Experience a save & beneficial Magic Mushroom Retreat
We have integrated various medicine traditions and blended them with our own European roots. We have used this experience to finetune a balance between indigenous traditions, modern Western culture and scientific knowledge. These reasons give our organisation a strong foundation of professional standards, safety protocols and ethics.
The centre has facilitated ceremony for thousands of people since 2006, collaborating with keepers of ancestral knowledge. The cornerstone of our retreats is an incredible transdisciplinary team of highly skilled and experienced facilitators who are there to support. We are dedicated to providing our participants the opportunity to benefit from the psilocybin’s potential to catalyse a life changing experience.
The Nature Temple’s vision is to provide the ultimate location to journey-work with Magic Mushrooms, to enable and empower human transformation, deepening the realisation of our interconnectedness with all that is.
MAGIC MUSHROOM CEREMONY Our vision is to provide the ultimate setting for journey-work with Magic mushrooms, to enable and empower human transformation, deepening the realisation of our interconnectedness with all living beings. A unique opportunity for you to experience a legal and safe psilocybin retreat in the Netherlands. We provide a wonderful retreat to awaken […]Find out more »
Our vision is to provide the ultimate setting for journey-work with Magic mushrooms, to enable and empower human transformation, deepening the realisation of our interconnectedness with all living beings. A unique opportunity for you to experience a legal and safe psilocybin retreat in the Netherlands. With 2 psilocybin ceremonies combined with preparation and integration workshops […]Find out more »
Our vision is to provide the ultimate setting for journey-work with Magic mushrooms, to enable and empower human transformation, deepening the realisation of our interconnectedness with all living beings. A unique opportunity for you to experience a legal and safe psilocybin retreat in the Netherlands. We provide a wonderful retreat to awaken your true potential […]Find out more »
Our vision is to provide the ultimate setting for journey-work with Magic mushrooms, to enable and empower human transformation, deepening the realisation of our interconnectedness with all living beings. A unique opportunity for you to experience a legal and safe psilocybin retreat in the Netherlands. With 1 psilocybin and 1 cacao ceremony, combined with preparation […]Find out more »
To liberate themselves from past issues, anxiety, gilt or sorrow. To live their full potential, attract guidance, clarity and vision. To reconnect with their inner spirit from where creativity is born. To improve self-care and gain understanding about their relationships and the interconnectedness of all things. To reconnect with other people, to lay down the masks, to be open and honest, to feel save and supported. To release and reload or to mark an important personal moment.
We use Truffles, also known as ‘The Philosopher’s Stones’. Truffles are sclerotica (mycelium thickenings) which grow underground and are a part of the fungi, just like the fruit bodies that grow above the ground. The part that grows underground consists of the same active compounds as the ones that grow above the ground. We use Truffles instead of Mushrooms because Truffles are legal in Holland and Mushrooms are not. In our texts we mainly speak about Mushrooms and less about Truffles, because people outside of the Netherlands are not so familiair with the name Truffles.
First of all, Magic Mushrooms are non-toxic to the body and there is no reason to believe you can get addicted. If taken with the right intentions, in a good physical and emotional state of being, you are on the safe side. Be aware that joining this ceremony requires a tremendous amount of trust, you might going to be crazy vulnerable. If you have any doubts about yourself, always mention it in the reservation form. You can expect us to treat you with care and respect, with a high degree of transparency. We are aware of the importance of education and safety.
The centre has facilitated ceremony for thousands of people since 2006, collaborating with keepers of ancestral knowledge. We have integrated different teacher plant traditions and blended it with our own European roots. We have used this experience to finetune a balance between indigenous traditions, modern Western culture and scientific knowledge. This gives our organisation a strong foundation of professional standards, safety protocols and ethics. The cornerstone of our retreats is an incredible transdisciplinary team of highly skilled and experienced facilitators who are there to support. We are dedicated to provide our guests the opportunity to benefit from the psilocybin’s potential to catalyse a life changing experience.
On an empty stomach the Mushrooms will usually start to work within half an hour. Initially your body can feel a bit restless, this is when the medicine, which is what we call the little mushrooms, are scanning your body. This feeling generally fades as soon as you have surrendered to the experience. The intensity of the experience comes and goes in waves and continues to do so for about 4 to 6 hours. Some people can experience some nausea in which case deep belly breathing, movement or relaxing tend to ease the feeling of nausea. Further you can experience visions, emotions and insights. Don’t be surprised if radical shifts start occurring in your life.
The psychedelic experience can make you feel all ‘four seasons in one day’, with moments of pure consciousness, intense sadness or fear, gratefulness and absolute bliss. From personal experience we know that it can become quite challenging for a person as fears may arise, but often this is where the self-healing takes off. The Earth Awareness team encourages people to surrender to, or work with the energy that moves through you. We will be there for meeting your needs, before, after and during the ceremony.
