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Journey to the Core

Genres: Religion, Documentary Series, Lifestyle

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About the Show

Journey to the Core is a South African new age philosophy documentary series created by Suniti Kala and produced by Hooper Productions which interweaves biographies, dramatic re-creations and advice from local and international "wisdom keepers" and covers the unfolding spiritual journeys of a group of South Africans.

Each of their stories present transformational tools and interventions that aim to provide advice on how to make life passionate, purposeful and conscious.

The series premiered on SABC3 on Thursday 11 March 2009, at 21h30. There are 13 half-hour episodes in the first season.

Synopsis

Journey to the Core interweaves biographies, dramatic re-creations and advice from local and international “wisdom keepers” and covers the unfolding spiritual journeys of a group of South Africans.

Each of their stories present transformational tools and interventions that aim to provide advice on how to make life passionate, purposeful and conscious.

Questions asked across the series include “Who am I?”, “How do we live a life of meaning and purpose?” and “What is the real secret to abiding happiness?”

Episodes are themed and explore various elements including the power of words, science and ethics, art as a tool for developing intuition, laughter as medicine, consciousness-based education, mindfulness and meditation.

People profiled on the series include:

Thabang Skwambane
Former investment banker, now a social activist and founder of the Lonely Road Foundation.

Sunette Pienaar
Former church minister and founder of Heartbeat, an organisation which cares for 27,000 orphaned and vulnerable children.

Lebo Mashile
Internationally acclaimed performance artist, poet and life-skills facilitator.

Professor Phillip Tobias
Scientist, paleoanthropologist and anti-apartheid activist.

Chintz Bhana
Former business executive who now teaches breathing and meditation techniques to maximum security prisoners through the Prison SMART programme.

Taddy Blecher
Pioneer educationist, transcendental crusader and founder of Cida City Campus, the world’s first virtually free university.

Marko Saravanja
Once a Hindu monk, now a values-based educator who’s college Regenesys focuses on spiritual and emotional intelligence in the workplace.

Colleen Joy Page
Artist, author and motivational speaker who teaches people how to distinguish the voice of intuition from the voice of the ego.

The series also features “Wisdom Keepers” who include:

Dr Baruch Banai
Well-known for his transformational workshops Turning Point, Joy Spring and The Mile.

Dr Rajen Cooppan
Ayurvedic Doctor and philosopher, often described as South Africa’s Deepak Chopra.

Makheni Motana
Who describes herself as an an Afro-Optimist.

Dr John Demartini
World famous philosopher, author and healer.

Robin Sharma
Best-selling author of “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”.

Lisa Nichols
Co-author of “Chicken Soup for the African American Woman” and one of the stars of the movie “The Secret”.

Hector Motau
Motivational speaker and professional facilitator.

Mike Dooley
Best-selling American author and a participant in “The Secret”.

Professor Kriben Pillay
Award-winning author and deconstructive philosopher.

Robin Wheeler
Business thinker, author and musician.

Deshun Deysel
Mountaineer and high altitude change specialist.

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