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The Sacred Science is a powerful documentation about plant healing.

In the 75 minute film the story unfolds around eight people suffering various diseases – including diabetes, alcoholism/depression, Parkinson, cancer, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome – on their voyage into the Peruvian Amazon region where they are seeking cure from the medicine men of indigenous tribes. All of the participants have a history of dealing with conventional Western world medicine, and see the plant medicine as a last resort.

Five of them return with surprising results. Two of them leave with new insights. One of them does not come back at all.

They say:
“This is a world-class documentary with a powerful, revolutionary message. This film transcends western medicine and highlights a whole new realm of healing and discovery.”
– MIKE ADAMS, The Health Ranger – Natural News

We say:
Certainly one of the better documentaries out there dealing with alternative medicine and natural healing. Well-filmed with only a few weak spots in the narrative that I would have loved to see explored a little more. The overall message is strong and finds our full support. If you or a loved one are struggling with ailments you haven’t found answers for then this movie might point in the right direction for you. ENJOY.

Produced in 2011, the piece is now online for public screening until tomorrow, October 17th. You can witness the full-length movie in exchange for submitting your email address. In case you miss it you can order the movie here.

Check the trailer below for a first impression.

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Of all contemporary art none has managed to touch me as much as the one of Cameron Gray has.

I came across his digital artworks browsing the web during an Ayahuasca experience in Brazil, and it touched my soul. It felt as if somebody had portrayed my insides, something I had never felt before with contemporary visual art. Looking at Cameron’s works puts my mind to rest.

Still from Brazil I shot Cameron an email saying that I’d be honored to interview him for WITNESS THIS.
I’m proud and grateful to be able to announce here today that he liked my proposal.

In his works Cameron shows us the world behind the material world. The conquest of the subconscious, cosmic geometry, the relationship of mankind and nature, solitude and friendship, and above all – universal peace and love are the recurring elements in his art. Cameron manages to lay these out on a scale of visionary detail and precision that leaves you speechless. (For the best experience I recommend clicking on the images to witness the highest resolution.)

In some of his pieces he can get quite dark but even then he always remains reassuring. There is always an element of oneness, and connection. The duality of the Yin-Yang is everywhere.
No death without life.
No doubt without truth.
No knowledge without the unknown.
No completeness without infinity.
No loneliness without company.

Read what the man himself had to say, and enjoy his mind-blowing works below.

And should you ever feel afraid again, or alone, just remind yourself:
eventually, when everything else is stripped away, there’s nothing left in this universe but love, and a hummingbird.

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“Think back through all your most powerful moments and memories in life and rarely you’ll find the memory is in an object, it’s in the experience you had and the beings you shared it with.”

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WT: Cameron, your art is visionary. A rare gift. What’s the source of inspiration for it?

CG: I’m inspired by many things, mostly my experiences in life, I don’t draw from one single source of inspiration but a combination of many experiences and sensory stimulations. I’m fascinated with the connection between all things and integrating these concepts into my work. I enjoy exploring emotional atmospheres, I find the work I do is quite emotionally driven and it serves as a kind of compass when creating. Rather than aiming to create a piece of work that “looks” a certain way, I’m guided by creating art that “feels” a certain way.
I also explore a lot of music and collaborate with various kinds of musicians in a range of genres from alternative rock, electronic, shoegaze, post rock, heavy metal and djent bands. I find a lot of inspiration in the music I listen to, I’m constantly on the lookout for music that makes the hairs on your arms stand up and you get that rush of endorphins flowing through your body. I’ve dissected every Mastodon and Karnivool song over the years. I get obsessed with particular parts of a song and will listen to it over and over, pulling each section apart and feeding from it. I often weave lyrics into hidden details of my work that I have a connection with.

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WT: Are you spiritual? If yes, what do you believe in?

CG: I’m a spiritual person by nature, but I feel the term gets mis-represented a lot. I’m not religious but I understand why people are. I often find people get being spiritual confused with being religious. I’m spiritual in the sense that I’m guided by the ultimate source of being and life. Globally we focus too much on obtaining material possessions instead of obtaining and sharing experiences and this creates a lot of tension and dissatisfaction in the world. Think back through all your most powerful moments and memories in life and rarely you’ll find the memory is in an object, it’s in the experience you had and the beings you shared it with. That is what I believe in, obtaining meaningful experiences that allow me to grow and be grateful for my existence.

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WT: I understand your art is digital. Can you let me in on the techniques you use?

CG: Yeah sure, my techniques have changed quite a bit in the past 13 or so years, I still incorporate a lot of the basics of what attracted me to creating art digitally, but I’m always learning and looking for new ways to realise my vision. I don’t use any one particular tool to create my work but Photoshop is at the core of where I compose my art. So imagine Photoshop as the trunk of the tree and then branching out from there are all the other tools, techniques & software that I incorporate into my workflow. I’ve been lucky to become friends with owners of cutting edge software companies and they will often consult with me about how a certain workflow would could be better utilised.

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WT: How does it come together and how long do you work on a piece?

