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Exploring Begins By Being Lost
You can only explore what you don't know about, where you haven't been. Even if you explore what you know or where you are or where you've already been, the exploring happens when you go in with new questions, now experiments, new perspectives, a new shape of your Box.
This means exploring begins by being lost.
This is a new skill to develop: how to get lost, even in places you think you know about already.
A practitioner of Possibility Management may work 10 years to get to the point of not knowing the person they wake up next to in the morning. This is the beginning of an interesting day of exploring.
The central implication here is that exploring is an act of creation. First you create ways to enter territories you have never been before. You can do this by:
Getting lost means going the other way than your habitual behaviors and thought patterns would have you go. Getting lost means looking into the dark places, the shadow world, where your attention usually avoids.
Getting lost means asking dangerous questions, nonlinear questions.
Getting lost means forgetting who you are supposed to be.
Getting lost means ignoring your assumptions, avoiding expectations and conclusions, yours and others'.
Getting lost means asking the next question, and the next.
Getting lost means staying present in a small NOW and a small HERE so that you carry less baggage and can turn right angles at light speed.
Getting lost means noticing what you are noticing with, entering the waking state.
Getting lost means choosing another purpose than mere survival.
Getting lost means shifting identity.
Getting lost means starting over again!
What's around you? Why are you there? Where else could you be?
What's inside you? Why is it like that? How else could it be?
Dive in! The water is fine!
Books To Read, Books To Write
1491: New Revelations Of The Americas Before Columbus (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0101.00)(in Deutsch Kolumbus' Erbe: Wie Menschen, Tiere, Pflanzen die Ozeane überquerten und die Welt von heute schufen) by Charles Mann. Most Western history books describe North and South America before Columbus arrived in 1492 as a vast, underused territory, sparsely populated by primitives whose cultures would bow before the advanced technologies of the Europeans. For decades, though, among the archaeologists, anthropologists, paleolinguists, and others whose discoveries Charles C. Mann brings together in 1491, different stories have been emerging. Among the revelations: the first Americans may not have come over the Bering land bridge around 12,000 B.C. but by boat along the Pacific coast 10 or even 20 thousand years earlier; the Americas were a far more urban and populated with bigger cities than Europe at the time, with healthier people, bigger trade routes, and more technologically advanced than white people assume; and the Indians, rather than living in static harmony with nature, radically engineered the landscape across the continents, to the point that even "timeless" natural features like the Amazon rainforest can be seen as products of human intervention. This is an important and totally eye-opening book. e.g. One linquist was compiling a dictionary of the language of the inhabitants of the horn of South America which consisted mostly of relationship words and verbs. It was still incomplete and contained more words than the English Oxford Dictionary of the time.
The Alchemy Of Love And Sex (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0102.00) (in deutsch Transformation von Liebe und Sexualität) by Lee Lozowick. Here are collected insights, secrets and practices for navigating the evolving dynamics of physical and energetic intimacies with your partner.
The Alchemy Of Transformation (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0103.00) (in deutsch Die Alchimie der Wandlung. Gespräche eines Baul-Meisters) by Lee Lozowick. From the Baul perspective, ongoing transformation is the way of life and love. Warning: Significant Box expansion.
Ancient Futures by Helena Norberg-Hodge (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0167.00). When Helena Norberg-Hodge first arrived in Ladakh, in northern India, she found a pristine environment and a people who exhibited remarkable vitality and joy. But then came economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, a whole range of problems—from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide—have begun to appear for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, is neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the product of political and economic decisions—and those decisions can be changed. In a new preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way to both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures—strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy society means and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future.
Aquarian Conspiracy: personal and social transformation in our time by Marilyn Ferguson (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0104.00). A breathtaking, compelling study of the changes in work, relationships, medicine, religion and education that comprised the birth of the New Age. Now reset and redesigned in a compact volume, here is the human potential masterwork that defined the New Age.
Aquarius Now (in deutsch Die sanfte Revolution: Gelebte Visionen für eine menschlichere Welt) by Marilyn Ferguson (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0105.00). What a genius of synthesis this woman was. "We have no enemy except ourselves and the mess we’ve made individually and collectively by refusing to look at what we’re doing to our bodies, our minds, our society, and the earth itself. We’ve been seduced by the cult of numbers, caught in a web of mindless materialism, obsessed with competition, with winning and losing, afraid of anything that can’t be seen or measured, and in the grip of an economic model where only that which generates more money is worth pursuing.” Back in 1982 Marilyn Ferguson's book Aquarian Conspiracy (in deutsch Die sanfte Verschwörung) changed my life. Maybe this one will change yours. I spoke with Marilyn on the phone several times before she died rather suspiciously in 2008 from a "heart attack."
Autobiography Of A Yogi (in deutsch Autobiographie eines Yogi: Das Lebenszeugnis des großen indischen Meisters, der zum Mittler zwischen westlicher und östlicher Religiosität wurde) by Paramahansa Yogananda (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0106.00). This is a classic introduction to the Indian spiritual traditions written by one of the most respected practitioners. Many of the miracle stories he tells are unbelievable, yet, I think they are true. This is the handbook of the Self Realization Fellowship.
Cat’s Cradle (in Deutsch Katzenwiege) by Kurt Vonnegut Jr (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0107.00). This book is a little depressing, but not unrealistic. Here is where Vonnegut first introduces distinctions about cultural relativity, meaning your culture is no more real and valid than the culture of the people you are trying to belittle or eradicate. No wonder the Americans, Australians, Japanese, Chinese, etc. could thoughtlessly and arrogantly wipe out original inhabitants thinking, "Our culture is better than your culture if we can kill you." No wonder Hernando Cortez and the other Catholic Portuguese and Spanish Conquistadores rubbed small-pox puss into blankets and gave them generously as "vergiftet" gifts to the Incas, Aztecs, Mayans and other natives of the Americas, knowingly exterminating 93% of original populations. No wonder there could be Apartheid and racism and ongoing war between Jewish/American Christians and Moslems. We were not yet initiated into cultural relativity. Fortunately that is happening now... One of the characters in Cat's Cradle, Bokonon, is definitely a Possibility Manager. The book is full of useful models and new words, such as 'grand falloon' and 'karass' which have successfully entered next-culture vocabulary, to join words like 'grok' from Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land.
Choice Theory (This seems to be not available in Deutsch, and difficult to obtain in English. Even the book Reality Therapy (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0108.00) is difficult to get in English but was once translated to Deutsch as Realitätstherapie. Neue Wege der Psychotherapie, but is also out of print.) by William Glasser (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0109.00). Harper Collins. A central book for understanding Possibility Management's approach to taking radical responsibility for choosing, one of the three powers of a human being. Also be sure to read Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse.
Conscious Parenting (in Deutsch Spirituelle Erziehung. Hilfreiche Ratschläge, Praktische Weisheit) by Lee Lozowick (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0110.00). The book explodes with examples applying spiritual principles to every day life in practical detail. Warning: Significant Box expansion.
Creating by Robert Fritz (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0111.00). This is a central volume in the Possibility Management study books. Robert Fritz delivers many powerful and clarifying distinctions about responsibility, creating, and stepping into a life that truly matters to you.
The Diamond Age (in Deutsch Diamond Age) by Neal Stephenson (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0112.00). The friendly John Percival Hackworth is a nanotechnician who just finished developing a 'book', A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, which is actually an interactive-supercomputer designed to teach a young girl to take her authority back and think for herself in a stifling society. It performs its functions perfectly. Unfortunately Hackworth loses the book, and it falls into the hands of a street urchin whose Box is expanded by the book to the point that she changes the culture of Shanghai. As a parallel project, I am coding Possibility Management into a picture language (making a pictionary) to be loaded into the laptops being dropped into village children behind the lines of civilization through One Laptop Per Child www.wiki.laptop.org. If you want a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer for yourself (or Young Gentleman's Illustrated Primer... for that matter...) you might find it alive and waiting for you for free online at StartOver.xyz.
Directing the Power of Conscious Feelings (in Deutsch Die Kraft des bewussten Fühlens, translated by Marion Lutz and published by Next Culture Press, 2nd Edition) written by Clinton Callahan (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0114.00). This book is full of photographs, thoughtmaps, and clear instructions for doing initiatory edgework experiments that build matrix to hold more consciousness. Required reading for Possibility Team and a life of High Level Fun.
The Discovery of Slowness (original German title: Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit) by Sten Nadolny (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0168.00). This book is a map for understanding a whole new domain of human potential. It is a biographical account and yet a psychological celebration. It gives you the key to escape modern culture overwhelming pressure to hurry your way through life till it is too late to live.
Dune (in Deutsch Der Wüstenplanet) by Frank Herbert (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0113.00). In this saga of a young man's initiations, trainers, elders, strangers, witches and his lover deliver many Possibility Management distinctions. There are numerous additional volumes in the Dune series and several films made based on these books, but none of them come close to this opening volume by Frank Herbert.
Dragon Dreaming by John Croft (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0169.00) et. al. is a project design soft-technology ebook which asserts that 100% of your dreams can come true. Dragon Dreaming is a work in progress: Dragon Dreaming has emerged from the work of the Gaia Foundation in Western Australia. Dragon Dreamers from Brazil to Russia and from Canada to the Congo are part of a learning, living community, where everyone is doing their best. This e-book is just part of the developing body of information about Dragon Dreaming. http://www.dragondreaming.org/wp-content/uploads/DragonDreaming_eBook_english_V02.09.pdf
Ecotopia (in deutsch Ein Weg nach Ökotopia) by Ernest Callenbach (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0116.00). The setting is the early 21st century. Ecotopia is a new country made out of what used to be Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. It has been independent for several decades. At last, an official visitor from New York is admitted: Will Weston, top investigative reporter. Like a modern Gulliver, Weston is sometimes horrified sometimes impressed despite himself, and sometimes touched by the strange practices he encounters - which include ritual war games, collective ownership and operation of farms and factories, and an attention to trees and reforestation which borders on tree-worship.
Ender´s Game (in deutsch Enders Spiel) by Orson Scott Card (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0117.00). The best book on team leadership and the function of practice I have ever found. (Also read Orson Scott Card's Treason - (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0118.00)- if you can get it.) In 2013 a film based on the Ender's Game books was released. The pictures are pretty exciting but the film fails to capture the energy and teambuilding spirit delivered by the book.
