Item Details

The Fly Agaric Mushroom [electronic resource]: Sacred Weeds

TVF International (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Siberian shamans used the fly agaric mushroom to access a world inhabited by small, elf-like beings, while Victorian artists often depicted elves sitting atop a fly agaric's cap. In this program, Oxford archaeology professor Andrew Sherratt compares the effects of fly agaric on volunteers to the effects described in traditional accounts. The experiment is attended by a psychiatrist interested in how the drug affects the brain, a neuropsychologist measuring spatial perception, and an ethnobotanist assessing the volunteers' subjective report of the experience. The group cannot agree: Does fly agaric distort our perception of the world, or does it allow a glimpse of a different reality? Part of the series Sacred Weeds.
Release Date
1998
Run Time
52 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 09, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Sacred Weeds
Series
Sacred Weeds: Four Experiments With Psychoactive Plants
Sacred Weeds
Contents
  • Notes from the Diary of Dr. Andrew Sherratt (2:47)
  • Day 1 - Meeting (2:12)
  • Day 1 - Slide Show (1:54)
  • Day 1 - Seeing Little People (3:19)
  • Day 1 - Volunteers Arrive (1:56)
  • Day 1 - Theories (1:36)
  • Day 1 - Illusion or Reality? (2:35)
  • Sacred Weeds - Part Two (4:21)
  • Fresh Mushroom Always Toxic (2:31)
  • Mushroom Taking Effect (2:38)
  • 7:10 PM (1:53)
  • 7:39 PM (2:16)
  • 8:00 PM (1:47)
  • Spider Web Pattern (2:05)
  • 8:45 PM (1:43)
  • No Bonding (2:59)
  • Sacred Weeds - Part Three (3:50)
  • A Good First Step (2:21)
  • Expectation Determines Interpretation (4:13)
  • Conclusion of Fly Agaric Experiment (0:53)
  • Credit: The Fly Agaric Mushroom: Sacred Weeds (0:36)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1998.
Publisher no.
  • 47467s Films Media Group
  • 47468 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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