Audio Slide Show: The Power to Heal

Photographer Vance Gellert, who trained as a pharmacologist, explains how he became interested in shamanism and decided to travel to South America, and what he found among traditional healers.


  1. Thanx for great video and lesson. I realize this was geared towards plants; however, a shaman can also bring in the other elemental forces, such as, animals, a person’s totem, and also insects. They will come forth during the healing and indicate to the shaman where the problem is. For example, 2 flying small white insects circling a hole in someone’s heart. This is visualized by the shaman. Just an FYI.

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  4. Beautiful insight….thank you. I have always been interested in how wildlife in general ‘know’ what is beneficial and healthful.
    In the Applalachian tradition there was, or perhaps still is, the tradition of Wildcrafting…the use of indigenous plants for medicinal purpose. Psycho-neuro-immunology i believe occurs when the natural world is in complete harmony with the spirit.

  5. I would like to see a similar video featuring Western European healing traditions.

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