The Path of The Sun

  • THE PATH OF THE SUN

    Volumes 1 & 2 of The Path Of The Sun
    -Q'ero Mystics of Peru &
    -Ayahuasca Natures Greatest Gift
    -Special Bonus Footage
    -Three MP3's from Shimshai

  • Q'ERO MYSTICS OF PERU

    Volume 1 of The Path of the Sun
    Q'ero Mystics of Peru
    Run Time: 1 Hour

  • AYAHUASCA NATURE'S GREATEST GIFT

    Volume 2 of The Path of the Sun
    Ayahuasca Nature's Greatest Gift
    Run Time: 1 hr.

  • BONUS SHIMSHAI MP3

    Please enjoy an MP3 of Las Flores by Shimshai. This special version of the song was created by Shimshai exclusively for the The Path Of The Sun. It is based on a special performance he gave in Peru and is a favorite amongst fans.

About the movie

The Path of the Sun is a documentary film about shamanism, ancient wisdom and the powerful healing offered by the medicinal plant AYAHUASCA. The film answers questions about life, our existence and "the value shamanism and ayahuasca can offer the global community in the 21st century?" Indigenous cultures understand their existence from a unique perspective. Their knowledge and belief systems are guided by experience and observation handed down orally over the ages. Many mystical traditions learn from and heal with medicinal plants. Their shaman ingest foul tasting and intensely hallucinogenic concoctions such as ayahuasca, which allow them to travel into the spirit world in order to learn, grow, and heal. The Path of the Sun provides answers to questions about our existence, spirituality, psychology, personal development, our relationship with nature and healing. The film explores in detail the burgeoning ayahuasca tourism boom, the dangers of amazonian ayahuasca travel and the immense healing benefits of ayahuasca such as the potential to cure psychological issues and disorders, as well as offer successful treatment options for PTSD and addictions to alcohol and harmful drugs. The basis for the conclusions offered in the film derive from over eighteen interviews with authors, anthropologists, therapists and practitioners of two mystical and shamanic cultures: the Q'ero of the high Andes of Peru and the curanderos and ayahuasqueros of the Peruvian Amazon.
  • Cast

    • Ethnopharmacologist & PharmacognosistDr. Dennis McKenna, PhD
    • Author of Singing to The PlantsDr. Stephan Beyer, PhD
    • Psychotherapist & Author of Healing from the Gods, Ayahuasca and the Curing of Disease StatesDr. Maggie Quinlan, PhD
    • Ethnomusicologist & Filmmaker of From Grief and Joy We SingDr. Holly Wissler, PhD
    • Author of Light of the Andes & The Andean CodexDr. J.E. Williams, OMD
    • Author of Masters of the Living Energy & Ayahuasca: The Visionary Healing Powers of the Vine of the SoulJoan Parisi Wilcox
    • Author of The Return of the InkaElizabeth Jenkins
    • AnthropologistJuan Nunez Del Prado
    • Anthropologist & Founder of the Museum of Magical and Medicinal PlantsAlejandro Caminos
    • Psychotherapist & Ayahuasca HealerEbert Carillo Chavez
    • Ayahuasquero & CuranderoRonald Rivera Cachique
    • Maestro Ayahuasquero & CuranderoDon Ignacio Duri
    • Maestro Ayahuasquero & CuranderoDon Luis Colquitron
    • Elder Grandfather of the Q’eros Nation & Q'ero PampamisayuqcDon Humberto Soncco
    • Q'ero PampamisayuqDona Bernadina Apassa
    • Q'ero PampamisayuqDon Andres Flores
    • Q'ero PampamisayuqRolando Soncco
    • Q'ero PampamisayuqGuillermo Soncco

    Crew

    • DirectorSeti Gershberg
    • ProducerSeti Gershberg
    • Director of PhotographySeti Gershberg
    • EditorSeti Gershberg
    • Visual EffectsSeti Gershberg
    • PhotographySeti Gershberg
    • MusicShimshai
    • Visionary ArtistPablo Amaringo
    • Visionary ArtistMisha Esterkin
    • Visionary ArtistShawn Hocking
    • Director of Photography Historical FootageMo Fini
    • 1st Camera KickstarterElise Noella May
    • 1st Camera MinnesotaJohn Robinet
    • TranslationLuz maria Zuniga Estrada
    • TranslationCarolyn
    • TranscriptionLuz maria Zuniga Estrada
    • Additional PhotographySwiatoslaw Wojtkowiak
    • Additional PhotographyGeremia Commetti
  • Official Release Date Announced

    Jul 19, 2014 / Seti

    The official release date for THE PATH OF THE SUN is September 1, 2014.

    The film will be available for pre-order, so watch your inbox our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thepathofthesun for an announcement.

    Several packages will be offered for pre-orders that include the full film, parts 1 and 2 individually, and bonus materials including photos and music downloads.

    Kickstarter funders will receive a link so they can stream and download the movie on the release date. 

    Best,

    Seti Gershberg

    Filmmaker

  • Director

    This Is My Story… Unless you know me, you will find I am a unique individual and live life according to a favorite quote from the great American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” This mindset has led me to explore the cutting edge of presenting imagery and ultimately to film The Path Of The Sun. I began working with images in 2003 when I teamed up with DJ’s in the Chicago area who wanted to create moods and environments that combined electronic dance music with abstract video projection during their performances.  Throughout the decade that followed I honed my skills in the art of capturing and editing video through the use of still cameras and digital video equipment. By the time 2011 rolled around I was adept at cinematography, editing and motion graphics.  I decided I wanted to take things to another level. To tell a story. In college I received a degree in Anthropology and for a long time I had wanted to combine my academic interests with my thirst for adventure and my love for film. I had also around that time met a shaman from the Lakota Tribe who had invited me to a number of medicine ceremonies with other native americans like the Navajo and Huichol (Mexico), who also work with the sacred cactus peyote. During one of the ceremonies the medicine talked to me loud and clear and my journey to create The Path Of The Sun was set. The Path Of The Sun was a journey into the mystic beliefs of ancient indigenous thought and the practice of jungle shaman who use medicinal plants for healing.  I had long been interested in the practices of “medicine men” and given my recent reacquaintance with plant medicine I wanted to find out if shamanism had as much value for others as it had for me. I did my research, put my plan into action and headed to Peru for two years. In that time I worked and lived with two shamanic groups and filmed their ways.   In November of 2010 I launched a successful Kickstarter program, and in June of 2013 I returned to the US and began editing.  On January 1, 2014 I moved to Malibu, CA to be closer to the film industry and complete The Path of the Sun.  The last few years has been quite a rewarding adventure that I owe to shamanic thought and what it has taught me. I am excited to now after three years bring you The Path Of The Sun. If you have questions about the film, want advise about ayahausca or working with Q’ero, or even how best to travel to Peru to safely enjoy an ayahuasca experience, you may contact me at sgershberg at gmail dot com Best, Seti Gershberg Filmmaker
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