Psychedelia at the Catalyst Summit

  • Sat, May 21, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Queen's University

    99 University Avenue
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3P5
Ticket Price $20.00 This event is now over


Join us for a Screening and Panel Discussion of the documentary, "Psychedelia: The History and Science of Mystical Experience" at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Pat Murphy and esteemed panelists Paul Stamets and Dr. Anthony Bossis


The film takes viewers on a journey through the origins and resurgence of psychedelic research and explores how spiritual experiences are transforming mental health.


This is the Saturday evening event for the Catalyst Summit, so all conference pass holders will have access. A limited number of spots are being opened up to the public, which you can purchase here. All ticket sales will go directly towards supporting the filmmaker. 







“My two favorite movies that are educational are ‘Fantastic Fungi’ and ‘Psychedelia.” There was footage I’ve never seen and it educated me on some things I did not know.”

- Paul Stamets, Mycologist and Author


“I’ve seen many films on the 1960s and the psychedelic renaissance, but I have to say this is one of the best.”

- Dennis McKenna, Ethnopharmacologist


“Absolutely terrific… this is an excellent film and one that should be seen widely. It’s really a film whose time has come.”

- Britt Bunyard, FUNGI Magazine


Stills from the Film (Left to Right): Maria Sabina giving mushrooms to Gordon Wasson, a 1960s LSD study, and Estalyn Walcoff, one of the participants in the NYU Psilocybin Study





Rick Doblin, Founder of MAPS

Matthew Johnson, Johns Hopkins University

Charles S. Grob, UCLA

Anthony Bossis, NYU Psilocybin Research Team

Jeffrey Guss, NYU Psilocybin Research Team

Stephen Ross, NYU Psilocybin Research Team

Julie Holland, Psychiatrist and Author

Katherine MacLean, Research Scientist

Herbert Kleber, Psychiatrist

Ingmar Gorman, CEO of Fluence





Paul is the author of seven books. He is an Invention Ambassador for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and was inducted into The Explorer’s Club in 2020. He has received numerous awards, including the National Mycologist Award (2014) from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), and the Gordon & Tina Wasson Award (2015) from the Mycological Society of America (MSA). His work has entered the mainstream of popular culture. In the new Star Trek: Discovery series on CBS, the Science Officer is portrayed by an Astromycologist…. a Lt. Paul Stamets. Paul’s work with mycelium became a central theme of this series.




Anthony P. Bossis, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Center for Psychedelic Medicine. Dr. Bossis was director of palliative care research and co-principal investigator on the 2016 psilocybin cancer anxiety clinical trial. He is study director and lead session guide on an FDA-approved clinical trial evaluating psilocybin-generated mystical experience upon religious leaders. Dr. Bossis is a training supervisor of psychotherapy at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center and co-founder of the Bellevue Hospital Palliative Care Service. He is on the faculty for The Center for Psychedelic Therapies at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and a guest editor for the journal’s Special Series on Psychedelics. He has a long-standing interest in comparative religion and on the interface of psychology and spirituality. He maintains a private psychotherapy and consulting practice in NYC.




Pat Murphy is a documentary filmmaker and professional film editor, whose work includes programs for PBS, American Masters, and People magazine. He started making Psychedelia in 2011, upon learning about the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study. Aside from filmmaking, he is an enthusiast for the outdoors, American history, and roots music. 




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Date & Time

Sat, May 21, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Queen's University

99 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3P5 Queen's University
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