Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines

Lets help bring to mainstream awareness a professional documentary with the potential to radically alter our cultures profound misconceptions surrounding psychedelic medicines and their value to humanity.

Help share the TRUTH. Spread the word about NEURONS TO NIRVANA, a new documentary that dares to break the taboo surrounding psychedelic medicines and explores their proven potential to heal and alleviate suffering on a global scale.



This is the most important thing you will experience today. This is from Wikipedia about Ayahuasca:

“People who have consumed ayahuasca report having massive spiritual revelations regarding their purpose on earth, the true nature of the universe as well as deep insight as how to be the best person they possibly can. This is viewed by many as a spiritual awakening and what’s often described as a rebirth.  It’s nearly always said that people experience profound positive changes in their life subsequent to consuming ayahuasca and it is often viewed as one of the most effective tools of enlightenment.”

NEURONS TO NIRVANA: UNDERSTANDING PSYCHEDELIC MEDICINES is a richly-illustrated feature documentary about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine. Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, the film explores the history of five powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA, Ayahuasca and Cannabis) and their previously established medicinal potential. Strictly focusing on the science and medicinal properties of these drugs, NEURONS TO NIRVANA looks into why our society has created such a social and political bias against allowing research to continue the exploration of any possible positive effects they can present in treating some of today’s most challenging afflictions.

For the first time in two generations, the use of these drugs is not being presented as harmful or as self-indulgent, but as a rational and valuable addition to therapeutic practice. Several well-respected researchers are conducting clinical trials to treat a range of afflictions: PTSD, addictions and the psychological stresses suffered by late-stage terminal cancer patients. The initial results of all these studies are remarkable. The story extends beyond these trials however. Clients of licensed therapists are using psychedelics not as escape routes or addictive crutches, but in a quest for transformation, mental health, creativity, intellectual and spiritual enhancement and insight.

NEURONS TO NIRVANA explores the promise of these brave new advances in psychopharmacology and neuroscience, guiding the viewer in a thought-provoking journey, led by those determined to hold open the doors of perception. The film introduces a vibrant spectrum of characters who champion psychoactive drugs for medicinal use including Rick Doblin, Ph.D., President and Founder of the Mulitdisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS); Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss, whose Beckley Foundation to Further Consciousness has supported research in this field; National Geographic “Explorer in Residence” Wade Davis, Dr. Dennis McKenna, ethnopharmacologist and expert on DMT and ayahuasca; Dr. Gabor Mate, award-winning author and expert on addictions; Dr. Michael Mithoefer, who conducted ground-breaking PTSD trails with MDMA, AND MANY MORE!


After many years of filming and several months of editing, the film is now READY to be released. However, NEURONS TO NIRVANA needs your help now MORE THAN EVER. Up until this point, the film has been financed by unconventional means, highly dependent on donations and small investments from visionary individuals. However, the film is still at least 35k away from making it out into the world. Your support will help us put together a wide-scale marketing and distribution plan allowing us to spread the truth about psychedelics globally. It may seem strange that a film that is finished still needs money, but that is the state of independent documentary filmmaking: marketing, outreach and distribution cost money and to get the film’s message out to a broad audience, a lot of money. NEURONS TO NIRVANA is a film that can and will have a broad impact on people and communities everywhere if the funds can be found to do the work properly. With such an incredibly important, life-changing, LIFE-SAVING story, we believe it’s crucial that the film reaches the largest audience possible. The market is harder than ever, however, and we can’t do it without you! Please consider helping in any way you can. If you can contribute financially we have amazing rewards to the right. If you can spread the word about our Kickstarter campaign to your friends, your family, your colleagues, to strangers you meet on the street, the bus, the train, the plane, we would be eternally grateful!

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6 Comments on "Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines"

  1. Hmm…before disinfo updated they’re layout there used to be buttons to share the articles on facebook/stumble/etc..Is my flasplayer messed up again or?

    By the way this documentary looks amazing. If you can’t help fund it, then help spread the word please.

  2. I hope to hell this gets funded. Even if it is completed and the money is for marketing, it will go to great lengths in spreading the word. I actually remember its initial Kickstarter from 2011 when they were still looking for funding to finish it (and failed to reach their goal), so I’m really glad they made it this far.

    Thanks for the post, Trevor, along with the one on the Psychedemia documentary. I had just watched it and was wondering if/when it would grace the pages of Disinfo.

  3. Johan Alucema | Jun 29, 2013 at 4:59 pm |

    I dont get it, if all the production costs are covered, and the film is ready.. then whats the 35k for ? can’t you just upload it on the internet and watch it spread ?

  4. The film is now finished and it looks amazing! Try neuronstonirvana dot c o m

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