Magic Mushroom 5 Day Retreat
A unique opportunity to experience a legal and safe psilocybin retreat at a phenomonal location
Our mission 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 for body, mind and soul, we provide a wonderful retreat to awaken your true potential at a phenomenal location. In these 5 days our general goal is to align you with your natural state of being.
The centre has facilitated ceremonies for thousands of people since 2006, collaborating with keepers of ancestral knowledge. We have integrated several shamanic plant traditions and blended it with our own European roots. We have used this experience to finetune an authentic 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.
A Magic Mushroom 5 day retreat includes:
- 2 Psilocybin sessions, one introduction and one intensive at a magnificent location
- A daily program with workshops for improving physical and body-awareness
- Comprehensive integration program
- Activities for connecting with nature or creative practices
- Personal coaching consultations
- 5 Days of biological and delicious vegetarian food and drinks
- Teachings on sacred plants and a tour in the ethnobotanical greenhouse
- Private lodgings at our centre
- Transport from and to the train station
- Sharing the experience with likeminded people
- Detailed information on how to make the most of this experience, preparation guidelines and intake conversation
- A follow-up integration check and aftercare if necessary
Magic mushrooms are the general name for mushrooms that contain psilocybin and psilocyn. In the retreat we use Magic Truffles which are non-toxic to the body and completely legal in the Netherlands. Psilocybin mushrooms enlighten the brain, free the mind and activate the waking dream state. They expand consciousness, allowing us to realize the wonder of life. They are a key to the circle of oneness and show us how everything is interconnected and interrelated. We use them to accelerate self-discovery, as a tool for healing and as a visionary vehicle to travel within and beyond.
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.
1st Ceremony - The Introduction
The introduction ceremony takes place on the Friday and is meant to cultivate trust and gently sensitize your inner world, sinking into the retreat. During this ceremony all participants take place on a mattress around the fireplace and go into total relaxation, letting go into nothingness. A specially created playlist is supporting this inner journey and allows you to explore the depths of your being. The focus is going within and therefore has minimal group dynamics, a more Western way of doing psychedelics. The dosage is mild (7.5-15 grams).
2nd Ceremony - The Intensive
The intensive ceremony is on the Sunday. In this 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.
Many people are seeking a way to enrich and enhance their lives and reconnect with nature, feeling more and more enmeshed in impossible demands, pressure and stress, with a sense of being out of step with their true authentic self. If you feel that life has lost its magic or fulfillment, than this wonderful path of psychedelics is here to reawaken your spirit.
The group consists of minimal 5 and maximum 20 people, both male and female, from different nationalities, therefore we speak English. For every 3 or 4 participants there is at least 1 facilitator involved. All participants share more or less the same intention; to create a more rewarding life. In the trust and safety of the group you find recognition and many times friendships evolve from these shared experiences. The group stimulates you to develop your talents and deal with your challenges. During the retreat there is plenty of space to exchange personal interests with other participants, also there are many spots in our beautiful garden where you can find the silence and peace.
EFFECTS & DOSSAGE
Psilocybin mushrooms are in a large dosage extremely visionary and your perception gets highly influenced, beyond the world of logics. All defense mechanisms will be bypassed, which makes you completely capable of thinking and feeling ‘out of the box’. They are known as honest and playful, like children.
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 place. 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. The facilitator will go always in consultation with the individual. 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.
A diverse team of caring and experienced professionals will be there to make sure that everything is taken care of. The Earth Awareness team consists of 12 team members; 2 lead facilitators, 5 facilitators, 2 ground facilitators and 3 back office operators. Together we form a solid, enthusiastic and warm hearted team with the common goal to generate awareness from within as a contribution to the health of all. Most facilitators were trained both as ground and ceremonial facilitators, which ensures that they are at home at the centre. For a complete introduction of our team: https://magicmushroomceremony.com/team
Each participant has a nice and cosy private space at our indoor camping. A 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 2.50x2.50 m. They are situated on our spacious and light upper atelier, sometimes the tents are set up in the garden. Our accommodation has 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.
