|THE SHAMAN & AYAHUASCA: Journeys To Sacred Realms|
|Crew: ||Producers: Michael Wiese - Cinematographer: Michael Wiese
Ayahuasca is a entheogentic or psychoactive vine-based plant brew that have been used for healing by shamans for thousands of years. It is widely known throughout South America for its healing and visionary properties that has, in recent years, caught the attention of the Western world. Ayahuasca is called a 'plant teacher' because it can heal physical, psychological and emotional blocks and through vivid visions take the patient to other realms and dimensions providing profound insights into human beings' true nature and place in the cosmos.Magical worlds and other realms, shamanism, indigenous spiritual practices, and the mysterious psychogenic effects of Amazonian plants; it's all here.Intrigued by these extraordinary claims, filmmaker Michael Wiese went to the home of Don Jose Campos, an internationally known Peruvian shaman or curandero, to experience first hand the healing and transformational aspects of Ayahuasca. Shot on location in the jungle and in the Amazonian river towns of Pulcallpa and Iquitos Peru, this 73-minute film documents the shamanic work and ayahuasca ceremonies of Don Jose Campos and includes the last filmed interview with internationally renowned visionary painter and former shaman Pablo Amaringo. Also included are interviews and an exploration of medicinal plants with famed biochemist Julio Arce Hildalgo. The film features the music of Peruvian recording artist Artur Menas Salas.
Michael Wiese is an American producer, director and publisher living in remote Cornwall, UK where he oversees LA-based Michael Wiese Productions which is the world's premiere publisher of over 150 books on filmmaking and screenwriting. He has recently finished another sacred journeys film - TALKING WITH SPIRITS - which he shot in Bali and is editing a film on the teachings of LAMA CHIME RINPOCHE.