Friday, March 14, 2008

Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey

Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey

Premiere airing on The History Channel April 20, 2008

Plant Explorer Richard Evans Schultes was a real life
Indiana Jones whose
discoveries of hallucinogenic plants laid the
foundation for the psychedelic

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 pey ote, 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


Peter von Puttkamer


Wade Davis (writer)
Peter von Puttkamer (writer)

1 comment:

Peter von Puttkamer said...

Hi...I'm the Director of the Peyote to LSD Documentary- at this point just airing in the United States on the History Channel on April 20, 2008- 8:00pm- check local listings. Show was amazing to work on- working with native shamans filming things rarely if ever seen before on film. It's the untold story of the psychedelic era- and takes a reasonable, fair and sensible look at sacred plants used by native peoples to benefit their mind, body and spirit. Now UCLA, Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities are revisiting hallucinogens to help people with mental disorders, depression and even help the sick and dying. See the trailer and a new Discover Magazine article with host- famed author & National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis at:
or view the trailer on YOU TUBE.