Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey (2008)

04/19/2008 (US) Documentary 1h 40m

The untold story of hallucinogens: from jungle shamans to the hippie generation.

Overview

Plant Explorer Richard Evans Schultes was a real life Indiana Jones whose discoveries of hallucinogenic plants laid the foundation for the psychedelic sixties. Now in this two hour History Channel TV Special, his former student Wade Davis, follows in his footsteps to experience the discoveries that Schultes brought to the western world. Shot around the planet, from Canada to the Amazon, we experience rarely seen native hallucinogenic ceremonies and find out the true events leading up to the Psychedelic Sixties. Featuring author/adventurer Wade Davis ("Serpent and the Rainbow"), Dr. Andrew Weil, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and many others, this program tells the story of the discovery of peyote, magic mushrooms and beyond: one man's little known quest to classify the Plants of the Gods. Richard Evans Schultes revolutionized science and spawned another revolution he never imagined.

  1. Peter von Puttkamer

    Director, Writer

  2. Wade Davis

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Wade Davis

    Wade Davis

    Himself / Presenter

  2. Timothy Leary

    Timothy Leary

    Himself (archive footage)

  3. Andrew Weil

    Andrew Weil

    Himself

  4. Jeremy Narby

    Jeremy Narby

    Himself

  5. Randy Borman

    Randy Borman

    Himself

  6. Aldous Huxley

    Aldous Huxley

    Himself (archive footage)

  7. Martin A. Lee

    Martin A. Lee

    Himself

  8. Ralph Metzner

    Ralph Metzner

    Himself

  9. Bob Weir

    Bob Weir

    Himself

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Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey

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