Ayahuasca Nature’s Greatest Gift with a run time of 1 hour is the second half of the shamanic documentary series THE PATH OF THE SUN and explores the benefits of the medicinal plant ayahuasca. Many topics are discussed by leading experts including ayahuasca’s benefits as a tool for personal growth, exploration of the supernatural and the field of psychotherapy as a powerful medicine for healing (including discussions about the the use of ayahuasca for the treatment of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, phobias, PTSD, drug and alcohol addiction), the burgeoning ayahuasca tourism industry and the dangers of travel to third world countries and the Amazon, the “dieta” or ayahuasca diet, curanderos, ayhuasqueros and shaman, the ayahuasca experience, the ayahuasca ceremony, the ritual and ceremony, how the brew is made, Icaros and more…
Ayahuasca has properties that allow us to examine the world of the subconscious. People come to drink Ayahuasca because they want to be healed of their wounds.
Ayahuasca Nature’s Greatest Gift – a Film by Seti Gershberg
This Is My Story… Unless you know me, you will find I am a unique individual and live life according to a favorite quote from the great American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” This mindset has led me to explore the cutting edge of presenting imagery and ultimately to film The Path Of The Sun. I began working with images in 2003 when I teamed up with DJ’s in the Chicago area who wanted to create moods and environments that combined electronic dance music with abstract video projection during their performances. Throughout the decade that followed I honed my skills in the art of capturing and editing video through the use of still cameras and digital video equipment. By the time 2011 rolled around I was adept at cinematography, editing and motion graphics. I decided I wanted to take things to another level. To tell a story. In college I received a degree in Anthropology and for a long time I had wanted to combine my academic interests with my thirst for adventure and my love for film. I had also around that time met a shaman from the Lakota Tribe who had invited me to a number of medicine ceremonies with other native americans like the Navajo and Huichol (Mexico), who also work with the sacred cactus peyote. During one of the ceremonies the medicine talked to me loud and clear and my journey to create The Path Of The Sun was set. The Path Of The Sun was a journey into the mystic beliefs of ancient indigenous thought and the practice of jungle shaman who use medicinal plants for healing. I had long been interested in the practices of “medicine men” and given my recent reacquaintance with plant medicine I wanted to find out if shamanism had as much value for others as it had for me. I did my research, put my plan into action and headed to Peru for two years. In that time I worked and lived with two shamanic groups and filmed their ways. In November of 2010 I launched a successful Kickstarter program, and in June of 2013 I returned to the US and began editing. On January 1, 2014 I moved to Malibu, CA to be closer to the film industry and complete The Path of the Sun. The last few years has been quite a rewarding adventure that I owe to shamanic thought and what it has taught me. I am excited to now after three years bring you The Path Of The Sun. If you have questions about the film, want advise about ayahausca or working with Q’ero, or even how best to travel to Peru to safely enjoy an ayahuasca experience, you may contact me at sgershberg at gmail dot com Best, Seti Gershberg Filmmaker