Alberto Villoldo, psychologist, medical anthropologist and best-selling author, has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and the Andes for over 25 years. In a beautifully filmed documentary, Villoldo explores secrets of the jungle’s sacred plants and the healers who administer them in the deep Amazon rainforest.
AMAZONIA: HEALING WITH SACRED PLANTS chronicles the work of the master shamans of Peru’s Madre de Rios River in the Amazon watershed. Dr. Villoldo explains the process and theory of the powerful brew made by the shamans known as “Ayahuasca,” aka “the vine of the souls.”
More and more people in the West are discovering the powerful medicinal properties of “Ayahuasca,” but few are able to travel to the Amazon basin to discover how it is truly used in the visionary and transformative work of the indigenous healers. In AMAZONIA: HEALING WITH SACRED PLANTS, Dr. Villoldo reveals how it is a central part of the philosophy of health and wellbeing in this vibrant and rich environment.
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.