Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Departing from its usual format, One Step Beyond offers a "reality" episode filmed on location in Oxaca, Mexico. Playing "themselves", host John Newland and series producer Collier Young investigate reports of a remarkable mushroom, used in the religious rituals of the Chatino Indians. According to legend, anyone who consumes these mushrooms will be endowed with astonishing psychic powers. In a series of tests supervised by a team of real-life scientists and paranormal experts, Newland samples the "sacred" mushroom, then chronicles the remarkable results. (Needless to say, this particular episode was very popular in the Psychedelic Sixties).