“The Matrix” was first released in 1999, and since then, three more sequels have been released: “The Matrix Reloaded,” “The Matrix Revolutions” and “The Matrix Resurrections,” each one more thrilling and captivating than the last.
One thing that may catch your eye with this latest release is how trippy the film is, from guided spiritual journeys to flashbacks that bend reality. Today, we look at ways in which “The Matrix Resurrections” is more psychedelic than the first film in the sequence.
In the first movie, Neo got out of trouble by slowing down the time around him. In this latest film, it’s the Analyst who can slow down the whole world by controlling time.
The red pill and the healing journey
Neo is offered a red pill by Morpheus in the first film, which many have long been considered to be a metaphor for a guided, consciousness-expanding psychedelic journey. Morpheus urges the young hacker to free his mind using the pill so that he can join him on a guided flashback and hallucination-filled healing journey. In the end, the hacker does choose the pill and begins his psychedelic journey.
Lots of mirrors
Additionally, mirrors serve as portals that can be used to enter different realities as well as play the role of doorways that help red-pilled humans escape the Matrix. This is in addition to providing Trinity and Neo peeks of their twisted reflections, which is similar to what psychedelics do.
The connection between psychedelics and mirrors has many sides. For instance, while they scare characters who gaze into them in the literal sense, they also exist to ferry an individual’s consciousness from one reality to another in the symbolic sense, similar to these plant medicines.
In the film, we also see some references to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” These references begin with Neo’s therapist, who owns a Ceshire-esque cat, and Bugs, Neo’s resistance ally, who has a white rabbit tattoo. Neo’s coworker is also seen reading “Through the Looking-Glass” by Lewis Carroll.
There are some who believe that “Alice in Wonderland” is about a bad trip, particularly because of the mushroom eating and potion drinking we see, which is how psychedelics are consumed.
The cast is pro-psychedelics
Since the film first debuted in 1999, the culture around psychedelic substances has grown significantly. Promising research and new laws have helped, with some celebrities opening up about their experiences with these plant medicines. For instance, Keanu revealed during an interview with the “Rolling Stone” in 2000 that psilocybin gave him insight into his mind.
Such admissions, and the subtle hints contained in those movies, help to advance the psychedelic cause, and industry actors such as Delic Holdings Corp. (CSE: DELC) (OTCQB: DELCF) can be assured that wherever they open ketamine clinics or launch a new psychedelic medicine, there will be a receptive public willing to benefit from these therapeutic substances.
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