The Dose: Chakras, auras and indigo children in new Vice documentary
Kyle Martin | Staff Writer
Vice is home to the uncanny, unorthodox and some of the weirdest of the weird. This new series where Gavin Haynes visits with parents and their children to see what being an Indigo child is like is not far removed from those categories.
Indigo children are thought to have ethereal psychic powers. They posses visions and powers that allow them to see God, read minds, heal and tell of the future.
“Are Indigos sent to guide us all to a higher plane? Or [are they] hyper children running around with untreated ADD?” Haynes said.
Throughout the documentary, the journalist is tested for powers, diagnosed as an Indigo child himself and given readings on his aura, chakras and other strange, seemingly worthless things to the same effect. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of these divine beings scattered throughout the world.
Leader of the New York City Indigo meet-up group, Edward Tarashchansky, said “There is no label to it. It’s not ADD or ADHD. It’s just a different vibrational, energetical type of a person. The whole notion of Indigo, the whole idea, is pretty much to change the way of the world–in every aspect.”
He is here to change people’s way of thinking and show them the way of Indigo, but when given the task to read the past-life Haynes, he fell short of his true potential.
Not only was he unable to read the past life of Haynes, he was only able to offer small guidance to the journalist, who he now diagnosed as an Indigo himself. For someone who has potential, Tarashchansky did not cut muster to intrigued watchers. However, Haynes’s search for answers continues.
Idelle Brand and her daughter, Diandra, run a dentistry office where Haynes visited for insight into their Indigo practice. Their practice in dentistry includes using special tuning forks, empowered earthen mineral rocks and necklaces, and the lack of use of things like mercury fillings, which are thought to be neurotoxins and cause harm to patients. Haynes sits through their tests and their diagnostics and finds himself relaxed, cleansed, calm and no closer to being convinced of their powers than before.
Throughout the rest of the documentary, Haynes goes to a psychic meet-up, interviews an Indigo teen and her family and more. However, the whole time it doesn’t seem as though Haynes is even slightly convinced of the legitimacy of the Indigo practice. One of the medicines a mother of an Indigo child included “sugared iced tea” which is “iced tea with sugar.” And, if put into perspective, caffeine is known to have reverse effects on kids with ADD and ADHD, often calming those taking it. The argument could be made that the Indigo child is actually an ADD child who is calmed by “sugared iced tea” because of the caffeine in the tea and the brain chemistry of humans.
All in all, the documentary is genuinely strange and weird. Those who are in the realm of the powers of the Indigo seem to be out of touch with reality and general scientific standards, but they are interesting people, nonetheless.
If you’re looking to be convinced of the authenticity of Indigo children and the powers of the psychic, this is the wrong documentary for you. However, if you’re looking for a good way to waste half an hour that you could have spent doing productive things like the laundry sitting on the floor of your room, definitely give this one a shot.
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