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Bufo Alvarius - The Underground Secret has been released and can be viewed online (pay per view) here:

A radical testimony of the strongest known natural psychedelic, tryptamine 5-MeO-DMT produced by Bufo Alvarius, a toad of the Sonoran desert. The breathtaking audio-visual adventure is enhanced by immersive animations inspired by the psychoactive effects of this extraordinary substance. Fascinating stories of a group of Czech psychonauts are combined with personal insights of Stanislav Grof, a nestor of transpersonal psychology, and Octavio Rettig, a modern shaman who has facilitated ceremonial contact with Bufo Alvarius for thousands of volunteers from around the world. For many, the experience has been life-changing. Originally intended to simply document these experiences, the film evolved into an intense meditation on the nature of consciousness and being. Official Facebook pages:
"A stunning visual documentary exploring the science and shamanism of the Bufo Alvarius toad, the non-dual reality of our true nature, and the powerful experiences of seekers that dare to confront the ultimate mystery of the Divine within." - Rak Razam
"Filip Zaruba's film on the experience of smoking the venom of the Sonora Desert Toad – Bufo Alvarius – provides eloquent and elegant testimony to the visionary worlds that can be opened up by the ingestion of this powerful natural hallucinogen. While such experiences inevitably transcend our capacity of communication, yet these masters of image and sound are able to convey something of the awesome mystery of these visions." - Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.
"A glimpse of the Divine. Congratulations to Filip Zaruba and his team for accepting the immense challenge to make the invisible visible and to gently deliver us to vast inner universes in their new film Bufo Alvarius.To give audiences a glimpse of the Divine is no small feat and only rarely attempted. The experts appearing in this film prepare the groundwork for the superb special light effects that simulate the frog medicine journey. Dr. Octavio Rettig is especially lucid when he describes what he has learned from being a shaman/toad medicine facilitator and guide to more than 8000 people. This grounding gives viewers a foothold from which to experience other realms realized through the film's tapestry of music, songs, and special light effects. Kudos also to the brave toad travelers who allow us an intimate ride from Blast-Off to Return. Five stars for a film that attempts to answer the big question about how to get from "here" to "there". Onward!" - Michael Wiese
"The Bufo Alvarious movie is truly an exquisite documentary about the Sonoran Desert toad.  Filip Zaruba gives us a picture that is as close as possible to what is truly ineffable, a masterpiece showing us the infinite love and the cosmic experience of non-duality that is our true reality.  We are in the need of healing and awakening more then ever and this film shows us the transformational potential of psychedelic medicines – and specifically of 5-MeO-DMT. The movie is following journeys of several psychonauts, guided by a shaman Octavio Rettig accompanied by his commentary and explanation of the medicine, its possible effects, contraindications, and ways of working with it. Stanislav Grof, Michal Vancura, and Pavel Bem discuss the value of this and other etheogenic medicines on individual and societal level. It is the best film I have seen discussing and showing the experience with 5-MeO-DMT." - Veronika Gold, MA, SEP
Nice description of first time experience.
Media/Resources / Time Magazine mention of 5 MEO
May 17, 2018, 03:42:35 AM
From Michael Pollan, author of the new book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Hi, I was wondering with a lot of people taking Turmeric now as a supplement and it being a MAO inhibitor has anyone heard of people having problems or contradictions for people consuming tryptamines at the same time? I know a lot of people take Turmeric alone which would have a fairly mild effect, but more recently the preparations one can buy have BioPerine added which is an extract from the Black pepper fruit and can potentialize Turmerics absorption from 10% to 90%. MAOI's are one of the things a good practitioner looks for before allowing a client to take Toad so is this something we should be looking out for?
Dr Gerry is one of the most prolific facilitators of toad medicine in the world, a huge percentage of the people who have tried it or will try it will do so through him. He has started a foundation to protect the toad with land put aside for them to protect them. In the video he talks about his experiences of administering the medicine including what participants can expect. How to deal with the after effects of the medicine and reactivation's. Natural vs Synthetic 5 Meo DMT. Why has the medicine come at this time in the world? Is there evidence of this medicine being used in the past and the history of its discovery. What is the experience like? How do people with addictions benefit from the medicine?. Do you recommend Hapi (Rapé, Rapay) and when? Standing or sitting? How do you run your ceremonies? Facing the ultimate fear. Then he does a live demonstration with a participant.
Today's guest, Rafael Lancelotta is on the show to unpack 5-MeO-DMT. He is a graduate student at the University of Wyoming studying Mental Health Counseling graduating in May 2018, with a particular focus on the therapeutic potentials of psychedelics. He is also the administrator of, which is a forum dedicated to forming community discussions on harm reduction, integration, and safe practices around 5-MeO-DMT.
This was released today.

