business. But something was terribly wrong; at twenty six I had become an alcoholic, chain smoking glutonous adulterer and life in every respect was not worth living. One day in the Post Office in Waikiki I had a life changing epiphany that put me on the path to freedom. We’ll discuss what happened next in this interview.

Enlightenment and Enlightenment Sickness ~ James Awartz

This is an interview with a person who did a serious fast and who woke up to his true nature. It is a beautiful description of enlightenment and how the ego tries to co-opt it.

What did you mean earlier, when you said that the mind and the ego were trying to get in the way of writing the book and making a production out of it?

After the awakening, when these insights were digested and understood, right after the fast, the mind resurfaced like a phantom limb and it was as if it tried to interfere with the writing process. It wanted to make an exhibition out of it because that’s the way it was used to operating; making everything into a show. However this was seen through as it was going on.
Another problem was that all the books that I had read on the subject of Taoism, Zen, Sufism and non – duality, Gnosticism kept coming to the forefront of the mind and “I” (residual ego) found myself at the time parroting, rephrasing, and regurgitating a lot of it. Some of it I left anyway. I could not find a clear voice to express myself, since the sense of the person was gone. It was very odd because there was only blankness; like an empty screen or looking at a blank canvas before you paint. I wanted to write, but no words were coming out. Yet a strong urge to communicate was going on. The problem what was seen was visuals not words; Visuals that cannot be described or put into words. To put it more accurately it’s not even a visual. This sounds paradoxical but it’s a non-visual visual. Imagine the cornea of your eyes trying to see its iris. It feels like this. It’s right there, but you can’t see it, but you know it’s there.
What happens is all these books get indoctrinated in you. The information and the associations are hardwired into the brain. If you are not mindful, you will become a mindless parrot; a re-hasher of this information. All of this information literally has to be unlearned, bracketed, or forgotten. After you have done this, then you can look at it with fresh eyes and perhaps understand it for the very first time. At least see it much clearer than ever before and then the words will form themselves.

What happened after the first glimpse of awakening was that so much information surfaced. I wanted to get it all down so I just spit it all out no matter where it was coming from. I was trying to document the new experiences as clearly as possible so I wouldn’t forget any of it.

Why does this knowledge have to be unlearned?

Because it is only book knowledge, not real self-knowledge. It is just words, theories and concepts. How can you see or know reality with words, theories and abstract concepts in your head? To truly know you have to go beyond all of this. I’m not talking about scripture like the Upanishads here but mostly modern books.

You are an artist and used to doing exhibitions, so can you clarify what this phantom voice was communicating to you?

The residual conditioned patterns of ego structure, the sense of a self, the mind that was trying to claim it and make it into a “Broadway extravaganza”, like a conceptual art exhibition. It wanted to embellish it, take poetic license at times and make it seem more extraordinary.

Also making judgments, giving opinions, trying to make a case by sounding wise and brilliant, when it was not, or when it was confounded. It was attempting to connect the dots and searching for layers of meaning where there weren’t any. Like I said earlier in quantum physics and so on looking at consciousness as an object.

While this was going on, “I’ (meaning the awareness), just sat back and watched it like a comedy. That’s all it could do. The awareness can see and witness the mind but the mind cannot see or witness the awareness because awareness isn’t an object that appears in the mind. It’s the other way around. The awareness is like the metaphor of a movie and the mind is color; the color and light splashed upon it. All you have to remember is that you are the screen, not the projected colored light.

So you were always aware of the ego resurfacing during the process?

Yes, but not in a “you”, but there was an acute awareness of it happening while typing the book. The “witness”, this awareness, consciousness was watching it all the time. Observing it arise but there were also egoic blind spots that were only caught later on in what I had written. However most of it was caught in the thought stage. These egoic blind spots are what interested me. How they got by and how they were written down. Obviously there were still some deeply ingrained patterns that had not been totally erased. Subconscious patterns. “Samskaras” , vasanas that were still arising.

Then after about five months of watching this, it seemed as if the ego kind of collapsed and gave up. The conclusion it came to was literally to shut up because it was wasting its time trying like a fish caught in a net with a giant spot light on it at all times. It had no space to run hide or maneuver in. At this point it was if all or most of the samskaras, vasanas had been eliminated. Dissolved, the connections severed. The unconscious has to become one with the conscious. Then this has to become one with awareness.

Do you think this is what caused the mind to shut down and cease seeking and spinning?

There was no clear-cut discernable cause, but thought was literally cut off at its root. It could have been many other things because it felt exposed. Given the third degree, since “I”… meaning this awareness…was brutal and did not allow anything to get by. Every word, action and thought was being observed, investigated, interrogated and questioned for months on end; all day long.

Also, not being able to grasp it. The word “ineffable” just didn’t make sense to the mind. It grappled with, “Why can’t I describe this or see this?” “This should be easy.” “I’m going to show up all those others, who could not describe it though science.” That sort of thing. These were the thoughts that were arising. This did not make it into conversation, or in written words. It did not understand or know that awareness is not something that can be seen with the mind. It is not an object. The mind is an object since it is composed of endless thoughts, a finite thing; like the glass around the light bulb. The awareness is the infinite and eternal light. You can’t fit the infinite in a finite and time bound space.

Can you describe what it feels like when the awakening glimpse/shift occurs?

Like I said it’s not really a shift, but more like having something at the tip of your tongue; seeing a picture yet being unable to express it. It was that feeling all the time. Or when you’re trying to remember something and you almost remember it, but then you lose it and it just won’t appear. The mind wanted to understand it, but it couldn’t. Then at one point, it simply collapsed. It really collapsed. Maybe out of sheer exhaustion from failed attempts for five months. Maybe it just ran out of steam from not being identified with it anymore. Nothing was feeding it.
What happened when the mind’s attempts failed?

The book was put away, mostly because of not knowing what to write and what to say about it. The whole idea at that point became pretty futile and really didn’t make any sense at all, to the mind that is.

Then what happened?

About six months later, one year after the awakening the typing began again. It was sparked by a series of questions. This time it was very different. It was simply the keys typing with no self or ego looming around. Finally, the book began to flow.

What do you think happened the second time around to facilitate the ease with writing?

Both the grasper and the grasping were removed from the equation. One was not grasping any longer at writing a book. It was more like it was simply breathed into existence by answering questions. The words were literally forming out of the mystery of the abyss. This is how it seemed.
How were the intentions different when you began writing again?

This time there were no intentions at all, other than to answer people’s questions and that was not an intention either; it’s just the way it happened. No agenda, no goal or ambitions for writing the book or even showing it to anyone. It did not matter if anyone saw it anymore. It was simply a description of what occurred, without meaning or interpretation, but with some insight into what was seen along the process. I really did not care anymore. There were no expectations either. I was very content with a book or without a book. I did not have a need or desire to tell people about what I had seen or about my experiences. Or to keep it to myself. It made no difference.

Did you find that there was a difference between writing and typing?

What I mean by this is that deliberation in writing involves analysis, opinion, a view, a perspective, a value judgment, interpretation and meaning. Whereas typing is not so contrived or crafted; it is just immediate typing. It feels as if it is coming from another place altogether without the mind’s involvement. It is so fast that it is literally punching one key after another. That’s it. It is devoid of all personal opinion and is purely impersonal. It’s basic descriptions, documenting and reporting of reality and facts. It just happens, devoid of the self. It is literally coming from the void. Like automatic writing.

What happened to the previous incarnation of this manuscript?

Most of it was put aside or delted or chucked out. Only a few parts of it were salvaged because after the second shift everything changed.

What did you do differently when you re-wrote the manuscript?

I began by showing parts of the first manuscript to a few people who then became interested in what had occurred and began asking questions. The second book began to grow organically out of the question and answer process. It was becoming more like a long joint interview than a book. It wasn’t done so much with an end product in mind. It was more for the sake of it and how I got to the self-realization. As well as shedding some light on the matter.

During the writing process, were there any conflicts for you as you were answering the questions?

No, there were no conflicts, but with the last shift, what resulted was a complete revision of what I had previously written as much of it did not seem relevant anymore. What happened after the first glimpse of awakening was that so much information surfaced. I wanted to get it all down, so I jotted it quickly and spat it all out no matter where it was coming from. I was trying to document the new experiences as clearly as possible so I wouldn’t forget any of it. So I still had all this written down and used some of it later on.

Would you say that the writing made more sense to you the second time around?

The writing did make sense to the mind, but what occurred with the awakening shift was baffling. By answering emails or questions from people, the writing was so much easier, it felt more natural, less contrived or affected in any way. The problem I had previously with writing the book was that it felt that I was “trying” to write a book. I became self-conscious of doing so. Trying to be a writer, which I’m not. Writing did not feel natural for me at all; it felt like work until this occurred. Answering a question is different.

Just after the awakening there was an excitement, an urge to communicate what I had seen. A strong urge to write about it, but after about five months of pure bliss, this decreased. As I was writing I could see that without a question, when there is no limited sense of self, there isn’t as much of a stimulus, impulse, reason or motivation to say anything. The questions seemed to naturally help drive the writing; to keep it going without any effort at all.
What happens is that it begins to negate itself because it sees that whatever is said is leading away from what it is. The process also seems to be endless; when one layer is revealed there are infinite layers underneath. In other words, the more you see and “think” you know the more you realize that you know absolutely nothing at all. It literally silences you into not even wanting to open up your mouth. I now understand why someone would become a “muni”, completely silent on this matter. It’s like when you go around in a circle; you end up exactly where you started. Each time this happens, all you can do is laugh because it feels kind of nonsensical and really funny.

So you think it’s all a joke?

Yes, in a way it is a divine comedy, but sometimes a very serious comedy., but there is a lot more to this than humor.

What do you think the ego process; the struggle with writing the book was about? I recently came across some writing by an Indian named Sri Aurobindo, who talks about this stage. He says:

“…These things, when they pour down or come in, present themselves with a great force, a vivid sense of inspiration or illumination, much sensation of light and joy, an impression of widening and power. …….Very easily he is carried away by the splendour and the rush, and thinks that he has realized more than he has truly done, something final or at least something sovereignly true…….
He may not realize at once that he is still in the cosmic Ignorance, not in the cosmic Truth, much less in the Transcendental Truth, and that whatever formative or dynamic idea-truths may have come down into him are partial only and yet further diminished by their presentation to him by a still mixed consciousness.”

Yes this is what he refers to as the “intermediate zone”. What this means is that the experience carries the person away; the impression created is that one is enlightened. It’s a subtle and very clever sort of co-opting mind trick that if one is not careful, one can end up believing they have intellectually negated the ego but still being there to be enlightened in the sense of a person. This is an example of being unaware that the ego is still there; a mental blind spot.
This is a subtle form of self-denial, suppression as well as an affirmation. It is trying to convince oneself by repeating it over and over like a mantra that there is no ego there, which can have the adverse effect of actually sustaining it in the process. This is what I was referring to earlier on during those 6 months after the awakening and the ego wanting to make a production out of it. Wanting to form a new spiritual ego. Take on a spiritual sounding Indian name and so on. Or to start wearing colored beads and walking about in a loincloth.
However there is also another dimension to this, the sub-conscious mind. You can’t get rid of your id, or the samskaras (mental dispositions and deep psychic imprints in the body), vasanas (karmic residues, unconscious propensities, disposition, habit energy, habit formation, habit thought) or vrittis (thoughts and feelings that trigger the glands associated with that particular propensity to secrete corresponding hormones).

You can’t get rid of your shadow self by suppressing or denying it. And, you can’t get rid of your super-ego with your ego since in time it will pop back up in a new enlightened persona.

Is there a temptation at this point from the ego?

Yes, Bernadette Roberts talks about this in an interview, (http://www.spiritualteachers.org/b_roberts_interview.htm)
“The major temptation to be overcome in this period is the temptation to fall for one of the subtle but powerful archetypes of the collective consciousness. As I see it, in the transforming process we only come to terms with the archetypes of the personal unconscious; the archetypes of the collective consciousness are reserved for individuals in the state of oneness, because those archetypes are powers or energies of that state. Jung felt that these archetypes were unlimited; but in fact, there is only one true archetype, and that archetype is self. What is unlimited are the various masks or roles self is tempted to play in the state of oneness – savior, prophet, healer, martyr, Mother Earth, you name it. They are all temptations to seize power for ourselves, to think ourselves to be whatever the mask or role may be. In the state of oneness, both Christ and Buddha were tempted in this manner, but they held to the “ground” that they knew to be devoid of all such energies”

So what can you do if the shadow jumps right back in?

