Great documentaries in January
Vine of the Soul: Encounters with Ayahuasca
Wednesday January 4 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Is ayahuasca a doorway to direct knowledge of the divine or a path that leads to psychological trauma? Can it cure modern addictions to drugs and alcohol or is ayahuasca itself a possible substance of abuse? Some people call it a medicine, others a sacrament; the Amazonian shamans say it is simply a ‘plant teacher’ that tells you what you need to know.
Wednesday, January 11 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
The story of systemic sexual abuse tolerated in the name of religious freedom. It chronicles one woman’s experience of being raised inside this perverted value system, and still somehow finds the courage – and the clarity – to break free.
The Church of Elvis Part One: Let There be Elvis 1935 – 1953
Wednesday, January 18 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Elvis Tribute Artist Ron Moore travels to Tupelo where it all started. From Elvis’s first appeal to the general public at a local singing competition to his first recording at Sun Records.
The Church of Elvis Part Two: Spreading the Gospel 1954 – 1966
Wednesday, January 25 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
With the guidance of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis began to play the southern circuit and eventually signed with RCA. He was denounced in a sermon entitled, “Hotrods, Reefers, and Rock and Roll” and it made him wary of the old guard of his faith. When Elvis’s mother passed away he started exploring other religious beliefs, while still adhering to his Pentecostal roots. While in Hollywood Elvis met Larry Geller who soon became Elvis’s spiritual advisor, helping him explore numerology, cosmology, metaphysics, and Judaism.
The Church of Elvis Part Three: Roots of a New Religion 1967 – Present Day
Wednesday, February 1 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
What makes the Elvis movement so unique is the level of dedication of his fans. Rockin’ Robin is purported to have the largest private Elvis memorabilia collection in the world. Billy Miller believes Elvis is still alive and Patrick Leahey, on the other hand, has spent time debunking these claims. Though Elvis explored the mystical, he returned to his traditional religious roots in his mid thirties. In 1971 Elvis released “He Touched Me” which won him a second and final Grammy. He stayed close to his gospel roots till the day he died.
WHERE TO FIND VISIONTV:
Rogers 60 (GTA)
Rogers 237 (Digital)
Shaw Direct 394/72
or check your local listings
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