Endgame Vol.1: The problem of civilization by Derrick Jensen (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0163.00)
Endgame Vol.2: Resistance by Derrick Jensen (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0164.00)
The Essence Of Parenting by Anne Johnson and Vic Goodman (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0119.00). This is an extensively explained invitation to an excellent context for child raising.
Finite and Infinite Games: a vision of life as play and possibility (in deutsch Endliche und unendliche Spiele: Die Chancen des Lebens) by Joseph P. Carse (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0120.00). There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other, infinite. Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. This is a key book for understanding how Possibility Management works.
Getting Real by Lee Lozowick, Hohm Press, Prescott, Arizona, 2007 (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0121.00). If you want to read a spiritual book that Clinton Callahan recommends, you can start with this one. (After that read In The Fire by Lee Lozowick.)
Gifts Of Unknown Things (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0122.00) or Lifetide (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0165.00) or Lightning Bird (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0166.00) by Lyall Watson. Or read all three. Gifts and Lifetide expand your Box about what is possible for human beings. Lightning Bird is the story of an archeologist in Africa who becomes as a man of 30,000 years ago to find the secrets others failed to find. I can't tell if any if the above three books are in German yet, but I did find Dark Nature: a natural history of evil in deutsch Die Nachtseite des Lebens. Eine Naturgeschichte des Bösen, which is also a superb example of Lyall Watson's deeply curious intelligence, and helpful in your underworld work.
Good Night Feelings invites little ones and big ones to round out their day together during picture-enhanced heart-to-heart sharing. Any sad moments, strong or subtle frustrations, spurts of fear, and ripples of joy – all are completed and washed away during this safely guided and respectful exchange that occurs while reading the book together. Each feeling has a right to exist. When you listen carefully to your own feelings and the feelings of others, the feelings can explain interactions and heal wounds that logical thinking could never resolve. The book empties your emotional garbage can for a good night's rest and a fresh start in the morning. Good Night Feelings could become the most exciting book on your child's shelf because each time you read it together new stories emerge with surprising depth and freshness.
The Great Growing Up: being responsible for humanity's future by John Renesch (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0123.00). The Gaian Road Team got to interview John in his San Francisco apartment in 2013. His book addresses an urgent collective choice: to opt for responsible adulthood over the largely adolescent ways we have been relating to one another and our planet Earth. The choice is accomplished through a change of thinking that supports a paradigm shift - from adolescent self-centeredness to adult responsibility for all life forms. Anyone willing to genuinely "grow up” can make this necessary choice. Ever-increasing numbers of individuals today are already growing in consciousness and are training themselves to take on leadership roles in bringing about the first conscious evolution of our species. This represents a mostly invisible global movement of historic proportions. John's book invites anyone concerned with humanity's future to participate in this new thinking.
High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them (in deutsch Countdown für eine bessere Welt: Lösungen für 20 globale Probleme) by J. F. Rischard, Basic Books Inc. published in 2002 (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0124.00). Taking responsible action depends on your level of clarity about what’s really going on as well as on the number of real options you can choose from. This book is so full of clarity and reasonable options that it completely changed my life focus when I read it in 2007 when there were already only 15 years left to solve the 20 problems. Now there are a mere 8 years remaining. If J.F.s asessments are even close to being accurate, you and I have front row seats to global collapse. Did you ever sit in front row seats at Sea World when the Killer Whale jumps? We are about to get splashed with more than a bit of cold salty water.
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0125.00) is humourous, touching and no-nonsense adventures about remembering our true nature. The questioning and answering of both characters is an inner discovery for everyone who is on the path. Flying lessons guaranteed.
The Impossible Conversation by Dean Spillane Walker (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0161.00). In The Impossible Conversation, Dean Walker takes the reader’s hand and compassionately asks them to join him in exploring our global crises. He leads us past the realm of climate deniers, cynical corporate And government players and disempowered citizens – to a far more sober, clear and empowered place where we might reclaim our agency, regain access to truth in this Post-Truth world and stand for what
Truly matters. Walker does this by reminding us how we got into these predicaments In the first place. Yes, Walker includes the vetted facts and figures he calls The Sober Data of our predicament, but the main thrust and strength of
The Impossible Conversation is that we carry those data and projections into our hearts and discover how to keep our hearts open even when we consider the most challenging aspects of our present and near future. In The Impossible Conversation we are invited to intimately reconnect: with our own inner wisdom, with the miracle that is every other human and with our magnificent, magnanimous Earth. I urge you to take this book into your heart and allow it to become part of your blood and bones. (Book Review by Carolyn Baker. PhD., author of Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times and Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and the Global Crisis.)
Impro (not in deutsch yet, but there is this: Theaterspiele: Spontaneität, Improvisation und Theatersport) by Keith Johnstone (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0126.00). Here is a small handbook just overflowing with amazing distinctions and exercises for building improvisational theater skills. He also opens the univers of conscious status transactions and what can be accessed in trance theater.
In Search Of The Miraculous (in deutsch Auf der Suche nach dem Wunderbaren) by P. D. Ouspensky (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0127.00). This thick book opened the door for me to find all the information we study about holding and navigating space. It is about taking radical responsibility for things we never thought could be taken responsibility for. Peter Ouspensky was a student of G. I . Gurdjieff, a teacher from Eastern Europe who taught about "The Fourth Way - the way of the sly man" mostly in Paris and died in 1949. It is worth wrestling this book to its end.
In the Fire by Lee Lozowick (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0128.00). The book to read after you read Getting Real.
Ishmael (in deutsch Ismael) by Daniel Quinn (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0129.00). An adventure for the mind and the spirit. Daniel Quinn said, "Something better than civilization is waiting for us." He knows what he is talking about.
Island (in deutsch Eiland) by Aldous Huxley (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0130.00). This is one of the 4 next culture community books I recommend to people, along with Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach, The Kin Of Ata Are Waiting For You by Dorothy Bryant, and Watch The North Wind Rise by Robert Graves.
The Jump Into Life by Arnaud Desjardins (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0131.00). This book describes what happens when you truly understand and therefore cannot help but live from the context generated by that little phrase on the Map of Possibility: “Everything is neutral.”
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0160.00). A young girl's look on the world of grown-ups. There is a culture-to-culture conversation that runs through the book through the eyes of an innocent but not stupid girl named Scout. "I came to the conclusion that people are peculiar," is what she decides at 9 years of age, after observing the ways of the adults in her hometown: Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's. This is a romanticized handbook about how to question the culture that you were born in without falling in the traps of being either adaptive or defensive.
The Kin Of Ata Are Waiting For You (in deutsch Die Insel der Ata) by Dorothy Bryant (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0132.00). An excellent story about the transformations that can occur while encountering a working community. Highly recommended.
Leadership and Self Deception (in deutsch Raus aus der Box! Über den Umgang mit der Selbsttäuschung) by the Arbinger Institute (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0133.00). Here you will find a procedure for taking radical responsibility, starting with yourself.
The Life Of Milarepa by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0134.00). Milarepa's teacher Marpa eventually sent him to sit in a cave high up in the Tibetan Himilayas. If you go to that cave now you can stand in there and find a place where Milarepa left a message for all to see about what he learned about reality. There is a handprint melted into the solid rock made by Milarepa's hand during meditation.
Local Is Our Future by Helena Norberg-Hodge (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0170.00). Distilling the wisdom gleaned from four decades of activism and direct experience in both the global North and South, Helena lucidly deconstructs the old narrative of ‘progress’ through technological advance and corporate growth, while presenting a concise and compelling case for economic localization. Her arguments are supported by real-world examples proving that – beneath the radar of the mainstream media and far from the fetishized techno-utopia of Silicon Valley – healthy and vibrant futures, built upon connection to nature and community, are already in the making.
The Magus (in deutsch Der Magus) by John Fowles. (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0172.00). From an Amazon book review by Robert Janda: "I was surprised to see this book rated so low with only 3 stars as I feel this is one of the best novels I have ever read. It is the story of a wealthy benefactor who, each year, picks a fated individual and infuses his world with events and characters designed to bring him to terms with himself and to evolve his consciousness. Don't miss it." And from another review by Pete Wilkins: "The Magus has inspired legions of fans and no small number of readers who are still asking, "What was that?" Having read both versions, I prefer the revised edition, but there is not a huge difference between the two. The new introduction, however, provides some fascinating insights into a novel that continues to amaze and perplex readers, including this one. If you haven't read it yet, I strongly recommend The Magus. But be prepared - the novel will lull you in with lush descriptions of the Greek Isles before blowing your mind with Urfe's bizarre encounter with intrigue, betrayal, and ultimately (perhaps?) redemption."
Manhood (in deutsch Männer auf der Suche: Sieben Schritte zur Befreiung) by Steve Biddulph (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0135.00). I am saddened to say that I have found no book that satisfies me with regards to addressing modern patriarchal empire indoctrinated males about becoming initiated men. Steve Biddulph's is the best I have so far found. Most men's literature is steeped in the Freudian Jungian psycholanalytical context of modern culture which tends to leave out 3 bodies altogether.
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress (in deutsch Der Mond ist eine herbe Geliebte) by Robert A. Heinlein (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0136.00). This is the story of a core group of people (and one computer) organizing independence from an oppressive corporatocracy. Sound familiar? For an inspiring story of teamwork between two couples read The Number of the Beast (in deutsch Die Zahl des Tiers) (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0137.00).
Mount Analogue (in deutsch Der Analog. Ein nicht-euklidischer, im symbolischen Verstand authentischer alpinistischer Abeneeuerroman) by René Daumal (1952) (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0138.00). Here is an amazing archetypal story about the initiatory path of discovery, evolution, and group work. Mr. Daumal died half-way through writing this short book from a long illness. René's inspired wife provides notes at the back of the book about where he would have taken the remainder of the story. The notes are like finding pieces of a treasure map.
Occupy World Street (in deutsch Occupy World Street - Roadmap für den radikalen Wandel) by Ross Jackson (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0139.00). (www.occupyworldstreet.org) This is the book the Pirate Translation Team transformed into German without previous permission and because it was already translated got it published in German with Hirzel Verlag. In addition to giving an accurate assessment of current eco-political reality on Earth, Ross Jackson, co-founder of the Global Ecovillage Network, also gives us a pathway to establish a Gaian League of Nations operating around a set us sustainable values.
