BMWC 8 was held in summer of 2006 in Janov, near to Slavonice. It was very similar to BMWC 7 in its form and the number of participants. The event was organised by a four-member team. The best-remembered parts of the program were body-painting, a pentagram ritual, a shamanic journey to the spirits of plants and separate male and female workshops. The concept of separate spiritual paths of men and women was probed for the first time at this conference and because of its success has become a tradition. This BMWC also had international guests.