Spiritual

The Nature of Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a plant-based psychedelic brew that originated from the South American rainforests. It is made from boiling the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, the Psychotria viridis shrub together, although a variety of other plants can be included in the mix depending on tradition. The active chemical in ayahuasca is DMT (dimethyltryptamine), an extremely powerful psychedelic drug obtained from the vir

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A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin

In 1943 chemist Albert Hofmann was developing medicines to aid blood circulation lysergic acid derivatives, his reach would lead to the discovery of the drug known as LSD and the isolation of other psychoactive compounds such as psilocybin. These breakthroughs showed great promise for use in therapy and were commonly prescribed by psychiatrists. However, the medicines would later be caught in a d

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Terence McKenna’s True Hallucinations

Terence McKenna's True Hallucinations is an experimental documentary by Peter Bergmann which has managed to perfectly stitch together much of McKenna's interviews and recordings from hundreds of different sources to tell the tale of Terence McKenna's adventure into the Amazon basin and the ideas which this trip gave birth to.In 1971, Terence McKenna, along with his brother Dennis and three oth

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The Buddha

Over 2,500 years ago nestled in a fertile valley along the border between India and Nepal a child was born who was to become The Buddha. The stories say that before his birth his mother, the Queen of a small Indian kingdom had a dream. In this dream of hers she is said to have come across a beautiful white elephant who offered her a lotus flower, after doing so then quickly entered the side of her

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2012 Crossing Over A New Beginning

This film by BraveArcherFilms is the Final Edition of "2012 Crossing Over A New Beginning", which when released in 2012 was viewed over 1 million times on YouTube alone. The film itself is an inspirational one that explores a more positive spiritual viewpoint behind the significance of December 21, 2012. A date that seems to captivated many but we all now know the world didn't actually come to an

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Beyond

Beyond is a beautiful documentary by Cale Glendening featuring the photographer Joey L. and is set in Varanasi, India. They travel here with the purpose of completing Joey's photo series "Holy Men". This trip is carried out alongside a very important hindu festival where many Sadhu's will be gathered in one place. A Sadhu is a type of Hindu wondering monk, who has renounced all possessions and ded

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Samsara

Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders.By dispensing

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Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time is a 2003 documentary film by German director Werner Herzog about Tibetan Buddhism. The title refers to the Kalachakra sand mandala that provides a recurring image for the film.The film documents the two Kalachakra initiations of 2002, presided over by the fourteenth Dalai Lama. The first, in Bodhgaya India, was disrupted by the Dalai Lama's illness. Later that same year, the eve

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Into The Mystic: An Interview with Barbara Brodsky

Barbara Brodsky is a channel: the passage through which Aaron, a spiritual being of light and pure energy, enters our world. Into the Mystic is their story: a journey to the very core of their beings, a place where all distinctions between the two disappear and only love remains. Into the Mystic is our story, too: an examination of the divine spark that resides in each of us. The film combines fi

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