Law Of Attraction: Attracting "Horror" – Part 1

I was on Netflix the other day looking for that show “Extras” ‘(and by the way, yes I know Blockbuster has a better deal, bla, bla, bla)

Well anyway, when I found the DVD, I went to look for some other movies. So I clicked on the button that says ‘search by category’, and as I was scrolling through the categories, I found a category called “Horror” – hilarious. So just for kicks, I clicked on the link just to see what was there; (of course, I knew there would be material there for my podcast 😉

but anyway…

I clicked on the link just to see what in the world would be considered as “horror”. Of course there was your basic stuff…your Friday the 13th, your Jasons. But there was this new stuff like Saw 3, Resident Evil, From Hell and a movie called Shaun of the Dead… OK. I just think it’s absolutely amazing that someone would intentionally horrify themselves.

You know, you imagine yourself: jogging down the street or something and a dog comes running at you barking and growling about to get you…that’s pretty scary, that could be considered as horrifying. Or imagine, driving down the road or something, and you see a horrible accident, there’s blood and gore…again, that could be horrific.

So I found it really interesting that people actually participate in this intentionally under the guise of entertainment.

So here you have someone who’s in a pretty good mood or a neutral mood… they’re just sitting there minding they’re own business and they say, “Well hey, I wanna go to a movie.” So they open up the newspaper and they see different movies, you’ve got romance, you’ve got comedy, you’ve got documentaries, you’ve got all these different types of movies, yet they see one movie, and they say “Wow! This looks pretty scary. I’d like to go see this.”

So, they intentionally go to scare themselves to death, and not only do they scare themselves, they actually call other people, who mind you, prior to their call was minding their own business in a good mood. They call other people to go participate in scaring yourself to death.

I think we can all agree that horrible things like bad accidents and wars and shootings, stabbing, killing, blood, and gore and all that stuff, you know, we agree that’s not a good thing as relates to where your vibrating and your emotional state. Am I right?

But, so that I’m clear on this, let me get this straight: So what you’re doing is that you’re picking up the phone and calling someone who otherwise is doing okay or in a good mood to say, “Hey! Would you like to come with me to be horrified for an hour and a half to two hours?” and this other person says, “Sure, I was just sitting here in a good mood. Yeah! I’d love to be scared and frightened. Yes, I would love to do that.”

Now, is it just me? Am I missing something here? It’s like the equivalent of calling up your buddies and saying, “Hey man, let’s go hang out at the emergency room and watch all of the people coming in who’ve been hit by cars.” or saying, “Hey man, what are you doing? Let’s go hang out at the slaughter house and watch the animals get slaughtered before they end up our dinner plates.” Yeah, as you know I’m a vegetarian.

So, I’m not getting it. There’s obviously something I’m missing. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed horror shows, Friday the 13th, Jason, all of those things. So, maybe someone can explain the horror movie phenomenon to me.

Part 2 on the way…

10 thoughts on “Law Of Attraction: Attracting "Horror" – Part 1

  • February 22, 2007 at 3:29 am
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    Hey Antonio,

    First off, subscribed to your podcast a short while ago, finally got around to listening to it. Great stuff.

    As to your Horror Movies question, I’m sure you have your own ideas about this, but since you asked for ours, here goes:

    Most people go to the movies to escape, to experience at least a brief period of not being stuck in their own lives.

    I feel that it’s one of the main movivators for people seeing, and feeling what they think is ‘enjoyment’ from watching them.

    First, it makes them ‘feel’.

    It also gives them a chance to get a rush, from the scare, and then return to their lives of relative safety.

    Frankly, I’m not surprised by this really. Most see it as harmless, though you and I both know it could be a sign of lack in other areas of their lives.

    For some, it surely is just that, escape and yes, even entertainment.

    For me? I’m a Jerry Maguire kind of movie fan myself.

    Be well,
    Allen

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  • February 23, 2007 at 11:27 am
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    Horror is fun because it’s fiction, and is a good reminder that all of life is fiction (and can be re-written!)

    I really like watching a good actor portray a villain properly. As soon as I start thinking “I hate that person!” I stop and realize, no, I LOVE that actor, what a great job they’re doing…

    Then that helps me to remember to do that in “real life” too. As soon as I think “I hate that guy!” I can stop and think what a good job that spirit is doing playing that role in my drama. Then, I can wonder why that is, and decide how I want that story to go from now on.

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  • February 26, 2007 at 6:37 pm
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    I was with you on your podcast until this one. I feel you are pushing the bar too far and becoming religious on this one. Watching a horror movie does not attract horror to you. WHY go to see a movie that makes you scream, or to a huanted house where you are chased? One word. FUN. You go knowing its NOT REAL.

    I’m sure the chicken experiences horror when it is slaughtered, yet many who follow this philosophy still consume the flesh of it.

    I truely agree with the Law of Attraction. However when some start turning it into a religion, or start judging others, that’s when you go too far.

    peace and love

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  • February 26, 2007 at 6:38 pm
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    Oh, and excuse the typos. I am rushing! :0)

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  • February 26, 2007 at 7:48 pm
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    Hi Que,

    Thanks so much for your comment. However I can’t ‘agree’ with your comment… not that agreeing is necessary ;-).

    I don’t think the post gets into religion…it speaks more so to the ‘energy’ of horror. On a quantum level, horror is a low vibration activity…

    Participating in it draws more of the same….and the Universe brings that to you in a totally non-judgmental way.

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  • February 26, 2007 at 10:05 pm
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    Real horror (fear) is a low vibration energy (if you need to define “low” & “high”…)

    The energy in horror fiction, though, is different. It’s creativity, sometimes humor and playfulness, the abilities of actors to portray intense emotions, the virtuosity of the special effects folks. Lots of what we’d define as “high” energies, for sure. (I’d say, higher complexity & awareness energy.)

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  • February 27, 2007 at 3:17 pm
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    Jen,

    Really provocative incite…thanks for sharing that.

    I guess what it all really boils down to is how it impacts the individual.

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  • February 9, 2008 at 9:16 am
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    Maybe the low/high vibration thing depends upon the person. Personally, I’m with you, Antonio. I have no desire to scare myself. Since the subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between a real and imagined event, and since emotion shoves thoughts/images into the subconscious mind with greater force, I don’t care to put into my mind anything I don’t want to have “more of” in my life.

    On the other hand, I have a good friend who is the most positive upbeat person I know, and she loves horror books and film. So I’m guessing horror doesn’t effect her emotionally the same way it does me.

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