Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Shadow Effect Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self|
Actors: Debbie Ford, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, James Van Praagh, Mark Victor Hansen
Director: Scott Cervine
Genres: Drama, Educational
Be uplifted by the power that is hidden beneath the surface of your conscious mind. Take this emotionally gripping, visually compelling journey into your mysterious shadow self the hiding place for your most disliked thoug... more »
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Unsettling in several ways
Hipster | 07/22/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I found this movie, while enlightening and thought provoking on several points, to be somewhat unsettling after thinking about it for a while. It is in essence, an infomercial, containing only about 15 minutes worth of meaningful insight. It explains the shadow concept, but leaves you hanging, wanting to know more about how to tap into and learn from it. This of course can be done by visiting the website and buying the interactive dvd, courses, etc.
What I found more disturbing was the political slant that it took. It made sure to chastise certain public figures and celebrate others, which I found tasteless and unnecessary. Even more dangerous, and yes I say dangerous, is the underlying denotation that if someone is against something, deep inside they are guilty of said thing.
The implications of the above are quite contradictory to the lesson which I believe the teachers wish to convey, yet the messages are clear. These themes in the movie could definitely be taken in several different ways.
Overall the movie has left me perplexed, and somewhat disappointed in the spiritual leaders that I have looked to for so many years. Perhaps someone has sold out."
Not to be missed
P. Hasegawa | New York, New York | 06/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A powerful and profound film that documents how our personal and collective shadows influence our lives. Intense and thought provoking, I felt this film explores our world through the len of the shadow and leaves us looking at the roots of our world's problems. It offers hope in showing us the power we have access to if we are willing to deal with our shadow self. If you are interested in moving foward in your spiritual life and shifting consciousness, I highly recommend seeing this film. It is a must for anyone wanting to undestand the struggle they feel inside themselves between their greatness and feeling completely unworthy and undeserving of love and good things."
You Can't Keep A Good Beachball Down!
P. Schroeder | 06/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There is one scene in The Shadow Effect that says it all - a swimmer tries to keep several beach balls under water, only to have them pop up, and hit her in the face. This explosive message illustrates the point of the movie. From start to finish, fascinating scenarios address some common hypocrisies that make life difficult and exhausting. The film exposes and explains, in riveting visuals and inspired dialogue, how we can revisit our experiences and learn from them rather than begrudge them. And on a grander scale, it takes on global implications, highlighting unforgettable personalities who speak of issues not often featured in Hollywood - compassion and forgiveness. Never has a "How To" piece been this engaging. You'll want to see The Shadow Effect with family and friends, again and again. I highly recommend it."
The Shadow Effect- a must see movie
Marita Wahl Shedd | Rochester Hills, MI | 06/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best movie of its genre I have seen. It speaks to a topic that is so appropriate to the times we are in and covers it straight forward, to the point. What makes this movie stand out even further from other "transformational" movies, is that it offers clear and concise real life examples and provides the viewer with tools and ways to apply the principles in their life and their world."