Hofmann's Potion

This documentary offers a compassionate, open-minded look at LSD and how it fits into our world. Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to "tune in, turn on and drop out," the drug was hailed as a way to treat forms of addiction and mental illness. At the same time, it was being touted as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. Featuring interviews with LSD pioneers, beautiful music and stunning cinematography, this is much more than a simple chronicle of LSD's early days. It's an alternative way of looking at the drug... and our world.


Connie Littlefield
Kent Martin
Nigel Markham
Lawrence Jackman
sound recording
Alex Salter
Jane Porter
Arthur McKay
Michael Jones
Jean Paul Vialard
archival music research
Chris Crilly
Connie Littlefield
sound editor
Alex Salter
executive producer
Sally Bochner


  • sagonaut

    “Glad I came across this in a roundabout way.NFB is a treasure chest and as LaoziSailor wrote,a jewel.” — sagonaut, 7 Jul 2013

  • LaoziSailor

    “Amazing how certain jewels remain burred for so long. ” — LaoziSailor, 11 Aug 2012

  • magichabits

    “I found you could fast-forward by clicking where you want in the time bar and holding it for several seconds. The white bar then extends to the point where you clicked and held and the movie plays from there.” — magichabits, 6 Sep 2011

  • earthlover

    “Is there no way to fastforward on this movie player? It is sometimes difficult to watch a whole doc at one sitting but I would like to see the rest without repeating what I have already seen. Please enable the ability to scroll through the films.” — earthlover, 17 Feb 2011

  • trancemuter

    “wonderful film, everybody should see this.” — trancemuter, 8 Feb 2011

  • RasMoney

    “Fantastic film. Probably the best LSD documentary ever. Classic.” — RasMoney, 11 Jan 2011

  • ninelowe

    “Amazing, amazing film. I love it!” — ninelowe, 1 May 2010

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