Adventurous Filmmaker Dakota Win is on a path of discovering the Hidden World of Unique Traditions all around the world.

Different communities have different traditions, taboos, and religious beliefs. Also, the image differs from country to country. Often countries that are highlighted as having lower experience turn out to have a rich culture waiting to be introduced. Although these customs are starting to fade in some communities, in others, they still uphold them. Dakota Wint is a globetrotter who has experienced different cultural traditions and shares his experience on his social media platforms.

His first adventure landed him in India, where he spent a year studying the different yoga sects. However, during his stay, Dakota discovered something interesting. He came across a group of human-eating-cannibals in the holy city of Varanasi, called ‘the Aghori.’ Having interviewed this community, Dakota explains how the Aghori carry out post-mortem rituals and use dead bodies in their spiritual practices to obtain earthly powers and spiritual enlightenment.

“Living in the remote jungles in a few different areas like Iquitos or Pucallpa, the Shipibo have extensive knowledge of the medicinal plant species in their area,” explains Dakota. “The Shipibo are also the heirs to a mystical world of plant magic, often referring to their jungle as a Farmacia or pharmacy,” he says. “Additionally, the Shipibo have a ceremonial ritual with their medicine referred to as oni. To the world, it is best known as ayahuasca,” notes Dakota. Ayahuasca in the Quechua language means “the vine of souls” or “vine of death.” From different interviews with the Shipibo people, Dakota learned that ayahuasca has the potential to be used for all sorts of benefits, from overcoming depression and trauma to addiction. It is illegal in many countries and comes under the similar category of LSD and drugs known to give you a hallucination after effect. 

For the future, Dakota says, “I am working on my first novel right now – a sort of badly influenced Kerouac and Ginsberg styled story about a runaway traveling south to Mexico, where he ends up Peyote-drunk and in love. Outside that it is my dream to continue traveling the deepest corners of the world, spending time with unusual and interesting people, making documentaries, writing poetry, and living a life worth talking about around campfires.”

There are so many incredible awakening experiences Dakota has gained from his travels, both as a spiritualist’s as well as a globe-trotter’s point of view. He’s also delighted to be able to share the experiences of these native groups with the broader audience. In case you wish to know more about these stories, follow Dakota Wint on:






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