10 Mind-Altering Documentaries About Ayahuasca
When I first felt called to experience Ayahuasca I had no idea where to start. I ended up waiting for a year because I needed to more information. I had a friend urging me to travel to Pisac and work with an Ayahuascero she knew.
I just wasn’t sure. I did a ton of research before I felt comfortable in making a decision to finally go.
It helped to watch documentaries but I had to search them out which was time-consuming. Then, some of them were not helpful at all.
For this reason, I have compiled a list of my favorites with the hopes to make it easier for you to gain knowledge about Ayahuasca.
1. Ayahuasca and the War on Consciousness
Graham Hancock gives an eloquent introduction to Ayahuasca:
2. Gabor Mate Answers Questions About Ayahuasca
Very informative interview talking about working with Ayahuasca in different traditions, how to approach the medicine, what to expect, and ways to get the most out of it.
3. The Jungle Prescription
This is a story about 2 doctors and their life-changing work with the plant medicine Ayahuasca. Dr. J. Mabit owns a detox center in the Amazonian jungle and Dr. Gabor Mate risks his reputation in trying to open a similar one in Canada. This follows stories of the doctors, healers and their patients revealing the deep transformation that is possible with this ancient Amazonian medicine.
This follows stories of the doctors, healers and their patients revealing the deep transformation that is possible with this ancient Amazonian medicine.
4. Shamanism Other Worlds
This film provides a glimpse into the rituals and practices of Shamanism while revealing in-depth rare scientific studies of Ayahuasca. We follow one man’s intensely brave journey of
We follow one man’s intensely brave journey of self-realization in the jungles of Peru.
5. Stepping Into the Fire
6. Best Ayahuasca Explanation
I almost did not include this one due to negative press this retreat has received but the information is useful.
7. Alex Grey :: How to Save the World Interview
Alex Grey talks about the importance of getting back to our creative selves to wake up and shift consciousness on a global scale. What will it take to save our world? This interview reveals a solution that is simple and yet dead on.
This interview reveals a solution that is simple and yet dead on.
8. Amazonia: Healing with Sacred Plants
Anthropologist and author Alberto Villoldo shares the secrets of the jungle’s sacred plants and healers that work with them deep in the jungle. He explains the theory and process behind Ayahuasca.
This is by far my favorite.
Amazonia: Healing with Sacred Plants
9. AYA: Awakenings
A documentary journey into the world and visions of Amazonian shamanism, adapted from the cult book AYA: A Shamanic Odyssey by Rak Razam. As Razam sets out to document the booming business of Amazonian shamanism in the 21st century, he quickly finds himself caught up in a culture clash between the old world and the new.
10. DMT: The Spirit Molecule
I hope this list has helped you better understand the plant medicine and how to experience the healing for yourself.
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