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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US...
28 testimonials and counting.
A great experience, the whole package, the beautiful environment, the feeling of comfort. Rudi is both a professional guide and a caring individual.
Rudi provides a trustworthy presence and ability to hold space gently and consistently.
From our consultation video call and advance emails it was obvious that he takes his work seriously, and listens carefully to what is requested by each person that comes to him. His holding of ritual space is ‘light touch’, – I never felt I was being asked to enter any rigid ritual practice, just some simple and respectful ways of entering into and emerging from the experience safely and patiently. Thank you for your tending Rudi, I hope to visit you again
Rachel Rose Reid
I think daily of my experience at the Lake of Joy this summer.
It has had a transformative impact on my wellbeing, my sense of calm, my spirituality, my sense of humor, and my ability to be present to myself and to others.
ROLAND LA RONDEL – 9 SEPTEMBER 2019
Roland La Rondel
Rudi is a great and experienced facilitator.
I experienced the most profound voyages under his guidance at the magical Lake of Joy, being able to connect with my own inner powers more deeply & calmly than I ever had in any previous setting. 10 out of 10!
Whether for addressing/exploring personal issues, celebrating life or having outrageous transpersonal mystical experiences I would recommend a good dose of Metamorphogenesis.
We can’t thank you guys enough for your help, support & hospitality.
Very professional and compassionate facilitation with excellent aftercare.
Anyone thinking of visiting, we highly recommend this space where you’ll be looked after.
Tricia and Greg Allen
Highly recommended. Rudi and Brid are lovely people, with an impressively comprehensive knowledge of psychoactive substances. The houseboat is beautiful and right on the lake. I was allocated a private double bedroom to retreat to, and feel as though I have a couple of friends for life!
Marisa Shannon – 4 May 2019
If transformation, healing and adventure are what you seek, then Metamorphogenesis on the Lake of Joy is the place for you! I’ve been evolving and healing through a very difficult but joyous journey since 2013 – Rudi provided the perfect safe space for me to take a big leap into the next stage. I’m a freelance writer by trade, but I’ve been wrestling for my life with unblocking myself creatively so I can write the things I need to in this life…. Rudi’s houseboat, knowledge and psychedelic guidance provided the vessel I needed for all of that to unfold in a reassuring and sustainable way that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
The Lake of Joy needs to be seen to be believed in its stillness and beauty…. Warning: you will want to jump in it – intuitively and spontaneously – after spending time there in Rudi’s insightful and supportive company.
If you are curious about entheogenic experiences and feel a calling towards healing yourself through this method, then I could not possibly recommend a better guide and support system than Rudi Somerlove. I’m so grateful to have had this reality-affirming experience at the beginning 2019!!
A walk around the lake, paddling the canoe, or a dive into the water, which of these would you prefer for helping you get prepared?
`Together with Rudi of course, who has a lot of patience, insight, and experience. Offering extensive consultation before and integration afterwards. I had invaluable experiences.
I hope your sessions will be as fruitful as they have been for me.
TONI LUSTY – 18 OCTOBER 2019
Here you have the possibility to explore and learn in a safe environment, counting on tailored solutions. Recommended!
I find on psychedelics one can notice another’s intentions and feelings more deeply and clearly. In that psychedelic space, for me, Rudi radiated wisdom, compassion, and gentleness; invaluable qualities that were so useful for my particular experience, and I imagine too for others experiences.
It was challenging for me to fully trust someone whom I had never previously met in real life (even though we had spoken via Skype on numerous occasions) but I trusted Rudi in that space; and I think Rudi’s qualities played a significant part in allowing me to do that.
Overall his facilitation was above and beyond. It was clear to me that he facilitates in a way that a standard psychotherapist cannot. It has now been a couple of months since our session together, and I really believe Rudi played a big part in making my experience so transformative.
Thank you for genuinely changing my life in positive ways Rudi.
Gerrard X – 24 MAY 2019
My search for self lead me to Rudi. It was love on first sight and things took shape almost magically in the sense that the truffle journey I had planned with my girlfriend, under Rudi’s supervision, turned into a “Hero’s Journey”. The Hero’s Journey is a special service of Rudi’s which means that you eat as many truffles as you can until you purge.
