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Workshops, Panels, Demonstrations & Keynotes

A SACRED HISTORY OF PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS

A SACRED HISTORY OF PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS

Eric Osborne

This presentation will walk the audience through the sacred history of psilocybin beginning with our Paleolithic ancestors all the way until present day.

ART'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE RENNAISSANCE

ART'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE RENNAISSANCE

Martin Bridge

Working with a range of modalities and strategies will be essential for us to successfully revise our cultural and legal relationships with psychedelics.

CLOSING THE LOOP

CLOSING THE LOOP

“Unless we go to Circular it’s game over for the planet; it’s game over for society.”

DOSED

DOSED

DOSED is the first documentary in the DOSED series about humans and psychedelics.

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION WITH MYCORRHIZAE FUNGI

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION WITH MYCORRHIZAE FUNGI

Jess Rubin

Mycorrhizal fungi have networked with flora for over 400 million years.

FERMENTING FUNGIMENTALS: The ABC’s

FERMENTING FUNGIMENTALS: The ABC’s

Nicholas Repenning

In this workshop participants will learn the basics of using the Japanese fungus koji to explore the realms of flavor and fermentation. 

FOOD IS MEDICINE

FOOD IS MEDICINE

Maleine Gargurevich

Evidence has shown that a Raw Foods Lifestyle (RLF) can have a positive impact on the body due to the high volume of chlorophyll intake.

GRAIN SPAWN; THE CORNERSTONE OF CULTIVATION SUCCESS

GRAIN SPAWN; THE CORNERSTONE OF CULTIVATION SUCCESS

David Gray

Greetings Mushroom Fam!

Everyone is talking about mushrooms! Now, more than ever, people are curious about how to grow their own mushrooms, but where to start? What determines our outcome and our success? Simply put: Clean Grain Spawn.

IN THE BEGINNING –IF THERE EVER WAS ONE

IN THE BEGINNING –IF THERE EVER WAS ONE

Leon Pelletier

The presentation is a fundamental trip into the origins of creation from Source:  the cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration. 

LET'S TALK CHAGA

LET'S TALK CHAGA

Lena Ramsay

In this workshop you will learn exactly what Chaga is and how to find it

MINI SOUND BATH JOURNEY WITH CREATIVE INTEGRATION DISCUSSION

MINI SOUND BATH JOURNEY WITH CREATIVE INTEGRATION DISCUSSION

Hannah Banana

Hannah Banana and Together We Heal: A Sacred Arts Collective will lead a brief discussion on ways to integrate a sound bath journey creatively.

MYCOLOGY LABORATORY SKILLS

MYCOLOGY LABORATORY SKILLS

Jon Carver

In this workshop Jon will demystify the beginning stages of the mushroom cultivation

OPENING YOUR HEART WITH BLUE LOTUS

OPENING YOUR HEART WITH BLUE LOTUS

Sean Padraig O'Donoghue

Sacred to ancient peoples of Egypt and Mesoamerica,  Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) is a gentle plant that invites people to enter a relaxed state of embodied presence.

PEOPLE IN RECOVERY ON THE SACRED MEDICINE PATH

PEOPLE IN RECOVERY ON THE SACRED MEDICINE PATH

Keelia Ryan

I want to extend a warm welcome to people in recovery who may be struggling with finding community, support, and guidance on the plant medicine path.

PSYCHEDELIC PEER SUPPPORT

PSYCHEDELIC PEER SUPPPORT

Annick McIntosh

You don’t have to be a professional to support friends, family, and community members who are processing psychedelic experiences.

SEX AND PSYCHEDELICS

SEX AND PSYCHEDELICS

Kim and Gary Robitaille

Join Garry & Kim,  trained sexologist, as they share their years of experience integrating plant medicine into their daily lives. 

SOUND HEALING UNRAVELED

SOUND HEALING UNRAVELED

Jim Doble

Jim will explain and demonstrate some of the basic concepts of sound work: how sound and Vibration can aid us in health and our personal evolution.

SUNDAY SERVICE

SUNDAY SERVICE

Courtney Rose

We invite you to join our Psanctuary community in celebration during our 162nd Sunday Service!

THE MAGIC MUSHROOMS REVOLUTION

THE MAGIC MUSHROOMS REVOLUTION

It only took one grassroots group of volunteers to kick off the second psychedelic revolution by winning a paper-thin 50.5% victory on Initiative 301, decriminalizing “magic mushrooms” in Denver.

