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The Psychedelic Society: Psychedelic Experience Weekends

About This Center

The Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Retreats allow you to explore the transformative potential of psychedelics in a safe and legal environment. The profound experiences of unity and interconnectedness reliably brought about by strong psychedelic trips can help people to live lives of greater love, compassion and joy.

What substance is used?

The psychedelic used at the retreats is the psilocybin-containing truffle. The retreats take place monthly in the Netherlands, where psilocybin truffles are legal.

Who can come on a retreat?

The retreats take place in a range of group sizes from 10-20 people. Some participants have little or no prior experience with psychedelics, whilst others may be relatively experienced yet are attracted by the group setting, and/or the idea of taking psychedelics in an intentional way at a potentially higher dose than before. Experienced facilitators are on hand throughout, with no fewer than 1 facilitator for every 5 participants.
The retreats are aimed at people in good mental and physical health wanting to explore the nature of reality and the mind. They are not intended as a substitute for medical or psychotherapeutic care.

How much does the retreat cost?

Our pricing system is based on trust, we ask applicants to choose an income tier that is relevant to them and choose a price based on that. Most things are included in the cost for the retreat however we must charge participants for the truffles and travel separately for legal reasons.

What is included in the cost?

• Safe and legal facilitated psychedelic ceremony
• We use organic, local and seasonal produce as much as possible
• Yoga, bodywork, meditation and breathwork sessions

How do I find out more? How can I apply?

Please proceed the Experience Retreats page on our website, where you'll be able to find lots more information, a schedule of upcoming retreats, and also begin the application process.

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Bogdan Volosincu   April 23, 2018

      Experience weekend Amsterdam 2017

    I'm Bogdan from Romania and I have participated in a experience weekend in summer of 2017 near Amsterdam and for the first time in my life I have tried psilocybe truffles. The feelings/emotions that I lived under the effect of the truffles which are in itself extraordinary for the least in some ways surpassed my expectations. I want to point out that the organising crew were very friendly, kind and professionals. Much of the experience is own to their job (which might not seems like a job but in fact is/could be an important one in our society). I also was impressed by the open mindedness and attitude of the dutch society toward this kind of self knowledge understanding of human mind and life in general. Having more Psychedelic Societies that have specialised people in this matters in more countries in Europe I think is also a solution for many of the drug abuses and misunderstanding that have to do with teenagers as the solution is not by far prohibition but a proper guidance.

  • Andrew Parker   November 24, 2017

      Great way to try a psychdelic for the first time

    Really well organised and safe way to experience psilocybin. From advice on preparation, to the peaceful location and experienced and knowledgeable facilitators the whole experience is really well thought through. A really positive first experience of psychedelics that has given me the confidence to try more on my own.

  • Stacy Hackner   November 16, 2017

      Really lovely experience

    This experience was so fantastic, peaceful, and well-held. The facilitators prepared beautiful ceremonies for us, making the space safe and allowing us to have deep and meaningful experiences. The location was gorgeous, allowing for country walks and cloud-watching. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to try psychedelics in a safe, comfortable, and legal way.

  • Jemma Wittington   November 05, 2017

      A beautiful experience

    I found this weekend to be such a beautifully curated experience. Before, during, and after the weekend the facilitators were there to help us feel present, comfortable and safe, answer to questions, provide comfort and support. There was even some recommended reading to do before the event to get us in the right headspace to have a meaningful experience. The venue was lovely and the atmosphere was beautiful, with hearty wholesome food, meditation, yoga and opening and closing circles which all contributed to providing a real sense of reverence. I felt safe and comfortable with the other participants and was able to fully let go and relax into the trip. I felt incredibly healthy and fulfilled when I returned. I'd recommend this to those who have never taken psychedelics, to those that would like to do so in a more intentional way, or who want to go deeper than they have before.

  • Alex Curpas   September 28, 2017

      Highly recommended

    A great experience, regardless of whether you're an experienced tripper or never tried anything psychedelic before. Especially if you haven't tried it before, this is probably the ideal setting. Highly experienced facilitators have spared no effort in making this as safe and comfortable as possible.

  • Vincent Verroust   September 27, 2017

      wholeheartedly recommended

    I attended two "psychedelic weekend" sessions with the magnificent Psychedelic Society. What struck me the most was the mastery of the facilitators: they do create the perfect setting to discover the magical effects of the psilocybine truffles, or, for those who are already initiated, to have a sssstrong experience. Even though it is group sessions, our wonderful guardian angels were able to make everyone feel confortable with the other participants. In this safe, caring and supporting environment, I could have such beautiful, meaningful, spiritual and colorful journeys... I admire how they create a kind of secular yet spiritual ritual, so that anyone could fit in it, regardless to one's own beliefs. It is also quite a gastronomic experience, not at all for the truffles, but because we were fed with truly delicious vegetarian meals. In one word : wholeheartedlyrecommended !

  • James Richardson   September 27, 2017

      Wholeheartedly recommend

    Legally held in a beautiful location with experienced guides, if you are considering psychedelics then these retreats offer you a positive way to try the effects of psilocybin. Small groups with several people running the event and group exercises help establish a positive set and setting for your experience. Recommended.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To reconnect with my inner self, found ground through the movement of my body and breath. Awake. Jane

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.