Help us unlock an ancient mystery so powerful it will stop the madness dead in its
“This is a
totally new way of looking at the evolution of the human brain. It is
so totally fresh, unexpected and hitherto un-thought-of that it will
probably take a long time before evolutionary anthropologists and
psychologists begin to take it on board; but it will make an impact,
of that there is no doubt. It will be, it must be, taken very
seriously in any discussion of human origins.”
Groves - Professor of Biological Anthropology at
the School of Archaeology & Anthropology, Australian National
Humans. Here we are in 2011, after
thousands of years of breathtaking development. Ours is an amazing
journey – rife with trials and triumphs, pitfalls and progress. Now
we stand at another precipice, and our future is up to us.
We live in a world that seems mad.
Wars, poverty, disease, financial crises and environmental destruction
characterize daily life for most on planet Earth. Though we possess
advanced intelligence, we've yet to crack the code of human and
planetary flourishing. Science still grapples with mysteries about
the human mind – mysteries that if solved could lead us away
from the brink and onto a path to not only safe ground but to
Sounds far-fetched? Keep
Why are humans, the most intelligent
species on Earth, at the brink of self-destruction?
Ancient civilizations tell us. The
great religions tell us. And modern mystics and scientists are
telling us through a giant mosaic of compelling data. Like a hidden
scene in a sea of ink spots, once the pattern emerges, you'll wonder
why you didn't see it at first glance.
Putting it to the test
On May 14, 2007 at 6 a.m., Tony
Wright walked into the Studio Bar in Penzance, a small port town on
the English Channel in Cornwall. He emerged eleven days later as a
world record-holder not for beer guzzling, but sleep deprivation (see
BBC article). Knowing that sleep elimination was an ancient practice to access enhanced perception, he pulled this stunt to test his theory about the human brain.
What was behind this practice? What did these ancients know?
In his book Left in
the Dark, Tony lays out
disparate data from science and religion and puts it together to form
a coherent picture about the evolution of the human brain. It's at
once startling and strangely comforting – as if a maddeningly
complex puzzle finally has been solved.
Although at first glance it seems quite radical, his theory has garnered significant endorsements from a broad spectrum of leaders in science, philosophy and religion – perhaps because it accords well with data from all traditions. Early supporters include
eminent biological anthropologist Colin Groves, quoted above, and
"...it sure makes sense
that we are paying a neuropathological price for how unnatural our
yes. And it's not what you might think. It's a strange story about
what happened when ancient humans were cut off from the complex
molecular cocktail that designed and formed their amazing brains.
Something huge went wrong that was akin to being cast out
of the garden, a paradise lost, a Fall from Grace.
Without access to
hormonally and biochemically rich plants a slow, insidious
degeneration began. And it hasn't stopped. Ancient man sensed
something was happening and tried to mitigate the damage. Those
treatments are still practiced today, divorced from their origins.Could this radical discovery of
species-wide neurodegeneration actually resolve contradictions
between ancient traditions and modern science?
We think so. And
despite its staggering implications, initial reaction from
spiritually-inclined philosophers, environmental activists,
conservative scholars, and eminent academics supports the basic
proposal. It may indeed offer that elusive re-unification of
spirituality and science. Just in time to save us from mass
more amazing endorsements and reader comments here
and here. This kind of support from heavy-hitters is virtually
unheard of for an idea of this magnitude so early in its genesis.
We need your support
“WOW... Unless we do something radical it is bye bye”
–Prof. Michael A. Crawford, PhD, CBiol, FIBiol, Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, in response to an article on Tony's theory
Yes, there is a solution to our madness!
The proposed cause, while shocking, is relatively easy to fix.
