As with any Psychedelic Ceremony & Retreat experience, we have community guidelines that support safety and allow for greater transformation. By attending a ceremony or retreat, you agree to comply with these community guidelines. We are professional & well-informed Psychedelic Sitters, Guides, Therapists, and Shamans. Our guidelines are congruent with what is required to keep everyone safe and to create the most transformational experiences possible. Our guidelines reflect the needs of real psychedelic experiences and not “just cannabis.” If you’re not sure about a guideline or if something fits, just ask. These were written by Psychedelic Medicine Practitioners for the benefit of safety of Psychedelic Journeyers. Standards for online program are the same as in-person sessions. Even if you are in your own home, please engage this space as if we were all together.
- What you share stays here, including the names of others. You can share your own experiences with friends/allies but don’t share other people’s experiences, even if their name remains private. Outing someone is never ok. Respect other people’s different needs regarding privacy.
- No Screenshots or saving chats. No recording of any conversation or presentation.
- You agree to be in a private location, with no one else joining off screen. Wear headphones if necessary.
- You are not required to share your personal contact information with anyone. We will give everyone the opportunity to exchange information if the choose.
- To help attendance: when on zoom, change your profile name to your preferred first name and last name initial. When in-person always wear a name tag or use a “name tent” where you sit.
- Be kind and professional in your communication.
- Be concise and create space for others to share as well.
- Speak only about your own experiences. Please don’t share observations, opinions, or interpret another person’s experience without their permission. Use “I” statements.
- After medicine sessions/ ceremonies and while everyone is returning, please sit quietly, journal, make art, meditate, drink some juice and have a snack, please no phone calls or texting until we close. This is to keep the experience energetically contained.
Safety & Consent
- Once you take the medicine, you agree to remain in your safe space, and to immediately return from using the bathroom. No showers etc. Only go to bathroom, wash your face and hands, and come back to the session. However, if your location becomes unsafe for any reason (a storm in your area, for example) please take care of yourself.
- No driving until the next day after a medicine is consumed.
- Create a clear walkway to your bathroom of any tripping hazards.
- No ecstatic dancing or big movements in online containers, and only in in-person groups designed for movement practices.
- Fire safety - candles and incense must remain contained and located away from blankets or other flammable material.
- Maintain a receptacle for vomiting just in case so you don’t try to run to the bathroom too quickly.
- Wear comfortable clothes but keep them on, even if you are home, just as you would in a session with a guide.
- Cannabis use is encouraged to remain in the afternoon ceremonies.
- Responsible medicine use is required. No other medicines are allowed besides cannabis (or kratom in kratom related experiences). This is simply not the right container for other medicines. If your interested in deeper journeywork email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Micro dosing during the training period is only allowed if already being used, and dosage is limited to 0.1 grams for psilocybin mushrooms, or 10mics of LSD only.
- Please let us know if you intend to use an edible for ceremonies. For edibles, we request you know your dose, onset time, and you’ve used the product before.
- Virtual sessions and group events are specifically devoted to the practice of psychedelic cannabis in a legal setting. While we honor underground practices and practitioners, for our program’s safety we ask that this remain separate from the ceremony and/or virtual session. We also can’t vouch for the integrity, skill or safety of underground practitioners or communities. Please don’t discuss or provide contact information to underground practices, facilitators, or communities. You can share information about legal retreats that have verifiable information online. Please do not advertise your own underground practices. This request includes legal medicine practices related to underground practices or communities, such as Hape/Rape (snuffs), Sananga (eye drops), or Kambo (frog medicine). If a community or practice is in a legal “gray area” and you aren’t sure, please ask our facilitators for guidance.
Conflict Prevention & Resolution
- We agree to be mindful of externalizing our inner experiences and to be aware of our projections and transference (both positive and negative) that we may place on each other, the experience, the facilitator, or the medicine. We agree to discuss our perceptions and factually assess them, and to check in around feelings of safety or lack of safety if we become anxious or paranoid.
- If a conflict or significant disagreement occurs, we agree to engage it compassionately, skillfully, and maturely, and to comply with any community consent agreements related to conflict resolution practices.
- If you see something or hear about something that you are not sure is safe, please say something. We are here to help. Our facilitators are trained to correct behavior from a compassionate, harm reduction, and educational perspective in an appropriate and nonjudgmental way.