Touching the timeless

United Kingdom, 1992

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Episode number 6 of Series “Millennium: tribal wisdom and the modern world”.
What does it mean to find one’s place in the cosmos? What are the different ways that western societies and tribal cultures seek to elevate their lives from the ordinary world into the extraordinary? In this program, accompany the Huichol people of Mexico on their annual pilgrimage to collect peyote, the food of the gods, and visit the house of a Navajo medicine man who invites the spirits into his world through sand painting, chanting and ‘walking in beauty’. Then follow David Maybury-Lewis into an examination of why modernisation can be viewed as secularisation and what the consequences of this means to western people.

Content notification

Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.

Learn more about our collection and our collection policy here. If you come across harmful content on our website that you would like to report, let us know.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection

Collection

In ACMI's collection

Credits

co-producer

Michael Grant

Richard Meech

production company

Biniman Productions

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1992

Appears in

Millennium: tribal wisdom and the modern world

Group of items

Millennium: tribal wisdom and the modern world

Explore

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/82950--touching-the-timeless/ |title=Touching the timeless |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=17 April 2024 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}