A truffle ceremony is a gathering of people who, by consuming magic truffles, will embark on a journey into their own inner world. This takes place in a safe and pleasant environment under guidance. At HOLY shit., we participate in ceremonies of various group sizes. Typically, individuals engage in this for personal development or when seeking a more spiritual alternative for finding answers and insights.
A magic truffle is a kind of medicinal mushroom with an ‘old walnut’-like flavour. Its effect is almost the same as the effect of magic mushrooms. The difference lies in its legality: while magic mushrooms are not legal in The Netherlands, magic truffles are. Truffles are a byproduct of magic mushrooms: mushrooms grow right above the ground, truffles grow below ground. Both contain psychoactive properties, enabling you to achieve a different state of consciousness. Magic truffles can take care of issues hidden deep below the surface of consciousness, far beyond the possibilities of conversational counseling.
No. Through the years, the feared damage by this natural product has been thoroughly researched. So far, none of these studies concluded that the active substances are harmful or associated with mental or physical addiction. We do however discourage the use of magic truffles while feeling depressed or anxious on that particular day. Extremely negative emotions will block the truffles’ medicinal effects. The day after the ceremony, you usually won’t suffer from any mental or physical discomforts. It is possible that you will dream more vividly that night. Sometimes, the day after might feel like a hangover, but this isn't always the case.
The effects are different for everyone. A truffle voyage will often open your third eye, which will allow hallucinogenic images to come to you. You might not experience any different visual images, but auditory sensations or non-hallucinogenic insights instead. Truffles may get to you on a deep level and make you see the world in different ways. They may open the way to deeper layers of consciousness and energize you. Our advice is to not have any set expectations! Don't expect a miracle cure to solve all of your problems. Dive into the experience with an open mind and focus on your physical sensations. Try leaving your ‘thinking’ behind, and you will often experience the most wonderful voyage. Of course, you will be guided out of your voyage as well.
We strongly advise you to have your last meal four hours before the ceremony. The maximum effect of truffles is achieved on an empty stomach, however we will have a preparation program before eating the truffles so you can eat breakfast right before you arrive here. It’s fine to drink water or herbal tea. On the day of the ceremony, try to minimize the number of external triggers. It’s perfectly fine to go to work, but please avoid stressful situations. Make sure to get enough sleep the night before.
When all participants have arrived, we will take our time to accustom ourselves by meditation and sharing. All participants will get to know each other, and they will have the opportunity to tell the group why they have come to the ceremony, if they so wish. We will continue with bodywork such as a cacao ceremony, a shaking practice or a HOLY breathwork session. After the break, we will start to eat the truffles. Every participant will receive a truffle that is particularly selected for them. You will slowly descend into your voyage through guided meditation. After thirty minutes you will probably sense something. The entire duration of your voyage takes about three to five hours. Using rapéh is optional. It will be accompanied by music. After all participants have returned from their voyage, we will conclude the ceremony together with a light meal. All in all, the ceremony day will take about ten to eleven hours. You should essentially be able to drive after you have eaten, but every body reacts differently. It would be most convenient for you to have someone to drive you home or a place to stay.
Would you like to stay overnight near the ceremonial space? No problem! You can find a hotel, Airbnb or campground nearby. Options close to our locations are listed below. You can check at which ceremonial space your ceremony will take place in your reservation confirmation and in the events calendar.
In the event calendar You can find all upcoming public ceremonies in the events calendar. The maximum number of participants to a ceremony is twelve people and the cost is € 195,00 per person. If you prefer to come alone or with your own companions, or if the scheduled ceremonies are not convenient for you, we can simply compare both our planners and book a private ceremony.
|5 people or more
- You’re pregnant or breastfeeding;
- You’re on any medication that is not compatible with truffles, like antibiotics, antidepressants and medication to deal with ADHD/ADD, stomach complaints, cardiac problems of high blood pressure;
- You have, now or in the past, suffered from psychosis, schizophrenia or borderline syndrome, or you have an indication of proneness to these conditions;
- You’re allergic to fungi;
- You have been using other narcotics in the last 24 hours. HOLY shit. does not allow usage of narcotics like alcohol or cannabis during our ceremonies.
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What others say about truffle our ceremonies:
"The Truffle Ceremony with Jenneke felt warm, fantastic and like a magical experience. I'd recommend it to anyone who feels like making an inner journey for whatever reason. Jenneke is a beautiful human being, and will help you in a genuine way. She will give you attention exactly when you need it. And she makes lovely soups!"
"Not knowing what to expect from a truffle ceremony, only that I might experience my deepest layers and emotions, I still felt safe and guarded in all my vulnerability, thanks to Jenneke. Such professional, loving care from a loving woman. Felt great."
"A whole day of inner work with Jenneke! An intense, but valuable experience that allowed conversations to deepen. Feeling safe to speak, to be vulnerable en guided in my processes was great. I felt understood and protected during my inner work. Next to the ceremonial space is a beautiful forest where you can spend breaks, which really made the experience complete. I absolutely recommend Jenneke's guidance!"
"My expectations were high but even those were topped. Jenneke created a beautiful progam, including meditation, sharing, breath work and of course the truffel itself. I've been feeling powerful and grounded since undertaking this journey. So lovely and special! Jenneke's guidance feels safe and comforting. If you're thinking about trying this: Jenneke is the way to go!"
"Really interesting experience! I'm not into spirituality or anything like that, but I'm still so happy to have done this and experienced it first hand."
Bram Van Dijk
"I'm really enthusiastic about not only the ceremony itself, but also the preparation and aftercare. You're properly informed and put at ease. The guidance, the setting and the entire atmosphere of the day was phenomenal and an eye opener. I can absolutely recommend this to people who are willing to open up, I'd definitely do it again!"
Don’t feel like undergoing countless sessions of couples therapy? Tailored to couples we offer the Couples Ceremony: a private truffle ceremony for two, aimed at finding a new connection and deepening your understanding of each other. A whole day to dive into the deep, together. With eyes open you can rediscover one another and aid your partner in letting go of old shit. Via open conversation and connective exercises we lay the ground work for this holy ceremony, so a fuller understanding and (even more) loving relationship can grow. This couples ceremony has proven to be a succes time after time and has helped many couples achieve renewed infatuation. Let love rule! Let love rule!