Visuals for an Audible segment of Pop-Up Magazine's spring tour – bringing an extract from Michael Pollan's latest book "How to Change your Mind" to life.
' Take a series of short puffs then hold one big one as long as you can. And then exhale. This is the Everest of psychedelics.'
' I heard about something called 5-MeO-DMT. It's made from, or consists of the venom of the Sonoran Desert Toad. And when you milk that toad of its venom, the venom crystallizes and you can smoke it.'
' Well before I exhaled, I had left this world entirely. Not only had my ego completely disappear, but everything disappeared.'
' There was no anything. There was no being.'
' It was like a category five mental hurricane. I felt like I was strapped to a rocket, with the G-forces pulling down on my face.Fortunately it didn't last very long. As I reconstituted and being happened again I was happy as I had ever been. It was the bliss that I existed. That anything existed.'