Mushroom Ceremony of the Mazatec Indians of Mexico
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August 4, 2016



Death Is Not The End come with a much needed reissue of Mushroom Ceremony of the Mazatec Indians of Mexico. Recorded on the night of July 21/22, 1956 by V.P. & R. Gordon Wasson, these are rough and ready field recordings featuring the voice of Maria Sabina…

“…a Mexican curandera who would perform healing vigils known as veladas in Huautla de Jimenez, Oaxaca where all participants would ingest psilocybin mushrooms (Maria’s holy children), as a sacrament to open the gates of the mind and communicate with the sacred…

“…María Sabina (July 22, 1894, Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca, Mexico - November 23, 1985) was a Mexican-Mazatec shaman and curandera (healer) who lived her entire life in a modest dwelling in the Sierra Mazateca of Southern Mexico. Her practice was based on the use of the various species of native psilocybe mushrooms and she performed long, trance-induced incantations.” — Boomkat

See the original at Tiny Mix Tapes

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