It’s often been said that “Life is what you make of it.” And now there’s a new book that illustrates the wisdom of that time-honored adage from a unique perspective, driving it home with an enlightening – and entertaining – approach.
In his new book, Consciously Created Cinema: The Movie Lover’s Guide to the Law of Attraction (ISBN 978-1495976643, 2014), VividLife film analyst Brent Marchant shows how what we experience is a product of what we believe. By outlining the principles of “conscious creation” philosophy (also known as “the law of attraction”) and illustrating them with examples from the world of film, Marchant provides a cinematic road map to understanding how the world around us arises from our personal worlds within.
This engaging topic, which the author initially addressed in his first book, Get the Picture: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies (ISBN 978-1930491120, 2007), and routinely covers in his VividLife film reviews, receives expanded treatment in Consciously Created Cinema. Marchant builds upon a number of principles raised in his first book, embellishing them with additional insights and introducing several new concepts to provide even more detailed elaboration.
In addition to shedding light on how we view our world and how it materializes, conscious creation teaches us about valuable personal empowerment practices. At its core, the philosophy maintains that we “consciously,” rather than randomly, create our reality through our beliefs and intents. But being aware of those beliefs and intents is the key. Marchant says, “People often believe that most of what occurs in their lives happens to them. They’re quick to put the blame on luck or fate when something pleasant or unpleasant occurs. But that can all be turned around. By employing the concepts of conscious creation and the law of attraction, we can change our worldview – and ourselves – for the better.”
One might ask what any of this has to do with movies. “Movies are much more significant than we give them credit for,” Marchant says. “Movies can serve as personal mirrors. When we witness a character’s triumphs (or mistakes) on screen and how they either learn (or don’t learn) from them, we have an opportunity to learn about ourselves. We can analyze how the character’s thoughts and actions influence the world they live in, and that, in turn, can provide us with insight into how our own worldviews create the world around us.”
In each of Consciously Created Cinema’s 13 chapters, Marchant introduces a particular conscious creation concept, then presents five movies that illustrate the concept in question. Drawing from a broad range of film genres for movies released between 2006 and 2012, the author examines how their various storylines and characters can help us all become adept conscious creators.
Consciously Created Cinema is available in print and ebook formats from major online booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo Books, among others. Marchant is conducting a variety of radio interviews to discuss the book, including a September 25 appearance on VividLife Radio with Edie Weinstein. Further updates about this new title can be found on dedicated social media pages on Facebook, Pinterest, Sgrouples and Google+, as well as on his web site’s Blog Page. Additional background about Marchant and his writing can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, GoodReads, LibraryThing, BookDaily and Amazon Author Central, as well as his web site. And be sure to check out a video preview of the book on YouTube.
In addition to his two books and VividLife posts, Marchant is Featured Contributor for Smart Women’s Empowerment. His additional writing credits include contributions to New Age News, BeliefNet, Library Journal and Master Heart Magazine. For further information about Brent Marchant or Consciously Created Cinema, contact the author by email at email@example.com.