man, myth & mushrooms: ethnomycology in africa
2hrs of Content
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Although not often recognized by researchers and scientists, fungi and plants have been used by indigenous Africans, and those in the diaspora for spiritual and community development for millennia. Several groups use these sacred plants in their rites of passage initiation ceremonies and daily ritual. Is the “Stoned-Ape Theory” the only EthnoMycological knowledge you’ve heard that has its roots in Africa?
Then this is the event for you!
Darren will take you through his own journey of discovering ancient fungal wisdom and technology in the Motherland, Africa.
This collective tradition of ritualized psychedelic use and advanced technology in ancient Pan African society is fundamental to the human race yet largely overlooked by conventional scholars and historians for reasons Darren will elaborate on in this presentation.
Grass-roots researcher and teacher, Darren Le Baron will be presenting his most recent presentation about the history and nature of mycology and ethnobotany.
Psychedelic mushrooms have been used for millennia to reach altered states of consciousness. In this talk Darren explores the connections between psychedelics, relationships, love, sex and ceremony.
He will also share some of the latest scientific research, as well as explore the ancient symbolism of mushrooms. He will reveal to you the amazing world of fungi, in his usual thought-provoking and engaging way. Come and discover the hidden, and in some cases taboo knowledge and how it has become encoded in many cultures in our modern world!
Meet Your Teacher
Darren Springer is an educator, researcher and event organizer based in the UK. Known around the world for his Shroomshop Master classes he is keen mushroom cultivator and teacher and has been growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms for the last ten years.
Darren is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his research and findings on ancient African plant medicines, the history, mythology and various applications.
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.