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Dancers celebrating the Hikuri Neixa (the Peyote Dance) festival in a ceremonial center.

The Wixaritari – the contribution to peace from an indigenous people of Mexico.

We are at the start of the 3rd Millennium. Almost all the peoples from the countries that adhered to the post-World War II International Drugs Control Treaties have submitted to Prohibition, the Pax Americana's Wars on Drugs. All?
No! Not the indomitable Huichols, the Wixárika people (pl. Wixaritari) as they call themselves, descendants of the First Peoples, who still hold out against the oppressor and its allies, the United Nations of the world. Although life is hard, deep in their mountain refuges of the Gran Nayar in Mexico's Sierra Madre Occidental, the Wixaritari have succeeded in resisting the latest waves of persecution of their ancestral way of life. They do so by means of the Lophophora Williamsii, a desert cactus called peyote in English, hikuri in Wixárika. This magical plant gives the recipients supramental insights which so much fulfil the Wixárika quest for life that it keeps sustaining the covenant with the divine ancestors in the Kiekari, their spiritual territory and foundation of their mythical cosmos, in spite of the huge economic costs it imposes on the whole community.
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