North Star Council


North Star Council is a psilocybin retreat in Vancouver, Washington, just outside of Portland, Oregon. At the core of our existence, there resides a powerful guiding light, our personal North Star. It is within each of us, waiting to be discovered and utilized as a beacon in the face of life’s most profound challenges. No matter how far we may have strayed, how intense our pain, or how isolated we may feel, our innermost selves understand that every experience holds meaning.

The mission of the North Star Council is to facilitate the connection with this guiding light, to help individuals align with the pulsating love that resides in their hearts. We aim to empower others to tap into their innate wisdom, available to them in every moment. By doing so, we embark on a path of self-healing and consciously align ourselves with the profound calling of our souls.

At North Star Council, we know that within each person lies the power to become their own greatest healer. We believe in unlocking the potential that resides in every individual and guiding them towards recognizing and embracing their ​soul’s deepest yearnings. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality psychedelic support and ceremonial facilitation, personalized to your individual needs.

Our journey began with a deep calling to create safe and skillfully held spaces for individuals to experience the transformative power of entheogenic plants and substances. We believe in co-creating physically, energetically, and spiritually clean environments where people can explore the healing potential available when engaging with their Inner Self in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere.

Recognizing the challenges faced by many individuals due to prohibition, we have witnessed the disappointment and even re-traumatization that can occur without proper information, guidance, and support during psychedelic experiences. In traditional cultures, the knowledge of authentic ceremonies and healing in expanded states of consciousness was passed down through generations by designated keepers of wisdom. However, if you find yourself in a culture lacking these keepers, it is not your fault. We firmly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from entheogens, regardless of their experience level.


  • At North Star Council, we offer two options for your psychedelic healing journey. Firstly, you have the opportunity to travel to our serene and enchanting healing space located just outside of Portland, Oregon. Nestled in the forest, this tranquil setting provides a soothing ambiance for your experience. Alternatively, if you prefer the comfort and familiarity of your own home, Niko, one of our experienced facilitators, can come to your chosen location.
  • Niko continuously seeks ways to deepen his alignment with his mission to serve. Over the past decade, he has immersed himself in earth-based practices, utilizing them to transform personal and collective wounds. His ceremonial experiences and teachings from Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, Canada, and the United States have shaped his unique and powerful offerings. Drawing from his training and guidance in plant medicines, prayer, and ceremony from teachers of the Quichua, Santo Daime, Spiritist, and Lakota traditions, Niko is inspired and empowered to share his gifts with those in need.
  • At North Star Council, we offer a comprehensive range of services to support your psychedelic journey. Our offerings include preparation and integration services, microdosing guidance, access to educational resources, psycho-spiritual coaching, and transformational energy work. We cater to individuals, couples, and small groups, providing both in-person and online sessions to meet your needs and preferences.

Our Processes

Substance Sourcing

Sourcing substances for personal use is solely the responsibility of the individual, North Star Council does not provide controlled substances or assist with the procuring of substances in any way. Our commitment to legal operations necessitates this approach until certain unjust laws are changed. However, we are more than happy to offer guidance by pointing you in the direction of reliable information
on safely sourcing psychedelics for personal healing.

Past clients have found the following methods to be effective:

  • Personal cultivation: Some individuals prefer to grow their own substances, allowing for complete control and customization of their psychedelic experience.
  • Trusted connections: Others choose to acquire substances from trusted friends or family members, ensuring quality and reliability.
  • Entheogenic churches: For those seeking a spiritual experience, certain entheogenic churches offer psychedelic sacraments within the boundaries of the RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act).
  • Clinics and prescriptions: If you need take-home Ketamine, we can support you in obtaining a prescription from a reputable clinic.

There are even reputable companies operating openly online in decriminalized states and cities. These companies provide microdose capsules that can be discreetly and securely delivered to your home. Please be careful when researching these companies, as there have been scams recently developed in response to the surge of interest in microdosing.

Please note that it is crucial to prioritize personal safety and legality when engaging in these activities. Always ensure compliance with local laws and regulations surrounding psychedelic substances.

Please be aware that we cannot assume responsibility for your decisions or actions. As a sovereign being, it is essential that you approach this matter with great responsibility and always conduct your own thorough research. We are here to guide you and provide valuable information, but ultimately, the choices you make are your own. Should you require further assistance or have any additional questions, please feel free to ask.

Intake and Screening Process

Step 1: Consultation
Step 2: Application process
Step 3: Screening for physical/mental contraindications, medications, and life circumstances.

