Posted from: Iquitos Airport
Well, we've finished film two and so we're officially a third of the way through the series. It's been bloody tough but also pretty fantastic. We've seen and filmed some amazing things, made some incredible friends and passed through some of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth.
Posted from: Iquitos
My ayahuasca experience last night was one of the more humbling nights of my life. Remarkably, it seems, my ego decided to take on Mother Ayahuasca in some sort of a battle. Horrified, I watched the whole thing from the sidelines, feeling very annoyed with my ego for putting up such a relentless attack.
Bruce takes ayahuasca under the guidance of Percy Garcia Lozano a shaman trained in its use. This clip contains some scenes of a strong nature.
Ayahuasca is used in medicinal rituals in many cultures of the Amazon Basin. Bruce experienced the ceremony first with the Achuar in Wijint and also here near Iquitos, with the healer Percy Garica Lozano. Find out more about ayahuasca
A sudden downpour as Bruce prepares to take ayahuasca
Ayahuasca is used in medicinal rituals in many cultures of the Amazon Basin. Bruce experienced the ceremony first with the Achuar in Wijint and also here near Iquitos, with the healer Percy Garcia Lozano. Find out more about ayahuasca.
Posted from: Iquitos
Ron told me to meet him at two o clock at Ari's Burger. I was meeting him to find out about ayahuasca in Iquitos and to plan how Bruce could experience it. Ron told me to look for the guy with long hair and a bandana. I arrive at Ari's burger and spy a young man who fits the description and so I approach, shake his hand and sit down. He looks at me uncertainly and so I ask if he is Ron.
Bruce didn’t experience Ayahuasca visions this time. Find out more about the Ayahuasca vine, which has a ritual use for healing and is used by the Achuar to give visions that provide understanding and power over the self and the external world.
Posted from: Wijint
Today we have been invited by Manto to go fishing with him and some other Achuar from the community. Zubin is so looking forward to this. He’s been wanting to catch a fish on the Amazon since we started this adventure and at every opportunity we have either been too busy filming or the boat has been travelling too fast. This scene should be great as we will be experiencing one of the Achuar’s traditional methods of community fishing so Zubin has promised us that he will be supplying the much needed food for us to eat tonight.
Posted from: Palma Pampa
Today we have gained access to film the flip side of the cocaine story in Peru, the fight against the trade in cocaine by the police and army forces, who are in turn supported with US funding.
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Bruce Parry, presenter of the BBC's Tribe, travelled the length of the Amazon to film a major new series for BBC Two, shown in autumn 2008. You can relive his journey online through exclusive blogs, video and much more.