Course for Psychedelic Explorers
Course for Psychedelic Explorers
Establish the fundamentals of good practice and develop a personalised approach so that you can reliably and consistently gain insight from your psychedelic experiences!
Would you like to improve, expand or deepen your use of psychedelics?
Connect with other explorers?
R/EVOLUTION is for you.
R/EVOLUTION is a deep dive course for psychedelic explorers. One of a kind, this course is designed to empower you to find an effective and personalised approach to using psychedelics for transformation and growth.
R/EVOLUTION will aid you on your path of psychedelic exploration so you can:
R/EVOLUTION will give you the tools and momentum needed to continue your psychedelic journey long after the course has finished.
To learn more, read a blog post about the course here
“The R/EVOLUTION course is absolutely fantastic for any psychonauts looking to deepen their relationship with psychedelics and get more out of their experiences. John has put together an impressive set of course materials featuring things to read and listen to, and each course participant gets access to both an encrypted chat room and several virtual meetups with other students. These components synergistically combine to provide a well-rounded approach to learning about working with psychedelics. I wish R/EVOLUTION had been available when I first started down my psychedelic path—I could’ve avoided so many mistakes, been more prepared before for each session, and learned how to properly integrate my experiences after coming down.
– David Wilder, Think Wilder, R/EVOLUTION Class 1
“R/EVOLUTION does a good job of laying out the steps to a mindful psychedelic experience. The steps are presented clearly, and the exercises provided really help you reflect on what you want to get out of the experience as well as bringing you fully into the integration process. The course encourages your active participation in the meaning-making of the experience, before, during, and after.
My biggest doubt when signing up for this course was whether I would learn something new. I now have a clearer understanding of the possible experiences one can have on psychedelics, and I also learned more detailed and effective strategies to create a meaningful psychedelic experience.
I would recommend this course! It demystifies psychedelics and clarifies how to use them.“
“I had been doing self-guided trips for a little while before taking the R/EVOLUTION course. I had plateaued but felt there was more work to do. Through this course I was able to develop a more disciplined practice and my trips have been much more fruitful.“
“John held the space for our group in a very loving and kind way but he also knows how to facilitate group dynamics. He understood how to elicit the wisdom available already in the group and allowed a natural unfolding where I felt myself and others all had something to share. There were not too many people in our group which was very nice and personal. The difference between us all was big, some had little experience and others very specific knowledge but John somehow brought it all into coherence and I truly learned a lot.
I think the very different approaches of each person attending, their ways and styles and how open and trusting we all were showed me that the psychedelic space is as vast as there are people. John knew how to bring out the structural things like safety, trust, timing, set and setting etc. without making anyone feel their way of approaching the psychedelic space was less than another persons need or style.
I liked the friendship and camaraderie that developed, a safe space to ask questions and be confused or excited or sad. I also appreciated the Signal group platform and our messaging in-between sessions.”
The core course content is divided into four main sections made and made up of 30 audio lessons.
In the first module we lay the foundations for successfully working with psychedelics. This includes:
In the second module we focus on preparing for a session. This includes:
Module 2 includes a create your own protocol segment. This asks you, the explorer, to choose what type of session you would like to prepare for based on your intention.
Example session types include:
Once you have chosen a session type, you will then be guided through the process of creating your own personalised preparation protocol, with templates and examples. By the end of the module you will have your own individualised preparations, and be ready to embark on your next journey.
Explorers will be able to repeat this section of the course at any time in the future when wanting to explore a new direction or application with psychedelics.
In module 3 we explore ways of integrating a specific psychedelic experience. This includes:
In the fourth module we explore how to integrate on the path of psychedelics. This includes:
We finish with a lesson that is a collection from the first cohort of course participants, followed by a review lesson to identify and integrate learnings over the previous 29 lessons.
Guide you through the process of understanding your psychedelic story, preparing for and integrating psychedelic experiences, and creating your own personalised protocols and rituals.
Download or stream lessons and go at your own pacing.
(10 – 20 minutes per lesson)
Connect with and receive inspiration from your fellow explorers. Calls are intended to offer support and deepen understanding of the material. Calls are structured and include space for sharing, connection and exercises in small groups, and Q&A.
Next live course dates TBA
Journaling can be a very powerful practice. Journaling prompts will be given throughout the course to explore the material more deeply. All you need is a pen and paper.
Access to a private signal group to ask questions and share learnings with other members as we go through the course.
Explore guided meditations and awareness exercises throughout the course. These are designed to help cultivate an ideal mindset for a psychedelic explorer.
You will be invited to draw upon your creativity as we guide you through the process of creating a personalised approach to using psychedelics. The level of personal input is up to each participant and examples and templates will be given.
“John has supported me on my journey with respect, kindness and an open mind. His wealth of experience and learning within the psychedelic movement is something he’s eager to share, and I would recommend him to anyone whatever their stage on the journey, whether for a first experience, or to support developing an independent practice. I have learned so much from John, which I take with me on every journey.”
“John is a dedicated, grounded psychedelic facilitator. Journeyers trust him because of his calm, smiling demeanour. He supported a couple of our group psilocybin retreats in the Netherlands, and we would invite him back without hesitation. Highly recommend anything he offers.”
– Chi, Mushroom Tao & Truffles Therapy
“At my personal mushroom retreat I found John to be a very compassionate and understanding guide. We were doing high doses of mushrooms on this retreat and John was a steady presence during all our sessions. I would highly recommend John as a facilitator for psychedelic experiences. ”
We do not encourage any illegal behaviour. This course offers advice for people who are already using psychedelics and is to offer them a structure and support for their use. The material included is with the interest of harm reduction and benefit maximisation.
The live calls will offer you a chance to connect with your fellow explorers. There will also be access to a private Signal group to ask questions and share learnings as we go through the course.
Next live course dates to be announced soon
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– Your own personalised protocols for using psychedelics
– Your own opening and closing ritual or routine for a session
– Identified your inner resources via guided meditation
– Developed your own preparation and integration system
– Your own personalised self care kit
– Reflect on your psychedelic story
– Gain insight into your ‘psychedelic self’
– Have an opportunity to connect with the others
To check in, catch up, and reconnect with the group.
Between chapters 2 and 3 of the course is an opportune time to plan for a session in the context of the course. This will fall between the session preparation and integration modules. This is only an optional add-on for you to organise as your own responsibility. It is not necessary to complete the course. It will not be facilitated as part of the course.
If you are unable to or do not wish to conduct a session at this time, you can draw upon a previous psychedelic experience to complete the session integration chapter. You can also wait until you have had your next experience to complete it.
If you are not in a country where psychedelics are legal, you can also substitute your session with another consciousness altering modality, and go through your preparation and integration practices either side of it. This may include breathwork, a deep listening session, one day meditation retreat, or nature hike.
Hello, I’m John. I have a passion for sharing my learnings with others on their journey of discovery through psychedelics. Since 2017 I have worked as a psychedelic facilitator, offering private sessions and working at legal group psilocybin retreats in Jamaica and The Netherlands. I am the founder of Maps of the Mind and co-founder and director of New Moon Psychedelic Retreats, one of the first legal psychedelic retreats in the world. I have experience with a wide range of substances and over the last ten years have facilitated, participated, assisted and organised 200+ psychedelic sessions. Read more about me.