Prince of Popocatapetl

Written by CGA. Published by Warner Chappell Music

Smile on
Smile on eternal
Like the prince of Popocatapetl

Over 100 years ago an ancient statue of the Aztec deity Xochipilli was discovered on the slopes of Popocataptl, a sacred volcano in southern Mexico. For many years the significance of the statue remained a mystery until it was discovered that it depicted Xochipilli undergoing a psychedelic experience. Following this discovery, Xochipilli has become an icon of the psychedelic movement. Click here for more information on Xochi by Colin Angus and an illustration by Martin Kavanagh.

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