• DIRECTOR'S CUT DELUXE PACKAGE

      This special edition has it all and includes three full movies including the special "Director's Cut" of Q'ero Mystics of Peru, Ayahausca Nature's Greatest Gift and Q'eros: in Search of the Last Inca, a One-Hundred page Hi-Resolution digital e-Photo Book featuring gorgeous photography of Q'eros and the Q'ero Mystics, two CD's with almost two hours of music featuring Andean folk songs and Medicine songs by Shimshai, Over five hours of special bonus footage including complete interviews with Dennis McKenna PhD, Stephan Beyer PhD, Author of Masters of the Living Energy Joan Parisi Wilcox, Elizabeth Jenkins author of The Return of the Inka, and Dr. J.E. Williams author of Light of the Andes, a set of twelve gorgeous screensavers of Peruvian Shaman and their environment, field recordings of ayahuasquero Ronald Rivera and Q'ero Pinkillu flute songs by Pampamisayuq Don Augustin, two trailers of the films and three bonus mp3's from Shimshai

    • THE GIFT OF AYNI

      Ayni is a key principal of the Andean spiritual tradition. It is the art of practicing sacred reciprocity. At its core Ayni is the act of giving or paying it forward. Understanding that many of us seek to learn the knowledge and wisdom of the ancients in order to better ourselves and the planet, and also knowing that many are also experiencing financial challenges the following two special one-hour versions of the films Q'ero Mystics of Peru and Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift have been developed. Both films are available on a "pay what you want" basis. The suggested support for both films is $10, but both films can be streamed for as low as 99 cents. If your personal situation is such that you cannot afford anything, please contact me the filmmaker directly and request a 100% free version.

    • THE PATH OF THE SUN

      This film package includes three films including Q'ero Mystics of Peru, Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift and Q'eros: In Search of the Last Inca.

    • AYAHUASCA NATURE'S GREATEST GIFT

      Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift is a feature length film with a runtime of 1 hour 5 minutes. The film is a comprehensive look at the socio-cultural realities surrounding the burgeoning popularity of the Amazonian sacred, medicinal and hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca. The film has 30 subtopics that answer questions about the tea including its history, usage, rituals, physical and supernatural experience, shaman, songs, special diet and preparation and thoroughly delves into it's potential therapeutic value.

    • Q'ERO MYSTICS OF PERU

      Q'ero Mystics of Peru with a run time of 1 hour 6 minutes is a documentary film that focuses on the mystical practices of the Q'ero Indians of the Peruvian high Andes, and how their relationship to energy, consciousness and the supernatural create a system of universal reciprocity, balance and harmony. Seekers of ancient wisdom often refer to the Q’ero as the direct bloodline descendants of the Inca. Q’ero Mystics of Peru uncovers the myth surrounding this belief as well as the real metaphor underlying what it means to possess the “the seed of an Inca.”

    • LIGHT OF THE ANDES PACKAGE

      What You Get:
      Q'ero Mystics of Peru +
      Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift +
      Light of the Andes (an e-book about shamanic wisdom from Peru by Dr. J. E. Williams) is a non-fiction adventure in the Andes about an encounter with the Apus, the unbelievably powerful spiritual entities that reside in the highest mountains. On a remote glacier close to 20,000 feet, the author discovers a secret code intrinsic to understanding our connection with Nature and the Universe. Ayni is the Quechua word for this code that assures equilibrium between natural systems and humans. +
      Special Bonus Footage - Extended Interviews with Dr. J. E Williams +
      3 Bonus MP3's from Shimshai

    • THE PATH OF THE SUN "DELUXE"

      This film package includes three films including Q'ero Mystics of Peru, Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift and Q'eros: In Search of the Last Inca. Two hours of Special Bonus Footage and
      3 Bonus MP3's from Shimshai

    • PHOTO BOOK & MOVIES

      What You Get:
      In this DELUXE edition you will receive a One-Hundred Page Large Format Digital ePub Interactive Photo Book in addition to the three films including Q'ero Mystics of Peru, Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift and Q'eros: In Search of the Last Inca. Two hours of Special Bonus Footage and 3 Bonus MP3's from Shimshai

    • AYNIGLOBAL CHARITY PROGRAM


      What You Receive for Your Contribution:
      Q'ero Mystics of Peru +
      Ayahausca Nature's Greatest Gift +
      1 Hour Special Bonus Interviews with Dr. J. E. Williams

      Ayniglobal, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation has as its mission to protect and preserve traditional indigenous cultures and ancestral lands including people, animals, plants and water systems. Helping people and protecting culture requires service; preserving lands requires engagement in tribal, local, and national politics. We serve one person, one family, one tribe, and one community at a time. We engage by forming alliances and networks of leaders and professionals who understand the intrinsic value of safeguarding indigenous people and their lands. And, we advocate relentlessly for fair, meaningful, and sustainable policies that protect and preserve land and people.

