The interview with Dr. Norm Shealy was fabulous.
It will be a highlight of the film.
Here is a man who was a Harvard educated neurosurgeon, held the Chair of Neurosurgery at some of America’s most prestigious medical colleges, regarded as one of the top research scientists in his field of pain and stress management – and he’s become a self avowed mystic.
I spoke at length to Caroline Myss this morning on the phone and she described Norm Shealy as a wizard. They have worked closely together for the past thirty two years.
And Norm struck me as being like a wizard – charismatic, impish, radiating an energy that would light a dark room, and supremely intelligent.
His interview lasted 90 minutes.
We covered a lot of ground.
From the biochemical activity of the pineal gland and its function in intuition, to how the Third Eye works, to angels and demons, to the quantum nature of intuition – all his responses given with a charm and erudition which was eminently watchable.
After we left his grounds (he has a teaching institution on farmland outside of Springfield), we then headed to the airport to fly to Los Angeles. The flight would take us via Dallas.
We should have known that things would come unstuck when, on checking in, Jennifer couldn’t find her carry-on case with her and my computer in it.
We tore around the airport trying to find it – then realised that it had been left in the rental car. Luckily Hertz hadn’t garaged the car, so we were able to retrieve it.
But that presaged a series of events which led to one of the most disruptive days of travel any of us have had in recent memory.
But we got to LA. Eventually,
Jennifer and I didn’t get to our hotel room until 3:45am this morning Springfield time.
Pieter and Priyanka had to stay overnight in a hotel in Dallas and came in later.
The highlight of today though was my talk with Caroline Myss. What a truly delightful lady. She will make a very important contribution to the film.
Back to Norm: He does 90 minutes of exercise each day, he doesn’t eat wheat or pasta, no sugar, no salt – he doesn’t use a smartphone – he calls them “dumb” phones because they sap your attention – he showers of an afternoon, not of a morning, and doesn’t watch tv.
It was a privilege to have spent time with him.
On Friday we interview James Van Praagh – a mystic who has become a major television star. Author of many books, including some co-written by Doreen Virtue, he promises to bring some fascinating insights to the film.
Tomorrow I have meetings with some potential distributors here in the US – plus we’re meeting the folks at Infinitum Nihil – Johnny Depp’s company. They’ve been big supporters of PGS for some time now.
The film has taken on its own heartbeat.