Why watching psychedelic documentaries?
There are several reasons why people watch psychedelic documentaries. Psychedelic documentaries can provide a lot of knowledge about the history, science, and cultural impact of psychedelics. They can help you understand the various types of psychedelic substances, how they work, and the potential benefits and risks of using them. Psychedelic documentaries can also be a source of inspiration for those who are interested in exploring altered states of consciousness or who are curious about the role of psychedelics in art and music. Psychedelic documentaries can offer a unique perspective on the human experience and the nature of reality. They can challenge your assumptions and provide new insights into the interconnectedness of all things.
Psychedelic documentaries to watch
We think it is a good thing that more and more attention is being paid to the medicinal or therapeutic application of hallucinogenic drugs such as psychedelics. The group of psychedelic drugs is widely regarded as a medicine for most mental and psychosomatic disorders and that is why we also want all honest information to be available to everyone. Netflix has been doing a good job of releasing documentaries in this area in recent years.
There are now a lot of documentaries / films on Netflix about psychedelics and how they work. For example, there is now quite a lot of information about the magic mushrooms with psilocybin and the well-known LSD. To a lesser extent, there is also talk of ayahuasca, MDMA and mescaline. We have a documentary in the list for every psychedelic.
8: Magic Medicine
Magic medicine is based on relatively old research and is therefore fairly low on the list. However, we do see this research as the starting shot for more research into psilocybin and depression and that is why this production deserves a mention in this list.
7: The Goop Lab
We are not a fan of Goop Lab in itself, but during episode 1 we see something interesting. During Episode 1 of Season 1 of Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow, we see part of a magic mushroom healing. Although every ceremony looks different and we are not such a fan of the ceremony shown, the episode does indicate the healing powers of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) during a therapeutic setting.
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6: The Sunshine Makers
The Sunshine Makers is about the psychedelic LSD. It is not so much about the healing powers of LSD, but more about the history of LSD and the counter-movement in the 1960s.
5: The Last Shaman
Preventing depression and suicide by doing an ayahuasca ceremony with a lot of preparation in the jungle. Ayahuasca is not legal in the Netherlands, but it can be compared to a high dose of psilocybin (truffles/mushrooms). This film is a great example of how psychedelics can save lives for those in need.
4: Have A Good Trip
Although several psychedelic stories are told by (semi-) celebrities, this documentary is mainly about LSD and psilocybin-containing mushrooms. LSD predominates. It is not so much an educational documentary, although the ending of the film had an educational value. This documentary is mainly intended to be entertaining and this one is.
3: The Mind Explained
Season one Episode 5 explains how psychedelics work. If you have more time, feel free to watch seasons 1 and 2 in their entirety to learn more about your own brain
2: How To Change Your Mind
How To Change Your Mind is based on the book by Michael Pollan. The book describes a number of different psychedelic substances well and is detailed in them. Each episode focuses on a different psychedelic and covers LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and mescaline. Because of its completeness, this documentary is number 2 on this list.
1: Fantastic Fungi
Fantastic Fungi is mainly about the medicinal effect of mushrooms and other fungi. Furthermore, it is also a lot about the psilocybin containing mushrooms of which you can have a psychedelic / mystical experience. We think this documentary best explains the power of the mushrooms and it is also beautifully filmed. Watch the Fantastic Fungi trailer here to get an idea of the different topics.
Do you want to do a psychedelic session?
At Triptherapie we offer short trajectories that are concluded with a psychedelic session. If you are curious about the structure of these processes, you can view the approach via the following link.
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With us, the processes start with the intake form. After completing the intake, a first advice will be sent to you by email containing the recommended trip and dosage. The email also contains an explanation of what the approach will be and how an appointment can be made for the psychedelic session.