The dietas originated as a plant-based practice for developing attunement to the currents of spirit that underlie the material world. Traditionally, this has been applied to such skills as hunting, divination, ancestral consultations, healing, leadership, and so on.
WVC acknowledges that a growing number of people throughout the world are participating in ceremonies that use psychoactive substances. We recognize that these rituals can offer participants opportunities for deep healing and self-knowledge.
The film offers a front row seat on an around the world exploration of how people, groups and entire cultures tap into an alternative “true reality” through spirituality, meditation, and plant medicine.
I grew up as teenager in the ‘80s in Brazil, listening to Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, smoking pot, and, like so many worldwide, distrusting the U.S. government and its never-ending wars.
Leonotis leonurus otherwise known as lion’s tail or wild dagga. Wild dagga is part of the mint family and is recognised for it’s medicinal and psychoactive properties.
Ololiuqui seeds have a long history of use in Central Mexico and have been used ritualistically since Pre-Hispanic times by the Aztecs and related tribes on the level of importance of sacred mushrooms and the cactus peyotl, all of which played important roles in magic and religious ceremonies.
Integration is a hot topic among ayahuasca circles, and for good reason. Integration can involve emotional and spiritual support before and after ayahuasca use, as well as support to understand and incorporate teachings into day-to-day life.
Kambô or Sapo as it is commonly called, has been used for centuries by the indigenous tribes of Brazil and Peru to sharpen their senses before a hunt, increase their physical strength, protect their immune systems from disease and ward off bad luck.
Mel Slater at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and his team have used virtual reality headsets to create the illusion of being separate from your own body.
Six ladies embark on a journey to the Andes. Little did they know their lives would change forever after a hiking the Salkantay without a guide and drinking Wachuma (San Pedro) a plant medicine.
In the Amazonian basin of Peru lives a type of tree called Noya Rao. And there’s only three of them- as far as the Mahua Shipibo people know, anyway. Its medicine has been used ceremonially in the Shipibo tradition for centuries.
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