Sunday, January 28, 2018

Oregon chapter of MUFON and McMenamins History present...

Entheogens: History and Experiences

Paranormal Pub

Presented by Esteban DeCorazon and Tom Hatsis

6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. event


Minor with parent or guardian

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Entheogens: History and Experiences

Entheogens: History and Experiences

An entheogen (meaning, generating the divine within) is a psychoactive substance used in a religious, shamanic or spiritual context that may be synthesized or obtained from natural sources. The chemical induces altered states of consciousness. 

Join metaphysicist Esteban DeCorazon and Psychedelic Historian Thomas Hatsis for an evening of history, magic, psychedelics, and spirituality. Bringing these ancient energies into the modern world, DeCorazon and Hatsis will take the audience on a journey into the abysses of our spiritual origins, the first heartbeat of our contact with the divine.

Moving into the modern era DeCorazon and Hatsis will discuss the modern psychedelic practicum and how scores of magicians, witches, contactees, and metaphysicians all over the continent are still carrying on these ancient psychedelic and entheogenic traditions.

About the speakers:
Esteban DeCorazon is the founder and director of Psanctum Psychedelia , a page dedicated to mysticism and psychedelics, as well as a co-organizer of the Portland Psychedelic Society. He has been practicing metaphysics for at least three lives now, and is currently engaged in film projects that demonstrate the modern metaphysical psychedelic practicum.

Thomas Hatsis is also an organizer of Psanctum Psychedelia and runs the website His research interests include ancient and medieval occult uses of psychedelics in paganism, Christianity, magic, alchemy, and art. He is the author of The Witches’ Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic and the forthcoming Psychedelic Mystery Traditions

Paranormal Pub

Paranormal Pub

Join us once a month to hear from experts in unexplainable phenomena - think UFOs, extraterrestrials, Bigfoot, ESP, ghosts and beyond. Come have a beer and a burger handcrafted beverage, concessions, and/or a slice of pizza, settle in and learn something new from a curated line-up of scholars, experiencers and others.

According to Wikipedia: "Paranormal events are phenomena described in popular culture, folklore and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.

A paranormal phenomenon is different from hypothetical concepts such as dark matter and dark energy. Unlike paranormal phenomena, these hypothetical concepts are based on empirical observations and experimental data gained through the scientific method.

The most notable paranormal beliefs include those that pertain to ghosts, extraterrestrial life, unidentified flying objects, psychic abilities or extrasensory perception and cryptids."

We thank the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) for coordinating and hosting this programming at the historic Mission Theater.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp


About Mission Theater

Featuring Music, Movies & Events

Our historic Mission Theater in Northwest Portland features special movie screenings, live music, engaging talks, select sports event screenings and other fun experiences—join us for the next event! We’ve installed a much larger screen & a thundering new sound system, and have space for you to either sit or stand.  

Food and Drinks at the Mission
We’ve got a full bar, pizza, salad and concessions for you to enjoy.

Theater pricing and policies 
•  All shows are 21 and over unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or unless stated otherwise.
•  Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before show time, unless stated otherwise.
•  Admission is $2 for adults and children for shows starting before 5pm, $4 for adults and $3 for children after 5pm, unless stated otherwise.
•  Daily ticket specials only apply to standard movies and are not available for special screenings or events.

Accommodations Closed Captioning 

Our theater offers a quality entertainment experience for deaf, hard of hearing and vision impaired guests. Our movie showings are closed captioned, and we offer individual Captiview closed caption devices that sit in your seat’s cupholder. In addition, we offer two types of headphones: hearing impaired headphones that amplify the dialogue, or visual impaired headphones that describe the scenery and action. Just inquire before showtime to use any of these devices.

Please note: Mission Theater is wheelchair accessible.

Online Ticket Questions

If you purchased a ticket accidentally, for the wrong show or theater, or need a refund for any other reason, please call us at (503) 223-4527 for assistance.


Menu  Dietary Restrictions  Catering

We’ll serve you a meal or a snack to enjoy while you sit and take in the feature film. Enjoy pizza by the slice or whole pie, salads and movie concessions – along with both non-alcoholic beverages and our own handcrafted ales, wines, hard cider and beer (plus guest taps).


The location that serves as one of McMenamins favorite neighborhood theater pubs was the locus of great spiritual zeal beginning in the 1890s. That's when the Swedish Evangelical Mission established its church here....

From a church to a theater-pub, the Mission's history ain't exactly saintly. Click here for more info!

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