If you have the awareness to even see it, just observe it, investigate it, and witness it. Meditate on it. Don’t identify with it and know it’s not who you are; see it for what it is. Test it and see for yourself. Don’t worry about it if it pops up, since it isn’t you. Doing that will only drag you back into the story. Don’t try to force it, suppress it, stop it, or bully it away. Be gentle on it. Doing this is quite effortless. It just takes shifting your awareness. That’s really all it is. To remember whom you are and stay with this at all times if you can. See that you are this infinite and boundless awareness, not the body or the mind.

How does it feel to be devoid of all these things; no personal identity, no sense of a “person” being there?

It’s not a question of feeling, it’s more direct being. It’s direct living, being present. There is no effort at all. Simply being natural. The Taoists have a term for this “wu wu” effortless effort. Non doing. In a way it’s like doing tai chi at all times. I’ve done tai chi and qi gung for many years now .This is exactly how it feels when practicing tai chi. You disappear into the flow of the movements.

As an artist, if there is no self, then “who” is making your artwork?

The same exact source that makes it in every other organism. One has to understand the illusion of the artist. Artists are just vehicles, or instruments for this awareness, consciousness to reveal itself through. Art is an extension of nature like the fruit on a tree. It’s quite funny because people believe they are being creative when they are not. Without awareness none of this could happen.

Do you have ambitions, aspirations, hopes and dreams?

Those things are unnecessary, as everything is already perfect the way it is. Awareness, love truth, being, bliss and life, has no need for ambitions, aspirations, hopes or dreams. What is it going to do with any of it?

So why bother even writing this book if that is the case? Isn’t that your aspiration, goal, or dream to get published?

It is no bother at all and there is no aspiration or expectation of getting published or any one reading it either. There are already countless books out there on this subject. One more isn’t going to make a difference since they are all coming from the same source anyway.

Do you ever have doubts?

No because if there is no doubter, there is no doubt. Just 100 percent certainty that I am pure consciousness.

Did you feel a great loss for your old sense of self?

No, because the only thing which was lost was an illusion of a self. When this was clearly seen and understood, it was more of a relief, not a loss. It was seen as the impediment and hindrance. It was not an asset at all because it was seen that it was a case of mis-idenifcation all along. As if seeing things back to front or upside down and then suddenly seeing things the right way. Like having your vision corrected and realigned with one’s true nature.

Do you think there is a way to get rid of this ego?

There is absolutely no way to get rid of it other than to know what it is and simply observe it. Investigate it, test it, look into it and find out for yourself that it does not exist. For example, look at the River Thames in London, what is it exactly; it is a river with a label on it. It is a concept just like you.

You can’t fight the ego, repress it or force it to disappear. None of these tactics will work. The only thing that works is light. Knowing that what you are is this awareness and not the ego.
One’s ego is the subtlest and cleverest things in the universe, although paradoxically it doesn’t even exist. Again what the ego is, is a mistaken case of identity. This is the problem and also the solution. Knowing and seeing that one is not one’s ego is sometimes enough to sever its roots. Another method is to cease watering it, feeding it or giving it sunlight by being in your natural state of awareness; the here and now. This will work because the ego cannot be in this place.
The problem, which arises, is that the ego of a person will do anything to sustain itself. It will disguise itself using false humility, piety, holiness, false enlightenment, flattery, ingenuity, sincerity, lies, jokes, humor, manipulation, intellect, self-delusion, and even honesty and truth; anything to not have to die.

When is the best time to do this?

Anytime. Just keep watching it at all times. Observe it and pay close attention to it when you interact with other people. When someone flatters you, how does this make you feel? How do you respond? Ask yourself who is it that is feeling and responding?

