Robert Prechter – History’s Hidden Engine

Robert Prechter – History’s Hidden Engine

Robert Prechter - History's Hidden Engine


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Filmmaker David Edmond Moore’s masterpiece is the achievement of more than three years of research and creativity. In just 59 minutes, History’s Hidden Engine shows that social mood drives trends in movies, music, fashion, finance, economics, politics, the media and war. Moore’s incorporation of pop songs, news footage and familiar cultural images makes the film as lively and engaging as it is educational.

Now you can own History in brilliant DVD format. Every chart is in crystal clarity; every segment viewable full-screen on your television or computer. Plus, you’ll also receive a second disk containing almost 90 minutes of extended interviews with many of the scientists and financial professionals who are involved in this revolutionary field.

From the Contributor

Q&A from Director David Edmond Moore.

Q: What inspired you to create a documentary on socionomics? A: I became interested in socionomics after reading Bob Prechter’s report, “Popular Culture and The Stock Market.” It was the first time I had heard of the Wave Principle. I found it remarkable that the stock market correlated with trends in fashion, movies and music. After reading the report I noticed a correlation between the crash in 1987 and a change in the music of U2 and R.E.M. Both groups went from being just rock bands to releasing two very political albums in 87. Later still, after the market recovered from the 87 crash and we extended the massive bull market through the late 80s and 90s, U2 and R.E.M. released “happy” albums. U2 went so far as to call their album Pop. I found out about the true breadth of the Wave Principle doesn’t stop with the markets or even pop culture, but correlates to politics, the economy and most exciting biology and psychology.

Q: What intrigues you most about socionomics? A: The most important thing is its potential to change the way we look at the world. It is obvious that initiative in creation, exploration and knowledge are driving forces of humankind. The quality ideas that Prechter and the others at the Socionomics Institute ( have put forth help further these pursuits. It’s like an archeologist unearthing an ancient artifact and then hypothesizing about the role it once played in the world. I’ve always thought the Wave Principle and socionomics had this type of parallel, just in a more philosophical way. Also, it’s cool to be part of an early science and help the ideas develop. I feel like I’m a part of something still uniquely underground and thriving, like discovering a great new movie or band before anyone else. Socionomics—its whole design—reshapes the way you think.

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