Of Water and The Spirit (in deutsch Vom Geist Afrikas) by Malidoma Patrice Somé (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0140.00). This is one of the most amazingly clear and mind-blowing reports of African initiatory process from the Dagara tribe in Burkina Faso. It gives you the idea of what initiation truly can be.
Open Space Technology (in deutsch Open Space Technology: Ein Leitfaden für die Praxis) by Harrison Owen (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0141.00). A user handbook for a powerful and fun nonlinear meeting technology that uses creative sanctuary and parallel play. For an even more exciting meeting technology from Possibility Management, try using Torus Technology!
Original Wisdom (in deutsch Das Lächeln der Senoi: was es bedeutet ein Mensch zu sein) by Robert Wolff (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0142.00). This is the only book in which I had a tacit understanding and experience about what is lost when modern culture extinguishes indigenous and original intelligence. "Seeing" is a resource that guaranteed us a sustainable culture for over 40.000 years. I've written emails back and forth with Robert over the past years. He died in December 2015 at his home on the Big Island of Hawaii. His family did not protect his website. Clinton Callahan has since then made a replacement website (wildwolff.mystrikingly.com), uploaded all the files he had collected from Robert Wolff's writings, and invited others to send him any additional writings they thought should be shared. Robert Wolff would have liked this.
Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0143.00). The source of some of our favorite Possibility Management thoughtmaps. A must-read book. For more see www.gordontraining.com.
The People's History by Howard Zinn (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0162.00).
Perfect Love Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0144.00). Many exercise, total clarity. The man knows what he is talking about.
Radiant Joy Brilliant Love (in deutsch Wahre Liebe im Alltag, translated by Marion Lutz and published by Next Culture Press, 4th printing) by Clinton Callahan (MATRIX POINT: BLTL0000.00). The most recent and complete information about relationship and communication, about being a man or a woman, and about the crucial rites of passage into adulthood. Required reading for learning to navigate to extraordinary spaces of love and intimacy.
Update: Radiant Joy Brilliant Love is being re-release in English under a new title: Building Love That Last on May 1, 2020.
Radical Honesty (deutsch Radikal Ehrlich) by Brad Blanton (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0145.00). Straight. Funny. Touching. Encouraging. Transformative. You can do it, but only if you try.
Radical Parenting (in deutsch: Radikal ehrliche Elternschaft translated by Marion Lutz and published by Next Culture Press) by Brad Blanton (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0146.00). Brad is not presenting himself in a good light in this book. That is the book's value. It's honest. The writing is based on Brad's personal experiences, including his shadow side. The book is thorough because over the years Brad has had so many clients for psychotherapy who have repeated over and over again the same family breakdown symptoms, that Brad's ideas and shared skills drill directly to the source. A life changing read.
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0147.00) and Long Life Honey In The Heart (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0148.00) (Secrets is in deutsch Die Geheimnisse des Jaguars. Eine Entdeckungsreise in die Welt der Maya, but Long Life Honey In The Heart is not) by Martín Prechtel . Secrets is an intimate and heart-rending retelling of Martín Prechtel becoming trained and serving as a Mayan shaman. Honey is an intimate and heart-rending retelling of Martín Prechtel becoming trained and serving as the head of his Mayan village initiators. Both stories occurred at the same time in Martín's life, making the whole thing both believable and awe inspiring. Both stories relate to the ordeals and exertions involved in becoming a functional Possibility Manager and especially a Possibility Trainer. These are required reading...
Self Observation: the awakening of conscience - an owner's manual by Red Hawk (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0149.00). The author is a personal friend of mine (Clinton Callahan), fellow student of Lee Lozowick, and a lover and practitioner of Gurdjieffian self-observation. (See the book In Search of the Miraculous by P. D. Ouspensky for other teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff.) In Possibility Management we do Possibility Management self-observation. But since there is almost nothing out there in print about the critical skills and practices of neutral self-observation, and since self-observation forms the basis essentially all further practices in Possibility Management, this is an amazing book to read (and thin, too).
Shogun by James Clavell (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0150.00). An historical fiction relaying the value of traveling to cultures very different from your own and cultivating an attitude of, "Oh, interesting, how does this go here? How do you say that? I never thought of this before! Can I try that?" with lots of time spent listening and observing yourself and getting off your own culture's beliefs and superstitutions. The lesson is a practice of simply being in the awesome presence of life in a gameworld very different from your own, and then finding ways to relate and connect. It could be how your destiny unfolds!
Star Maker (in deutsch Der Sternenschöpfer) by Olaf Stapledon (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0151.00). (Also read Odd John. - (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0171.00)) Star Maker is a remarkable book about very wide perspectives over time and space, and searching for what is really going on.
Teaching As A Subversive Activity (this may be it in deutsch: Fragen und Lernen. Die Schule als kritische Anstalt) by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0152.00). This is a great book about taking responsibility for your own education.
Terry Pratchett books: see Tiffany Aching Series
Thief of Time (in deutsch Der Zeitdieb) by Terry Pratchett (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0153.00). Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on Discworld (this is Terry Pratchett's twenty-sixth Discworld Novel!!! There are 45 million Discworld Novels sold.) managing time is the job of the Monks of History, who store time and pump it from the places where it’s wasted (like underwater — how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities where there’s never enough time. But the construction of the world’s first truly accurate clock starts a race against time for Lu Tze (The Sweeper - their equivalent of a Possibility Manager) and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because the clock will stop time. And that will only be the start of everyone’s problems. This is my favorite Terry Pratchett book.
Tiffany Aching Series of the Terry Pratchett books. Sir Terry Pratchett (d. 2015) wrote a huge number of Disk World novels, something like 47. Many are amazingly aligned with Possibility Management. Many others are simply amazing. In particular for the Archetypal Lineage of Evolutionaries, the Tiffany Aching series of Disk World novels deliver tremendously valuable and practical insights into your life and work as a sorceress, wizard, witch, village healer, alchemist, trainer, edgeworker, riftwalker, village seed, bridgebuilder, possibilitator, etc. To derive the greatest benefit from reading the Tiffany Aching books, we recommend that you read them in their chronological order according to the life of Tiffany Aching. The proper order of the 5 Tiffany Aching books is:
Veronica Decides To Die (in deutsch Veronika beschließt zu sterben) by Paulo Coelho (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0154.00). Life reveals a secret vitality once you free yourself from concepts about life.
Watch The North Wind Rise (in deutsch Sieben Tage Milch und Honig) by Robert Graves (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0155.00). This book is also sometimes sold under the title Seven Days In New Crete. In all titles it is out of print. This is Robert Graves' telling about a poet who is abducted into a post-civilization future a thousand years from now. Clocks, money and machinery have disappeared. Paper is rejected because of the evils of bureaucracy. Magicians are important and so are rituals, handicrafts and love. The people have adopted the principle, "Nothing without love." Everyone worships a Mother Goddess, and life is local and personal. Villages war against each other in dramatic fashion - but only on Tuesdays, and no one gets hurt. Graves' story has history, reality and a stunning inner logic. "WATCH THE NORTH WIND RISE is a book so rich in style and plot, so profoundly mythic and at the same time so lightly comic, that there is simply no way to communicate its full flavor." (The Washington Post) It is one of the four books I recommend about next-culture community, along with The Kin Of Ata Are Waiting For You by Dorothy Bryant, Island by Aldous Huxley, and Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach.
When Things Fall Apart (in deutsch Wenn alles zusammenbricht: Hilfestellung für schwierige Zeiten) by Pema Chödrön (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0156.00). Constructive thoughts from a woman with years of ruthless self-honesty and vigilant introspection.
Wild Thinking (unpublished in English, published in deutsch as: Abenteuer Denken: 52 Abenteuerreisen zu größeren Möglichkeiten, translated by Marion Lutz, published by Next Culture Press) written by Clinton Callahan. (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0157.00) In our modern culture mind is at war with our imagination. Mind has won. It is possible for you to retrieve your imagination but only by exerting personal efforts, efforts that are not already described by modern culture. The efforts require particular new ways of thinking exercised consistently over a long period of time. Wild Thinking is a path for that effort. For your convenience it is divided into 204 SPARKs (and counting!) which are compiled in here. Each S.P.A.R.K. (Specific Practical Applications of Radical Knowledge) begins with a concentrated distinction that is unfolded in notes and applied by you in adventurous edgework experiments - excellent material for 52 Possibility Teams! Abenteuer Denken is also published as a listening book - Hörbuch - in which Marion Lutz reads the first 52 S.P.A.R.K.s to you.
Winning Through Enlightenment by Ron Smothermon, M.D (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0158.00). This book is very near to being a handbook of ideas and models that we are learning and applying in Possibility Management. Some of his ideas do not match ours, and some of our ideas are more developed than his, particularly about feelings and archetypal initiations, plus we have tools, maps and technologies that he does not mention in the book. But overall, this is one of the closest books to directly supporting our work. Again I want to warn you to be careful to continue to use and develop the language of Possibility Management while at the same time being able to use these understandings. Find out how to say what he means in our language rather than speaking about Possibility Management in his language.
The Wizard Of Earthsea (in deutsch Der Magier der Erdsee) by Ursula K. LeGuinn (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0159.00). An initiatory journey of Ged, an young magician's apprentice, to face and conquer (if he can) the dark forces he set forth on the planet of Earthsea. There are four books in this series. They are all good, although, as usual, the first is best. There is also a film by the same name and it is pretty good, too. But read the books first, and then the condensed story in the film will make more sense.
The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card. (MATRIX POINT: BOOK0178.00) Mutiple stories spanning millenia, of a galactic gameworld for the superwealthy, and the one man, Abner Doon, who must take it apart. Of distance healers who must sacrifice their healing so people can feel their own pain as feedback from the Universe. Learn how to access these healers yourself, in reality, at http://worthinghealers.mystrikingly.com.
There are so many info-packed articles to read together!
Here are a couple article sources emerging from the Possibility Management context:
Films To See, Films To Make
The Films To See are divided in four categories:
1. Full Length Features
2. Dramatized Documentaries
4. Films Not To See
Try studying these films together in a Possibility Team
to discuss the experiences and explore invitations to new possibilities.
Films To See - Full Length Features
12 Angry Men with Henry Fonda (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE101.00) explores the power one person has to elicit change as well as the groundlessness of our belief systems and the consequences they hold in reality.