When someone reprimands you, how do you react, how does this make you feel? Do you feel wounded, hurt, ashamed, belittled, patronized? Ask yourself who is this “I” that is feeling these emotions?
When someone rejects you, do you feel pain and suffering? Ask yourself who is this “I” that is feeling these emotions?
When another validates you, approves you, do you feel good, uplifted, proud of yourself? Ask yourself who is this “I” that is feeling these emotions?
When someone laughs at you, ridicules you, can you sincerely laugh with him or her or do you feel hurt? Ask yourself who is this “I” that is feeling these emotions?
When someone confronts you, curses you, criticizes you, cheats you, steals from you, what do you feel? Who is it that is experiencing the hurt?
When someone loves you, who is feeling the love? Ask yourself who is this “I” that is feeling these emotions?
Watch yourself when you make a mistake, make a fool of yourself, when you achieve something, get something, or learn something. Do you get a warm glow or a feeling of being puffed up when you do something that feels like you have made an accomplishment? Do you get angry or defensive or sad when someone points out to you that you were making a mistake? Look to see if you try to defend your actions? Ask yourself who is this “I” that is feeling these emotions?

Are you competitive? Do you have a need to show off your skills? To show to others how wise, talented, sophisticated, cultured, cultivated, refined, learned, or educated you are? To play one up-man-ship, to be a teacher or to show people how learned you are?
How do you react if your wife, husband, lover leaves you? Do you fall apart? Ask yourself who is it that is falling apart?
What happens if you get fired? Do you feel wounded, angry, frustrated, thwarted, bitter, jaded, and cynical? Ask yourself who is it that is feeling all these emotions and sensations?
Do you get embarrassed or jealous? Ask yourself who is it that is getting jealous?
How do you feel if you get promoted, get a raise, make more money, get recognized and become famous? See your name in the newspaper? Who is it that is feeling these emotions?
These are perfect times and tests to find out where and what your ego is. You can use almost anything to gauge it during the day. Measure it and to see if you can trace yourself back to it.

Do you think it’s even possible to totally become aware of all of these things?

Yes, you are this awareness if you like it or not. You just don’t know it. It is the backdrop of everything. For this to come into the foreground permanently doesn’t always happen overnight Just being able to see this gives one leverage to observe it with a much brighter floodlight because now you see it for what it is.

What exactly do you see when this ego death occurs?

What you see is how it was formed in the first place. How you were led to believe that this is who you are. How you came to misidentify yourself with it and how this conditioning and hypnosis took place over time. How your parents shaped it from the time you were about two and a half years old. By the way they spoke to you, mirrored you, loved you, disciplined you and told you who you were. How your interactions with your siblings and early childhood friends also shaped it.

How school indoctrinated you. How society and peer pressures shaped you by approving of certain types of behaviors, beliefs and disapproving of others. Understanding and seeing that much of what you think about yourself was imposed on you externally and drummed into you like a false mantra. A form of societal voodoo through the power of persuasion and suggestion.

How what you think about yourself is also a self-delusion; a way to make yourself feel better and more confident, to have self esteem, self pride and self love. You realize that in essence you have been barking up the wrong tree. Watering the wrong plant. It’s not too different from believing that you were Cleopatra or Napoleon Bonaparte in a past life. You are doing the same thing but with another character in the present.

You will begin to see that all of these things are there to nurture yourself; to stroke your ego. To keep it inflated and puffed up or to create walls and defenses around you. Barriers and obstacles to hear only what it wants to hear that will make it feel good. To block out anything that brings it down, threatens it, questions it, depresses it or deflates it.

What you begin to see is that it is like an automatic thermostat that regulates itself, but also has built in defense mechanisms to hinder anyone from getting anywhere near it. Especially since getting too close to it could mean shutting it off, and this would mean death.

What else do you see about yourself by going through this process?

You see all the lies, the self-deception, the dishonest behavior, the falseness, the stupidity, and the sheer naked-ness of how unconscious you were; how absolutely vain you were. How manipulative and conniving and greedy and selfish you were.

You will see the falseness in your words and actions, the reasons and stimulus for your behavior. You will see the hidden motivations; the ulterior motives that you could not admit to yourself were even there. You will see the ugliness of this false person. You will see all the masks that you wear. You will see how you treat your boss or someone with money or fame differently from how you treat the garbage man or the postman. And how you are polite and respectful with one person and sharp and patronizing with another, no matter how subtle.
You will also see how you are filled with insatiable desires for sex, food, pleasure, comfort, stimulation, money, and mostly attention, recognition, approval, validation and acceptance. You will see how you want to be unconditionally loved like a baby. To be pampered, stroked, cuddled, adored, worshiped and idolized.

