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Psychedelic Tranquility

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”— James Allen

Will psilocybin mushrooms bring your tranquility?

Maybe, but they can also bring you the opposite of tranquility, momentarily, and when you make it out of the storm alive, you will be wiser than before and more calm than before…

A wise person once said “smooth waters never made for skilled sailors…”

Zen stories are great for contemplation.

They are an enigma as they both increase the mystery, and bring clarity.

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Psychedelic Selflessness

“The man who has forgotten self may be said to have entered Heaven.” 
― Zhuangzi

Something I experienced with the aid of psilocybin mushrooms was a complete ego loss — literally a complete transcendence of myself & an experience of everything outside of myself, but it all felt like me. I was one with everything.

This self that I experienced beyond my ego is, I believe, the divine self, which is who we all truly are. It is an experience beyond form, beyond identification with skin color, gender, & all physical features. 

It is an experience of the Soul.

Meditation is a good practice to begin before considering the psychedelic experience.

Here is a great concise & to the point psychedelic meditation guide:

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Psychedelic Presence

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” 
― Lao Tzu

Because what the psilocybin experience has shown me is that, I’m already there. 


We are all exactly where we are meant to be in this moment. We are already here, always.

The answers anyone seeks in life are always found in the present moment, but the present moment is what people have lost connection with.

Most people are living in the past or future, which in reality, literally do not exist. 

The past does have some impact on the future, but when you realize this, you realize the power of the present moment which is directing your life.

Psilocybin, meditations, & zen stories are helpful resources to connect you with the present moment.

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Psychedelic Knowledge

“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; 
mastering yourself is true power.” 

― Lao Tzu

How many people truly know themselves?

Many people think they know themselves, until they find out they don’t know…

If you really want to learn about yourself, 3-7 grams of psilocybin mushrooms will get you closer to knowing yourself.

Here are some Zen Stories that may also guide you.

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Psychedelic Oceans

“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.”
—Isaac Newton

Psilocybin guides me into this realization – that what each of us knows, even if it’s the most knowledgeable person, is a drop of knowledge in a limitless vast ocean of undiscovered knowledge.

And this realization is far from depressing – it’s ecstatically exciting knowing, as Einstein said: “We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.”

Psilocybin mushrooms as well as other good psychedelics & drugs can & should be utilized to access portals of alien knowledge.

Psychedelics combined with meditation practices are a great starting place.

The 7 Psychedelic Meditations can help you begin.

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Psychedelic Beliefs

“My technique is don’t believe anything. If you believe in something, you are automatically precluded from believing its opposite.”
—Terence McKenna

This technique Terence speaks of is Zen-like.

It remains open to all things.

& in being open to all things, all things are opened to them

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Psychedelic Dreams

“The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.”
—Terence McKenna

So where do we begin?

We begin where we are.

Meditation practices are one of the best ways to get into the collective zen mind.

The higher collective.

And from this sacred space the answers arise naturally.

Together.

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Psychedelic Faith

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” 
– Alan Watts

Psychedelic Faith, simply put, means trusting life – however it turns out to be, & being open to whatever it turns out to be.

It’s like one of those trust falls where you are on a stage and fall backwards into the hands of those entrusted to catch you, and they do.

Psychedelic faith requires letting go of your deeply held ideas, beliefs, and opinions, which can be attained with the practice of Zen in The 7 Psychedelic Meditations.

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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.

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