Would you care for a drop of LSD in your morning tea? A capsule of psilocybin-mushroom dust with your daily vitamins? But, can you really call yourself a “psychonaut” — a savvy explorer of psychedelic terrain — if you’ve never actually tripped? It’d be like saying you know what weed is like, even if you’ve only ever tried CBD.
Intention is everything. The higher the dose, the more likely you are to experience ego dissolution or an out-of-body sensation… without the proper context, prior education, or set and setting – one’s internal mindset and their external environment – a full dose trip might be too much for some people… So that brings us to the idea that some new psychonauts may indeed want to “start low and go slow,” as they say in the psychedelic community. After all, you can always take more, but you can never take less.