The New Psychedelic Revolution with James Oroc - Martin Ball Podcast

James Oroc and I catch-up by welcoming him back to the podcast after originally appearing on the show 10 years ago with a wide-ranging discussion of toads, 5-MeO-DMT, writing, publishing, paragliding, Burning Man, and his new book, The New Psychedelic Revolution
Introductions/Newbies / Re: Hi, send help
March 26, 2018, 04:43:33 PM
There are number of means and methods to reground and heal yourself. The first option would be to work with someone who is experienced with this but if there is no one you can turn to, you can try some of the following techniques/practices.

1. Ground yourself in nature, go bare foot in forests, beaches etc. Become a tree hugger. Do some gardening, these are the fist things teachers did with their students in Zen when they became ungrounded.
2. Exercise, walk, dance, martial arts, swim, do activities that ground you back into your body. Hard work like digging holes, farming etc is very grounding.
3. Trauma Release Exercises are a powerful means to release pent up energy from your system they are best learnt in a work group or one on one with an instructor but if you don't have the luxury of that you can get a DVD on the exercises.
4. The Wim Hof method is a powerful means to ground you back into your body, there are course on this run all around the world or there is an online option to learn this
5. Shibashi QiGong/Tai Chi is a very easy set of exercises to learn, developed in the 70's by Professor Lin Hou Sheng, it combines the best of Tai Chi and Qi Gong in 18 simple moves. You can view many videos online at Youtube
a good website to learn it is Very simple to do but with great health benefits.
6. Eat solid grounding meals, stay away from light meals.
7. Yoga was developed to ground the body for spiritual practice, find a practice that suits your body and that you enjoy.
8. Warm Epsom Salt baths (.5-1kg of epsom salts) are good to balance the energy system.
9. A good holistic counselor is a good way to help cope with the anxiety you are most likely feeling and help guide you to the best healing paths for yourself.
10. The Spiritual Emergency Network was set up by Christiana Grof (Stan Grof's wife) to help people get through spiritual crisis
11. Some people swear by him and others highly disagree with his methods here is an option from Mantak Chia
12. Finding strong community, surround yourself with people that can support you, listen and give you advice. Serving others in what ever that form takes, helping the homeless, community work etc is very beneficial in ones own growth and healing process.

Warm regards :)
If you watch that full Hamilton Doco Dr Gerry says that Toad populations have been decimated in the last 10 years. If we harvest the 5-Meo unethically I don't think it makes us much better than people who harvest Whales for eating, Chop up old growth forest for wood chips, Ivory from Elephants or Rhino horn to get their dicks hard. At least Dr Gerry is trying to set up some reserve. I imagine 5-Meo is like Ayahuasca was ten years ago, on the fringe but once the word gets out and it becomes more popular the Toad population will suffer even more dramatically. Look at the old peaceful towns where you used to get Aya in Peru, they have turned into a nasty circuses once the money came in with dodgy operators/shaman and greedy fundamentalist like Non-profit groups.

Maybe as a community we should think about turning to the synthetic options so we don't have to hang our heads in shame in a few years when these little guys are pushed to extinction.
Thanks :)

When you say questions section do you mean General Discussions?
Hi, recently became interested in the Toad after watching Hamilton doco with Dr Gerry. Have had ceremonies with Aya, Iboga in the past and would like to explore the Toad sometime. Will have to find someone in Oz or maybe visit Mexico sometime. cheers Andy :)