What followed was simply indescribable. What I can say though was that Rudi was the perfect partner in this experience and I trusted him with all my heart and my life as I realized what he was doing. I met my biggest fear, the fear of losing control and ultimately the fear of dying.
At the end of the hero’s journey, which is with the sunrise, Rudi would hold my hand and jump with me into the Lake of Joy. I had dreaded this moment for hours but knew I had to jump. Needless to say that jumping with Rudi instead of getting pushed anywhere – at no point was Rudi pushing – was a wonderful support and jumping into the lake was a waking up moment for me that I won’t forget.
I love you Rudi. I’m glad we met again in this life and am eternally thankful for sharing this (and our other) wonderful experience(s) with you.
To all that are interested in psychedelic journeys contact Rudi and follow your intuition. It’ll know whether this is for you at this point in time.
Safe travels to you all.
Michael Johannes Harald Schmitz
I did a fair amount of research on which guide to choose for my psychedelic exploration–and I have a history of psychedelic use for spiritual/self-actualization development–but after meeting Rudi face to face online I found him to be my best choice. As a Humanist-Atheist-Naturalist I was having difficulty finding a person sufficiently aligned with my values, so it was good to have located Rudi.
I will be traveling to his abode on the Lake of Joy soon to continue my self-actualization. From what I have read here and my experience with Rudi so far, I think others might want to check out his service before deciding who to go with. This should be a very important decision. So investigate Rudi along with others and compare.
Through ways I still cannot reconstruct I found myself undertaking the plunge into 5-MeO within days after making the conscious decision to do so.
What let me to believe that I could face this fear and let go, was that I met Rudi as a facilitator. based upon my intuition I immediately knew this was my time.
I thank Rudi Somerlove from the bottom of my heart to have made this possible… although scary I felt safe from the start until the finish… and I remember Rudi, with a big smile on his and my face.
This was my first experience with psychedelics and I was fairly anxious about what to expect but I really could not have chosen a better guide than Rudi. He was knowledgeable, experienced, hospitable, calming and empathetic.
The Lake of Joy is the perfect setting to facilitate a psychedelic experience; totally peaceful and tranquil. The whole experience was more than I could have wished for and I would have no problem recommending Rudi to anyone looking to introduce or further explore psychedelics in their life.
I spent 3 days with Rudi and had an amazing experience exploring my own creativity, motivations and had a thousand eureka moments occur inside this timeframe. I definitely recommend it and look forward to helping Rudi with any other projects he has in the near future!
My weekend experience at Metamorphogenesis goes beyond words…
It’s a place where I found a piece of myself! A place with no judgement…
It’s a place where we speak from the heart to the heart❤️ Thank you Brid & Rudi for the warmth, patience and hugs…
Coming to Metamorphogenesis is learning how to respect yourself and express your gratitude for life. A huge transformation took place.🙏
I’ve purged the poison of alcohol and lustful relations from my life! A veil has lifted. 🙏🌞
With all my heart, I highly recommend Rudi’s houseboat as the location and view are awesome and helped me tremendously get through the work.
Even some of my friends are amazed how I changed and they’re thinking twice about alcohol use!
Be the change you wanna see I sincerely thank you both for your dedication and commitment to help and heal humanity.
Lots of love❤️
Rudi recently helped guide me through my first psychedelic experience. We connected through a friend of a friend. Rudi is a first-class guide in every respect. From our first call through to the trip itself and the integration call afterwards, he was supportive, reassuring and insightful. The setting on the lake was perfect, and Rudi’s choice of music was spot on. Fortunately, my first trip was a wonderful and laughter-filled experience which didn’t necessitate much intervention from Rudi, but just having him there in the background was reassuring. I would highly recommend Rudi both to novice and to more experienced travellers.
PETER SNOOK – 30 JUNE 2017
I got to know Rudi and Brid back in early 2016 via a Facebook group I joined. All the members of this secret group had at one time or another attended a Plant Medicine ceremony organized by another couple who now, sadly, no longer run their ceremonies.
