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Raise consciousness with Mandela Effect Revelations

Most everyone on the planet is now aware that this year is like no other.  Humanity has dealt with pandemics before, such as Cholera, and the Spanish flu of a hundred years ago.  But this time, perhaps for the first time, people all around the world are sharing the collective experience of sheltering at home.

What was the question?

This year, 2020, feels to me like an especially interesting year of communication between Nature and humanity.  Physicists such as John Archibald Wheeler and Henry Stapp remind us that when we ask questions, Nature answers.  And if the answer we are collectively receiving is this novel coronavirus, we might well now wonder, “What was the question?” 

If we view this year as being a year of experiencing revelation–a year of experiencing “an act of communicating divine truth,” which is the definition of ‘revelation’ according to Miriam Webster. 

IMEC 2020:  Please watch and share new video shorts!  

Now that billions of people are focusing attention on prayer and meditation, 2020 is turning out to be a year when the majority of people on Earth are beginning to realize both a sense of deeper connection, and a dawning of awakened consciousness. When people wonder about how weird this year feels, and begin to wonder about the true nature of reality, they will start seeing reality shifts and Mandela Effects.

This year’s IMEC conference is live-streaming for free from Connecticut in the USA the weekend of June 5th-7th.  Fifteen speakers will be presenting insights into “Revelations of the Mandela Effect”:

Regina Meredith is our keynote speaker at this year’s IMEC event planned to livestream free on the internet the first weekend of June 2020.  Other speakers include:  Christopher Anatra (“the Quantum Businessman”); Sean Bond; author Eileen Colts; author Nicole DeMario; author Dale DuFay; Canadian artist Kimberly Lynn Hanson; Jerry Hicks (“DarkWolf”); Cynthia Sue Larson; Akronos Mago; Evan Maitraia (“moneybags73”); Eva Nie (“Once Upon a Timeline”); author Lauren Connell Pavelka; author Jan Engels-Smith, and author Shane Robinson (“Unbiased and on the Fence”). 

The International Mandela Effect Conference (IMEC) YouTube channel will soon begin posting one new short (15 second to about 1 minute long) video a day, and we’re inviting each of you YouTube creators to share these video shorts in your own videos. This is our opportunity to inform the world about our Mandela Effect community, forged in our individual dark nights of the soul, and now coming together to one brilliant combined radiant light.

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Your many levels of mind holds key to selecting realities

Each of us is capable of awareness of levels of self, and the ability to choose the level of self by which we observe the Cosmos.  This power of subjective observation may seem obvious and may seem mundane, yet it holds the keys to mind-matter interaction at all levels of reality.  So you might say your power of subjective observation holds the keys to reality itself. 

Awareness that at an ultimate level, the only actions of substances are changes of perceptions is philosophical, and this was a matter of great interest to the philosopher Leibniz.  Leibniz viewed apperception as “consciousness, or the reflective knowledge of this internal state.” He adds that this is “something not given to all souls, nor at all times to a given soul.”  Some consider Leibniz to be the grandfather of artificial intelligence, since he conceived of human cognition in computational terms, with human cognitive processes following determinable axioms of logic.

This skill of being self-aware can be further developed through meditation.  We can learn that we are not those thoughts nor those feelings.  For example, we can meditate to gain the ability to learn to see our thoughts and feelings go by, like clouds in the sky.

We can practice identifying with being the Observer of those thoughts and feelings–more like the Driver in a car, the Captain of a ship, or the Pilot in a plane.  For those of us who are spiritually oriented, we can experience a difference between our daily, egoic self–the one concerned about personal safety and experiencing various kinds of pain–and our infinite, eternal Self.  

This is also where things get interesting, thanks to the Observer Effect. 

Observer Effect 

In quantum physics, the observer effect is the principle that an observer’s choice of when, where, and how to make a given observation absolutely influences what is subsequently observed.  Scientific experiments confirmed in 2019 that two observers watching the same event at the same place and time are absolutely capable of witnessing two different things, as I previously described, in my blog post:  physics experiment challenges objective reality.

Our decision of how we choose to observe can be viewed as asking Nature a question, as physicist John Archibald Wheeler surmised.