UNDERSTANDING KETAMINE

UNDERSTANDING KETAMINE

Elizabeth Cone, Colin Reid, David Wright, Selma Holden

Members from the Riverbird Clinic, Maine’s first psychedelic therapy clinic, will host a multi-member discussion about how they offer Ketamine in a ceremonial fashion within the constraints of conventional medicine.

WALKING THE PLANT PATH: CREATING SAFE AND EFFECTIVE RETREATS

WALKING THE PLANT PATH: CREATING SAFE AND EFFECTIVE RETREATS

John McIlwain

Whether you plan to attend a plant medicine retreat, or facilitate one, it is important to understand the principles of a safe and effective retreat. 

WILD EDIBLES WALKING TOUR

WILD EDIBLES WALKING TOUR

Zach Rouda

Plants provide food, medicine, useful materials for tools, supplies and more. Humans have cultivated healthy relationships with wild plants for hundreds of thousands of years outside the realm of industrial civilization.

MICRO DOSING 101

MICRO DOSING 101

CJ Spotswood

Evidence has shown that mushrooms have unique healing properties and have been used for thousands of years.

FROM FEAR TO FREEDOM: UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING RESISTANCE TO TRANSITION

FROM FEAR TO FREEDOM: UNDERSTANDING AND OVERCOMING RESISTANCE TO TRANSITION

Ignacio Hutia Xeiti Rivera

In this keynote, we delve into the intricate dance between fear and freedom as we navigate transitions, both personal and societal.,

ACES RESTORTIVE JUSTICE AND POTENTIAL FOR PSYCHEDELICS IN PRACTICE

ACES RESTORTIVE JUSTICE AND POTENTIAL FOR PSYCHEDELICS IN PRACTICE

Bruce King

Bruce will lay out the foundations of Adverse Childhood Experiences and how they contribute to defensive and aggressive behavior.

BREATHING TECHNIQUES FOR PSYCHEDELIC JOURNIES

BREATHING TECHNIQUES FOR PSYCHEDELIC JOURNIES

Melanie Scofield

Let’s take a breather.  Here Melanie will briefly explain the importance of the breath as guide in the psychedelic space,

CONSENT, COMMUNITY, AND PSYCHEDELICS

CONSENT, COMMUNITY, AND PSYCHEDELICS

Selma Holden, Ignacio Hutia Xeiti Rivera

What does consent look like in a world of altered consciousness?

DOSED: THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

DOSED: THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Dosed: The Trip of a Lifetime is an acclaimed documentary that closely follows a remarkable woman's journey of extraordinary healing. It is the second standalone documentary in the DOSED series. A loving mother of four is granted the right to legally use psilocybin mushrooms to treat her end of life anxiety. She then embarks on a remarkable journey of personal transformation and healing while exploring lesser known possible cures for cancer, like cannabis oil.

ECOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

ECOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Sean Padraig O'Donoghue

Our consciousness did not arise alone.

FINDING A WAY BACK: VETERANS SPEAK

FINDING A WAY BACK: VETERANS SPEAK

Lena Ramsay, Lenny Richards, Eric Petersen, Christy Smith

For many returning veteran’s trauma is a lifetime legacy from their time in combat.

FROM SHOCK TO AWE

FROM SHOCK TO AWE

From Shock to Awe asks, ‘how do we heal our deepest wounds?’

GROWING YOUR OWN WITH A MONOTUB

GROWING YOUR OWN WITH A MONOTUB

Ricky Gaugian

As your appreciation for mushrooms grows, you might be looking for ways to grow them yourself using a clean and compact indoor method

INTERPRETING OUR SPIRITUAL, PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCES

INTERPRETING OUR SPIRITUAL, PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCES

Dana Sawyer

In this presentation, we'll explore the ups and downs of interpreting spiritual experiences triggered by psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics. 

LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING: A PLAYFUL INTRODUCTION TO THE POWER OF YOUR RIDICULOUSNESS

LIKE NOBODY’S WATCHING: A PLAYFUL INTRODUCTION TO THE POWER OF YOUR RIDICULOUSNESS

Marina

Do you know the feeling of wanting to be seen and accepted for who you truly are, but not being able to show all of yourself and your true colors? 

MUSHROOM COMPOSTING

MUSHROOM COMPOSTING

Julia Van Daam

Welcome to the world of mushroom compost.

NEORONS TO NERVANA

NEORONS TO NERVANA

Understanding Psychedelic Medicines features interviews with some of the world's foremost researchers, writers, and pioneers in the growing field of psychedelic psychotherapy.

