Frequently Asked Questions
Our program is for people who seek some kind of healing and/or growth through intentional psychedelic use. Many of our clients feel stuck and are motivated to do whatever it takes to change. Others are curious about what lies beyond the veil of perception and are interested in deepening their spiritual practices. We’ve worked with clients who are looking to address: anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, personal growth, spiritual exploration, clarity of purpose, and more. If you’re curious whether we can help, we encourage you to book a consultation with us.
Each 1-on-1 ceremonial program includes:
- Health intake and assessment
- 2x 1-hour preparation sessions via Zoom
- 6-8 hours in-person plant medicine ceremony
- 2x 1-hour integration sessions via Zoom
- Text and email support throughout the program
- Preparation, Integration, and Microdosing PDF guides
- Microdose coaching (optional, but included)
Our 1-on-1 ceremonial program was specifically created to include all of the essential elements for transformational change, while ensuring that you’re supported at each step along the way. We can also add additional sessions to your program as desired. If you’re interested in crafting a custom program, please contact us.
The short answer is we don’t know. We always advise our clients to approach this work one ceremony at a time. The most important thing is approaching each ceremony with care and reverence–fully honoring the preparation and integration processes, as this is where so many people fall short. In other words, fully immersing yourself into the preparation and integration process is what allows you to maximize the value and impact of a single ceremony. Many of our clients do elect to come back for additional ceremonies anywhere from 1 to 12+ months after their last journey. It’s important to recognize that healing is a lifelong journey and each ceremony brings us closer and closer to our unique essence. Ultimately, our goal is for clients to sustain their state of being without requiring psychedelic medicine. You can learn more about our approach and philosophy here.
We’re typically booking about 2-3 weeks out. This allows ample time for preparation, which is an essential part of the process. If you’re interested in booking a ceremony with us, the next step is to schedule a consultation with us.
All participants must be at least 18 years of age. At this time we are unable to work with minors.
No; however, we do take into consideration certain health factors and conditions. The primary health considerations with older clients are cardiac related or respiratory related issues, and blood pressure.
Yes, we can work in tandem with your therapist (provided both you and the therapist are open to it). Typically this means the therapist is involved with the preparation and integration work while we would facilitate the actual plant medicine ceremony. You can learn more about this process on our therapist network page.
We get this question a lot. In short, we don’t believe in a bad trip. Typically folks use the term “bad trip” to refer to a challenging or difficult psychedelic experience. To be clear, “good” and “bad” are arbitrary labels we assign to our experiences. And generally, people use “bad” to describe discomfort or pain. But like a weightlifter who endures temporary discomfort to build muscle, so too can a journeyer endure temporary discomfort to receive long-term benefits.
Discomfort is common in psychedelics because you are not in control of what comes up, which often results in facing your fears and confronting the unsavory aspects of yourself head on. It’s safe to assume that anything you’ve repressed over the years will come bubbling up to the surface. If you ask the most experienced psychonaut if they’ve had uncomfortable trips, 100% of them will say yes.
The key here is understanding that we don’t step into a ceremonial plant medicine experience because it’s fun–we do it because it’s rewarding. Ironically enough, these challenging experiences are what expand our comfort zone and ultimately provide us with increased strength and confidence in our ability to resource from within.
That’s why we emphasize the importance of pre-trip preparation and having a facilitator present for the duration of the experience. Our job is to hold a safe, non-judgemental space for you—reassuring you that you are not alone, and that the discomfort is temporary.
No. Each experience is entirely unique to you and your intentions. In a plant medicine ceremony, you get what you need, not what you think you need. This is only possible because of the innate intelligence of the psilocybin containing mushrooms. In other words, we can guarantee that you’ll have a rewarding experience that is custom tailored to you and your unique needs–we just don’t know exactly how that will manifest.
To be clear, neither you nor the facilitator are in control of how the experience goes. We are there to foster a safe, non-judgmental, supportive presence for whatever spontaneously arises in the experience.
We are based in the U.S. and have facilitators all over the country. Check out our locations page to see if we have a facilitator in your area. Even if we don’t have a facilitator in your state, we’ll happily travel to you or you’re welcome to travel to us. Our goal is to provide a convenient alternative to international retreats.
The ceremonies take place in private residences. The vast majority of our clients elect to do the sessions in their own home; however, they can also be done in a rented residence. In addition, some of our facilitators have the capacity to host. Ultimately, the most important considerations when choosing a suitable location is that the space is private, safe, and comfortable.
The preparation and integration sessions are done remotely via Zoom, but the plant medicine ceremony itself is always done in-person. There is no substitute for the in-person presence and support of your experienced facilitator.
We work primarily with clients who are electing to sit with psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms. In certain situations, we can accommodate other medicines. If you have a specific question, feel free to contact us.
No, unfortunately we are unable to help with sourcing given the current legal landscape. You are responsible for sourcing your own psychedelic medicine. Most of our clients order from an online retailer, grow their own, or source using their network. Regardless of how you come into contact with the medicine, here is an educational article on how to do so safely.
Not really. While there are subtle differences in effects and potency from strain to strain, the most important thing is that you are consuming psilocybe cubensis (the primary species of psilocybin containing mushrooms). However, it is beneficial if you know the strain you’re getting as this will help inform dosage. Many of our clients choose to sit with Golden Teachers or a similar strain.
Dosage is specific to each client and intention. However, most of our clients elect to work with us because they are seeking professional support during a high-dose intentional journey. This means most of our clients are sitting with anywhere from 5-10+ grams of psilocybin containing mushrooms.
We require clients to be free of any medications that impact the serotonin receptors (these are the same receptors targeted by psilocybin and other psychedelics). This is important because these medications have the potential to mute or entirely negate the psychedelic experience altogether.
In general, it is preferable for you to be as clean and clear as possible heading into a psychedelic ceremony. This means cutting out or reducing the intake of medications for pain, sleep, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. If you’re curious whether your medication is allowed, we encourage you to contact us.
We’re committed to making psychedelic therapy available to as many people as possible. That’s why we offer income-based pricing tiers ranging from $1,500 to $3,000+. Higher priced tiers directly offset the financial hurdles for lower tier categories and specialized programs, so that everyone has access to psychedelic healing. To learn more, check out our pricing page.
We have a tiered pricing structure, with costs of our program ranging from $1,500 to $3,000+ for each individual depending on the person’s total household income. If you have a group of two or more, there is a bundled pricing discount (on average 25% for each person) which is finalized by your facilitator depending on date, time, and location.
About Psychedelic Passage
Each of our facilitators is hand selected based on their unique experience, presence, and intuitive abilities. All of our facilitators have a unique path into this work; however, each of us shares the following traits:
- We all have extensive experience journeying ourselves with many different plant medicines
- We each have several years of experience professionally supporting others on their psychedelic journeys
- We all have some sort of formal training, apprenticeship, and/or framework to use when engaging with these powerful medicines
- We are all dedicated to our own healing process so that we can show up fully for our clients
To learn more about the background and qualifications of each of our guides, check out our facilitators page.
Psychedelic Passage was founded in 2019. Collectively, our facilitators have been doing this work for decades. You can read more about us here.
As a collective, our guides have facilitated hundreds of ceremonies. In the last year, Psychedelic Passage has facilitated over 50+ successful journeys.
We are always looking to connect with individuals who align with our philosophy and approach. If you are interested in joining our team, either as a facilitator or as a back-end support role, please contact us with your location, resume, interests, and any other information about you.