15 May Dolly Casper
Empowerment through connection: mushroom medicine
Mushrooms are emerging through the concrete of our cultural psyche, breaking up the old to allow growth for the new. What is the mushroom’s role in building utopia, in healing our collective spirit? How can reclaiming our spiritual connection to the earth shape our future and create a more just world for all? In this workshop we’ll go over the basic biology of fungi, discussing the reality and metaphor of mycelium, and it’s role in maintaining health in the forest and as a planetary healer. We’ll learn about the local medicinal mushrooms species found in our area, their habitats, how to process them in home medicine making, and the current research illuminating the healing and wellness benefits. Then we’ll dive deep into the animistic magic of mushrooms, and their role in shaping human spirituality and sacred mushroom practices. We’ll explore the Fly Agaric, or amanita muscaria, and it’s role in humanity’s experience of magic and ritual, as well as personal shamanic research with the medicine of this mushroom. This workshop will connect the myco-curious with a deeper understanding of their ancestral roots intertwining with the mushroom. Thriving is symbiotic- let’s tune in to the wisdom of the mushroom to strengthen our bodies, connect our communities, spread the healing network, and heal our imaginations in order to create a more just and sustainable world.
Come with an open heart and mind!