Psychedelic Media



exploring 5-meo-dmt documentaries

As 5-MeO-DMT continues to grow in popularity, naturally its presence in the media is also growing. Documentaries give seekers an inside look into the experiential nature of the entheogenic process, as well as insights into important topics such as conservation, ethics and safety. F.I.V.E gives thanks to the many documentarians spreading awareness on 5-MeO-DMT. 

F.I.V.E would also like to highlight for harm reduction purposes that some practices showcased in the below media may contain dangerous practices.

Unreported world:
Mexico's Psychedelic Toads

By Channel 4 UK

Channels 4’s Guillermo Galdos reports from Mexico on Bufo, a psychedelic drug derived from toad venom. Boosted as a cure for mental illness and addiction, is Bufo as safe as some claim?


Are some doors better left unopened?

By Boris Jansch, Frank McCaughey, Charles Turley

This documentary follows three men at a crossroads in their lives. They hear of the notorious Sonoran Desert toad, whose venom is said to induce life changing states of mind. Their story begins as a quest to explore something intriguing, to try something different, to find excitement, but culminates in what could be the most profoundly shocking experience of their lives.

Shamans of the Global Village

by Niles Heckman, Rak Razam

Journalist Rak Razam traveled to Mexico to interview and sit in ceremony, experiencing healing medicine ceremonies with shaman Doctor Octavio Rettig.

Aya: awakenings

by Rak Razam

AYA: Awakenings is a documentary journey into the world and visions of Amazonian shamanism, adapted from the cult book ‘Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey’ by Rak Razam. As Razam sets out to document the booming business of Amazonian shamanism in the 21st century, he quickly finds himself caught up in a culture clash between the old world and the new. Braving a gringo trail of the soul, he uncovers a movement of ‘spiritual tourists’ coming from the West for a direct experience of the multi-dimensional reality shamanism connects one to.


Bufo Alvarius- The underground secret

By Filip Zaruba

A radical testimony of the strongest natural psychedelic-tryptamine 5-MeO-DMT produced by Bufo Alvarius. The breathtaking audio-visual adventure is enhanced by immersive animations inspired by the psychoactive effects of this extraordinary substance. Originally intended to simply document these experiences, the film evolved into an intense meditation on the nature of consciousness and being.


Bufo Alvarius Reloaded

By Filip Zaruba

The film that you are about to see presents opinions of experts and therapists regarding the phenomenon of Bufo Alvarius and the psychedelic substance 5-MeO-DMT. The interviews were conducted for study purposes and as a free bonus material to the film BUFO ALVARIUS – THE UNDERGROUND SECRET. The film includes these chapters: preparation, ceremony, integration and scientific research. It is neither meant as a recommendation nor defense of the usage of this psychoactive substance.


Looking for Bufo Alvarius

By Mario garnier

Mario Garnier founder of the world congress of Bufo Alvarius, researcher of the 5-meO-DMT, presents his documentary on the use of sacred medicine or spiritual tool of self-knowledge. It helps us understand psychedelic therapy (ayahuasca, Bufo Alvarius, DMT, nn DMT, sapo de sonora, medicine del sapo, Sapito, incilius alvarius) and responsible use.

hamiltons pharmacopeia:
the psychedelic toad


Hamilton embarks on a quest to answer the most important question in ethnoherpetological history, and along the way, he finds the power of love.


hamiltons pharmacopeia:
synthetic toad venom machine


Haunted by past mistakes, Hamilton embarks on a journey to correct an error in his reporting and identifies the origin of an international toad venom smoking phenomenon.


Getting high with a Hallucinogenic Toad Prophet


Our Vice Mexico team went to the Sonora desert in search of the Bufo Alvarius, an endemic toad species that contains a very high dosage of 5-MEO-DMT in it´s body. 5-MEO-DMT is said to be the most potent hallucinogenic in the world.