CG: Well, this has changed quite a lot as well. When I first started creating, an average piece took me maybe 8 hours to complete, nowadays it takes on average around 6-8 weeks to complete with a lot of planning before I even begin the piece. I don’t feel any pressure to release work before it’s ready so I can comfortably spend 2 months working on a piece before anyone sees it. I’m a big fan of Android Jones and am constantly in awe of his ability to create his art in front of an audience. He gets a lot of recognition for his artwork but I feel he doesn’t get the praise he deserves for his ability to create live art.

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WT: If you could give ONE advice to young artists – what would it be?

CG: Really you just need to do what you love. No matter what it is. As long as you’re creating the work that YOU want to create then you’ll know you’re on the right path. I work less and less on commissions nowadays because I’ve found that my most successful work has all been something I created for myself first instead of a client. I work best when I have a lot of freedom to follow my own vision and those pieces have had the most impact and best reception. With commissions everyone has their idea of what they want and then pile that onto the guy who has to actually make it, it can get messy and over analysed and the integrity of the rawness and spirit of creation gets lost. There are clients I continue to work with because I have a strong relationship with them and they understand how I work, but I have no problem saying no to a clients proposal if I don’t 100% connect with what they do. As a young artist you will eventually develop that confidence in yourself. Saying no to things and people you don’t feel a connection with is a very freeing feeling.

WT: I connect on so many levels with what you are doing… it’s f*k*n incredible. Forever grateful for your art. Thanks.

CG: Thanks heaps for the kind words, mate.

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Buy Cameron’s art here or visit his website Parable Visions.

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By Kari Hendrick

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If you’re sitting here reading this article, congratulations. You made it. It’s December 21, 2012, and you survived the end of the world. You can now eat your canned food from your survival kit, remove your nuclear waste mask, wave goodbye to your fellow alien friends and take a big deep breath.

Or can you?

I write this article not with the intention of siding with conspirators, or to sound like another aloof Hari Krishna girl, but to educate you and share my – very real – experiences that just now, have started to make sense. Good God, where do I even start?

In July 2012 I ventured into the depths of Iquitos, Peru. Into the Amazon to work with Dona Otilia, a Shaman of Ayahuasca. What I knew of ayahuasca was little. What I knew of MYSELF, I now realized, was also very little, and I was about to form a very intense relationship with the two.

I stepped into the thick of the jungle, into a world that was unknown. Dark, magical, and alive. The buzz of the insects, the cries of the howler monkeys and what was more, the breath of the plants. I had been told about the plant doctors, and the healing medicines of these sacred greens. But I had never had an experience to base this one off of. I was scared shitless. I was scared of listening to something I wasn’t sure I believed in yet. I was scared of sitting alone with my thoughts and feelings, and writing about them for two weeks straight. I was scared that I was too skeptical, and that it wouldn’t work for me. I was just….scared. As a million questions scurried around my mind, and my heart beat into my temple, I took a big, deep, breath, nodded my head, and said to myself “let’s do this.”

Let me first give you some background. Ayahuasca is a blessed brew of two very proactive plants, the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, and dimethyltriptamine, or DMT, used for healing purposes by the native people of the Peruvian Amazon. Ayahuasca is said to be a “window to the soul” and deliver a communication to the human brain directly from the plant spirits. This communication allows you to discover YOU, it allows you to communicate into another world, with the assistance of guides or healers, to introduce you to an enlightened state of being. Yeah yeah yeah…I’ve heard it before too. Burning Man, Shavasana, Meditation.

Fastforward to my second ceremony.

As we sit in a circle, legs crossed ‘indian-style’ under complete darkness of the star filled Peruvian sky, I wait in silence for Dona Otilia to call my name. “Senorita.” Shaking, I manage to find myself kneeling before her, sage prayer brushed across my forehead, and the warm, ceramic cup against my lips. I ask, this time, plain and simple, for a rebirth. My journey, from here on, I have shared only with my closest friends, and still, pieces that I have not shared with anyone, nor, have I been able to write about.

What I do want to share relates back to December 21, 2012. It is the clear message that I received from the plant medicine that night, during my second ceremony on Ayahuasca. Louder than any meditation I have done, clearer than any message I feel I have ever received. And true. It only makes sense – To connect with the literal roots of our being. At this point, when the world DOES need change, to listen to those who have been here the longest, who have seen and felt the change, and the abuse of our earth. If they could speak to us, what would they say? The message is really much clearer than we think. And much more important. In the words of author Terence Makenna, I guess 2013 is the year of “The Plan Where the Plant Saves the Planet.” Think about it. I could write forever, but do your own research.

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One of the most important things to note about ayahuasca. It is made in a ceremonial way, stirred, and blessed by the Shaman’s during the entire day-two that it cooks in the place of it’s origin. This ayahuasca brew was seen from my tomba the day before my second ceremony.

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My mesa. My prayers, piece of home, and intentions for the future. This comes to ceremony with me each time.

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Dona Otilia, Shaman of Ayahuasca

Explore your own Shamanic Journey: http://songoftheamazon.wordpress.com/.