Value of Subjective Reality  

In most cases where we notice a reality shift or Mandela effect, we remember a distinctively different event or thing than is now accepted as being historically true. We do not typically recall several different realities, but usually just one or possibly two.  There appears to be a tendency for most people observing reality shifts and Mandela Effects to be aware of binary (two-option) scenarios. For example, some people remember first hearing of Nelson Mandela’s death while he was incarcerated in prison in the 1980s–while others first remember hearing of his death in December 2013.  Another example is that some people remember the Star Wars character, Darth Vader, saying “Luke, I am your father”–while others recall him saying, “No, I am your father.”  There also exist some examples of Mandela effects and reality shifts where more than two realities are recalled.  One such example appears in the case of the restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A, which some people recall having previously either being:  Chic-Fil-A or Chik-Fil-A.

Our Many Minds

Our assumption that each one of us exists as a unified individual may not be true.  Carl Jung once said, “The so-called unity of consciousness is an illusion… we like to think that we are one, but we are not.”  George Ivanovich Gurdjieff emphasized the point that man has no single big “I”; man is divided into a multiplicity of small “I’s.”  

Carl Jung adopted an intriguing theory of personality, no doubt influenced by his observation of a young cousin who had multiple personality disorder.

 “When Carl Jung was still a university student in Basel, he was intrigued by the behavior of a female cousin aged fifteen and a half who began to exhibit signs of multiple personality.  She would become suddenly pale, sink slowly to the ground (or a chair), then begin to speak in a manner completely unlike her everyday self. Instead of her usual Swiss dialect, she spoke literary German in a smooth and assured manner.  Various spirits claimed to speak through her mouth,* and her mannerisms changed completely as different ones ‘took over.’”  Of the “various spirits” that spoke through her, Colin Wilson tells us, “One of them claimed to be her grandfather who had been a banal and sanctimonious clergyman.  Another was an inane chatterer who flirted with the ladies who came to the ‘séances.’  Another, who claimed to be a nobleman, was an amusing gossip who spoke High German with a North German accent.”   Jung observed that when his cousin held séances, she took on a countenance quite different from her normal appearance and manner: “She could talk so seriously, so forcefully and convincingly, that one almost had to ask oneself: Is this really a girl of fifteen and a half?  One had the impression that a mature woman was being acted out with considerable dramatic talent.”  Jung took detailed notes at the séances, and later—after studying with Pierre Janet in Paris in 1902—expanded them into the doctoral thesis he wrote for his medical degree.  In Jung’s first published work he wrote, “on the subpersonalities and other dissociative phenomena produced by his psychic cousin during her mediumistic séances.”  (Colin Wilson, “Mysteries”)

Jung observed that the tendency to split into various aspects of psyche is not merely a matter of psychopathology, but indeed occurs in normal people, too.   While typically unobserved, complexes can behave like independent beings–like aspects of ourselves with ‘minds of their own.’  Most of us recognize that we adopt various personas, which we is an expression of our ego, rather than our true self.  Problems can occur if we overly-identify with a persona (or mask) over true genuine feelings about who we are. .

Neuropsychologist Roger Wolcott Sperry won the Nobel Prize in 1981 for discoveries concerning functional specialization in the two hemispheres of our brain.  Sperry noticed that patients with split-brain syndrome experienced one side of their body operating separately from the other.  In rare cases, a kind of split personality or dual consciousness has been observed for indivduals with split-brain syndrome, with each brain hemisphere and side of the body responding very differently from the other.  These differences are most dramatic in cases where the two hemispheres are not connected normally through the corpus callosum, but differences between the two hemispheres exist in all of us.  For most people, the left hemisphere of the brain excels at language while the right is better at recognizing images.

Our split brains employ a dual approach to simultaneously appraising situations according to two very different approaches; one very goal-based and rational, and the other more intuitive. While we typically consider ourselves to be of one mind operating with unified conscious agency, this sensation is illusory.  In much the same way that our minds work to give us the impression that sounds we hear coincide with sights we see, our minds usually provide us with a sensation that each of us naturally are of one mind.

Reality Selection  

Thanks to the amazing power of the Observer Effect, we are capable of selecting which type of Observer we wish to be, among a multitude of possibilities.

