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The Altered Consciousness Collection DVD
The Altered Consciousness Collection

The Altered Consciousness Collection

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The Altered Consciousness Collection (Hofmann's Potion, FLicKeR, Hippie Masala) is a trilogy of award-winning documentaries about the frontiers of human consciousness and the iconic pioneers who opened the doors to new modes of perception . From early LSDresearch and hypnotic 'dream machines' to the transformational powers of Eastern religion and spirituality, the The Altered Consciousness Collection explores a sub-culture of enlightenment seekers who influenced a generation. Hofmann's Potion--------------------------Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to 'tune in, turn on and drop out,' D-lysergic acid diethylamide (or LSD) was being used by researchers to understand the human mind.Discovered in 1943 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, LSD was hailed as a powerful tool to treat alcoholism and drug addiction and to provide a window into schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. Much of that pioneering research was done by the team of Humphry Osmond, Abram Hoffer and Duncan Blewett, all working inSaskatchewan.While researchers were establishing the medical benefits of LSD, others - like author Aldous Huxley - promoted the drug as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. At Harvard, Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Ram Dass (then known as Richard Alpert) became popular heroes after the university canceled their research project into psychedelics.Featuring interviews with many LSD pioneers, Hofmann's Potion is much more than a simple chronicle of the drug's early days. With itsthoughtful interviews, beautiful music and stunning cinematography, it is an invitation to look at LSD - and our world - with a more open, enlightened mind.FLicKeR-------------The dream machine looks simple enough: A 100-watt light bulb, a motor and a ro
Title: The Altered Consciousness Collection
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Starring: Brion Gysin, Marianne Faithfull, Lee Ranaldo, William S. Burroughs, Iggy Pop, Kenneth Anger
Directors: Damaris Lüthi, Connie Littlefield, Ulrich Grossenbacher, Nik Sheehan
Studio: Alive Mind
Number of Discs: 3
Attributes: Colorized, Subtitled, Widescreen
Release Date: 10/14/2008
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 718122515622
Item #: KCH001562

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