Psychology

How to get the dose right with psilocybin truffles

Below, [they will share their] calculations to match the doses of synthetic psilocybin used in 4 major and influential studies to the corresponding dose of magic truffles. Synthetic psilocybin is easy to measure and dose compared to raw mushrooms, and is therefore used exclusively in clinical trials. [Sclerotium are psilocybin fungus grown underground and share the same effects/ingredients…

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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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Biography/Memoir

…official call to decriminalize psychedelics… to be heard…

Highlighting that some psychedelics are already on their way to liberalization, [Member of Parliament] Paul Manly pointed to other North American jurisdictions that have decriminalized. Denver, Colorado, became the first U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms [including decriminalizing home cultivation for personal, non-commodified use] following a narrow vote last May [2019].  Last year, Vancouver city Coun. Melissa…

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Science

Psychedelics [& entheogens/ethnobotanicals] may relieve chronic pain via changes in brain neuroplasticity

…studies have shown that over time, acute pain transforms into chronic pain via neuroplasticity. 5-HT2A receptor activation by psychedelics may lead to rewiring in the brain + reduced inflammation = reduced nociception (the perception of a painful or injurious stimulus). Original Article (Psychedelic Science):Psychedelics may relieve chronic pain via changes in brain neuroplasticityArtwork Fair Use: Borsook…

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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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