Jan Kounen


 

Jan Kounen‘s Ayahuasca documentary Other Worlds is an epic document. It features Shipibo Shaman Guillermo ArĂ©valo Valera aka Kestenbesta, a Shipibo curandero descended from a long generation of healers of the Shipibo Conibo indigenous Amazonian people.

 

In the realm of shamanic documentaries, there isn’t one that is better for several reasons. Jan Kounen is an amazing director who has a real understanding of the terrain and subsequently an ability to articulate the experience far beyond anything else. He’s achieved an elevated status among those on the enthogenic path and an important voice for those on their way there. He’s sort of French Ayahuasca royalty…