Filmmakers Jim Sunday and Andre Clement wandered into Mayantuyacu some years ago wanting to make a short film on Amazonian shamanism. They found themselves swept up into a story of pilgrimage and apprenticeship instead. At long last, their first chapter of cinematographic poetry, Tonkiri, has been released!
A long time practitioner of Zen Buddhism, and an inveterate traveler, whose work explores the crossing of frontiers into other cultures, time depths, and states of consciousness. He is the author of two books on shamanism, "The Jaguar that Roams the Mind” and “The Shamanic Odyssey: Homer, Tolkien, and the Visionary Experience.” Robert lives in San Francisco, and co-leads occasional journeys into the Amazon rainforest and to the Andean archeological site of Chavin de Huantar to encounter the healing traditions there. Visit his blog at http://www.roamingthemind.com