Florida Sacred Mushroom Conference, September 2021

Sacred Mushroom Conference of Americas 

Gainesville, Florida

September 10-12, 2021

Learn About Sacred Mushroom Rituals

Join Tom Lane and others in the community for a celebration and exploration of ancient rituals and ceremonies that utilize the Sacred Mushroom. Learn about the Deified Heart, how to become Quetzlcoatl, and much more!

The Conference will be held at The Historic Thomas Center – Cultural events center for the community and surrounding areas of Gainesville, Florida

DIRECTIONS: http://www.historicthomascenter.org/


The Theme of the Conference is to honor Maria Sabina.

Why Western Academically Educated People Cannot Understand the How and Why of Shamanism
The Untold History of Cannabis
The REAL Truth About CBD and CBD-THC Oil
What Makes Cannabis Potent and the Medical and Emotional Benefits
Climbing the Jade Steps of Death with Joy to Meet Queztalcoatl
Bemushroomed - Contacting and Interacting with the Non-Human Other in the Key of Life
The Sacred Ceremony of the Deified Heart
Turning Monsters and Demons into Angelic Comrades
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - A.E. Williams, Author of "Terminal Reset," "Rocket Surgeon" and "Code Monkey"





Ticketing Information – Click on Prices Above


Download, fill out, and email Vendor Application Form 2021 to sell at our conference. You will get a separate email with pricing and table information, layout of venue, etc.


Florida Mushroom Festival, Jan. 11 in Palatka, Florida

January 11, 2020 10a – 5p

1600 Twigg Street
Palatka FL 32177

Directions: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/ravine-gardens-state-park

8th Florida Mushroom Festival ~ January 11, 2020

Ravine Gardens State Park, 1600 Twigg St, Palatka, FL 32177 (386) 329-3721

CORDYCEPS sinensis is this year’s FEATURED MUSHROOM!!!

Growing wild in a Himalayan field from a buried caterpillar’s head.


World’s Largest Medicinal Mushroom Producer and Consultant.


9:30-10:45 Mushrooms, Molds and Mycorrhizae: The Present and Future of Fungi by Tradd Cotter

What is so amazing about Mushrooms? We will explore all the incredible ways fungi can be used for in agriculture, medicine, and shaping our existence. Topics will include mycoremediation, novel antibiotics, psilocybin use, and easy ways to incorporate mushrooms into your life. Beginner and advanced concepts will be covered, come and witness the spectacle of mushrooms and how they can shift the current paradigm to harmonize the world we live in.

11:00-12:30 Cordyceps! and His New Cold Sterilization Method by Dr. John Holliday ~ FEATURED SPEAKER!

World’s Top Medicinal Mushroom Raiser has gone world wide consulting, raising mushrooms in 30 underdeveloped countries at over 100 farms with zero contamination. Got any questions???

1:00-2:30 Mushroom Distillation and Hydrosols: Mushroom Energetics ~ Diving into the Deep Realm of Fungi Spirits & Vibrations by Samantha Martin. How to work with mushroom essence. This workshop has tea and tinture samples!

3:00-4:30 Truffles!!! And Florida Truffles by Dr. Matt Smith. Dr. Smith is Florida’s State Mycologist working with the medical schools, agricultural experiment stations and teaching/cordinating UF’s mycology program. He is a truffle expert and truffles are coolest mushrooom of all!!!

2020 MUSHROOM CONTESTS ~ $100 Prizes!!!

1. Largest Locally Raised Fresh Mushroom (by weight)

2. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Adult

3. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Under 14

4. Best Mushroom Recipe

**Must identify mushroom by species in all contest and donate mushroom, art and dish winners to festival. We will return dish container. All entries before 12:00


1. Largest Locally Raised Fresh Mushroom ~ Curtis Peyer, Gainesville, FL

2. Best Mushroom in Art ~ Adult ~ Carmen Thompson, Interlachen, FL

3. Best Mushroom in Art (under 14) ~ Alexa Salts, Interlachen, FL

4. Best Mushroom Recipe ~ Lori Kirk, Middesburg, FL

2020 BANDS!!!

2020 Featured Band ~ The NANCY LUCA BAND

~ MUSIC SCHEDULE ~ 2020 Florida Mushroom Festival ~

10:00-11:00 Dennis Fermin ~ Wild Andean Fairy Folk Music

11:00-12:30 NANCY LUCA BAND ~ World Famous Gainesville Guitarist Honors Us!!!