You will see an unsuitable desire and need for wanting to fit in with others. Wanting to be part of the pack, the club, the group or society. Wanting to belong to some clique or private organization. To be part of the “in crowd” The trendy elite.

This is what the ego craves and desires the most; to be recognized and to be acknowledged. The last thing it wants is to be ignored or be dismissed as if it didn’t even exist. It wants to stand out in any way possible, negatively or positively. Any kind of attention will do because it will feed on all of it including conflict, arguments, disagreements and war because it’s all fuel. It’s anything that will get others to notice it, sustain it and keep it alive.

So when all this is stripped away, how does it feel?

It is simply seen for what it is, it feels blissful, liberating, more than can be put into words. You feel like you are nature itself, like a flower that neither spins nor toils; beautiful, wonderful, a miracle. All sense of shame, fear, anxiety and embarrassment is gone. Nothing can faze you. Nothing anyone says can get to you. Because what you are is free and you have found your true center or see that there is no center at all.

You will see that all your problems do not come from outside of you, but from your mis-identification with your ego; the false belief that you are a separate person. Separate from oneness, consciousness, God. This is the crux of the matter; this mistaken identity. The real cause for all your suffering is coming from inside of this false you. The source of all your problems is the identification with this false plastic manufactured self.

Why can’t you just drop it? Get rid of it?

Because there is no one there to drop it. Trying to drop something that doesn’t exist is impossible and will have you spinning in circles chasing a phantom that doesn’t exist; except in your mind.

The way to see this is to know that you are the awareness; the consciousness that witnesses the mind. There is really nothing you have to do because it is already doing what it does. There is no one to do anything. The way to clear a puddle of murky water is to not mess with it or to stir it up, but to leave it alone, step back, observe it and let it clear up by itself. It works the same way with the mind. The mind is like a wild beast; it is chaotic and uncontrollable and cannot be easily tamed.

Let it run its course and wear itself out, but do not engage it or ride it; otherwise you will be thrown off over and over again. Doing this is the insanity of it all; like going along for the roller coaster ride. Identifying with this roller coaster ride and believing this is you; the ups and downs, the disappointments, the satisfactions and the gains and losses. None of this is who you are because this can never be gained or lost, it was never Not there and it will always be there.

The self-identified mind is also cunning and subtle. It will even pretend to you that it has dropped itself. It will act as if it is now humble. It will put on another act; a false humility, which will reveal itself in self-deprecation. The way Hollywood actors do this when winning an Academy Award. All it’s doing is hiding out; waiting for the first opportunity to rear its ugly head again. A way to test this is if you are aware of being humble, you know the ego is there. If you are aware of being charitable, you should know the ego is there. If one is aware of being holy, you should know the ego is there.

Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story ~ P.M.H. Atwater

PMH Atwater’s most controversial book to date that dares to reveal “the rest of the story” about near-death experiences. Uncovering what really happens to children and adults who undergo this phenomenon, Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story combines extensive, objective research with first-person “survivor” accounts, as well as well as an exploration of “brain shift/spirit shift.”

An international authority on near-death states, Dr. Atwater uses the culmination of her research to establish that the near-death phenomenon is not some kind of anomaly, but is rather part of the larger genre of transformations of consciousness. She combines her 33 years of near-death research with what she was doing in the 60s and 70s, experiencing, experimenting with, and researching altered states of consciousness, mysticism, psychic phenomena, and the transformational process, to reveal what transformations of consciousness really are, why we have them, and where they lead us. This lifetime endeavor covers over 43 years of work, involving nearly 7,000 people. Her meticulous and unique protocol gives validity to what she has discovered and verified, and to the link that can be made between what is happening in the Middle East and the percentage worldwide of people who have undergone near-death experiences. A tipping point has been reached, a shared reality has emerged. . . for a leaderless, global, revolution in consciousness!

Dr. P.M.H. Atwater

Her groundbreaking contributions continue with Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story, examining the phenomena of:

Group experiences
“Heaven” and “Hell”
“Light” encounters
Aftereffects including unusual or amplified sensitivities
Spiritual transformations and societal implications

Basing her findings on extensive first person interviews as well as scientific studies of the deeper structures of the brain, Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story is a rational examination of an experience that defies ordinary reason – the first book to tackle this difficult and controversial subject from both the scientific and spiritual perspectives.

