(The picture above is a digitally manipulated image made from one of my photos, and not a magic mushroom as far as I know)
I’ve only take psilocybin mushrooms once in my life. When I lived in Colorado, back in the 1970’s there was a book about psilocybin mushrooms that came with a packet of spores and instructions on how to grow them yourself, so I did. When they popped up, I made a sandwich on my birthday with them, and went off to have one of the best birthdays in my life. It was spring and a sunny beautiful day. I remember a magical day, where I gave presents to everyone else. I remember feeling like Spring Incarnate.
It’s been over 40 years and I still remember how wonderful I felt. I had been plagued with depression my whole life, so it was such a relief to just feel good. Now, after reading the following article, I wonder if it did reset my brain, because I seemed to do very well for a long time after that…
The following quotes above are from this article: (https://thethirdwave.co/psychedelics/shrooms/)
“Psilocybin mushrooms have been used in therapeutic settings to treat a wide variety of ailments and disorders including cluster headaches, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety, depression, and addiction.”
“Psilocybin is well-tolerated among healthy individuals. Hormone levels, liver function and toxicity, and blood sugar all appear to be unaffected by mushroom use. . Some researchers are starting to discover that many of psilocybin’s beneficial effects on mental health conditions may be due it its ability to ‘reset’ a control system in the brain. More recent studies have also mirrored these early findings. About 40% of participants in several laboratory studies of psilocybin reported positive, long-term changes in aesthetic experience and their relationship with nature. That is, psilocybin allows for more “cross talk” between brain regions that is typically kept separate, which, researchers speculate, enables a state of “unconstrained cognition.” Many of the same brain activity patterns are also observed during various states of meditation as well.”
Here’s another interesting article: https://qz.com/1196408/scientists-studying-psilocybin-accidentally-proved-the-self-is-an-illusion/
Here are some quotes from the above article;
“Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.”
“Researchers around the world are exploring the drug’s transformative power to help people quit smoking; lower violent crime; treat depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder; and trigger lasting spiritual epiphanies in psychologically healthy people, especially when coupled with meditation or contemplative training.
“Psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, has long been known to deliver therapeutic effects to people with depression, and researchers think this is because the drug helps to revive emotional responsiveness in the brain.”
“What’s so remarkable is this kind of mechanism is actually the opposite effect of a major class of antidepressants used to treat the condition, called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).”
This might explain why antidepressants cause more problems than they solve…
So, God gave us the Mangosteen fruit to cure cancer, Cannabis for pain, and Psilocybin mushrooms for depression and Big Pharma has helped make them all illegal so they can sell their toxic “medications” instead.