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Tepoztlán's Mushrooms

Don Karp, November 6 2023

The natural environment of Tepoztlán has a wide variety of mushrooms. Many varieties of  edible and medicinal ones are harvested by locals and sold in the markets. I met Sivan, a man originally from Australia, who moved here five years ago. He recently set up a table selling wild crafted mushrooms in our Friday natural and organic market.  I...

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Sacred Plant Medicine

Don Karp, October 27 2018

This is the story of my experiences living as an ex-pat in Mexico since 2003. It's to culminate in a published book. With your help, I'll be editing, selecting a title, and cover art: a participatory project. Your comments encouraged! In Mexico, where law enforcement is more relaxed than elsewhere, one finds numerous ceremonies using psychoactive...

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Places

Watery Places

Don Karp, July 28 2018

This is the story of my experiences living as an ex-pat in Mexico since 2003. It's to culminate in a published book. With your help, I'll be editing, selecting a title, and cover art: a participatory project. Your comments encouraged! La Posa de Quetzalcoatl Hike to the birthplace of the god, Quetzalcóatl, near Amatlan, Mexico....

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Nature

Myths About Mexico

Don Karp, July 29 2017

First, I am piggy-backing off of the last letter, Get Lost! And 'll describe some of the logistics of living and traveling in Mexico after. This is the story of my experiences living as an ex-pat in Mexico since 2003. It's to culminate in a published book. With your help, I'll be editing, selecting a title, and cover art. This is a participatory...

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Places

Get Lost!

Don Karp, June 26 2017

Is getting lost an entirely bad thing? It’s disorienting, disturbing, and problematic. But I think there can be upsides. I guess I’m just a perpetual optimist who sees problems as opportunities. One door closes, another opens. That sort of thing. T-shirt image that reminded me of the benefits of...

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