Death is as much a part of life as birth. We all know we are heading there, yet Western culture does everything possible to ignore it. Although our mortality is inevitable, we still can’t begin to imagine dying or what happens after we die. The truth is we fear death.
Each year 2.5 million people die in the U.S. Over twenty percent of these deaths are due to cancer. In 2015, over 589,000 Americans will die of cancer and 1,658,370 new cancer cases will be diagnosed. While we can’t change these numbers, we can change the approach to which we come to terms with the inevitable. A New Understanding documents novel research that utilizes psilocybin as the remedy for emotional trauma that comes with a terminal diagnosis.
Witness the story of three individuals that were part of a larger study exploring this unique palliative care technique. The research documented in this film will transform your take on cancer treatment, and deeply empathize with the lasting peace the patients gain. With the convergence of science and spirituality combined with shifting paradigms, the psilocybin research is moving forward quickly with the likelihood that within the next five to six years, this could be a palliative care option approved by the FDA and DEA.
In the New York Times article ‘Hallucinogens have Doctors Tuning in Again’, Dr. Charles Grob describes psilocybin as ‘existential medicine’ that aids people in overcoming fear, anxiety and depression. Grob, who is part of the research team in our documentary, reveals “Individuals transcend [their physical state] and experience ego-free states before the time of their actual physical demise, and return with a new perspective and profound acceptance of the life constant: change.” Our team strongly supports this life-changing research and needs community support to spread this information, and help people find peace with their lives.
Major media is beginning to cover this research, and A New Understanding offers a much closer look at the science and the personal stories of patients. After six years in the making and continuously jumping through bureaucratic hoops to approve research, we offer the world a poignant look the difference this research is making in people’s lives.
The patients documented in A New Understanding had terminal cancer, but we all share the certainty of death. How are we as individuals, and collectively as a society, providing comfort for a life lived? I won’t spoil the ending but I will say this – the healing breakthroughs in this documentary will surprise you!
“When administered under supportive conditions, psilocybin occasioned experiences similar to spontaneously occurring mystical experiences.”
Our mission is to bring this modern knowledge to the people who are seeking answers to new ways of being – while at the same time, honoring the confluence of science and spirituality for an emerging new paradigm on dying.
If you were moved by A New Understanding and want to share its message with family and friends, we are offering the HD download and lifetime access to the entire collection of footage produced for this documentary. Plus they both come with a bunch of great bonuses AND a portion of the proceeds support future research.