Celebrating Mushrooms Season

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Date(s) - 27 November, 2016
19:00 - 22:00

Kokopelli Smartshop

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Movie: “A New Understanding” & Psychedelic Stories

Another exciting Dutch Psychedelic Society event is on the way!
This time you are invited for a nice Sunday evening with movie and psychedelic stories. We will start with a remarkable movie, “A New Understanding” (50 min), inspired by the personal stories of transformation and groundbreaking psilocybin research. After the movie, we would love to hear your voice, you can share your own stories, insights, lessons learnt. How have mushrooms or other psychedelics transformed your life? What did you learn from them? What exciting and unexpected visions or insights did you gain from your explorations? Each one of us has had unique, meaningful, funny or scary experiences. We hope this evening can be the beginning of building a forum to connect, trust, share and learn from each other.

Wondering what Psychedelic Stories are about?
Take a look at the video of Rick Doblin sharing his MDMA story:

Film screening will start at 7:30 PM (please come on time).
Entrance: your DONATION***
*** Please Support the Psychedelic Society! It helps us cover costs and planning many other events!

About the movie:
A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin demonstrates the potential impact on society of recent psychedelics research, making the current psychedelic renaissance meaningful in many ways.

The compelling and touching story explores cutting edge research that uses the psychoactive compound found in magic mushrooms to dramatically reduce anxiety of death in terminally ill cancer patients. Over the past decade, government-sanctioned, human psychedelic research with psilocybin has been conducted at Johns Hopkins University, New York University, and UCLA. The research serves as the narrative backbone for the documentary.

The film presents an intimate look into the lives of several terminally ill cancer patients participating in the studies, and opens an intriguing discourse of the dying process and our role as a society in that process. By informing current misconceptions about psychedelics, A New Understanding utilizes a collection of accomplished minds to discuss psilocybin’s role in culture, evolution, mystical states, and even life itself.

The researchers navigate the complex realms of the studies and the amazing findings. Combined with emotional testimonials from the patients, ANU strikes a balance with a formerly taboo topic that could have tremendous impact on society.

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