FOOD & DRINKS
All meals and drinks are included. They are freshly made in our kitchen. Vegies and herbs are from our own garden or bought as local as possible. We offer vegetarian and biological meals. People with special diets need to consult their do’s and don’ts beforehand with us, so we can check with the chef-cook if special arrangements can be made. (This might bring extra costs)
Our 5 days retreat 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 on 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.
Prices are all included, there are no additional costs. Choose a ticket price that suits your income situation, Our pricing system is based on trust, we don’t do an income check.
High rate ticket: For people with an income above average
Standard rate ticket: For people with an average income/normal job
Low rate ticket: For students, travellers, people with an income below average
It is possible to make a deposit of half the price and pay the other half before a minimum of 7 days before your retreat starts.
• High rate ticket 1320 €uro
(or 2 x a deposit of 660 €uro)
We thank you in advance for choosing the high rate ticket, this means we are able to maintain this pricing system and keep the possibility open for more people to join. By purchasing a high rate ticket, you are giving others with less financial freedom means the chance to participate with a low rate ticket.
• Standard rate ticket 1190 €uro
(or 2 x a deposit of 595 €uro)
A standard rate ticket covers the costs of this event. Please choose this option unless you don’t have don’t have enough money, or unless you are in a fortunate financial position which makes it possible for you to afford the high rate ticket.
• Low rate tickets 1060 €uro
(or 2 x a deposit of 530 €uro)
Low rate tickets are for people who would not be able to participate at the standard price, for example students and those with a low income. We will not ask you for proof of status. However, we ask that you choose honestly, as we only have a limited number of low income tickets available.
INTAKE & RESERVATION
Step 1 – If you consider yourself to be in good health and qualified for this psilocybin experience you can order your ticket HERE. Click on ‘deposit ticket’ if you choose to pay in 2 times. Read our terms and conditions and cancellation policy: https://www.magicmushroomceremony.com/prices
- If you are unsure whether this retreat is suitable for you, send us an email to schedule a phone call first.
Step 2 – You receive a questionnaire, return your answers within 5 days to us.
Step 3 – We have a personal intake phone conversation of 20 minutes.
Step 4 - Your reservation will be confirmed, we send you an email with all specific details for a good preparation.
In the mean while you can already start reading the information on our website if you want to learn more about the centre and the ceremony or if you have questions (FAQ).
Feel free to contact us for more information. We can schedule a telephone call if that is required as well.
Open to all
Not based on any faith, Shamanic
Included / Not included
Accommodation, food & drinks, transfer from and back to the train station, magic mushrooms.
Earth Awareness is based in the middle of the Netherlands - about 1 hour from Amsterdam - and is close to a big national parc, the Veluwe. It is situated in a unique and off grid forest-village and is an exceptional bird paradise. The colossal trees, great biodiversity and monumental buildings make an incredible scenery together. The centre is founded in 2004 and been completely off grid since. Here you find rocket mass heaters and woodstoves, eco toilets and solar power, great gardens and an ethnobotanical greenhouse. Beautiful sculptures and natural art are all around, with one major piece at the centre ‘The Nature Temple’. Inside the farmhouse there is an atelier of 275 m2 where the sleeping spaces are situated.
An initiation centre for the people, for reflection on and reconnection with our origin and the mystery of creation. This unique experience space is specifically designed for ceremonial use. It functions as a compass and initiation centre for truth-seekers. The enchantment of the Nature Temple is the ultimate setting to explore altered states of consciousness. A visit guarantees an unforgettable experience full of inspiration.
The Nature Temple is a 140 m2 square work of art, organically built with thick trunks and curly branches, coloured glass and clay. The majestic wooden floor combined with a fire place in the centre gives the Nature Temple splendour. The 7 diameter geodesic dome-shaped vault at the roof functions as a galactic clock through which you can watch the celestial constellations at night. During the day the sunlight shines through and you can watch the crowns of the surrounding cathedral-like trees.
