Twenty years ago, no one but scholars and committed psychonauts had heard of ayahuasca in the Western World. Today, it is the golden child of psychedelic cinema.
Opening with a sequence that sets its cultural reference points with prior films – including clips from Daniel Pinchbeck’s 2012 documentary and interviews with visionary artist Alex Grey – Daniel LeMunyan’s “Eye of the Needle” establishes itself as a member of the emerging “documentaries mainstreaming indigenous traditions” genre essentially started by Mitch Schultz with his film DMT: The Spirit Molecule. It goes on to spend twelve minutes mating MTV with La Madre Ayahuasca and the DSLR revolution. A filter-heavy [...]
Between the late 50’s and early 70’s LSD was legal for practitioners of psychiatry to experiment with. This medical experiment eventually escaped the lab and resulted in a revolution of consciousness and subsequently, the banning of the substance. Here is the story of LSD and the Acid Nation of the 70’s.
Featuring Visionary Terence McKenna in one of his final interviews. Take a Journey high atop the Andes Mountains, to the heart of the ancient site of Machu Picchu. Along the way members of a small group of explorers ingest a Shamanic Medicine derived from the San Pedro Cactus. The San Pedro Cactus has Hallucinogenic properties and is used for Deep Exploration. See what mysteries will be unlocked in this amazing journey of discovery. In the second half, Visionary Terence McKenna gives one of his final interviews.
Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather Bill Hicks
Today I was browsing Facebook and I came across a video about an academic conference on psychedelics, called Psychedemia. This video gives an hour long overview on the subjects which were discussed during the conference. To sum up in their own words:
Psychedemia is an academic conference hosted at the University of [...]
Song of the New Earth – Preview from Ward Serrill on Vimeo.
Song of the New Earth is a new feature documentary about one man’s quest to integrate modern science and ancient mysticism through sound.
Tom Kenyon was on his way to fame as a country singer in Nashville when he began to experience uninvited paranormal states of consciousness. His quest to understand these experiences sent him on a journey into Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga, mystical Christianity, Shamanism, the Taoism of China, and Egyptian alchemy.
But spirituality did not give him all the answers he needed, and he turned to science. He discovered that neurophysiology had a language that could help explain [...]
Former Marine Ryan LeCompte organizes trips to Peru for war veterans, like himself, who are seeking ayahuasca as a possible treatment for PTSD and other emotional and mental trauma suffered after multiple combat deployments. Which is pretty incredible if you ask us! The PTSD treating aspects of Ayahuasca are slowly becoming more well known. We wish all of these men and women luck on their journeys.
“Ayahuasca is a way to give relief to those who are suffering, Many veterans are not satisfied with the PTSD treatment they receive when they return from combat. It’s just, ‘Here’s a pill, here’s a Band-Aid.’
The ayahuasca medicine is a way to, instead of sweeping your dirt [...]
An investigation into the dramatic and mysterious world of the Huichol of Mexico – where perhaps the most traditional community of North America gave Benedict Allen the rare privilege of ritually taking their peyote, the hallucinogenic cacti, to bring him at last “face-to-face” with the gods.
One of Britain’s leading adventurers, Benedict Allen, is particularly known for his television programmes – occasionally made with the help of a film crew but more typically without. He paved the way for the current generation of TV adventurers.
Uniquely in television, his philosophy is to genuinely immerse himself in extreme or alien environments, going alone and [...]