so the concepts presented in the film were not new to me. Also, my partner's Ph. D work is on mysticism and neuroscience, (she's a psycho-therapist who also gives workshops) so I get a healthy dose of the bio-chemistry/psychological angle of all this at home. She too is a long time meditator and initiate, and brings her spiritual path to bear in her work with her troubled clients. As you may know, there's a fine line between mystical experience and what the collective calls "insanity". Hell, if I walked into psychiatrist's office and gave him a brief run down on what's been going on with me for most of my life, I'd be committed.
Anyway...what *was* new about this film, or different, was that they did such a good job of putting abstract, "lofty" concepts on the screen in such a way that a lay person, or one new to mysticism, could easily grasp it and also find it believable. It was very graphic, and at times funny.
My teacher used to say that the physicists are the high priests of this age, based on the trust that people put in them, and if God must be *discovered* by way of physics, so be it. Whatever it takes to get this age unfolding as fast as possible.