The Writer's Life: Film & Book Reviews, Observations, and Stories
Random header image... Refresh for more!

The Wind Journeys

The Wind Journeys (Los viajes del viento) is a very beautiful and moving film set in northern Colombia about a troubador, an accordian player, who crosses the country to return his bewitched instrument to his maestro. It depicts a shamanic journey of the type no one in modern society takes any longer, a journey of the soul. We are so far removed from what is important in life that we can’t even conceive of such an endeavor. It is the same type of journey that Gurdjieff made to the West, the kind of trip Carlos Castaneda took in his mind, to fulfil a promise to a master. It means living for the spirit, and through it, for all humanity, touching what is deepest and best about us, the sacred river of life.

This is a must-see film.