The Plant Spirit Summit

Ancient Medicine for Modern Times

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Condor Eagle - Alliances to Heal

The Legacy of Yatra Barbosa & Birth of the Condor Eagle Festival

The inspiration to gather ancestral wisdom keepers to share their ceremonies and culture gave rise to the Condor Eagle Festival in Alto Paraíso, Brazil, which attracts healers, musicians, activists, and visionaries from around the world. This documentary explores the origins of the festival and the perspectives of indigenous wisdom keepers on the phenomenon known as the Psychedelic Renaissance.

Directed & Produced By

Amilton Sá

Amilton Sá is a cultural producer, environmentalist, and filmmaker specializing in Ethnographic Cinema who has been exploring traditional and oral cultures since 1999.

His documentary work has led him to explore the traditions of several native peoples in the Amazon, Cerrado, and the Atlantic Forest, African traditions from Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea, along with the Vedic cultures of India and shamanic cultures of Nepal.

An avid researcher of ethnobotanical medicine, he has studied and documented the use of ayahuasca, huachuma, and medicinal mushrooms since 1999.

Join the Live q&a with Pablo & Ambika

Sunday - 10AM US Pacific | 1PM US Eastern

In this live Q&A with 2 members of Tribo Mãe d'Agua, the organizers of the biannual Condor Eagle Festival in Alto Paraíso, Brazil, we will learn about the life and legacy of Yatra Barbosa, including:

  • The founding of the Templo Mãe d'Agua as a unique, cross-cultural spiritual container for sacred medicine ceremonies blending Afro-Brazilian and indigenous cultural elements
  • Her pioneering work in bringing ayahuasca to the West and advocating for the religious protection of Santo Daime in the Netherlands.
  • The role that the Condor Eagle Festival plays in expanding appreciation of ancestral medicine and indigenous culture around the world
  • The healing they've witnessed take place among the thousands of people who have passed through the festival and the temple
  • The promise that the expansion of sacred medicine holds for the positive evolution of humanity.


Ambika Cruz

One of the leaders of the ceremonies in the Mãe D’água Temple and main organizer of the Condor Eagle festival. Ambika is a composer and a vocalist dedicated to helping people connect with the transformative potential of their voices.

Pablo Comesana

Born in Buenos Aires and raised in Brazil, Pablo is a guardian of the Sacred Medicine of the Mãe D’água Temple, a composer, and a guitarist. He is very knowledgeable about the fauna and flora of Chapada dos Veadeiros and other places around the world where he has lived and traveled.


Raghini has walked this path of melodies, communication and healing for over 25 years. Currently, she sings, prays and plays at Templo Mãe D’água. Her participation in the band Mantric Mambo has led Raghini to the perfect meeting between music and spirituality, the teacher and the apprentice. His voice full of emotion, his musical compositions, his poetry and devotion continue to spread throughout the world.

Ninad Yage

Ninad is a composer, music producer, and musician who plays guitar, charango and bass.  Since 2000 he has been part of the Templo Mae D’água band, participating in the formation of this unique style that characterizes Mantric Mambo.  In his studio in Alto Paraiso de Goiás he has produced Mantric Mambo's albums, as well as albums by other artists. Like the emblematic “Transforming Tradição”, by shaman and singer Huni Kuin “Ninawa Pai da Mata”.

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