The story is based on true events that took place in Silesia between the 1930s and 1950s, and describes unusual phenomenon of an occultist commune in Janow.
Teofil Ociepka, an electrician at a local coal mine becomes the Master of Esoteric Science and establishes a commune which attracts more and more people interested in parapsychology. Janow becomes an important center of occultism. After WWII The Janow Circle turns into a colorful metaphysical oasis in the black desert of Stalinism, at the same time, promising a bewitching spiritual adventure. The film draws upon the paradoxes and contrasts of the Janow Circle and its unusual history.