Neurons to Nirvana is a documentary that shows how psychedelics help with healing and spiritual growth.
Psychedelics need to be made available for widespread medicinal research. They can be extremely effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, as well as having a profound impact on spiritual growth.
That’s the overall message of the new psychedelic documentary Neurons to Nirvana, a film by directors Oliver Hockenhull and Mikki Willis and producer Giancarlo Canavesio.
Featuring a respectful cast of researchers, professors, psychologists and scientists, the documentary focuses less on the psychedelic experience itself and more on the wide array of evidence that shows how LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, cannabis and ayahuasca each have significant medicinal properties that could lead to a revolution in psychotherapy.
Exploring each psychedelic in turn, the documentary presents an accessible argument that will leave you wondering why artificial and addictive drugs like anti-depressants are so readily prescribed, yet naturally occurring medicines like ayahuasca that have been used for thousands of years have been made illegal.
Filmmaker Mikki Willis says this is also an important topic for the world because of the state of our planet right now. “It’s clear that there is aid that’s necessary to get us to the next stage of our evolutionary process,” he says.
Neurons to Nirvana is not meant to advocate psychedelics as an ultimate therapeutic solution but show how, when taken under the guidance of a well trained shaman or psychologist, they can offer an effective alternative to clinical drug dependancy. Not only that, but they can provide us with valuable spiritual teachings – teachings that are necessary if we are to combat the destructive paradigm that threatens our world today.
A timely, in-depth and mind-expanding production, Neurons to Nirvana is highly recommended if you’re interested in psychedelics, psychotherapy, the possibilities of consciousness and transformational media.