Accommodation and meals
- Bike available
- Individual tents
- Allergic option
Maya van Oosterhout
She is leading the organisation with a clear vision and with positive energy, being really in her element on all levels. Maya is the one who has the overview and knows all the ins and outs. Together with Mark, they make an inspirational pair who have manifested a universal dream into this reality. She started working with Magic Mushrooms about 20 years ago, doing one on one sessions in nature. As lead-facilitator she knows how to travel the inner realms, she guided over a thousand people through a psilocybin experience. Maya senses very well where someone is during the inner journey and she knows how to anticipate on this. People experience her as warm, down to earth and with a mature sense of reality. She has two grown children who are both contributing to the centre. She is also working with female circles, creating sisterhood, encouraging women to live a life of power and purpose.
The initiator and director of Earth Awareness and architect of the Nature Temple, he is the master mind behind it all. Mark is a multi-talented person with great vision and a proactive attitude. As an extraordinary artist he is engaged with creating beauty in all its diversity, which is unmistakably found everywhere around the centre. For 13 years he and Maya are organizing countless events and retreats. His teachers came from many different shamanic cultures, but above all the Huichol, the Shuar and the Shipibo traditions. After a full-time cycle of initiation into medicine plants and by collaborating intensively with many wisdom keepers, Mark has an incredible understanding about the use of sacred plants as a tool for transformation. He is an inspirational speaker, a marvellous musician, a powerful chanter and a resourceful lead-facilitator during the retreats. He proved himself being an authentic bridge between the ancient knowledge and the modern Western culture.
Sacred Spaces - Nature Temple - Mark Huser
THE RETREAT PROGRAM
We offer a varied and supportive activity-program during the whole retreat. We have set up a balanced program that helps your body, mind and soul to integrate the psilocybin experiences. With workshops like yoga, chi qong, mindfulness, nature connecting, meditation, creativity, integration and more, we offer participants effective tools that can also be used at home to support the changes. Of course, if you need space or are not in the mood, you are welcome to withdraw to read a book, chill out or take a walk. This program gives you some insight in the daily activities. We use it as a guideline, not as a fixed setup. Depending on the amount and the needs of our participants we can make adjustments in the schedule.
18.00-20.00 Arrival participants. There is a warm soup waiting for you!
20.00-22.00 Welcome & introduction
10.30-11.00 Opening Circle
11.00-12.30 Personal coaching / free space
13.30-15.30 Group activity
15.30-16.30 Individual activity
16.30-18.30 Resting / silence
19.00 Preparing the space
19.30-20.00 Group activity
20.00-02.00 Magic Mushroom session
11.00-12.00 Sharing Circle
12.30-14.00 Group activity
15.00-16.00 Individual activity
16.00-18.00 Personal coaching / free space
19.00-20.00 Free space
20.00-22.00 Group activity
23.00 Sleepy time
10.00-11.00 Sharing Circle
11.00-13.00 Group activity
13.30-15.00 Group activity
15.00-16.00 Group activity
16.00-17.00 Free space
17.00-18.00 Group activity
18.00-19.30 Individual activity
19.30-20.30 Preparation ceremony
20.30-03.00 Magic Mushroom Ceremony
11.00-12.30 Integration Circle
12.30-14.00 Personal coaching / free space
15.00-16.00 Closing circle
Earth Awareness is located at de Ambonstraat 2, 7395 MA in Teuge. 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 through a large double gate.
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 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 foreigners we offer the service of making this bus reservation for you. If you come from abroad and you do not have the national card for public transport (OV-card), inform us about your time of arrival at Apeldoorn central station.
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, this information is sent to you by email at least 7 days before your arrival. 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.
The deposit is fully refundable if the bookingIt is possible to make a deposit of half the price and pay the other half before a minimum of 7 days before your retreat starts.
Cancelling your reservation is always possible, but might include cancelation fees:
- 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.
is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
- Teuge, Nederland
- From: 9 April, 2020 18:00
- To: 13 April, 2020 17:00
- 5 days
- 1060-1320 euro