    • THE PATH OF THE SUN COSMOVISION

      This package includes all movies, music, interview footage, and e-books:
      The Complete Library of 18 Interviews +
      100 Page Large Format Digital ePub Interactive Photo Book +
      Q'ero Mystics of Peru +
      Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift +
      Q'ero In Search of the Last Incas (Movie by Mo Fini) +
      Andean Folk Songs Digital CD from Tumi Music +
      La Ventana Digital CD by Shimshai +
      Light of the Andes eBook +
      12 Screensavers +
      Medicine Songs by Ayahuasquero Ronald Rivera +
      Q'ero Pinkillu Flute Songs by Pampamisayuq Don Augustin +
      2 Trailers for THE PATH OF THE SUN +
      3 Bonus MP3's from Shimshai

    The Path of The Sun Catalog

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    • DIRECTOR'S CUT DELUXE PACKAGE

      DIRECTOR'S CUT DELUXE PACKAGE

      This special edition has it all and includes three full movies including the special "Director's Cut" of Q'ero Mystics of Peru, Ayahausca Nature's Greatest Gift and Q'eros: in Search of the Last Inca, a One-Hundred page Hi-Resolution digital e-Photo Book featuring gorgeous photography of Q'eros and the Q'ero Mystics, two CD's with almost two hours of music featuring Andean folk songs and Medicine songs by Shimshai, Over five hours of special bonus footage including complete interviews with Dennis McKenna PhD, Stephan Beyer PhD, Author of Masters of the Living Energy Joan Parisi Wilcox, Elizabeth Jenkins author of The Return of the Inka, and Dr. J.E. Williams author of Light of the Andes, a set of twelve gorgeous screensavers of Peruvian Shaman and their environment, field recordings of ayahuasquero Ronald Rivera and Q'ero Pinkillu flute songs by Pampamisayuq Don Augustin, two trailers of the films and three bonus mp3's from Shimshai

    • THE GIFT OF AYNI

      THE GIFT OF AYNI

      Ayni is a key principal of the Andean spiritual tradition. It is the art of practicing sacred reciprocity. At its core Ayni is the act of giving or paying it forward. Understanding that many of us seek to learn the knowledge and wisdom of the ancients in order to better ourselves and the planet, and also knowing that many are also experiencing financial challenges the following two special one-hour versions of the films Q'ero Mystics of Peru and Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift have been developed. Both films are available on a "pay what you want" basis. The suggested support for both films is $10, but both films can be streamed for as low as 99 cents. If your personal situation is such that you cannot afford anything, please contact me the filmmaker directly and request a 100% free version.

    • THE PATH OF THE SUN

      THE PATH OF THE SUN

      This film package includes three films including Q'ero Mystics of Peru, Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift and Q'eros: In Search of the Last Inca.

    • AYAHUASCA NATURE'S GREATEST GIFT

      AYAHUASCA NATURE'S GREATEST GIFT

      Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift is a feature length film with a runtime of 1 hour 5 minutes. The film is a comprehensive look at the socio-cultural realities surrounding the burgeoning popularity of the Amazonian sacred, medicinal and hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca. The film has 30 subtopics that answer questions about the tea including its history, usage, rituals, physical and supernatural experience, shaman, songs, special diet and preparation and thoroughly delves into it's potential therapeutic value.

    • Q'ERO MYSTICS OF PERU

      Q'ERO MYSTICS OF PERU

      Q'ero Mystics of Peru with a run time of 1 hour 6 minutes is a documentary film that focuses on the mystical practices of the Q'ero Indians of the Peruvian high Andes, and how their relationship to energy, consciousness and the supernatural create a system of universal reciprocity, balance and harmony. Seekers of ancient wisdom often refer to the Q’ero as the direct bloodline descendants of the Inca. Q’ero Mystics of Peru uncovers the myth surrounding this belief as well as the real metaphor underlying what it means to possess the “the seed of an Inca.”

