Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 10, 2013.
About this project
" Scientists are Racing to Capture First Film of the Mind leaving the body. Now special highspeed cameras with photomultiplier chips are being recruited to capture this wonderous event." ---- CNN
" Scientists Racing to Capture First Film of Mind Leaving the Body to Explain Great Mysteries: MediaScience in the lead." --- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"This time reseachers maybe closing in on this mystery using high speed photon cameras." --- NBC News
"Seeing this phenomena would explain everything: telepathy, remote viewing, out - of - body experiences, ghosts and the greatest mystery of all - Death." --- YAHOO News
"It corroborates reports of the mind or soul leaving the body beginning with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, the Bible and up to present day Religion." --- CBS News
"Beating Death - Photons the New Frontier" --- WALL STREET JOURNAL
Solving Greatest Mystery of All Time:
Race for First Film. Researchers are racing to capture first film of the mind or conciousness escaping the body. Seeing this phenomena would explain many puzzing mysteries of Life. We are in the lead and will bring this wonder to the screen using new high speed photon cameras that just became available. Our new cameras will capture light rising up from subjects in: WideScreen and IMAX 3D.
Strong Evidence. Research is accelerating based on recent published studies in the neuroscience departments of universities in Canada, Germany, China, Russia, Italy and Hungary. Researchers now know it's the mind leaving the body - because they see photon emissions rising up from heads of subjects - precisely synchronized to their conscious thoughts. What you will see raises new questions about the nature of life and death.
Key Findings. Photons are seen key candidates to understanding the processes of Life and possibility even of an afterlife because they: (1) store information, (2) don't decay, and (3) can be shaped and have quantum like properties. ( see new discoveries below )
Just now physicists at Shanghai's University of Science have teleported photons across 60 miles. And, researchers at MIT and in Europe at the Planck Institute for the Science of Light are showing that photons can now be shaped for long term storage - the way Nature does. Clearly, the foundation is being laid for seeing what lies ahead.
Shaping and Detection of Single Photon Using Laser Pulse:
NEVER BEFORE SEEN ON ANY SCREEN
FIRST LOOK AT AN INVISIBLE WORLD: Our premise is simple - new discoveries show a vast world exists just beyond our vision and now --new high sensitivity photon cameras will show it and in 3D for the first time.
A New Factual Film:
To Be Narrated by William Shatner ( subject to scheduling )
The film will show on screen the whole big story of how mind or consciousness can leave the body - just as described repeatedly in reports by sincere people for thousands of years. You won't believe your eyes but new photon cameras using photomultiplier chips show that it's happening now and all real !!!
Question: Why are you making a Film about the Mind leaving the Body - it's kind of "Far Out" --- isn't it? Some lines shouldn't be crossed!
Image Intensified Cooled CCD Photon Camera
Answer: Because Photon Imaging Technology Didn't Exist at This Level of Precision Before.
What's been discovered is wonderful. We have the research lead to Scoop Big Media by moving more quickly to the International Marketplace --- by going straight to Kickstarters for HELP !!!
Kickstarters: CHECK PLEDGES FOR SOME OF THE MOST UNIQUE - One of a kind rewards - EVER TO BE AVAILABLE ON KICKSTARTER - including Live Webinars from the Closed Set only for Backers !!!
We Believe Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence. The similarity between what has been discovered now and earlier reports spanning thousands of years is identical. The consistency of eye-witness reports supports and strenghtens the evidence of what has just been found as the Documentary will show. What you will see is undeniable. In order to convince skeptics the evidence has to be repeatable, again and again - and that is what our Film records.
Light is Made of Photons. Photons are primordial and not subject to decay. Photons are stable over a wide range of energies.They are capable of transmitting forces by contact as in photo-electric effects. Photons can vary their wavelength and color. Lasers focus photons into a powerful beam of light. Further, photons are near eternal and can travel the Galaxy as starlight from distant stars for Billions and Billions of years. Photons could also explain the greatest mystery of all - Death. For in injury or death, photon emissions are measured to surge by 10 - 1000 times.
The Death Flash. Before the advent of electric lighting in hospitals, nurses and physicans would occasionally report witnessing a faint glow arising from the dead or dying patient at the time of passing. A variety of explanations have been offered for this persistently reported phenomena. Was this mind, soul or consciousness leaving the body? Back to earliest times - beginning with the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, the Bible and up to present day - reports of out-of-body experiences, ghosts, remote-viewing and telepathy have all persisted.
Earliest Descriptions. All these reports rest on obsevations pointing to the mind, soul or consciousness some how separating from the body -either briefly or permanently. For 2500 years the Egyptians firmly clung to the image of a bird like the Falcon or Ba with the face of the deceased flying up and out of the body at death. They reported seeing it as the Khu - vital spark of life or eternal light which was the luminous part of man's being. (picture above)
Halos are a Universal Symbol Echoing Eye Witness Reports. Look at the Statue of Liberty again or the Peace Dollar below. Light rising up from the head as a halo is recorded in the art, sculpture and literature of Ancient Greece, Rome, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christainty - right up today. It is the one universal symbol that major religions share. Buddhism even speaks of a light that resides within all humans. Buddha is nearly always depicted with a halo surrounding himself as is Christ. Interestingly, survivors in near-death experiences also report repeatedly seeing a bright light in which they become immersed.
