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Friday, Oct 4 at 7:30 pm

Psychedelics Made Me What I Am

with Caveh Zahedi

We are thrilled to welcome Caveh Zahedi to present his most recent project, Psychedelics Made Me What I Am.

Caveh Zahedi is an autobiographical filmmaker whose work includes A Little Stiff (1991), I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore (1994), I Was Possessed By God (2000), In The Bathtub of the World (2001), Tripping with Caveh (2004) I Am A Sex Addict (2006), and The Sheik and I (2012). He also has an ongoing talk show called Getting Stoned with Caveh and an ongoing web series called The Show About The Show in which every episode is about the making of the previous episode.

Psychedelics Made Me What I Am is the story of his relationship with hallucinogens over a 25 year period.

We’re delighted to have Caveh Zahedi in attendance for conversation following the film.

Psychedelics Made Me What I Am

80 min, 2019

I have been experimenting with psychedelics for over 35 years. As an autobiographical filmmaker, I have been filming these drug trips as well. About 25 years ago, I was first exposed to the ideas of Terence McKenna who urges people to take what he calls “heroic doses” of mushrooms, as opposed to what he calls “recreational doses”; I began experimenting with heroic doses (over three times the amount of a recreational dose) and started having experiences that I can only describe as becoming “possessed”. These experiences have been life-changing for me personally and seem to me to be an important contribution to our understanding of human consciousness.

I started filming these possession experiences on an annual basis for the next several years with the intention of making a film about psychedelics and what they can tell us about the nature of reality. I recently decided to do a live performance instead of a film as, I believe, that medium lends itself better to exploring the disparity between “ordinary” consciousness and “mushroom” consciousness.

80 min

Caveh Zahedi is an autobiographical filmmaker whose work includes A Little Stiff (1991), I Don’t Hate Las Vegas Anymore (1994), I Was Possessed By God (2000), In The Bathtub of the World (2001), Tripping with Caveh (2004) I Am A Sex Addict (2006), and The Sheik and I (2012). He also has an ongoing talk show called Getting Stoned with Caveh and an ongoing web series called The Show About The Show in which every episode is about the making of the previous episode.

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Date
Friday, Oct 4
Time
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cost
Free – $10
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BROOKLYN, NY 11211 United States
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