350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Are we approaching a tipping point, or are we already at one? What role do psilocybin mushrooms play in this?
This disease of civilization has contributed to increased interest in natural psychedelic agents such as psilocybin mushrooms(read more) . Many people choose to take such steps because they see no salvation for themselves even in modern medicines. Especially in drug-resistant depression. Psychiatry has not made significant advances, and it seems that nature has taken the matter into its own hands AGAIN.
Mother Earth has been taking care of us since time immemorial.
For 12,000 years(the history of psilocybin), and perhaps even earlier, psilocybin mushrooms have served humans and naturally cared for the state of the human psyche. In Terence MCKenna ‘s theory, they were even influential in accelerating human evolution.
Today we are seeing a return to the source, to nature. Along with the movement to decriminalize psychedelics, there is talk in the air about psilocybin mushrooms, arguably the most readily available, as these grow in forests and meadows.
Are psilocybin mushrooms safe?
Although psilocybin mushrooms are the lowest in the harm classification of psychoactive substances, they should be handled with great caution.
Sylvia and Peter from Acid Time-an educational program about psychedelics-have very nicely called the mushroom-ceremony experience.
The potential of psilocybin mushrooms is so great that using them for recreational purposes is a kind of waste of their power. To fully understand them-it is important to properly prepare for the experience.
Taking is NOT advisable for people with psychotic tendencies, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. Even if – we are not the ones who are sick, but we have a family predisposition to mental illness – let’s not take psychedelics!
It is inadvisable to use psychedelics to people taking SSRI antidepressants, they significantly weaken the effect of psychoactive substances. After completing therapy with antidepressants, you should wait a longer period of time if you decide to use psilocybin. Withdrawal necessarily takes place in consultation with a doctor.
Many people ask themselves whether psilocybin mushrooms are safe? Among them, it is not uncommon to find people with all sorts of mental disorders who see mushrooms as their salvation. This is why it is so important to conduct further research on psilocybin, and thus to support governments that block this research.
How to prepare for a trip with psilocybin mushrooms? That is, set&setting.
This acronym stands for our preparation for the psychedelic experience. It includes our mental condition- SET, and the space we will be in during the trip- SETTING.
Our body is our temple! Make sure not to party the day before, don’t take drugs, get enough sleep. A well-rested body is essential. A morning jog or walk is advisable, but don’t go crazy. It is better not to have sourdough.
Equally important is the mental attitude, it is best not to expect anything. If you enter a trip riddled with problems and negative thoughts, you can be sure that your mood state will be multiplied and you will confront the problem strongly. The fungus always presses where it hurts the most. If you think/think about a bad trip-you will certainly experience it, if you think you will experience enlightenment-you will probably be disappointed. The first time you go, it’s a good idea to make sure you have a good mood, be cheerful and think about the positive things that have recently happened to you.
It is imperative to make sure that the place where you will take mushrooms is friendly. The most profound experiences come when we feel completely safe, preferably at home. Save your nature travels for later. It is worth taking care of a cozy light, a few pillows and a blanket. This will be complemented by the preparation of appropriate music in advance. Classical music is great, but also oriental music. We highly recommend our list of psychodelicroom.co.uk
Complementing the security issue is a person who will take care of you – tripstter . The presence of someone well experienced in psychedelic travel is crucial. It will give you a sense of comfort, and will provide support if needed, should the experience begin to overwhelm you. You may feel fear, confusion, physical discomfort and even nausea. Tripsitter will know what to do then. It should be a trusted person with whom you will not feel uncomfortable. The experience may be mild and you may have only positive impressions, but it may also be a confrontation with your Ego, and this can already make a mess in your head. We discuss the topic of set & setting more extensively here.
When answering the question of whether psilocybin mushrooms are safe, it’s worth delving into the subject and educating yourself, because they’re not toys. We highly recommend looking here psychedelics.org and also reading some books, such as those by Terence MCKenna, a psychedelic philosopher and ethnobotanist. One thing is certain, no two trips are the same.
The text is based on the subjective opinion of the author, in no way encourages the use of psychoactive drugs.
The content on psychodelicroom.co.uk is educational, research, and is an expression of many opinions, to which one should reserve. We do not encourage or even discourage the use of any means of influencing consciousness, all of which can both cure and do great harm. In particular, we advise against growing mushrooms from growkits in countries where it is illegal – min. in Poland – because it involves criminal liability. We recommend that growkits purchased from us be disposed of 72 hours after receipt.