the alchemy of the sacred mushroom
Sliding Scale Cost $15-$25
This class will take place on ZOOM, as well as recorded and sent to all who registered.
Dive deep into the ancient mycelial networks with Jasper Degenaars.
The mushrooms are emerging from the underground. Never in modern times have mushrooms and Fungi been as popular as right now. Yet, there is still an aura of mystery that surrounds these quintessential vital organisms that make life on our planet possible. And the sacred sacraments in the bright spotlight right now are not exempt.
In this talk, Jasper will uncover the origins, chemistry, and co-evolution of entheogenic, alkaloid-producing, naturally occurring Fungi, and how they have shaped their ecosystems and human cultures since the beginning of time.
This class will cover an overview of the fungal evolution of our planet, how fungi have been shaping our world since the beginning of time. Followed by the massive impact psychedelic mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe have had on our culture. We’ll cover the many different species of psychedelic mushrooms and talk about the often convoluted topic of mushroom ‘strains’
Jasper will close off by looking at how the psychedelic renaissance is evolving and end with a peak through the crystal ball of the Future that is Fungi!
Meet Your Teacher
Jasper Degenaars is a Mycologist, Educator, and the Hyphae Headmaster of Fungi Academy
With 11+ years of mushroom growing experience and more than 2,000 students taught since 2019, Jasper has set out on a mission to make learning mushroom cultivation Easy, Fun, and Exciting! With the skillset of a self-taught teacher, he aims to make the art and science of mushroom cultivation accessible to everyone aspiring to be a citizen mycologist.
He co-created the Sacred Mushroom Cultivation Course, the first online course teaching mycophiles worldwide how to successfully grow all kinds of mushrooms, from Spore to Shroom. His new course, the Fungal Ecology Course, aims to tell the untold story of Fungi and their role in our home, the Earth. By sharing his passion for the Queendom, he hopes to cultivate the love he feels for the Fungi within everyone.