Interested in exploring a transformational coaching program or a facilitated medicine journey experience?
Learn what past clients are saying about their experience with The SpArc!


Mary S

(RN & Director of Client Care)

“I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to my psilocybin facilitator Ehren Cruz. I have been researching my journey for close to 5 years and was came upon Psychedelic Passage. 

I realize everyone’s journey is profoundly personal, and I can only speak to my own, but I am absolutely convinced that I was blessed with the most positive and joyously compelling trip because of Ehren. I knew from the instant we connected through our first video call that his energy, compassion and knowledge were brimming! My incredible journey was at his breathtaking home in the mountains of Asheville, NC. (which includes a stay at his gorgeous AirBnB) I realize there are many ways to experience such a journey, but I believe the spiritual aspects, exquisitely layered in by Ehren, were necessary for my personal journey.

I cannot recommend this experience more highly or enthusiastically. As a true testament, my husband who had no desire (more fear) to experience this, has seen what it has done for me, and is excited about planning his own journey. Brilliant, profound, exhilarating and potentially life-altering. Don’t wait!”

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Phil Donahue

(Retired Mechanic & Renaissance Man)

Deciding to take a psychedelic journey was a natural decision for me. My conscious existence is saturated with the reasons that anyone inclined to choose such an undertaking would do so.

I’ve survived through more than six decades, persevering even when such perseverance meant totally submitting to whatever illness or hardship beleaguered me. It has been a long hard lesson to have learned that help is not a bad thing.

I made the choice to take the journey, but to whom do I trust with such a momentous melding? It wasn’t luck that led my choice to seek Ehren Cruz as my guide and Medicine Man. It was purely providence generated by my sincere desire, and Ehren’s genuine nature.

Naturally trepidation cycled, waxing and waining as the gravity of the commitment orbited ever closer to reality. But in the weeks prior to our meeting, as Ehren and I spoke, I came to understand and trust in his abilities and sincerity of duty. I knew these were the basic attributes to help my journey unfold to its most beneficial potential. As soon as we met face to face I knew I had chosen from the wisdom of my heart and that my shared time with him would be safe, genuine, and profound.

I won’t elaborate on my personal journey because each journey must certainly be as varied as each of our lives is unique. I can however speak of the substantial, heartfelt understandings my mind has ascertained in the afterglow of my journey. It is not an easy thing. It is not something to take lightly.

But with sincerity, and genuine intent I know on all levels that a more enduring and beautiful heart/mind connection can be awakened with a medicine man of great strength and humility. I feel so very fortunate to have been guided and to have bonded with Ehren on a level of spirituality. I know that he and I will always be sitting at the universal fire communing with the great spirit. I wish everyone to know my gratitude for Ehren’s caring, and empathetic wisdom. Without his gentle strength my journey would not have been so fruitful.

Clark Harris

(Age 41, Entrepreneur and family man )

To put it simply, Ehren’s program increased the overall quality of my life. I feel more connected to my true self/spirit and more aligned with my purpose than any time I can remember. 

Ehren’s passion and tender care throughout the experience allowed me to have complete trust in his process. I’ve had life coaches before but none brought that kind of authentic heart-based action to the relationship. 

Over the last 20 years, I have tried numerous programs, methodologies, and practices that fall into the “self-growth” category. Ehren’s SpArc Rite’s of passage Program accomplished more in the short 4 months than anything else I’ve tried. (It’s worth noting that many of these past experiences helped prepare me for the work I did with Ehren.) 

I plan to maintain an ongoing level of support from Ehren indefinitely. As a husband, father of 2 young children, business owner and entrepreneur; life manages to knock me off center far too often. It’s nice to know that I have a way home through Ehren when I lose sight of the path. 

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Stacie ( SLR )

(S.L.R., RN, LCSW)

“As a first time journeyer, I was very nervous about what to expect, questioning my decision often. Ehren put me at ease, during the preparation stage…

with his approach educating and offering the details that I needed for my Type A brain to feel more comfortable. More importantly, his kind and gentle soul brought me peace of mind. During the experience, he was respectful, supportive and brought a loving, gentle energy, ready to provide whatever I needed. The sacred space itself was superb and inviting. My only regret is not doing this sooner! I highly recommend Ehren and cannot imagine exploring this experience in any other way! “Thank you” does not encompass the gratitude that I have for him!”

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Sue Kocher

(Retired Nurse, Asheville, NC )

From our first preparatory Zoom session, we were impressed with Ehren’s wisdom, compassionate demeanor, and his eloquence and clarity in explaining the concepts and “homework” that …


would help us to be fully prepared for our journey together. He clearly has undertaken a great deal of study and education in psychology, as well as in the protocols for safe and effective psychedelic use.

Also, either he takes copious notes, or he has an elephant’s memory, or both—because he remembered and referred to our personal stories, habits, and interests that came up as we went through several prep sessions together. We later realized how he carefully used that information to customize a trip session that would help ensure the best “set and setting” for our mushroom experience.