Accepted (German title is S.H.I.T. which stands for South Hampton Institute of Technology...) (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE102.00) This is a funny and inspiring story showing a number of useful procedures, for example: 1. How to create a gameworld using Declaration (from the PM thoughtmap Map of 3 Powers, including Declaring, Choosing, and Asking), 2. How to create a self-organized university, 3. How to receive offers by being a "Yes", 4. How to give interesting offers in return, 5. How to answer the question that is being asked, 6. How to be with a person while not being hooked by their Box, and 7. How to do Dragon Speaking (from the PM thoughtmap Map of 6 Kinds of Speaking, including ordinary Neurotic Speaking, Adult Speaking, Discussion (which may be either Neurotic or Adult), Possibility Speaking, Discovery Speaking, and Dragon Speaking). Watch it then do it.
Ace Ventura When Nature Calls (Pet Detective) with Jim Carrey (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE103.00). Learning to shift identity includes an extraordinary set of skills. The skills include changing your facial expression, your body, your posture, your attitude, your speech patterns, your tone of voice, your points of view etc. Jim Carrey is an actor. He has to shift identity to get the impression of his characters across. In this film he demonstrates shifting identity beyond reason. Your homework assignment: Practice imitating Jim Carrey’s flowing character shifts in detail.
Adam's Apple (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE104.00) a Danish film with English subtitles, this may be a men's movie. For men it can take this much sudden bizarreness to come around to our own humanity. It may help you to know that even though it at first appears as if horrible things happen in this story, in fact nothing bad happens at all to anyone.
As Good As It Gets (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE105.00) with Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. What is it that attracts a man to a woman in such a way that what he most sincerely wants is to become in her eyes a better man?
As It Is in Heaven (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE106.00) An amazing Swedish film by Kay Pollak with subtitles in English - or - German, depending on which version you get. This film shows a Possibility Manager in action, how he cares for his people and how that care is directed towards what he can bring out in them individually and weave into a group. You see what it takes to build a team. Profound issues are addressed through simple people in a natural way in the midst of an everyday lives.
Avatar (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE107.00) by James Cameron. Just see it. Again. But this time from Possibility Management and archearchy perspectives.
Back To The Future I, II & III (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE108.00, MOVIE109.00, MOVIE110.00) with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. The time travel trilogy of the film history. A real classic. “Is this a train robbery?” “No. It´s a science experiment!” The Flux Capacitor. The film shows the unabashed and adventurous attitude of Possibility Managers who continue with their experiments despite adverse conditions.
Bagdad Café (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE111.00) with Marianne Sägebrecht. There are no accidents. Difficulties and conflicts can contain hidden gifts. Love is in everything and magic is the secret ingredient.
Beetlejuice (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE112.00) with Michael Keaton. Your job is to gain access to the same nonlinearity that Beetlejuice has.
Between Heaven And Earth (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE113.00) with Tommy Lee Jones. The connection to spirituality is stronger than the connection to the culture. If your culture is changing or letting you down your spirituality is still there. During the Vietnam War an American soldier falls in love with a Vietnamese prostitute. The woman successfully masters her transition. The man commits suicide. WARNING: intense.
Buckaroo Banzai (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE114.00) with Peter Weller and John Lithgow. The world is big and someone has to make the impossible possible. Buckaroo Banzai is clever enough to know that he cannot make it alone. So he builds a team of colleagues with unusual talents. The half alien Dr. Lizardo says: “Laugh while you can, Monkey Boys!” Buckaroo Banzai warns: “Remember, wherever you go, there you are!”
Cast Away (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE115.00) with Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt. Our modern stressed out worries about time vanish when we are deprived of our culture. No matter what kind of life we are leading, life is full of problems. Sometimes the problems seem to be too much. The story invites you to take on the radical perspective to actually trust your problems. Keep going, do your best because you never know what tomorrow’s flood will bring.
Chocolat (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE116.00) with Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp. A Possibility Manager in action. When the chocolate lady (Binoche) is about to give up and is ready to run away – her usual habit – rather than learning something important about herself and trying something new. The situation seems hopeless. But then, using everything she has taught them, her Possibility Team comes together and creates the possibility for her to stay with them in the gameworld she has created.
Cloud Atlas (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE117.00) from the Wachowski brothers. Past. Present. Future. You were there and you are here. Life is a theater and we change costume. What you did yesterday, makes you who you are today. Actions have consequences.
Dave (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE118.00) with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. The abuse of a spaceholder position such as the present abuse of the office of the United States President is one of the greatest betrayals to be perpetrated upon fellow human beings. This film tells the story of Dave, a humorous, inspired Possibility Manager in extraordinary circumstances giving a demonstration of how true leadership can bless the people.
The Day After Tomorrow (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE119.00) with Jake Gyllenhaal. A realistic possibility that an exponential change is Earth temperature which would lead to more than half of the planet being covered with ice. If you think it is impossible, think again.
Dead Poets Society (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE120.00) with Robin Williams. We all have the same curiosity for life and the same passion and enthusiasm before we even go to school. Influenced by a school which wants to prepare the students for their role in society and economy with terms like tradition, honor, discipline, and performance this resource has been lost. Your job as a Possibility Manager is to reignite in a human being what enlivens a human being.
Death And The Maiden (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE121.00) with Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley. This is a very intense film (no different from the Trainer Training). The intensity doesn’t come from the possibility that someone might get killed. Nobody gets killed in the movie. This is the story about a healing that could not happen in a conventional way. The deep feminine meets the shallow masculine. Stunning. WARNING: intense.
Departures / Nokan (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE122.00) A little-known excellent film telling the touching story of a young man in modern-day Japan (pre-Fukushima...) as the universe plucks him up by the collar of his shirt and shoves him into his true-calling, his archetypal lineage as a speaker for the dead. The embarassment and shame of other people cast upon him is so true. His boss / teacher / colleague is masterfully respectful of both his own self, his apprentice, his office partner, and those he serves - who are so unable to feel or communicate about their feelings. This is a must-see film, especially if you ever wanted to be closer to your father.
Don Juan de Marco (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE123.00) with Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway and Johnny Depp. Everyone lives in their own story. We enact our life and we all are characters in our own play. We don’t realize how much freedom we have to create relationships filled with love, beauty and grace. This film is a jewel for possibility makers. A must see film.
Edge of Tomorrow (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE124.00) with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. If you have any question about how the StartOver.xyz game goes, this movie got an answer. You try. You die. You repeat. Again. And you learn, what works, what doesn't work and how to make it work better next time. Fighting creatures might be your profession, if so: trainerpath.org
Enemy Mine (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE125.00) with Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett. You have a Box. You are not your Box. Neither are they. If you understand this you will never have a conflict any more. This is the story of a man who realizes that there is no difference between beings. The only difference is the Box. Such a realization is big enough to end war.
The Fifth Element (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE126.00) with Bruce Willis. The reciprocal game of the powers of good and bad are archetypal, and includes at the same time ordinary people like you and me. Somebody has to account for reasonless love, fighting against all odds so that love continues. Love is simple and needs to be protected.
Fight Club (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE127.00) with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Men are disrupted in themselves because they cannot live up to their traditional role. This film is a real rehabilitation, almost a ‘cure’ against our lifestyle to become one’s own self again. The story is a rite of passage from civilization into reality. There is a dark moment when there is violence for no reason, and, we each have had such moments. WARNING: intense.
Finding Forest (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE200.00) with Sean Connery and Robert Brown. Friendship is a precious gift, one that is worth coming out of our survival patterned to embrace. Writing is transformational, especially when you take a stand for what you write and don't give a damn about other people's opinions. For writers in need of a mentor, watch this movie.
Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE128.00). A story about the wisdom of innocence. Forrest Gump’s personality is not big enough to be self-important. This lets him be present in presence. In innocent ways he creates possibilities that other people don’t even see. His innocence allows him to lead a successful life with a big heart. Includes real life footage of an era in American history.
Fried Green Tomatoes (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE129.00) with Cathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary Stuart Masterson. Discover "TOWANDA!" and learn how to deal with nosy lawyers.
Galaxy Quest (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE130.00) with Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tim Allen. Small time? Big time? What actually matters is the quality of respect, love, communication and relationship in your team. When your team is ready, the adventure comes.
The Game (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE131.00) with Michael Douglas. Boxes are the most solid material there is in the Universe. Nodoby can melt that material except for the person inside of the Box. How far do you want to go to melt that Box?
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. I (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE132.00) and Vol. II (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE133.00) . Teamwork of misfits who's mission is to protect the Galaxy. You might expect your Possibility Team to be those people and in the end they are.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE134.00) by Mike Newell. A Possibility Team is created in a moment of creative improvisation when four inhabitants of Guernsey Island are caught by the Nazi army in the middle of the night. The Team is brought together by the power of books and how they bring people alive.
Ghostbusters' (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE135.00) with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver. Starting a company with a new idea can cause a lot of trouble. It takes courage and persistence to get out of that again. “He´s been slimed!”
Groundhog Day (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE136.00) with Bill Murray. This is THE film about Rapid Learning. What we often forget is that do-overs are always possible. Just say: “Let me try this again.” Bill Murray demonstrates physical ecstasy while eating donuts. “I love these things!“
Harold And Maude (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE137.00) with Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort. Music by Cat Stevens. Growing up includes leaving the mother and creating a connection between us and the whole planet. Sometimes it requires a nonlinear catalyst for reorienting ourselves towards a bigger perspective. This is the story of Maude who helps Harold to become adult. “If you want to sing out, sing out! If you want to be free be free!”
The Hobbit Vol. 1 (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE138.00), Vol. 2 (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE139.00), Vol. 3 (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE140.00),
Hook (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE141.00) with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. We recommend that you watch Finding Neverland before watching Hook. The stories are related but Hook is a sequel to the story of Peter Pan, and Finding Neverland is a prequel, so you should watch it first. In Hook we see how the pressures of modern life disconnects us from our imagination. Imagination is a resource needed by Possibility Managers to create nonlinear relationships. Hook is the story about how much it might take to reconnect you to your imagination so you can learn to fly. But then!
Inferno (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE142.00) by Ron Howard with Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones. What would you do if you could push a button and kill off half the human population of Earth so the other half would have a better chance of surviving? For a deep consideration of this theme, read Rumi's Field by Timothy Scott Bennett. Caution: your worldview might change.
