Narrated By Edward James Olmos
Myanmar (Burma): Triumph of the Spirit
Faith and quiet devotion is a way of life in this reclusive nation, once known as Burma, shackled by military dictatorship and repression. More than 85% of the population practice Buddhism. On the path to enlightment, they make daily visits to such historic religious sites as the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
Taj Mahal: Heaven on Earth
In India, the search for life's meaning takes many paths. The symbol of this intensely spiritual country is the Taj Mahal, considered by many to the "the most beautiful building in the world." This exquisitely photographed program also explores the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Interview with series composer Chris Spheeris who talks about opening his ears and heart to the indigenous music on this series evocative soundtrack.
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.