Andrija Puharich PhD was a medical doctor, researcher, inventor, and visionary scientist. Starting in the 1940s, he was obsessed with the reaches of the human mind: he believed that our minds are capable of more than we could ever imagine. His work touched on everything from medical arts, physics, biology, psychedelic drug research, electro-chemistry, astrophysical sciences, engineering and quantum mechanics.
Considered too far out or too ahead of his time, Puharich delved into researching extrasensory perception (telepathy, psychokinesis). Even though his work produced groundbreaking results, he was never taken seriously and he was scorned by his academic colleagues. Why then, did some of the wealthiest families in the world privately fund Puharich’s research? Why were government agencies like the CIA and NASA secretly hiring Puharich to conduct confidential research? How did he end up inspiring the likes of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind? And why is his research still being discussed today by Nobel Prize winning academics and Pulitzer Prize nominated authors? Did Puharich know something that we don’t?
Mind Over Matter: The Mysteries of Andrija Puharich is a feature documentary that will unravel Puharich’s enigmatic life – with exclusive access to hundreds of never before seen documents, personal journals, lab papers, unreleased manuscripts, private footage and archived material from one of the most brilliant and misunderstood minds of the 20th Century. The film will also explore the complex, mysterious relationship Puharich had with his own children, all of whom have a different opinion on their father.
To many, the word ‘paranormal’ immediately conjures up images of haunted houses and ghosts. However, paranormal is defined as ” events or phenomena (such as telepathy or clairvoyance) that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.” Believe it or not, since the 1940s, intelligence agencies all over the world have spent millions of dollars researching the paranormal. In their search for answers, they initally went to one man: Dr. Andrija Puharich.
Just imagine, an esteemed medical doctor out of Northwestern University, who’s hired by top intelligence agencies, funded by some of the wealthiest families in the world, researches psychedelics before anyone else, publishes 6 books and is credited with over 50 patents, yet no one knows his real story…
For over 4 decades much of his work and material has been hidden from the public, until now. Through an important bonding relationship with Dr. Puharich’s son and a community of individuals desperate for his story and work to be shared, this film is ready to be completed – with
Some people considered Puharich a genius, others thought he was crazy… but if spirituality, consciousness, psychedelic drug research, and the meaning of the universe sparks your interest: than you better keep reading!
“For whatever may be said against Puharich, he is certainly very intelligent, extremely well read, and highly enterprising” – Aldous Huxley, Author of Brave New World
“Puharich was like a sphinx, an enigmatic and inscrutable person. Mysterious, unreadable, impossible to fully comprehend. He was full of inventions and ideas that were far ahead of his time” – Annie Jacobsen, NY Times Best Selling Author
“Puharich plays an important role in my book about the Great Pyramid of Giza as he did a lot of research on resonance and frequencies in relation to pyramids. He put me on the right track regarding the production of hydrogen from water by means of powerful resonance” – Willem Witteveen, Author and Researcher
How this all started
My name is Greg Mallozzi, a filmmaker from Providence, Rhode Island. I have been infatuated with Andrija Puharich’s life since I was a teenager, and was always puzzled how no one had ever made a film about him. In the Fall of 2015, I set out on a mission to change that. I reached out to Puharich’s son Andy who lives in The Netherlands. We began to communicate through email and Skype. I explained to Andy my fascination with his father and my aspirations on making this documentary. Andy was hesitant at first, explaining how dozens of people over the past 2 decades have reached out to him about making a film about his dad. He never trusted these people with the story, however, all that changed after Andy and I finally met in person almost a year later.
It quickly became apparent to Andy that I was the one to make this film, once and for all. He agreed to hand over his father’s archives to me which he has held onto since his death in 1995. No one has ever seen this material before. I knew that getting Andy’s blessing, as well as receiving this highly-personal material was my calling to commit 100% to this documentary. I was the only person who could make this film a reality.
Help bring to life the story of one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th Century!