Aya: Awakenings Shamanism film & lecture
"A multisensory, multidimensional mindblower, leaving the viewer stunned, invigorated and filled with reverent awe for the Great Mystery."
AYA: Awakenings is a narrative documentary into the world and visions of Amazonian shamanism, exploring the indigenous experience with plant sacraments including ayahuasca and DMT and the Western uptake of them. By blending narration directly from the cult book Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos and Western Shamans, samples of traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs and cutting edge special effects, Aya:Awakenings reproduces the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking a spiritual awakening in the viewer. Lecture on “DreaMTime Invasion” by Nen, Film screening, icaro sound session and discussion on the shamanic resurgence.