An Interview with Filip Zaruba, Director of 'Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret' Movie

An Interview with Filip Zaruba, Director of 'Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret' Movie

An interview with Filip Zaruba, director of the movie ‘Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret’. Filip interviewed Dr. Stanislav Grof for the movie, which he talks about in this interview, as well as the reasons for (and journey toward) making the movie, and the morality and responsibilities around Bufo Alvarius medicine use and synthetic 5-MeO-DMT. He also discusses the role of Bufo/5-MeO in our awakening, whether it is right for everyone, the risks and after effects associated with it, and what we can learn from using these powerful substances.

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HPPD, Depersonalisation, Derealisation, Existential Crisis and Psychedelics

HPPD, Depersonalisation, Derealisation, Existential Crisis and Psychedelics

Many people receive benefits from entheogens and psychedelics, yet there are others that struggle with after effects and even persisting disorders afterwards. Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD), Depersonalization Disorder (DPD), Derealisation Disorder (DPDR), and feelings of existential crisis are common. Read one man’s experience and some considerations for handling difficult after effects…

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Should you Drink Ayahuasca with an Indigenous or a Western Shaman?

Should you Drink Ayahuasca with an Indigenous or a Western Shaman?

One of the most common questions asked by those seeking out an ayahuasca experience is whether it is necessary to drink the ayahuasca with an indigenous ayahuasca shaman or a Western shaman. The answer to this is probably not cut and dried and there are some important considerations for choosing an appropriate shaman, whatever their nationality or location…

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Should You Smoke DMT or Drink Ayahuasca Alone?

Should You Smoke DMT or Drink Ayahuasca Alone?

The question of whether it is a good idea to drink ayahuasca or smoke DMT alone regularly arises, so it goes without saying that people are uncertain as to its safety.  There is no cut and dried answer to this, as it is largely dependent on whether you are mentally and emotionally sound, the quality of your setting, the safety of the substance, and whether or not you believe in certain metaphysical factors having the power to influence your physical world… 

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