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Mandela Effect, Philip K. Dick and future memory

The Future Memory Mandela Effect Connection

The first connection between the Mandela Effect and the concept of future memory was published in PMH Atwater’s 1999 book, Future Memory.  Future Memory featured an entire chapter dedicated to the Mandela Effect subject, also known as Reality Shifts, and included a number of what we would now call personal Mandela Effect experiences.  While we think primarily of the Mandela Effect in terms of groups of people remembering different facts and different histories, there’s currently not so much discussion or conversation bringing together the topic of Future Memory with the Mandela Effect.

Many years before Atwater published Future Memory, science fiction author Philip K. Dick spoke in an talk presented in Metz, France in 1977 about his view of reality being rather malleable.  Philip K. Dick wrote many stories that we are now familiar with as movies and TV series, such as Blade Runner, The Minority Report, The Adjustment Bureau, and The Man in the High Castle.  In this talk, “If you find this world bad, you should see some of the others,” Philip describes how he was able to access memories of very different lives.  Philip points out that, “We are accustomed to supposing that all change takes place along linear time axis from past to present to future,” and goes on to point out:

“An orthogonal or right angle time axis could exist–a lateral domain, in which change takes place–processes occurring sideways in reality, so to speak.  This is almost impossible to imagine.  How would we perceive such lateral changes?  What would we experience?  What clues, if we are trying to test out this bizarre theory, should we be on the alert for?  In other words, how can change take place outside of linear time at all, in any sense, to any degree?”

These hypothetical questions posed by Philip K. Dick turn out to be highly prescient of what we now refer to as the Mandela Effect.  Philip didn’t stop there; he continues in his talk to provide an example of the type of subtle changes he expects to transpire, if indeed changes do not take place solely in the forward-through-time fashion expected in classical physics.  Philip presents a metaphor of a wealthy patron of the arts who instructs his servants to hang a new picture each day above his fireplace.  Each day the servants remove the previous day’s picture and hang a new one.  Until one day, the servants realize they could make things a lot easier by simply making some changes to the current picture, by removing a tree here and adding a person there.

“The employer enters his living room after dinner, seats himself facing the fireplace, and contemplates what should be, according to his expectations, the new picture.  What does he see?  It certainly isn’t what he saw previously, but also it isn’t somehow–and here we must become very sympathetic with this somewhat stupid man–because we can virtually see his brain circuits striving to understand.  His brain circuits are saying, ‘Yes, it is a new picture; it is not the same one as yesterday.  But also it IS the same one.  I think I feel on a very deep intuitive basis, I feel that somehow I’ve seen it before.  I seem to remember a tree, though, and there is no tree.'” 

Memories of possible futures

Philip K. Dick’s biographers point out that Philip demonstrated strong proof of his precognitive memories, most notably with an eerily accurate future memory of his own demise.   Philip described how people would one day find his body lying face-down between his sofa and coffee table.  While this was the exact position paramedics found his body, in actuality Philip was still alive when they found him, and the paramedics were able to take Philip to the hospital, where he later died after having experienced a massive stroke.

False memory connection

There appears to be a connection between false memories and innocent people admitting to or being convicted of crimes that they did not commit. In an interesting side-note coincidence, a good deal of the money Philip K. Dick earned from his vast body of works was donated to Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization dedicated to exonerating innocent convicts.  As it turns out, false memories are now often considered the underlying causal reason resulting in erroneous convictions of innocent people going to jail for crimes they did not commit.

Quantum models of cognition

Swedish scientist and physician D.H. Ingvar published a paper in 1985, “Memory of the Future,” which presented the cogent argument that humans have “inner futures” which can be recalled spontaneously, whenever desired, and with great detail.  The concept Ingvar presented is that our human ability to imagine a “simulation of behavior” takes place in our cognitive centers by mentally reviewing “alternative hypothetical behavior patterns in order to be ready for what may happen.”  Ingvar’s conceptualization of a human “memory of the future” is very well aligned with the more current work of Jerome Busemeyer and Peter Bruza, as published in their book, Quantum Models of Cognition and Decision.  The insight Ingvar brings is that we can view the present as being influenced by the future–which turns out to be something we’ve now seen to be proven true in recent quantum physics experiments.

