I don't know if this is the right place to post about this, but I have been watching the show Kentucky Ayahuasca on Viceland and was wondering what the 'Topia crowd thinks of the show.
The show is(obviously) about the ayahuasca church in Kentucky, Aya Quest Native American Church, and they show sessions and interview the guests, who are anyone from people who want to "find" themselves, to depressed people to addicts.
The first three episodes weren't that great imo, but I just watched ep. 4 and it was more of what I was hoping the show would be like, they had some cocky ex-mormon kid, a heroin addict, and an alcy, they do describe the effects, and they add some psych-looking graphics, but of course they make it like a rehab or therapy-themed show by playing up drama, but I would like it to be more scientific, but there's "Hamilton's Phamacopeia", also on Viceland, for the sciency stuff.
The ex-mormon was NOT expecting what he got lol, he was saying how he left the mormonism, got drunk and smoked weed, he was laughing at the ceremony while the other people were taking it serious, because they have serious issues, so it was clear afterwards that he saw some shit he did not expect, or even believe was a thing.
That's what I wanted to see, people surprised by it, because any time I've ever tried to convince someone with no experience with psychedelics, who completely dismiss the ability of these things to change our perspective and surprise the shit out of us, then give em some dmt, they ALWAYS say they underestimated, or never even imagined these thing could happen in their mind.
Hell, I get pretty nervous before every mushroom trip, though for me, DMT and LSD do not give me come-up anxiety like shrooms, but they are my fav, cuz they never fail to remind me how nature is the boss, and we feel better when we are more connected to it, which is hard to do in modern society(though I have not tried aya).
Psychedelics don't let us lie to ourselves about unresolved issues we have, so if we have an issue, we have to resolve it before we can rest our mind, the drug wont let it rest, which is how they work for addictions(and smacking down an assholeish ego).
So I was wondering what you all think of this show, and maybe a discussion can start about the topics of ayahuasca, churches, or the show's episodes themselves, thanks guys!
Edited by Billcoz, 20 December 2018 - 05:33 AM.