“Sacred Weeds – Salvia Divinorum” is the second episode of a four-part documentary series televised by BBC. This 50-minute investigative film discusses the psychoactive plant, Salvia Divinorum and details its cultural impact on the early civilizations. The film, which was produced by Sarah Marris, was first televised to the public in 1998.
Sacred Weed – Salvia Divinorum features interviews from physicians such as Dr. Tim Kendall, a psychiatrist and director at the Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies as well as respected medical anthropologist and lecturer at the University of Cambridge Dr. Francoise barbira-Freedman.
The film highlights the potent ingredient of Salvia Divinorum, how the plant was used in ancient times as a by the indigenous Mazatec shamans to “protect” themselves during spiritual journeys as well as the origins of the plant.