Interstate 60 (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE143.00) with Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd and Chris Cooper. There are many possibilities to take responsibility for your own life, e.g. through a rite of passage. Driven by the desire to finally discover what life will being to him Neil goes on an unbelievable road trip which changes his life forever...
Joe Versus The Volcano (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE144.00) with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Destiny can be surprising. Some things change. Some things stay the same. Meg Ryan play three different roles in this film. See if you can find them.
John Carter (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE145.00) with Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins. This is what you could call an archetypal story where the main characters are challenged at their core to become who they really are, and succeed, barely, and only through fully committing and using their wits. A rollicking good movie based on the stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Jupiter Ascending (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE146.00) with Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. She wakes up in the morning and does not want to get out of bed. She says, "I hate my life." This is because she does not know and become who she really is. Can you relate to this? This is an exciting SF movie made by the Wachowski siblings, the same team who made the Matrix films, V for Vendetta, and Cloud Atlas.
K-Pax – All is Possible (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE147.00) with Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. Without giving importance to the superficial appearance of a person you can be in direct contact with the being of the person. Healing occurs through recognizing and appreciating the being.
Little Big Man (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE148.00) with Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, and Chief Dan George. Here is an amazing story of the only white man to survive the massacre at Custer's Last Stand. Jack Crabb is 121 years old as the film begins. A collector of oral histories finds him in an old people's home and asks him about his past. His ability to live so long comes from his ability to shift identity and live many lives in one lifetime. You have that same opportunity, that is, if you can 'Go Snake Eyes' and learn the other skills.
Lord of the Rings (Vol. I, II & III) (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE149.00, MOVIE150.00, MOVIE151.00) by Peter Jackson, with Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom. The Universe knows what it is doing. Never underestimate the role the Universal gives you, otherwise the unconscious might win the battle. Say Yes, create a Team, lead it. There is still good in the world. It is worth fighting for.
The Magic of Belle Isle with Morgan Freeman (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE200.00). 'Tell me what you see?' 'I see nothing.' 'Tell me what you don't see.' Finnegan O'Neil first lesson in imagination.
Man Of La Mancha (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE152.00) with Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren. Well narrated and passionate stories have the power to change people’s life. Rather than adapting your vision to the circumstances you can adapt the circumstances to your vision. This creates possibilities for you and others, even if someone thinks you are crazy. Dreaming the impossible dream is a service to your community.
The Mask of Zorro (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE153.00) with Antonio Banderas and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Clarity is not a weapon to strike somebody dead. Clarity is a Sword for making distinctions and creating possibility. It takes practice and training to learn how to deal with clarity just like it takes practice and training to become Zorro. Timing is important. Sometimes you have to wait before situations are ripe for an effective move. This is the story of an apprenticeship, the initiatory processes to become a King, Warrior, Magician, and Lover such as none other than Zorro!
Matrix (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE154.00) with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne. By choosing the red pill instead of the blue pill Neo gets confronted with the reality of the world he is living in. Staying awake requires building a team to remind each other to not fall asleep even if it means that you will get “The same old goop everyday!” Codeword: steak.
Medicus (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE155.00) is the story of two researchers who come together and seek the practical, useful truth in order to serve people. As the two are about to get their heads cut off, the student says to the teacher, "Thank you for all that you taught me." The teacher honestly and with complete respect says, "Thank you for all that you learned." That was the most important thing to honor in each other in that moment. And, just to let you know, the movie does not end there.
Men In Black (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE156.00) with Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are Possibility Managers. If a person wants to know the truth they inevitably come into touch with the ultimate question: What if the knowledge of the truth cuts me off from the mass of humanity? Is it worth it?
Nell (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE157.00) with Jody Foster and Liam Neesen. Sometimes psychological healing means destroying a fantasy world. It’s not that the fantasy world is bad. Each world has its own advantages and disadvantages. The thing with the fantasy world is just that it is a fantasy. Successful healing happens when the fantasy is being taken away gently and with compassion. What comes across in the story of Nell is how her unique presence heals so many wounds from modern civilization, for example, not looking in each other's eyes, or never finding spaces of stillness.
October Sky (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE158.00) with Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. Sometimes it is a total surprise discovering what really matters to you. If you let yourself be guided by love you will naturally develop talents you didn’t know you had. This is the true story of a young man accepting the universe's invitation to engage all the obstacles standing between him and what matters to him.
Peaceful Warrior (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE159.00) with Nick Nolte. Exposure to experiential distinctions opens pathways to new competence in life. This film is a wakeup call to aliveness! As often is the case, the book is better than the movie.
Pirates of the Caribbean (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE160.00) with Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley. Learning to be a pirate is an essential identity shift for a possibility manager to step out of the rules of the status quo and create something completely different, “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?”
Pleasantville (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE161.00) with Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon. Passion cannot be taught. It has to be discovered. Our culture avoids teaching us to be passionate by instead teaching us to be nice, to follow society's mores regardless of their validity. Being passionate emerges from being authentic even if your authenticity makes you different from everyone else in your city.
Princess Bride (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE162.00) by Rob Reiner. Heroes, giants, magicians, villains, sword fights, true love, rodents of unusual size, and the dread Pirate Roberts. Need we say more? This is no average, everyday, ordinary fairy tale. A mandatory film.
The Razor’s Edge (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE163.00) with Bill Murray. The story of a man who is driven beyond reasonableness to get to know himself and life. His journey includes unexpected twists and turns, as will yours if you seriously step on the path. If we try to give what happens meaning, the meaning is framed in our current human perspective. Life is bigger than that.
Resurrection (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE164.00) with Ellen Burstyn. Resurrection achieves a spiritual depth rarely found in Hollywood movies. Ellen Burstyn stars as Edna McCauley, a farm girl who develops healing powers following an accident that left her widowed and paralyzed. The considerations revealed in the story are relevant to anyone involved in a healing profession, particularly if the healing mode is nonlinear.
Rock The Kasbah (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE165.00) with Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, and Kate Hudson. Being down and out in Los Angeles does not mean being down and out in reality. This is big world. The collapse your well tailored script and life style - as bad as it really it - may feel like the end of the world... and it is, fortunately. Journey with Richie Lanz as he faces his commitment of being a talent agent. Bill Murray is extraordinary with Bruce Willis as his lame life bodyguard.
Rogue One (Star Wars Saga) (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE166.00)
Roman Holiday (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE167.00) with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. A black-and-white film from 1953. Modern movies rarely show how to be with each other. In this film a girl becomes woman over night by being touched with such gentleness and kissed with such respectful love as seldom experienced. Her innocence is not being tarnished and yet she gains access to wisdom. This is not even being expressed with words. You can sense it in the mood and in the feelings of the actors.
Romancing The Stone (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE168.00) with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner by Robert Zemeckis. Each of us a potential which most of us are not aware of - the Box doesn't want us to know. When the E.C.C.O. enters these characters' lives incredible transformation unfold. Enjoy the ride! It's a love story.
Secret Society (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE169.00) is the story of how to make good use of unpleasant circumstances by turning drudgery into disciplined practice. Who way what you are? This is a choice only you can make. No one can stop you from making the choice. You choose either consciously or unconsciously, and the consequences are dire.
Sleeper (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE170.00) with Woody Allen. A funny slapstick comedy about a neurotic man becoming the leader of the revolution.
S.H.I.T. is the German title for the film Accepted. Please look there.
Somersby (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE172.00) with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster. 1993. Creative integrity can become very expensive and it can be worth it for true love. True love is never long enough.
Sorcerer's Apprentice (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE173.00) (German title: Duell der Magier) with Nicolas Cage, inspires the love of trusting your hidden nonlinear talents rather than trying to crush them and pretending to be normal. This includes the necessary lesson that when your talents work, don't get cocky.
Source Code (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE174.00) with Jake Gyllenhal. This is a story about a man who uses Rapid Learning to Beep! Shift! Go! and create a new future for many more than himself. Related stories include Deja Vu with Denzel Washington, and Groundhog Day with Bill Murray.
Stargate (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE175.00) with James Spader and Mili Avital. First, you need to know what a stargate is, what it looks like, and how it functions... as a metaphor, particularly in connection with your Disk of Nothing. Second... well, do you need a second reason to watch Stargate? I don't think so.
Starman (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE176.00) with Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen. When interacting we have many assumptions and expectations. From the view of an alien these assumptions and expectations don’t exist. The alien viewpoint gives us way more options than a typical human viewpoint, including a direct access to love.
Star Wars Vol. I, II, III, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, IX! (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE177.00, MOVIE178.00, MOVIE179.00, MOVIE180.00, MOVIE181.00,
MOVIE182.00, MOVIE183.00, MOVIE184.00, MOVIE185.00). Watch them again from a Possibilitator's point of view.
Systemsprenger (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE186.00) (only in German for now). The rage of a young woman crushed by a system that has no space, time or attention for her feelings or longing for something else.
Thelma and Louise (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE187.00) by Ridley Scott with Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, and Harvey Keitel. Two women escaping the patriarchy and waking up to who they really are. The problem is, they were ahead of their time.
Time Bandits (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE188.00) by Terry Gilliam. From time to time you find yourself in the strangest places at the strangest times. It seems as if you fall through a hole in the universe and you wonder: “What the hell am I doing here?” This is the story of a group of Gremlins who have stolen a map from God without realizing that even their most secret plans are still God’s plans. There are no accidents but you can only put the threads together when looking backwards.
Tomorrowland - A World Beyond (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE189.00) with George Clooney. "In every moment there is the possibility of a better future, but you people won't believe it. So you dwell on this oh, terrible future. You resign yourselves to it, for one reason — because that future doesn't ask anything of you today". A touching movie about the future and a woman taking responsibility for her own vision of it. There is much in parallel with what the life of a Possibility Manager.
Train Your Dragon - animation (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE190.00). If you ever felt different, that you did not fit in no matter how hard you tried, that you are not acceptable as a normal person and probably never will be, this story can help you realize that your circumstances are not a mistake, only a misinterpretation. The dragons to train are inside of you, or in society, things you cannot control but which you can learn to navigate when you unleash your hidden talents. It may feel reckless at first, perhaps also at second and third... because there is no precedent for someone being you. But if you keep following your instinct and intuition you will develop your skills to deliver what you know deep down needs to be delivered.
