Rak Razam conducts panel discussions after premiere screenings January 16, 2014 in New York City of his film, AYA Awakening, about Ayahuasca and DMT experiences in Peru by himself and others based on his book AYA Awakening, A Shamanic Odyssey. Panelists include Neal Goldsmith, Dimitri Mugianis, Brian Murphy, and Hamilton Morris. Event at Anthology Film Archives.
Ayahuasca – the “vine of souls” is a South American hallucinogenic plant that is said to heal and connect to the divine. In researching the mystery of ayahuasca Rak Razam undergoes his own shamanic initiation, undergoing numerous tests and trials in the Amazon jungle and the psychic landscapes the vine reveals. On the way he encounters indigenous and Western shamans who reveal the magical landscape of the spirit world and a rogue scientist who conducts DMT-brain scans on jungle psychonauts.
Rak’s website for the film: http://www.aya-awakenings.com/
Rak’s website for his book: http://ayathebook.com/
Video by Joe Friendly