Journey into the Heart of Shamanism with Filmmaker Jan Kounen at PAUA Paris 2023
From Jan Kounen's Shamanic Insights to Dr. Richard Grossman's 'Medicine of Your Life' in today's PAUA Community Call
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Join us live today for a special PAUA Community Call titled "The Medicine of Your Life" with Dr.who brings a very grounded perspective to shamanism.
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🎥 SHAMANIC CULTURES | JAN KOUNEN | PAUA Paris 2023
In this captivating session from PAUA Paris 2023, Dutch-born French filmmaker Jan Kounen takes us on an enthralling journey through his experiences with shamanic cultures. Known for his profound explorations in Mexico and his celebrated documentary "Other Worlds," Kounen delves into the depths of shamanic wisdom and its transformative impact on his life and work. His talk is a bridge between ancient shamanic practices and contemporary understanding. Join us as Kounen shares his unique insights, bringing the mystical world of shamanism into a new light for the PAUA Community.
Some key takeaways from Jan’s PAUA Talk:
Transformation through Shamanic Experience: Kounen emphasizes the profound impact that shamanic cultures, particularly his experiences with Ayahuasca and the Shipibo tribe in Peru, have had on his life and creative journey. He shares how these experiences transformed his perspective, indicating a deep personal and professional shift that aligns with the values of the PAUA Community.
Blending Art and Indigenous Wisdom: Kounen's work, including his films and VR experiences, represents a unique fusion of cinematic artistry and shamanic wisdom. He uses these mediums to communicate the depth and complexity of shamanic experiences, making them more accessible to a wider audience. This approach highlights the potential for innovative, cross-cultural expressions of traditional knowledge.
The Role of Technology in Sharing Shamanic Visions: Kounen discusses how virtual reality (VR) technology can simulate aspects of shamanic experiences, like Ayahuasca ceremonies. He sees VR as a tool to share the 'unshareable' and to bring the immersive, transformative aspects of these experiences to those who may not have direct access to them. This perspective opens a dialogue on how modern technology can respectfully and effectively bridge gaps between different cultural practices.
EXPLORER & FILMMAKER
Dutch-born French filmmaker Jan Kounen, is a traveler and explorer who for many years had profound experiences while immersing himself in the wisdom of shamanic cultures all throughout Mexico. This research is showcased in his documentary “Other Worlds” (2005), which he will expand on at Paua Paris 2023. Kounen is also known for his feature film “Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky” presented at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival, amongst others.
TOPIC // SHAMANIC CULTURES
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