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.
This is one of my favorite medicine songs to hear in ceremony, because the words are so powerful and empowering, connecting us to the support and protection of our ancestors, teachers, and spiritual allies, lifetime after lifetime, in each new life incarnation and soul journey. It’s rare that I like medicine songs sung in English…Read More
This is a medicine song from the mountains of Ecuador, sung by Iván Donalson and Giannina Leyva. It’s a traditional song that talks about the great eagle, likened to either a grandfather or grandmother who sings in love. Eagle in different cultures symbolize different things – power, change coming your way, truth, honesty, connection to…Read More
This traditional Peruvian folk song is a beautiful and joyful prayer to the sacred Cuñaq spring. Mose, a DJ and downtempo electronic music producer based in Lago Atlitlán Guatemala, remixes this medicine song circle favorite with hypnotic, shamanic beats, making this track perfect for your Ecstatic Dance movement meditation. The original track is by Raio, featuring…Read More
I am an ayahuasca snob, and Mantric Mambo is my favorite ayahuasca band. They are the official band of Templo Mãe D’água, started by Yatra Barbosa, located in Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Brasil. Sure, Carioca is an award-winning jazz musician and his band is full of top-notch professional musicians, but Mantric Mambo creates their own…Read More
I had the great honor of experiencing the angelic voice of Peia Luzzi, guiding us like a beacon of divine light across multiple dimensions, during a week-long ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica. This song ‘Machi’ was my favorite in her repertoire, and so I’ve been listening to it over and over in an OCD kind…Read More
We at EntheoNation are truly in LOVE with our good friend, Tony Moss! Check out this song, ‘Kalyana – Wind Song’… It really carries you on a gentle, soothing but penetrating journey. Let its rhythms and melodies caress your whole being, like the wind and rain and other sacred elements it so beautifully and adeptly…Read More
We wanted to share this truly STUNNING video release – of one of the most cherished medicine songs of our times, produced and sung by none other than our dear friend, Ayla Schafer. Ayla’s voice, lyrics, syllables, and beautifully soothing and healing tones have blessed and caressed the hearts of many a family around…Read More
Music and sound are powerful medicines. The use of sound for healing has a long and varied history. Long before the discovery of modern medical equipment and drugs, ancient civilizations used different techniques to heal various ailments, and one of those techniques was the use of sound. In ancient Egypt, for example, around 4000 BC,…Read More
Medicine songs are any music shared with the intention of being medicine for the mind, body, and soul. Medicine songs are created from, intended, or appropriate, for a ceremony, and are shared to support the intention of the ceremony, as well as the call in specific energies as well as spirits to a ceremonial circle. Medicine…Read More
We need to talk to you about your money issues around ayahuasca, sacred plant medicines and spirituality… Yes, I said YOUR money issues. Did I trigger something? Ya, I know it’s a controversial topic that gives enough people hulk rage to send me offensive emails, as well as nicely worded emails admonishing me for my…Read More