Scott Olsen, Ph.D.

“Filip Zaruba’s beautiful, informative, provocative and timely documentary on what may be the most fascinating entheogen known to humanity, Bufo Alvarius (also known as the Colorado River Toad), deserves every one of its ten film festival awards. It is a world-class production. Poignant in its penetrating content with stunning visuals, on site experiences, and intriguing follow-up accounts that literally dazzle the audience. This is clearly the best presentation of the profound effects of what may become the greatest entheogen known to humanity. It contains a fascinating experiential description by the psychotropic researcher par excellence, Stanislav Grof, who makes it very clear that the 5-MeO-DMT (5-methoxydimethyl-tryptamine) found in Bufo Alvarius produced in him the most phenomenal transformative experience of any medicine with which he has ever worked – “…it was the toad that showed me the shortest and fastest way to the Absolute.” And despite the fact that there are roughly 400 cataloged plant medicines, this is one animal medicine that far exceeds all other entheogens in its profound effects. Filip Zaruba has captured this realization in his wonderful documentary presentation. The visuals, experiential scenes, and testimonials are built around the central account of Dr. Octavio Rettig Honojosa’s successful self-healing from a variety of addictions and subsequent transformation of over 9,000 people by administering this ancient treasure from the Sonoran Desert. There is absolutely no doubt that this healing elixir could transform the world, and Zaruba has succeeded in presenting it in the most accurate and beautiful light as a master craftsman with the medium of film. I highly recommend Bufo Alvarius – The Underground Secret to anyone in search of the ultimate non-dual path to illumination.”

Professor Emeritus, Humanities Department, College of Central Florida, USA, member of the Theosophical Society of America

Author of international bestsellers  “The Golden Section – Nature’s Greatest Secret“ and “Designa: Technical Secrets of the Traditional Visual Arts