How to Change Your Mind is on Netflix. The trailer and more on this topic can be found at the bottom of this article.
Do you now understand why I cry? can be seen here.
Earlier, doctor Michael Pollan wrote ‘Wide your mind’, an exhaustive study of psychedelics: (cultural) history and sound (neuro) science in one. Now there is the film adaptation of that book in the form of a four-part documentary series ‘How to Change Your Mind’ hosted by Pollan himself.
Successively it concerns LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and mescaline. Psychedelics are on the rise, especially in psychiatry (see links on this page) and this series gives you a good idea of them, although the book digs deeper. Since this week, anyone who wants to see an early example of the use of LSD can watch the classic documentary on the Eye Filmmuseum website. Do you now understand why I cry? (1969) by Louis van Gasteren, in which a former concentration camp prisoner is treated with LSD by psychiatrist Jan Bastiaans. A controversial film that caused quite a stir at the time.