Dr. P.M.H. Atwater on A Fireside Chat – Near-Death Experiences – June 16th, 2012

My Guest is PMH ATWATER, Ph.D. PMH returns after 4 years too long, to share ground breaking new research. We focus on the culmination of 44 years of consciousness and NDE research, as well as personal experience gained from no less than 3 of her own NDEs.

In this, her 10th book, written in her 70’s, I was astonished to discover such a vast compendium of interconnected new insights. Her book is titled, “NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES the rest of the story”. In it, she finally shares personal thoughts, held back from the previous 9 brilliant books. I was spellbound by both halves with her masterful and humorous writing. The first half contains personal stories from some of the most fascinating and researched of the 4,000 adults and 266 children interviewed over 33 years.

The second half includes ground-breaking new scientific research that empowers us as a collective to expand our consciousness and shift into higher “gears”. We discuss the power of the “stress-chaos theory” effect, the amazing power of the body-brain as it relates to death, the significance of the pending Mayan Calendar shift in the “2012-13 window”, DMT, consciousness expansion and finally she explains many “whys”.

Of special significance to me were the discoveries on colloidal suspension, synchronicity, brain waves, entanglements, higher consciousness, 2012, life “after death”, and much more. This book is a “must read” as a spiritual eye opener, as we barely scratched the surface in this show. One interview not to be missed, but even more important: her book is vital in comprehending the larger cosmic panorama; what happens and why – before and after we cross over. PMH Atwater is a pioneer way ahead of her time; yet, “just in time” to be of service through these times which she sheds a beautiful bright golden light upon. Enjoy the show!

Present! – P.M.H. Atwater and the Near Death Experience

P.M.H. Atwater talks about her near death experience and about her research into the N.D.E..

The Blue Butterfly – An inspiring movie

The Blue Butterfly tells the extraordinary story of a 10-year-old boy, diagnosed as terminally ill, whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist (William Hurt) to take them on a trip to the Costa Rican rain forest to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives.

William Hurt in The Blue Butterfly: An Excellent Film About Unity

Etymologist Alan Osborne 10-year Old Pete Carlton Challenge Death and Hunt the Miracle Butterfly

There are several unusual pieces to this film, not least of which is the discordance between actors, a discordance that cannot escape notice. From the beginning, the principle actors seem to have no sympathy with each other. The cast seems to fight within itself. This would represent a flaw in the casting except that it, instead, represents the integrity of the film. It is a visual representation of the meaning of the film, the theme of the movie.

The discordance and disunity between the actors in the beginning of The Blue Butterfly is the result of deliberate directorial choices made by director Lea Pool, native of Geneve, Switzerland (Lost and Delirious). Further, it is the result of deliberate and excellent acting from William Hurt, Pascale Bussieres and Marc Donato.

In the beginning of the film, the actors portray the characters as being individuals who are independent and discordant, without unity with other people. They are sympathetic of the others’ needs and situations, but, still, they are independent and out of accord, and un-united. This discord continues until the moment of epiphany when the mother makes what is an enormously hard decision to send her wheel-chair dependent son out into the tropical rain forest of South America with a the man they are following through wild and potentially dangerous terrain.

Epiphany is followed in due course by crisis. The man gets hurt and the boy must stand on his own: he must set limiting factors aside and come to the rescue of the man. As epiphany led to crisis, crisis leads to dissolution of discordant independence and to the moment of unity. The moment of unity comes when a vision of spearheads and potential fatality touches the boy.

In The Blue Butterfly, a boy, Pete Carlton, played by Marc Donato (White Oleander), who is a fiend for etymology (he collects bugs by the score) develops a brain tumor and is expected to live for only months longer. His individualistic and self-sacrificing mother, Teresa Carlton, played by Pascale Bussieres (primarily European films), who demonstratively loves her son boundlessly, devotes herself to helping him procure the dream of his heart: He wants to go into the jungles of South America with North America’s premier etymologist, Alan Osborne, played by William Hurt (Syriana), to find the spectacular Blue Morpho Butterfly. Pete desires this because he has learned, and he believes, that the Blue Morpho is a miraculous butterfly that can unravel the puzzles of life – and dying – if you behold it for even a moment. He has so many inner questions about the meaning of being a living creature that he feels he must find and catch this miraculous Blue Morpho.

