PUTTING OUR PAST & PRESENT RELATIONSHIP TO GOD INTO CONTEXT
This enlightening 7 day Sacred Mythic Journey begins in Oaxaca, Mexico where we will trace the age-old roots of religion to traditions dating back 10,000 years. These divination ceremonies are still practiced to this day by the indigenous peoples inhabiting the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains. Let us explore the remains of this persecuted ancient culture to gain some understanding as to why modern-day humans suffer from such a deep cognitive dissonance when it comes to ‘God’ and gain insights into the true nature of our reality.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF RELIGION IN THE 21ST CENTURY ANYWAY?
We pose this eyebrow-raising question as we look into a modern technocratic world on its path to self-destruction where the only representation of ‘religion’ is mass indoctrination and strict dogma. ‘Religion’ has strayed even further still from any firsthand personal experience of the ‘divine’ …It is not even known that such an experience is even possible for us ordinary people! The only inkling we have of this concept of having a direct experience with God is that of the prophets and higher spiritual beings we read about in the holy books of our major world religions; somehow, at some point in time, they defied some law of normal day-to-day reality in order to have experienced the extraordinary feats of miracles & divination.
In a world where the word ‘religion’ and all its associated terms trigger such inherent connotations and preconceived notions – ranging from good, bad to indifferent. There is such a dissonance from the true purpose of religion, which is to connect you to the intangible life force from whence sprung forth the Universe and all of Creation, the undeniable force that makes the sun rise and set each day and that keeps our heart beating. You can call it ‘God’ or whatever you want, but this force is interwoven into the fabric of the universe, whether you give it labels or not, whether you worship/acknowledge it or not.
MAGIC MUSHROOMS – THE FLESH OF THE GODS
The Mixtec are indigenous Mesoamerican peoples inhabiting the modern day Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Puebla in a region known as La Mixteca. The Mixtec culture of central Mexico worshipped many gods, one known as Piltzintecuhtli, or 7 Flower (his name presented in the pictoral language as seven circles and a flower) who was the god for hallucinatory plants, especially the divine mushroom. The Vienna Codex (or Codex Vindobonensis) (ca 13th-15th century) depicts the ritual use of mushrooms by the Mixtec gods, showing Piltzintecuhtli and 7 other gods holding mushrooms in their hands. In Oaxaca today, the magic mushrooms are known as Niños Santos, the ‘Holy/Saint Children’.
The Aztec people had a closely related god of sacred psychoactive plants. Xochipilli, Prince of Flowers, was the divine patron of “the flowery dream” as the Aztecs called the ritual hallucinatory trance. The Aztecs used a number of plant hallucinogens including psilocybian mushrooms (teonanácatl), morning glory seeds (tlilitzin), Salvia divinorum, Datura (tlapatl or
With Cortez’s defeat of the Aztecs in 1521, the Europeans began to forbid the use of non-alcohol intoxicants, including sacred mushrooms, and the use of teonanácatl (‘wondrous mushroom’, or ‘flesh of the gods’) was driven underground.
WHAT IS SACRED?
HAVE WE LOST SIGHT OF ANY TRUE UNDERSTANDING OF RELIGION AND DIVINITY ALONG THE WAY?
Humans have consumed psilocybin, the naturally occurring psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, for more than 10,000 years in a religious context. Magic mushrooms have been part of human culture as far back as the earliest recorded history. Ancient paintings of mushroom-ed humanoids dating to 5,000 B.C. have been found in caves on the Tassili plateau of Northern Algeria. Central and Southern America cultures built temples to mushroom gods and carved “mushroom stones”. These stone carvings in the shape of mushrooms, or in which figures are depicted under the cap of a mushroom, have been dated to as early as 1000-500 B.C. The purpose of the sculptures is not certain, but they may have been religious objects. These are all scientific & historic facts but what do they mean for us? We live in a world where the ruling nations condemn these plants & fungi and will most definitely put you in a cage for consuming these ancient sacraments. Not much different from witch hunts, is it?
- Comfortable accommodations throughout the journey
- All in-country local ground transportation
- Healthy and balanced fresh food diet, juices and herbal teas
- Welcome celebration meal and farewell meal
- Local national park entrance fees
- Transformational workshops and/or ceremonies
- Inspirational facilitators, guides and shamans
- Private one-on-one consultations (if requested)
- 15% of your total contribution goes towards supporting local indigenous communities
What’s NOT IncludedInternational and in-country domestic flights
Personal travel and medical insurance (optional)
Essential kit list items
Private taxi to/from local airport before and after the journey
Terms & Conditions
Cancellations made more than 2 months from the journey start date will be fully refunded but excluding a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations made within 2 months of the journey start date are fully non-refundable.
Up and Coming Journey Dates
First Quarter Moon of the 14th March – Full Moon of the 20th March 2019
Last Quarter Moon of the 16th March – New Moon of the 22nd March 2020
New Moon of the 12th March – First Quarter Moon of the 18th March 2021
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
STEP 1: Schedule Your Sacred Mythic Journey Interview Below
STEP 2: Secure Your Place
STEP 3: Prepare For The Journey Ahead!