In this retreat you will have the option of participating in a Cannabis Ceremony at various times. These ceremonies are free. They are not a required part of the retreat, but if you have the chance, we encourage you to participate!
Many people have used Cannabis recreationally, maybe even abused it through addiction. Most people never even thought of Cannabis as an actual shamanic medicine, but it is.
When it is abused, it is detrimental to your life path, possibly even making it impossible to complete your life’s purpose. When it is revered and used with respect, Cannabis has many gifts for you.
When Cannabis (Marijuana) is used in a ceremonial and purposeful format, it is a powerful medicine for healing. Cannabis is fully legal in Jamaica, so enjoy this opportunity to be with Cannabis in a way you may have never been with this medicine before.
Learn how to use Cannabis in a healthy way for your life. Watch and learn how to conduct a Cannabis Ceremony for yourself and teach your friends how to do it too. This will change your relation to this medicine if your relation to Cannabis needs improvement.
Cannabis Only During Ceremonies, Please
We ask participants not to smoke Cannabis recreationally outside of the Cannabis Ceremony. Yes! This is Jamaica so Cannabis is everywhere! However, it is important for the retreat to stay focused, so please don’t use Cannabis recreationally while you are here.
There will be several times to take it in our Cannabis Ceremonies, usually in the evenings between the Magic Mushroom Ceremonies and sometimes toward the end of the Magic Mushroom Ceremony itself to help with contemplation of what you just experienced.
This is a very purposeful way to use Cannabis, so please honor that this is to only be used in a ceremonial fashion at specific times with the group. We want you to stay sharp enough between your Magic Mushroom Ceremonies to integrate the changes that are happening for you! We don’t want everyone to be “foggy” all day with waking and baking or even smoking it in the afternoons. You will be doing yourself a disservice if you partake in this way.
This is serious work and not a “party zone” vacation type of thing. This is an opportunity to learn how to use medicines in a ceremonial and reverent way.
NOTE, BEFORE THE RETREAT: If you are a heavy Cannabis smoker, we suggest you stop smoking Cannabis for two weeks before you come to your Magic Mushroom Retreat. The reason for this is to open all the receptors that are occupied during addictive, daily use so that the Magic Mushrooms can enter your consciousness. Magic Mushrooms use the same receptors that also hold Cannabis compounds. If the receptors are already filled with Cannabis compounds, the Magic Mushrooms medicine will not be able to enter.
While Cannabis is used at this retreat, it does not mean that addictive, daily use is encouraged. In fact it is discouraged because daily use is abuse of a sacred medicine. This is an opportunity to be with Cannabis in a ceremonial format. Try it! You’ll meet Cannabis as a medicine rather than a recreational “party” drug. It is important to honor Cannabis as a medicine at this retreat.
How A Cannabis Ceremony Is Conducted
The Cannabis Ceremony starts with each person taking a moment of silence to set their intentions on what they hope to get from the ceremony. Any intention is fine.
The Cannabis sacrament is then passed using a chill-um so no one’s mouth is touching a pipe and diseases cannot be passed. Don’t worry, we will teach you how to use a chill-um if you don’t know how already. Each person partakes of powerful Cannabis specially selected for this retreat. After everyone has partaken, another round is given to anyone who wants more. More rounds are passed until everyone is satisfied. Remember, more is not always better!
Music is played and a guided healing meditation takes place. The ceremony facilitators and helpers move around the circle to bless and cleanse each person, getting them ready for tomorrow’s Magic Mushroom Ceremony, and helping them with whatever comes up with the Cannabis Ceremony.
A Cannabis Ceremony lasts for about 2 hours from beginning to end. Then you are free to take a walk by the beach, talk with your new friends at the retreat, or do whatever you like before bed! We encourage you not to stay up too late because you have a Magic Mushroom Ceremony the next day!
NOTE: Sometimes Cannabis will be offered during a Magic Mushroom Ceremony, after the initial peak has come and gone. This can help prolong and intensify the experience, and make the ending of the Magic Mushroom journey smoother. Sometimes Cannabis can calm someone who is having a difficult time during their journey if they resonate with Cannabis.
Meet Cannabis – For Real!
Meeting Cannabis in a Cannabis Ceremony will feel to many of you like a first meeting. It has very different effects when used in a ceremonial way. Very few people truly know what benefits Cannabis can bring when used in this intentional way.
Cannabis aligns with deep healing for emotional, mental and even physical issues for those who need it. It helps you go within, find a sense of relaxation, and gives you a chance to look at what needs to heal and what must be let go. Some people will find the strains we use somewhat hallunicatory too, bringing back the visions you had with the Magic Mushroom medicine.
Enjoy learning how to have a true and deep relationship with the medicine that Cannabis is by participating in a Cannabis Ceremony. You will find that you may never approach it quite the same way again after having this experience!