Magic Mushrooms are the general name of mushrooms that contain psilocybin and psilocyn. Psilocybin is a highly visionary natural compound with a long tradition of shamanic use and a close similarity to normal brain Chemistry. The mushrooms that we use in our ceremonies are the Magic Truffles, the Philosopher Stones, the elixir of life. They are non-toxic to the body and completely legal in the Netherlands.
A worldwide mushroom culture is reborn, like ayahuasca and other plant based entheogens, a hidden but profound influence in a worldwide renewal of a spiritual relationship with the natural world. Science is just starting to grasp the tremendous healing and wellness potential of this ancient medicine as medical, psychological and emotionally healing. It is proven to bring positive, long lasting changes in human behavior, it increases self-care and improves relationships. It is effective at treating depression and it seems to stimulate growth of new brain cells.
Shamanism is a ancient spiritual practice that involves altered states of consciousness and is found in animistic cultures around the world. Shamanic tribes originate as early as thirty thousand years ago. A way of life to strengthen the connection with nature and the mystery of creation, it is the oldest form of healing and ceremonial magic.
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In essence a ceremony is about bringing sacredness into your life and about honoring something greater than you and I. There is a divine force that moves through all things. As we become more aware of this higher force moving in our lives and express our gratitude for it, it expands and colors daily life with a radiance and light that connects us to all living things.
Our ceremonies are alive and dynamic. We offer a clear ceremonial structure that leaves space for a playful, open minded and intuitive course. We create wonderful acoustic music, sing vulnerable and powerful songs and speak with sincerity of our hearts to the spirit fire at the centre of the temple. Everyone is equal in the ceremony, we all have our place, we all have our moment.
It is about acknowledging the mystery and the bringer of life in all things, from the flowers, to the trees, to the birds or the waking sun. Today indigenous people are still deeply connected to ceremonies and rituals as an inherent part of their daily lives. This connection brings a sacredness and power to even the most “mundane” aspects of existence and imbues basic tasks with love and connection. Remembering Pachamama, mother earth, and all she gifts to us like water, air, food, and the web of life itself, makes it so right and good to use the opportunity of now to express gratitude in a tangible way.
Science is only beginning to unravel the mysteries that surround Magic Mushrooms and research is only starting to grasp the immense healing and wellness potential of this ancient medicine. Scientists are researching psilocybin mushrooms and their effects and the first results are quite positive. It seems effective at treating anxiety and depression and seems to stimulate growth of new brain cells, promoting new neurons to growth and regeneration in the brain, while it is remarkably non-toxic to the bodies organ systems.
Want to learn more about psilocybin? Here are a few interesting resources.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_5qSI9I99o&has_verified=1 Video: a new understanding – the science of psilocybin
https://heffter.org/ Psilocybin research
https://maps.org/ Multidisciplinary Association Psychedelic Studies