Can spirits enter this world by taking possession of a human body? with permission from the Dali Lama that had never been granted before, the Oracle explores the ancient practice of consulting spirits. Cloaked in secrecy for almost 400 years, the State Oracle of Tibet, or Nechung, has been a strange and mystical aspect of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This ancient spirit, which has inhabited a succession of thirteen human mediums, advises the Dali Lama on matters of public and religious policy. To witness the eerie spectacle of a medium entering a trance state and being possessed by the Oracle is to confront profound questions about the very nature of human consciousness.