My week-long MycoMeditations retreat was my first experience with psychedelics and I couldn't have asked for a more supportive environment or lovelier people and surroundings. I would absolutely (and, with luck, may!) do it again. But even if just once in a lifetime, it was unforgettable and has given me friendships I trust will last for a long time to come. Above all, the organizers' level of preparation and compassion helped me feel safe and cared for even as I dealt with strong emotions and physical sensations through the week. And Treasure Beach is a beautiful spot.
The daily integration sessions -- which, to be honest, I had dismissed in advance as a lot of "woo" -- ended up adding immensely to the "trip" experience. They drew our group of 13 people of all ages from all over the world into a mutually caring society of seekers; through these well moderated discussions we got to learn more about what we were experiencing and also got to know and care about one another's quests for greater happiness and self-awareness. And also have a lot of fun together. The group meals and outings enhanced the bonds, and the group is still in touch today.
The numerous helpful facilitators were extremely present -- physically and mentally -- and generous, friendly people. They either were already deeply knowledgeable about using mushrooms for healing or, in the case of trainees also joining us, were diligently learning.
Number of Participants in ceremony: 13
Follow up integration