More recent scientific research into memories of the future featuring new insights into the adaptive value of episodic memory reveals that, “more positive and neutral simulations were remembered than negative simulations after the long delay.”  It would seem that humans have a built-in bias toward remembering most auspicious possible futures, and selectively tending to forget negative scenarios.

 

You can watch the companion video to this blog post at:

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Mandela Effect mindset and books

Mandela Effect Mindset

One of 2019’s most amazing scientific discoveries includes the physics experiment that challenges objective reality.  I’m heartened to see experimental validation and verification of what physicist George Weissmann and I had presented at a Foundations of Mind conference in San Francisco in our 2017 paper, The Quantum Paradigm and Challenging the Objectivity Assumption.

I’ve been reading a marvelous book about the key role that imagination and imaginal realms play in the experience of being human:  Lost Knowledge of the Imagination, by Gary Lachman.  While this book does not set out to cover the Mandela Effect, it addresses the requisite mindset for experiencing the Mandela Effect.  One might say that in the imaginal realms, discussed by Henri Corbin, the imaginer and the imagined are inseparable–the knower and known are one.  Many of our greatest scientific breakthroughs have arisen, thanks to some kind of direct awareness being shared via dreams and daydreams.  Most indigenous societies knew how to harness this kind of direct knowing to benefit from herbal healing properties of plants in their surroundings.  Awareness of the significance of adopting such a ‘waking dream’ experience of life and reality is presented in several books about the Mandela Effect.

Mandela Effect books

I share experiences of merging between knower and known in my book, Reality Shifts, inviting you to experience how it feels to live life like a waking, lucid dream–to live a lucid, dreamlike life.  Some of the experiences I share involving instantaneous personal reality shifts were very much experienced in that dreamy state of being.  It is my hope that those reading Reality Shifts will gain a true sense of subjective reality, as well as insights into how it feels to live a waking dream–to experience an openness to collective consciousness, with information, ideas, and answers to questions coming to us as we learn to better focus our awareness.

I love seeing how several other of my favorite books about the Mandela Effect also include experiences featuring that same kind of dreamlike quality of experiences, such as Anthony Santosusso’s book, Mind Beyond Matter.  Some of these experiences can provide life-saving information and insights, as Santosusso’s book describes from his first-person point of view.

Lauren Connell Pavelka’s book, The Mandela Effect or the Miracle Effect? similarly takes us into the imaginal realm where miraculous healing can and does occur–as well as a number of other surprising shifts in reality.  The book, Mandela Effect, Friend or Foe? provides us with several different subjective perspectives, thanks to its having been written by four different co-authors:

What does this show us?

Recent scientific experimental results indicating that observations of reality can be completely different and both correct suggest that subjective reality is the basis of our material world.  Western science has been based on the assumption that some kind of “true reality” exists that is objective,  unchanging, and can reveal a singular set of truths–yet we now see both scientific proof as well as first-hand reports from people observing the Mandela Effect that this may not be the case.

Even the quantum paradigm as it has been most typically envisioned has been incomplete and incorrect, in the sense that we often presumed there would be some kind of “ultimate” “true reality” that would exist exactly the same for all observers.  Now that we have good reasons–both from scientific laboratory experiments, and also from first-hand observations in our personal lives–to cast doubt on this assumption, we can begin to see that our internal personal observations of physical material reality are active, participatory, and ultimately capable of influencing our individual experiences of the cosmos “out there.”

You can watch the companion video to this blog post at:

https://youtu.be/Dkvx-ryW7pU

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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What is the Mandela Effect, and why is it happening now?

The Mandela Effect

The phrase “Mandela Effect” refers to people agreeing that they remember something differently than is officially recorded as being historical fact.  The reference to Mandela is to the South African political leader, Nelson Mandela, since some people clearly remembered having seen his funeral back in the 1980s, which was decades before he later subsequently died in 2013.

Thanks to online discussion boards and social websites, people have been able to more quickly and easily confirm with others the specific things they remember differently than has officially “always been true.”

