January 9, 2023
The Doors of Perception Know your Psychedelic.
Psilocybin containing mushrooms and their psychoactive properties have been used for millennia for healing and transformation. Psilocybin, when ingested, is converted to psilocin and interacts primarily with serotonin receptors. The effect is a non-ordinary state of consciousness that lasts for about 6 hours. In research, Psilocybin’s therapeutic potential is most noted for treatment-resistant depression and illness-related anxiety.Learn More
LSD is synthesized from an extraction of ergot–a fungus that grows on grain. Like psilocybin, LSD affects serotonin receptors and causes psychedelic experiences that last for about 10-12 hours. In research, LSD’s therapeutic potential is most noted for alcohol use disorder and anxiety.Learn More
MDMA is different. It’s referred to as an empathogen vs as a psychedelic, and this fits. It induces strong empathy, positive emotional states and prosocial behavior. MDMA, when used for self-discovery, may help one gain insights, find clarity and embrace difficult memories with empathy and acceptance. In research, MDMA is most noted for good outcomes in people with post-traumatic stress disorder when combined with psychotherapy.Learn More