“Mother Nature is the ultimate teacher,” said Moving Art director Louie Schwartzberg. “Filming nature has always been the thing that makes me connect with the divine, makes me feel connected to the Oneness.”
Louie spoke about his career and his connection to nature in a podcast interview with Dr. Lauren Macdonald on The Holistic Healing Project. “You see these repeated patterns over and over in nature,” continued Louie.
“Whether it’s the grain or a piece of rock, or the nebula in deep space or the mycelial network, or the neurons in your brain—they all look the same. Connecting with that universal truth is what I love to do. I’m making the invisible visible.”
Mushrooms are food for the body and medicine for the soul. When was the moment you realized we are all connected?
We asked our readers that simple question and received over 50 responses—ranging from heartfelt memories to psychonaut adventures to quiet revelations.
“When I was about 4-5 years old,” wrote celine196, remembering how a family member gave her the gift of a lifelong connection to nature. “Looking for black trumpets early morning on the woods, with my dad. And with my grandfather explaining the different types, what to look for, etc…while stringing the trumpets to dry them.”
Here’s another Alan Watts video to get you started…
“I’ve known for a very long time. Lucky that dad took us into the woods early and educated us,” wrote reader christylovesmv, who discovered we are all connected by reading Paul Stamets’ great book, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World.
“Mine started when I was about 4 yrs old,” added gitana_ivey. “My parents and I were on a small hike and I saw one puff out smoke, I thought it was the most amazing magical thing ever and have been in love with mushrooms ever since.”
Finally, Louie’s Fantastic Fungi film has helped others discover nature’s revelation.
“Before watching this, I was all about mindset, motivation, and mastery. Now I’m all about mindset, motivation, mastery and MUSHROOMS,” wrote reader yepicurus who found the revelation while watching a Fantastic Fungi montage. “Thanks for giving the world this beautiful resource.”
Want to watch more? Try Fantastic Fungi. You can watch the whole movie at this link!