Psychedelic therapy: a trip that requires an experienced guide

Trainees also learn to facilitate the process of integration in which patients incorporate into their daily lives what they thought and felt during their psychedelic journey. Again, conventional therapists may find themselves in uncharted territory. “In psilocybin trials, people are reported to have had mystical experiences. Usually, talking about it doesn’t necessarily fit into psychotherapy,” … Read more

Mandy Reinvigorates 1970s Legacy In Psychedelic Horror Movie

mandy (2018) is a difficult film to pin down: part revenge flick and part visual art, it’s a film that has continued to defy attempts at categorization. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, it has built a cult following since its release, and started what this author has affectionately called the Cageissance, for the … Read more

Journey into the universe of psychedelic substances in a Netflix miniseries

What does it mean to become a psychonaut? Writer Michael Pollanauthor of the book How to change your mindpublished in Italy by Adelphi, explores the effects of psychedelic drugs on human beings, supported by Erika Gagnon, in a new documentary miniseries available on Netflix. Four episodes lasting about an hour analyze the psychedelia from the … Read more

How a Marvel Comics Artist Helped Give Newfoundland Its Own Psychedelic Superhero

When Marvel Comics artist Danny Bulanadi died last month, fans around the world took to social media to share his illustrations of well-known and well-muscled characters including Captain America, the Fantastic Four and the Transformers. But in Canada’s easternmost province, drawings of Bulanadi shared by fans depicted a mysterious masked figure who sought unity with … Read more

The documentary “Moonage Daydream”, a breathtaking psychedelic tribute to David Bowie

Moonage Daydream is not a biopic. No more than a conventional biographical documentary. No witness, no specialist is there to tell the camera about the ups and downs of the life of David Robert Jones. Instead, the words of the artist David Bowie collected by his interviewers over time, drawn most often during the 70s, … Read more

A psychedelic animated short dedicated to ayahuasca

In his indispensable essay on psychedelics How to change your mind (which is now also a series on Netflix), journalist and writer Michael Pollan talks about his experience with that famous “magic potion” called ayahuasca: «As soon as I swallowed the ‘medicine’ slipping past the point of no return, the voice of doubt fell silent … Read more