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.

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