Surreal Documentaries Offering Deep Insight Into Esoteric Spirituality

When it comes to exploring the esoteric realms of spirit (and science), navigating the dense material can be somewhat of a daunting task. Dutiful study, contemplation, and meditation are all par for the course for the practicing occultist. 

However, sometimes the density can dissolve if we find the right type of media, which sparks the imagination, and allows the content at hand to become digestible, relatable, and even awe-inspiring. 

The curated selection of YouTube videos below, offer insightful, and quite unique, cinematic journeys through esoteric knowledge, occulted wisdom, and the secret teachings of all ages.

Which did you resonate with most? Share your thoughts and let us know any suggestions we may have missed!

These Soothing, Insightful, and Psychedelic Documentaries Offer Deep Insight Into Esoteric Spirituality

The Kemetic Creation Story

A beautifully animated, and soothing journey through the creation and evolution of the Egyptian pantheon of gods and goddesses ("Neters"). 


Who Are You, Madame Blavatsky?

A powerful and insightful look into the life of Helena Petrona (HP) Blavatsky, founder of Modern Theosophy, and a pivotal figure in the New Age Movement. This film is recommended as an introduction to Blavatsky's work by Cardiff Theosophical Society, in Wales.

The Great Liberation (The Tibetan Book of the Dead)

This unique documentary, narrated by Leonard Cohen, follows an elderly lama and a young monk as they guide a Himalayan villager into the afterlife using readings from The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol). With psychedelic animations to guide this cinematic exploration, this film is a great introduction to Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.


Alice A. Bailey - A Visual Biography of Her Life and Teachings

A gentle, and fascinating narrative of the life and work of the late metaphysical writer, teacher, and founder of Lucis Trust, Alice A. Bailey. Using photos of the persons, places, and times in which she lived, this documentary explores Bailey's profound impact on the world through her experiences with ascended masters, and more. 

Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava)

This documentary about Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), who is widely recognized as The Second Buddha, takes its viewers on a journey through Thailand, Japan, Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Filmmaker, Hideto Edward Uno (Edward Yin), explores the mystical side of Tibetan Buddhism, as we learn about the Rainbow Body, oracles, and channeling spirits.

Annunaki - Mensageiros do Vento

This surreal, and uber-trippy animation was created by Brazilian rock band Mensageiros do Vento (Messengers of the Wind), and draws on the works of "Annunaki specialist", and oft-appearing guest on Ancient Aliens, Zecharia Sitchin. This campy-rock-opera-miniseries is an entertaining look at a controversial, albeit entertaining, perspective of Sumerian mythology.

Hidden History of Humanity

Based upon Theosophy (SEE: The Secret Doctrine) this documentary focuses on the evolution of consciousness over millions of years while revealing the secret chronology of human history from ancient Lemuria and Atlantis to our current age, while following the natural cyclic deluges throughout the course of time's cycles.