What is consciousness? Is it in all living beings? Why are we predisposed for mystical experience? And what happens when we die? With haunting cinematography, AWARE follows six of the world’s most brilliant researchers approaching the most mysterious of enigmas, consciousness, from radically different perspectives, from within and without: through high-tech brain research and Eastern meditation, by scientifically exploring inner space through psychedelic substances and delving deep into the consciousness of plants. Scientists are arriving at new insights – some which have been integral to Indigenous knowledge for millennia.
A post-screening discussion will follow the October 13th screening with a panel including:
Directors Frauke Sandig and Eric Black;
Roland Griffiths, Ph.d. Director of Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine;
Mary P. Cosimano, Director of Guide/Facilitator Services, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and
Richard Boothby, Professor for Philosophy and Author, Loyola-University