The dosage we serve to each individual is personal, depending on anxiety and guardedness, personality type and intentions, body size, 1:1 conversations and many other elements that influence the experience. We serve fresh Magic Truffles, ready to eat. They are quite tasty, a bit like nuts.. The mushrooms are included, you don’t have to bring your own.
At our centre we only use the Mushrooms, never do we work with Ayahuasca or other plant medicines. Because Ayahuasca has gotten a lot of media attention in the last 10 years, many people ask us what is the difference or simularity with Mushrooms. Well, the DMT (in Ayahuasca) and psilocin (in Truffles) are similar molecules. Both are closely related to our bodies own serotonin and function similarly. There are a lot of similarities, but every mind expanding substance has its own character. Mushrooms/Truffles are, in contrast to Ayahuasca, very mild for the body, the physical detox (vomiting/diarrhea) is much less with Magic Mushrooms than with Ayahuasca. The Mushrooms generally have a more playful and extravert nature, as for Ayahuasca you can expect a more introvert journey.
To get most out of a Magic Mushroom ceremony, be aware it’s not a vacation, but real work, a good personal preparation is necessary. Consciously and with care prepare yourself for your ceremony. Make sure you’ve had enough rest, feel relaxed and have a clear mind. Some might need yoga, others enjoy a walk through nature to achieve this state of being. Just go with what works for you, also when it comes down to food. It is recommended a week before attending the ceremony to avoid alcohol, drugs, (red) meat, very sweet or fat foods and sexual interaction. Take time to feel and explore attentively where you stand and wonder what this ceremony can mean for you. Your own attention is what creates the experiencec. So basically the ceremony has already started the moment you signed up. There for its important to take the time to tune in by connecting to nature and find stillness.
If you attend a 2 days ceremony, be aware that on the day of your ceremony you can enjoy a normal lunch,but after that it’s better not to eat anything anymore. A full stomach will influence the effects of the Magic Mushrooms. If you do feel you really need something, it’s best to have some fruit, a rice cracker or another light snack.
If you attend a 3/5 days retreat, you will receive an email with extensive preparations after your reservation is settled.
Our ceremonies and retreats are meant for people in good mental and physical health. It is not offered as a substitute for medical or psycho-therapeutic care. Magic Mushrooms cannot be taken in combination with anti-depressive or anti-psychotic medication. If you are under these or other kind of medication or doctor treatments you are required to consult your doctor to ask if you can participate in the ceremonies with psilocybin. You always need to inform Earth Awareness about your medical or psychological treatment.
Although a life does not always feel perfect and nobody’s life is without challenges, we draw a line where it comes to people who are heavy traumatized, have a tendency to be suicidal or psychotic. It is important you answer our intake questionnaire with honesty. Sometimes it is best not to use psychedelics, for your own and others safety. If we have questions or doubts about your participation, we will telephone you soon after your reservation.
If you want to attend a weekend ceremony (2 days) you pay before the intake takes place. When we realize it is best to undo your reservation your payment will be completely refunded immediately.
This is a very common feeling almost everyone, to a greater or lesser extent, will experience. In most cases it’s a sign that the ceremony is already starting to work, and you’re getting out of your comfort zone. A journey with the use of mind expanding substances is like a jump in the unknown, no one can predict what you will experience. This can cause a natural sense of tension and calls for the practice of trust. It’s only when you realize you don’t know, where real learning begins, where possibilities open up, where wisdom stems from.
We do not Judge combining substances, but it is not allowed during this ceremony or retreat. We trust you come sober and agree to stick to the way we offer the ceremony.
A Magic Mushroom experience takes time to integrate, therefore we highly recommend to continue to avoid alcohol, drugs, (red) meat and sexual interaction for a while after the ceremony has taken place. Make sure that you don´t have much planned till even a few days after the ceremony, keep life as relaxed as possible. Connect to nature and take good care of yourself.
The effects of the ceremony can last for another few days or even weeks. To process the whole experience can take years This is nothing to be worried about.
Make sure that you don´t have much planned a few days after the ceremony, keep life as relaxed as possible. Connect to nature and take good care of yourself. Practice your mindfulness, yoga or other handles that you have learned. There is a lot to process, take your time and use your attention for this.
When at home again, your friends or family want to know all about your trip. We advise to share from the heart, not from the head. The head will fixate the experience and make a story from it which can be repeated over and over again, it will lose its power. Share only from the heart, like we practiced during the retreat many times, and your view on the experience can keep on evolving.
