Something Unknown is Doing We Don't Know What
Santa Fe, NM (Vocus) December 11, 2009
The latest documentary to break the consciousness science “sound barrier” with documented evidence that the mind can affect matter screened to a sell-out crowd at the Santa Fe Film Festival last weekend. The award-winning “Something Unknown is Doing We Don’t Know What” demystifies psychic and paranormal experiences with straight answers from leading scientists and rare glimpses into laboratory experiments, spiritual healings and declassified government archives.
“Something Unknown” is the first documentary to take viewers on a spiritual journey behind the lens and through the doors of paranormal and psychic phenomena research that were previously kept closed by mainstream western science. Through interviews with scientists, experts, and healing practitioners, “Something Unknown” reveals scientific evidence that consciousness can influence the physical world. Directed by Renee Scheltema, a Dutch filmmaker educated in journalism, law, and criminology, the film uncovers decades of pioneering research conducted by governments, universities, and independent scientists to explore quantum physics principles that indicate humans are interconnected and have extended capacities of consciousness that transcend time and space.
“As we speak, 90 out of 125 medical schools have formal courses exploring the correlation between spiritual practices and health outcomes,” said physician Dr. Larry Dossey, a spiritual healing advocate who participated in “Something Unknown” at the panel discussion following the screening of the film. “We’re getting there,” he said of the increasing influence of consciousness science on mainstream medicine.
In “Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What,” which takes its title from the uncertainty principle of modern physics, Dr. Dossey joins other scientists, experts, and healers in exploring the big 5 of psychic phenomena: Telepathy, Precognition, Remote Viewing, Telekinesis (or Psycho Kinesis) and Spiritual Healing. They include Charles Tart, University of California Professor emeritus of psychology; Dr. Gary Schwartz, University of Arizona Professor of psychology; parapsychologist and noetic scientist Dr. Dean Radin; British biologist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake; and Dr. Roger Nelson of the Global Consciousness Project. Scheltema also collects anecdotes from experts within their fields, such as Apollo astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell, psychic detective Nancy Myer, mind-body-spirit author Arielle Ford, internationally known healer, Dr. Eric Pearl, and intuitive Catherine Yunt.
The film also investigates the power of healing, remote viewing, psychic archaeology, faith healing, Random Number Generators, psychic detective work, therapeutic touch, and mind reading. Woven with intriguing personal accounts and video excerpts of laboratory experiments, Scheltema’s quest concludes with a new understanding that science and spirituality may not be mutually exclusive.
Something Unknown is Doing We Don’t Know What (105 mins.), is available on DVD in both NTSC and Pal formats from the film’s website. Priced at $24.95 for individual copies, discount packages are available for wholesale, universities, institutes, libraries, and community screenings. It is distributed in the United States by Beyond Distribution/Beyond Words Publishing, Hillsboro, Oregon, and is also available in select retail stores.