Culture & Spirituality are in many ways intertwined. A culture is a matter of how we think the world ‘works.’ Coming into play here is language, knowledge, beliefs, assumptions, principles and values. Culture shapes the way in which we see the world, and how we view ourselves within the world.
Spirituality is profoundly intuitive. But it is not always consciously expressed. It is about the intuitive way in which we feel connectedness to the world in which we live. The most common cultural representation of spirituality is religion, a predominantly institutionalised and structured system of beliefs and rituals that form the channels of worship of the religion’s supernatural god, or gods.
Psychedelics and plant medicines influence both culture and spirituality in many ways; from giving us new perspectives about our purpose in life, to changing the ways we appreciate art and music.
Sagrada Familia is one of my top favorite medicine songs written by Pablo Comesana, a member of Mantric Mambo, the official temple band of Templo Mãe d’Agua, in Alto Paraíso, Brazil. I lament the fact that there is no official Mantric Mambo album recording of this epic song, and that the only audio I have…Read More
It’s been truly a delight to bear witness to the expansion of Huni Kuin culture around the world, through the ever weaving nomadic tendrils of the global medicine tribe… through those of us from the Global North who have the good fortune of visiting their villages in Acre, Brazil, through the pajes that have increasingly…Read More
This version of the sublime medicine circle song Oso Blanco by Bóveda Celeste is sung by Diana Carr of the Birds in Paradise by the Bird Tribe music collective. Other artists in the song include Brian Taylor on guitar, Danny Pritchett on bass, and Tëté Bero, Sunny Solwind, and David Daniel Brown on percussion. The…Read More