School of Soma

By Fungi Academy

World's first online magic mushroom school

Cultivate a relationship with sacred mushrooms

Are you ready to learn how to:

  • grow magic mushrooms
  • navigate the psychedelic medicine space
  • integrate insights gained into your everyday life

When you’re ready to transform your life with the help of magic mushrooms, we will give you the training you need.


Learn how to cultivate your own magic mushrooms


Strategies for safely navigating the psychedelic space


Integrate your experiences to enrich your everyday life

Fall 2019 - School of Soma crowdfunding campaign Launch

Do you want to help co-create the world’s first online magic mushroom school? 

In order to produce the highest quality online course possible, we have decided to take the path of crowdfunding because:

  1. Crowdfunding enables us to stay independent and true to our vision. We will not have to cater to the interests of shareholders or investors.
  2. We want the production of the course to be a collaboration with our community. We want your feedback on creating the magic mushroom course that the world truly needs.

Together we can create a more mature and educated global psychedelic community.

Learn mushroom cultivation, discover how to get more benefits from your magic mushroom experiences, and get the coaching you need for every step of the journey

About us

Welcome to School of Soma, where we make online sacred mushroom courses for the modern psychedelic explorer.

As sacred mushrooms become more accessible and less stigmatized, our mission is to bring you easy-to-follow lessons to ensure you have the knowledge to safely use sacred mushrooms to heal and grow. We’ll also give you the tools to integrate the medicine’s teachings into your everyday life.

We envision a global culture that is educated, conscious and tolerant towards psychedelic medicines and the people who use them. We see School of Soma as a step towards that vision. Oh, and we’ll teach you how to grow your own mushrooms too. Right now our team is busy producing the world’s first online sacred mushroom course. Stay tuned for more soon. It’s going to be a trip.


Why sacred mushrooms?

Psychological Exploration & Healing

  • Treatment resistant depression
  • Smoking cessation & lasting addiction relief
  • Trauma release
  • End-of-life anxiety
  • Self-love & forgiveness

Scientific Problem Solving & Peak Performance

  • Flow states
  • Increased cognitive function
  • Improved problem-solving skills
  • Mental clarity & focus

Spiritual Communion & Mystical Experience

  • Peak life experiences
  • Personal experience of the "divine"
  • Love and connection to nature

Creativity, Play & Celebration

  • Deepening your interpersonal relationships
  • Deeply connecting with your friends and family
  • Find your creative openness

Subscribe to stay updated on the upcoming crowdfunding campaign

Course Curriculum

Mushroom Cultivation

A comprehensive list of easy to follow lessons. Everything you need to know from equipment to sterile technique to harvesting your magic mushrooms

pre-journey preparation

For your safety and enjoyment. Important advice and a checklist to consult before "taking off"

Navigating the psychedelic experience

Practical guidelines for psychonauts and how to approach psychedelic ceremony design

post-journey Integration

Learn how to integrate the powerful yet fleeting experience into your everyday life

Meet the team

Oliver Merivee


Originally born in Estonia, Oliver is one of the founding members and a cultivation instructor at Fungi Academy. Since the beginning of 2016 he has been teaching hundreds of people how to cultivate their own mushrooms. 

His relationship with fungi began when he discovered psilocybe mushrooms and experienced their transformative power.  

Oliver is passionate about all types of fungi, but because of his personal experiences of healing and relief from smoking addictionhis main interest is magic mushrooms.

Sepehr Samimi


Sepehr is a media magician, mushroom enthusiast and travelling yogi from Vancouver, Canada. Sacred mushrooms transformed him to become a climate activist

He believes this medicine is one the most effective tools in our hands to gain access to our shadow so that we can integrate and become whole.


Mushroom lover

If you are passionate about magic mushrooms and you have an abiding love for this planet and its people, then there are opportunities for you to get involved with our team!

We are looking for people who are skilled in Social Media, Graphic Design, Animation, Copywriting, PR and Mushroom Cultivation.

If our work resonates with you and you want to help out then please get in touch with us!


Julian Vayne


Julian Vayne is an occultist and the author of numerous books, essays, journals and articles in both the academic and esoteric press.  His work is informed by the post-modern style of chaos magic as well as lineages within Wicca and Uttarakaula Tantra.

Julian is a co-organizer of the psychedelic conference Breaking Convention as a founding Trustee of  Transform Drugs and of The Psychedelic Museum.  Julian facilitates psychedelic ceremony as well as  providing one-to-one psychedelic sessions and integration support. He is the author of the celebrated Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony.

James W. Jesso


James W. Jesso is an author, public speaker and podcast host with a deep respect for psychedelic medicines. His work is inspired by his healing path through depression, substance abuse and trauma, and focuses on translating the profound insights of the psychedelic experience into a higher quality of life for both the individual and society. 

James will be sharing insight into the “shadow” and how to safely use psilocybin for deep shadow work, a process of revealing and integrating the parts of ourselves that are hidden from us. His instruction will delve into both the darkness (wounds, heartbreak, trauma and other unprocessed emotional experiences) and the light (the radiant authenticity lost when our darkness was buried).


Psychedelic educator

Are you experienced in mushroom cultivation, psychedelic therapy, journeywork or integration and want to share your knowledge through online education?

If you want to collaborate and help co-create a future psychedelic culture of maturity, tolerance and safety then please get in touch with us!

The benefits of learning sacred mushroom work with school of soma

Get skilled in psychedelic exploration

  • Understand how to design an optimal set & setting
  • Discover the effective ways to structure your journey
  • Learn basic psychedelic harm reduction principles

Connect with your medicine

  • Feel safe knowing the source of your sacred mushrooms
  • Cultivate a personal relationship with sacred mushrooms
  • Start the preparation for your journey by growing your own medicine

Find the others

  • Get the help and coaching you need
  • Join a vibrant international community of mushroom enthusiasts
  • Participate in exclusive live events and guest interviews
  • Be part of live online psychedelic integration circles

The easiest way to learn magic mushroom cultivation

Video Lessons

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Professional mushroom teachers in your home
  • Step-by-step easy to follow guidelines


  • Get support from the School of Soma community
  • Live Q&A with your teachers
  • Private consultation available

Join the fungal network

Are you ready to learn how Sacred Mushrooms can be a powerful catalyst for positive change in your life?

We are launching our course with a crowdfunding campaign this fall.

Subscribe to get notified about the launch of the campaign and receive an early bird discount of the course!

Partners & supporters


We do not endorse nor condone the use of sacred mushrooms. In many places, it is still illegal.

We recognize there is a changing tide in the acceptance of sacred mushrooms. More people are seeking out psychedelic mushroom experiences in hope of healing themselves, boost their creativity or just to have fun. 

The knowledge we share is intended to educate responsible adults about mushroom cultivation and psychedelic harm reduction.