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A New Understanding: The science of Psilocybin – “A New Understanding explores the treatment of end-of-life anxiety in terminally ill cancer patients using psilocybin, a psychoactive compound found in some mushrooms, to facilitate deeply spiritual experiences. The documentary explores the confluence of science and spirituality in the first psychedelic research studies since the 1970s with terminally ill patients. “

Neurons to Nirvana – “A feature documentary about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine.  Psychedelics can be potent tools for getting to know who we are, who we can be. and for healing the trauma of a society that is addicted to greed and consumerism. This film dares to break the taboo surrounding psychedelic medicines, by examining and revealing their proven potential to heal and alleviate suffering on a global scale.   Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, the film explores the history of five powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA, Ayahuasca and Cannabis) and their previously established medicinal potential.”

DMT: The Spirit Molecule – “An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.”

Aya Awakenings – “Aya: Awakenings is a documentary journey into the world and visions of Amazonian shamanism, adapted from the cult book ‘Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey’ by Rak Razam. As Razam sets out to document the booming business of Amazonian shamanism in the 21st century, he quickly finds himself caught up in a culture clash between the old world and the new. Braving a gringo trail of the soul, he uncovers a movement of ‘spiritual tourists’ coming from the West for a direct experience of the multi-dimensional reality shamanism connects one to.”

The Sunshine Makers – “The fascinating untold story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s American drug counterculture. United in a utopian mission to save the planet through the consciousness-raising power of LSD, these underground chemists manufactured a massive amount of acid, all while staying one step ahead of the feds.”

Dirty Pictures – “Alexander Sasha Shulgin is the scientist behind hundreds of psychedelic compounds such as Ecstasy. One of the greatest chemists of the 20th century, Sasha’s wide array of discoveries have had a deep impact in psychedelic research, making him a controversial figure among scientists and a hero to users of psychedelics. “Dirty Pictures” follows the lifework of Dr. Shulgin.”

Journeys at the Edge of Consciousness – “Take an animated trip into the depths of the human mind with three brave pioneers of the 1950’s/60’s Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary and Alan Watts. The film presents three psychedelic trips by these three world-famous authors that together changed them, and Western culture, forever. ”

Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration Of Psychedelics – “Comedian Shane Mauss sets out on a mission to prove psychedelics are not as scary as they seem… by doing all of them. While describing the indescribable, he explores the beauty and mystique of psychedelics. He also brings in the added perspectives of some of the top scientists, researchers, and experts in this fascinating field.”

Magic Trip – Ken Kesey, Neal Cassidy and the Grateful Dead star in this rollicking film about the Merry Pranksters, created from never-before-seen footage of their legendary, acid-fueled cross-country road trip in 1965.

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