Become a Skilled Psychonaut with the Psychedelic Journeywork Course
Enrich Your Psychedelic Experience and Life
The Psychedelic Journeywork course aims to educate a culture that’s out of touch with the beneficial use of psychedelic medicine.
The ‘this is your brain on drugs’ age has limited modern western society’s ability to go through its natural right of passage and embrace the healing power of psychedelics.
But right now, you have the power to determine how you and all of us experience the safest, most healing and effective psychedelic journeys.
By the end of this course, you will have accumulated a vast knowledge on the best approaches and practices gleaned from sources as varied as traditional cultural use to the cutting edge discoveries of today’s psychedelic sciences.
Get the skills to heal, grow, and thrive!
With 1000+ students and counting, our reputation for providing people with a fun, engaging, quality educational experience is unquestioned.
Whether you are a psychedelic virgin or a well-traveled psychonaut, with 12+ in-depth video lessons and 70+ pages of text, this psychedelic course has something for everyone, giving you the skills and knowledge to get more out of your psychedelic experiences.
Joining the Fungi Academy helps connect you with experts from the global network of psychonauts and psychedelic change-makers.
And yes, don’t you worry 😅, by the end of our partnered Sacred Mycology Course, you will be able to grow your own sacred mushrooms!
What You'll Learn In the Psychedelic Journey work Course
1. Why Take Sacred Mushrooms?
Learn about the many reasons people seek out the psychedelic experience. Your motivation may be one specific purpose or a blend of several.
- Self Exploration
- Work with Sacred Mushrooms to Heal
- Boost your creativity
2. BASIC SAFETY AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
We want you and your loved ones to be safe. That’s why we make sure you have the essential knowledge of how to navigate the psychedelic space as safely as possible, including any potential complications that may arise.
- Learn about Sacred Mushrooms
- How Sacred Mushrooms work on the body/brain
- What the possible interactions are between Sacred Mushrooms and other medications
3. BEYOND SET AND SETTING
No matter your intention, we believe everyone goes into a sacred mushroom journey with hopes of it being a safe, healing, and generally beneficial experience. To ensure things go smoothly, you should consider a range of factors when preparing for a journey.
- Create the Ideal Set & Setting
- Understand the effects of different dosages
- Successfully enhance your psychedelic skills
4. Curating the Journey
In this lesson of the psychedelic course, you’ll learn about the different ways to go on a sacred mushroom journey and how to support someone on their own quest.
- Different approaches to communing with Sacred Mushrooms
- Tips for curating a solo or group sacred mushroom journey
5. Guides, Sitters, and Solo Journeys
In this lesson, you’ll gain an even deeper knowledge of the different approaches when communing with sacred mushrooms, especially the different approaches when supporting someone on their own quest.
- How to hold space as a sitter
- When a sitter turns into a guide
- How to go on a solo journey
6. Preparation and Navigation
In this lesson of the psychedelic course, you”ll learn why and how the context of your journey oftentimes dictates your preparation.
- Master how to prepare for your journey
- Successfully navigating your Sacred Mushroom experience
- Growing from a challenging experience
7. Music and the Sacred Mushroom Journey
In this lesson, you’ll learn about the powerful relationship between sacred mushroom journeywork, music, and dance.
- Planning a playlist
- Unlock your inner musician
- Healing through dance
8. Managing Challenges
- Challenges that can arise during a sacred mushroom experience
- Redirecting the experience when it gets difficult
- Managing challenges and helping others manage theirs
9. The Art of Coming Down
Mastering the journey is only part of the road. How you integrate the lessons you learn from your experiences is where the real growth occurs.
- Turning experience into understanding
- Integration Circles
- Taking time before acting
10. Models of the Psychedelic Experience
In this lesson, you’ll learn about the different methods and models for understanding sacred mushroom and psychedelic experiences, including how the experience may relate to human biology, life, and culture as a whole.
- Animist and Religious interpretations
- Modern western models
- The Hero’s Journey
11. The Journey Never Ends
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to continue your path of self-discovery, offer your insights and gifts to the world, and craft a more fulfilling life for you and the whole of humanity. With that in mind, you may want to start incorporating the preparation, navigation, and integration skills used in sacred mushroom journeywork into your daily life.
- Practicing what you and Sacred Mushrooms preach
- Heal yourself, heal others
Meet your teacher
Author, psychonaut, and occultist
Since childhood, Julian has been fascinated by magic, mysticism, and altered states of awareness.
Julian has explored many of the techniques humans have used to access the hidden dimensions of reality. He started group ceremonial practices at age 16 and has worked in ceremonies with practitioners from many traditions.
In the 1990s, Julian edited Britain’s best-selling pagan newspaper, Pagan Voice, and in 2001 he published one of the first books of the modern psychedelic renaissance, Pharmakon: Drugs and the Imagination.
In addition to using traditional sacred substances like Sacred Mushrooms in his practice, Julian’s work includes the first published account of the entheogenic ritual use of ketamine and several novel psychedelics.
Julian is the author of numerous books, essays, journals, and articles in both the academic and esoteric press. He sees his work as part of the process to re-imagine an earth-centered, curious, non-dogmatic spirituality. His practice is informed by the approach of chaos magic and lineages within Wicca and Uttarakaula Tantra.
