New Film: Premiered Jan 7, 2021 – The Rise of Psychedelic Capitalism

Psychedelics are going mainstream. With landmark studies in the last decade showing their incredible potential in treating serious mental health conditions, 2020 saw a goldrush of investment. But what are the implications as psychedelics move from the counterculture to the boardroom?

In this short documentary, Alexander Beiner speaks to leading experts in the field – from clinicians and CEO’s to shamans and philosophers – to ask what the rise of psychedelic capitalism means for the future of culture and medicine.

Includes interviews with Dr. Rosalind Watts (clinical lead of Imperial College’s groundbreaking psilocybin for depression study), Erik Davis (author of Techgnosis and High Weirdness), Jamie Wheal (author of Stealing Fire), Kat Conour of the Auryn Project, Bill Linton (CEO of The Usona Institute) and Shipibo shaman Jose Lopez Sanchez among others.  

Are we seeing the birth of a new era in mental health care, or late capitalism’s sneakiest cash grab yet? Turn on and tune in to find out. We’ll be hosting a live Q&A in our community with some guests from this film on Wednesday, 13 Jan.

Find out more about membership on  Rebel Wisdom’s Sensemaking 101 course launches again on 4 February, check it out here: A special thanks to Magic Medicine for allowing us to use their footage. Check out their full documentary on

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