His mother agrees to find and persuade the etymologist and to then brave the dangers of the jungle, spending all her money, for her son’s dream of a miracle.

The etymologist, under circumstances which cannot fail to impress him, reluctantly agrees to lead the expedition, even though it is too late in the butterfly season to hope for any success. The three, the adults not liking things or each other all that well, set out for the jungles of South America where they make headquarters in a village Alan Osborne knows well and where his friend, Alejo, played by Raoul Trujillo (The New World), lives with his motherless young daughter, played in her debut role by Marianella Jimenez. In this village they also meet Topo, a debut role for Gerardo Hernandez. From here, Osborne leads Pete and Teresa on day excursions to hunt the Blue Morpho.

Another odd discordance in the directing of The Blue Butterfly is that between the unity expressed within the two groups of people: one group is all harmony and sublime unity, the other is all dissonance. The group of South American villagers to whom the butterfly expedition travels is represented by Alejo, his daughter and Topo, the village elder cum medicine man cum story teller. It is these three that discuss the belief in the Blue Morpho’s miraculous nature in right and enlightened terms, explaining how it is said that the Morpho grants miraculous wisdom and physical miracles.

Alejo’s daughter further explains to Pete that it is in the attainment of unity that the miracle occurs: She explains that the miracle lies all around and in each being. Discord turning to unity is the theme and the meaning of the film.

Music (Stephen Endelman, DeLovely) in The Blue Butterfly is vibrant like the rain forest and the butterflies (except when they are drunk…). Music, rich and full, acts like a unifier in bringing the two groups together and in bringing them both together with the jungle around them. Endelman’s music acts a central role demonstrating the integrity of the film: It is the one unified piece in a film that has intentionally disunified principle parts. Cinematographer Pierre Mignot (6th Day) and production designer Serge Bureau (Lost and Delirious) work in synchonicity with each other to develop the disunified individuality in the early parts and to capture the feeling of flight in pursuing the miracle of the Blue Morpho in the last portions The film editing, by Michel Arcand (Gospel of John), is one other unifying element in The Blue Butterfly: Arcand’s editing choices make the divided parts flow with each other, bringing the scenes, like a ride on a river, to the final resolution.

One question remains after watching The Blue Butterfly. Pete says that they were “set up.” After you watch the film you’ll know who set them up, but the question that remains is was it for good or was it for ill? Were they set up to be harmed or to be benefited? One clue is that in The Blue Butterfly unity and miracle are presented as existing in symbiosis: each integrally dependent on the other as illustrated by what Osborne says while standing in the river, “No insect, no flower; no flower, no insect.” Other clues (that won’t spoil the film) is that the crisis comes before the unity, the unity comes before the miracle and the Blue Morpho alights beside Alejo’s daughter.

The Blue Butterfly is a brilliant screenplay and story, written by Pete McCormick (See Grace Fly), embodying a deep and profound meaning that goes beyond the true story upon which it was based. This meaning is important and of great relevance today in light of the discord that rocks our world over both global warming (and the discord caused by the footprint of global warming), and the metaphysical disunity as religious and political factions tear the world asunder. Would it were that instead of seeking that which is the captured and mounted trophy we would, as a world of individuals, seek the unity and miracle represented by the Blue Morpho and trade our discord for harmony.Prime Movie Reviews http://www.pmr-reviews.com
The Blue Butterfly – Trailer

The Blue Butterfly tells the extraordinary story of a 10-year-old boy, diagnosed as terminally ill, whose dream is to catch the most beautiful butterfly on Earth, the mythic and elusive Blue Morpho. His mother persuades a renowned entomologist (William Hurt) to take them on a trip to the Costa Rican rain forest to search for the butterfly, leading to an adventure that will transform their lives.

And so, their journey begins. A journey of courage, redemption and love. Inspired by a true story, this is a magical film about a courageous young boy and a jaded man who chase a dream, and whose lives are forever changed.

The only way to catch a miracle is to believe in it…

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