Darren Springer is a grass-roots researcher and event organiser based in London. He's the Director of Ancient Future, convenor of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings and curator at Earth Tone Arts.
After setting up Ancient Future in 2006 — a voluntary organisation — he has continued to develop workshops and projects geared around creative arts, personal-development and African-Caribbean spiritual systems in his community.
Collectively his work aims to inform and empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to cope with social challenges and contribute to community development as well as self-improvement in an innovative, creative, culturally-aware style
Presenter and chair at the psychedelic conference 'Breaking Convention' London, the 'Detroit Entheogenic Conference' and numerous consciousness gatherings around the UK, Darren is a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker who is passionate about sharing his research on African entheogenic plants and their various applications.
In this talk Darren will explore ancient mythologies that connect the human entheogenic experience, the Underworld and the history of Easter ceremony and ritual. He will take you on a historical journey and look at the origins of these practices and how they have became coded in several mythological entheogenic rites of passages throughout the ancient indigenous world.