Psychology

[Psilocybe] mushroom extract [appears] more effective than pure psilocybin in reducing OCD symptoms in mice

Anecdotal and experimental evidence exists showing that the entourage effect is also at work with the compounds found in magic mushrooms… In this study, the research team compared the effects of an extract from Psilocybe argentipes to pure psilocybin using MBB (marble burying behavior) and 5-week old male mice. The results of the study showed…

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Psychology

Integration, rippling

The last steps — community and the environment, or the “world out there,” — are where integration often falls short. The ultimate step in the integration process involves putting our self into service. There is hard work to do here.  As wonderful it is to hear that people reached a state of absolute peace, it…

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Psychology

Here’s how much ‘magic mushroom retreats’… actually cost

While the health benefits of psychedelic mushrooms… are still very much under debate, you can try out this wellness approach for yourself — that is, if you have a couple thousand dollars to spare. When you consider that the average American spends about $271 per day on international vacations (or about $1,900 for a week including airfare), the…

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Psychology

…is a psychedelic experience

Families are experiencing the love of just being together, friends are reconnecting and communities are finding new ways to support each other. Like… experiences with sacred plant medicines and psychedelics, there are always powerful lessons if we are open and willing to look. And each lesson and breakthrough brings with it the ability to create…

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Psychology

After 6 months, 83% of ayahuasca [DMT, MAOI-inhibitor, etc.] users report improved mental health, study says

The new study, published in the Scientific Reports journal, includes two different sub-studies exploring the short- and long-term effects of ayahuasca use. In the first sub-study, researchers from Spain and Brazil administered a psychiatric interview and a number of questionnaires to 40 subjects who never used ayahuasca before, but planned to do so. The interview and questionnaires were…

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