Wild Mushrooms

 Empathogenic Spirit Journey 

4-Day Retreat | Lake Tahoe, CA

September 30 - October 1, 2022

We provide the setting, guidance and expertise. Nature provides the medicine to enable you to experience the liberating power of awe and wonder, and most importantly the relief you seek.

 

We have known of the therapeutic and life transforming potential of psilocybin mushrooms since the 1950‘s. Now we have dozens of recent studies from diverse sources that affirm the unrivaled healing and life enhancing potential of psilocybin mushroom sessions in the right setting.

"It is not the young, rather the people in middle age who need to have an experience of numinous proportions to help negotiate the mental habits cemented into their lives"

~ Carl G. Jung

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When empathogens are sought out for their therapeutic or self-improvement effects, we are seeking liberation from our habituated ways of thinking and feeling that have hindered our ability to heal and evolve. 
 

Empathogens work their power directly on our brain by allowing novel ways of communication between different parts of the brain; this allows for new ways of feeling and thinking. The setting potentiates or furthers the experience, presenting an opportunity for us to release with ease and perceive without judgement.

 

It is not only the plant or empathogen that opens up an individual to a wider range of experiences, but also the direction, content and overall quality of the experiences to be focused and enhanced with guidance. 


The presence of knowledgeable guides greatly facilitates the probability of reaching expanded levels of consciousness, while also 'recalling and integrating' the experiences afterwards. 


Many people who want to have a spiritual or an entheogenic experience using an empathogen or psychedelic, do not know how to reach and stay open to their various levels of consciousness presented to them during an experience. It is invaluable to be with experienced guides to both support you and have the ability to reunite you with clarity. 

Revolutionize Your Story
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Friday:

✹​

3 p.m

Arrival to Lodge

Room Assignment

Get Cozy

5:30 to 6:30 p.m

Orientation 

Meet Your Facilitators

Educational History

6:30 p.m

Cacao Heart Opening

Dyad Communication 

8 p.m Dinner

Barb-Q Grilling

 

9 p.m to 10 p.m

Sharing Circle

Campfire w/Holistic Teas

 

Saturday:

✹​

9 a.m

Conscious Breathing

Intention Setting

Open-Mind Preparation

10 a.m to 5 p.m

Begin Session Journey

 Blind-Fold Experience

Nature Appreciation Play

{approximately 6 hours}

5 p.m to 7 p.m

Individual Time

Conscious Communication

7 p.m Dinner

Delicious Pescaterian

 

8 p.m to 10 p.m

Sharing Circle

Campfire w/Sound Healing

Sunday:

 ✹

9 a.m

Conscious Breathing

Intention Setting

Open-Mind Preparation

10 a.m to 4 p.m

Begin Session Journey

Blind-Fold Experience

Nature Appreciation Play

(approximately 6 hours)

5 p.m to 6:30 p.m

Individual Time

Conscious Communication

6:30 p.m Dinner

Scrumptious Vegetarian

7:30 p.m to 11 p.m

 Star Gazing

S'mores and Campfire Stories

Monday:

9 a.m 

Energy Flow

Wake-up Central Nervous System

10 a.m

Breakfast of Champions

 

10:30 a.m

- Integration Coaching

- Maintaining Peace 

- Maintaining Spiritual Maturity 

 

Embodying and Understanding

- Psychedelic Experience

- Daily Practices

- Micro-dosing

What Extra to Bring:

Backpack w/water bladder

Hiking Shoes - Hat - Thin Jacket

T-Shirts - Shorts - Pants (no jeans)

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We do indeed live in a wondrous and enchanting world, but for many of us the wonder and enchantment has faded or even, disappeared entirely. When this happens we lose our deeper connection to spirit and our sense of wholeness to life and the world. 


This can happen due to emotional and physical trauma, anxiety, depression, personal loss, a dysfunctional cultural environment, relationship changes, perpetual suffering or unrelenting stress. We also live in a world that is desensitising and changing at a breakneck pace.


As a result of any combination of the foregoing, we lose our  connection to the deeper aspects of our being; our spirit wanes and we feel fragmented and often times, can even feel lost.


