2010: The Year We Make Contact

2010 is a science fiction movie that’s a sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey.  My suggestion would be to read 2001, see the 2001 movie, then see 2010.  You could skip the 2001 movie, as it’s not that great, but don’t skip the book, or you won’t get the most out of it.

2010 is an interesting movie in it’s own right, but on top of that, there is an interesting example of mediumship in it.  If you haven’t seen it, HAL 9000 is the computer that runs the spaceship Discovery.  HAL is also the medium, who is giving Dr. Heywood Floyd a message from someone who is transformed beyond our physical limitations.

Dr. Floyd’s responses are rather typical of people with no interest and no experience with mediumship, either as a medium or as the recipient of a message (the seeker).  It’s easy for someone at this level of experience to get hung up about identity, and then disbelieve anyway.  In Dr. Floyd’s case, his disbelief could cost him his life.  Thankfully, most mediumshiop does not end up being so drastic, and much/most of it is positive, as opposed to avoiding a negative as Dr. Floyd is being encouraged to do.   In addition, Dr. Floyd is receiving an extremely clear message that affects the present moment.  Most of the time, messages aren’t so clear, and may or may not affect the present.  Sometimes, the effects come years later.  I suppose you could call Dr. Floyd lucky to receive such a message.