Altered States to Healing Journeys: 5 Must-See Psychedelic Documentaries

From Altered States to Healing Journeys: 5 Must-See Psychedelic Documentaries

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in psychedelics, fueled by groundbreaking research, shifting cultural attitudes, and an increased desire for profound personal transformation. Documentaries play a crucial role in fostering global acceptance and understanding of the promising field of psychedelics. Through captivating visuals, rare interviews, and rigorous journalism, these films unveil the profound impact of psychedelics on self-discovery, transformation, and healing.

While many of these films focus on the scientific advancements in the Western world since the 1940s, it’s important to acknowledge the rich history of psychedelic use within indigenous and spiritual communities spanning millennia. It would be enriching to witness more documentaries exploring the ancient wisdom traditions that have long embraced these healing compounds.

This absorbing film not only explores the potential of psychedelics in treating mental health but also provides a compassionate and immersive portrait of the human experience behind this mental health condition. It serves as a testament to the power of psychedelics and the individuals striving to bring about innovative solutions for those suffering from mental health issues.

The Mind Explained

“The Mind, Explained” offers a captivating and accessible exploration of the captivating world of neuroscience. Beautifully narrated by actor Emma Stone. This bite-sized documentary delves into the transformative power of psychedelic experiences. Through the use of playful animations, it explores how psychedelics can alleviate health-related anxiety among cancer patients, aid individuals in their journey to quit smoking and offer respite to those battling treatment-resistant depression.

With a focus on real-life stories and scientific research, this episode sheds light on the profound impact that psychedelics can have on mental health and well-being.

Watch this documentary on Netflix

Fantastic Fungi

“Fantastic Fungi” is an inspiring documentary that takes viewers on a captivating exploration of the wondrous world of fungi.

Directed by Louie Schwartzberg, this visually stunning film celebrates the extraordinary power of fungi to heal, sustain, and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth. Through breathtaking cinematography and insightful interviews with leading mycologists, writers, and scientists such as Paul Stamets and Michael Pollan, the documentary unveils the immense potential of fungi in various realms.

From their potential in treating illnesses to their role in healing our damaged ecosystems, the documentary unveils the transformative power of psychedelics in addressing the most pressing issues of our modern era.

Interested in watching, here is the trailer Fantastic Fungi

Magic Medicine

Magic Medicine” is a thought-provoking documentary that explores the potential of psychedelic substances, particularly psilocybin, in the treatment of mental health conditions. Directed by Monty Wates, the film takes viewers on a journey through the pioneering research conducted at Imperial College London’s Centre for Psychedelic Research.

Through powerful interviews with patients, therapists, and researchers, “Magic Medicine” offers a deeply personal and insightful exploration of the therapeutic use of psilocybin. The documentary showcases the profound impact that psychedelic-assisted therapy can have on individuals suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, and addiction. It delves into the transformative experiences of patients and their journeys toward healing and self-discovery.

By challenging societal stigmas and presenting compelling evidence, the documentary encourages a reevaluation of our understanding of mental health treatments and opens up new possibilities for healing and well-being.

If you want to understand how psychedelic helps with mental health. Watch the trailer here


“Psychedelia” offers a captivating journey into the intersection of science, psychedelics, and human experience, leaving viewers with a renewed appreciation for the profound insights and possibilities that these substances hold.

Directed by Pat Murphy, “Psychedelia” is a captivating film that delves into scientific research studies that have unveiled promising medical breakthroughs through the use of psychedelics. Through compelling first-person accounts from patients grappling with end-of-life anxiety, the documentary showcases the profound and transformative insights experienced by participants when engaging with these substances

The film’s screening, hosted by Synthesis, was accompanied by an expert panel discussion, creating a platform for further exploration and understanding. We invite you to watch the recording of this enlightening panel discussion, which delves deeper into the topics raised in the film.

Watch the panel discussion here and to get more detail Watch the film here

Neurons To Nirvana: The Great Medicines

Neurons to Nirvana: The Great Medicines” is a compelling documentary that delves into the therapeutic potential of psychedelic substances in treating various mental health conditions.

It also explores the barriers and challenges faced by researchers and advocates in bringing these medicines to the forefront of mainstream medicine. It raises thought-provoking questions about the societal perception of psychedelics and the need for a paradigm shift in mental healthcare.

Through interviews with leading researchers, psychologists, and writers, the film explores the history, science, and transformative effects of five powerful psychedelics: LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca, cannabis, and MDMA.

Interested in understanding the world of Psychedelics, watch the trailer here


In a recent conversation on the Oprah show with Ronald Griffith Roland Griffiths, Ph.D., is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He started an endowed professorship at John Hopkins to study the benevolent mystery of what it is to exist.

Through his research, publications, and public speaking engagements, Ronald Griffiths continues to shape the field of psychedelic science and advocate for the responsible and regulated use of these substances. His work has had a profound impact on the broader scientific community, policymakers, and individuals seeking alternative approaches to mental health and well-being.

Get more insights on the conversation Here.

We encourage you to continue seeking out these insightful documentaries, engaging in

conversations, and staying informed about the evolving field of psychedelics.

M2bio Sciences

At M2bio Sciences we are dedicated to exploring the potential of natural compounds, including psychedelics, in advancing human health and well-being. With a focus on innovative research and development. We aim to harness the therapeutic properties of these compounds to address a range of medical conditions.

By pioneering innovative research and development efforts, M2Bio Sciences seeks to contribute to the growing field of psychedelic-assisted therapies and redefine the future of mental healthcare. We also investigate other natural compounds, including cannabinoids found in cannabis. We explore the therapeutic potential of these compounds in areas such as pain management, neuroprotection, and immune system modulation.

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