What are psychedelics?
Psychedelics are substances that induce a heightened state of consciousness characterized by a hyper-connected brain state. Well known psychedelics are Psilocybin (found in magic mushrooms), DMT (found in ayahuasca), Mescaline (found in peyote and San Pedro cacti) LSD and MDMA.
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"With every breathe, your mind is changing, your spirits intentions are manifesting, your breathe is psychedelic, every moment of your life is psychedelic"
- EE. Lee
WHAT IS PSILOCYBIN?
A naturally occurring psychedelic substance produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms, collectively known as psilocybin (magic) mushrooms. Psilocybin with accompanying psychological support can be used safely to treat a range of psychiatric conditions including: end-of-life anxiety and depression, alcohol and tobacco addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, and treatment-resistant major depression.
The use of psilocybin mushrooms can be traced back thousands of years. These magic mushrooms were used by ancient tribes and civilizations as a means for entering the spiritual world and healing from various physical and psychological ailments. In general, the effects include euphoria, visual and mental hallucinations, changes in perception, a distorted sense of time, spiritual experiences, and can include possible adverse reactions such as nausea and panic attacks.
The intensity and duration of the effects of psilocybin vary, depending on species of mushrooms, dosage, individual physiology, and set and setting. Once ingested, psilocybin is rapidly metabolized to psilocin, which then acts on serotonin receptors in the brain. The mind-altering effects of psilocybin typically last from two to six hours, although to individuals under the influence of psilocybin, the effects may seem to last much longer, since the drug can distort the perception of time. Psilocybin has a low toxicity and a low harm potential. Imagery found on prehistoric artwork of modern-day Spain and Algeria suggests that human usage of psilocybin mushrooms predates recorded history. In Mesoamerica and Egypt, mushrooms had long been consumed in spiritual and divinatory ceremonies before colonization erased many indigenous practices.