Bufo Alvarius: The Underground Secret

1 hr, 18 mins
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See all the radical testimonies of the most powerful known natural psychedelic, tryptamine 5-MeO-DMT. This potent compound is produced by Bufo Alvarius, a toad of the Sonoran Desert. The film’s audio-visuals are enhanced by mesmerizing animations inspired by the psychoactive effects of this extraordinary substance.

Fascinating stories of a group of Czech psychonauts are combined with personal insights of Stanislav Grof, a nestor of transpersonal psychology, and Octavio Rettig, a modern shaman who has helped facilitate ceremonial contact with Bufo Alvarius. For many, the experience has been life-changing.

Originally intended to simply document these experiences, the film evolved into an intense meditation on the nature of consciousness and being.

Featuring: Stanislav Grof, Octavio Rettig, Michael Vancura, Pavel Bem, Viliam Poltikovic

Director: Filip Záruba

Fascinating stories of a group of Czech psychonauts are combined with personal insights of Stanislav Grof, a nestor of transpersonal psychology, and Octavio Rettig, a modern shaman who has facilitated ceremonial contact with Bufo Alvarius for thousands of volunteers from around the world. For many, the experience has been life-changing.

Originally intended to simply document these experiences, the film evolved into an intense meditation on the nature of consciousness and being.

FeaturingStanislav Grof, Octavio Rettig, Michael Vancura, Pavel Bem, Viliam Poltikovic

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