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2014 Archive

Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary
Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary
Feature Film Documentary
(2014, 95 mins)

The documentary ‘Dying to Know,’ by Gay Dillingham, explores the enlightened perspectives of LSD guru Timothy Leary, and world-renowned spiritual teacher Ram Dass. During the early 1960’s, Leary and Dass were professors at the Harvard College exploring the concept of inner consciousness and spirituality through the use of controlled psychedelic experiments. These experiments were the first substantial look into the effects of LSD and Psilocybin. Both Leary and Dass are self-proclaimed psychedelic explorers of the inner consciousness. They did such exploring using psychedelic drugs such as LSD, magic mushrooms, and Psilocybin.
The movie shows footage spanning over 80 years of Ram Dass and Timothy Leary. In addition to rare footage, the film shows interviews of people that they have met along their way to spiritual enlightenment. The film is organized into four subjects: life, death, soul, and birth. Coexisting with these subjects, the film gives a brief biography of Rass and Leary's lives, recollecting the significant events that created these two legends.
- MK

This film is not rated.

Screening Schedule
Wed, Jun 4th 6:00pm
Castle Theater - Maui Arts
& Cultural Center

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