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. Featuring the artwork of Pablo Amaringo, Andy Debrenardi and more; directed by Tim Parish, video editing by Verb Studios, soundscapes by Lulu Madill and music by Shpongle, Tipper, Darpan, Lula Cruz and indigenous curanderos Norma Panduro, Guillermo Arevalo, Percy Garcia Lozano, Ron Wheelock and Kevin Furnas, this documentary charts the Global Shamanic Resurgence born in the jungles of Peru and reaching out to embrace the world.
THE UK TOUR::::::::: Full details and advance tickets sales @ www.aya-awakenings.com. Gratefully acknowledging the support of Breaking Convention July 12-14, , the UK’s premier interdisciplinary conference of psychedelic consciousness, science and culture: http://breakingconvention.co.uk/
LONDON: Thurs 11th of July only, 6:30pm-1030pm, Greenwich University lecture theatre 303 (same venue as Breaking Convention: http://breakingconvention.co.uk/location/) £12/ £15 on door. Also featuring the short film The Shaman’s Last Apprentice by Alexander Ward and starring Rebekah Shaman, and icaro medicine songs by Jenita/ Akasha Wacha from One Love Mega Tribal Gathering.
Films, visionary art, music and panel discussion on the global shamanic resurgence with local and international speakers.
TRAILERS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOcia0IbOu4 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lFzFYbNfHQ