OUTDOOR MUSHROOM CULTIVATION ON LOGS

OUTDOOR MUSHROOM CULTIVATION ON LOGS

Louis Giller, Tory Lewis

Check out the coolest form of mushroom cultivation there is!

PICKING THE RIGHT PATH. STARTING YOUR JOURNEY AS A VETERAN.

PICKING THE RIGHT PATH. STARTING YOUR JOURNEY AS A VETERAN.

Lena Ramsay, Lenny Richards, Shelley Randall

Find out about specific resources available for Veterans and how to know what's right for you. Presentation with Q/A

RECLAIMING A COLLECTIVE TRUST IN PLANT MEDICINE

RECLAIMING A COLLECTIVE TRUST IN PLANT MEDICINE

Melanie Rose Scofield

Our ancestors deeply relied on the natural world and trusted that nature would provide food, shelter, clothing, and also medicine in order to live and heal.

SOIL FUNGUS: FROM PERSECUTION TO PRAISE

SOIL FUNGUS: FROM PERSECUTION TO PRAISE

Spero Latchis

This presentation will explore the role of decomposing fungi within the matrix of the soil food web.

SOUND IMMERGENCE MEETS BUTOH: EXPLORATION OF EMOTION THROUGH VIBRATION.

SOUND IMMERGENCE MEETS BUTOH: EXPLORATION OF EMOTION THROUGH VIBRATION.

Jim Doble, Forest Weston, Marina

Butoh (originated in Japan) is an improvisation-based art form that challenges us to experience ourselves and the world, outside of accepted conventions. 

SWIMMING IN THE SACRED: WISDOM FROM THE PSYCHEDELIC UNDERGROUND

SWIMMING IN THE SACRED: WISDOM FROM THE PSYCHEDELIC UNDERGROUND

Rachel Harris

Rachel interviewed the people with the most experience working with the full array of psychedelics -

THE TRIP REPORT: A 30,000-FOOT VIEW OF THE PSYCHEDELICS RENAISSANCE

THE TRIP REPORT: A 30,000-FOOT VIEW OF THE PSYCHEDELICS RENAISSANCE

Zach Haigney

The Psychedelic Renaissance is many things to many people; in this talk, journalist, podcaster, and founder of The Trip Report, Zach Haigney,

UNLEASH YOUR WILD, CREATIVE SELF

UNLEASH YOUR WILD, CREATIVE SELF

Toni Nagy

The workshop will involve aspects of meditation, reflection, writing, discussion, and most importantly, MOVEMENT!

WHAT'S CHURCH GOT TO DO WITH IT

WHAT'S CHURCH GOT TO DO WITH IT

Eric Osborne, Courtney Rose, Yeshua Adonai, Kristina Ellery)

What does the legal structure of a church offer as far as psychedelics? How do you handle zoning issues and relationships with municipalities?

CLEANSING THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION

CLEANSING THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION

Dana Sawyer

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception, his groundbreaking

PSYCHEDLICS AND PARENTING

PSYCHEDLICS AND PARENTING

Dustin Sulak

Can psychedelics help you become a better parent?

AMANITA MUCARIA: THE DIVINE INEBRIENT:

AMANITA MUCARIA: THE DIVINE INEBRIENT:

Christian Rasmussen

Christian, the owner of MN Nice Botanicals, the largest Amanita muscaria importer and retailer in the country, will be presenting on Amanita muscaria's rich history and pharmacology, and the implications and potential of this most iconic mushroom.

CANCER, HERBS AND MUSHROOMS

CANCER, HERBS AND MUSHROOMS

Matthew Wood

For years I have avoided having (much less sharing) strong opinions about cancer.

CREATING TRANSFORMATIVE, INTERCONNECTED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE MYCELIAL ECONOMY

CREATING TRANSFORMATIVE, INTERCONNECTED ORGANIZATIONS IN THE MYCELIAL ECONOMY

Jonah Fertig-Burd

How do we create transformative organizations that integrate the interconnected wisdom of mushrooms? 

DYEING WITH MUSHROOMS

DYEING WITH MUSHROOMS

Katie Collard

Discover a rainbow of dyes made from mushrooms!

FANTASTIC FUNGI

FANTASTIC FUNGI

A descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.

FIRST THOUGHT: GNOSTIC GENESIS.

FIRST THOUGHT: GNOSTIC GENESIS.

Sarah Scheld

First Thought is a visionary documentary illuminating teachings and revelations from the Nag Hammadi Library, or Gnostic Gospels.

