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How To Safely Use Magic Mushrooms For The First Time

Exploring magic mushrooms for the first time can feel overwhelming. Psilocybin mushrooms, known as magic mushrooms, carry strong psychedelic effects. This article guides you through using them safely and positively, covering everything from preparation to consumption.Keep reading to learn how to Safely Use Magic Mushrooms for the first time!Key TakeawaysStart with a small dose, about 0.8 grams of dried magic mushrooms, to see how you feel before taking more.Choose a safe and comfortable place for your experience. Feeling calm and …
The Comprehensive History of Magic Mushrooms: A Deep Dive into Psilocybin’s Past and Cultural ImpactCanada Shrooms

The Comprehensive History of Magic Mushrooms: A Deep Dive into Psilocybin’s Past and Cultural Impact

Introduction: The Enigmatic World of Magic MushroomsMagic mushrooms, scientifically known as Psilocybe species, have been deeply ingrained in human history and culture for thousands of years. These fascinating fungi, revered for their psychedelic properties, have played a pivotal role in the spiritual, medical, and social realms of various civilizations. This article aims to illuminate the historical trajectory of magic mushrooms, from ancient rites to modern science.Antiquity: The Early Encounters with Psychedelic MushroomsMesoamerica: The Sacred TeonanácatlLong before Western civilizations documented their …

Psychedelic drugs might help treat mental health disorders study says

A new study suggests illicit drugs, such as magic mushrooms, have the potential to ease anxiety and PTSDOn the Coast · CBC News · Posted: Sep 08, 2015 7:38 PM PT | Last Updated: September 8, 2015Psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, is one of the substances being studied for it's effects on anxiety.LSD, magic mushrooms and ecstasy are well known street drugs not usually associated with medical treatment.But that could be changing.In a new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers …
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‘Magic mushroom’ drug can reduce anxiety and depression for years: study

A single dose of psilocybin, a compound found in "magic mushrooms," provides long-term relief of anxiety and depression in cancer patients, a new study finds.In fact, cancer patients who were given psilocybin reported reductions in anxiety, depression, hopelessness, demoralization, and death anxiety more than four years after receiving the dose in combination with psychotherapy."Our findings strongly suggest that psilocybin therapy is a promising means of improving the emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of patients with life-threatening cancer," said Dr. Stephen …

The growing push for medical use of psilocybin in Canada

TORONTO -- Growing evidence about the powers of psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by several species of mushrooms, being used to treat anxiety and depression has inspired advocates to file a federal court challenge next month to allow its use to treat terminally ill patients.Psychotherapist and professor at the University of Victoria Bruce Tobin has been on the forefront of those advocating to end the prohibition of the drug – highlighting its potential for cancer patients …

Low Doses of Psilocybin Help Extinguish Conditioned Fear

By Ross PomeroyResearchers have discovered that low doses of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, speed the extinction of the conditioned fear response in mice. The results could pave the way for psilocybin to be explored as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other related conditions in humans.Reporting in the journal Experimental Brain Research, a team led by Dr. Briony Catlow of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development sought to determine how …

Psilocybin: A Journey Beyond the Fear of Death?

In one of the largest and most rigorous clinical investigations of psychedelic drugs to date, researchers at Johns Hopkins University and New York University have found that a single dose of psilocybin—the psychoactive compound in “magic” mushrooms—substantially diminished depression and anxiety in patients with advanced cancer.Psychedelics were the subject of a flurry of serious medical research in the 1960s, when many scientists believed some of the mind-bending compounds held tremendous therapeutic promise for treating a number of conditions including severe …

Not your average fungi: Magic mushrooms follow cannabis for potential health benefits

With cannabis now legal in Canada, a new drug — Psilocybe cubensis (‘magic mushroom or ‘shrooms’) — has started to grow on those with depression and addictions.These mushrooms are eaten raw, cooked, or mixed in juice or tea (fungus delight). They can also be dried, crushed into powder, then snorted.Magic mushrooms commonly grow in both North and Central America and are used for ancient rituals performed by healers and shamans.Maria Sabina, a Mazatec healer and shaman …
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