    • LIGHT OF THE ANDES PACKAGE

      LIGHT OF THE ANDES PACKAGE

      What You Get:
      Q'ero Mystics of Peru +
      Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift +
      Light of the Andes (an e-book about shamanic wisdom from Peru by Dr. J. E. Williams) is a non-fiction adventure in the Andes about an encounter with the Apus, the unbelievably powerful spiritual entities that reside in the highest mountains. On a remote glacier close to 20,000 feet, the author discovers a secret code intrinsic to understanding our connection with Nature and the Universe. Ayni is the Quechua word for this code that assures equilibrium between natural systems and humans. +
      Special Bonus Footage - Extended Interviews with Dr. J. E Williams +
      3 Bonus MP3's from Shimshai

    • THE PATH OF THE SUN "DELUXE"

      THE PATH OF THE SUN "DELUXE"

      This film package includes three films including Q'ero Mystics of Peru, Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift and Q'eros: In Search of the Last Inca. Two hours of Special Bonus Footage and
      3 Bonus MP3's from Shimshai

    • PHOTO BOOK & MOVIES

      PHOTO BOOK & MOVIES

      What You Get:
      In this DELUXE edition you will receive a One-Hundred Page Large Format Digital ePub Interactive Photo Book in addition to the three films including Q'ero Mystics of Peru, Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift and Q'eros: In Search of the Last Inca. Two hours of Special Bonus Footage and 3 Bonus MP3's from Shimshai

    • AYNIGLOBAL CHARITY PROGRAM

      AYNIGLOBAL CHARITY PROGRAM


      What You Receive for Your Contribution:
      Q'ero Mystics of Peru +
      Ayahausca Nature's Greatest Gift +
      1 Hour Special Bonus Interviews with Dr. J. E. Williams

      Ayniglobal, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation has as its mission to protect and preserve traditional indigenous cultures and ancestral lands including people, animals, plants and water systems. Helping people and protecting culture requires service; preserving lands requires engagement in tribal, local, and national politics. We serve one person, one family, one tribe, and one community at a time. We engage by forming alliances and networks of leaders and professionals who understand the intrinsic value of safeguarding indigenous people and their lands. And, we advocate relentlessly for fair, meaningful, and sustainable policies that protect and preserve land and people.

    • THE PATH OF THE SUN COSMOVISION

      THE PATH OF THE SUN COSMOVISION

      This package includes all movies, music, interview footage, and e-books:
      The Complete Library of 18 Interviews +
      100 Page Large Format Digital ePub Interactive Photo Book +
      Q'ero Mystics of Peru +
      Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift +
      Q'ero In Search of the Last Incas (Movie by Mo Fini) +
      Andean Folk Songs Digital CD from Tumi Music +
      La Ventana Digital CD by Shimshai +
      Light of the Andes eBook +
      12 Screensavers +
      Medicine Songs by Ayahuasquero Ronald Rivera +
      Q'ero Pinkillu Flute Songs by Pampamisayuq Don Augustin +
      2 Trailers for THE PATH OF THE SUN +
      3 Bonus MP3's from Shimshai

    • BONUS FOOTAGE NOW AVAILABLE, DISCOUNTS & GIFTS

      Nov 19, 2014 / Seti

      BONUS FOOTAGE

      I am very happy to announce that the promised bonus footage for the Super Deluxe package is now available for streaming and download.

      The Path of the Sun bonus footage consists of interviews I conducted while filming Ayahausca Nature's Greatest Gift and Q'ero Mystics of Peru. During my time in Peru and filming back in the US during the Psychedemia conference I interviewed a total of 18 people. Interviews lasted 45 minutes to over 4 hours. This resulted in approximately 30 hours of raw footage. That footage was reduced to one hour for each of the two films. While all topics were covered in both films many interview questions had longer and more in depth responses. Therefore, I have been creating a video library of all the interviews. The library in its entirety will consist of approximately 15+ hours of recorded video footage that ultimately will be presented in a question and answer format for those who are interested in pursuing a more in depth understanding of the Q'ero, the Andean Mystical Tradition and ayahuasca shamanism.

