Psychedelia

Mind Retrievers, Soul Relievers

Psychedelics: a class of drugs which are known to open the mind bringing an enlightened state of awareness filled with otherworldly visions and hallucinations. Shamanistic, indigenous cultures and world religions have emphatically used hallucinates since the beginning of time for a variety of purposes.

So, why are psychedelics considered taboo in modern-day society? David Verdesi, anthropologist and researcher shares his perceptions after years of encounters and research into the soul relieving, awakening powers of psychedelic sensory experiences.

Psychedelia explores historical, scientific and anthropological context of psychedelics through time, from pre-religion societies to today’s modern culture, unraveling the controversies to build new perceptions.

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About the show

Documentary Series

Hosted by: David Verdesi

3 episodes

Studio: Martine Dubin Company

2022

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David Verdesi is specialized in combining the sacred ancient knowledge of mind enhancing practices and stimulants with the achievements of modern science across psychology, neurobiology and quantum physics. As humans we hold the keys to our own happiness and create our own reality, which he shares in these series. Please join us in supporting his research and documentation of Psychedelia.

About David Verdesi

David Verdesi has dedicated his life to the actualization of the individuation process through applied mind training, comparing wisdom traditions and methods of askesis and its archetype through the hero’s journey, the phenomenology of human potential and altered states of consciousness.

As a wandering anthropologist, he travelled all over the world for 30 years, researching and comparing his own experiences with those of 120 mystics, yogis, cave-dwellers, saints and genuine enlightened beings, Siddhas from the mountains and jungles of India and Xian immortals from China and Southeast Asia, the Shamans of Central and South America and Africa, the Mystics of old Europe and the mysterious saints of the northern Steppes of Russia, Tibet and Mongolia.

He has culminated years of personal askesis and practice into the realization of an algorithm that can be applied to navigate, explore and integrate the human psyche into wholeness, the development of human potential and the maximization of happiness.

These experiences formed an instrumental part of an ongoing work of enrichment and comparison, contributing valuably to the successive phases of the development of his teachings.

Visit his website https://davidverdesi.com/

Season 1

The Soul Revealed

The Soul Revealed

History & Pagan Tales

The word “psychedelics” is derived from the Ancient Greek words psychē (ψυχή, “soul”) and dēloun (δηλοῦν, “to make visible, to reveal”), translating to “mind-manifesting.” Every culture known to human existence has had the inherent desire to know if there is a world beyond the physical; humans, since our existence have craved connection, creation and transcendence. David Verdesi brings together the anthropological history and pagan tales of these amazing potent medicines as we journey into the world of psychedelics. Verdesi consults mycologists, authors and praised scholars such as Ian Baker and others, to share ideas which inspire harmony and answers for the world.

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The New Science of Psychedelics

The New Science of Psychedelics

A Biological Renaissance

David Verdesi has spent years studying and exploring not only the history of psychedelic drugs, but also the interactions of psychedelics with bodily and brain functions. In this episode, we explore the scientific renaissance of psychedelics, and their biological capacity to alter one’s state of consciousness. Through vivid visions and heightened emotional states, these medicines provide an unparalleled sensory experience that have for centuries been used to heal, awaken and unite individuals and communities. How does a specific hallucinogen ameliorate an emotional wound, spark new ways of thinking or being people together? Let’s ask science.

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Evocative Encounters

Evocative Encounters

Part 1

David shares his personal stories of guided encounters with psychedelics. From omnipresent mushrooms in Ethiopia, to a Mediterranean psychedelic fish, an incredible 10-day Ibogaine journey in Africa, and many more throughout this two-part storytelling. His experiences evoked extreme visions and powerful, life-altering perspectives which have given him a taste of the divine. By integrating these experiences with cross-cultural knowledge of practices, coupled with his vast scientific research on the substances themselves, he successfully was able to manifest the purest of encounters. For centuries, humans have yearned for deeper connection, the ability to think creatively, and ultimately reach states of transcendence. Have psychedelics all along been the secret medicine to fulfill humankind’s deepest desires?

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Evocative Encounters

Evocative Encounters

Part 2

David shares his personal stories of guided encounters with psychedelics. From omnipresent mushrooms in Ethiopia, to a Mediterranean psychedelic fish, an incredible 10-day Ibogaine journey in Africa, and many more throughout this two-part storytelling. His experiences evoked extreme visions and powerful, life-altering perspectives which have given him a taste of the divine. By integrating these experiences with cross-cultural knowledge of practices, coupled with his vast scientific research on the substances themselves, he successfully was able to manifest the purest of encounters. For centuries, humans have yearned for deeper connection, the ability to think creatively, and ultimately reach states of transcendence. Have psychedelics all along been the secret medicine to fulfill humankind’s deepest desires?

Coming Soon