12:30-1:00 Contest Awards!!!

1:00-1:30 Mushroom Herders ~ Acoustic Original Mushroom Music

1:30-2:15 Snowday & The Noreastern Band ~ Rock

2:15 – 3:15 NANCY LUCA BAND ~ World Famous Gainesville Guitarist Honors Us with 2nd Set!!!

3:15 – 5:00 Lazy J & Company and the R&R Connection ~ Real Old Time Rock and Roll!!!

*** FANTASIA Mushroom Benefit Dinner Music ~ Keith Peters ~ Swamp Folk & Blues

Rusty Trimnal is Lazy J ~ Our Stage Producer and Headliner!!!

GROW DEMO AREA ~ Pavillion left (east) of Assemby Hall

Make-a-Bag of Oyster Mushrooms on Straw to take Home!

Make-a-Bag of Wine Cap Mushrooms on Wood Chips to take Home!

Plug-a-Log with Shiitake Mushroom Spawn to take Home!

PHOTO FORAY Mushroom Identification Walks

Festival Walks at 10:00, 1:00 and 3:00. Sign up at Pavillion. Next to Grow Demo Area.

Lead by Brian Wetzel and Phillip Thompson.

Festival microscope will be set up teaching basic spore identification.

Check Vendor Area for other various walks all day!


Bioluminescent Mushroom Festival Walk! Meet in front of Campbell Assembly Hall at 8:30 pm

IF we have identified Glow species during the day walks.

*** 4:00 ~ HULA HOOP HOOPLA ~ Hula Hoop Contests ~ Hula Hoop Demo ~ Hula Hoop Play! ***


Longest Hooper ~ All ages ~ $25 Gift Card ~ Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine

Best Trick ~ $10 Gift Card ~ Mellow Mushroom, St. Augustine

Best Trick (Under 14) ~ $10 Gift Card ~ The Vine, Gainesville

Festival Admission $10 adult, Children under 14 free ~ 10 am – 5 pm

~ Includes ~ ALL DAY ~

Shiitake Log Plugging!!!
Oyster and Wine Cap Mushroom Bag Making!!!
Turkey Tail Tea Samples!!!
Workshops!!! Bands!!! Walks!!!
Contest Entry!!!


FANTASIA ~ Mushroom Benefit Dinner

Magnolia Cafe, Palatka, will be serving our incredible FEAST in park assemble hall. This will be a very unique and exciting mushroom experience not mention education for anyone interested in growing, preparing or eating mushroooms! Check menu!



Ravine Gardens Mushroom Pictures!

Local Accommodations ~ Motels and Camping

2020 Vendor’s Agreement


Be a Sponsor!

2020 $100 Sponsors:

Advance Auto Parts, Interlachen
Keyser & Sharbaugh, P.A 501 Atlantic Ave., Interlachen
Rainbow Garden Club, Interlachen
Target Copy, Gainesville

2020 Sponsors:

Beef O’ Brady’s of Palatka, Florida 201 N 1st Street, Palatka
Bley’s Antenna 712 St. John’s Ave. Palatka
Brooklyn Boy’s Pizza/ Long Island Beach Bar 205 NE Commercial Circle, Keystone Heights
Chiappinis 326 SR 26, Melrose
The Core Pilates Studio https://www.facebook.com/thecorepilates/ 900 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine
Creative Juices Natural Cafe 846 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine
Deanna’s Nifty Thrifty 127 South County Rd 315, Interlachen
The Galley 417 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach, Fl
Gator Bait Sports Bar and Grill 304 SR 26, Melrose
Hagan Ace Hardware 141 S Hwy 17, Palatka
Holland’s Auto Parts http://www.hollandsautoparts.com/, Palatka
Interlachen Realty Services 1112 SR 20 Suite 2, Interlachen
Leonardi’s Nursery 902 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine
Leo’s Fine Sushi and Palatka Buffet 1701 Reid Street, Palatka
Lifted Spirits Vape & More – Craft Beer, Mead, and Vape Lounge 324 St. Johns Ave. Palatka
Mariachiles 318 St. Johns Ave. Palatka
Miss D’s Quilts 305 St. Johns Ave. Palatka
Pizzaboyz 919 St. Johns Ave, Palatka
Poppie’s Cafe & Bakery 175 County Rd 315 South, Interlachen
Putnam Feed and Farm Supply 156 SR 20, Palatka
Queen’s Building Supplies http://www.queensbuildingsupplies.com/, Interlachen
Ralph’s House of Flowers 605 St. John’s Ave. Palatka
SAGE Sanctuary And Gardens for Education Hawthorne
Treasure Fine Jewelers 157 Town and Country Drive, Palatka
True Grits 1116 Hwy 20 in the Hitchcock’s Plaza, Interlachen
3-D Saloon 101 S 10th Street, Palatka