We're inviting you to a rare
opportunity to help launch this historic discovery that can change
everything. Tony's work has caught
the attention of several filmmakers, and we're asking for your
support to raise $1.2 million to fund a two-part documentary.
commissioned acclaimed British filmmaker David
Malone to tell the riveting story of humanity's descent from
“paradise” to our current state of insanity and, most important, a plausible way out. The inaugural film Molecules of Madness will take a new look at existing
data from multiple fields, including evolutionary biology,
neuroscience, anthropology, philosophy, and religion. The disturbing
yet encouraging picture that emerges will be impossible to ignore,
and that's what we're aiming for.
job as a documentary film-maker is to find a way of posing or framing
a question that draws together views which at first might seem
disparate and unexpected. What comes out of this process is rarely an
answer, but hopefully deeper, richer questions.” – David
Be part of humanity's new story!
Help us to push out this amazing story
to a mass audience through high-quality, high-profile documentaries. Besides being a catalyst for change, you'll also get to enjoy some
fun perks along the way! Check out the line-up of cool rewards at
right. Everything from DVDs, books, private workshops and gala events, to the opportunity to assist with film production and directing! And if you just want to donate without getting bogged down with all the goodies, we've got bite-sized "Keep It Simple, Mate!" rewards. Or you can donate any amount and receive just our heartfelt thanks.
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What if we exceed the funding goal?
That would be awesome! We have more projects in the pipeline just
waiting for funding, including a documentary by accomplished UK
producer Tony Edwards of Third
Eye Media, and an eye-popping “Visual Synthesis” by Cognitive
Help spread the word
Through this Kickstarter project, we're
also aiming to raise critical awareness of Tony's groundbreaking
work. Please help us spread the word through any means possible.
Media inquiries are welcome. You might very well be helping to save
yourself and your paradisiacal home from further self-harm.
is an acclaimed UK film-maker with a career spanning nearly 20 years
producing and directing documentaries for both the BBC and Channel 4.
David’s academic background is in hominid evolution, and his career at the BBC began in its science department. He developed what critics called "disturbingly lyrical"
styles and established a reputation for "television of the
highest quality." Since becoming an independent film-maker,
David has continued to produce single films and series for BBC and
Channel Four. His work for the Science, Religion and History
departments has been described as "breathtaking,"
"provocative" and "beautiful."
topics range from the political to the philosophical, including films
about time, mind, consciousness, human origins, and the legacy of
Darwin in modern thought. The Times
called his award-winning series Testing God,
"moving and startling — as close to poetry as television gets."
The sequel series Soul Searching
was described as being "good for the soul of television"
See Soul Searching excerpts here:
For the past few years, David has
also focused on the financial system. His BBC documentary High
Anxieties - The Mathematics of Chaos, first broadcast in September
2008, was one of the first films to be made about the financial
crisis accurately anticipating the problems that were to unfold in
the economy. His book The Debt Generation
was published in November 2010. His most recent film, The
Secret Life of Waves, which he
also presents, aired on BBC4 in February.
father, producer and director Adrian Malone, made The
Ascent of Man with Jacob
Bronowski, The Age of Uncertainty
with John Kenneth Galbraith, and Cosmos
with Carl Sagan.
David's Web site at http://www.becauseyouthink.tv
About Tony Wright
Tony is an independent researcher and author of Left
in the Dark: The Biological Origins of the Fall From Grace. His
curiosity and self-experimentation led to a revolutionary theory
about human development. Taking a fresh look at existing data from
anthropology, archaeology, neuroscience, spiritual traditions, and
other sources, Tony developed a new context for understanding the
mysterious course of human brain development. His ground-breaking
theory also provides a framework for the reunification of the
academic and spiritual science of consciousness. It also offers a practical solution to the underlying cause of our dysfunctional/deluded state of mind.
Despite the major practical and philosophical
implications, initial reaction from leaders in science and
spirituality has been exceptionally favorable. Tony is now focused on
bringing his work into the mainstream in the hope that it may help
provide a way out of the madness we mistake as normality.
Among recent notable projects, Tony is developing a collaboration to formally assess his discovery with the University of Wales following a meeting with the Vice Chancellor. He's also busy presenting the basic theory at seminars and special events. In July he'll travel to Sapienza University of Rome for a presentation in association with STORYGARDENZ. See event schedule here.
Learn more about Tony's work at http://beyond-belief.org.uk/ and http://leftinthedark.org.uk
Tony's trailer for Kickstarter project
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