Speaker Series 3

Practitioner Guidance Programme

Collective learning with notable figures

featuring these focuses of study:

submission vs. surrender

serving volumes with Best Practices

Jaguar origins

end-of-life care

video presentation of the Speaker Series (2 minutes)

who is this for?

Established practitioners who:

  • value cohort networks and ongoing reflection from peers

  • see Best Practices and Ethical Commitments as guiding lights to inform their offering

  • want to learn more and continually evolve

  • continue to allow themselves to be impacted

  • wish to align their skillsets from their other honed offerings with the uniqueness of the God molecule

  • are curious about how other practitioners work


who is next?

Françoise Bourzat was originally scheduled to speak. There is now an opportunity for someone else to be brought in.

Who would you like to have a private audience with?

Tom Pinkson

Tom Soloway Pinkson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, ceremonial retreat and vision-fast leader, sacred storyteller, and shaman. For 32 years he worked with terminally ill children at the Center for Attitudinal Healing in California, successfully integrating the wisdom teachings of the Huichol and other medicine teachers into the world of the practicing psychologist. His most recent work includes training in the Hardiness Factor (training for emotional resilience) and A New Vision of Aging (working consciously with the challenges and opportunities of the elder years). The founder of Wakan, a nonprofit organization committed to restoring the sacred in daily life, he lives in northern California.

Rev. Merrill Ward

Rev. Merrill Ward is an entheogenic educator and practitioner, a staunch proponent of cognitive liberty and passionate advocate for the safe and responsible use of entheogenic sacraments for engendering direct spiritual experience. He is an ordained Gnostic priest, ceremonialist, teacher and practitioner with a special emphasis on the Mystical Unitive Experience and the practical application of entheogenic techniques and sacraments for exploring and expanding human consciousness for attaining direct access to the Divine. His work over the past 15 years serves as a transformative catalyst, effectively guiding individuals and groups into deeply profound states of Unitive consciousness; providing them with a richer and deeper integrated understanding of their innate power, love, wisdom, creativity, sovereignty and spiritual abilities while aligning them with their True Will, purpose and mission in life. He serves as the Executive Director & Chief Officiant of Awakening Divinity Ministries, a non-profit entheogenic spiritual community and has been directly involved in assisting with psychedelic & entheogenic research studies with both the Johns Hopkins and Columbia Universities.

when &

  • Starting Nov 26th, 2021, ending Dec 18th

Opening call (1.5 hours):

  • Nov 26th, 1PM EST North America | 7PM CET Europe

Speaker calls (2.5 hours):

  • Nov 30th, 1PM EST North America | 7PM CET Europe

  • Dec 6th, 1PM EST North America | 7PM CET Europe

  • Dec 16th, 12PM EST North America | 6PM CET Europe

Group calls (2.5 hours)

  • Dec 4th, 1PM EST North America | 7PM CET Europe

  • Dec 7th, 1PM EST North America | 7PM CET Europe

  • Dec 17th, 1PM EST North America | 7PM CET Europe (3 hours)

what is required?

  • equanimity: a balance of humility and dignity

  • curiosity and a beginner’s mind

  • commitment: 5-6 hours of your devoted attention per week for 4 weeks

  • an excellent internet connection

  • an open heart


  • completion of Foundations Module; or

  • attendance of a regional practitioner gathering or IMPACT gathering; or

  • Conclave membership; or

  • care-full consideration based on many factors. Simply apply and we’ll go from there

what is included?

  • A private/exclusive audience: live interview between each speaker and chad followed by a Q & A period

  • 5Hive mind: 3 post-speaker debriefing group calls facilitated by chad

  • Self-guided/paced and ‘focus of study’ material throughout the Module

ready to participate?

  • Speaker Series 3 of the Guidance Programme is USD $610

  • Pricing for couples available

  • Are you ready to commit?

  • Click “I’M IN” now to register. Please note that Speaker Series 3 is limited to 12 practitioners

  • Spots will be awarded in the order in which deposits are received

  • Registration deadline Nov 14th

what’s more?

the guide

I have the depth of character and breadth of experience to offer you guidance that is supportive while challenging, full yet spacious, personable yet professional, encouraging yet humbling.

The password to the Breath of Five page is ‘one’

I call what I’m offering here ‘guidance’ because that is accurate and honest. I am teaching, sharing, conveying my knowledge and experience, providing direction, answering questions, and facilitating dialogue.

Mentorship, to me, can’t be offered online. The in-person modules Advanced Shadowing and the Gathering of Guides is where we can enter ‘mentorship territory’.

This programme is what I wished for when I began this work as a practitioner. It remains my wish today. And it can’t be done without you. And so, it is for us.

application flow


Register by paying your tuition with Stripe

This Module is limited to 9 practitioners

Registration deadline Nov 14th


Fill out the application form (30-45 mins)

Not required if you have completed Foundations Module


This module was very impactful to my practice. I loved hearing from live experts/ known voices in this field and the varied perspectives showed how much this medicine can do, in the hands of a skilled guide.


I like the format, to have enough of time to digest the experience was great [and yet] not too much time to get lost in the world spinning around. It keeps the thread alive enough and not overwhelming…



I enjoyed meeting speakers with unique perspectives on this substance, and especially that a woman was included. This space is so heavily dominated by white men that I am always relieved with another viewpoint is available



I came across a podcast interview of Chad while initially researching 5-MeO-DMT. Now here was someone rare in this space, I thought: humble, intelligent, and grounded. He spoke about how he had learned from other practitioners, and that he is dedicated to sustaining a caring community of other practitioners who can share what they are learning. This openness immediately appealed to me. Eventually I managed to speak to him and ultimately entered into a mentor/mentee partnership. Although I had already taken a one-day workshop elsewhere, had read The Conclave’s guidelines and other psychedelic guides, and attempted to apply what I knew from my own contemplative practices to my practitioner services, Chad was able to guide me toward a greater confidence and finesse in my approach to serving the molecule. Using a pointed yet sensitive approach, he led me to understand my “whys” while not proscribing his, and also provided me with much needed practical advice.