An ethnobotanical researcher has a laboratory accident with an exotic compound. Rushing to find the antidote, he downs the wrong potion which sends him into a world of bizarre hallucinations.
Experimental Student Film Award - IPIFF International Film Festival, Romania, 2009
Director/Cinematographer: Catalin Toma
Cast: Iulian Toma
Edit/Grade: Dragos Dulea
Art Director: Ana-Maria Cantabine
Production Manager: Letitia Stefanescu
Shot on 35mm Kodak Plus-X 5231 with the Arriflex 2C/B. All visual effects shot in-camera. Cut on a soundless flatbed. Digitally restored from a 35mm workprint stuck together with tape. No dust-busting or grain management applied.
Recordings from the Amazon, Peru 2012
In their visions, ayahuasca shamans say they see the essences that animate living beings, the first property of which is to emit melodies. These essences are considered powerful beings, and ayahuasqueros learn their melodies by singing along. Singing like powerful beings, they learn to see like them, and this gives them knowledge. The melodies that shamans bring back from their visions are called "icaros"; they help navigate the space of ayahuasca consciousness, and can also serve as lifelines when overwhelmed by visions.
FILM BY STEPHAN CRASNEANSCKI
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY David Duponchel
EDITED AND SPECIAL EFFECTS BY Teresa Pereira
VOICE AND TEXT BY Jeremy Narby
In collaboration with Francisco Lopez
Featuring Victor Nieto and Ushamano Walter Martinez
A program proposed by Frank Smith
In collaboration with Virginie Luc
Mixed by Dug Winningham
Avec la participation de RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse
Special Thanks: Victor Nieto, Gaël Klein, David Duponchel
Medical doctors and scientists talk about their research and experiences with Ayahuasca...
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For almost ten years now we have been running sacred plant transformation retreats all over the world every month. Our retreat prices vary and depend on duration as well as location of the retreats. The prices range from 1000 to 2000 USD (not including airfare) for the longer (nine days or more) transformation retreats and usually and around 200 to 500 USD for the shorter (three days) retreats:
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These are some of our retreats that are happening or have already happening during this year - please disregard the dates mentioned there as they are all regularly occurring events and you just need to let us know which one you are most interested in.
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Spent a few weeks in Peru, with most of my time in Iquitos and Cusco. Had the BEST time.
But I got really ill with dengue fever in Iquitos which took all my motivation to shoot, but there are a couple shots in there. I found the end quote by chance on my last day in Peru and I felt it needed to be shared.
The True Meaning of Life
We are visitors on this planet.
We are here for ninety
or one hundred years
at the very most.
During that period,
we must try to do something
good, something useful,
with our lives.
If you contribute to other
people’s happiness, you will
find the true goal,
the true meaning of life.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Thank you for watching and if any travel advice is needed please don't hesitate to ask.
Music by Keith Kenniff - http://www.unseen-music.com
A must see for first timers interested in exploring the medicinal and conscious-expanding practice of Ayahuasca. The film is a journey based in the first person exploring landscapes of the Peruvian Amazon as well as the psychological effects of the ayahuasca brew.