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Richard Meech, Director, “Vine of the Soul”

When I set out to make “Vine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca”, I had two intentions.

First, to awaken viewers to the possibility of a direct experience of the ‘divine’ through the ceremonial use of ayahuasca, a sacred plant medicine used in traditional Amazonian shamanism.

And second, I wanted people to understand how the insights, grace and joy that arise from such encounters can be integrated into daily life.

At its heart, the film itself is a shamanic act of transmission that can have a profound, sometimes life-altering effect on those who see it.

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