Shamans of the Global Village

Rak Razam is the host of the new web documentary series called Shamans of the Global Village that he created with director Niles Heckman, which focuses on indigenous psychoactive medicines and the Western shamanic resurgence. He is a founder of Terra Incognita, a non-profit dedicated to the scientific exploration of consciousness and spirituality … and supporting the sustainability of indigenous shamanic medicines.

Blessed Unrest

Paul Hawken discusses his book, Blessed Unrest; How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. Paul is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and best-selling author of six previous books. He is the architect and leading proponent of reform with respect to ecological practices. Starting at age 20, he has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.

Sacred Link: Joining Fortunes with the Unknown

Kay Cordell Whitaker talks about her book, Sacred Link: Joining Fortunes with the Unknown. She is the author of the now classic The Reluctant Shaman (HarperCollins), a bestseller translated into many languages and still in print. After completing a thirteen-year apprenticeship with the two Peruvian elders, Domano and Chea Hetaka, Kay became a storyteller shaman of the Kala Keh Nah Seh tradition and is now the leading authority in the western world of the Hetekas’ tribal ways. For more than thirty years she has researched and taught these traditions across the U.S. and abroad, and has practiced their ancient healing arts on thousands around the world. In her new book, Kay blends story-telling and has once again brought another world here with vivid and uncanny powers to make the simple sublime, and the sublime completely reachable by us all.