[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From the Los Angeles afterpanel of Aya: Awakenings: Writer/producer Rak Razam talks about the mythological and cultural aspects of ayahuasca as it “reaches out to embrace the world.” As the deforestation of the Amazon continues at a shocking pace, ayahuasca is being taken up by Westerners and cultivated around the world. Is ayahuasca becoming a global sacrament? Can Westerners come to grips with terms like ‘sacrament’ and the ‘sacred’, and does the ayahausca experience connect us to something within ourselves, or a deeper connection to the planet?[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][mgl_tubelab_video template=”plain” display=”title,meta” size=”high” video_id=”jvUAh1WB_Xw”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]