Browsing the blog archives for January, 2011.

“GHETTO PHYSICS” COMING TO YELM

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Will Arntz’s celebrated movie
“GHETTO PHYSICS: Will the Real Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand Up!”
is coming to Yelm Cinemas for a week’s showing Friday, February 25 through Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30pm nightly.
There will be a brief Filmmaker Q & A with Will Arntz,
February 25 & 26 following the show.

“Heralded as “…a radically ingenious, in-your-face documentary … bursting with insights” by Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer, GHETTOPHYSICS takes an eye-opening look at the power relationships that permeate American society from the toughest street corners to Wall Street, from classrooms to boardrooms. The film utilizes documentary footage, animation, satire and dramatization to illustrate examples culled from the real world — be the players real-life pimps or corporate executives — repeating the same power dynamics that have persisted for centuries.

The film includes interviews with notable entertainers and thinkers, such as Dr. Cornel West, Ice-T, KRS-One, Too Short, John Perkins, former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, William H. Arntz (Co-Director) and Norman Lear,” quoting the Olympia Film Society.

CLICK HERE for the trailer.

Go to Yelm Cinemas website for tickets.

CLICK HERE for the movie’s website.

Mr. Arntz is the acclaimed creator of the 2004 sleeper hit “What the Bleep Do We Know!?”, which garnered several independent film awards prior to being distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and eventually grossing over $10 million. The film went on to become one of the most successful documentaries of all time & is now distributed in over 30 countries.

He also created the 2006 sequel “What the BLEEP – Down the Rabbit Hole”.

Betsy Chasse, Producer, Director, Screenwriter of “The Bleep” & listed in Variety’s top 50 Independent Producers of 2004, is also the distributor of Ghetto Physics.

“What the Bleep Do We Know!?” was filmed in Yelm & vicinity and debuted in Washington at Yelm Cinemas.

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EIGHTEEN MONTH RESEARCH PROJECT ON JZ & RAMTHA RELEASED

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Eighteen Month Research Project on JZ Knight and Ramtha
Click here for the abstract and paper by Joan Hageman.

In 1996 and 1997, a team of 18 researchers studied JZ, Ramtha and the School students. Eight standardized physiological, psychological and behavioral tests were administered repeatedly on JZ and six long-time students. The scientific conference, entitled In Search of Self: The Role of Consciousness in the Construction of Reality held in Yelm, Washington, examined the results of the research. “[JZ Knight] is not a fraud,” said team leader Dr. Stanley Krippner, psychologist and leading parapsychology researcher in the USA. Following the conference, Dr. Stanley Krippner and Dr. Ian Wickramasekera published a paper in 1998 entitled The Ramtha Phenomenon: Psychological, Phenomenological, and Geomagnetic Data in the Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, volume 92. However, they did not include the physiological data.

A new paper is now available online: Sympathetic Reactivity During Meditation by Joan H. Hageman, Ph.D., Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Ian Wickramasekera II, Psy.D. in Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine. Volume 19. Number 2.

Three Psychological Factors

Compared to the general population, the study participants measured high in Absorption (openness to experience) and Dissociation (the frequency and intensity of dissociating from one’s environment). The third factor is described as mental Boundaries. People with thin boundaries:
- tend to be open, sensitive, and vulnerable
- experience “twilight” states of consciousness easily
- do not repress uncomfortable material
- do not isolate thought from feeling

In contrast, “thick boundaried” people are adaptive, well organized, punctual, reliable, responsible, and efficient; however, they may become rigid and unable to change.
The Conclusion of this paper: Sympathetic Reactivity During Meditation “Our key findings highlight the practicality in clarifying the potentialities of meditation styles [C&E] that emphasize the positive use of absorption, dissociation, and permeable boundaries for individuals who have a greater ability to cognitively focus in addressing health concerns.”

The study can be accessed at the following link: Click here

Click here for the videos of the “In Search of Self” Conference.

