This will be just another trip
Down the memory lane
To where I lost my grip
Okay, sorry I’m lying
This will be a review
Sorry, we’re not going to trip right now. Today I wanted to share with you this fantastic movie I saw last night, it’s called Fantastic Fungi, and it’s about the biggest organism on earth – fungi.
What I learned from the movie was that fungi are everywhere. They have been here for billions of years and they’ll probably be here long after humans are gone.
It’s something we must all see
And experience. Fungi are amazing! Here’s a beautifully written summary from imdb:
Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and director Louie Schwartzberg, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Better yet, you’ll see it through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned Paul Stamets exing about the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Healers of earth
There are more than 1.5 million different Fungi and more are discovered each day. Mushrooms are like fruits of Fungi and there are about 20 thousand of them.
All of them have some properties and right now we’re only just beginning to understand them. It’s a long way but it could help us reconnect with nature and ourselves.
In the movie they have animated the whole history of Fungi to show how important they are in every process. Fungi are helping everything and everyone. Trees can talk to each other because of the mycelium.
They also show how we were waking up to the power of Fungi in the sixties but then all the research was cancelled and destroyed by the ruling power.
They also did an experiment with psychedelic mushrooms on cancer patients. For most of them, that experience was in the top 3 experiences of their whole life (amongst the birth of a child or death of a parent).
Listen to this guy who was actually the main reason this documentary was made. His experience is astonishing but you have to listen for yourself to fully understand it.
And the visuals in Fantastic Fungi are incredible! Many time lapse videos, animations about Fungi organism and their incredible importance on earth.
It’s a joy to watch while learning something you probably didn’t know before.
I did know a few things about Fungi before but this movie reached a new level of eye-opening information in it. Plus the beauty of every clip and personal experiences of many people around the earth kept me glued to the screen.
I have eaten psychedelic mushrooms myself and I can say for sure that the experience I had changed me for better. It changed my whole perception of world and our meaning on this earth. Some day I will talk about it on another post because there’s a lot to talk about.
Meanwhile, peace, love, and gratitude! Don’t forget to keep a positive attitude!