DARREN
SPRINGER

Title of contribution:

Entheogenesis: The Origins, History & Future of Psychedelics

Where & when:

Play Room

Saturday, 26th May
11:30-13:30

Project: Entheogenesis: The Origins, History & Future of Psychedelics

Although not often recognised by researchers and scientists fungi and plants have been
used for millenniums by indigenous African’s and those in the diaspora for personal and spiritual
development. Several African communities use these sacred plants in their rites of
passage, initiation ceremonies and daily ritual. We have discovered that when these groups left the
African continent onto new pastures their practices travelled with them… they were shared and
merged with the European cultures they encountered. In this talk Darren will also explore how psychedelic therapy can be used to address the epigenetic trauma experienced by Africans and the descendants of those impacted by slavery and colonialism.

About Darren Springer:

He has presented at the“Breaking Convention” in London, the “Entheogenic Conference in Detroit”, Ozora in Hungary, Altered in Berlin and numerous consciousness gatherings around Europe, the U.S and Africa. Darren is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his research on African
Entheogenic plants and their various applications on the continent and the diaspora. By day Darren is
an Organic Horticulture and Food Enterprise tutor and teaches young people in London.