The sacred science: shamanism, plant medicine and spiritual ceremonies

“The Sacred Science” follows eight people from all different walks of life, with varying physical and psychological ailments, as they embark on a one-month healing journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle. Working with traditional Shamanic healers, each participant takes an active role in his or her own recovery process – and using a combination of plant medicine and intense spiritual ceremonies and exercises, the barriers between physical health and mental well-being are blurred and eventually eliminated altogether.

Parkinson’s Disease, Breast Cancer, Diabetes, Depression…Despite remarkable advances in modern medicine, our society still struggles to effectively treat these and other common illnesses.

Witness the story of eight brave souls as they leave the developed world behind in search of deeper answers. Living in seclusion for one month in the heart of the Amazon jungle, these men and women take part in the powerful healing practices of Peru’s indigenous medicine men, working with centuries-old plant remedies and spiritual disciplines. In their most desperate hour, these patients are forced to confront not only their physical ailments, but their own spiritual and psychological barriers in the process. Five will return with real results, two will return disappointed, and one won’t come back at all. (read more here)

I bought the film via youtube since I have a TV that can watch film from youtube. You can also pre-order at Amazon

More on Shamanism here on Beyond Meds:

When it comes to understanding the psyche it’s often helpful to use many different models. These are posts that deal with it from a shamanic interpretation or similar.

From Jung's Red Book

From Jung’s Red Book

●  Multiple Worlds Anusuya StarBear: Madness Radio 

●  What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital 

●  Introduction to the Shamanic Journey  

●  Shaking Medicine with Bradford Keeney

●  Psychiatric drug withdrawal, kundalini and shamanic initiatory illness

●  Crash course in urban shamanism

●  The descent experience: metaphor for serious illness

●  Psychosis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Story as a Vehicle of Healing

●  Spiritual awakening journey

●  Soul in Crisis: why cultural healing must replace the “mental illness” fiction

●  When we feel depressed, anxious, or distressed, are we mentally ill? Or are we spiritually confused?

●  Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

●  Why are the strengths and abilities of those who are sensitive called “mental illness?”

●  Schizophrenic or shamanic experience?

●  We have come to be danced

●  Spiritual aspects of psychosis and recovery

●  We are all shamans in training

●  An Intimate Walk through the Labyrinth of Madness and Mysticism

●  A woman’s journey through madness and mysticism

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