Mushroom Hoop Circle Dance ~ Interlachen Move and Stretch Yoga Class

Last Year’s CAPS!

NOW! $15

Cordyceps growing out of Florida Mosquito cartoon by Carmen Thompson, 2019 Adult Art Contest Winner

Amazed Home

Come out and meet Tom Lane!

Tom’s Bio: After leaving his job as a forest ranger on a Hupa Indian Reservation in California, Tom Lane spent nine month in 1973 living in the jungles of Palenque and the Sierra Madres del Pacifico of Oaxaca training with one Curandero and two Curanderas, learning the ancient Sacred Rituals of Healing, Divination, and Spiritual Traveling through Sacred Mushroom Ceremonies.

Tom Lane on EntheoRadio Podcast

Sacred Mushroom Magic in MesoAmerica: Psilocybin and the Search of Quetzlcoatl – November 26, 2019

EntheoRadio Podcast

Tom Lane is the author of Sacred Mushroom Rituals: Search for the Blood Of Quetzalcoatl

Tom’s Bio: After leaving his job as a forest ranger on a Hupa Indian Reservation in California, Tom Lane spent nine month in 1973 living in the jungles of Palenque and the Sierra Madres del Pacifico of Oaxaca training with one Curandero and two Curanderas, learning the ancient Sacred Rituals of Healing, Divination, and Spiritual Traveling through Sacred Mushroom Ceremonies. These ancient rituals which were forbidden to outsiders are revealed, some for the first time, Rayne Grant of “Can Mushrooms Save the Planet?” documentary co-hosts with the show’s regular host Captain Hugh T Alkemi Tom’s Book:


Some Links from the Show:

The Honey Wasp of Mexico: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachyg… Mesoamerican Wiki (gods): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoame…
Image of 4 Lizard: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/R…
Images of Codices: http://www.ancientpages.com/2017/12/0…

Tom Lane on ‘Psychedilics Today’ Podcast!

Check out Tom Lane on “Psychedelics Today”!

In this episode, Kyle talks with Tom Lane, author of Sacred Mushroom Rituals: The Search for the Blood of Quetzalcoatl. In the episode, they discuss the history of Quetzalcoatl, the ceremony of the deified heart and sacred mushroom rituals.

3 Key Points:

  1. Quetzalcoatl is a feathered-serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerican culture that can come to you when partaking in the ceremony of the deified heart. Quetzalcoatl teaches how to overcome fear and hatred and bring love.
  2. The ceremony of the deified heart is a sacred mushroom ritual that when methods are combined correctly, can bring about Quetzalcoatl.
  3. In the episode, Tom tells intriguing stories of his experiences with mushroom rituals and experiencing Quetzalcoatl, including a ceremony with Maria Sabina.

Show Notes


  • He was not an Aztec, he originated as a King in the Toltec civilization thousands of years before the Aztecs
  • As legend has it, where his blood fell is where the sacred mushrooms grew
  • Some people believe he was a Naga, a combination flow of energy, a male/female serpent
    • A winged, jeweled, male/female, serpent
  • In the ceremony of the deified heart, the serpent will come to you

About Tom

  • He was building geodesic domes in a remote area in Mexico
  • He had some of his first mushroom experiences, and it led him to realize that the story of mushrooms was about Quetzalcoatl
  • His first experience with the mushroom was mild
  • He said the mushrooms found him, he takes them as a sacrament

