Sacred Medicine (04:37)
Fausto Noro will document the history of Ayahuasca and participate in the ceremony. Nova Esperanca village is home to many Yawanawa. Cacique Yawanawa discusses his marriage to Putanny. Noro's parents discuss their marriage and his upbringing.
Yawanawa Spirituality (02:50)
Cacique is the feminine leader for his people. Putanny discusses spiritual rebirth and becoming the first female shaman.
Ayahuasca Preparation (07:41)
The ceremony begins with Feitio de Uni; Peu Yawanawa discusses restrictions and harvest. Approximately 70% of people in the Amazon use Ayahuasca. Experts discuss making the tea and induced visions. Cacique reflects on perceptions about Brazilian Indians.
Forest Ritual (06:23)
A woman recalls the first time she drank Ayahuasca; Noro participates in the ritual. Experts discuss therapeutic effects and whether Ayahuasca is a drug. Noro's parents recall his cocaine use.
Syncretic Religion (05:55)
Noro discusses the theme of consciousness. Santo Daime is the foundation of Brazilian culture. Practitioners discuss the history of the religion and using Ayahuasca.
Feitio De Santo Daime (05:42)
Ayahuasca preparation takes time and has specific guidelines. Practitioners discuss its use as a sacrament, the foundation of the Céu do Mapiá community, and Godfather Sebastião's expansion of the religion. Luis Fernando Tofoli discusses government restriction.
Santo Daime Ritual (06:42)
Church members drink Ayahuasca; religion does not rely on science. Noro reflects on his relationship with his father; the men discuss their past.
Ritual Urban Center (06:04)
Shamanism is a set of religious practices, not a religion, and views mental disorders as a problem of the collective. Practitioners drink Ayahuasca.
Personal Growth (04:38)
Noro talks to his mother about his relationship with his son; he reflects on Ayahuasca expanding his consciousness. Experts discuss society, conflict, and spirituality.
Credits: Ayahuasca: Expansion of Consciousness (07:45)
Credits: Ayahuasca: Expansion of Consciousness
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