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Psychedelics and the Mysteries of Yoga [ONLINE]
March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
by Psychedelic Society (UK)
“There has always been a hidden pathway and secret ritual that brings forth the reunion…”
Psychedelics and Yoga are similar in the sense that both have been used for centuries to reach altered states of consciousness. Together, Yoga & Psychedelics can take one on a journey that explores the power of the mind and the full potential of the human body and lead one to mystical sacred union experiences.
Come meet Darren Le Baron and Sanae Orchi, and discover the Ancient African roots of Yoga and its forgotten philosophy. Learn easy tools for Yoga & Psychedelics to explore infinite possibilities of the body and mind. In this talk we will explore ancient mythologies that connect the human entheogenic experience and the pathway of the sacred union.
You will be taken on a historical journey and look at the origins of these occult practices in ancient Africa, Mesopotamia and Europe and how they have become coded in several mythological entheogenic rites of passages throughout the ancient indigenous world in initiation ceremonies and daily ritual.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Darren Springer and 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 and is running Shroomshops at The Psychedelic Society.
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.
Sanae Orchi is a Dutch/Moroccan TV presenter, public speaker and teacher of Ancient African Yoga (Smai Tawi). For years she presented many TV programs and became a well-known TV personality.
‘On the surface everybody thought I had it all because I was popular, but deep down I felt empty.’
Sanae went through a series of challenging experiences and life questions. Her journey led her to studying and sharing both modern and ancient spiritual practices. She is now sharing this knowledge and her experiences in an ‘urban sexy’ way for others, especially the young generation to experience self-realisation themselves.