'Aya: Awakenings' documentary screening
Puking, fainting, sweating and loose bowels - no, I'm not talking about the Monday after Rainbow Serpent, I'm talking about Ayahuasca and what you've got to look forward to after ingesting this mysterious shaman brew. That, and the opportunity to gain an understanding of the very depths of your psychological and spiritual existence.
Aya: Awakenings is a documentary focusing on the South American hallucinogenic, exploring the fascination of the spiritually barren West with the ancient drug rites of South America. It also promises to “reproduce the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail” using magic songs and “cutting edge” special effects. Directed by tripper Tim Parish and adapted from the cult book Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey by Rak Razam, I have a hunch this sideways superhighway might come with a hefty serve of corn but who doesn't love a little bit of that every now and then? Arrive on time for the introduction by writer and co-director Rak Razam and guests.