Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Comments by Vanessa Dylyn

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  • “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

    Thank you Louise, for a very inspiring article. The quote above means a great deal to me as it served as the grounding for the documentary film The Divided Brain, that I produced several years ago, based on the work of Dr. Iain McGilchrist.

    I was half-way through Iain’s book The Master and His Emissary, when I felt deep in my soul that I had to make a film about his key idea – largely a grand illustration over centuries of brain science and culture – of the quote above. Reading the book was the beginning of my transformation of how I saw the world and my deeper understanding of it.
    But creating the film was the most hard-fought, white-knuckled and greatest challenge of my career – the least of which, was that potential broadcasters felt the film was too brainy for their viewers! Yet at many screenings, audience members, regardless of educational level, had a visceral reaction in recognizing certain truths about our world.

    Jill Bolte-Taylor, whom you mention in your article, appears in our film in a meeting with Iain where she describes her left-hemisphere stroke and her extraordinary journey.
    It was a comfort to read your article very late, on the last evening of the year. I wish you a New Year of hope as you reach many people through your web site Trauma Informed World.