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.


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


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  1. Wade Davis

    Wade Davis

    Himself / Presenter

  2. Timothy Leary

    Timothy Leary

    Himself (archive footage)

  3. Andrew Weil

    Andrew Weil


  4. Jeremy Narby

    Jeremy Narby


  5. Randy Borman

    Randy Borman


  6. Aldous Huxley

    Aldous Huxley

    Himself (archive footage)

  7. Martin A. Lee

    Martin A. Lee


  8. Ralph Metzner

    Ralph Metzner


  9. Bob Weir

    Bob Weir


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