      For those of you who have already purchased the Super Deluxe package I have put together two films that include 2.5 hours of bonus footage.  Each of the two files is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. The bonus footage contains full unedited interviews in the question and answer format described above. Instead of short edited snippets that were used in the film, each response can now be heard in its entirety. Answers are in depth and complete.

      This bonus footage is FREE to customers who have already purchased the Super Deluxe package. 

      DISCOUNT COUPONS AND HOLIDAY GIFTS

      If you would like to own the entire 15+ hour complete video library you can purchase one of two packages for the holiday season at 25% off the regular price (they will make an amazing holiday season gift!!!!) They are:

      The Path of the Sun Cosmovision which includes the entire library, a 100 page photo ebook, 12 screen savers and all the other material contained in the Super Deluxe package. Please share the coupon code TPOTSHOLIDAYC25.

      The Path of the Sun Library which includes the entire video library. Please share the coupon code TPOTSHOLIDAYL25.

    • ON CNN & TWITTER TONIGHT

      Oct 26, 2014 / Seti

      SAFE & SUSTAINABLE AYAHUASCA

      Tonight on Lisa Ling's This is Life, a CNN series the medicinal brew Ayahuasca featured in part 2 of The Path of the Sun series is getting a full hour of national broadcasting attention due to it's potential medical benefits that are now getting attention. This follows on the heals of several well publicized news stories about hallucinogens that are making a comeback in psychotherapeutic research for addiction at NYU under Stephan Ross, PhD and for cancer related research at John's Hopkins under Roland Griffiths, PhD.

      In this episode called Jungle Fix (not a great name...) Lisa Ling travels to the Amazon where she learns about ayahuasca and engages in conversations that discuss the jungle medicine, it's risks and benefits.

      The program airs at 10 PM EST on CNN and a simultaneous interactive Twitter conversation will take place withe the hashtags #thisislife, #junglefix and #ayalogs

      Much of the conversation and show will be dedicated to health and safety issues surrounding ayahuasca and ayahuasca tourism and this is where the work I have done on the subject with Ayahausca Nature's Greatest Gift intersects with the show.

      Recently, I have been hired by the Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council to help them with their IndieGoGo campaign video and social marketing. The ESC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assuring the sustainability and safe use of traditional plants, and enriching the communities who work with them. The organization has partnered with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Research) and ICEERS (The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education and Research), and both Dr. Dennis McKenna and Dr. Stephan Beyer who are interviewed in Ayahausca Nature's Greatest Gift and a number of noteworthy researchers are also involved on the board of directors or in other capacities. 

      The ESC is mentioned several times in the CNN related articles for the show.  Joshua Wickerham the co-founder of the ESC, along with Dr. Dennis McKenna and Lisa Ling are participating in a roundtable discussion with academics focused on ethnobotanical research and health and safety related issues. After the roundtable is concluded, they will be the featured Twitter leads prior to and during the show.  ]The ESC is trying to raise awareness for their IndieGoGo campaign in order to: Protect the safety of ayahuasca seekers;Expand dialogue with ayahuasca providers to better serve the growing global demand for safe and sustainable ayahuasca; Ensure continued access to fair and sustainably grown and harvested ayahuasca admixture plants with benefits to the communities who grow them;Revitalize and preserve the traditions of Amazonian communities so they can develop sustainably in both local and global contexts.

      There are 15 ways to contribute to the campaign including the planting of ayahausca and chacruna plants.

      I am writing this update to ask for your participation in the Twitter conversation, help in sharing this message and financial support for the ESC.

      Best,

      Seti Gershberg - Director/Producer

    • BONUS FOOTAGE DELAY

      Oct 09, 2014 / Seti

      Hi all,

      I am busy at work assembling the bonus footage for distribution, but have missed the deadline.  My apologies.  Rest assured that it will be available soon and I promise it will be better than expected.  I appreciate your patience and will continue to provide updates.  I do not have a specific date when it will be ready, but it will be prior to the end of the month.  That's a guarantee.

      Best,

      Seti Gershberg

      Director/Producer

    • Bonus Material Timeline

      Sep 29, 2014 / Seti

      Today was to be the day that I announced that bonus materials would be ready. However, I am delaying the announcement for 1 more week and I thank you for your patience. I have been spending the past weeks since the film's release on September 1, 2014 reviewing the interview footage from the film and creating what I call interview only movies. A question is asked and then it is answered exactly like it is during an interview. The material is excellent and instead of rushing to put something in your hands that is not up to the highest quality simply to meet a deadline is not something that I want to do. So, what I have decided is to delay the release for one week. And, for your patience there is a reward as I will be releasing more material than is listed on the website. To get a taste, you may view the following two clips which I have posted on YouTube as part of a series I am calling Aya(X).  