V for Vendetta (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE191.00) with Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. This is a rough and elegant film of a woman’s rite of passage, a man’s fulfilling his destiny, and the kind of revolution that we need to wrest the future out of the hands of the hierarchies of psychopaths. The film is intense but full of touching and sometimes humorful moments. It is made by the Wachowski team, the creators of the Matrix series of films.
Wanted (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE192.00) by Timur Bekmambetov with James McAvoy, Angeline Jolie and Morgan Freeman. This is an intense rapid learning movie where a young man is thrown into a training program to unfold potentials that he never dreamed that he had. Consider Expand The Box and Possibility Labs as such a training program for yourself. Bonus: There is severe example of replacing yourself while handling the bad guy at the same time. We said intense!
What about Bob? (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE193.00) with Bill Murray. Innocence and humor can do bigger miracles than logic. Healing is a nonlinear process. That’s why true healers need access to nonlinearity. Going nonlinear is not an intellectual procedure cleverly planned by the mind. Nonlinear healing often happens through using the golden key given to us by the client.
Who am I? (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE194.00) with Jackie Chan as Jackie Chan. Life is not so bad when you don't know who you are, then you can finally be with what you are. Jackie does all of his stunts himself, for real. This film is full of amazing action.
Willow (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE195.00) with Val Kilmer. Sometimes our Destiny brings us far away from our self image. Then we have to make a choice between how we view ourselves and how the universe views us. This is a fantastic film of adventure, fantasy, love, and humorful interactions.
Witness for the Prosecution (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE196.00). Originally a Broadway play. It's Britain, 1953. Upon his return to work following a heart attack, irrepressible barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts, known as a barrister for the hopeless, takes on a murder case. This film is in black and white, and captures the intensity of life through acting and direction, without computer generated action tricks.
Wizard of Earthsea (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE197.00) is the initiatory journey of young Ged who, through naive youthful arrogance, releases dark forces into the world and finds himself responsible for handling them. It requires more than he could ever imagine. This film is based on the four books by Ursula K. LeGuinn, and as usual, the books are better than the film, but this film is still worth seeing!
Wonder Woman (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE198.00) with Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright. The feminine voice-over at the beginning of the film starts by saying, "I used to want to save the world..." This archetypal story about a woman is made mostly by women. It has so much intelligence woven into the plot, but also adventure and love.
Zardoz (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE199.00) with Sean Connery. John Boorman's timeless speculative fiction takes you on an inner adventure to answer questions you may never have thought to ask yourself. Who are you in the story? What is your commitment? The music alone will enchant you forever.
Films To See - Dramatized Documentaries
Almost Famous (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE210.00) - a stepping-into-the-world story about a young man in the 1970's of California becoming his destiny in action. What is his destiny? I am here to write it down, even if he is not quite old enough. It is also a story about his mom. The film is cute, funny, and based on things that actually happened.
Barry Seal: Only In America - with Tom Cruise (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE211.00). Original title: American Made. Based on the documentation made by Barry Seal, himself, while he was busily participating in the dark, unconscious, Gremlin side of the American government. What this movie does so amazingly well is to contrast what crap was being spoon-fed to the American public about central and South America on TV and in newspapers with the action that was actually occuring in the back rooms and jungles. This makes it easier to put the pieces together, than, say, in the film Vice which reveals the life but not the full psychopathic evil of the George W. Bush / Dick Cheney collaboration and the insider profits made by Dick Cheney's Halliburton Corporation, also shown in the documentary: Iraq For Sale.
The Big Short (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE212.00) with Christian Bale and Steve Carrell, tells the story of how in 2006-7 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is. Do you think things have changed?
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Zwei Banditen in German) with Paul Newman and Robert Redford (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE213.00). Wyoming, early 1900s. "Not that it matter, but most of what follows is true..." Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia. This film is a classic... as if you never thought of breaking from society and doing the Bonnie and Clyde 'suicide by policeman' move. This film somehow completes that whole romantic drama so you can get on with your next life during this lifetime.
China Syndrome with Jack Lemmon (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE214.00). This story tells of the same kind of technical glitches in a nuclear power plant that caused the core melt downs in the Fukushima tsunami disaster that is still to this day poisoning the Pacific Ocean with unconscionable tonnage of radioactively contaminated sea water.
Cry Freedom (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE215.00) is a 1987 British-South African epic drama film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in late-1970s apartheid era South Africa. The screenplay was written by John Briley based on a pair of books by journalist Donald Woods. The film centres on the real-life events involving black activist Steve Biko and his friend Donald Woods, who initially finds him destructive, and attempts to understand his way of life. Denzel Washington stars as Biko, while actor Kevin Kline portrays Woods. Cry Freedom delves into the ideas of discrimination, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence.
The Emerald Forest (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE216.00) with Powers Boothe, Meg Foster and Charley Boorman (the son of the director John Boorman). Just because modern technology can destroy ecological habitat does not mean that modern world views are better than those of indigenous cultures. This unique rite of passage of a young man – although performed according to Hollywood standards – is based on a true story.
Erin Brockovitch (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE217.00) with Julia Roberts. An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. In the process she shifts from surviving to living.
Fearless with David Blane (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE218.00). This video shows a modern magician at work. He is not using any trick photography or special effects with the aid of computer. What you see is what happens. But half of what he does is simple sleight of hand. The other half is mysteries for you to decode. How does he do this?
Finding Neverland (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE219.00) with Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, and Dustin Hoffman. We recommend that after you watch Finding Neverland you watch Hook, which is a sequel to the Peter Pan story that you will find listed in the Feature Films section. In Finding Neverland we see how stories have the power to heal and to transform. This film shows a man who takes responsibility for being a story maker as if he were a Possibility Manager. Many skills are required, for example: being unhookable, making boundaries, appreciating people, collecting people from where they are, magical transformatory stories, listening as a space ….
Flags of our Fathers (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE220.00) and then Letters from Iwojima (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE221.00) (watch them in this order) by Clint Eastwood (with Ken Watanabe in Letters from Iwojima). The finances and politics of war are revealed in the personal stories of soldiers. Clint Eastwood has nailed this story, from both a USA perspective, and a Japanese perspective. So much of the World War II thing is wrapped up in the German / Europe / USA story, but the Japanese / USA story was happening at the same time. Why?
Freedom Writers (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE222.00) with Hilary Swank. Freedom Writers is based on true events and tells the story of unmanageable students of the 'racially-integrated' Long Beach California High School and a teacher committed to the students learning rather than to the school or administration. She teaches radical responsibility to the young people and they find they are not so different from one another as they once thought. How does she approach the Afro-Americans, Asians, Latinos and the only Caucasian boy who are strictly separated according to their ethnic affiliation? Very inspiring! To learn more about their ongoing work go to Freedom Writers Foundation or Freedom Writers in Germany.
Garbage Warrior (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE223.00) - the story of Michael Reynolds and the development and spreading of Earthship house and building designs. Watch Garbage Warrior online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNYFlcV9R1w
Green Book (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE224.00) by Peter Farell with Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. The Earth Coincidence Control Office (ECCO) must have laughed their heads off when they combined the black virtuoso pianist with his new chauffeur, the New York Italian night club bouncer. The lesson is how much can be learned so touchingly from Boxes that are so different from your own. They became such good friends that they died at a ripe old age within months of each other.
Green Zone (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE225.00) with Matt Damon, depicts on-the-ground events in the crucial moments in 2003 when it was becoming clear that the 'intelligence' information upon which the psychopaths operating through the US Presidency of George W. Bush acted was completely fabricated (see Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curveball_%28informant%29) to serve the corporate agenda (more specifically, Dick Cheney's company's agenda, then called Blackwater, since renamed Academi, see Wikipedia). This story based on actual events is a helpful wakeup call about a capitalistic-patriarchal American regime whose participants won't blink an eye about killing a million Iraqi people, leading you to the capacity to believe the heartbreaking unbelievable idea that they also dynamited the World Trade Center in New York on 9/11/2001 (see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_Truth_movement)
Invictus (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE226.00) with Morgan Freeman and Mat Damon. The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
Iraq For Sale (see Barry Seal write-up)(MATRIX POINT: MOVIE227.00)
The Last Samurai (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE228.00) with Ken Watanabe, Koyuki and Tom Cruise. Modern culture strongly denies the clash between modern and ancient traditions. It is as if a steamroller flattens a street above an anthill. Since the ants cannot file a legal protest, the steamroller feels completely justified. And yet traditional cultures contain a wisdom which has lasted over ten thousands of years. In addition to that they have a wisdom which is crucial for navigating extraordinary and archetypal relationship. The Samurai’s wish is to be alive in every breath and to serve the Bright Principles with archetypal excellence. This intensity is the place where love lives.
Meetings With Remarkable Men (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE229.00) by Peter Brook based on the book of the same name by Georg Ivanovich Gurdjieff. A mixture between autobiography and fiction about the first half of Gurdjieff’s life. In his later years Gurdjieff was a provocative transformational spiritual teacher. This is the story about a group of people, who are courageous enough to ask dangerous questions until they find answers. Obviously, Gurdjieff found some answers... interesting questions, interesting answers.
The Mission (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE230.00) with Robert de Niro and Jeremy Irons. Trying to create heaven on earth turns out to be problematical for bureaucratic and power obsessed institutions. Just because you may fail does not mean you shouldn’t give it a try. WARNING: intense! Based on actual events in the mid 1700's in South America.
My Dinner With Andre (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE231.00) with Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory. When the human mind is freed from ordinary limitations it is capable to explore vaster territories. The value of making such journeys shows up in the quality of the stories you can tell your friends when you come home. This film is the documentary of Andre Gregory's actual live experiences. Try to track during the film how far you are able to keep up with Anrdre's detailed story-telling before the story exceeds your mind's limitations. Andre Gregory plays John the Babtist against Willem Dafoe as Jesus and Harvey Keitel as Judas in the film of Nikos Kazanzakis' book: The Last Temptation of Christ, which I would not call a documentary, but which is certainly an intense vision that feels far more real than the usual Christmas story.
Our Brand Is Crisis (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE232.00) with Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton. Bolivian politician Pedro Gallo hires American James Carville's political consulting firm to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. Jane Bodine (Bullock) is brought in to manage the campaign in Bolivia and ends up battling her arch nemesis, the opposition's political consultant Pat Candy (Thornton). The outcome is unexpected awareness expansion.
