Psychedelic Science 2023

Be Part of

        the Breakthrough

Presented by

The Mazatec Sierra and the sacred mushrooms: Past and present


The Mazatec Sierra and the sacred mushrooms: Past and present

The Mazatec people of southern Mexico had quietly practiced healing ceremonies with psilocybin mushrooms for centuries, which were infamously exposed by the 1957 Life Magazine article. The subsequent flood of unwanted visitors to Sierra Mazateca in the 1960s and 1970s had many unintended consequences, complicating the lives and traditions of the local community. The latest psychedelic revival may prove yet more complex, bringing not only tourism and media, but also intellectual property claims over psilocybin. This session is an opportunity to hear directly from members of the Mazatec community and their allies.

Share: The Mazatec Sierra and the sacred mushrooms: Past and present


Already Registered?

If you already registered for the in-person portion of the Psychedelic Science 2023 conference, get immediate access to PS2023: The Virtual Trip by logging in with the email address you used when signing up for the conference. We’ll email you a login link—no password necessary!

Need to Register?

If you are not yet registered for Psychedelic Science 2023, you can sign up for PS2023: The Virtual Trip access by creating an account.

Report an Error

The PS2023: The Virtual Trip team has worked hard to create session captions, transcripts, and web pages as accurately as possible, but we know that some errors may have made it past our review process. Let us know what needs to be fixed! Please provide the session name and/or page URL where you found the error, the time the error occurs (if in a video), and the correct information we should use to fix the error. We appreciate your help in making PS2023: The Virtual Trip even better!

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.