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The Otherworld (2013)

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Hidden deep in the south of France, practically untouched by the modern age is a place known by many as “the Zone.” In this space, which encompasses Montsegur (site of the Cathar genocide and a place where portals into the past and ghostly apparitions are commonplace), Rennes-Le-Chateau (where a priest was reputed to have struck a deal with dark forces, an enormous fortress of secrets and treasures, among which might be the burial place of the actual Holy Grail) and Bugarach (a superforce draw for doomsday cults and the site of a mountain known to be harboring alien vessels), the supernatural is an everyday reality of life. Magic is everywhere. It is reason. It is currency. It is unquestionable fact.

In 2009, after having regularly visited the area for over 20 years, the filmmaker Richard Stanley took up permanent residence in the village of Montsegur. The experiences that Stanley has had there, the people he has grown to understand and the astounding possibilities behind much of what he has learned compelled him to make this film, to show the outside world a little bit of what’s going on in the zone.

Richard Stanley
English, French with English subtitles

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zetragild, posted on February 25, 2016

I like the French side of the story, and Stanley's. :) Very neat!

Don't let Scarlet's views dissuade you. It's very hard to listen to her dispute what was logical, with her ego-based argument about rehashed goddess energy stuff. (not to say that energy doesn't exist, but everything she was disputing against made total sense and what she said was disconnected and awkward. For the sake of being against the male opinion, it seemed.)

She is not in it very often though. :)

LuckyBee, posted on September 25, 2015

This film was a bunch of disparate stories badly cobbled together with the overall theme of ??? I was hoping for something really thought inspiring from the description as it is potentially a really interesting topic. Got to agree with LeanneDevi was very fear based which I didn't enjoy.

LeanneDevi, posted on August 26, 2015

I did not like the fear mongering in this film.

rluquias, posted on August 19, 2015

It's interesting that I watched Regina Meredith's interview with Freddie Silva before watching this. I now believe that the cave of Mary Magdalene is similar to Temple Mount and that it is some sort of vortex where people can go to be reborn. Awesome! I can't wait to go. There's much preparation to do before that time...

It's also funny the disinformation that the people in it try to give out to to scare people away from there. I think that it is not a journey to take lightly, but if one is prepared I don't think they should fear it.

longlifeenergy, posted on August 1, 2015

a thought provoking film. I'm ready to pack my bags for a visit!

alisenielsen313, posted on July 29, 2015

But there are no mistakes. Many years ago, I had a compelling dream of being a novice escaping down an impossibly steep mountainside .......
with an abbot embracing a treasure. After many years I felt certain I had dreamt of southern France and being in the last stronghold under siege, where my father had
sent me for safety. Years later this searing image is now more like a memory than a dream. I have no desire to be back there, but photographic images from there makes
Me react viscerally with I sense: I've known this place.....

carolina51st, posted on May 25, 2015


bvb10, posted on May 24, 2015

dbgate, posted on May 17, 2015

imo, after viewing this video I think this area is another spot on earth like the Bermuda Triangle and the one off the coast/s of Japan and Russia -- only this one is on land. Excellent documentary bringing together a variety of viewpoints. Be careful what you wish for . . . Like the stonecutter emphasized -- great potential for both evil and good experiences. If you travel there "crying for a vision" or experience -- take care not to get eaten by the Spider, unless, of course, that's what you want . . .

fatboy1, posted on May 12, 2015

It's windy's like this that give skeptics ammo for their howitzers. You know, --- " I talked to some gal and she says I was John the Baptist , back in the day. My buddy here saw some lights and now he doesn't like the world. This place MUST be magical! " Everything they alluded to ,COULD , be true , but I'll wager maybe 1 in 100 will believe anything they didn't before after watching

jeanner, posted on May 10, 2015


mirandaelizabethc, posted on May 9, 2015

What an interesting documentary. I really enjoyed the perspective on which the story of this region is told. I would love to visit one day and experience it for myself.

jbrand1997, posted on May 8, 2015

I've been drawn to Mary Magdalene and now I have to go on a journey...

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