Netflix and psychedelic documentaries

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 psilocybin and LSD. To a lesser extent, there is also talk of ayahuasca, MDMA and mescaline. We have a documentary or film in the list for each of the psychedelics mentioned. Below our top 7.

7: The Goop Lab

The rest of Goop Lab contains a lot of nonsense and should be taken with a grain of salt, 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.

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5: The Last Shaman

Prevent 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). This film is a great example of how psychedelics can save lives.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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