Of course, Ehren was wonderful throughout the journey. He was supportive, insightful, and watchful, without interfering at all with our mental journeys. The serene and beautiful space he provided was perfect—as was the music he chose, and his own very intentional contributions with drums, gongs, crystals, and changing fragrances of herbs and incense.

As a person with a fair amount of psychedelics background, I can sum up my advice to both novice and experienced trippers who are looking to learn and grow through psychedelics: Don’t go it alone, or with friends. Find a skilled trip guide that can help you set your intentions, to embrace whatever appears in your consciousness in each moment, and lean in to the lessons that the medicine has for you. With a guide like Ehren, you are sure to emerged changed in positive ways, for life, and ready for further exploration.

I can recommend Ehren most highly to anyone who wants to explore their own conscious and unconscious awareness through psychedelic medicine and practice.

Ashley Christudason

Ashley Christudason

(Visionary Artist, Educator – Singapore )

“Ehren is a fantastic listener and genuinely cares about your self betterment. He is invested in your overall growth as a person and wants the very best for you. You can feel it and hear it in his voice. 

His heart is in the right place. I felt so comfortable expressing my fears and negative traits to him. He helps create spaces with zero judgement and 100% compassion which allows for one to feel this comfort. Ehren contemplates your unique situation and becomes a heart-driven force to aid in your evolution. His sincerity shines brightly in his ability to provide creative techniques for self actualisation and the removal of negative habits. Ehren has an uncanny ability to bring out aspects of yourself that need to see the light. I believe his inherent goodness as an individual helps in this process. He is a core motivator of the soul and I would highly recommend him as a source of counsel.”

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Carla Morelli

(Principal, Blue Chair Advisory)

“Ehren is a masterful guide for those who seek deeply meaningful transformative experiences. His structured approach creates the best possible opportunity for you to safely push the bounds of what …

you think you are to discover who you truly are. Follow his process and you will not come up short on your journey. Ehren can guide, walk alongside or simply hold space as you go. Quite often, he is doing all three, with an incredible ease and grace that comes from intuition and a profound sense of inner awareness. I am indebted to his deep commitment to not only my own personal expansion, but to all who hold the great opportunity to be touched by his gifted work.”

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(Retired Legal Council)

“Ehren Cruz helped me make an important transition to the next chapter of my life. In selecting a coach and guide for personal exploration and development…


my goal was to find a high integrity practitioner operating in a safe, nurturing environment. Ehren’s integrity, wisdom, kindness and mastery of this domain earned my trust early on and I knew I had found my practitioner. Each of my two journeys with Ehren was meaningful and totally safe, and each generated insights that have enhanced my enjoyment of life and helped to put me on a path to realizing my dharma. I attribute this success to Ehren’s guidance on journey preparation, his expertise in curating a journey for maximum benefit, and his skill in helping me, through integration and coaching, to process the insights from each journey. Having the opportunity to work with Ehren has been a blessing, and I would enthusiastically recommend his services to my dearest friends and loved ones.”

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Maureen Metcalf, MBA

(Founder, Innovative Leadership Institute)

“Ehren facilitated a rite of passage for me. His process was very comprehensive, meetings in advance for preparation, conducting the ceremony …

then structuring a follow-up protocol. His knowledge, care, and extensive research and skill created an event that exceeded my expectations and will have a lasting impact on my development. I appreciate Ehren’s skills, professionalism, and deep care for his clients and partners.”

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M.J. Jiaras, Psy D

(President, Integrated Coaching Solutions)

“I have the great pleasure of recommending Ehren. Not only is Ehren a knowledgeable and talented facilitator of experiences, he is deeply caring and a great guy! 

Ehren’s understanding of ceremony along as well as fostering a transformational space is impressive – and resulted in a deep and meaningful experience for me. I give the highest marks for Ehren and recommend him without any reservations – he’s fantastic!”

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Denice Crow Clark, PHD

(Sole to Soul Therapy & Consulting)

“I had the pleasure of getting to know Ehren through a mutual training endeavor and experienced his leadership in ceremony. He is a dynamic, compassionate, and intuitive leader and coach…

His leadership style is collaborative, inclusive, and insightful. He knows how to bring together individuals and resources in a synergistic manner that results in an outcome far greater than the sum of its parts. 10/10 recommend Ehren not only for his skills and knowledge, but for his tender spirit and powerful soul.”

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Stuart Lynn

(Founder & President of Lynn Group & Lynn Engineering, Texas)

“Ehren took a process that can have a lot of unknowns and uncertainties and made it very transparent and inviting. I was so impressed with his warm spirit, attention to detail, extreme knowledge…

and how he made the entire process fun. If you are looking to get to that next level in whatever area of your life, I highly recommend Ehren. You will not regret it.”

