Cinco de Sapo: 5-MeO-DMT Awareness Day!

Cinco de Sapo

2016 May 5: We are starting a 5-MeO-DMT awareness holiday! The 5th of May will now be 'Cinco de Sapo' in honor of the Sonoran desert toad (sapo = toad in Spanish). We are thrilled to host James Oroc, author of 'Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad; A Journey from Burning Man to the Akashic Field', one of the seminal works on 5-MeO-DMT.

TITLE: Entheogens and the Ego. The unToad story

Notable in his on-going attempt to resurrect Entheogenic Philosophy, James Oroc is the author of 'Tryptamine Palace: 5-MeO-DMT and the Sonoran Desert Toad; A Journey from Burning Man to the Akashic Field'. Called ‘the best book on psychedelics since Terence McKenna' by High Times magazine, and endorsed by Alex Grey, Dennis McKenna, and Ralph Metzner, James Oroc's articles on psychedelics and psychedelic culture have appeared in the Entheogenic Review, the MAPS Journal, the CoSM journal, and as a regular contributor to the webzine Reality Sandwich. A popular speaker on the festival circuit, including BOOM!, Lightning-In-A-Bottle, Symbiosis, Ozora, and at Burning Man, where he is one of the co-founders of FractalNation (with Android Jones), and is the creator of the iconic playa art-car, The Lady Sassafras. James Oroc is also the curator of, a web-based tryptamine-information site, and the author of 2 new books being published in 2016; 'The 2nd Psychedelic Revolution', an anthology of his non-fiction articles and essays (Inner Traditions), and 'Who's got the Bomb?', a collection of 'Psychedelic Noir' and other assorted short-stories.

Past Salon presenter, The Teafaerie, joined us again and presenting a 5-MeO inspired poem. The Teafaerie (, writes stories, poems, movies, plays and essays, makes videos, organizes flash mobs, and is one of the founders of Prometheatrics, a big beautiful Esplanade camp at Burning Man. She also writes a regular column called "Teatime, Psychedelic Musings from the Center of the Universe" for the excellent psychedelic information site (

Last but not least!

Founder of the Aware Project, Ashley with friend Les, designed a 3D printed 5-MeO-DMT pendent as a gift to the community. If you would like to print your own at cost, find it on Shapeways: