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Cannabis as a Spiritual Ally: A Guided On-Line Cannabis-Friendly Ceremony and Fundraiser with Stephen Gray

February 12, 2022 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

$20 – $50

Cannabis as a Spiritual Ally:

A Guided On-Line Cannabis-Friendly Ceremony & Fundraiser with Stephen Gray

When we can quiet the busy mind in this kind of intentional setting, even for just gaps, cannabis
has immense potential to calm and open. This may be especially beneficial in these highly-
charged times.

Cannabis ceremony and retreat leader Stephen Gray, is offering a live online 2- hour guided cannabis-friendly ceremony. Those who want to partake of the medicine will be invited to light up together in a group Zoom meeting.  Stephen will then lead the group with a series of guided meditations and healing/journeying sounds.

The energies are feeling right to reprise our lovely cannabis ceremonies, though still online at this point. You might think an online ceremony is a poor substitute for an in-person circle. But while there is an extra component of being physically together, we have been repeatedly surprised at the feedback from the online ceremonies.

Many have said they found the ceremony far more powerful and beneficial than they would have expected. It seems just knowing you & doing this simultaneously with others of similar intent significantly empowers the experience.

This event is also a fundraiser for non-profit organization Cosmic Sister. Under the visionary stewardship of Zoe Helene, Cosmic Sister has been doing wonderful work to support and encourage women in the psychedelic movement. As an example, over the past 5 years, Zoe has provided grants to well over a dozen brilliant women to speak at our Spirit Plant Medicine Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Program Cost and  Fundraising Initiative

50% of the basic $20 cost of the ceremony and 100% of offerings beyond that amount will be donated directly to the merit-based Cosmic Sister Special Talent Scholarship, which helps outstanding women explore educational opportunities in support of female voices in environmental and psychedelic feminism—and beyond.

The program financially supports women like Kleylli “Kley” Vargas Urquia, an Indigenous Shipibo forestry student in Pucallpa in the Peruvian Amazon. Kley received an ongoing scholarship to cover tuition and related expenses at National Intercultural University of the Amazon, where she is focusing on sustainability and the ayahuasca vine, a sacred medicine of her people.

She is a dedicated student with a bright future advocating for sustainable medicinal plant trade and the rainforests she calls home. She will be the first woman in her community to earn a college degree.
Thanks to people like you, Cosmic Sister (@CosmicSister) has been advocating for the rights of women, wilderness, wildlife, and the right to journey with sacred psychoactive and psychedelic plants and fungi since 2007. Every dollar goes into The Medicine Pot and is part of every Cosmic Sister grant, award, scholarship, presentation, piece of writing, photograph, message, and more. Thank you.


Here are a couple of comments from the online ceremonies…

“L. and I both felt that your offering comes from your deep experience with this beautiful plant medicine.  I believe that’s why I had the ever so gentle but noticeable experience of direct contact with the spirit of cannabis . . . I was so delighted!” – Pat P.

“The cannabis brought me to full stillness. Stephen, the space you created allowed me to let go and experience a deep release. It came from the deepest parts in me . . . I felt so safe in your presence and space created. Space to completely let go. “ – Sara S.

Anyone who doesn’t feel they can afford to donate at this time, that is OK as we do not want money to be an obstacle to the important work that can be done at this most important and interesting times. Please email Stephen Gray at stephengraymedicine@gmail.com


Instructions and Guidelines: *Please read thoroughly

1. If at all possible, take a break from cannabis for a minimum of 3 days. This will allow the
endocannabinoid receptors to reset. The experience during the ceremony will then be
clearer and stronger. While some may find this a “woo woo” notion, there are
indications that the veil between matter and spirit is unusually thin right now as most of
us are shaken out of our habitual patterns. A time of great potential for deepening and

2. Good quality sound: We’re working to improve the quality of our transmission. As
sound is a key component of this event, please use the best speakers or earphones you
can get your hands on.

3. Since we’re not able to provide you with carefully field-tested medicine as per usual in
our ceremonies, we suggest that you find an uplifting, expansive cultivar (strain),
probably leaning somewhat to the Sativa side of life. If you don’t have any organically
and lovingly grown flower right now, your local shop may be able to guide you and
provide take-out or delivery service.

4. In general (see #7 below) and especially if you haven’t tried the specific medicine you
intend to use in the ceremony, test it out for potency well beforehand. The optimal
dose is the dose you both want to and can handle. Handle meaning the dosage with which you can stay present, open, and able to let go of thinking for at least part of the time. Then it’s as deep as you’re up for.

5. Prepare your space ahead of the start of the ceremony. Make sure it’s a comfortable
space where you won’t be disturbed for 2 hours. Have ready a meditation cushion or
bench, or a straight-backed chair. A straight spine is key to opening the body channels.
It’s good to sit up as much as possible, but you may also want to have a comfortable pad
or mattress to stretch out on for part of the time.

6. Have your flower* with you and ready to light when we open the ceremony.
*If you prefer to imbibe orally, we suggest you do that one hour before the ceremony
begins. It can take up to an hour and a half to reach peak effects, even longer if taken
shortly after a meal.

7. Special Note: We’re hearing that some people are feeling so sensitized and perhaps
fragile during this intense time that what would normally be a manageable dose of
cannabis can feel more like an overdose. This is why it’s so important to test your
medicine ahead of time if you haven’t used that specific medicine before and/or if you
haven’t been partaking lately, and/or you’re feeling extra sensitive right now.


Preparation and Requirements

1.I understand that cannabis use can exacerbate some heart and respiratory conditions and may not be suitable for all people. I take full responsibility for my health and absolve Conscious Living Network and Stephen Gray of any related responsibility.

2. I agree to do a cannabis fast of at least 3 days prior to the ceremony unless I absolutely must use cannabis for a specific and significant medical condition. *People who absolutely need to use cannabis daily for significant medical conditions are excused from that requirement. However, it is still helpful to limit usage as much as is feasible in the days leading up to the ceremony.

About Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray is the author/editor of two books, including the popular Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally.

He is also the longtime co-organizer of the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference, as well as a cannabis ceremony leader, lecturer, and part-time musician and photographer


February 12, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$20 – $50
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