Monday, August 26, 2019

Meher Baba vs Timothy Leary on LSD

This is the central, and most dramatic, part of Louis Van Gasteren's documentary Nema Aviona Za Zagreb. It quadrangulates between Gastern's personal experience with legal use of LSD for therapy in the early 60s, the tragic death of a boy falling out a San Francisco apartment building on LSD (believing he could fly), Timothy Leary preaching about the drug's spiritual benefits, and Meher Baba's message on the ultimate effects of drug use, i.e. madness. The feature length film was shot between 1966 and 1969, but wasn't screened until 2012. The film is mostly Dutch with English subtitles.

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