Going by our mutual ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’ it was clear that we had a lot in common. We held many similar views on life, and love, and we also had a shared affinity for wanting the plant medicines to become accessible to those who were searching for healing and/or spiritual connection/expansion. I found Rudi to be erudite and able to articulate his knowledge of plant medicines in straightforward and easy to understand language. Like me, he too was excited by the burgeoning of the Psychedelic Renaissance and how it could, potentially, improve life on our planet. Both Rudi and Brid care deeply about humanity and our planet.
Shortly after we started chatting together on Facebook Rudi very kindly invited me to his home on the Lake of Joy for the launch of Metamorphogenesis. I was thrilled and eager to accept as I really wanted to meet them both in person. What’s more, the launch was planned to take place on my 62nd birthday and that felt like a good omen. I was not disappointed.
Both are excellent communicators and experienced in communicating with people from many backgrounds, of different ages; and nationalities. Rudi speaks four languages fluently. They are both astutely sensitive and diplomatic in their speech. They each have a great appetite for fun and love to share their joy for life with everyone they meet. Having said that, they are in no way flippant or lackadaisical in their approach to creating and holding a safe space. In fact, I can say with one hundred percent confidence that when anyone entrusts themselves into their care that they are always patient and mindful of an individual’s need for reassurance, privacy and dignity, and that they will go to any lengths to create and hold space safely for them. Rudi is an experienced Psychonaut and facilitator. Brid is also, albeit she is less experienced than Rudi, but only in terms of the length of time she has been actively facilitating Psychedelic experiences. However, she more than makes up for this with her authentic warmth and friendliness and eagerness to support others in their psychedelic journey-quest. Still her knowledge and experience are increasing exponentially. Outside of the work she does with Rudi on the Lake of Joy and the Summer of Love 3.0 she is a psychedelic support volunteer with Kosmicare (European equivalent of The Zendo Project, which is itself a division of MAPS.org, that provides psychedelic support at festivals in the USA).
Having worked for twenty years as a psychotherapist and counsellor I have met and become friends with a lot of people who are called to helping others. Not long after I became friends with Rudi and Brid, I was invited to join their team of facilitators at the first Summer of Love 3.0 ceremony they held at Ruigoord on the outskirt of Amsterdam. I’ve helped at a few more since then and I hope to be able to continue doing so for as long as I’m here in this world. I count myself as extremely fortunate to have these two truly beautiful people as my friends and I consider it a privilege to write this testimonial for the great work they do.
Jane Fortune Reg. MBACP (Accred) – 9 MARCH 2019
The Lake of Joy is an amazing magical place, a place to go on a adventure, to feel love, to overcome darkness, to grow, to have joy and laughter, everything is possible.
You will not only gain a fantastic experience with psychedelics, you will also gain a fantastic friend and guide.
Rudi will support you with everything you need to feel comfortable and safe, a experienced guide who takes his work seriously.
I am grateful for my time spend at the Lake of Joy. Thank you Rudi, I’m looking forward to our next meeting
Rudi is kind, caring, selfless and will go above and beyond to help you in whatever capacity you need. The setting is beautiful and combined with Rudi’s experience and wisdom in this field creates the perfect environment to fulfil your quest. The hero’s journey is challenging but I can honestly say has had the most positive of effects on me since.
BEN SCHILLER – 24 APRIL 2019
On the shores of an often ‘mirror like’ lake, a small floating cottage rests unobtrusively on the shore. That small cottage turns out to be a spaceship to unimagined dimensions. Your guide, Rudi, an accomplished pioneering psychonaut, readies you for the journey through connecting deeply and opening his home, his experiences, and his record collection as you prepare to expand your mind. Three barriers will fall as you embrace this portal to altered consciousness: the first is coming to know and trust this wise guide; the second is jumping joyfully into the chilly nature of the lake, and the third, the anxious stranglehold of your ego. If you come with a curious mind and an open spirit, there are mysteries you will unlock and treasures that you will carry with you when you leave. Receive a wisdom at the Lake of Joy that will show you there is no more important place on the planet.
ROLAND LA RONDEL – 1 March 2020
Roland La Rondel