The Man Who Drank the Universe (again)

Thinking about my upcoming pilgrimage to Brazil, I dug out a master copy of The Man Who Drank the Universe and uploaded it to Vimeo, to replace the grainy, crappy google video copy that’s been around for years.

Here’s the new shiny version:


  1. Colin

    November 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I am interested to know if you can achieve lucidity in the dream state on Ayahuasca, do you have independent volition of the dream landscape as is possible with lucid dreaming? I have discussed this with Charlie(Morley) and he feels that it is not beneficial to the practice (of lucid dreaming), but will admit he has no firsthand experience. He was going to ask you about it the last time I spoke to him, did he? I know that Rob (Narin) supports Akong Rinpoche in not allowing the use of drugs in practice what is your experience. I understand that it is difficult to articulate experience most of the time, Wittgenstein said that words were the clothes of thoughts, and if the clothes were ill fitting it was impossible to know the body beneath them, and language is a blunt instrument to experience the mind with.

  2. Ian

    November 29, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Ten days ago I had my fourth Sacred Circle drinking Ayahuasca. Once again it was a profound and life changing experience. Over two nights I was guided and supported by the voice of Mother Ayahuasca in the process of exorcising and eliminating from my whole system the influence of my mother to the point where by the end of the weekend I only wanted to rush to her bedside and hold her in total forgiveness and unconditional love. She is 97, the candle is spluttering and she may not even see tomorrow morning, but thanks to the priceless healing power of Mother Ayahuasca my story with her is complete and I am ready to let her go. Thank you again Alistair for bring Ayahuasca into my life.

  3. Jeff

    December 8, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Amazing. I love the new shiny version! Brazil is def on my list!

  4. Toni-Yvonne

    December 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I am really happy to have stumbled by your blog!
    My partner and I watch ‘escape to the country’ (I am from the UK and partner here in Sydney finds it fascinating), We always comment on what a peaceful man you are. And after looking around your blog, may have found the reasons why!

  5. andrew

    January 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Just love your programs on telly but my thinking is the legal drugs used to treat Parkingson could be very similar would it not be easier to try? and not so far to travel. Best wishes and hope to see you again on telly

  6. Ally

    January 14, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Remarkably interesting Alastair!

  7. hannah

    January 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Fascinating, thank you for sharing such an intimate experience! In my travels i have also experienced such hallucinogens with incredible results of connection and universal love. I get where your coming from! 🙂 Blessings Hannah

  8. elise

    January 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Lovely. I watched the old one numerous times – it’s what finally persuaded me to go to Silvia’s and do it myself. x

  9. Sue

    July 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Hi Alistair, I love your honesty and vulnerability in this film. Personally I would not try Ayahuasca. As difficult as my journey with God is at times, I do believe that the Holy Spirit can meet all my needs through Christ, maybe not in such a dramatic way involving the bodily purging! I was very moved by your experiences and my heart really went out to you when you talked of your deep sadness and tears after your spiritual and psychological journey. Thank you for sharing. You seem to be a lovely man with so much talent and gifting. God bless you. Sue.

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