      Here is the link to two mini clips to get an idea of what is being developed. The interviews you will receive as bonus materials run approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.



      Thank you again for your support and I hope you are enjoying the films and music.  There is a lot more to come and I am thrilled to be working on these releases of the interview footage. I believe that this material will be a unique resource of information and education on shamanism, consciousness and ayahuasca that stands above the rest and I appreciate your partnership in supporting the work.

      As always, if you have any questions please send me an e-mail at sgershberg at gmail dot com

      Best,

      Seti Gershberg

    • Review by Author Matthew J. Pallamary

      Sep 16, 2014 / Seti

      Ayahausca Nature's Greatest Gift has received a review from author Matthew J. Pallamary.  

      He writes: "Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift takes you into the heart of Ayahuasca shamanism and pulls aside the veil to provide valuable insight into the gifts that only a loving mother can give from those who know her intimately. There are lots of mysteries and misconceptions around the use of these sacred plants and their effects and there are many “sharks in the water” waiting to prey on the uninformed and starry-eyed innocents who are seeking a prehistoric spiritual path that precedes the dogma of modern religions as we know them. This informative documentary brings you the truth straight from the mouth of those who know their secrets; both seasoned Amazonian shamans known as ayahuasqueros, and noted authorities Dennis McKenna and Steve Beyer, author of Singing to the Plants. Shimshai’s music and narrations bring a wonderful touch that puts you dead center into the spirit of the plants and reinforces the sense of the sacred that pervades this work of art and love.   

      I have been studying these plants for twenty five years and working extensively with them for the past fifteen years, and I have read most of the literature on them as well as my own writings and lectures, so I can say with authority that Ayahuasca Nature’s Greatest Gift is mandatory viewing for anyone who wants to learn more about Ayahuasca and Amazonian shamanism from sources they can trust."

      Matthew J. Pallamary Author, Editor, Shamanic Explorer

      Matthew J. Pallamary's historical novel of first contact between shamans and Jesuits in 18th century South America, titled, Land Without Evil, has been published in hardcover by Charles Publishing, and has received rave reviews along with a San Diego Book Award for mainstream fiction and was chosen as a Reading Group Choices selection. It has been adapted into a full-length stage and sky show, directed by Agent and the EMMY nominated subject of a PBS series, Arts in Context.

      Information about Matthew and his writings can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Matthew-J.-Pallamary/e/B001K7YB52

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    About

    The Path of the Sun is a way of life based on the concept of ayni (the act of giving through sacred reciprocal energy exchanges) and other core principals of a mystical practice and belief system from the Andes called the Andean Cosmology. The Path of the Sun also embodies the idea that personal healing, growth and knowledge can be gained through the use of sacred plants.

    In 2011 I traveled to Peru to work with and learn from the indigenous mountain mystics from Q’eros and the jungle shaman called Ayahuasquero’s. I lived in Peru for two years documenting the practices of the Q’ero and these jungle medicine men and women.

    The culmination of this three year project and living experience and over nine months of editing are the two documentary films: Q’ero Mystics of Peru and Ayahuasca Nature’s Greatest Gift.

    This website is designed so that everyone can experience both films no matter your income level or financial position. In the spirit of Ayni a sacred form of reciprocity practiced in the Andes I have created a “Pay what you can” model starting at just $0.99 and if that is too much, simply email me at sgershberg at gmail dot com and I will give you access to the movies at no cost.

    That being said to make a series of documentaries is no easy task even in an age where technology is abundant and fairly inexpensive. It is important that there is a bond between filmmakers and fans so that the process of making movies can continue and more films can be produced. On that note my request is simple and that is if you like the films that you see, and are in a financial position to support independent film and filmmakers, please consider a purchase of the Director’s Cut special package which is jam packed with movies, music, bonus footage and more or one of the other packages found on the site. In this manner I can continue to produce new works for you to learn from and enjoy.

    Peace, Munay (love) and Light,
    Seti Gershberg
    Independent Filmmaker