Tom Lane on ‘Psychedilics Today’ Podcast!
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In this episode, Kyle talks with Tom Lane, author of Sacred Mushroom Rituals: The Search for the Blood of Quetzalcoatl. In the episode, they discuss the history of Quetzalcoatl, the ceremony of the deified heart and sacred mushroom rituals.
3 Key Points:
- Quetzalcoatl is a feathered-serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerican culture that can come to you when partaking in the ceremony of the deified heart. Quetzalcoatl teaches how to overcome fear and hatred and bring love.
- The ceremony of the deified heart is a sacred mushroom ritual that when methods are combined correctly, can bring about Quetzalcoatl.
- In the episode, Tom tells intriguing stories of his experiences with mushroom rituals and experiencing Quetzalcoatl, including a ceremony with Maria Sabina.
- He was not an Aztec, he originated as a King in the Toltec civilization thousands of years before the Aztecs
- As legend has it, where his blood fell is where the sacred mushrooms grew
- Some people believe he was a Naga, a combination flow of energy, a male/female serpent
- A winged, jeweled, male/female, serpent
- In the ceremony of the deified heart, the serpent will come to you
- He was building geodesic domes in a remote area in Mexico
- He had some of his first mushroom experiences, and it led him to realize that the story of mushrooms was about Quetzalcoatl
- His first experience with the mushroom was mild
- He said the mushrooms found him, he takes them as a sacrament
Ceremony of the Deified Heart
- The legend was that Quetzalcoatl gave cacao to participants as an aphrodisiac and it would help release serotonin
- The goal is not to talk a lot
- Then, the mushrooms are to be retrieved from the ground, fresh
- Before the ceremony, Tom says he likes to put four candles placed in all four directions
- The key to eating the mushrooms is eating them totally covered with honey
- You eat them two at a time, as it represents the male and female
- And when you eat the mushrooms, you actually never swallow
- You chew and chew and the mucous membranes of your tongue take the psilocin straight to the brain and spine
- He says once it starts to take effect, it feels like there is a snake up your spine (He mentions his friends call this Kundalini)
- Then you go out and Quetzalcoatl will come
- When he comes, he is like a rainbow jeweled serpent, an embodiment of pure light, pure energy, pure love
- Tom says the next day it feels like you’re 10 years younger
- Its a pure force of love, an obliteration of the concept of time
- Quetzalcoatl created this ceremony to bring about the serpent for healing, for a balance of male and female
- This ceremony is best done during the night, with thunderstorms in the mountains
Ceremony with Maria Sabina
- One night they went to see Maria Sabina
- She agreed to do a ceremony at night
- Her house was in the mountains and had a thatched roof with no windows or doors and sometimes clouds would come through her house
- During a ceremony a lightning bolt came though the house, in one window and out the other
- Maria’s daughter gave him truffle like mushrooms and he brought them back with him
- Maria’s daughter really tried to learn his name, she repeated it a multitude of times until she said it exactly perfectly so she could say it during the ceremony
- God gave us love and pain
- We have to learn how to celebrate the pain
- God gave us knowledge, and tools of how to heal the pain
- Tom’s goal is to teach people how to take the sacred mushrooms to meet Quetzalcoatl and find healing, love and peace
- “Once you get rid of the ego, you get rid of fear, and then you have love.” – Tom
- The only way you can overcome hatred and fear is with love
- The body is teaching the mind when consuming the sacred mushroom
- It’s best to just try to love people and be kind, and it’s all acts of kindness and love that makes a person feel good
Sacred Mushroom Rituals: The Search for the Blood of Quetzalcoatl
About Tom Lane
Tom, Author, has a Bachelors in Forestry from the University of Tennessee and a Masters from the University of Florida in Science Education and Middle School Education. He has worked full time in the Solar Energy field as a Contractor and Trainer and has a background in Mushrooms. Tom spent some time in 1973 living in the jungles of Palenque in Mexico and learn about mushrooms and mushroom ceremony. Tom is the Author of the book, Sacred Mushroom Rituals, The Search for the Blood of Quetzalcoatl.