Preparations and Guidelines for your Mushroom Ceremony

Below is more information on the upcoming Spring Equinox Ceremony…

The ceremony will begin on the evening of Saturday, March 23rd, and will close in the afternoon on Sunday, March 24th

The ceremony will be held in the Long Beach area

Energetic Exchange $140

Arrival will be set between 4 – 4:30 pm, to begin grounding and settling into the space.  Please have a moderately filling meal in the morning that follows the dietary protocol (see attachment), as well as a light lunch, but make sure you are fully digested by the time you arrive to the ceremony space.  If you are in the habit of fasting, feel free to follow your intuition to prepare yourself for ceremony.  For those of you who have never connected to plant medicines of this kind, do know that there is a degree of discomfort that you will be asked to undergo.  This dynamic shares with us that the seeming bitterness and harshness of life is what provides the platform for redemption.  Please mentally prepare yourself for a bit of physical/mental/emotional discomfort, but I assure you that this offering that you make to the medicine will bring a bounty of unfathomable gifts.  Overall, if we keep in mind that we are not gathering to “play,” but to do some serious spiritual work, it will help us to stay present and centered through the ebb and flow of challenge, and childlike laughter and joy—which are beautiful side effects of reconnecting to our true nature, rather than main attractions or intentions for gathering.  The ceremony will be an intuitive flow of guided meditation, silent meditative reflection, as well as social interaction and conversation.  If you feel inspired to share songs or music toward the end of ceremony, please feel free to bring your offerings with you.  A nourishing and grounding meal will be provided toward to close of the day’s work, as well as a light breakfast in the morning before the closing ceremony.  But feel free to bring food to offer to the Spirit of our gathering, but again, please follow the dieta protocol.

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Some of you may be familiar with the protocol for refraining from Cannabis before working with specific plant medicines, however, the Spirit of the Mushroom is much more flexible, and thus the appeal for many—especially those who are struggling with cannabis dependency.  And although those working with cannabis will still feel the effects of this medicine, I can tell you first hand—the stronger your preparations and offerings will be reflected in your ceremony.  However, if cannabis is an issue for you, this ceremony space will receive you, and may actually be very beneficial to breaking the cycle of dependency.  Otherwise, for those who are inspired to do so, you may consider refraining from work with cannabis for 7-10 days.

Additionally, it is important to fully adhere to the medical clearance protocol, and to provide a FULL MEDICAL DISCLOSURE—this further goes to protect you, myself & others, as well as the sacred medicine.  If you are currently working with any of the conditions below, it does not automatically prevent you from participating, but it is of utmost importance to discuss your current situation with your guides so that we can create options for your ceremony.

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MEDICAL PROTOCOL:

One needs to be off certain types of medications 15-30 days prior to ceremony.  These medications include: antidepressants (MAO inhibitors, serotonin re-uptake inhibitors), antihistamines, painkillers, tranquilizers, all stimulants including orally taken nasal decongestants, diet pills, medications for ADD& ADHD, most prescriptions meds and some over-the-counter meds as well.  Ulcers, certain heart, liver, psychiatric conditions and epilepsy present real danger in the context of the work. If you are taking any of the above mentioned, other prescription based medications, have experienced health conditions listed below, or other serious health issues (including suicidal ideation), please let me know before committing to the dates. We will then discuss what is possible and the best road for your work.  

Please let me know if you are or have been taking anti-depressants within the last year and/or if you have ever been hospitalized for psychiatric problems.  And furthermore for the following conditions:

  • If you have any liver issues
  • If you have or have had epilepsy or experienced epileptic seizures
  • If you have or have had ulcers, IBS or other stomach aliments
  • If you have ever had heart complications or extreme low blood pressure
  • And if you are or think you are pregnant

And for those sisters holding space for their sacred moon period (menstrual cycle), please let me know through email so that we can take specific remedial measures for protection of you and our circle during your important time.

AGAIN, FULL DISCLOSURE OF MEDICATIONS AND HEALTH CONDITIONS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR JOINING THE CIRCLE

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Once your space is confirmed, please send a 50% deposit to reserve your seat—the remainder to be paid in cash upon arrival on your first ceremony day.  You can go directly to the PayPay link here:

PayPal.Me/OKAKAYA

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Please note, the ADDRESS and final instructions will be sent out a few days before our ceremony to those who will be attending.  And again, please honor the confidentiality of this work, including the names of the hosts as well as participants, protecting our sacred circle and spirit of the plant medicine.

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Through this work we empower our connection to Spirit, and to our Humanity—offering our prayers will renewed clarity, vigor, and faith.  For an alignment gathering of this kind is essentially a returning to our original nature as infinite joy, power, and universal wisdom.  On behalf of myself and our guests, it is a great honor to hold the space of this powerful work, and we are in such gratitude for your truth and openness.  We look forward to deepening our connection through our journey together.

Sending love and blessings,

Jane Oka Kaya Shin

If you have any questions, or to discuss whether these medicines might be a good fit for you, or to reserve a spot, please connect with me here: Contact

AND FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF AND YOUR OFFERINGS FOR THIS CEREMONY, PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS PAGE FOR LIFESTYLE OBSERVANCES AND DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: DIETA for Mushrooms