009 - Roco Pachukote: The End of the Long Night

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Roco Pachukote is a Mexican rockstar and pop culture icon, he is the founder, composer and singer of the legendary Mexican band Maldita Vecindad, which translates roughly as The Damned Neighborhood.

Roco is a singer, activist, interested in indigenous culture, spiritual activism, multicultural thinking, migration, and urban art.

Because Roco knows Mexican ancestral culture so intimately, today we’re going to talk about their calendars, their culture, and the rebirth of ancestral knowledge and entheogenic medicine.

 

An entheogen is a class of psychoactive substance that induces different types of spiritual experience aimed at one’s development. The term entheogen is also used to contrast recreational use of the same drugs.

The religious, shamanic, or spiritual significance of entheogens is well established in anthropological and modern contexts as some of you may know, and since macrodosing with LSD has become a thing\; entheogens have traditionally been used to support many diverse practices that focus on achieving transcendence, sensory deprivation, binaural beats, meditation, yoga, prayer, trance, rituals, chanting, peyote songs, and drumming.

Tomas Reyes