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Machu Picchu

27 Apr

An airplane pilot  unawaredly enters a shamanic flying zone, resulting in an almost fatal accident.

(Link: Daniel. Thanks!)

Tenacious D // The Effects of LSD

15 Apr By Liam Lynch With Jack Black & Kyle Gass

THO-OG: An esoteric and surreal psychedelic short film

11 Mar

Story about the adventure to another world. Directed by Konstantin Plotnikov.
This film tells a story of a soul traveling in a different unknown world. Every sensitive spirit has to contact with a reality that is beyond the perception of most people, down to earth, practical people. In THO-OG perceptive people will see the world where their souls dwell. The main character of the film is one of them.

Jan Svankmajer films

2 Mar

It was hard to believe. I searched the DPV a number of time before I could believe that we don’t have anything by Czech master Jan Svankmajer yet. For those of you who don’t know Svankmajer, a more significant  introduction to the work of the Czech animator might be required than I can supply here, and you can find some information here on wikipedia.

Here I’ll just say that Svankmajer is a highly renowned animator and filmmaker whose work has been celebrated by the likes of Terry Gilliam and Milos Forman ever since the 1980s. These two short movies, “Dimensions of Dialogue” and “Tma, Svetlo, Tma” should serve as a decent introduction to his highly surrealistic world.

Magic trip and Ken Kesey’s acid test videos

27 Feb

Back when acid was mostly known as an experimental drug examined for its exotic effects on consciousness and its potential therapeutic value, Ken Kesey was among the first who came up with the idea of using it to party and explore reality intuitively. After publishing his masterpiece “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, which he wrote on acid, inspired by the acid experiences he had in CIA LSD experiments, Kesey assembled a group of intrepid freakstes around him. Otherwise known as the merry pranksters, this merry group of psychonauts initiated the famous 1960’s acid tests, which were basically the first acid parties. All the while, they shot an experimental psychedelic film, while on acid. But the group couldn’t get its mind around how to edit the film, which was to be edited from hundreds of hours of fragmentary materials. Only in 2011 was it finally released as part of a film called “Magic Trip” about Kesey and his group, and if you have anything more than a fleeting interesting psychedelics I suggest you check it out soon to get better acquainted with Kesey and his group. Above the trailer to the magic trip video. Below, an animation accompanying a conversation with Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead, reminiscing about the acid tests. And finally, the acid test graduation film.

Pineal Warriors

20 Feb

The pineal warriors of consciousness save the universe yet again. A crazy and hilarious psychedelic sci-fi pastiche of groovy cosmic non-sense.

(Link: Shahar & Moris. Thanks!)

Curious Alice 1971

4 Feb

This drug abuse educational film portrays an animated fantasy based upon the characters in “Alice in Wonderland.” The film shows Alice as she toured a strange land where everyone had chosen to use drugs, forcing Alice to ponder whether drugs were the right choice for her. The “Mad Hatter” character represents Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), the “Dormouse” represents sleeping pills, and the “King of Hearts” represents heroin. Ultimately, Alice concluded that drug abuse is senseless.

Creator: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Public Health Service. Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. (09/25/1973 – 05/04/1980)

Series: Moving Images Relating to Addiction and Mental Health, compiled 1973 – 1980, documenting the period 1966 – 1971

Production Date: 1971


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