Hello! My name is Jade!
In 2014 I had a powerful Out of Body Experience (OBE) that transformed my life, and I couldn't go on doing the same work knowing what I knew now....
I left my own company and a 12 year career in the arts to study this human phenomena as part of my masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology at Middlesex University.
SCIENCE & SPIRITUALITY
This short documentary is part of and reflects my findings from my masters research which investigates the transformative effects of the Out of Body Experience....
What happens and does it impact one life?
What does this suggest about consciousness and the nature of reality?
My approach to this film is part personal story & part talking heads with a grounded view of the phenomena - bridging science and spirituality.
WHATS THE AIM?
The aim of this film is to CHALLENGE stigma, DISRUPT preconceived ideas about OBE’s, EDUCATE the general public and spread AWARENESS of its effects.
This film will do this in 3 simple ways:
1. Tell real life stories through interviewing normal people whom have had genuine OBEs
(case studies for my research are screened beforehand to rule out any other phenomena)
2. Share up to date academic studies on OBEs
3. Interview a balanced range of experts with diverse perspectives
(including sceptics and ‘believers’ from scientific and spiritual backgrounds)
WHY INVEST IN ME....
1. HELP SPREAD AWARENESS
10 - 25% of people have had an OBE, in science its called non-local perception and in anthropology it recognised as a cross cultural phenomena.
By supporting this documentary you will be informing the general public and raising awareness for health and well-being circles. Smashing stigma and disrupting old ideas.
2. CONTRIBUTE TO RESEARCH OF TRANSPERSONAL EXPERIENCES
(human experiences beyond the boundaries of ‘self’)
If you have had a transpersonal experience (or perhaps even if you havent) you might have a sense that there is something mysterious about the nature of consciousness and reality.
Little research is being done in the area of exploring these experiences academically (particularly OBEs). My findings fill a gap in OBE research, contribute to the field and inform future studies. Woop!
3. SUPPORT FEMALE LEADERSHIP
There is a HUGE gender gap in female leaders in this subject area, by supporting this documentary you are helping to raise the platform of ladies in this sector. Hurrah!
4. BE PART OF THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
You will make happen the first documentary of its kind to purely explore the transformative effects of the OBE, including how they might affect us in both negative and positive ways. There are few documentaries specifically on Out of Body Experiences with most focusing on why and how they happen.
5. GIVE A VOICE
By investing in this documentary you are helping make visible a human phenomena normally talked about behind closed doors, you are giving a voice to those who have had OBEs and saying ‘I hear you’. Truly :)
6. BE AT THE PREMIERE
The premiere of the documentary will take place in London in April next year. I will give a talk about my findings, we will watch the film and there will be a Q&A….
EVERYONE who has invested in the making of the documentary will be given a FREE ticket! Yep! There will be drinks, nibbles and an Out of Body Experience themed performance (yes really!).