Originally appeared in Planet Jackson Hole

Cosmic selections to challenge your mind and open your heart

People often ask me how and where I gather information on the many diverse topics I explore in this column. Mine is a life-long exploration of the frontiers of consciousness where science and mysticism meet. I gather and synthesize information from books, cutting-edge research, global travel, interviews with experts, national and international conferences, personal spiritual experiences and the gift of being clairvoyant. I offer all that I share with the optimism that we will choose to take a quantum leap and step into the full potential of our humanity. Here is a Cosmic Café selection of television series and documentaries to expand your heart and open your mind to who we are and what’s possible.

Television

Ancient Aliens

This long-running television series explores the theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years. From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the U.S., each episode of this series gives historic depth to the questions, speculations, and discoveries. The entire archive can be viewed at History.com’s website.

Supernatural – The Unseen Powers of Animals (six-part series)

This landmark series explores the outer limits of recent scientific discoveries and encounters, like sharks that can perceive human electric auras and dolphins that use ultrasound to see human embryos in the womb. There are frogs that have mastered cryogenics and can literally freeze themselves out of life for six months. The producers declare: “A close encounter with the hidden powers of animals can be one of the most supernatural experiences on earth.”

Documentaries

Free Energy: The Race to Zero Point

“Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities. It can drive the world’s machinery without the need of coal, oil, gas, or any other fuels … This new power … would be derived from the energy which operates the Universe … the cosmic energy.” – Nikola Tesla

Tesla was a 20th century genius who discovered free energy and so much more about the workings of the cosmos. His intention was to share his discoveries for the greater good of both humanity and the Earth.

Sensitive: The Untold Story

A groundbreaking documentary about the temperament trait of high sensitivity found in 20 percent of the population in both men and women. Based on the findings of bestselling author-psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron (The Highly Sensitive Person), who discovered the brains of sensitive people work in different ways than the minds of the rest of the populace.

A Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

“The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Our posturing, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in this universe are challenged by this point of pale light.” – Carl Sagan

This film is written and directed by Sagan, an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences.

The Boy with the Incredible Brain

A documentary about Daniel Tammet, a 20-something with extraordinary mental abilities. Tammet is one of the world’s few savants. He can do calculations to 100 decimal places in his head and learn a language in one week. This extraordinary person begs the question—can we all access these abilities?

The Emotional World of Farm Animals

One man’s captivating video journey exploring the complex emotional lives of farm animals whom we often eat, but seldom meet.

The Healing Field

This video explores breakthroughs in the fields of energy medicine, quantum physics, DNA and genetics, the biochemistry of emotions and the power of the heart, mind and intentions. The Healing Field explores how this quantum shift in understanding is affecting our health, our society, and our future.