Shamans of the Amazon, is far and away the best film yet made on Ayahuasca and Amazonian Shamanism. - Ralph Metzner PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies
An informative and compelling exploration of Shamanic use of Ayahuasca, the extraordinary visionary brew. - Rick Strassman MD, author DMT: The Spirit Molecule
Human Future will be designed on how conscious we will be able to make ourselves and if there are plants that can accelerate consciousness then we must seek out and utilize these things. Something could jump out of some unexpected dimension and change everything. - Terrence McKenna
Shamans of the Amazon by Dean Jefferys is one of the best documentaries available on the use of ayahuasca in contemporary context, in traditional cultures that are being destabilized by the forces of globalization. As Jefferys' documentary makes clear, the revival of traditional shamanic practices with ayahuasca is proving to be a potent political and propaganda tool for reaffirming and preserving cultural values and identity in indigenous societies that are buffeted by environmental, economic, and societal forces beyond their control. - Dennis McKenna PhD, co-author The Invisible Landscape
In a time when indigenous people, their culture and the natural environment are experiencing dramatic changes, this in-depth series of programs examine what these SHAMANS OF THE AMAZON, their hallucinogenic rituals and their special relationship with nature have to offer humanity at this crucial time in history. Discover how westerners around the world are using Ayahuasca and other Shamanic plants to receive knowledge, to understand their relationship with nature and to seek visions of how best to deal with deep personal, spiritual and environmental questions. In a say no to drugs era, there is a new subculture emerging, based on an ancient ritual of hallucinogenic plant use.
This film is dedicated to the work and play of Terrence McKenna, on the fractal edge of time, 1946 2000.