Teaser trailer for a documentary about a Western woman who trained with a Peruvian ayahuasca shaman.
December 6, 2012
September 27, 2012
June 25, 2012
Nature’s Hospital is a new establishment in Peru where people can can get treated for serious ailments with plant medicines, drink ayahuasca for general wellness or even sign up for an 18 month rain forest ”residency” in dieting, diagnosing, healing and leading ceremonies. The founder, a Buddhist, describes the endeavor in a promotional article for Shambala Times:
Opening Nature’s Hospital has been a tremendous adventure in the Amazon Jungle of Peru. What began with a simple solitary meditation retreat led to the most significant project I have done in my life, not for my personal excitement as much as the benefit that this stands to bring others. Nature’s Hospital is focused on treating people with chronic and life-threatening illness using only the gifts of nature – the plants of the jungle. What’s significant about this? The treatments are gentle, and the techniques come from a long healing tradition within the jungle’s population.
May 23, 2012
November 20, 2011
"Deadly Monopolies": Bio-colonialsm and medical corporatism: organism, gene and human tissue patents.
Watch or listen to the 45 minute interview here.
From Democracy Now:
One of the major themes raised by the Occupy movement is the increasing power of large corporations over more and more aspects of our lives. We spend the hour looking into the issue of the corporate control of life itself. Our guest, Harriet Washington, is a medical ethicist and has just published a book that examines the extent to which what she calls the medical-industrial complex has come to control human life. In the past 30 years, more than 40,000 patents have been granted on genes alone—many more patents are pending. Washington argues that the biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies patenting these genes are more concerned with profit than with the health or medical needs of patients. Her new book is called “Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself—And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future.”
October 7, 2011
This is very disturbing. But I am compelled to share.
Peruvian government sends team to remote Amazon region to look into killing of 14 shamans, allegedly at behest of local mayor.
October 7, 2011
DMT is chemical produced and used by the human nervous system. It can be found in almost any plant or animal species and is a psychedelic chemical that is used in shamanic healing practices of South America. DMT is also listed as a Schedule 1 substance. According to the US government, not only are nature and shamanism illegal, but so are YOU, of possession AND manufacturing of an “illegal narcotic.”
February 26, 2011
Cultivating A Cure is a documentary in production and currently fundraising for completion. It is about the wealth of medicinal plants in the Amazonian rainforest and their impending threat of eradication. It includes interviews with native healers and research scientists such as Dennis McKenna.
Please the watch the trailer for what looks like a beautiful and immensely important project: CultivatingACure.com