"What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D.T. Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has done for shamanism, namely bring the tradition and its richness to Western awareness."
—Roger Walsh and Charles S. Grob, Higher Wisdom
This documentary tells the story of Michael and Sandra Harner in the history and development of core shamanism, the universal and common practices of shamans worldwide. The film takes us through Michael's early expeditions as a young student of anthropology to the jungles of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon and his life-altering insights into shamanic power. The Harners established the Foundation for Shamanic Studies to preserve, study, and teach shamanism for the benefit of all, leading to a worldwide renaissance of shamanism through the Foundation's premiere international training programs. The film is an informative and inspiring look at the people behind the evolution of a new spiritual healing methodology that honors and builds upon the ancient knowledge of the world's shamans. Through these methods, thousands of students have discovered hidden spiritual resources, transformed their lives, and learned how to help others and our precious Earth.