THE BLACK SPACE BEHIND OUR EYEs
Before the death of his best friend, Art Cassidy promises to do everything in his power to answer his final questions on death, life, and God. As an atheist, Art is unsure of where to turn, and in a desperate attempt to find answers, buys a one-way ticket from New Zealand to the Americas, seeking an ancient, indigenous tea, brewed by Amazonian tribesmen, said to give the drinker a glimpse beyond death’s veil and answer any question asked of it.
From California to South America, Art clutches to his slipping sanity in a pilgrimage, as radical
inwards as it is outwards, attempting to conquer his newfound fear of mortality through an
array of Latin culture, shamanistic practices, and like-minded seekers. But, when his life falls
into the hands of narcotics traffickers in Nicaragua, Art must decide whether to abandon his
friend’s spiritual quest for the safety of his home islands, or run the gauntlet to the Amazon
Rainforest, conquering his greatest fears and answering his deepest questions.
THE BLACK SPACE BEHIND OUR EYES is a reflection on what it means to be human,
exploring consciousness, spirituality and culture, illuminating our greatest fears and
the freedom that lies beyond them.