Mushroom Ceremony of the Mazatec Indians of Mexico by María Sabina (2016)
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Label: Death is Not the End
Format: 12" Vinyl
Edition: Limited to 300 copies
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 (1894-1985) 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.