Keep in mind that a Magic Mushroom experience is different for everybody. There is no use in judging your experience as right or wrong, better or worse than anyone else’s. Accept wat it is, without labelling it. Receive other perspectives, other approaches and other experiences just as an inspiration for next time.
Find a community. A community, whether it is online or in your neighbourhood offers the opportunity to connect with fellow participants or facilitators after the ceremony. This creates a supportive container for you to continue learning and understanding your process. At our centre we offer a few times a year ‘psychedelic integration circles’, these kind of support groups can be very helpful. If you come from abroad, check if there is such a group in your environment too, or find it online. We also recommend highly to exchange contacts with the people you met at the retreat that made you feel comfortable and stay in contact with them.
If you start writing, drawing or use another form of creativity during or after the retreat, this can help you keeping your memories alive. Looking back on your creations after a considerable time will bring back some of the feelings and insights of the retreat.
If you have doubts concerning your health or well-being, always feel free to contact us.
The ceremony takes place in the Nature Temple, where the sacred fire is burning in the center. The Temple has an inner circle around the fire and an outer circle, where you can make a comfortable space for relaxation. During the night you stay mostly inside, but it is okay to take some minutes to absorb the nature vibes in our magnificent night-garden, when you are longing for that.
A ceremony is a marking point in time. It is an ancient way of setting the space for conscious transformation, it creates safety and clarity. For thousands of years wisdom-keepers from all over the world are using psychedelics for healing and vision with undeniable results. Here in the West, the spiritual use of these compounds is rather new and is often used in a more therapeutic setting. Although both ways have their own qualities, we strongly believe that the Western approach only, is not sufficient enough to activate the whole spectrum of potential.
In ceremony there is the possibility to be present, to express, to be alive and really work with the energies that move through you. Now you can opt to eat a higher dosage of psilocybin mushrooms and connect with the shamanic way of using the mushrooms. Although your journey is still a personal one, this ceremony has a higher level of togetherness. During the night the facilitators will balance the energies with a multitude of instruments and their profound musical skills. These ceremonies are dynamic and alive, with beautiful acoustic music, sensitive songs and powerful chants, silence and sincere sharing around the fireplace. We hold space with a clear ceremonial structure that leaves room for a playful, open minded and intuitive course, you are invited to contribute.
For attending a Magic Mushroom Ceremonies (2 days)
Step 1: Order your ticket with the ticket-link in the invitation. You have to agree with our terms and conditions before you can make the transfer.
Step 2; You receive a questionnare by email. To make sure you are fit for this ceremony, we ask you to answer the questions with honesty. When we have doubts or more questions, we will give you a telephone call to speak with you in person. If you hear nothing, all is fine, your reservation is settled. All information you need to attend this ceremony is written in the invitation and in the FAQ on this website.
For attending a 3-5 day retreat
Step 1 – Click on the application form in the invitation and answer the questionnaire. After receiving your answers we will make a telephone appointment with you for an intake conversation. In the mean while you can read https://magicmushroomceremony.com if you want to learn more about the centre and the ceremony or if you have questions (FAQ). Read our terms and conditions and cancellation policy.
Step 2 – You have an intake conversation of 10-20 minutes by telephone by one of the facilitators.
Step 3 – After the intake conversation you make your reservation definite by making the transfer. We will send you the ticket .link by email Click on the ticket with the accommodation of your choosing. Click on ‘deposit ticket’ if you want to pay in 2 times. After making the transfer, your reservation will be confirmed, we send you an email with specific details, like what to bring, address, preparation guidelines and so on.
Earth Awareness is an ‘off the grid’ centre, this means it’s not connected to regular systems for water, gas, sewage and electricity. We make use of compost toilets, rainwater, solar panels and wood-burning stoves. On your arrival the team will talk you through the practical’s, so you will be able to easily manage these systems
When attending a Magic Mushroom Ceremony (2 days) you can sleep in the Nature Temple or on our spacious atic, these 2 options are included, there are no extra costs. But we also rent fully equiped tents (see below; basic accommedation for a description). This option costs 20 euro extra. In our ticket shop you can opt to make a reservation for a private tent, on availability.
When you are attending a 3-5 days retreat there are 2 lodging options:
Basic accommodation – When you choose for our basic accommodation you get all benefits of following a natural lifestyle. During the retreat you go back to basic at our off grid centre, you shower in rainwater and you manage with limited internet or electricity. Each participant has a nice and cosy private space at our indoor camping. The tent where you can stand upright, with a bed, a mattress, sheets/blanket/pillow, a carpet and a night lamp will provide you in your basic needs. The tents have a height of 2.50 m and are 2.50×2.50 m. They are situated on our spacious and light upper atelier, sometimes the tents are set up in the garden.
