Psychedelics in Africa: The Untold Story with Darren Springer
- Mon 24th Jun 2019, 7pm – 9pm
- The Psychedelic Society, Mackintosh Lane, London, UK
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Although not often recognised by researchers and scientists, fungi and plants have been used by indigenous Africans for spiritual and community development for millennia.
Darren will be sharing his extensive research on the indigenous usage of psychedelic plants used in ritual and ceremony on the African continent, through the lenses of ancient history and mythology. Several communities use these sacred plants in their rites of passage, initiation ceremonies and daily ritual.
This is a great interactive talk and slide show presentation that takes you into the ritual and medicinal use of psychedelics by some of the most ancient African peoples, into ancient Egypt and beyond.
Darren Springer is a grass-roots researcher and event organiser based in London, the Director of Ancient Future, the Convenor of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings and curator at Earth Tone Arts. After setting up Ancient Future in 2006, a voluntary organisation, he has continued to develop workshops and projects geared around creative arts, personal-development and African-Caribbean spiritual systems in his community. Collectively his work aims to inform and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to cope with social challenges and contribute to community development as well as self-improvement in an innovative, creative, culturally-aware style. He has presented at the Breaking Convention in London, the Detroit Entheogenic Conference, Ozora in Hungary, Altered in Berlin and numerous consciousness gatherings around Europe, the U.S and Africa. Darren is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his research on African Entheogenic plants and their various applications on the continent and the diaspora. By day Darren is an Organic Horticulture and Food Enterprise tutor and teaches young people in east London. He’s also a keen mushroom grower and for the last seven years has been growing edible mushrooms and has translated his home growing experience into a commercial experiment.
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