Narrated By Edward James Olmos
Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
The image of Bhutan as a mystical Shangri-La still exists. Here, Buddhism is more than a religion, it's a lifestyle. From fluttering prayer flags to prayer wheels, worship to Lord Buddha permeates every aspect of life in an ancient world of magic and mystery that is nearly untouched by the modern age.
Greece: Isle of Revelation
In this land of great beauty, the spirit of the past still rules, and the gods of old are part of the culture and a part of life. Yet, devotion to orthodox Christianity is a constraint in the lives of nearly all Greek people.
What drives humans to their faith and a belief in the divine? Series director Chip Duncan introduces this compelling exploration of faith, religion, natural creation myths and celebrations of life and death.
Academy Award nominee Edward James Olmos narrates this mesmerizing 13 part series that guides viewers on an epic journey to some of the world's most sacred places. Reverent, historically accurate, and beautifully photographed, Mystic Lands chronicles a diverse array of spiritual practices around the world, including the established monotheistic practices of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Viewers will also experience the spirit life of devout ancient cultures.