A Wonderful Secret
An Interview with Filip Záruba

September 13, 2019

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode Filip Záruba speaks with Joanna about: how “Bufo Alvarius: The Underground Secret” came to be; a psychedelic medicine with short duration that changes you forever; merging with the Absolute; a brief history of 5-MeO-DMT; the auspicious emergence of the toad medicine in times of emergency; a wakeup call for radical change; safety measures and counterindications; the miraculous gift of being a human being on this planet.

Filip Záruba is a 42 years old 3D animation and special effects artist, cinematographer, musician and newly also movie director from the Czech Republic. After the first encounter with Bufo Alvarius medicine, he decided to take advantage of all his existing experience with commercials, films, and video clips to make an auteur documentary about this unique phenomenon. he took off with a group of volunteers for Colombia for a journey that changed life to many of them, including himself. Although Filip speaks of the lifetime as “before and after the toad”, from another point of view, all the things evolved very naturally. The “Bufo Alvarius: The Underground Secret” documentary became one of many projects of the Asaya association run by Filip and his friends. Their mission is to promote transpersonal psychology, shamanism, holistic approach to health, mysticism, a new paradigm in science, Advaita, Vedanta, Asparsa yoga and so on by organizing events, conferences and workshops, publishing books and producing movies. Asaya helped to organize the International Transpersonal Conference 2017 in Prague and 75 years of LSD in arts and science in cooperation with Stanislav Grof. Back to Filip, music is another of his great love affairs. Nicknamed Sub.d.visionz, he was a leading force of the legendary Czech Dvoika.troika crew and produced quite many electronic tunes. He also composed part of the music for his director’s debut “Bufo Alvarius: The Underground Secret”, which is the very first feature film about the hallucinogenic toad in the world.  


“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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