Psychedelics, Ego Death and the Afterlife
Date: Oct 29, 2020
|Thu 29th Oct 2020, 7pm – 9:30pm UK time (UTC +00:00)|
In this talk Darren will explore ancient mythologies that connect the human entheogenic experience, the mythical Underworld and the ancient art of navigating the afterlife, and how this all corresponds with the psychedelic experience coined "Ego Death".
He will take you on a historical journey and look at the origins of these 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.
In this presentation, Darren will share how psychedelics were used in experiencing navigating the afterlife and dance with death, allowing you to live a more purposeful and liberated life.
Darren Springer 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. 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 ancient spiritual systems in his community.