Inside Jamaica’s magic mushroom retreat for women

*worldwide map of psilocybin mushroom habitat

The mushrooms are grown nearby, dried and ground into a fine powder before being decanted into capsules … This is the first time they’ve had a women only retreat. “The #MeToo movement has demonstrated how common sexual harassment and abuse is in our society,” says Maclean. “We wanted to create a space that was super safe, and hospitable to women – especially women who are suffering from trauma or other things that they might not feel comfortable exploring in a mixed setting.”

It’s been over 50 years since the Summer of Love but psychedelics are finally being taken seriously again. In 2017, researchers at Imperial College London discovered that psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) may have the potential to “reset” the brains of depressed patients … ​MycoMeditations is open to those who suffer from depression, anxiety or trauma, as well as those who don’t – but none of us are here to “party”. We’ve all come with intentions and issues in our personal or professional lives that we want to explore.

Original Article (Independent.co.uk):
Inside Jamaica’s magic mushroom retreat for women
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