Preparation Process

  • During our preparation sessions, we guide you in making informed decisions about choosing the right substance for your intentions.
  • We understand that this can be overwhelming, especially for those new to the world of psychedelics.
  • We provide you with all the necessary information to make a well-informed decision aligned with who you are and what your life journey has been like.
  • We help you identify and refine your intentions, supporting you as they naturally evolve and deepening your understanding of what you hope to gain from the experience.
  • Creating the optimal format is another vital aspect of our preparation process.
  • We draw from traditional plant medicine lineages and modern therapeutic insights to assist you in envisioning a powerful and relevant experience that aligns with your current path and aspirations.


At North Star Council, we regard this service as an art, a science, and a heartfelt prayer that ignites our deepest passion. It is an extraordinary honor to bear witness to the profound and life-altering transformations that occur when individuals undergo peak experiences, all while being enveloped in love, safety, and deep respect. With North Star Council, you can embrace the freedom and confidence to delve deep into your personal journey, knowing that your physical, energetic, and spiritual well-being is attentively cared for by an experienced and compassionate guide. We diligently stay abreast of the protocols and techniques developed and utilized in these dynamic times of groundbreaking research. Additionally, we value the wisdom passed down from traditional ceremonies, enabling us to integrate the teachings we have acquired.

Whether you desire a contemporary approach, a more traditional framework, or a harmonious blend of both, we ardently collaborate with our clients to curate a space that is not only comfortable but also empowering, aligning with your unique journey.

It is crucial to note that North Star Council does not condone or encourage the use of illegal substances. We do not provide any controlled substances for ingestion at any time. While Niko, our founder, is not a therapist, counselor, or mental health professional, North Star Council proudly offers space holding sessions, coaching, and integration services with the sole purpose of harm reduction.

Embark on a transformative journey with North Star Council and allow us to be your steadfast support in navigating the intricate landscape of self-discovery and growth.


Our integration sessions focus on grounding and unpacking the experiences you’ve had. We understand that working with psychedelics can be intense and returning to “normal life” can be challenging. Through grounding practices, we help you reconnect with the present moment and integrate the teachings you received during your journey. Unpacking your experiences allows you to gain a deeper understanding of your journey, with our support to reflect and explore various aspects that may have arisen during the psychedelic experience. We also help you find meaning in your experiences, recognizing how they relate to your personal growth and life journey.

Our goal goes beyond the psychedelic experience itself – we aim to provide you with practical tools for incorporating the insights and realizations into your daily life. We believe that life is the true ceremony and we are here to help you find the sacred within your everyday experiences. Moreover, we offer resources for ongoing study and processing, recognizing that the psychedelic experience is just a starting point. We are dedicated to supporting you beyond our sessions together, equipping you with the tools and knowledge to continue your journey long after our paths have diverged.

At North Star Council, we are honored to be part of a collective mission of healing and reunion. We have dedicated our lives to this mission and view it as a collaborative effort where we all contribute to the future of humanity. We are here to support you in realizing your purpose within this profound collective process of transformation at this very potent time as we remember how to grow, connect, and thrive in harmony with the Earth and all its inhabitants.


The ceremonies are one day, and most clients choose to rent an air bnb or stay at a hotel nearby.


Day 1 :


Which costs are included in the retreat price?

  • All Ceremonies

Which costs are excluded from the retreat price?

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance


What is your cancellation and refund policy?

We take into consideration many factors, such as, past experience, current life circumstance, overall energetic sensitivity, etc.

What is not included in the cost of your services?

Transportation and chosen substance is not included in the cost of our services.

How do guests get to your retreat and/or place of business?

We prioritize the convenience and comfort of our clients during their sacred ceremony experience. We understand that transportation arrangements are an important aspect of ensuring a seamless journey. While most clients arrange their own transportation to the ceremony location if it is not their own home, we go the extra mile for those visiting from afar.

Our space is located just 30 minutes away from PDX (Portland International Airport). To further enhance your experience, we offer complimentary transportation services within the cities of Vancouver and Camas to ensure a stress-free journey. Upon your arrival at the airport, our team will gladly provide rides from PDX to a hotel of your choice. On the day of the ceremony, we will also arrange transportation from your hotel to our tranquil sanctuary, and back again at the conclusion of the ceremony. This way, you won’t have to worry about driving or navigating unfamiliar roads, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the experience.


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North Star Council
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