Perhaps the best way to begin is to take one step and test the waters.
The majority of the works that I’ve come across have been just that, books or films that I never quite intended to have such profound effects on me. That’s how I found Humano or shall I say, how it found me. Humano is a documentary about a young man’s journey to the Andes Mountains in search of the meaning. It was released in 2013. I saw the trailer this year (January, 2016) and immediately fell in love with the idea of a journey of self-discovery.
Needless to say, I decided to support Alan Stivelman (the director) and bought a copy of the film on iTunes. Without revealing too much, the film follows two protagonists: Alan who is taking the journey and Placido (the Shaman) who is guiding him. To the unawakened mind, the film could be a lot to take in all at once. Doubts will creep in upon seeing the use of hallucinogens, “dirt” eating, and endurence testing. You’ll ask yourself if these two belong in an asylum. To the awakened mind, it’s still a lot to take in but you will understand and no explanation will be necessary.
I guess what I’m saying is I’m grateful to have come across this film and I’m here to share the experience with you. I hope it has as profound an impact on you as it did on me.