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Psilocybin Stories

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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Psilocybin Stories

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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Psilocybin Stories

Ātman, Soul

What does “Soul” really mean?
This episode discusses the Sanskrit word for Soul, Ātman, which is an essential principle in Hinduism. It’s awe-inspiring. It brings us all together. It is filled with love. Find out for yourself!

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Psilocybin Stories

Who is Psil Silva?

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

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Psilocybin Stories

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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Psilocybin Stories

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.

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Psilocybin Stories

Psilocybin SMOKED Smoking

So I finally stopped smoking. October 2nd was a full moon I ingested 30mg of pure psilocybin extract and went for a walk with a good buddy.

I had set my intentions for a good solid week before. Once we arrived at the water fall we ingested another 6 grams and continued our walk.

As we lay in the wood I closed my eyes to kaleidoscope scenes and with the aid of the mushrooms my higher self spoke. This is what it said! 

“Next time you have a desire to smoke ask yourself this question! Is that desire stronger than your desire for all of your passions in life” 

Obviously my answer will always be no and I haven’t had a smoke since.

—Jesse Van Dok
@the.nomadic.phoenix

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Psilocybin Stories

What you need to know about microdosing psilocybin

1—There are different strands of magic mushrooms. Since it’s mostly illegal, you will likely not know how strong the mushrooms you have are, and what effects they might have. So it’s best to begin with a low dose. 

I prefer higher doses, but for microdosing begin with .1 or .2 grams. You most likely won’t feel anything. Even at half a gram you might not feel anything. So begin low, then go from there.

If you don’t want to feel anything, continue with the .1 or .2 grams. If you want to feel some effects, go to 1 gram, and if you want the whole experience, take 3.5 or more grams.

Remember, each person reacts different to psilocybin. If you are taking other medicine, your medicine may effect your trip — whether it makes you not feel anything, or makes you feel something different, it just depends.

Safe bet is to begin with a small amount and go from there.

Anyway I think psychedelics are basically harmless. For me, they have been more than harmless. They have been extremely beneficial, helping me come to accept parts of myself I didn’t like before, increasing my self-awareness, raising my critical thinking skills, and deepening my spirituality.

The education system, and maybe family members, have taught you and I that “All drugs are bad, mmkay”, but that’s not true!!! Some drugs are bad, but some drugs are better than good, like psilocybin.

You might not feel some of the awesome effects of psilocybin if you are microdosing, but if that’s what you want, start with a small amount and then go from there. I’m excited for you.

Happy tripping.

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Psychedelic Books

THE PSYCHEDELIC TRIP JOURNAL

CLICK HERE TO SEE IT ON AMAZON

The Psychedelic Trip Journal has three sections:

Part One prepares you for foreseen factors, protecting you from a bad trip and preparing you for an optimal experience.

Part Two is filled with activities to help ground yourself and enhance your experience. If you’re having a bad trip this section helps shift your focus. If you’re having a good trip this section gets you more in the zone of the present moment — being completely here now.

Part Three is a section of reflection. A place to write and draw what you experienced throughout your psychedelic journey.

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Psilocybin Stories

Psilocybin Can Lead You To Water