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Jon Pinner

(Asheville, NC)

“My journey with Ehren was something unexpected in the best way possible. Ehren’s knowledge and sincerity was perfect in every phase of the journey from the beginning discussions of the intent to the immersion and then to integration…

There are so many things I could say about Ehren’s grace, compassion and thoughtfulness. He took his time to explain the phases of the process and how to interact with every experience. He is genuine and his interest is fully committed to the service of each person’s journey. I am thankful to Ehren for sharing this time with me and guiding me. Below is a piece from my journal showing two of the many lessons learned that I am so excited to carry forward into my life.

After the deepest phase of the journey, it took awhile to summon the courage to turn and show my emotions openly. The will to turn over and show myself felt like the peak of courage. The moment I embraced that vulnerability there was a wave of joy that moved between my soul and my person. Being my true self has always been a challenge and this experience of overcoming fear was more powerful than words can describe,

Next came a genuine curiosity that I have been working for years to foster. I was so interested in everything. The bush, the tree, the personality of the plants. There was a connection to all of them and a genuine desire to explore without reservation of the unknown or being distracted with whether I should be somewhere else.

Having the knowledge of connecting deeply to curiosity and courage will stick with me for long after the journey.. Thank you Ehren, you have my sincere gratitude”

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Joey Lawrence

My testimonial for Ehren’s offerings flow from a deep sense of gratitude. Ehren brings a lot to the table, including a huge heart, a true devotion to his spiritual path, and a longstanding commitment to professional development…

I’ve had essential experiences of learning, growth and healing under his guidance and care, opening the doorway to greater freedom, authenticity and meaning. How does one quantify the value of this? I don’t know. What I do know is my work with Ehren feels like a blessing. And I can highly recommend him as a coach and facilitator of personal discovery and inner transformation. I feel confident our work together will continue into the future

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Meghan O’Connor

(Asheville, NC)

“I worked with Ehren during a mid-life transition and soul calling towards greater and truer alignment with my life purpose / destiny. Our collaboration started with the Compass coaching program and ended with a plant medicine journey. 

Both aspects were valuable to me and actually dovetailed nicely into an integrative growth experience. I think it’s important to have trust and rapport with whoever you are seeking help with and I easily found both with Ehren.

I can’t speak highly enough of Ehren’s skill, compassion, and knowledge as a guide while navigating difficult inner territory. It’s like he was born for this. During our work together, he was present, available, articulate, and responsive. I felt fully supported throughout my process, and I am forever grateful for the experience!”

Becca Johnson

(RYT200 & Reiki Master)

“I have been drawn to ritual all my life, although I had never been introduced to Qabalah before Ehren’s Hermetic Qabalah course. Working through the material was an eye opening experience with many insightful additions that have enhanced my daily practice. 

Ehren is an incredible soul, easy to approach, well versed in the topic, and brimming with exuberant energy to share with his community. His lectures provided endless paths toward knowledge and reflection, while the ceremonies were awash with magic and mindful presence. The experience left me feeling connected with both a powerful teacher and a beautiful practice. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone looking to deepen their spiritual journey.”

David Defelici

My journey was in a word; profound, both beautiful and challenging. Ehren was there in every way to guide me, with extensive pre-journey sessions and to help integrate my experiences afterward. He’s very serious about what he does and has a depth of knowledge that comes from years of study and personal inquiry…

His study of anthropology and his experience as a producer of world music festivals, gives him a unique background and multicultural perspective. I mention this specifically as these perspectives were particularly helpful to me during our integration sessions.

I have a very hard time writing testimonials because; I’m not good at it. Every time I try to start write Ehren’s, my words just sound trite and hollow. So simply stated:

Ehen is a uniquely gifted, sincere, and kind individual. He has created a space that is peaceful and serene. I cannot imagine a better person or setting to guide me through my journey. Now I consider him a brother.

Jess T

(LMBT, MA, Wellness & Recovery Coach – Asheville, NC)

I felt drawn to work with Ehren because he is such a genuine person and leader, incredibly inspiring and uplifting. His coaching style is fluid and yet profound. He has such a gift, an empowering way with words, timing, and intuition. 

He was always extremely professional and I always left our sessions feeling seen, heard, and supported. I would recommend his services to anyone in a big life transition, struggling through a healing process, or simply needing some guidance through the layers of life work. Thank you Ehren!!”

Leah Young

Leag Young

(Principle at Balanced Living, LLC )

“I appreciated Ehren’s intentional approach to supporting me through my recent psychedelic journey. His process of facilitation begins long before the actual medicine experience.

 He provided me with thought provoking exercises that helped me to prepare myself to make the most of this time of growth. I also appreciated his thorough explanation about the general arc of these kinds of experiences, as this helped me to feel more prepared going into my journey.

I am in awe of Ehren’s commitment to, and reverence for, a variety of spiritual paths. Along with his education and certifications, his path of expansion through a commitment to his own life work makes him uniquely qualified to support others’ in their individual paths towards greater joy and awakening. Throughout my psychedelic experience I felt safe, seen, loved and cared for by Ehren. I would highly recommend him to any family or friends that are looking to experience a powerful shift in their lives.”