“Peyote to LSD” on the History Channel 4/19

Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey

From the History Channel web site:

Plant Explorer Richard Evans Schulte’s discoveries of hallucinogenic plants revolutionized science and laid the foundation for the psychedelic sixties. Now his protégé, Wade Davis, follows in his footsteps to experience for himself the discoveries that Schultes brought to the western world. Watch native ceremonies and visit laboratories in Switzerland to explore the evolution of psychedelic substances from sacred plants to LSD. Join legendary authors, musicians and Beat Poets on an epic journey that spans decades.

(all times Eastern)

Saturday, April 19 10:00 PM
Sunday, April 20 02:00 AM
Saturday, April 26 05:00 PM

According to this post on DeadNet, Bob Weir appears in the documentary, and some Grateful Dead music is included.

View the trailer here.

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One Response to ““Peyote to LSD” on the History Channel 4/19”

  1. ernie oertle23 says:

    In my own past, I have my own tales of psychotropic & herbal indulgences. They shook & shaped my views & I will always be a fan. These `items’ I believe, sharpened & strengthened my mind. Raised my sense-of-self, &, eventually, my sense of wariness. Wariness that, there are things worse than war afoot in this world.
    As a public-service, I pass this on to all musicians & all rock-n-rollers & all lovers of theGratefulDead. Especially to those who see theGD as a philosophically-rich & wonderfully pacifistic way-of-life. The following 3 postings were egregious comments made by the (apparent) same person at a respected & highly-read culture- & politics-history blog, today.

    621317251521 said… Obama is the only candidate who can unite Amerika. Lame McCain needs a cane to get around at 72. Hillary has fat hips and couldn’t read the phone book without lying. Have any of you noticed at all the popular votes Obama is getting just in the PRIMARIES? Have you noticed how much money he has raised? Have you noticed how well he is respected already around the world especially after the Bush baby debacle? Obama will be our next president Allah willing and this country will never be the same. All the white power structure will crumble and the white crackers will run far and fast. Australia I’m betting. Obama is good looking, has charisma like no other, is educated and knows how to negotiate with other cultures, not simply make war. Amerika is WAR,INC but it’s days are numbered. 4/18/2008 05:00 PM
    621317251521 said… You cannot stop Islam. We are having many more babies than you or Europe. It is but a matter of time before we have the populations in all nations to take over democracies and pass sharia. Then, you will dance no more 4/18/2008 05:08 PM
    621317251521 said… “Slay them wherever you find them…Idolatry is worse than carnage…Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme.” (Surah 2:190-) “The only true faith in God’s sight is Islam.” (Surah 3:19 “Seek out your enemies relentlessly.” (Surah 4:103-) 4/18/2008 05:15 PM

    “Then, you will dance no more…” “Idolatry is worse than…” Such-&-such & so-on. He’s not talking about us though. This Muslim isn’t talking about theGD or Rat or Phil or Donna or DGans. Or classical-music. Or us dancing at a concert or the delight we take in amazing musical-talents. We don’t & never have treated the band as `idols’, so, we don’t have to be concerned for our future or the future for our children. Yeah. It’s okay. Just deny this & go back to sleep (&/or into your enrapturment with magic-BO) believing that liberty & freedom & (what they will call)secular-music & chemical-indulgences are just … automatic & your birthright, & my posting this is just ‘winger-crap trying to manipulate you with the politics-of-fear. Go ahead.

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