Magic Mushroom Ceremony
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The benefits of psilocybin mushrooms
• Explore higher consciousness
• Improve your relationships
• Connect with the natural world
• Increase self-care & creativity
• Empower self-leadership
• Awaken your spiritual potential
catalising life changing experiences
The Nature Temple
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.
Catalise your life changing experience
Private Ceremony / Duo Ceremony
Depending on your intentions or level of experience you can select the magic mushroom ceremony that you like most. Private psilocybin ceremonies are very suitable for beginners but also for people who want to travel deep on a very high dose. Besides that private psilocybin ceremonies offer excellent opportunities for people who should be guided with extra attention.
Interested in booking a private psilocybin ceremony with friends or a partner? Click on the brochure to check the possibilities!
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 because that is legal in the Netherlands. 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.
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.
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.
Sure! Dr. Pieter Kartikeya Das is part of our retreat facilitator team and he can answer your medical questions. Let’s introduce him:
My name is Pieter Kartikeya Das and after my regular studies to become a doctor I decided to take a leap into complementary medicine and adapt a more holistic view on human health. After working in the fields of psychiatry and addiction medicine I decided to found my own practice to fit the needs of the new era we’ve just entered. In my practice I work with different healing modalities ranging from yoga, meditation, medicinal plants as well as healing through sound. About 5 years ago I crossed paths with Earth Awareness and have been connected ever since. My special interest in psychedelic therapy finds roots here and I’m grateful to be of service for the centre and its visitors. Sometimes there are questions of people who take prescription drugs or are on a different kind of therapy and wonder about possible risks etc. Some clients also find it helpful to reflect on their intentions and feelings before and/or after the ceremony, out of the standard intake and aftercare procedure. I offer the possibility to book a consultation and have a videocall on the matter. An intake costs €75,-/hour. I’m looking forward to be of service: Dr. Aquarius – Holistic medicine
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 ceremonies where psilocybin is used. You always need to inform us 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 for further questions or ask you to speak to a doctor first.
In general, Contraindications:
– Psychosis sensitivity (or past with psychosis)
– Severe Blood Pressure/Heart Problems
– Brain haemorrhages
Furthermore, the following drugs cannot be combined with psychedelics:
– SSRI, SNRI, TCA and MAO inhibitors (serotonergic drugs)
– Benzodiazepines (Valium, Oxazepam, XANAX, etc.)
– Heart and blood pressure medication
– Opoids (tramadol, morphine and codeine)
For every type of ceremony/retreat the intake procedure works slightly different, check the information in the event you would like to attend.
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.
Know that if you book a ceremony/retreat you will receive a very detailed info mail from us. This document will be sufficient to have a good preparation.
If you attend a 3/5 days retreat, you will receive an email with extensive preparations after your reservation is settled.
For magic mushroom ceremonies:
- Warm, comfortable clothing, layers, no tight clothing’s
- Spare clothing in case of ‘little accidents’
- A flashlight
- Warm slippers or thick socks to wear in the Nature Temple
- Optional: a small object for on the altar and musical instruments
- Sleeping gear: 1p camping mat (max.90 cm), sleeping bag
For 5 day magic mushroom retreats:
The same as for the weekend ceremonies, but without the sleeping gear. That’s all been taken care for.
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.
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.
Know, that if you booked a ceremony/retreat at our centre, you will receive a detailed info mail about a good integration.
If you have doubts concerning your health or well-being, always feel free to contact us.
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.
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
Follow our 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.
You sleep in the Nature Temple or it’s optional to choose 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. The tents are on availability and have extra costs.
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. We have a nice and clean sanitary block, with a solar powered warm water shower.
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.
Earth Awareness is located at de Ambonstraat 5, 9573 MV 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 need to make reservations to use this bus service. This is free of charge. For more bus information or reservations visit https://9292.nl
For 5-7 days retreats:
If you signed in for our transport service at your reservation: you are picked up at the Train station of Twello (the nearest train station). 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. Plan your arrival with care.
Cancelling your reservation is always possible, but includes cancelation fees. Cancellation is only possible by email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the information of the ceremony/retreat is the cancellation policy for that specific event.