Rock the Kasbah (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE233.00) with Bill Murray, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany, and Bruce Willis. Based on true events, this story cannot help but give you faith in the intelligence of the Earth Coincidence Control Office (ECCO). Here is the recommendation for this film; Do NOT watch the trailers for this film, do NOT read to synopsis of this film, instead, take it on our recommendation that this will be one of the most inspiring films you have ever seen. Have Fun!
Spotlight (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE234.00) with Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo. Reporting on sexual abuse by priests has the power to change the status quo. Whose job is it? The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core, a revelation from which it can never recover.
A Quest for Meaning (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE235.00) (En quête de sens - VO is French) Two childhood friends travel the world to meet some of the greatest thinkers of our time. This incredible voyage, full of moments of doubt and moments of joy, will lead them to question the very beliefs that have shaped Western civilization. This film captures the change in human consciousness currently happening all over the planet, and the desire to live in harmony with oneself and the world.
Films To See - Documentaries
Ancient Futures – Learning from Ladakh (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE250.00). A rare, touching, must-see documentary (featuring Helena Norberg-Hodge and supplementing her book of the same title) contrasting village life, where each person in the community grows up learning how to make their own clothes, grow their own food and build their own house, with the emptiness and shallowness of high-speed, diesel-burning, money-centered modern culture.
Before the Flood (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE251.00) narrated and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Before the Flood is bolder than his first climate-change film The 11th Hour, which is still worth seeing. By visiting ancient melting glaciers and levelled Indonesian tropical forests, DiCaprio unearths an urgent situation and the world's dependence on fossil fuels, going as far as to visit President Obama himself for an in-depth interview. But, can this crusade inspire the climate-change deniers? Is President Obama a climate-change denier? Watch how he fidgets and cannot answer Leonardo's questions.
Blue Planet II (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE252.00) & Planet Earth (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE253.00) by David Attenborough. "It is a generation later, and we know so much more," he says. Watch them all. Mr. Attenborough and his teams return to the world in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary, using drones and hidden cameras to film rare and unusual creatures of Earth, as well as documenting the problems we are causing. It will blow you away so see Gaia's ingenious... no, miraculous diversity. So many creatures you have never seen before, and how they have figured out to live.
The Corporation (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE254.00) by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, and J. Bakan. More and more conglomerates are dominating our perception and our thinking. This film is about becoming aware of the corporations’ unconscious worldviews so that we have the chance to make a choice for our personal and professional life. The concept of corporate personhood is a design error. As Daniel Schmachtenberger says: "Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all."
Darwin's Nightmare (Darwins Alptraum) (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE255.00) by Hubert Sauper. Some time in the 1960's, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. However, the new fish multiplied so fast, that its white fillets are today exported all around the world. Huge hulking ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for their southbound cargo… Kalashnikovs and ammunitions for the uncounted wars in the dark center of the continent. This booming multinational industry of fish and weapons has created an ungodly globalized alliance on the shores of the world’s biggest tropical lake. Starring an army of local fishermen, World Bank agents, homeless children, African ministers, EU-commissioners, Tanzanian prostitutes and Russian pilots.
Demain (Tomorrow - VO is French and English) (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE256.00) by Melanie Laurent. Unlike other documentary films that focus instead on the cause of global environmental imbalances and their negative consequences (such as Le syndrome du Titanic, The Eleventh Hour, An Inconvenient Truth, That Should Not Be: Our Children Will Accuse Us and Home), Tomorrow offers a constructive approach (similar to Solutions locales pour un désordre global) putting forward solutions to environmental problems facing mankind.
The Economics of Happiness (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE257.00) made by the International Society of Ecology and Culture, with Helena Norberg-Hodge. This amazingly perceptive film describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance - and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm - an economics of localization. We hear from a chorus of voices from six continents including Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibet's government in exile, Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben (www.350.org), David Korten (author of The Great Turning), and Zac Goldsmith. They tell us that climate change and peak oil give us little choice: we need to localize, to bring the economy home. The good news is that as we move in this direction we will begin not only to heal the earth but also to restore our own sense of well-being. Please spread this video far and wide. You can get them from their website www.economicsofhappiness.org.
End:Civ (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE258.00) with Derrick Jensen, environmental and cultural activist, and author of Endgame, Volume 1: the problem of civilization, and Endgame, Volume 2: resistance. This is a must see documentary. It asks you directly: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?” You may be able to see this for free online. www.submedia.tv/endciv-2011
Enron (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE259.00). The most amazing thing about this documentary is the critical review of it at imdb.com written by maxschmeder. "Some ex-Enron workers venture poetic but unmerited speculations about their corrupter associates, conjuring hypothetical images of their former friends now reflecting back on their transgressions and experiencing ethical remorse. We are subjected to clichés about their having to face their own "shadows" and whatnot, all of it speculative, and in spite of any evidence that they ever experienced a moral twinge or regretted anything other than getting caught. This film skewers the culprits one moment, but then shrinks from the implications. The WORST example is a naive question given undue emphasis by being left "provocatively" open-ended. The narrator, Peter Coyote, asks, "What motivated the corrupt traders? Was it their million dollar bonuses? Or was it docile complicity?" (I'm paraphrasing here) A no-brainer answer you might think, but then - I kid you not - the documentary suggests the second possibility and launches into the fascinating but entirely irrelevant Milgram experiment, in which reluctant subjects are persuaded by an authority figure to voluntarily electrocute others. But Enron traders were a uniformly sanguine lot, evidenced by testimonials and taped conversations displaying naked greed and delight (generous clips of which are included in the documentary). Yet we are supposed to imagine they were the victims of obedience training? It's a bit much..."
Farenheit 911 (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE260.00). Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The cynical unconscious Gremlin grins and comments of George W. Bush when seen in the context of what the cabal was creating will make your skin crawl. Thank you Michael Moore. Also spend an entire Possibility Team watching the videos at Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth website: www.ae911truth.org
Green World Rising (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE262.00) is a series of short documentary films by Leila Conners and Thom Hartmann starring and funded by Leonardo diCaprio. We haven't seen these films yet, so if you see them and can give us information we would be grateful. Here is their website:
An Inconvenient Truth (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE263.00) - a global warning, by Al Gore. A documentary by Davis Guggenheim with the former US vice president and candidate for the presidency Al Gore about global warming. The film shows live recordings of his presentations in many cities where he describes the scientific and political aspects of global warming and what we can do against it. You just have to watch this to have seen the beginning of us waking up to what is really going on. Watch An Inconvenient Truth online: putlocker.bz/watch-an-inconvenient-truth-online-free-putlocker.html
Inside Job (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE264.00) with Mat Damon. 'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.
John Croft Talking About Dragon Dreaming www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdCL4DfGacI
Learning from Ladakh (Please see Ancient Futures).
Leap: the coaching movie, (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE265.00) (at IMDB) (A film by Patryk and Kasia Wezowski, featuring Clinton Callahan, Possibility Coach.) LEAP tells the story of a one year experiment seeking to discover whether coaching can help ordinary people achieve extraordinary things. Four participants will be pushed to their limit as they seek to transform their lives with the help of an elite team of coaches.
Life Running Out Of Control (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE266.00) by Bertram Verhaag and Gabriele Kroeber. Gene Food and Designerbabies. In the mid-eighties science, with the help of genetic technology, finds the key to mastering the earth and especially its creatures. The name “Life running out of control” is speaking volumes, since genetic engineers are striving for the opposite. They not only want to control life but – with the help of patent offices – possess life. This film is a discovery journey documenting the progressive genetic manipulation of plants, animals and human beings.
Our Planet (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE267.00) by David Attenborough. Sir. Attenborough narrates this high-tech documentary of the Planet that we call home - Earth. He strikes again and again how the ecosystem are connected and reliant on each other. If one fails, all fail.
Renaissance (Dalai Lama) (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE268.00) narrated by Harrison Ford. At the cusp of the new Millennium, forty visionaries and innovative thinkers left the United States with high expectations of changing the world. They set off for India to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his residence at the mystical foothills of the Himalayas. Expectations were very high for this five day series of discussions about how to change the world and solve some of its most crucial problems by creating solutions from a "synthesis" of their varied disciplines. Artists, scholars, physicists, astronomers, business leaders, doctors and authors all longed to meet and speak directly with the Dalai Lama. His Holiness became a mythic figure who could and would transform each person and bring about the kind of alchemy and action that all expected to occur. All participants, including the Dalai Lama, were taking the gathering very seriously and holding high hopes of affecting real positive change in the world on a profound level. What happened surprised them all.
The Salt of the Earth (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE269.00) by Sebastião Salgado and Wim Wenders. For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.
Schooling the Worl- The white man's last burden (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE270.00) www.schoolingtheworld.org . With Wade Davis and Manish Jain. If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a 'better' life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture's way of learning and understanding the world with our own? SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures. By the end you might be ready to watch Clinton Callahan's talk Take Your Kids Out Of School.
Shift of the Ages (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE271.00) www.shiftoftheages.com The Shift is something we’re all feeling. It’s a shift in how we think and live. It’s a growing awareness of our planet and who we are as a people. It’s a great time of awakening, a remarkable period in the history of Earth. Our choices are more important now, than ever before…and more and more people are standing up strong in a good way. If you have the desire to do the same, it’s because you are feeling the Shift!
Trashed (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE272.00) with Jeremy Irons. Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. His clarity, simplicty, and vulnerable inquiry into what is really going on takes us on an intuited journey, following surprise after surprise.
Virunga (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE273.00) from director Orlando von Einsiedel and executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio. In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources. When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they've worked so hard to protect, with the filmmakers and the film’s participants caught in the crossfire.
A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world has forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.The further we can spread the word about what SOCO International has done in eastern Congo in the name of their profits for oil and minerals the better chance we have to stop similar behavior recurring in the future.
We Feed the World (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE274.00) by Erwin Wagenhofer. An Austrian documentary critically irradiating increasing mass production of foods and industrialization (for example the intensive mass animal farming). He does well without a speaker, the pictures and a few comments of the acting persons (farmers, biologists …) speak for themselves.
