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The Plant Teacher

Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else”.

-Leonardo da Vinci

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

-Albert Einstein

For centuries, indigenous shamans of the Amazon have sung to Ayahuasca, a psychoactive plant mixture believed to heal the mind, body and spirit of those who drink it.

Known as a Planta Maestra, or Master Plant, people from all over the world are now feeling called to experience Ayahuasca and its ancient teachings. As this sacred vine permeates an increasing number of cultures and countries, researchers are discovering that Ayahuasca could help solve some of the greatest problems facing humanity.

Exploring the science and the mysticism of Ayahuasca from Western academic and experiential perspectives, The Plant Teacher challenges the limitations and consequences of Western cultural paradigms.  It alternatively considers indigenous teachings that seem to extend beyond our current scientific and spiritual understandings, and asks what we could learn if we open our minds to traditional knowledge and medicinal practices.

The more we expand our consciousness, the more we realize how little we really know about nature, the universe and ourselves. The Plant Teacher challenges us to open our minds, learn how to truly see, and endeavor to understand the universal interconnectedness that binds us all.

Genre: Documentary 

Location: Peru

Running Time: 50:49

Executive Producer: Daniel Cleland Producer, Videographer, Writer, Editor: Andrea Gilbert