Ceremony of the Deified Heart

  • The legend was that Quetzalcoatl gave cacao to participants as an aphrodisiac and it would help release serotonin
  • The goal is not to talk a lot
  • Then, the mushrooms are to be retrieved from the ground, fresh
  • Before the ceremony, Tom says he likes to put four candles placed in all four directions
  • The key to eating the mushrooms is eating them totally covered with honey
    • You eat them two at a time, as it represents the male and female
    • And when you eat the mushrooms, you actually never swallow
    • You chew and chew and the mucous membranes of your tongue take the psilocin straight to the brain and spine
  • He says once it starts to take effect, it feels like there is a snake up your spine (He mentions his friends call this Kundalini)
  • Then you go out and Quetzalcoatl will come
    • When he comes, he is like a rainbow jeweled serpent, an embodiment of pure light, pure energy, pure love
  • Tom says the next day it feels like you’re 10 years younger
  • Its a pure force of love, an obliteration of the concept of time
  • Quetzalcoatl created this ceremony to bring about the serpent for healing, for a balance of male and female
  • This ceremony is best done during the night, with thunderstorms in the mountains

Ceremony with Maria Sabina

  • One night they went to see Maria Sabina
  • She agreed to do a ceremony at night
  • Her house was in the mountains and had a thatched roof with no windows or doors and sometimes clouds would come through her house
  • During a ceremony a lightning bolt came though the house, in one window and out the other
  • Maria’s daughter gave him truffle like mushrooms and he brought them back with him
  • Maria’s daughter really tried to learn his name, she repeated it a multitude of times until she said it exactly perfectly so she could say it during the ceremony

Quetzalcoatl Messages

  • God gave us love and pain
  • We have to learn how to celebrate the pain
  • God gave us knowledge, and tools of how to heal the pain
  • Tom’s goal is to teach people how to take the sacred mushrooms to meet Quetzalcoatl and find healing,  love and peace
  • “Once you get rid of the ego, you get rid of fear, and then you have love.” – Tom
    • The only way you can overcome hatred and fear is with love
  • The body is teaching the mind when consuming the sacred mushroom
  • It’s best to just try to love people and be kind, and it’s all acts of kindness and love that makes a person feel good


Sacred Mushroom Rituals: The Search for the Blood of Quetzalcoatl

About Tom Lane

Tom, Author, has a Bachelors in Forestry from the University of Tennessee and a Masters from the University of Florida in Science Education and Middle School Education. He has worked full time in the Solar Energy field as a Contractor and Trainer and has a background in Mushrooms. Tom spent some time in 1973 living in the jungles of Palenque in Mexico and learn about mushrooms and mushroom ceremony. Tom is the Author of the book, Sacred Mushroom Rituals, The Search for the Blood of Quetzalcoatl.

Tom Lane on Episode 56 of Mind Your Own Business with Scott Sullivan

Scott interviews Tom LaneThe Solar Wolf!


Tom is an internationally acclaimed solar energy trainer and the only solar contractor among the 45 inductees to the International Solar Hall of Fame in 1976.

Tom says: 

I hiked the Appalachian Trail from April through October in 2016 to write my book Sacred Mushroom Rituals – The Search for the Blood of Quetzalcoatl.  (Available print November 2018, Kindle May 2019 . 308 pages full color large 81/2” X 11” with amazing art work Pictures and graphics.)

My path now is to reveal the Sacred Mushroom Rituals And Ceremonies for Healing the mind and body.  Ancient Toltec Ceremonial Rituals created by Quetzalcoatl never before revealed, the Ancient Ceremony of the Defied Heart to Meet Quetzalcoatl and have him heal your body and/or mind.

Connect with Tom on Facebook.

Coming Soon!

Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico

Tom Lane is preparing to tour ancient sites, where he will coordinate with local shamans and spiritual leaders to advance the understanding and use of the Sacred Mushroom Rituals, and show the correct way to achieve healing by using them to call, bind and become Quetzalcoatl, the God-King of the Toltecs.

We will be setting up a calendar of events where you can not only meet Mr. Lane and partake of his experiences and become educated in these Sacred Rituals, but also have the opportunity to participate.

Details will follow soon.

If you would like to have more information, please send an email by CLICKING HERE.