Heaven Earth

HEAVEN EARTH portrays all day activities of Percy, a peruvian healer and another western named Ron. Both live near Iquitos and work with ayahuasca.
Participants of ayahuasca ceremonies, touroperators and –guides, as well as western visionquesters recount episodes of their journeys and internal imagery, related to a growing global pop cultural phenomenon, swinging between psychotherapeutical healing procedure and spiritual sell-out.
The film follows indepth interviews of its protagonists and persons linked to the field of ayahuasca-shamanism in Iquitos and explores the social, and cultural framework of a global subculture.

Mestizo- and gringo herbalists recount episodes of daily life and their career histories. Amazonian tourists and western visionseekers report about interior spaces, motifs and passages of their journeys.
Representatives of the local tourism industry talk about guided tours, the psychoactive drink ayahuasca, vanishing indigenous cultures, spiritual sellout triggered by “experience consumerism” and discuss excursions into the surrounding rainforest of a jungle metropole.
Iquitos – a city affected by the change of time, fluctuating between tradition and modernity – a locus of cultural transition facing the impact of globalization and its sequences.

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  1. Do we have to look at mother-fuckers fucking their mothers now ?

  2. God i love you

  3. lil’ jub jub, if your ‘trip’ showed you that, then you are correct, that you, I, and everyone else on this earth is ‘God’… or the same part of what you may call a ‘Cosmic Consciousness’, and this physical reality was created in our mind to forget that our one single consciousness that we are all apart of is alone in this infinite realm. I know this because I fell 5 stories off a building and had a near death experience and experienced the exact same thing you have described. True reality is beyond human words of description though, so just enjoy this illusory life before it ends and you wake up to a truer reality when you die.

  4. I very much would have liked to know what the deal was with the blonde skeptic in the beginning. Did he eventually have an ayahuasca experience ? If so, how did he react ?

  5. God damn aya is a hellava drug! My trip showed me that I was God and I created all this to forget that I was all alone. I think maybe she was messing with me.