Beginning on Saturday, April 19th, The History Channel wiil be airing the award-winning 2-hour documentary "Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey an exploration of the evolution and social impact of hallucinogenic plants and chemicals from ancient times to the present. Noted anthropologist, ethnobotanist and author Wade Davis recounts the adventures of his legendary mentor, Richard Evans Schultes, whose plant explorations in the Amazon basin in the 1940s led to scientific breakthroughs that helped change the world.
Appearing on the special, along with such expert witnesses as Dr. Andrew Weil and LSD discoverer Dr. Albert Hoffman, will be Bob Weir, who comments on the impact of psychedelics on the culture of the 60s, and their influence on the music of the Grateful Dead. The show's soundtrack features GD music as well, with excerpts of "Dark Star" and "The Eleven" included.
There will be multiple showings of "Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey," commencing Saturday, April 19th at 10 pm, with encore presentations on Sunday, April 20 at 2 am and Saturday, April 26 at 5 pm. (All times Eastern)
"Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey" is also available on DVD. For ordering information, go here.