The Shaman and Ayahuasca (2011)
For thousands of years shamans throughout South America have been using ayahuasca because it can heal physical, psychological and emotional blocks. Ayahuasca is an entheogentic or psychoactive vine-based plant brew that gives vivid visions and can take a patient to other realms and dimensions providing profound insights into human beings’ true nature and place in the cosmos.
Filmmaker Michael Wiese investigates these claims by visiting the home of Don Jose Campos, an internationally known Peruvian shaman or curandero, to experience the healing and transformational aspects of ayahuasca. This documentary explores Don Jose’s shamanic work and ayahuasca ceremonies as well as an exploration of medicinal plants with famed biochemist Julio Arce Hildalgo.