Saving th Amazon and its forest should be one of th emost important goals of any psychonaut in the 21st century. Aya is calling for us to help the forrest, help the ancient knowledge survive![youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sRDxXWkCnM]
So, to sum up 2013 and welcome 2014, on this journey to infinity and nowhere, I picked Maelstorm as my representative of 2013:
listen to the plants in your house:
and this sweet psychedelic video is for a shroomy future to us all:
AYA: Awakenings is a narrative documentary into the world and visions of ayahuasca shamanism, adapted from the cult book ‘Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey’ by Rak Razam. By blending narration directly from the book with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos, samples of traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs and cutting edge special effects, Aya: Awakenings reproduces the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking a spiritual awakening in the viewer.
This is what the makers of this video say about it:
When a lonely young woman in London faces an ever growing loss of identity, the only thing she can cling onto are her melancholic devotion to her snake and plants. Unfortunately flora doesn’t talk back and her snake is radiating a mysterious glare as ever. Mysteriously her plant shows her that there is enlightenment to be found sipping through the cracks of consciousness. She decides to see how deep the rabbit hole goes and aligns back with her true self.
Last year we posted some of Ben Ridgway’s work (here) with a teaser for Cellular Circuitry. The full version has now been released, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more accurate representation of what ayahuasca does to visual perception.
// A music clip containing various psychedelic visuals dmt and ayahuasca like //
Recordings from the Amazon, Peru 2012
In their visions, ayahuasca shamans say they see the essences that animate living beings, the first property of which is to emit melodies. These essences are considered powerful beings, and ayahuasqueros learn their melodies by singing along. Singing like powerful beings, they learn to see like them, and this gives them knowledge. The melodies that shamans bring back from their visions are called “icaros”; they help navigate the space of ayahuasca consciousness, and can also serve as lifelines when overwhelmed by visions.
FILM BY STEPHAN CRASNEANSCKI
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY David Duponchel
EDITED AND SPECIAL EFFECTS BY Teresa Pereira
VOICE AND TEXT BY Jeremy Narby
In collaboration with Francisco Lopez
Featuring Victor Nieto and Ushamano Walter Martinez
A program proposed by Frank Smith
In collaboration with Virginie Luc
Mixed by Dug Winningham
Avec la participation de RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse
Special Thanks: Victor Nieto, Gaël Klein, David Duponchel