EPISODE #16 – Bruce Parry
Bruce Parry is an English documentary filmmaker, indigenous rights advocate, author and explorer. He is most well known for his BBC documentary series: Tribe, Amazon and Arctic, where he lived with different remote Indigenous communities around the world.
Bruce’s latest film is a documentary called “TAWAI – A Voice from the Forest”, which focusses on the Penan of Borneo, one of the last remaining nomadic Indigenous people on the planet, who live an egalitarian life, where everyone is treated as equal, without hierarchy and without personal possessions.
In this fascinating conversation, Bruce reveals the most important lessons he has learnt living with Indigenous tribes around the world, their deep connection with each other and the world around them, and his specific interest with the Penan, which has led him to question the ways that humans relate to the natural world, and how this influences the way in which we create and live in our own societies.
We also discuss plant medicines, psychedelics, consciousness and meditative states, exploring different ways in which the insights and lessons learnt through these experiences can be integrated into our daily lives.
This discussion was recorded on Monday 22nd February, 2021
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