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Timothy Leary & Psilocybin

Former Harvard Professor Timothy Leary said: 

“I learned more about psychology in the 5 hours after taking psilocybin mushrooms than in the preceding 15 years of studying & doing research in psychology.”

This episode includes highlights of Leary’s life influenced by psilocybin – both ups & downs, an adventurous roller coaster to say the least.

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First Personal Breakthrough with Psilocybin

I was a sophomore in college.
The year was 2010.
It was a beautiful Spring day. 
The story of psilocybin’s first and greatest impact in my life. Heartfelt.
My life was forever changed.

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Doors of Perception Episode

Aldous Huxley describes his experience on Mescalin in the 1950’s and as I read through this book I was in awe at how similar Huxley’s experience was to my first psilocybin trip.

In this episode I discuss 7 quotes from Doors of Perception including my thoughts and some of my experiences that relate to this book. 

Huxley’s Doors of Perception is one of the best books regarding the psychedelic experience.
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Alice in Wonderland & Psilocybin

Ways in which Alice in Wonderland relates to the Psilocybin experience!
New Episode released every Sunday!

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The Zen Art of Journaling

How do you like the vocal sound in this one? (when episode begins around 1 minute) Trying something new.  Let me know via in the comments or via instagram DM @psilocybinstories. Thanks!

Learn how journaling can be used for therapeutic purposes as well as for making sense of your psilocybin experiences!

(P.S. here is THE PSYCHEDELIC TRIP JOURNAL)

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Zen & Psilocybin

How can Zen improve your psilocybin experience? Including Zen stories & how you can begin practicing Zen.

Connect with psychedelic scholars on instagram @psilocybinstories

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Ego & Soul + Meditation

What is Ego? What is Soul?
Plus learn a Soul Meditation practice to get in touch with your Soul.

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Who is Psil Silva?

See into Psil Silva’s upbringing & influences leading to his first life-transforming psilocybin experience.

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How Psychedelic Integration Changed My Life

My first psychedelic experience induced in me epiphanies so profound that I wondered if it was possible to obtain them in my everyday life. This is where my integration process first began — a seed of thought that would later blossom into the physical world. 

Einstein explains this scientific phenomenon:

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”

Months later going into my second psychedelic experience I was prepared to take notes to try and capture the essence of this ineffable dimension (This inspired The Psychedelic Trip Journal).

Check out the rest of the post on Mindleap Health, originally published here.

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11 Things Psilocybin Can Teach Us

Psilocybin, a natural psychedelic element found in hundreds of fungi, has been used for thousands of years in medicinal and ceremonial settings. The current popularization of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) brings with it ancient wisdom containing practical life lessons if we’re willing to listen. Here are eleven.

1. How to Change Our Mind

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

Michael Pollan could not have chosen a better title for his book How to Change Your Mind: “What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.

Pollan’s book title gives insight into the extraordinary potential of psilocybin and other psychedelics which can help us:

  1. Change our minds.
  2. To think more critically.
  3. To alleviate mental illness.
  4. To raise self-awareness.
  5. To take the sting of death away.
  6. To increase compassion and much more.

Read the rest of this post on Mindleap’s site, originally published here.