Over the past ten thousand years, sacred mushrooms have been on quite the journey.
At least 12,000 years ago our Paleolithic ancestors paid them homage by painting sacred mushroom effigies on cave walls. As time went on they became the primary sacrament of many indigenous cultures around the world. In the mid Twentieth Century they were outlawed by governments globally. Now they are being touted as one of the premier treatments for mental health in prestigious medical journals and by researchers and clinicians in a multitude of nations. In fact many of the world’s leading universities and medical centers have expanded their research into sacred mushrooms – finally acknowledging their potential as a treatment for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as a long list of other mental health conditions.
At Psanctuary Church we hearken back to the days of our ancestors while acknowledging the truth that modern research is uncovering. The difference being, we believe that the healing derived from sacred mushrooms is based in their ability to heal the soul of humankind. We recognize that all life is a manifestation of energy and it is in balancing and repairing the energetic sources of dis-ease that sacred mushrooms provide healing.
In the spirit of healing, Psanctuary partners with therapists, medical doctors, and integration experts to provide the greatest benefit and broadest perspective to our community.
For more information on our sacrament’s use in the field of mental health, visit www.maps.org*
*Psanctuary has no affiliation with the organization itself.
Psanctuary exists because of our faith in the sacrament to connect us with Divinity. We should not be mistaken for a medical or therapeutic organization. Our objective is to help and support you in reconnecting with the Universal Source of Healing, your own divine Spirit.
Several of our clerics do have extensive experience working with members suffering from treatment resistant depression, PTSD and crippling anxiety but they are not therapists and should not be viewed as such. While they are caring, attentive and have great expertise in the use of our sacrament their therapeutic training is limited. We do not have medical professionals onsite. Participating in our healing ceremonies is done at the individuals own acknowledgement and responsibility of all potential risks.
Members of Psanctuary Church will have access to our growing list of integration coaches and therapists but we strongly encourage anyone facing trauma recovery or mental health issues to work in conjunction with a psychiatrist, psychologist or accredited therapist.
If you are seeking engagement with our sacrament in the hopes of healing from debilitating trauma or mental health issues we ask that you disclose this information upon becoming a member. Psanctuary may require consulting with your mental health provider before permitting you to partake in our sacrament. If you are using any medications for mental health, such as SSRIs, SNRIs etc. these must be disclosed before attending a ceremony. If you plan to titrate off of these medications prior to attending a ceremony this should be done under strict medical supervision.
Our partnering with medical and mental health professionals represents the coming together of the scientific and spiritual, a union that will expedite personal and planetary healing. If you are a medical or mental health professional that would like to contribute to the Psanctuary mission please contact us.