The truffle ceremony
A truffle ceremony is a get-together during which you take a voyage through your own inner realm by consuming magic truffles. The ceremony is guided and takes place in a safe and pleasant setting. The groups at HOLY shit. contain four people at most. Each ceremony has its own theme. This enables you to choose according to your own preference, your own needs or your main struggle. You can do this to achieve growth in your own personal development or when you seek a spiritual alternative to find answers and insights.
Though HOLY shit.’s office at Huskensweg in Heerlen is a nice, cozy space, truffle ceremonies and HOLY sharing circles take place in Jenneke’s home to experience a more personal atmosphere. Coaching sessions do take place at the office.
A magic truffle is a kind of medicinal mushroom with a 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 deeply 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 not always.
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 in new ways. Most importantly: do not have any expectations! Do not 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 urge you to have your last meal four hours before the ceremony. The maximum effect of truffles is achieved on an empty stomach. 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 the 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. Here we will also discuss the theme. After the ceremony and the expectations will be explained, we will start with a breathwork session and a rapé ceremony (optional). Then we will 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 four hours. 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 day of the ceremony will take about ten 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.
You can find every upcoming theme ceremony in our calendar. A theme ceremony welcomes four people at most and it costs € 135,- per person.
If you prefer to participate alone or with your own group of people, or if the dates of our planned ceremonies are not convenient for you, we can always consider a date that suits both of our schedules and reserve a separate ceremony.
*Dates always in consultation
All prices mentioned above are for individual customers. As entrepreneur you may file ceremonies, workshops and coaching sessions as business expenses under Personal Development. In this case we will calculate another 21% taxes over the above mentioned prices.
IMPORTANT: You can’t participate in a truffle ceremony if:
– 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 syndrom, or you have an indication of proneness to these conditions;
– You’re allergic to funghi;
– 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.
When you fill out the intake, we assume that you’re honest about your situation and that you heed your own safety. Filling out the intake is pointless if one or several of the above applies to you. When in doubt about medication or other risk factors, please contact us or include the name of your medication in your intake.
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 opened 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!