Now available on DVD,
the original conference proceedings of In Search of the Self,
filmed on location at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment
and JZ Knight’s home in Yelm, Washington,
February 8 and February 9, 1997.
previously released on video.

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JZ KNIGHT ADDRESSES THE RECENT POLITICAL VIOLENCE

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

JZ Knight, Channel, Spiritual Leader, and Founder of Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment in Yelm, Washington, makes a statement to address the recent violence in Tucson:

“The rhetoric of removing public figures through suggested violence by commentators or guests on media programs does have consequences to listening/viewing individuals whose mind-set is to be the solution or the hero in killing the person/persons who has been vilified. Case in point: Glenn Beck hoping Michael Moore would get assassinated. There are those who will take up such a mission to carry out the wishes just to please Glen Beck!

We as individuals need to add a new dimension of morality to our common thought. Our political leaders, as well as our media stars, need to be that moral dimension. Words lead to action in people’s lives. Our leaders must be heroes of being and speaking newly inspired ways for common people to think and act on.”

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YELM CINEMAS SPECIAL SHOWING THIS SATURDAY DON’T MISS YELM’S ONLY PREVIEW OF ACCLAIMED FILM – WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Click here for Yelm Cinemas showtime information.

Yelm Cinemas at Prairie Park
Photo courtesy of Yelm Cinemas

Yelm Cinemas manager Howard Christian says his theater is proud to present to Yelm & vicinity:
Special Showing – Waiting for “Superman” in Yelm Jan. 8th

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT YELM CINEMAS THIS SATURDAY AT 9AM ONLY…

“From David Guggenheim, the Academy Award®-winning director of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, comes another stirring, must-see clarion call of our time, WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”, a deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the U. S. and how it is affecting our children. Fueled by his conscience and electrified by the possibilities for change, Guggenheim sets of on a probing journey into the lives of five unforgettable kids, whose dreams, hopes and untapped potential reveal all that is at stake at this critical moment.”

CLICK HERE for tickets to what will certainly be a filled performance.

CLICK HERE for the trailer.

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WILL ARNTZ’S CELEBRATED MOVIE ‘GHETTO PHYSICS’ DEBUTS IN OLYMPIA THURSDAY

Yelm and Thurston County Issues

Will Arntz’s celebrated movie
“GHETTO PHYSICS: Will the Real Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand Up!”
premieres with a Filmmaker Q & A,
Thursday January 6 at 7:00 pm only.
Capitol Theater
206 5th Avenue SE
Olympia

“Heralded as “…a radically ingenious, in-your-face documentary … bursting with insights” by Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer, GHETTOPHYSICS takes an eye-opening look at the power relationships that permeate American society from the toughest street corners to Wall Street, from classrooms to boardrooms. The film utilizes documentary footage, animation, satire and dramatization to illustrate examples culled from the real world — be the players real-life pimps or corporate executives — repeating the same power dynamics that have persisted for centuries.

The film includes interviews with notable entertainers and thinkers, such as Dr. Cornel West, Ice-T, KRS-One, Too Short, John Perkins, former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, William H. Arntz (Co-Director) and Norman Lear,” quoting local sponsor, the Olympia Film Society.

CLICK HERE for the trailer.

CLICK HERE
to buy tickets for what will be a sold-out show.

CLICK HERE for the movie’s website.

Mr. Arntz is the acclaimed creator of the 2004 sleeper hit “What the Bleep Do We Know!?”, which garnered several independent film awards prior to being distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and eventually grossing over $10 million. The film went on to become one of the most successful documentaries of all time & is now distributed in over 30 countries.

He also created the 2006 sequel “What the BLEEP – Down the Rabbit Hole”.

Betsy Chasse, Producer, Director, Screenwriter of “The Bleep” & listed in Variety’s top 50 Independent Producers of 2004, is also the distributor of Ghetto Physics.

“What the Bleep Do We Know!?” was filmed in Yelm & vicinity and debuted in Washington at Yelm Cinemas.

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