The narrator of this documentary, the psychologist and anthropologist Alberto Villoldo, is the author of many books related to shamanism, including Healing States: A Journey Into the World of Spiritual Healing and Shamanism (1987, with Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.), Shaman, Healer, Sage: How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas (2000), and Illumination: The Shaman's Way of Healing (2011).
Villoldo combines the neuroscience of entheogens such as ayahuasca with a deep belief in the spiritual realms revealed by the plant. What we get, then, is another form of neurotheology.
Amazonia: Healing With Sacred Plants
Alberto Villoldo, psychologist, anthropologist and bestselling author, has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon for over 25 years.
In this beautifully filmed documentary he reveals secrets of the jungle’s sacred plants and the healers who administer them, deep in the Amazon rainforest.
Amazonia chronicles the work of the master shamans of Peru’s Madre de Dios River in the Amazon watershed. Dr. Villoldo explains the process and theory of the powerful brew made by the shamans known as Ayahuasca – the vine of the souls.
Shot completely in High Definition by director Miguel Heded Abraham, the power and beauty of the virgin jungle transports the viewer into Amazonia and shares the wisdom of its healers
Watch the full documentary now – 68 min