Can a sacred plant from the Amazon heal our minds and spirits? For centuries, indigenous people of South America have used ayahuasca, a psychoactive plant medicine, to cure all manner of psycho-spiritual ills.
Today, thousands of Westerners, seeking healing and spiritual awakening, attend ayahuasca ceremonies around the world to drink the vision-inducing tea and experience dramatic transformations in their lives.
“Vine of the Soul” is a documentary that explores this brave new world, offering insights into the nature of faith, mystical experience and self-healing through a heightened state of consciousness.
In the heart of the Amazon, a doctor and an accountant experience life-altering epiphanies when they drink a psychoactive brew called ayahuasca, the ‘vine of the soul.’ A documentary film by Richard Meech. Featuring Dennis McKenna, Gabor Mate, M.D., Kenneth Tupper. With Guillermo Arévalo, Metsa Niwue and Ronin Niwe. Shot on location at Espiritu de Anaconda, Iquitos, Peru.
This film will broadcast in the fall of 2010. To learn more follow this link to Vine of the Soul.