Shamans of the Global Village
Shamans of the Global Village is a independently produced documentary series focusing on indigenous entheogenic medicines and the Western shamanic resurgence. It is a project that has been a long time in the making, has gone through many challenges, but because of the passions and unique skill sets of its creators, is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Indigenous people across the globe have used sacred plant medicines for millennia to heal, illuminate and connect them to the web of life. But each of these psychoactive medicines needs a healer to connect them to their patients: the shaman.
Magic Healers of Los Angeles
There is another side to Los Angeles in the Latino community ; a world which people are unaware of ; a fascinating world made up of magic and mystery and fake or real healers.
This film is an investigation into the Latino spiritual healing traditions .Latino immigration has brought not only its customs and traditions but also the curandero , the shaman, and santeros. They are all spiritual sources that help one to survive lifes' hardships, especially when you come from a far away land.
Shaman of the Andes
Shot in the mountain communities of northern Ecuador, Shaman of the Andes explores the fascinating world of the shaman and the Quechua Indians, and examines how indigenous culture contends with the modern world. Viewers are taken on a journey into the ancient world of the shaman with captivating scenes of curing rituals shot inside the shaman’s consultorio. The film explores how ancient mountain gods, Catholicism, globalization, traditional healing and modern medicine are elements in the life of the shaman and the Quechua Indians. Shaman of the Andes is not only the story of a traditional Quechua shaman and his culture, the film is also an exploration of a culture living in the margin between the traditional past and the modern world.
Sastun - My Apprenticeship With A Maya Healer
In her quest to explore the healing powers of plants, an American herbalist ventures into the rainforest of Belize where she befriends one of the last remaining Maya shamans, Don Elijo Panti. While learning his secrets during her apprenticeship, she unearths her life's work: to preserve this ancient knowledge and to bridge the gap between science and traditional healing wisdom. Funded by the National Cancer Institute in New York, Rosita Arvigo is in a race against time, scouring the tropical rainforests of Central America in search of cures for many deadly diseases like Aids and cancer before they are wiped out by deforestation.
Alan is twenty-five years old and is searching for the reasons for his existence--the meaning of life. With a camera, notebook and two hundred questions he journeys to the Andes. In Q'eros he finds a Shaman that says before answering his questions, he had to learn to be a Human. Rituals, initiations and new challenges will unfold before him as the keys to unlocking and broadening his consciousness.