K-PAX is a story is about the “embodiment” of two souls in one human body.
One of these two souls is Prot, an alien from a faraway galaxy. The other is an American man, Robert, who is friends with this extraterrestrial.
The movie’s plot creates a chance for spiritual awareness because it shows the complexity of a human being; a physical body is just a cover, a sheath for a soul or souls. In other words, a soul could be embedded in any physical body, but a physical body is not an Individual itself*.
Another strong spiritual point in the movie is compassion. The impulse of compassion began from the extraterrestrial Prot – or, to be precise, from his positive perception of the mentally ill people in the hospital and his support of them. We also experience a humanistic approach that Prot takes towards Robert.
Prot’s compassion touches a psychiatrist named Dr Mark Powell, who is inspired to spend his time and energy not only on a search for truth but also on personalized help for the damaged Robert.
Recommended for any spiritual seeker.
*After interviewing some Westerners as whether they believe in reincarnation, I was surprised to find that 99% of them did not. In other words, most people in the Western world believe their existence will end at the death of their physical body.