Can the unconscious mind heal mental and physical pain? In this feature-length film, five disparate rituals induce altered states of consciousness to treat characters’ medical conditions and mental illness. Interweaving healing ceremonies that span cultures into a singular narrative arc – just as an altered state links activity in different centers of the brain – the film takes viewers on an experiential journey into their own minds as they follow the stories of the film’s participants. Along the way, medical imagery illuminates the neurological connections between these practices and proposes ancient solutions to contemporary health problems many people face.

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