Luxury accommodation (based on availability) – Luxury accommodations are situated in a nearby guesthouse in the village Teuge, on walking distance from the Nature Temple. This 4-star guesthouse has all the luxury you like, they come with a private toilet, shower and/or bath with cosmetic products. You can chill out at the modern lounge with open kitchen. There is an option to choose for a twin-room (2 separate beds) or a double-room (2 person bed). Towels, bedding, wifi, everything is included. More info: https://deslaapfabriek.nl
When you attend a Magic Cacao Ceremony, you can rent a tent at our indoor camping on the attic for 22,50 euro. A biological simple breakfast, coffee and tea are included. When you order a ticket, you can also opt to make a reservation for a sleeping place.
We use the system of dry compost toilets. In order to keep the system functioning it is important you take care to follow the instructions. To maximize your back to basic experience, you are welcome to take a cold rainwater shower in the morning!
This means the location is not connected to regular systems for water, gas, sewage and electricity. We make use of compost toilets, rainwater, solar panels and wood-burning stoves. This adds to your connection with nature and the elements. On your arrival the team will take you on a practical tour around the centre, so you will be able to find your way easily. We don’t offer facilities to charge any electronic devices. After reservation you receive an email about what to bring to the ceremony.
- Water: Use drinking water for drinking and cooking only. Use rainwater for washing (hands), cleaning and showering.
- Electric: There is no electricity for mobile phones/laptops.
- Cigarette ends in the ashtray.
- It is not allowed to burn candles during your stay.
- We live on a terrain with several other people. Respect our neighbours and stay on the paved road.
- Respect our private space (the ground floor of the house is private).
Keep the place tidy and take all of your belongings at your department.
For Magic Mushroom Ceremonies:
- Warm, comfortable clothing, layers, no tight clothing’s
- Spare clothing in case of ‘little accidents’
- A flashlight
- Optional: a small object for on the altar and musical instruments
- Sleeping gear: 1p camping mat (max.90 cm), sleeping bag
For 3-5 day retreats:
The same as for a 2 days ceremony, but without the sleeping gear.
For Magic Cacao Ceremonies:
- Warm, comfortable clothing, layers, no tight clothing’s.
- Optional: musical instruments, a flashlight
In the invitation are the arrival and department times, please do not arrive before the indicated time, because the team is preparing the space and needs time together, without interferences.
When you make a reservation, you make arrangements so you can stay till the end, The closing circle is an important part of the experience and it functions best if all participants are still there.
Earth Awareness is located at de Ambonstraat 2, 9572 MA in Teuge (NL)
The Ambonstraat is a side street of the Rijksstraatweg, which runs from Apeldoorn to Deventer. Ambonstraat is not mentioned on all paper maps (most GPS and navigation systems do recognise this street). You can find de Ambonstraat behind a large fence. We share the terrain with others, so please respect the privacy of our neighbours by staying on the main roads. You can park your car outside of the fence and walk straight up to the second house of the left, where you enter a driveway. You can see the Nature Temple already rising through the trees.
If you are travelling by public transport please note that you can only reach Teuge by bus from Apeldoorn. In the evenings after 19.00 and on weekends you will also need to make reservations to use this bus service. This is free of charge. For more bus information or reservations visit https://mijn.syntus.nl/kolibrie.aspx
For 3-5 days retreats:
If you signed in for our transport service at your reservation: Between 18.00-19.00 hours you are picked up at the central station of Deventer or Apeldoorn. The exact time and place will be given to you at least 7 days before your arrival, it is depending on the amount of people we have to pick up. If you do not appear in time, you can call a taxi or try to get a bus. We don’t drive a second time, so plan your arrival wisely.
Cancelling your reservation is always possible, but might include cancelation fees. Cancellation is only possible by email email@example.com
For Magic Mushroom Ceremonies (2 days):
- If you cancel within 14 days before the retreat starts, we refund 30% of the total price
- If you cancel within 30 days before the retreat starts, we refund 60% of the total price
- If you cancel within 30+ days before the retreat starts, you pay 25 euro reservation and administration costs
For 2-5 day retreats:
- If you cancel within 14 days before the retreat starts, we refund 50% of the total price
- If you cancel within 30 days before the retreat starts, we refund 75% of the total price
- If you cancel within 30+ days before the retreat starts, you pay 50 euro reservation and administration costs
For Magic Cacao Ceremonies:
- If you cancel within 14 days before the ceremony starts, we refund 50% of the total price
- If you cancel within 30 days before the retreat starts, we refund 75% of the total price
- If you cancel within 30+ days before the retreat starts, you pay 10 euro reservation and administration costs