In a state of wholeness we:

  • are confident in our life path.

  • have an enhanced ability to concentrate.

  • feel exuberant about life in general.

  • experience a deep and fulfilling gratitude. 

  • have more compassion and empathy.

  • feel a profound connection to  the universe.

  • feel a deeper connection to spirit. 

  • are no longer hobbled by tragedies of our personal history or conceptual hang-ups.

 

Find the relief to restore your sense of wholeness, reinvigorate  life and renew your vision of yourself and the world - returning home with a long-lasting, permanent shift. We are confident in our method and approach we offer and, we look forward to being the journey with you to Reclaim Your Life. 

Connect to Wholeness
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Inner Healing Intelligence

We put you in-touch with your innate ability to heal and grow, and to empower you to be responsible for your own healing. Turbulent and often difficult emotional processes may be easier to work with and resolve when we tap-in to our Inner Healing Intelligence.

The body initiates a remarkably complex and sophisticated healing process and always spontaneously attempts to move toward healing, as evidenced by the inevitable healing of a cut or a bruise. The psyche too exhibits an innate healing intelligence and capacity, which is revealed by psychedelic medicine.

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Set and Setting

Set refers to, "where you are in your life, what beliefs you may have, how you think and essentially the internal make-up of yourself."

Setting refers to, "external factors: who you are with, where you are and the environment the medicines are taken in." ​

 

We feel the set and setting is imperative to optimize the journeyed voyager's experience to heighten their awareness to explore unseen corridors inside themselves otherwise neglected.

"Enchantment is the oldest medicine."

~ Carl G. Jung

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Transformation Support

It is encouraged to discuss openly any strong feelings, fears or concerns that may have arisen during your experience. The concepts that you encounter on a visionary voyage can be challenging to interpret, and may require skilled guidance. 

Psychedelic guiding has three stages; preparation, experience and integration. Thoughtful attention to all three stages is needed to maximize the opportunity for a positive outcome

 

We offer open dialogue and questions prior, during and post your psychedelic spirit journey. 

"I am not what happened to me.

I am what I choose to become."

~ Carl G. Jung

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Empathogenic experiences enabled by plant medicines such as psilocybin mushrooms have unequivocally demonstrated unrivaled efficacy in the treatment of these conditions. 

  • OCD

  • PTSD

  • Anxiety

  • Alcoholism

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Opioid Addiction

  • Suicidal Idealization

  • Nicotine Addiction

  • Obsessive Compulsions

  • Excessive Entropy

  • Anti-social Behavior

  • Relationship Issues

  • Undesirable Habits in General

Our method of guidance is based on the principle of Inner Healing Intelligence. We therefore take what is known as a non-directive approach in our guidance. Over the years psychedelic guides have discovered, that like the body, the mind possesses an innate ability to heal, yet mental-emotional conditions require an outside agent to catalyze that process.

Our non-directive setting refrains from giving advice or interpreting what is shared by the participant. The goal is for the 'explorer' to discover things about themselves for themselves with a minimum amount of input from us, as your guides.

Release Old Behaviors
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You Want a Retreat...

to Revolutionize Your Story! 

Maia's Message to You:
"Sacred mushrooms are the most promising safe entheogens to re-enter our culture." 

 

Plant medicines are and can be the direct source needed to renew and restore an individual's connection to wholeness, while also inspiring their own  health of being. Empathogens can and do relax the mind chatter to enhance our ability to approach and respond to life without egoistic patterns or misguided unconscious mental states of blame, shame, guilt, embarrassment, avoidance or judgement.

 

As a voyager, you are not having a drug experience, but rather, learning how to become open to your own inner worlds, reunite with one's self and make use of a vast range of experiences prior, during and after the journey. Our suggestions at the right moment, may help you make a pivotal discovery or retain and important insight.

As your guides, we both offer our unique complimenting skills to know the terrain, sense where you are in your journey and be able to advise or caution you where it is deemed appropriate. We serve as a steady and supportive presence; we understand our authenticity and awareness are an integral part of creating a warm and inviting set and setting and is, instrumental in having you feel safe and secure to transcend deeper heights of consciousness. 