Leaving Audiences Speechless.
A GREAT STORY. Explaining what you will see may not easy, but - great mysteries never are !!! Clearly, our premise raises questions about life and death. Skeptics will need to be answered by showing new discoveries from Science. Our proof rests on repeating in the laboratory with special cameras - several thousand years of observations and reports from many countries and cultures. We want to be the first to now capture this wonder on film for audiences all to see and in 3D !!!
Split Beam Enhanced 3D Photon Imaging
We Want to Inspire a Whole New Generation of Thinkers, Doers and Dreamers: What do Backers Get ??? We are building a community of explorers who want to be first to probe the Great Mystery - using the new tools of Science. We plan to hold live webinars for our Backers from the closed set before release of the film and semi-annually events to engage interested early stage explorers leading up to the sequel. In these meeting you can share your ideas and experiences.This is really big and we need help! (there's much more to reveal and it increases monthly pouring out of labs around the world).
Photons from Aurora Fill the Night Sky
Natures Grandest Wonder Up in Lights. Now Nature's grandest wonder of light appears on the screen - it is the breathtaking Aurora Borealis shown from the ground in 3D.It is photons we see moving across the sky!
Photons of the Aurora Seen from Space
As Above So Below. We see photons Widescreen from Space with the Aurora below and begin to see light in a brand new way! This spectacle will be recalled later by the film's audience when they see photons from the Mind leaving the body in the Lab under carefully controlled conditions
About the Film
Sneak Peek - Backer will see keyscenes bieng shot as we film them on a Special Internet Link - Invite Your Friends for a Party. For Example: We will replicate a published new experiment (see below) between two subjects in separate buildings. In a darkened room, one subject sees a flashing white light and photons are detectible from the right front of his head. Simultaneously, the other subject registers a surge in photons emited and reports seeing a white light just as experienced by his partner.
Animal Vision vs. Photon Camera. While photon emissions cover the visible spectrum, a higher amount in animals tend toward the far infrared. To show what animals can see in infrared photons, we will go to an abandoned Sanitarium in Kentucky or alternate where thousands have died with trained Dobermans. Note - some dogs have been shown to see deeper or into far infrared than humans.
Seeing an Invisible World. For centuries in Germany, dogs like these are believed to perceive movements of things we cannot see. We set up a special laser grid mixed equally with beams of varying pulsed frequencies on a beam splitter to trap invisible movements and record with a 3D Beam Splitter Camera.This scene is inspired by the published work in 2012 by Polycarpou et.al. below. Here, we also use infrared high-speed photon cameras to capture what the dogs may see. What will they see this time and our special cameras reveal? But that would spoil all the fun! Only our Backers will see it first on a live Webinar. See published research below.
First to Capture the Greatest Wonder
Aurora as Seen from Deeper Space
We are MediaScience, a factual film production company in Santa Monica. Over the years we have produced many interesting projects based on Science.(See "Full Bio" above on top on the right ). We've had many of our dreams come true. Now we want you to share with us our latest and greatest dream - bringing something wonderful to the World. We realized immediately that in telling this big breaking story - that we needed to recruit the best translational Science documentary partners - internationally. That's because we need to tell about the Discovery from a variety of viewpoints that reflect different populations worldwide.
Partners. To get the very best in 3D documentary, we went to Germany. Associated with us is famed Fact+Film headed by Michael Wolff - Germany's pioneering first 3D documentary producers with whom we had worked previously. Michael is best known for making complex scientific topics clear with spell binding imagery. He just sold his latest factual film to National Geographic. Jerry Witt of Motion City Films is joining us. Jerry has been Lyle's chief editor for over five years.
Next, we wanted a large format 3D conversion specialist and we have it in Sassoon Film Design headed by Tim Sassoon who did the 3D Harry Potter and many Imax and National Geographic documentaries. And, we have recruited Patrick Van Dijck in Antwerp as Northern European exhibitor consultant for tweeking one version just to this market. In addition we have received help from the renown Stanford Photonics Research in Palo Alto which specializes in photon imaging for Neuroscience. ( See paticipants websites also under "Full Bio"on top on the right.) And, we are in negotiations with Mr. Shatner's representatives right now.
ABOUT OUR QUEST
We need your help! This is Phase 2 of our Production Plan comprising B unit filming of emergence in the lab. We need to raise the funds for these key scenes using photon cameras. With that footage in hand we can raise the rest from the usual sources: foreign distributors, european TV networks, etc. If we go above our goal then we will apply the balance to other phase components of the production.