Julian is a co-organizer of the psychedelic conference Breaking Convention and is a trustee of The Psychedelic Museum Project. As a founding member of the post-prohibition think tank, Julian holds a position on the Journal of Psychedelic Studies’ academic board. A regular speaker at conferences and workshop leader, Julian facilitates psychedelic ceremony and provides one-to-one psychedelic integration sessions and support.
He is the author of the celebrated book Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony.
What is the Sacred Mycology movement?
Sacred mycology is about creating meaning and purpose in our lives with the help of mushrooms.
It’s about learning to interact and listen to nature’s wisdom within us and around us.
This wisdom has the potential to help us heal and regenerate ourselves and our environment.
Sacred mushrooms can inspire us to find purpose and a deeply meaningful existence while living here on earth.
We envision a global culture that is educated, conscious, and tolerant towards psychedelic medicines and the people who use them.
What Others Say
About the Psychedelic Journey work Course
“The Fungi Academy’s Psychedelic Journey work course is the most thorough approach to safe and intentional psychedelic use that I’ve seen, and I wrote a whole 200-page book on the subject!
But seriously, their in-depth, unbiased course is everything a newcomer to psychedelics could need and more. I would definitely suggest it to anyone looking to dip their toes in psychedelic waters or those who want to take their practice deeper. 🍄Mush love!”
“Not everyone has access to an elder who can guide them away from the pitfalls and rookie errors, which is why the Psychedelic Journeywork Course by Fungi Academy is such a timely programme. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Based on cutting edge neuroscience, traditional wisdom, and the hard won knowledge that comes from years of personal experience, Julian Vayne takes us through the whole arc of a psychedelic experience, from preparation and dosage, to curating a conducive ambiance, to integration in the days and weeks that follow. Never proscriptive, po-faced or judgmental, Julian nonetheless sets out clear guidelines by which psychedelic exploration can be undertaken safely, whether using micro or mega doses. He is a calm, kind, knowledgable and reassuring guide. I can think of no better.
And it’s not just newbies who can benefit from this training. Experienced trippers can gain valuable insight into how to better their skills as psychonauts, steering themselves and others through these uncharted waters with greater agility. Julian encourages us all to be better trippers, to seek wisdom and understanding, and I found myself taking notes and thinking carefully about how I too can hone my skills.
Well-produced with a plethora of additional resources this sets the benchmark for the psychedelic training manual. As psychedelics become more and more mainstream, we need a diversity of safe ways to partake of these sacraments. The Psychedelic Journey work Course will steer people, new and old, into fresh contexts and settings and thereby a richer dialogue with these most intriguing of experiences.“
“The Psychedelic Journey work Course is super well done. The Fungi Academy has put so much love into this! The presenter, content, production quality, and editing are top-notch.
We highly recommend this course for those who want to learn the basics of safe and healing mushroom journeys.”
From Fungi Academy students
The Past, the Present, the Future
Psychedelics are nature's way of communicating with us.
Never have we faced such daunting challenges to both our personal and environmental health, yet a remedy exists right beneath our feet.
If we are going to thrive as a species, we need to realize how to nurture our mother and ourselves.
The understanding that we are all one is the key to a healthy planet and a flourishing future. So plug into the fungal network…. The trees are doing it. 😋
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Frequently asked questions
Yes, seriously 😊🍄
We do not endorse nor condone the cultivation and use of sacred mushrooms. We are just providing you with the highest quality education on sacred mycology.
There are many places on this planet where laws are flexible when it comes to psychedelic mushrooms. And laws are changing rapidly.
If it’s not yet legal where you live, you can customize your learning experience by starting this training with a (non-psychoactive) mushroom strain of your choice.
This is a step-by-step online video course that you can follow at your own pace.
Every video lesson, is supported by written documentation, sources for additional reading, and some Fungi Academy flair. 😏 You will get instant access to the complete text in a handy PDF bundle. 📚
Mastermind students will also have access to our private online community with fellow students, mycologists, and psychedelic explorers. 🌌
Communal support, like the mycelial network, is the pillar of the Mastermind group. Yet we also host regular online integration circles.
The course is designed to learn at your own pace. 🙌
The video lessons are prerecorded! We will also record all of the live classes with the Mastermind group so you can watch all of the material whenever it works for you!
If you want to become a psychedelic therapist, then you have to go through proper training. This course is made for people wanting to get more out of their personal experience. We will cover basic peer-to-peer psychedelic support on how to be the best co-journeyer for your loved ones.
When it comes to becoming “shaman” it’s better to search for people who have a lineage of doing it. Or wear crazy hats.🧙♂️
The course is made up out of 12+ video lessons, 70+ pages of text, and additional reading material!S
We do not endorse nor condone the cultivation and use of sacred mushrooms. Especially if it is not yet legal where you live, you can customize your learning experience by starting this training with a (non-psychoactive) mushroom strain of your choice.
We require our students to be 18 years or older. We reserve the right to suspend any students not of age.
We recognize there is a changing tide in the acceptance of sacred mushrooms. More people seek out psychedelic mushroom experiences to heal themselves, boost their creativity, or have fun.
Our intention with the Sacred Mushroom cultivation course & the Mastermind is to educate responsible adults about all kinds of mushroom cultivation and psychedelic harm reduction.