Uncover an ancient South American ritualized medicine and mysterious hallucinogenic substance known as ayahuasca. Director, Daniel LeMunyan leads the viewer through a visually striking exploration into the Peruvian Amazon rainforest and the hidden depths of human consciousness in this short documentary.
Ayahuasca’s active ingredient is DMT or Dimethyltryptamine which causes intense, sometimes nightmarish hallucinations lasting for up to 8 hours. Blended and cooked slowly, this brew is a mixture of 2 plants found only in the Amazon and is used by locals to enter a deep trance that is said to heal the body and unlock the subconscious mind. Guided by shamans, a person enters the eye of the needle and must face his own truths and deepest fears.
Full clips seen in this video are available here:
Joseph Campbell -youtube.com/watch?v=VgOUxICCHoA
Alex Grey- youtube.com/watch?v=1oVZRkLf9Ng
Dr. Charles Grob – youtube.com/watch?v=Qj6-EWLKFC0
Robin quivers- youtube.com/watch?v=t6ZmcE9KfLU
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