One Step Beyond, billed as "your guide to the supernatural," was a docudrama TV program airing from 1959-1961. The episode about psychedelic mushrooms and psychic experiments is a trip to watch. It features Andrija Puharich, MD, a parapsychology researcher most famous for bringing Uri Geller to the US. Puharich also invented technology relating the the affect of low frequency electromagnetic wave emissions on the brain. As a result, tinfoil beanie folks love to hate him. You can view this episode of One Step Beyond in three parts on YouTube.
One Step Beyond: Psychedelic Mushrooms and ESP part 1, part 2, part 3 (YouTube, via Further)
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