Episode 1, Mandy
The first film we watch is ‘Mandy’, directed by Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicolas Cage – whom I am fascinated by and who we named the podcast after.
“Cage said that, at a certain point in his career, he realized that he had developed his own method of acting, which he described as ‘Nouveau Shamanic’.”
Described as a ‘primal, psychedelic rage-scream of a movie’, Cage goes on a wild revenge-killing spree against a religious cult. We use this to dive in to discussing the dark-side of imaginal practice and the dharma.