About

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Rak Razam is the world’s leading ‘experiential’ journalist, writing about and helping shape the emergence of a new cultural paradigm in the 21st century. A writer, film producer and culture maker, he bridges the worlds of shamanism, consciousness and popular culture.

He is currently developing an episodic TV show called Shamans of the Global Village which he is the host, writer and producer, with director Niles Heckman. (http://www.shamansoftheglobalvillage.com)

A prolific media maker and networker, he hosts a popular podcast show In a Perfect World (http://in-a-perfect-world.podomatic.com) .

Author of the critically acclaimed book Aya Awakenings: A Shamanic Odyssey and the companion volume of interviews, The Ayahuasca Sessions, he is a frequent lecturer on ayahuasca and the shamanic revival sweeping the West. He wrote, produced and co-directed the groundbreaking visionary documentary Aya: Awakenings (http://www.aya-awakenings.com) and he leads ayahuasca retreats in Peru:  http://www.aya-awakenings.com/retreats

He has been hosting dynamic speaking engagements, panel facilitation and lectures across Australia and North America at conferences, transformational festivals and other events for the past five years, weaving together the New Age, counter-culture and progressive thought. He has been called one of the “leading spokespersons for the new paradigm”.

 

Press:

LA WEEKLY (Feb 12): The new film Aya: Awakenings goes inside the world of ayahuasca, exploring the shamanic resurgence and ayahuasca movement in Peru and around the world. http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2014/02/11/new-film-captures-the-experience-of-taking-ayahuasca?showFullText=true

 

EXPANDING MIND Probing in-depth interview with Erik Davis (TechGnosis) on NPR

(National Progressive Radio): http://expandingmind.podbean.com/2014/01/05/expanding-mind-010514/

 

THE SANTA CRUZ GOOD TIMES newspaper writes (Feb 6): http://www.gtweekly.com/index.php/santa-cruz-news/good-times-cover-stories/5404-tales-of-the-vine.html “Razam’s uncanny experiences in the Amazon are chronicled in his stunning documentary movie Aya: Awakenings, a companion piece to the book of the same name.”