Ancient Drugs

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Join Dr. Andrew Weil and other leading physicians and scholars in this often-surprising look at the long history of drug use in different cultures worldwide.

Since mankind’s beginning, in every civilization, human beings have found ways to alter their consciousness in search of something “greater” than everyday reality. To this end, we have indulged in and experimented with all manner of frightening, toxic, even potentially lethal substances, in many different rituals.

Ancient Drugs delves into mankind’s psyche in search of the key to our pervasive drive to experience something “beyond.” Psychologists and physicians, including Dr. Andrew Weil, world-famous author of the bestselling Spontaneous Healing, offer insight into the physical and mental mechanisms and motivations behind this universal desire. Historians and spiritualists explore the ancient rituals of cultures worldwide that have sought visions and truth through altered consciousness, and illuminate the terrifying, exquisite visions that are revealed to those who journey beyond the constraints of the conscious mind.

Ancient Drugs, 7.6 out of 10 based on 11 ratings

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  • InedibleHulk

    Whoever this narrator is, he’s as prolific as he is irritating. I think his voice triggers a primitive reaction to be wary, so it’s good thing Discovery Channel uses him so often!

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    This is very interesting, I enjoy anything having to do with history, but this shows the old age uses of different narcotics that are no longer used today.

    • Brian Kerr

      The only narcotics  in the program were opium and morphine and  morphines semi-synthetic analog  Heroin. 

  • Brian Kerr

    More propaganda garbage about the war on liberty know as the war on drugs.  *Law Enforcement Against Prohibition* (www.leap.cc) research shows that the rate of substance addiction is the same now as it was before prohibition was started in 1914 with the introduction of the Harrison Narcotics Act in the USA and which the USA forced on the rest of the world.  All drugs must be re-legalized and regulated for safe adult use.

  • Wolfgangsterr

    Excellent documentary elaborating on the history and implications of drug use past and present across the globe.

  • Anonymous

    Censored.

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  • Metapy Star

    The film does not exist, TAKE IT OUT.