Could an ordinary person reach a higher state of consciousness?
According to tradition
Meditation can trigger an unknown force in the human body, thought to allow access to higher states of consciousness.
According to science
No such force exists.
I wanted to separate
fact from fiction
What would happen if I lived
like a monk, monitoring my neurophysiological profile
along the way?
This is the true story of
“A data-driven dive down the
With researchers at UCSF and UC Davis, I collected and analyzed over 5,000 unique data points including blood samples, MRI and EEG.
Following an obscure Taoist text, I gave up alcohol, coffee, and sex, and meditated for an hour a day.
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The otherworldly effects of the regimen launched me on a quest to understand the science of spirituality and answer the question: What on Earth was happening to me?
Institute for Noetic Sciences
David Lynch Foundation
Sir James Mallinson
Philip St. Romain
Buddha at the Gas Pump
Cal Poly University
Emerging Sciences Foundation
Duncan's interest in meditation began when he had an out-of-body experience at age 18. Since then he's been determined to apply the scientific method to the investigation of spiritual phenomena. In 2015 he paired up with Only Human Films to begin work on Super Meditate Me.
Marc Vaccaro, Ben Solnik, Rich & Nancy Carroll, Stephen Austin, Megan Koehler, The Fiehn Lab at UC Davis, Neuroscape Lab at UCSF, The Institute for Consciousness Research, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, The Science & Nonduality Conference, Paul & Dale Pond, Mike Bradford, Teri Degler, Mike & Linda Molina, Gene Keiffer, Dr. Maria Samsonov, Lasse Järvi, Dan Lindsay, Melissa Neidich, Amanda Micheli, Penny Kelly, Mark Harrison, Eric Wright, Stuart Sovatsky, Segyu Rinpoche, Gary Kraftsow, Stuart Perrin, Louis Komjathy, Shamini Jain, Indre Viskontas, SkeptiCal, Daniel Kottke, Kris "Thrash" Weston, and Gopi Krishna.
Josh Izenberg is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, and producer, whose debut documentary, SLOMO (2013) premiered as a New York Times Op-Doc, won over a dozen awards, and was shortlisted for an Academy Award.