#3397 - Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - Editor: Jerry Katz
Here is a review of the new movie Leap!, by filmmakers
Chad Cameron and Isaac Allen, two guy curious about the nature of reality who
got together and made a movie about the subject.
Leap! is a film that compels you to consider this ageless theory that The
world is an illusion.
You may find it confronting to consider your reality
is simply a grand illusion.
This idea may challenge your current beliefs and ideals. To think of
yourself, your family, friends and everything you know and love is part of an
elaborate illusion sounds insane
but then again Einstein did say Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a
very persistent one.
Leap! explores ancient and modern philosophies and philosophers who support
the illusion theory.
To Leap! beyond the illusion is to let go and live from
To Leap! beyond the constraints of your current perceived reality and what
you think you know
To consider The Truth of who you really are:
You are an infinite being
. a participant in the illusion
We are all infinite beings
most of us have simply forgotten
Infinite power and abundance is your natural state
The purpose of Leap! is to invite each of us to live beyond the illusion by
knowing what is really going on here.
This philosophy is not about denying our physical experience. Ultimately it
is about Leaping beyond limitations and restrictions which this illusion appears
What would your life look like if you chose to live from a context
- You are an infinite being
- Your world is an illusion being
constructed for your enjoyment
- There is nothing to do except what you are
inspired to do
- You cant make a mistake
Perhaps the following would be possible from a foundation of you are an
- True Happiness, Peace, Fun, Love and Joy would be present
- You could live life with no limits or restrictions
- In every moment anything is possible
- Everything is perfect right here, right now
- Everything that happens to you is simply an opportunity for you to
embrace these truths.
This philosophy is not about visualization, manifestation, or creating
This philosophy is a complete paradigm shift in how you can
live your life from a deep knowing of who you really are.
Even though we believe its all an illusion
. this life is still a great
Come, Play and Leap! beyond the illusion with us!
Review of Leap! by Jerry Katz
This movie is meatier and more nondually down to earth than What the Bleep.
It also has more irreverence, too.
The beautiful thing is that no one has an inkling of what they're
talking about. That's the great humor and joy. We are so alone and so un-knowing
that we can know non-separateness through the unknowing, not through
The movie proceeds from knowing to not-knowing. "Ultimately we don't know
what anything is," Dan Millman says. Wondrous and lucious quotations appear on
the screen, supporting the words of the film's guides.
The speakers don't talk about their backgrounds. They talk about
reality, so these are pared down interviews getting to the essence of the
inquiry into the nature of reality.
"You get out of the illusion by embracing it." James Twyman.
"You don't consciously will your experiencing in the current moment." Gary
"Happiness is here, where you are, as you are." Amber Terrell.
"This moment is an astonishing miracle. ... This is the moment of bliss."
"The purpose of the world is to show us what's going on in our mind." Lyn
"Do you want to be free? Do you want to experience nothing but love? You
don't have to consider whether it's possible or impossible, you just have to
decide whether or not you want it. And that's a far more difficult decision than
you now can recognize. ... But if you do, once you make that decision there is
nothing that can prevent that from coming to your awareness." Tom
Puppetji may be the star of this film. He comes out and says he doesn't
know what the heck he's talking about and what all the questions mean. He just
wants to know who where the filmmaker got his carpet from and where to get a
good pastrami sandwich.
Suffering, the ego, creating your reality, happiness, reality and the world
as illusions, quantum physics, perception, are all themes that are explored to
some bottom line depth.
This film is not steeped in traditions. It is somewhat steeped in science,
in the beginning, but mostly steeped in seeing what's true, seeing what is.
There's a freshness, straighforwardness, and simplicity in that.
The last several minutes of outtakes are enjoyable. Including the outtakes
was a bold statement by the filmmakers. The outtakes help you realize
that everything previously seen was an act for the camera, an effort to say
something that can't be spoken. You are returned to the
ordinary, which may now be seen as worldless, as a smile. You've
The movie confirms two of my guidelines for navigating the world:
Work seriously, but take nothing seriously. Don't do anything beyond the
everyday unless it is a task bestowed upon you by the divine or by the
"great intelligence." In other words, don't go out and start a spirituality
retreat center just because you have the money and you think it would make your
life meaningful. The task has to come down on you, bestowed upon you; it has to
be a calling.
Leap! is a guide to nonduality, a guide to your true nature, a guide to
happiness and effective living. Leap! could easily shift your entire
perspective on reality. After watching Leap! you will allow reality to live you
instead of you trying to live in reality. The world is ready for Leap!