A Super Solution Based Film
After watching the trailer for 2012 Time for Change, I was a little scared there would be too much of an emphasis on painting the picture of the problem with what’s wrong in the world today. You know the doom and gloom parts of what we will be facing if we keep headed down the road of environmental destruction, ya de ya. Though that is true, I am really tired of viewing films that continue to focus on the problems instead of the solutions.
Thankfully, 2012 Time for Change is not one of those films.
The film is told through Daniel Pinchbeck personal story of his conscious evolution. Creating a casual style of interview, story and filming techniques. Beware that most of the interviews were shot hand held, giving a shaky feel. Not to be view up close if at all possible.
As far as the story line, it is definitely for right-brained people as the connections flow and interweave together. Which may be hard to follow for someone who is left-brain oriented and not familiar with any of these subjects. It could be a bit of a psychedelic experience just to watch the film. Heck I even know about these entire subjects and it still blows my circuits as I watch this film. For me that is mostly because all the solutions are presented in the film. It introduces subjects and solutions such as, psychedelics, shamanism, permiculture, intelligence of spirituality, mycelium networks, meditation, yoga, alternative architecture, science of psychic phenomena, and cooperative money systems.
The subjects are tied in through cute cartoon images that give your brain a rest.
Daniel Pinchbeck asks Dean Radin, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences,
“What do you think of the whole 2012 phenomenon?”
“I think that if a lot of people are lead to expect that something horrendous is going to occur it’s much more likely to occur. It doesn’t mean that it will. But it is much more likely. Part of what we can do is social engineering. To get people to look at the positive side of big transformational changes.”
- Dean Radin, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences.
As a bonus a few celebrities are featured speaking on their awakening experiences, such as Sting.
“I’ve done ashtanga yoga for quite some time and at the end of an ashtanga session, you do enter an alpha state. For me it is not as profound as the Ayahuasca experience. Nonetheless I can see how by extension you just keep doing that and you can get to the same place. Same way you can do by fasting or meditation. We are all going into the same place in the brain where we can access the eternal, and that is really the goal” - Sting
This is the one piece I agree on within the subject of psychedelics, which seems to be one of the main solutions for Pinchbeck, as it comes up in the begging of the film. Though I do not encourage repetitive drug use to reach a state of enlightened consciousness, there is something to say for these experiences. That is if taken under the right direction within sacred ceremonial circumstances to be used as a real gateway to the hyper dimensional spirit world, then it may be ok.
See sometimes people especially males need a little help reaching states of direct communion (communication) with God. Females tend to have an easier connection with the divine spirit and natural world.
Psychedelic drugs such as ayahuasca, mushrooms and yes even pot are really only to be used once to a few times in ones life, so that you can experience a reference point from which to create the same or similar experience on your own naturally within your body chemistry. And that is what Sting is talking about. Thank you god for leaving Stings quote in the film, other wise I may not have even been writing this review.
To conclude, as the Native American man said as the credits rolled.
“People will get. The idea of that new world, it’s already here.”