Some examples of commonly reported types of Mandela Effect include such general categories as:  celebrities being alive again; changes in words in books; changes in words in movies; lyric changes in songs; some key visual elements in movies being different; product names and logos being different; changes to geography; changes to human anatomy; visual changes to animated characters; changes to buildings; changes to names of various foods; and changes in when songs, books, and movies were released.

The Mandela Effect invites us to pay closer attention.  Like a game of “spot the difference,” we browse our memories of how we remember songs, books, movies, celebrities, TV shows, and news events to have been–and then compare our memories to what is officially recognized as being (presumably) unchangeable historical fact.  We primarily must rely upon our own individual memories of what we had thought to be true, and we can sometimes benefit from comparing notes and checking with others who might remember things similarly to the way we do.  People usually feel relieved to find others who do remember things the same way they do, especially when those memories no longer match the recorded facts.

 

Mandela Effect Examples

You can check to see if you might be Mandela Effected, too, by taking a self-test, to see what you remember. The idea when taking such a memory test is to go with whatever answer you remember first, rather than trying to figure it out, or think too much–and there really aren’t any ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers:

(1) In the animated Disney film, “Snow White,” the wicked witch gazes into her mirror saying, “_____________  Mirror on the wall… “

(2) What color are Star Wars android C-3PO’s legs?

(3) Where in your chest is your heart located?

(4) In Isaiah 11:6 in the Bible, what animal lies down with the lamb?

(5) The famous line in the film Field of Dreams is, “If you build it, ____ will come.”

Once you’ve reviewed your answers, you can check at the bottom of this article to see how your answers compare.  It’s possible that you may remember some things differently than purportedly ‘have always been true,’ and if so, congratulations!  You have experienced the Mandela Effect!

 

Why is the Mandela Effect happening now?

Some of the possible reasons for why people are experiencing the Mandela Effect have to do with:

(1) dismissing it as an artifact of false memories and confabulation;
(2) attributing it to some kind of conspiracy;
(3) taking it as evidence that we are living inside a simulation; and
(4) considering it as awareness of changes in human consciousness.

My take on the Mandela Effect is that we are experiencing changes in human consciousness, both on a collective and individual scale.  After researching the Mandela Effect and reality shifts for over 20 years, it’s clear to me that false memories cannot account for all of the shifts that I and others have seen.  The scope and scale of the shifts are far larger than any conspiracy.

While each person retains free will to ask questions and to be answered by Nature in such a way that might be completely unique to them, we also can view the Mandela Effect as a beautiful invitation to break free from limiting ideas.  We can see evidence in the Mandela Effect of quantum behavior and phenomena that has long been thought to be confined only to “the quantum realm.”  Such quantum phenomena as:  non-local effects; superposition of states; entanglement; teleportation; bi-causality (going forward and backward in time); and tunneling.  Yet with each passing day, we are finding ever-increasing evidence that quantum phenomena likely exists at every level of reality.

With the advent of the Mandela Effect, humanity is receiving an invitation to think outside the Boolean true-false box, and enter into a wonderfully interconnected, dynamic reality based in quantum consciousness.

 

You can watch the companion video to this blog post at:

 

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Answers:

(1) Magic
(2) Gold and silver
(3) the center
(4) the wolf
(5) He

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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Soulfulness, Mandela Effects and Reality Shifts

The Power of Soulfulness

There is an amazing connection between soulfulness, Mandela Effect and reality shifts.

I’ve been re-reading a book by Jacob Needleman, I Am Not I.  A key idea in this book is that Jacob Needleman has written a book about his older self, Jacob, meeting his younger self, Jerry.  The idea here is that different levels of self can–and often do–interact.  This book delves into the concept of soulfulness; it plays with the very concept of true self identity.

Awakening the Sleepwalkers

What Needleman recalls that Gurdjieff recommended most often to everyone was to:

“remember yourself always and everywhere.”

That’s a tall order, because following this directive really takes us out of our sense of self-definition by measurables.  In the realm of measurables, we might think, for example, “I’ve been a teacher for this many years,” or “I’m a student at this level,” or “I earned this many dollars,” or “I’m married,” or “I’m divorced.”

