SG - Descending the Mountain (movie)

A monastery on the top of Mount Rigi, Switzerland. A group of monks, experienced Zen practitioners, take magic mushrooms for the first time in their lives.

Organised by Studium Generale

Thu 22 September 2022 20:30

Venue Art Cinema Movie W, Wilhelminaweg 3a

What will happen? And what can the experiences of the monks teach us about the essence of mystical experience?

The movie is more than the report on an experiment. Director Maartje Nevejan took great care to find a visual language for inner life, re-inventing the iconic visual language of the 60’s to evoke a psychedelic experience.

Movie by Maartje Nevejan, 78 min. Switzerland, 2021
English subs

Free entrance for WUR-card holders.

About series Psychedelics

Ayahuasca retreats become increasingly popular. Psylocibine, the active ingredient in magic truffles and mushrooms, might be the new medicine against depression. MDMA has become a fashionable party-drug ánd psychedelic. Psychedelics recently returned to the spotlight, so let’s take an in-depth look at those intriguing substances.