Posted Nov 23rd, 2009 (9:53 pm) by Nicholas Henderson

Avante-garde filmmaker and visual artist David Lynch, the creative force behind the cult television series Twin Peaks, is making a documentary film about the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the spiritual guru whose meditation classes were attended by a number of influential musicians in the 1960's, not least of which being a little band called The Beatles.

David Lynch, best known for skillfully executing surrealistic, unconventional narratives in films like Blue Velvet and Lost Highway, has been spending some time with musicians this past year. After collaborating with Sparklehorse and Dangermouse for June's Dark Night of the Soul, he has most recently directed the animated video for Moby's "Shot In the Back of the Head." Now the director has expressed his intention to fly to India and film an abstract documentary-style film about the highly influential spiritual figure who got to hang out with Brian Wilson sometimes. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi died in February of 2008 and Lynch hopes to draw heavily from a 97-year-old man in India who knew Maharishi through times in his life not yet reliably recorded. Lynch will begin filming in India in December. Meanwhile, check out Lynch's work with Moby below.

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