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



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.

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Season 1

The Soul Revealed

The Soul Revealed

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 need and desire to know the world beyond the physical; we crave connection, creation and transcendence. David Verdesi brings the anthropological history and pagan tales of these amazing potent medicines to life, sharing ideas which inspire harmony for individuals and the world.

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The Hallucinate Experience

The Hallucinate Experience

David Verdesi has spent years studying and exploring psychedelic drugs and has discovered the meaning of true fulfillment. He walks us through the experience in totality, from the visions, the emotions and the amazing fluid sensory experiences which occur. If we can connect the inner technologies of the mind with psychedelics, we can create a new breed of humankind.

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Evocative Encounters

Evocative Encounters

David shares his personal stories of guided encounters with psychedelics, from omnipresent mushrooms in Ethiopia, to entering what is known as the “three realms” in Taoist China, to an incredible 10-day Iboga journey in Africa, his experiences evoked extreme visions and powerful perspectives which have given him a sense of the divine. By integrating the experiences with cross-cultural knowledge of practices, he has manifested psychedelic experiences unlike any other.

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