Memoirs of a Former Mystic - Documentary film on an ex-New Age guru
Jessica Schab, born in Vancouver, Canada, is particularly interested in critical thinking, metacognition and memetics to assist others in the transition from believer to thinker. She has been recently appointed CFI Canada Vancouver Branch Manager / President.
After fifteen years on the ‘New Age metaphysical path’, she renounced it, as she understood it was psychologically harmful.
She is now a speaker on the importance of rational thinking. In sharing her story, she wants to provide an understanding of the patterns of self-manipulation and exploitation.
She is a prolific poetry and blog writer providing an inside-look at the consequences of letting your beliefs think for you. A vast audience follows her Bali Blog series, where she details her journey from a mystic to a skeptic.
For ten years, she worked in the film and animation industry as a production assistant. She’s passionate about animation and story-telling.
She’s the co-writer of the documentary film ‘All Is Not Well – An Investigation into our Gamble with the Psyche’.
Élisabeth Feytit, born in Paris, France, is a film Director, Author and Editor. She is the Executive Producer of l'Esprit & la Matière.
Thanks to her first production company, La Marée Monte, created in 2001, she produced documentaries that mainly dealt with art and history, as well as short narratives and corporate films. These films were shown and awarded on an international level.
For twelve years, while working as an Editor and a Producer, she was a technical advisor and instructor for TV channels such as France 24, France 2, France Ô, M6, LCI and Public Sénat.
She now focuses on the production of documentary films that propose a rational and curious exploration of the way the mind works: conditioning, cognitive biases, illusions, self-manipulation, beliefs, free will, etc.
She's also the creator of a podcast about metacognition (thinking about our thinking): Méta de Choc.