These types of measurable statements might be considered to be accurate descriptors of yourself, but somehow they don’t get to the core of a sense of intense “I-ness.”  There is an intense, transformative “I Am” quality.  When you have this intense quality, you know it.

Loving the Universe

Jacob Needleman writes about the necessity of loving the universe in his book, I Am Not I.

For myself, I feel a necessity of feeling reverence, which is a combination for me of love and real respect–respect at a very real, divine quality.  What Jacob Needleman and I share is that there has to be some level of divinity–of God.  There has to be some recognition of grand ideas, big ideas, good ideas.  This corresponds with my current fascination with the question, “How good can it get?”

The Power of Soulfulness

What happens next is that when we go there when we keep remembering that soulfulness–when we allow ourselves to go there–I’ve observed over and over again that reality shifts occur.  Our needs definitely will be met.

I notice myself in one state of measuring and observing–then I can drift my mind, and I notice that “I am”… with a grand sense of timelessness, infinite, soulfulness, meaning, purpose, value, and reverence.

From there, I’m not making small wishes of things I wish for my own comfort, but instead I’m getting to a place of recognizing that all my needs are being met.  They have always been met.  And when I give back by choosing to be of service to the highest, greatest place of goodness that I can possibly imagine, then indeed I do find out how good it can get.

I invite you to watch the companion video to this blog post at:

 

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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“Yesterday” movie explores world without the Beatles

What if the Beatles didn’t exist?

What would the world be like without the music of the Beatles?  I’ve been looking forward to seeing the new movie that raises this question called Yesterday, since several people told me this past month that it featured reality shifts and the Mandela effect.

Imagining a world without the Beatles might seem impossible, but that’s exactly where Yesterday’s lead character, Jack Malik, goes when he gets hit by a bus while riding his bicycle at the exact moment when a worldwide power failure plunges the  streets into pitch-black darkness.  This moment presents Jack with an extraordinary opportunity to bring forth ‘brand-new’ songs.

Feel-good romantic comedy

Watching Yesterday was fun from the point of view of a feel-good romantic comedy summer movie.  Once I realized that this movie would not be delving into thoughts about the nature of reality, quantum consciousness, or why it seemed that only a few people in the entire world still remembered the most popular music group of all time–it was fun to watch.

I enjoyed the actors and romantic story line, and appreciated the numerous Beatles songs and some of the famous locations inspiring some songs.  I especially loved watching Jack Malik, the main character, racking his brains to remember as clearly as possible what all the songs the Beatles ever wrote.   Himesh Patel did a great job playing the role of Jack Malik, and Lily James was super as Jack’s first manager and childhood friend, Ellie.  Kate McKinnon balanced beautifully on the razor-thin line between comedic and terrifying, as Jack’s Los Angeles business manager.

More questions than answers

I was disappointed when the film’s characters showed little to no interest in exploring why the entire world had suddenly completely forgotten about the musical group the Beatles. This kind of reality shift has not (yet!) occurred; typically Mandela effects involve small changes to bits of movie dialogue, passages in books, product names, and dates of death. I’d have loved to see a more realistic portrayal of the Mandela effect and reality shifts, with some groups of individuals remembering some things, and others remembering something else–yet that was outside the scope of this movie.

I found it especially surprising that not only were the Beatles (as a musical group) gone, but so was J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series of books, Coca-Cola, and cigarettes. Even any one of these things being gone is beyond what’s happened to date with the Mandela effect, let alone all four of them–so this movie felt more unrealistic than it needed or probably intended to be.  Most Mandela effects and reality shifts to date don’t so much involve world-famous products, music and stories completely vanishing, as small changes happening here and there and everywhere.

This movie was great for all Beatles fans, and a good introduction to the Mandela effect and reality shifts for the general public.

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QuantumJumps300x150adCynthia Sue Larson is the best-selling author of six books, including Quantum Jumps. Cynthia has a degree in Physics from UC Berkeley, and discusses consciousness and quantum physics on numerous shows including the History Channel, Gaia TV, Coast to Coast AM, the BBC and One World with Deepak Chopra and on the Living the Quantum Dream show she hosts. You can subscribe to Cynthia’s free monthly ezine at: http://www.RealityShifters.com
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