• Discussion
  • Documentary
  • Film
  • Psychedelics
  • Research

PSYCHEDELIA: A Documentary


A Documentary and a Post-Film Discussion.
Thursday, December 9, 2021, 7:00 – 9:15 pm ET

Join the film director, Pat Murphy, for a fascinating discussion on the current psychedelic renaissance. The discussion will be hosted at 8:10 pm ET and will be joined by three of the leading researchers in the psychedelic field: Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Mary Cosimano, LMSW, and Anthony Bossis, Ph.D.

Psychedelia is an hour-long documentary film about psychedelic drugs and their ability to induce mystical and religious experiences. The film chronicles their use in controlled research studies prior to the cultural upheaval of the 1960s, when LSD was regarded as a promising medical breakthrough, as well as their recent re-emergence in psychiatry. Featuring leading experts in the field of psychedelic research, the film tells the story of medical professionals who have re-introduced these compounds into a legal and growing field of study. First-person accounts from a study on end-of-life anxiety explore the profound, life-altering insights psychedelics induce in participants and what these insights might mean for society at large.

This is the most impressive film to date on the origins and history of psychedelics. It also documents the re-emergence of these compounds in the mid 20th Century, and the extraordinary potential they hold for the treatment of addiction, clinical depression, existential anxiety and more in the 21st Century.

The discussion with the director and the leading experts will be hosted 8:10 – 9:15 PM ET.

CLICK HERE to the website of the film.

CLICK HERE for the film trailer.

Note: This program will now be offered online. The film screening WILL NOT BE RECORDED and needs to be attended in real time. We will only record the post-screening discussion, which will be shared with participants for the duration of three months )90 days).


  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly

PSYCHEDELIA: A Documentary

  • 1 Session(s)
  • Dec 09 2021 7:00 PM ET





Anthony P. Bossis, PhD, is director of palliative care, co-principal investigator, and a session guide for the NYU psilocybin cancer anxiety study, an FDA approved clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a psilocybin-facilitated mystical experience on the existential and psycho-spiritual distress in persons with cancer.

Rick Doblin, PhD, is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients.

Mary Cosimano, LMSW, is currently with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Guide Services for the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research and has served as study guide and research coordinator for the psilocybin studies for over 20 years


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