Communitas [ kuh-myoo-ni-tahs ]: noun Anthropology.
1. the sense of sharing and intimacy that develops among persons who experience liminality as a group.
Well-versed in the anthropology of rituals, we’ve done a lot of thinking and practicing on how to rapidly induce a sense of communitas – to help our guests best psychologically and spiritually metabolize the medicines. We’ve developed a secular ritual based on our Cardea Method of space holding, that we believe quickly creates a sense of interconnectedness that supports your healing journey. Here’s how it works…
WHAT TO EXPECT:
1. Open the Portal: With the guidance of a licensed therapist, we’ll gather around a blank canvas and together create pressure-free flowing art. Afterward, we invite guests to share reflections and intentions as they relate to the experience. This playful use of our imagination and improvisation creates a state of openness, curiosity, and connection to help prepare you for the ketamine journey.
2. Gather in the Grotto: Our hour-long ceremonies take place in a specially curated room created for psychedelic therapies, where each guest has a designated space to lay down and get comfortable with plenty of pillows and blankets. Once everyone self-administers their ketamine nasal spray, the group will receive live vibrational sounds from our experienced sound facilitators, to deepen the experience. Eye masks will be provided and are strongly encouraged to be worn throughout the sound journey.
3. Process after the Journey: Honoring this communitas, we invite everyone to gather in our recovery lounge over fruit and tea as they begin to explore their shared, yet inward experience. We also allow quiet space for solitude for those who’d like to remain in their processes. Cardea provides an additional integration opportunity the following week in an hour-long virtual session facilitated by a licensed therapist.