April 17, 2015
William Arntz began his professional career as a research laser physicist, developing wave optics simulators for high-energy lasing systems. After a few years of traveling he landed in San Francisco and began studying with his first spiritual teacher, Rama (a.k.a. Dr. Fredrick Lenz). Eventually the students were given the task of writing a software product/company whereupon William wrote “AutoSys” – a distributed event processor. He sold the company 2 years later and retired.
Soon thereafter William began attending the Ramtha School of Enlightenment. While there he became interested in getting some of the principles gleaned from his decades of spiritual inquiry out to the general public. He realized he could satisfy a life long dream and use the software proceeds to make a movie. That movie started life as a small documentary about Spirit and Science, but grew in scope (and budget) and became What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Producing, scripting, and directing the film, What the BLEEP was completed in 2004 and went on to become a global phenomena, with well over 100 million viewers experiencing the BLEEP.
Mr. Arntz then moved on to another film, targeted for a younger crowd, which develops some principles from BLEEP in an sociological, urban setting. The film, GhettoPhysics, and its companion book, addresses the daunting question of how a spiritual being navigates through a world obsessed with power, fame and riches.
As the 10 year anniversary to BLEEP approached William became interested in what the intervening years had produced in the way of changes in science, spirituality and public acceptance of some of the idea put forth in that original movie. And so the long awaited follow up entitled: What the BLEEP – Now WHAT! has begun…
In 1995 William Arntz sold his company and took a year off. He then devised a second successful software company, which he sold nine months after creating it. After “retiring” for the 3rd time he became interested in uniting his 4 great interests: (1) leading edge science, (2) spiritual inquiry, (3) filmmaking and (4) computers. After realizing that with the success of his two software companies he had succeeded in bypassing the onerous task of rising through the ranks, he happily (despite still lacking common sense) embarked upon the creation of “What the #$*! Do We Know?”