“Inside LSD” Broadcast on National Geographi

“Inside LSD” Broadcast on National Geographic Explorer 11/3/09 — Host a Viewing Party to Build Community and Increase MAPS Membership With Our Matching Grant Program!

On Tuesday, November 3 at 10:00 PM EDT/7:00 PM PDT, National Geographics “Explorer” program will be featuring a documentary about the renewal of psychedelic research, focusing on LSD and psilocybin. The episode “Inside LSD” interviews several of MAPS colleagues and friends including pioneering psilocybin researcher Charles Grob, M.D. and one of the cancer patients in his psilocybin/cancer anxiety study.

Here is how the show is described by National Geographic:

“Now science is taking a fresh look at LSD, including the first human trials in over 35 years. Using enhanced brain imaging, non-hallucinogenic versions of the drug and information from an underground network of test subjects who suffer from an agonizing condition for which there is no cure, researchers are finding that this trippy drug could become the pharmaceutical of the future. Can it enhance our brain power, expand our creativity and cure disease? To find out, Explorer puts LSD under the microscope.” [read more].

We encourage MAPS supporters to host a viewing party in order to inform your friends and family about the benefits of psychedelic psychotherapy. In addition to this new documentary, MAPS has DVDs available of the Peter Jennings documentary, Ecstasy Rising, the best documentary ever made about MDMA. Depending on how you organize your party, you could show Ecstasy Rising at the same gathering after or before “Inside LSD.” After watching one or both documentaries, wed like you to ask your friends and family to become MAPS members. This is perfect chance to take advantage of the 10-10-10 matching grant program mentioned above. If you are interested in hosting a party, please contact brian@maps.org with “National Geographic Party” in the subject line for more information about what materials MAPS can send you for distribution to the people at your party.