Starting July 1 and running through January 20, 2020, GoodCinema will explore the history and use of psychedelics over 14 live episodic events with Gaia's Original Series, Psychedelica, followed by interactive audience discussions with experts.
From the origins of Shamanism to the spiritual expression of modern awakenings, discover the role of sacred medicine as a gateway to expanded consciousness and its continued influence on humanity.
The series will be led by the incredible Megan Sax of Vinyasa Productions.
Save on tickets and fees by purchasing a 5-pack, 10-pack, or series pass!
6:30PM | Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake
July 1, 2019: Ep. 1 - Psychedelics and Consciousness - Buy/Redeem Tickets
Take an introductory look at the founding practices and propaganda surrounding the development and prohibition of psychedelic use in our society. When scientific studies and ancient rituals point towards psychedelics as a tool for healing and awakening, why are these age-old plants regarded as harmful?
July 15, 2019: Ep. 2 - Shamanic Roots - Buy/Redeem Tickets
Explore the evolution of shamanism, from the earliest practices of indigenous cultures to its impact and influence on modern society. See how these psychedelic plants have connected communities through spirit quests, healing ceremonies and ancient rituals.
July 29, 2019: Ep. 3 - Ayahuasca: Journey into Infinity - Buy/Redeem Tickets
Journey deep into the Amazon rainforest to uncover the powerful effects of Ayahuasca and its effects on the body, mind and soul. Discover why new findings in science and spirituality point to this sacred medicine as a tool for mental illnesses, offering therapeutic benefits and sparking life-changing events.
August 12, 2019: Ep. 4 - DMT: Revolution of Consciousness - Buy/Redeem Tickets
The effects of DMT on the brain opened up a world of neurological exploration and experimentation in the early 1930’s. Since then, studies have continued to examine the psychoactive compound known as the spirit molecule, and its relationship to the untapped capabilities of consciousness.
August 26, 2019: Ep. 5 - Psilocybin: The Magic of Mushrooms - Buy/Redeem Tickets
Follow along with us as we trace the historical use of mushrooms as keepers of mysterious teachings which can connect us with a world that has always been a hidden part of our own. Found throughout indigenous shamanic practices and ancient mystery cults across the globe, mushrooms have long held a prominent role in humanity’s spiritual evolution and our connection with the divine. Modern research has unlocked the chemical compounds in psilocybin mushrooms which affect the brain in unusual and powerful ways. We also explore the effects of micro and macro dosing which have been found to have profound therapeutic effects and alter the way one experiences our shared reality.
September 16, 2019: Ep. 6 - Cacti: Indigenous Medicine of the Mind - Buy/Redeem Tickets
Throughout the centuries, psychoactive cacti, like peyote and huachuma, guided our ancestors on a sacred path of healing and spiritual transformation. Our team of explorers discuss the ceremonial use of cacti in the Americas since ancient times and what this psychoactive plant holds for our future. Clinicians and healers have discovered that cacti open the frontal cortex to help us think clearly and enable them to detect energy patterns in the body which may indicate disease. Those who can connect deeper with the spirit of the cactus have uncovered a prophecy telling of what is to come for humanity.
September 30, 2019: Ep. 7 - Cannabis: The Original Medicine - Buy/Redeem Tickets
Appearing in ancient and historical references throughout time, the benefits and practical uses of hemp seem to be limitless. From healing to athletic conditioning, see how this original medicine’s resilience has continued to influence our society.
October 14, 2019: Ep. 8 - The Shadow Side of Psychedelics - Buy/Redeem Tickets
Psychedelics have the power to send you traveling to explore alternative realities as well as within to confront internalized traumas and emotions. Discover the support systems and preparations needed to engage with psychoactive substances, as experts weigh in on the proper set and setting.
October 21, 2019: Ep. 9 - Engaging the Dream - Buy/Redeem Tickets
In addition to your external surroundings, ceremony, intention and dream work can also act as supportive tools to properly heal the traumas triggered and released by psychedelic use. Study the practices and beliefs of the indigenous cultures that engaged in dream work to traverse altered states of consciousness and achieve individual and collective healing.
November 4, 2019: Ep. 10 - Integrating Psychedelic Experiences - Buy/Redeem Tickets
After a psychedelic ceremony, the seeker may find themselves left with more questions than answers. They may even find the experience taxing and difficult to deal with. This emphasizes the importance to take some time for deep contemplation and selfcare in order to reintegrate themselves back into the world as new patterns are established in the mind. Our team of psychonauts weigh in with the wisdom of their experiences helping others to integrate the lessons and knowledge, gained from ceremony, back into the world of their everyday lives.
November 18, 2019: Ep. 11 - The Holy Mushroom Theory - Buy/Redeem Tickets
Scholars agree, that psychedelic substances played an important role in the origin of Christianity. However, they continue to debate if the images emblazed upon arcane frescos depict psychedelic mushrooms and their intended use as sacrament. Despite the disagreement, they find common ground with the prayerful ingestion of entheogens to help one connect to the divine.
December 9, 2019: Ep. 12 - A Psychedelic Society - Buy/Redeem Tickets
How would a future society, integrated with psychedelics as therapeutic and scientific tools, look and function? As stewards of the Earth, psychedelics may have the capability to help us usher in a positive future where spirituality and the supernatural have returned as an important part of the human experience. What we can learn from indigenous shamanic cultures, that have these medicines integrated into their psycho-spiritual-social cultures, may help us hold on to our humanity in a future when our minds merge with machines.
January 6, 2020: Ep. 13 - Sound Healing and Sonic Psychedelics - Buy/Redeem Tickets
Music and rhythm have always been a part of the shamanic experience and can be powerful tools to guide consciousness into higher realms and induce healing. From traditional instruments to building playlists, tune in to learn about sonic set and setting for achieving heightened states of consciousness. Our panel of experts discuss simple sonic techniques used to induce, alter, or enhance psychedelic experiences and bring healing to body & being.
January 20, 2020: Ep. 14 - You Are the Medicine - Buy/Redeem Tickets
In the pursuit of altered and expanded states of consciousness, many people have come to rely upon the ingestion of plants and chemicals. However, the human body has the capability of reaching flow states and psychedelic-like experiences on its own. In this final episode, our team of psychonauts examine different ways of achieving natural highs, to step out of the body and access higher realms of consciousness in order to experience the truth of our reality.