Big Breakthrough. Now it appears that something wonderful has been found. Scientists have known for almost a century that living organisms emit detectable low-intensity light. And, at times of injuy or death this weak light becomes 10 to 1000 times stronger. Down through the ages occasional observation of this phenomena is now thought to be a basis for connecting ancient religions with modern Science.
Further Evidence. Recent published experiments now confirm an effect where one individual sees a flashing white light, while another person in another building in a darkened room shows a significant surge in measurable photons from their head equivalent to the operation of 10 million neurons in strength! And here, one of the response persons even saw the white light presented to the stimulus person in another room! (See New Studies below )
Signaling. Further, recent observations show photonic pulses of some species are used for signaling of information for coorination of actions. These signals consist of narrow quasi-periodic bursts similar to those seen in information transfer in computer communication channels. Already researchers have been able to describe a possible algorithm of photon encoding for intra specie communication.
HOW COULD THIS BE?
Pursuing the Impossible: Scientific Background. Increasingly, quantum science has begun to steal the show from material science. It teaches that we now longer have to rely on our eyes to speculate and eventually find truth. Of course we all known that it would be impossible today to see things too small or too large to inspect at first hand. In the last few years the study of Quantum effects in Biology has emerged as a vibrant field of research. Both experimental evidence and theory are providing mounting evidence that the high efficiency of many key biological processes is derived from Nature exploiting non-classical or Quantum approaches to regeneration across all of life.
Warm Quantum Effects. Already these phenomena have been verified at work at a macro level in photosynthesis, ion channels, the workings of the eye and even Meterology. And, Quantum operations are now suspected to operate within the brain as well.. Meanwhile, photons have just been shown to travel along the neural fibres for communication within the brain. And, photons have been shown to be able to store information for all time.
Growing Public Interest. Growing interest in the possibility of an afterlife maybe a result in (1) declining membership in religious denominations; (2) the increasing number of people who now admit to having communication with someone who passed away or believe in having seen a ghost ( 20% ) has doubled in a decade according to PEW Research; and, (3) the rise of the Internet where people can anonymously describe their experiences free from humiliation or scorn. As new discoveries are made public and popularized each year, a wave of interest continues to swell.
NEW STUDIES - New Evidence*
Persinger, MA, Lavallee, CF: Theoretical and Experiential Evidence of Macroscopic Entanglement between Human Brain Activity and Photon Emissions, Implications for Quantum Consciousness: Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research. Vol 1,(2010) No.7,
Dotta, B.T., Saroka,K.S., Persinger,M.A.: Increased Photon Emission from the Head While Imagining Light in the Dark is Correlated with Changes in Electroencephalographic Power: Support for Bokkon's Biophoton Hypothesis: Neuroscience Letters. 513 (2012), 151-154.
Wang,C.: Bokkon, I., Dai,J.,Antal, I.: First Experimental Demonstration of Spontaneous and Visible Light-Induced Photon Emissions from Rat Eyes with Particular Emphasis on Their Roles in Discrete Dark Noise and Retinal Phosphenes. Brain Research. 1369 (2011), 1-9
Mayburov,S.N.,: Photon Communications and Information Encoding in Biological Systems.ariv.org/abs/1205.4134, (2012) 1-10.
Persinger, MA, St.Pierre,L.: The Biophysics of Death. NeuroQuantalogy, 9(2011)
Dotta, B.T., Buckner, C.A., LaFrenie, R. M., Persinger, M.A: Photon Emissions from Human Brain and Cell Culture Exposed To Distally Rotating Magnetic Fields Shared by Separate Light-Stimulated Brains and Cells. Brain Research 1388 (2011) 77-88.
Polycarpu, C., Cassemiro, K.N.,Venturi G.,Zavatta, A.,Bellini, M.: Adaptive Detection of Arbitrarily Shaped Ultrashort Quantum Light States. Physical Review Letters.109 (2012) (5) 053602.
* All Studies Available from Google Scholar on Internet
Risks and challenges
Documentary production like most businesses has both foreseeable and unforseeable risks. We are at a point in the project where costs and concept have been analysed and challenges have been identified to the best of our ability. The most common challenge we would encounter would be costs in excess of budget. This will require additional funding which we have already anticipated. We have presently completed preproduction.
The largest unforseen risk during production is the need for additional footage which would require additional filming. This could take longer than anticpated. Presently, we have met all our deadlines and we are ahead of schedule here. We feel the film will on schedule as well. Because we believe that our project will be of interest and relevant to international audiences and faith-based, we want it to be a keepsake for as many people as possible. This will require multiple language translations which will be funded following domestic release on a pay-as -you-go basis.
We currently need five months to film and edit and that means everything must run like clockwork to be on time and on budget! We have placed our initial funding goal low with the sure knowledge of being able to raise extra funds on this broad interest topic from traditional sources after our campaign on Kickstarter closes.There is also the risk that negotiations with Mr. Shatner's representatives may not result in his participation. We are super excited to bring this big story to the world and with your help we can. Thank you for your attention.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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