SPINOZA
PROtocOL

First things first

Psychedelics can be useful as a tool for gaining new insights and a fresh perspective. But psychedelics are not for everyone – and not at every moment. This is why we strongly recommend you to follow the five guidelines listed below:

Educate yourself
Follow the Masterclass and consult various other sources to crosscheck the information you view as decisive. See our extensive FAQ section for more information.

Prepare your mind and body
Create calm and clarity, space and time. It is essential to start your process of transformation with the right mindset and in a carefully created setting.

Safety first
Take your health and wellbeing seriously. Use psychedelics only in a safe environment with people whom you know and trust. Dose consciously. Do not consume in combination with alcohol, drugs or medication.

Take time for integration
Psychedelics are not a quick fix. Allow yourself ample time to find clarity before taking radical decisions. Your fresh insights may need some time to rest before ripening to clear ideas.

Enjoy the ride
Enter into your experience open and without expectations. Breathe.

Let go. Trust your own intuition. And remember, you are the medicine.

CONTRA
INDICAtions

When to consult a doctor

There are a few important contra-indications, such as if you are suffering from heart problems, if you are currently dealing with mental issues, or when you are pregnant. 

Please make sure that you carefully check our list of contra-indications below:

  • You have no current physical or mental health disorder;
  • You have no history of psychosis or close relative with a schizophrenic disorder;
  • You do not currently take any medication;
  • You are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

aboUT THE APP

  • The Spinoza app provides access to our evolving psychedelic masterclass, a library of meditative practices, immersive guided sound journeys, and live events and workshops. It gives you all the benefits of a guided psychedelic journey in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, you will find everything you need to realize your intention, whatever it may be.

  • Conscious transformation requires conscious preparation and integration. Our Masterclass is designed to give you all the knowledge and practical skills for the safe use of psychedelics in the comfort of your own home. It provides ample background information, best practices for preparation, how to create the right set and setting and guides you in the process of integration. 

  • We have developed our custom Sound Journeys in close collaboration with world-class musicians and sound engineers to accompany you on your psychedelic journeys in the safety and comfort of your own home. With the change of each season, we offer a new cycle of immersive Sound Journeys. Tune in, sit back and let go.

  • Meditation and breathwork are powerful tools to create space and clarity in your mind, which is important before, during and after your psychedelic experience. Our meditative practices are based on ancient traditions and modern science to help you transcend mental obstacles and to get the most out of your experience.

  • We regularly offer workshops, ceremonies, Q&A sessions and events, organized by our network of scientists and artists, meditators and breathworkers to help you prepare for and integrate your psychedelic journeys. When you purchase your Transformation Box, you’ll receive access to our community events for a full year. You’re invited to contribute to our natural psychedelic movement.

tranSFORMATIONAL TRUFfles

  • Psychedelics improve the brain’s neuroplasticity, which can be helpful in breaking thought patterns and replacing old habits with more beneficial behaviour. It allows you to gently and calmly open up to thoughts and feelings that you may avoid in everyday life. You may feel a deeper connection with yourself, allowing you to address a wide range of issues in your life. Psychedelic journeying is most useful when supported by the program and practices we offer in our app.

  • Psychedelic plants and fungi have been used in indigenous medicinal traditions for thousands of years. The scientific world has studied the benefits of truffles since the 1950’s and has repeatedly reported positive effects on behavior, cognition, spirituality and consciousness. As scientific research continues, promising results are made in neuroscience, mood and mental disorders, addiction and habit formation.

  • There are two main considerations when taking psychedelics: your physical and mental health and the timing in your life. If you are receiving treatment or taking medication, please consult your doctor. As for timing, trust your intuition. Do you have enough time and space in your life? Are you in a balanced and open state of mind? The tools we offer, like our Psychedelic Masterclass, are designed to help you create the optimal conditions for mind and body.

  • Your experience and the longevity of its benefits will likely improve if you’re well prepared. Our Psychedelic Masterclass offers a variety of practices to create the right mindset and environment for a meaningful and safe journey. We will give you detailed practical information on dietary recommendations and help you find peace of mind through meditative practices and breathwork.

  • Psilocybin is safe when used responsibly in a safe environment with people you know and trust. It is a naturally occurring substance that is converted by the body into psilocin, which acts on the serotonin receptors in the brain. Psilocybin is not addictive and there are no known reports of overdoses. We advise you to conduct your own research as well and to consult various sources of information.

  • Fresh truffles containing natural psilocybin are legal to buy and consume in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, this is not the case in most countries around the world. However, you can still enjoy the benefits of our Transformation Box and educational platform even if your country has not yet legalised truffles containing natural psilocybin. Unfortunately, we can not ship our truffles, but we have an international option with a nice surprise.

  • The box contains 3 x 7g of fresh vacuum sealed Sclerotia Psilocybe Atlantis, 100% natural, unprocessed and free of additives. Do not consume if you are under 25 years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take in combination with alcohol, drugs or medication or while driving. Please consult your doctor beforehand if you have a mental and/or medical condition. Read more in our protocol above.

remEMBERSHIP COin

  • Your Remembership Coin allows you to enjoy your app subscription for one full year. Learn everything our Psychedelic Masterclass has to offer, tune into community events and workshops and dive into new guided sound journeys each season. It also grants access to in-person events. This season, we welcome 555 new members to our psychedelic community – and you’re invited. Become part of the natural psychedelic movement and share your experiences and views with the ever-growing and inclusive community.

  • We regularly host live events, workshops and Q&A sessions that you can access through the Spinoza app. You will be notified of these events via email and through the app. We also host in-person events in Amsterdam to learn, share and connect with like-minded people. Check our emails regularly so you do not miss these unique opportunities.

  • Your membership, which provides access to the app, live events, workshops and Q&A sessions, is valid for one year after purchase. Your membership will not automatically renew, but that’s nothing to worry about. We will remind you about your membership when it is nearing the end so you can easily extend it.

  • This coin serves as a reminder for you in your personal transformation process. For example, it can remind you of your intention or habits you want to incorporate into your daily life. Put it in your pocket, wear it around your neck, or place it under your pillow to remind yourself of your inner journeys.

  • One of our beloved Bionauts and highly talented jewellery designer, Bibi van der Velden, has created this design based on our great inspiration: Benedictus de Spinoza. Spinoza believed that happiness can be found in daily life, simplicity and nature and was convinced of the unity in everything that exists. He is the one who equaled nature to God – Deus Sive Natura.

connECTED CIRcles CEREMONIES

  • You and your preferred companions can tune into this live ceremony via our app. It is a sound-based experience that will comfortably guide you through the different stages of a psychedelic journey. You will need a functioning internet connection and a sound system or headphones.

  • Our next Connected Circles Ceremony will be on June 18, 2022. You will be guided by experienced meditators and musicians who will perform live for you while you go with the flow. If you are unable to join the ceremony on this date, you can enjoy it any other time of your choosing. The recordings will be made available in the Spinoza app.

  • Your psychedelic experience and the longevity of its benefits will likely improve if you prepare consciously. The Psychedelic Masterclass, found in our app, explains everything you need to know to prepare yourself physically and mentally. You’ll also find practical instructions on how to create a safe and comfortable environment to get the most out of your experience.