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Mystical Brain

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Is it possible to shed light on the states of grace experienced by mystics and meditators? In Mystical Brain, the documentary filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld shows us the most recent discoveries of scientific research on this phenomenon.

Carmelite nuns and Buddhist monks agreed to be part of the experiment. ¿I am certain that the Buddhist nature is somewhere in the brain,¿ declares the Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism. The film shows us the exploratory work of a team from the Université de Montréal.

It seems that mystical ecstasy is a profoundly transformative experience and could contribute to people¿s psychic and bodily health, treat depression and speed up the healing process in patients who combine meditation with conventional medicine.

Isabelle Raynauld teaches film studies and is an experienced documentary filmmaker and well-known screenwriter. In French with English subtitles.

2006, 52 min 15 s

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Meilleur documentaire: nature et sciences
Prix Gémeaux
14 septembre 2008, Montréal - Canada

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