The truffle ceremony
A truffle ceremony is one in which magic truffles containing psilocybin (Psilocin) are used as a sacrament or spiritual tool. The truffle ceremony is often led by an experienced facilitator or master of ceremonies who guides participants through the experience and helps them gain the most valuable insights. The most insights are garnered if everyone finds the peace to turn inward.
No truffle ceremony is the same and depends on the location, group and facilitators. In most cases, participants are asked to prepare for the truffle ceremony.
The experiences one may have during a truffle ceremony can vary from person to person, but may include : altered perception of time and space, heightened emotions, increased creativity and gaining insights into oneself and the world.
What provides spirituality?
Self-awareness, the ego, often causes one to feel separation. This is often seen as the opposite of spirituality. Self-awareness, or the cognition of one's own existence, is a complex and still largely misunderstood process regulated by different brain regions. However, there are a number of brain regions that are associated with self-awareness:
- The prefrontal cortex: These brain areas are associated with performing cognitive tasks such as planning, deciding, and processing social information. This area also plays a role in processing information about ourselves, our thoughts, and our emotions.
- The parietal cortex: These brain areas are associated with processing sensory information, such as the position of our body in space. This area also plays a role in integrating information about our body with information about our environment.
- The insula: These brain areas are associated with processing interoceptive information, such as heart rate, breathing, and pain. This area also plays a role in processing emotions and awareness of our bodies.
- The temporal cortex: These brain areas are associated with processing language, memory, and other cognitive tasks. This area also plays a role in processing social information and awareness of our self and others.
- The posterior cingulate cortex: This area plays a role in processing interoceptive information, such as pain and heart rate, and awareness of our bodies.
- The temporal parietal junction: This area plays a role in processing language, memory and awareness of ourselves and others.
- The precuneus: This area plays a role in processing information about ourselves, such as our personal thoughts and emotions and awareness of our bodies.
During a high intake of psilocybin, some of the above areas will become less energized and other areas of the brain take over tasks. Self-awareness and separation from the rest of the world is diminished as a result, allowing more connection to be felt with everything that comes in through the senses. Furthermore, time does not seem to exist and words often fall short of explaining the experience A sense of oneness is often seen as a spiritual experience. Others often refer to it as a mystical experience. Watch the video below where a lot corresponds to a spiritual experience.
Spiritual truffle ceremonies in trip therapy
If clients choose to do an individual truffle session with spirituality as a reason, we also give extra tips in preparation such as watching videos related to the subject. We also give these tips for truffle ceremonies for groups with the theme of spirituality. One video we often recommend is Samadhi and the illusion of the ego. This video can help give the truffle ceremony a spiritual twist. Furthermore, we combine music, aromatherapy and passion flower to help the truffle ceremony move more toward the spiritual.
Participate in a spiritual ceremony?
Create your own group and theme, join an open group ceremony or choose an individual session to get a taste of what psychedelics can do for spirituality. Use the links below for more information.
This post on MDMA therapy was taken from trip therapy