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Shamans of The Global Village Episode 1: Octavio Rettig & The Sonoran Desert Toad

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Indigenous people across the globe have used sacred plant medicines for millennia to heal, illuminate and connect them to the web of life.

From ayahuasca and San Pedro in South America, psilocybin mushrooms and Salvia Divinorum in Mexico, Peyote in North America, Kambo in Brazil, Iboga in Africa, and DMT-acacias in Australia, each of these psychoactive medicines needs a healer to connect them to their patients: The Shaman.

Each episode looks at one shamanic plant medicine, and a western shaman that administers it. Host Rak Razam will establish who the shamans are, what the medicine is that they work with, and takes the viewer on a series of life-changing journeys that will entwine into the definitive look at the global shamanic resurgence.

Context will be given to verified scientific data on these substances, as well as the altered state and subjective experience of people going on these healing journeys.

All episodes were filmed in countries where these substances are legal.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    60 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Niles Heckman
  • Screenwriter
    Rak Razam
  • Producer
    Rak Razam
  • Executive Producer
    Michael Wiese
  • Cast
    Octavio Rettig
  • Cinematographer
    Niles Heckman
  • Editor
    Niles Heckman