We recognize we are doing sacred work and the importance of establishing a sincere relationship.  We honor the trust you've placed in us to ensure you do have a transcendent experience based in compassion, healing, kindness and love. 

Maia Pollan

Meet Maia

I began experimenting with entheogens in 1992, with my first experience that of LSD. It had launched me into emotional-mind patterning, with a distinct comprehension of: Time. What now today I have coined: Mind Pathways. This specific technique I use to alter belief patterns attributed to these experiences. 

 

My core is as a practicing Hermetic Celtic Initiate working the Universal Laws. I too, hold a degree in clinical social work, cognitive psychotherapy, acting as a certified holistic trauma therapist and as a psychedelic facilitator. 

 

My nature is that of a gypsy mentality, experiencing the world, yet never becoming attached to my place within it.  I always felt the world was backwards from the way I had perceived it; with cultural and societal norms, and dogmatic infrastructures designed specifically to hold the spirit back from truly experiencing freedom and wealth of living. This sense of mis-arrangement, combined with practices as a hermetic, quickly led me to take the road least traveled to expose human slavery, free the spirit and restore connection to the universe.  

My experiences with psychedelics propelled me into a path of understanding and ability to not only learn, but feel and see the world in a perspective which supported how I perceived it, and how I could begin to align authentically with how reality operated.  It gave me the freedom to 'crack open my mind' without judgement, and accept the connectivity of being part of all, and. yet, undoubtedly, detached from all. 

 

My journey has led me to experience many forms of mind-altering substances and emotional receptors, such as: Psilocybin (mushrooms), LSD, Ayahuasca, Changa, MDMA, Shamanic Rapé, DMT and the most profound of all, Salvia Divinorum. All of my experiences have been administered with intention to release, grow, learn and evolve. 

 

My life has been that of a scholar, with a drive for information, deeper understanding and deeper connections, while freeing the minds of humanity from bondage and suffering.

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Why is our retreat unique?

I have been experiencing and organizing self-guided, intimate, psychedelic exploration retreats for 9 years. I move and operate together with you, in harmony, unity and flow states. You conduct the flow of your experience, as it is your commitment and readiness to heal, not that of my own to anticipate your desire. I am inspired by deep connection, and interested in an adjoined desire to assist others with what I have gained in my journey's independently and together. with others. 
 

With my complimenting attributes and practices as a hermetic, holistic cognitive therapist and spiritual mentior, I can enhance the experience you will have, the knowledge provided and the perceptions to empower renewal, refreshment, healing, and evolutionary growth. 

We are Maia and Raul, and we have been experiencing and practicing the benefits of psychedelics collectively for 50 years. Our experience both personally and with other explorers, has concluded psychedelics loosen the grip of cultural and societal conditioning, indoctrination and several emotional and mental setbacks. 

 

I have also discovered, plant medcines/empathogens, allow for new neural imprints and behaviors to emerge. Harmoniously, this allows for the development of healthier relationships and deeper clarity into the decisions we make in life. 

I have witnessed directly the benefits of empathogens to release not only deeply embedded emotional addictions, religious and societal programming. I have too, been fortunate to be testimony to the healing and release of oppressed trauma, substance abuse and the emotional states of depression, eating disorders, tourette syndrome, post-traumatic stress and anxiety, including the deepened pain associated with cancer and veterns. 

"Personality is a strategy devised by a child. Our true, original self lays under our personality, in the trans-personal ground of our being, at our core"

~ Neal M. Goldsmith

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Transform Your Life

4-Day Empathogenic Journey 
Lake Tahoe, California
September 30 to October 1, 2022

Your Package Includes ∞ 

3- Night Accommodation

3 Scrumptious Homemade Dinners 

2 Snack Boxes for Day Outings

All Beverages 

Breakfast of Champions

2 Psilocybin Journey's

Cacao Infusion 

Breath Work Meditations

Adventure and Educational Excursions

Post Integration Included

<airport​ transport from Sacramento if needed>

 $1950. USD

100% Guaranteed Awesomeness

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