Skip to main content

Absurdity of Certainty

"I thought we were talking about physics but we're not," says physicist philosopher Dr. F. David Peat, directed by Jena Axelrod

$13,500
pledged of$12,000 goal
79
0Days Left

Project Description

After 20 years of dreaming of making this film, we cannot wait to share our documentary Absurdity of Certainty! We are so close now and we need your help to finish!

Follow director Jena Axelrod to her mentor, physicist/philosopher, Dr F David Peat in his Pari Center located on top of the medieval hilltop village of Pari, Italy. 

David describes how "tools of the mind" caused us to become polarized, dogmatic, certain, and abstracted from the lived experience of the world, while showing us how his Tuscan village remains connected to nature.

Jena attempts to force David to help her make a logical argument in support of a holistic universe but he finds creative ways to stop her.

We are seeking funding for post production expenses: graphics, color correction, sound design. We are so lucky to have an incredibly talented and credited post-production crew on the ready and we just need funding to properly hire these beautiful souls and finish this labor of love!

Thank you for your support! We are so grateful!!! Thank you for making this dream come true!

To follow our journey, please sign up for our newsletter!

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is Absurdity of Certainty?

Jena set out to make a logical argument for a spiritual worldview but David might tell you this is a fool's journey.  Our surreal, spiritual, science film attempts to make a logical case that AND > OR.

  • How did this film get started?

Our director, Jena Axelrod, had a spiritual emergency/emergence 20 years ago that changed her.  She went from being a skeptical, logical thinker to someone embracing the idea that we are all from one source, of one shared consciousness.

She wanted to share these ideas but was desperately afraid to be seen as "woo woo" and unfit.  So instead of speaking her truth, she studied for years in an attempt to logically defend her worldview, which led her to Dr. F. David Peat, The Pari Center, and the village of Pari. 

She left Pari 20 years ago with Absurdity of Certainty in mind.

  • Why has this project taken so long?

Our director spent 10 years researching her argument, unable to put down the idea of this film yet lacking the confidence to fully pick it up. With the help of her friends, she finally understood she could make a film, but then needed more time to heal and become vulnerable enough to be seen.

  • How have you funded the film so far?

We have self-funded this project to date- thanks also to the generosity of many on the crew who lent their time and talent to this labor of love.

  • What if you exceed your funding goals?

Our goal is a modest underestimation of our actual costs. If we raise more than our goal, or if we raise less, we will use your help wisely,  justly, with gratitude, and will persevere and finish this film!

If we exceed our goal all of the people who volunteered their time and skill will be properly compensated and that would be a joyous event!

 

Thank you for reading our FAQs!

If you have any further questions, please reach us directly: info@absurdityfilm.com.

 

 

 

08/28/2021
Monetary Contribution
$20
08/28/2021
PDF Copy of Quest For Wholeness
$50
Karl Dundon
08/27/2021
PDF Copy of Quest For Wholeness
$50
08/27/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
08/25/2021
Access 1 Pari Center Bohm Event
$150
Paul Murdock
08/23/2021
1 year Pari Center Membership
$250
Lloyd Hansen
08/22/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Josh & Jess Lev
08/22/2021
Monetary Contribution
$30
andy grover
08/22/2021
Monetary Contribution
$30
K
08/21/2021
Dinner for 2 Da Sandra e Barbara
$500
50.00 USD
PDF Copy of Quest For Wholeness

Pari Perspectives: Issue 2 The Quest For Wholeness

Receive a digital download pdf copy

Featuring:

Thirty Years with David Bohm
BASIL J. HILEY

Flash Sheet for Thinking
HESTER REEVE

Examples of a Holistic Economy: Saltwater Economy
GODELIEVE SPAAS

Wholeness in Ancient Philosophies and Medicine
PATRICK CELKA

Theology for the Third Millennium
PETER B. TODD with JEFFERY MISHLOVE

Synchronicity, Suminagashi and Stream: A Body of Artworks which Flowed from a Visit to the Pari Center
EMMA HUNTER

A New Order for Physics
DAVID BOHM

Goethe’s Delicate Empiricism
ISIS BROOK

Look for Truth—No Matter Where It Takes You
Interview with F. DAVID PEAT

Wholeness and the Theory of Centres
CHRISTOPHER TODHUNTER

Protopia and Machines of Loving Grace
CIPRIAN MAN

Wholeness, the Absurdity of Certainty Film, and its Screening at the September 2019 Pari Conference
JENA AXELROD

The Joker Review: Smile! Send in the clowns!
JAMES PEAT BARBIERI

‘My’ beekeeping in Pari: A Choice to Safeguard Biodiversity and the Environment
FILIPPO MINACCI

We’ll let Virginia Woolf have the Last Word on Wholeness

51 Left
24 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Access 1 Pari Center Bohm Event

Beyond Bohm: Contemplation and Creativity Chaired by Lee Nichol

Pick any 1 of the sessions below to attend the live zoom and to access the recording. 

