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AYA: Awakenings (2013)

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AYA: Awakenings is a documentary journey into the world and visions of Amazonian shamanism, adapted from the cult book AYA: A Shamanic Odyssey by Rak Razam. As Razam sets out to document the booming business of Amazonian shamanism in the 21st century, he quickly finds himself caught up in a culture clash between the old world and the new.

Braving a gringo trail of the soul, he uncovers a movement of “spiritual tourists” coming from the West for a direct experience of the multi-dimensional reality shamanism connects one to. Central to this is ayahuasca – the “vine of souls” – a legal South American entheogenic plant medicine that has been used by Amazonian people for millennia to heal physical ailments and to cleanse and purify the spirit.

Tim Parish, Rak Razam

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lisaartistberg, posted on March 26, 2016

a greeting card into the deep..beautiful..cozy and uncomfortable and exquisite.. thank you

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SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on March 15, 2016

When we license rights to a film we try our hardest to negotiate worldwide availability; sometimes we’re successful, other times we’re not. This film iss only available to us in the US and Canada, due to a restriction with the film distributor. We will certainly update if this changes!


AtmaD, posted on March 14, 2016

I absolutely loved this movie. I think it is a beautiful piece of work. The narration was done extremely well, I felt like I was there, experiencing what he was experiencing. You should be proud of this. You have been of service to many of us and your descriptions of your experience was very poetic. Describing what really has no words....I think you did great! Thanks to all of you for making this movie
Thanks to Gaiatv for making it available to us.
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4uriniru, posted on March 1, 2016

Hey this video is not loading when i press 'watch now'.
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