Healing: traditions helping modern American Indian warriors
An encounter with an American Indian veteran of the Korean War sparked an idea that has turned into "Healing the Warrior's Heart," a documentary on ancient traditions of American Indians that are helping military service people returning from war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Karmu, A Place in the Sun
A documentary about an auto mechanic by day and an urban shaman by night. Karmu welcomed all those in need into his home. Part West Indian curandero, masterful lay counselor, hands-on healer, and down to earth holy man, Karmu fed the hungry, housed the homeless, and healed the sick with his herbal remedies and therapeutic massages. He lifted people's spirits by bombarding them with compliments while getting them to laugh with his hilarious stories. Sometimes he brought clients to his auto shop where he they helped him fix cars. The film uses archival footage mixed with contemporary interviews with his students and professionals. It includes testimonials that describe the impact Karmu had on those he touched.
The Secret Life of Mushrooms
Some see them as a sacred part of ancient Mazatec ritual. To others, they're a powerful mind-altering drug. The Secret Life of Mushrooms takes us on a psychedelic journey to Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico to explore the effect of R. Gordon Wasson's exposure to Mazatec curandero rituals, the resulting popularization of mushrooms and the long term effects of narco-tourism on an ancient way of life.
The Spirit of the Serpent, an Exploration of Earth Energy
The Spirit of the Serpent is an exploration into Earth Energy at a circle of standing stones in Cornwall, England, known as The Merry Maidens. Most, if not all sacred sites were founded at special places where Earth Energy lines meet or cross as they flow above and below the ground. In this enthralling film we find that experts finally agree that many structures in the Ancient world were places for the focus of energy featuring mathematical principles found throughout Nature and having a basis in quantum physics.
Michael Harner: The Way of the Shaman
The native shaman learns to interact with the spirits of the underworld and the higher worlds in order to intercede in behalf of humans in the "middle world." Michael Harner, Ph.D., has authored The Jivaro, Hallucinogens and Shamanism and The Way of the Shaman. He is currently actively involved in training westerners throughout the world to become shamanic healers. A Thinking Allowed video, hosted by Jeffrey Mishlove.