Program of Event

Saturday August 14
Creativity and the Artist with Jessica Ball, Alison Churchill, Emma Cocker and Hester Reeve

Sunday August 15
Imagination and Participation: A Bohm-Barfield Nexus with James Peat Barbieri, Hester Reeve, Mark Vernon. Facilitated by Lee Nichol

Saturday August 21
Transformation and Renewal Through Indigenous Dialogue with David Begay (Navajo), Angelita Borbon (Yaqui), Amethyst First Rider (Blackfoot), Rose Imai (Tuscarora), Leroy Little Bear (Blackfoot), Nancy Maryboy (Navajo), Melissa Nelson (Anishinaabe/Metis), Lee Nichol

Sunday August 22
Changing Consciousness with Sandra Fiegehen, David Schrum and Stephen Smith

Saturday August 28
Dialogue's Lineage and the Transmission of Participative Consciousness with Beth Macy, Mark Ryan and Lee Nichol

Sunday August 29
Beyond Bohm: Closing Session with Leroy Little Bear, Beth Macy, Melissa Nelson, Lee Nichol, Hester Reeve and David Schrum

Pari Center Online Summer Series

9:00 PDT | 12:00 EDT | 17:00 BST  |  18:00 CEST

Two hour sessions Saturdays and Sundays

142 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
1 year Pari Center Membership

Pari Center membership will entitle you to:

  • a digital copy of the quarterly Pari Perspectives
  • a 10% discount on all events at the Pari Center on any events they may choose to attend at the Pari Center within the year
  • access to a Members Area of our website which will include blogs, discussion groups, and a library of past issues of Pari Perspective 

Your membership is valid for one year.

326 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Dinner for 2 Da Sandra e Barbara

Tuscan Cuisine in Pari, GR, Italy

All'interno di un caratteristico borghettino Toscano ci siamo noi, ristorante dai sapori tradizionali toscani, o come dice la cuoca, "Piatti semplici ma gustosi. Pasta fatta a mano e ingredienti di qualità."

We are inside a characteristic Tuscan hamlet, a restaurant with traditional Tuscan flavors, or as the cook says, "Simple but tasty dishes. Handmade pasta and quality ingredients."

21 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
1,200.00 USD
Be an Associate Producer!

Receive an Associate Producer credit in Absurdity of Certainty documentary and on imdb.com. Or remain anonymous and submit a (clean) pseudonym. 

29 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

50.00 USD
PDF Copy of Quest For Wholeness

Pari Perspectives: Issue 2 The Quest For Wholeness

Receive a digital download pdf copy

Featuring:

Thirty Years with David Bohm
BASIL J. HILEY

Flash Sheet for Thinking
HESTER REEVE

Examples of a Holistic Economy: Saltwater Economy
GODELIEVE SPAAS

Wholeness in Ancient Philosophies and Medicine
PATRICK CELKA

Theology for the Third Millennium
PETER B. TODD with JEFFERY MISHLOVE

Synchronicity, Suminagashi and Stream: A Body of Artworks which Flowed from a Visit to the Pari Center
EMMA HUNTER

A New Order for Physics
DAVID BOHM

Goethe’s Delicate Empiricism
ISIS BROOK

Look for Truth—No Matter Where It Takes You
Interview with F. DAVID PEAT

Wholeness and the Theory of Centres
CHRISTOPHER TODHUNTER

Protopia and Machines of Loving Grace
CIPRIAN MAN

Wholeness, the Absurdity of Certainty Film, and its Screening at the September 2019 Pari Conference
JENA AXELROD

The Joker Review: Smile! Send in the clowns!
JAMES PEAT BARBIERI

‘My’ beekeeping in Pari: A Choice to Safeguard Biodiversity and the Environment
FILIPPO MINACCI

We’ll let Virginia Woolf have the Last Word on Wholeness

51 Left
24 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Access 1 Pari Center Bohm Event

Beyond Bohm: Contemplation and Creativity Chaired by Lee Nichol

Pick any 1 of the sessions below to attend the live zoom and to access the recording. 

Program of Event

Saturday August 14
Creativity and the Artist with Jessica Ball, Alison Churchill, Emma Cocker and Hester Reeve

Sunday August 15
Imagination and Participation: A Bohm-Barfield Nexus with James Peat Barbieri, Hester Reeve, Mark Vernon. Facilitated by Lee Nichol

Saturday August 21
Transformation and Renewal Through Indigenous Dialogue with David Begay (Navajo), Angelita Borbon (Yaqui), Amethyst First Rider (Blackfoot), Rose Imai (Tuscarora), Leroy Little Bear (Blackfoot), Nancy Maryboy (Navajo), Melissa Nelson (Anishinaabe/Metis), Lee Nichol

Sunday August 22
Changing Consciousness with Sandra Fiegehen, David Schrum and Stephen Smith

Saturday August 28
Dialogue's Lineage and the Transmission of Participative Consciousness with Beth Macy, Mark Ryan and Lee Nichol

Sunday August 29
Beyond Bohm: Closing Session with Leroy Little Bear, Beth Macy, Melissa Nelson, Lee Nichol, Hester Reeve and David Schrum

Pari Center Online Summer Series

9:00 PDT | 12:00 EDT | 17:00 BST  |  18:00 CEST

Two hour sessions Saturdays and Sundays

142 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
1 year Pari Center Membership

Pari Center membership will entitle you to:

  • a digital copy of the quarterly Pari Perspectives
  • a 10% discount on all events at the Pari Center on any events they may choose to attend at the Pari Center within the year
  • access to a Members Area of our website which will include blogs, discussion groups, and a library of past issues of Pari Perspective 

Your membership is valid for one year.

326 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Dinner for 2 Da Sandra e Barbara

Tuscan Cuisine in Pari, GR, Italy

All'interno di un caratteristico borghettino Toscano ci siamo noi, ristorante dai sapori tradizionali toscani, o come dice la cuoca, "Piatti semplici ma gustosi. Pasta fatta a mano e ingredienti di qualità."

We are inside a characteristic Tuscan hamlet, a restaurant with traditional Tuscan flavors, or as the cook says, "Simple but tasty dishes. Handmade pasta and quality ingredients."

21 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
1,200.00 USD
Be an Associate Producer!

Receive an Associate Producer credit in Absurdity of Certainty documentary and on imdb.com. Or remain anonymous and submit a (clean) pseudonym. 

29 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward