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Great Dutch review of Ickonic two-part film, In Search of the Holy Grail: A compelling spiritual quest (Click here to watch the films with a 7-day free trial)

The new film by the Dutch director Christianne van Wijk, produced by Ickonic, the company of the son of the acclaimed British writer David Icke, takes us on an exciting quest for the Holy Grail. It is mainly in ourselves, as it turns out at the world premiere in Amsterdam. The film can now be seen on the website of production company Ickonic (

On the wettest day of the year, Friday, March 31, I nervously hurried through the Amsterdam evening rush hour in the direction of the ‘Roode Bioscoop’ on the Haarlemmerplein, on my way to the world premiere of the new David Icke production. “You’re not the only one late tonight,” says PR lady Eva van Zeeland of Ickonic Media, Jaymie Icke’s film production company, at the reception. I breathed a sigh of relief when I was finally able to sink into the soft plush.

At half past six we were greeted by David Icke himself, from the screen, with a cynical word of welcome. “I am very sorry that I cannot be with you in Amsterdam, because for some strange reason I am not allowed to.” The audience laughed. The real reason behind Icke’s absence, his banishment from the Netherlands, because he would be a danger for public order (the appeal in this case is due on 20 April), emphasizes the need for a film of this caliber.

Icke has long been annoyed that the mainstream media was increasingly in the grip of a one-sided narrative. That’s why his son, Jaymie Icke, founded Ickonic Media.

His media platform aims to inspire people to authentic spiritual change, to build a better world together. When reading such ambitious words, a questionable frown usually creeps over my forehead, but unlike other (spiritual) productions, Icke does live up to that promise. Working with a diverse group of talented filmmakers, producers and other creatives, he has already made several impressive documentaries, such as Unnatural, a documentary exploring the risks of 5G technology, and The Wisdom Keepers, a film that gives a nice picture of Marcel Messing in the Cathar area where he lives and conducts research. He talks about it in the movie. Films that are dismissed by many as misinformation or nonsense, but which are more than worth watching.

In the documentary ‘In Search of the Holy Grail’, the promising young Dutch director Christianne van Wijk, who is also present at De Roode Bioscoop, takes you on her own compelling spiritual quest. In it she explores the significance of the Holy Grail for the spiritual transformation of humanity. As the lead actress in her own film, she travels through enchanting landscapes in Scotland, England, Wales and France, meeting diverse and prominent thinkers such as Neil Hague and Ellis Taylor along the way. They share intriguing stories with her about gnosis, Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, the Gospel of Thomas and the legend of King Arthur and – of course – the Holy Grail.

It soon becomes clear that the Holy Grail is both a metaphor for the authentic spiritual path and for the chalice that plays a central role in numerous legends. Although the documentary is characterized by a certain amount of semi-fiction, which makes some encounters seem somewhat artificial, van Wijk succeeds in captivating the viewer. Although it is sometimes unclear to distinguish the border between fiction and reality.

For example, the part about Joseph of Arimathea, who according to the New Testament was involved in the burial of Jesus Christ, seemed somewhat vague. While there are numerous legends linking him to the Holy Grail and the spread of Christianity in Britain, these stories are mainly based on later traditions rather than historical evidence. Nevertheless, it can be argued that the creative freedom that Van Wijk allows herself in her film style contributes to its charm, and that a purely factual view is perhaps too restrictive. What I did find a disadvantage of the first part was that as a spectator you have to make a lot of effort to process the deluge of information. After an hour I gasped and was relieved when the break was announced.

Part 2, however, turned out to be a relief. The tempo is considerably slower than in the first part, which gives the many wisdoms that pass in review more room to sink in. When Christianne meets philosopher Marcel Messing, a teacher who, in my opinion, has undergone an authentic spiritual transformation, the film really takes off.

Messing takes the viewer on a captivating odyssey in which he teaches Van Wijk about non-dual perspectives, such as the transcendence of opposites such as good and evil, and the True Self, which – as he emphasizes – has nothing to do with the ego, but all with the One, Universal Mind.

The film teaches us that many of us are still children spiritually and, along with the rest of the world, are in a deep sleep. It is precisely in this age of psychological warfare by globalist forces that – according to Messing – have nowhere near what is best for humanity at heart – it is essential to realize what it takes to ‘wake up’. Until we overcome our own inner adversary – our ego – we will not be able to transcend and reach a higher vibration to rise above the dark.

Rarely has the healing power of film been felt as much as here. I think it is a bold choice on Van Wijk’s part that she conducts her conversations with Messing in Dutch and subtitles them in English. Such a decision is not always commercially practical when it comes to reception in other countries, but it demonstrates artistic integrity and authenticity. I found it disarming that Van Wijk and Messing actually dared to delve into the deepest caverns of the esoteric world.

Afterwards, a short Zoom call took place with Marcel Messing, who once again emphasized that the future of humanity will be decided in the next year and a half. As a final chord he plays for us on his harmonica. Everyone held their breath.

There was a sweltering atmosphere during the after-party. When Christianne herself came in, I told her that I was genuinely moved by her film. “Thank you, that’s why I made this movie.” Then we got involved in a conversation about David Icke and why she herself, as a director, had left the Netherlands years ago. “The energy in this country has become unbearable. You should come to us sometime. Experience the difference.” It was, in short, a beautiful evening. When I went back into the night, it was still raining, but I felt like a chastened man.


Yesterday (Good Friday) the two-part documentary about The Holy Grail was released online. The first part was made available on Good Friday, April 7. Part two will be revealed on Easter Monday, April 10.

The website of the media platform of the son of David Icke’s name is Ickonic.

The website can be found at Ickonic offers a variety of documentaries, series, interviews and other content related to David Icke’s work and related topics.


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