What a Way to Go: life at the end of empire (MATRIX POINT: MOVIE275.00) with and by Timothy Bennett, author of the forward and Appendix C in Directing the Power of Conscious Feelings. A middle-class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American lifestyle. If he can do it, you can too. Then you might want to join the Near Term Human Extinction Support Group at Facebook...
1. Foundation Stone #1 What Time Is It Part 1 - System Domains 1900 to Present
2. Foundation Stone #1 What Time Is It Part 2 - Outline of History Tribal to Empire
3. Foundation Stone #1 What Time Is It Part 3 - Empire Era to Planetary Era
4. Foundation Stone #1 What Time Is It Part 4 - Planetary Era
5. Foundation Stone #1 What Time Is It Part 5 - Working With the Momentum of History
Films Not To See
The reason to not see certain films is because the producers are more and more inserting scenes that are unforgettable because they leave scars in your energetic body. These scars of shock and horror cannot be removed, and the experience that causes the scars in you destroys your matrix. That is why you remember it and can still feel it. Your matrix is destroyed, so you become more dumb and less conscious.
Something similar happens when you do computer sex. You get contaminated. The impressions from the computer go so deeply into your mind and nervous system that they destroy your ability to have delightful sex with a real human partner. It takes a year of cold turkey - not watching any porno at all - to get your mind clean enough to have sex with a warm-blooded human being. Think about this, guys and gals...
Modern people these days are so numb they may seek shocking films just to be able to feel something. If you are trying to become adult, these films are not for you. In Possibility Management we lower the Numbness Bar, not raise it.
There are many films out there that can do damage. Please be extremely careful about whose film recommendations you follow.
If you know of any additional films that leave scars, please tell us so we can list them here.
However, please do not be explicit about what in the film leaves the scar or you might make scars in people while warning them not to get scars!
FILMS TO AVOID SEEING
Apocalypto (in deutsch Apocalypto) made by Mel Gibson
Dark Knight with Heath Ledger, who committed suicide with drugs after playing his role as the Joker in this film.
Dead Man Walking with Sean Penn
Joker with Joaquin Phoenix
Passion of the Christ (in deutsch Die Passion Christi) made by Mel Gibson
Patriot with Mel Gibson
Searching for Private Ryan with Tom Hanks
Rob Roy with Liam Neesen
Silence Of The Lambs, or any of the films where Anthony Hopkins plays his Hannibal character.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (with Matt Damon)
Texas Chainsaw (or anything with "chainsaw" in the title)
We are sure this list is far longer than this. You get the idea. Beware of what you subject your Being to.
Films To Make
They are so many movies that need to be made.
Movies about High-Drama instead of Low Drama.
Movies about Going on Five Body Intimacy Journeys through Conscious Negotiation.
Movies about Archetypal Love working through mortal beings.
Movies about Modern Initiations.
Movies about Next Cultures.
Movies about the Shift to Next Cultures.
Movies about Self-Observation.
Movies about The Path.
Movies about A Life of Practice.
Movies about each of the 4lineages: Evolutionaries, Earth Guardians, Gameworld Builders, Village Weavers.
Movies about Refugies Create Next Cultures.
Movies about the Torus Technology.
Movies about Fair/Unfair Conversations.
Docus & Podcasts
Are there alternatives to competition, isolation and hostility in 'modern' culture?
How are we able to communicate empathically and how do we resolve conflict situations?
By which means can we create a mindful contact with ourselves and our environment?
The film CircleWays - Journey to Next Culture is a bilingual documentary (German, English) about the reconnection with mankind itself, our behavior, our children, our fellow human beings and all of nature. It's about a peaceful cooperation, which is deep-rooted in us.
Transformational Gameworlds To Explore
Grey School Of Wizardry
The first Mystery Schools of Wizards like Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, and Ptolemy gave us Classical Education. At Grey School you earn a magickal, Classical Education from our secular School of Wizardry. Learn in the comfort of your home, or where ever you have internet connection. Grey School of Wizardry is available to you online, right where you are now. In fact, you are just a few clicks away from your first class at Grey School.
Open Source Ecology
We – the countless collaborators upon whose shoulders this Vision of Open Source Ecology stands – imagine a world of innovation accelerated by open, collaborative development – to solve wicked problems – before they are created. This work of distributing raw productive power to people is not only a means to solving wicked problems – but a means for humans themselves to evolve. The creation of a new world depends on expansion of human consciousness and personal evolution – as individuals tap their autonomy, mastery, and purpose – to Build Themselves – and to become responsible for the world around them.
School Of Lost Borders
Websites To Explore, Websites To Create
Websites To Explore
350 Org - www.350.org
Adulthood - adulthood.mystrikingly.com
Anne-Chloe Destremau - annechloedestremau.org
Approaching the Limits to Growth - www.paulchefurka.ca
Arcosanti - ARCOLOGY(ARChitecture and ecOLOGY) - www.arcosanti.org
Archearchy - is next culture - archearchy.org
Avaaz - The World in Action - secure.avaaz.org/page/en
Berkana Institute - www.berkana.org
Bit of Earth Farm www.bitofearthfarm.wordpress.com
Carol Black (director of Schooling the World, The White Man Last Burden) - carolblack.org
Cause No Harm (Rick Pursell) - www.cause-no-harm.com
Clean the Oceans - Project Kaisei - www.projectkaisei.org
Clinton Callahan - clintoncallahan.org
Co-Intelligence Institute www.co-intelligence.org
Context Institute (Robert & Lianna Gilman) www.context.org
Dynamic Facilitation www.dynamicfacilitation.com
Drama Triangle & TA www.karpmandramatriangle.com
Drawdown - 100 solutions to reverse global warming - www.drawdown.org
Elevate Films - www.elevate.us
En Quete de Sens - Le film - enquetedesens-lefilm.com
Extinction Rebellion - rebellion.earth
Food Revolution www.foodrevolution.org
Gaia Education – The Four Keys www.gaiaeducation.net
Games for Change www.gamesforchange.org
GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) www.gaia.org
GEN Africa www.gen-africa.org
Green School, Bali & New Zealand - www.greenschool.org
Initiations - initiations.org
InTerraTree - www.interratree.org
Kaos Pilots - www.kaospilot.dk
Kokopelli Semences - www.kokopelli-semences.fr/fr/
Local Futures - The Economics of Happiness - www.localfutures.org
The Long Now Foundation www.longnow.org
Making Permaculture Stronger - Dan Palmer - www.makingpermaculturestronger.net
Mandaza Augustine Kandemwa – Shaman www.mandaza.com
Mehr Demokratie www.mehr-demokratie.de
Muse School www.museschool.org
New Paradigm of Leadership - www.gaiasoft.com
NuMondo (AirBnb for ecovillages and communities) - www.numundo.org
Olympic Mountain Earth Wisdom Circle www.olympicmountainearthwisdomcircle.org
Open Source Ecology - www.opensourceecology.org
Orphan Wisdom www.orphanwisdom.com
Pachamama Org www.pachamama.org
Post Carbon Institute - www.postcarbon.org
Post Growth Org www.postgrowth.org
Radical Honesty - www.radicalhonesty.com
REconomy Org – Local Economies www.reconomy.org
School of Lost Borders www.schooloflostborders.org
Sounds True www.soundstrue.com
Small Planet Institute - www.smallplanet.org
Speaking Truth To Power www.carolynbaker.net
Stop Ecocide, Earth Protectors by Polly Higgins - www.stopecocide.earth
Tamera - Healing Biotope - www.tamera.org
Theater for Living - David Diamond – www.headlinestheatre.com
Time for Tribe - timefortribe.com
Transition Towns - www.transitionnetwork.org
The Valhalla Movement - www.valhallamovement.com
Wide Awake Heart - www.wideawakeheart.net
Wilderness Awareness School (Anake) - www.wildernessawareness.org
Wisdom Spring (Sobonfu Some) - www.sobonfu.com
Wise Democracy - www.wisedemocracy.org
Wonderful World Media Network – Primary Perspectives ‘radio created for kids by kids’ www.wwmn.net
World Clean Up Day - www.worldcleanupday.org
Years of Living Dangerously! www.yearsoflivingdangerously.com
Yes! Magazine www.yesmagazine.org
Youth Passageways – www.youthpassageways.org
Zegg Community (Germany) - www.zegg.org
Websites To Create
Initiations To Engage, Initiations To Deliver
Be sure to enter your Matrix Points for each initiation at StartOver.xyz!
NOTE: The programming for recording your Matrix Points is not yet operational, but we are working on it! You can still earn Matrix Points now and record them online later!
Initiations To Engage
SHORT LIST OF SOME INITIATIONS TO EXPERIENCE SOON:
NOTE: The number of Matrix Points generated by full participation in these initiatory experiences is assigned according to the distinction density of the experience, not according to the length of time the experience takes. In other words, the more distinctions you weave into your energetic body, the more Matrix you build. The more Matrix you build, the more Matrix Points you earn. The purpose of earning and recording our Matrix Points together is to bring more consciousness to the morphogenetic field of the human race. The purpose is to change the status quo. It is estimated that by the time we accumulate a sum total of one million new Matrix Points the effect will be detectable in the global ethnosphere.
Initiations To Deliver
You are ready for more than you know. After being initiated in a specific initiation, you can then deliver that initiation to your circle of people.
They are 7 billion people on the planet, and all of them need authentic adulthood initiatory processes. They are not enough people delivering them. You can be one of them.
Most of the following initiations can be delivered in a two hours work-talk. When you deliver work-talk, start by introducing yourself by name and your background, then let them know that this is a work-talk - meaning that they will work and most probably during that work they will feel something, so if it is not okay for them to feel then they should go now and you will give them their money back - then land the distinction in the space with or without a map, present the exercise to land the distinctions in their 5 bodies, do the exercise for 45min-1hour, for the last 20-30 min have people check-in: what did they felt? what did they notice? what do they want to share?
Charge 10EUR per person, repeat every week. Have enough money to engage in your next authentic adulthood and archetypal initiatory processes (to come soon: process.mystrikingly.com).
1. Rage Club - rageclub.org
2. Unmixing Emotions.
3. I Have a Story About You...
4. I Can't Commit To You Because...
5. Fear of Connection on 3 levels.
6. I Feel (Mad/Glad/Sad/Scared) About You Because...
7. Completing Incomplete Emotions
8. Withdrawing Expectations
9. Appreciation of the Quality of Being