The existence of the shaman illustrates that insanity and sanity or the irrational and the rational are very closely linked.
Seti Gershberg's insight:
From the author: The shaman is an expert in controlling preternatural experiences. He or she can induce states of altered consciousness in order to be able to communicate with transcendental realities, usually in the form of ecstasy or enthusiasm
The 9th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference is set to take place in July of 2013 in Iquitos Peru. Building on the success of it's previous eight years the conference brings together scholars, authors, artists, filmmakers and shaman for a weeklong event that is focused on learning from each other and the healing properties of ayahuasca and shamanism.
Presenters include: Dona Martha Elena Burgos, Hillary S. Webb PhD, Heinz Valentin Hampejs PhD, Juan Jamoy, Claudia Mueller-Ebeling PhD, Christian Raetch PhD, Itzhak Beery, David J. Brown, Juan Vasquez Amaringo, Seti Gershberg, Anderson Deberenardi Mozombite, Raul Diego Nelson Falch PhD, Alan Shoemaker, C Mikkal Smith PhD, Peter Gorman and more.
The conference takes place from July 21 - July 27, 2013
The Path of the Sun - a documentary film about shamanism, ancient wisdom and sacred plants has been selected to be screened at the 9th International Amazonian Shaman Conference in Iquitos, Peru July 21st -27th 2013. The film attempts to answer the fundamental question "what value does shamanism offer to the global community in the 21st century?" More information about the film can be found at www.thepathothesun.com