A New Understanding explores the treatment of end-of-life anxiety in terminally ill cancer patients using psilocybin, a psychoactive compound found in some mushrooms, to facilitate deeply spiritual experiences. The documentary explores the confluence of science and spirituality in the first psychedelic research studies since the 1970s with terminally ill patients. As a society we devote a great deal of attention to treating cancer, but very little to treating the human being who is dying of cancer.
A New Understanding: Science of Psilocybin
This fascinating documentary is produced by Robert J. Barnhart, who serves on the Board of Directors of organizations such as the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and the Heffter Research Institute. It's a very compassionate documentary on a sensitive and fascinating topic, and is well worth a watch.
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