FUNGI HEALING IN CHINA

FUNGI HEALING IN CHINA

John Alsobrooks

Explore the foundations of Chinese medicine through the unique lens of fungi in this informative workshop.

IFS AND PSYCHEDELICS: A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP

IFS AND PSYCHEDELICS: A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP

Daniel Dryden

This will be an introductory workshop into the parts of IFS and tools for accessing the Self, which is central to the healing process of IFS.

LEARNING FROM CANNABIS

LEARNING FROM CANNABIS

Joanna Russell

Join us for an informal and informational discussion led by Joanna Russell, a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience caring for patients both at the bedside and as a Caregiver within the Cannabis community.

LISTENING TO AYAHUASCA

LISTENING TO AYAHUASCA

Rachel Harris

There’s growing evidence that ayahuasca has a rich potential for therapeutic healing.

MUSHROOM/WOMB MEDICINE & FERTILITY FUNGI

MUSHROOM/WOMB MEDICINE & FERTILITY FUNGI

Lindsay Chimileski

Fungi have been used throughout the ages for a variety of ailments, and enjoyments.

NOVEL USES FOR FORBIDDEN MEDICINE

NOVEL USES FOR FORBIDDEN MEDICINE

CJ Spotswood and Tasha Lary

Psychedelic medicines are fast tracked for FDA approval for the treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD, but what are other applications that are not frequently discussed?

PATHWAYS TO PEACE: REINTEGRATING THE FALLEN

PATHWAYS TO PEACE: REINTEGRATING THE FALLEN

Bruce King, Halley Phillips, John McIlwain

How does the community reintegrate members who have violated community standards, victimized community members, or caused harm/damage to the community?

PSILOCYBIN MEDICAL TRIAL: THE HEALING MUSHROOMS

PSILOCYBIN MEDICAL TRIAL: THE HEALING MUSHROOMS

Over two years we follow the first ever medical trial of psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) being used to treat a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.

REWILDING PSYCHEDELICS

REWILDING PSYCHEDELICS

Sean Padraig O'Donoghue

Dr. Timothy Leary famously spoke of the ways in which psychedelic experiences are shaped ad much by (mind)set and setting as they are by pharmacology.

SOUND BATH

SOUND BATH

JIM DOBLE, FOREST WESTON, and MALEINE GARGUREVICH

Let yourself be transported on an inward journey with sound as your vehicle.

SUCCESS WITH PSILOCYBIN AND OTHER MEDICINAL HERBS

SUCCESS WITH PSILOCYBIN AND OTHER MEDICINAL HERBS

Melanie Rose Scofield

A clinical herbalist shares her successes, failures, insights into proper dosing for specific ailments, creative ways of ingesting, and how to blend mushrooms with other herbs for a more tailored experience. 

THE HEART OF CREATING INTENTION

THE HEART OF CREATING INTENTION

Issa Jukiro

The importance of intention is ubiquitous: having a clear intention in place is important for those who practice any kind of magic, intention is one of the core elements of mindfulness & mindfulness practice, and of course, setting an intention is a key step in one's preparation for a psychedelic journey.

TINCTURE MAKING

TINCTURE MAKING

Tanya Donatelli

Tincturing is a powerful and surprisingly easy way to extract beneficial components from plants and fungi for efficient consumption.

VETERAN AFFAIRS AND AMERICAN LEGION CLIMATE CHANGE IN MAINE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY

VETERAN AFFAIRS AND AMERICAN LEGION CLIMATE CHANGE IN MAINE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Ray Cloutier

 How to tap into studies /resources available for Veterans, without risking benefits.

WHAT’S NEXT: DECRIMINALIZATION OF MIND, BODY, AND SOUL

WHAT’S NEXT: DECRIMINALIZATION OF MIND, BODY, AND SOUL

Ignacio Rivera, Cinammon Brulee,

Join a lively discussion on the possibilities of continued movement towards decriminalization of mind, body, and soul here in Maine with leadership from statewide groups and national organizations

FORAGING WILD MUSHROOMS: DISCOVERING YOUR FOOLPROOF FEW

FORAGING WILD MUSHROOMS: DISCOVERING YOUR FOOLPROOF FEW

Greg Marley

Collecting and eating wild mushrooms is an intimidating prospect for the beginner. 

FORAGING FOR EDIBLE MUSHROOMS: EMBRACING THE BEWILDERING

FORAGING FOR EDIBLE MUSHROOMS: EMBRACING THE BEWILDERING

Greg Marley

The fleshy pored mushrooms we collectively call “Boletes” include several hundred different mushrooms in more than 40 genera in New England.

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