Narrated By Edward James Olmos
Maya: Messages in Stone
To understand the Maya, one must understand their universe: the upper world, the middle world, and the underworld. This powerful episode unearths the grand ruins and the spiritual beliefs of the Maya in Central America, and explores the Mayan beliefs in human sacrifice, deities, and forces of nature.
Jerusalem: Mosate of Faith
Three great faiths of the modern world converge in the holy city of Jerusalem. This place of pilgrimage and passion is a spiritual crossroads for the devout, and a wellspring of all that is sacred to Christians, Muslims, and Jews. This moving episode explores each religion's claim on this ancient city of faith.
Varansazi: City of Light
The teeming nation of India is a land of religious diversity and conflict. This fascinating program explores the Hindu odyssey from birth to death to rebirth, and the beliefs, rituals and ceremonies observed in the Hindu's journey toward enlightenment.
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.