Wednesday, August 4, 2021

"Your idea of reality is too limited."


hola relatives - given the "mushroom musings" I will be talking about in this evening's LLN gathering i thought you might find some of the research referred to below of interest.  


A  Reflection Statement to take into your ponderings is something that Danish physicist Niels Bohr,  who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922, made to Albert Einstein -


"Your idea of reality is too limited."


my add-on -  We are linked with and embedded in something we do not see in ordinary consciousness but which psychedelic mushrooms,  taken skillfully and respectfully, can open the doors of perception.   


Mushroom Research -

Psilocybin is in the psychedelic headlines, and rightly so: the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms is being shown in study after study to assist in relieving PTSD and trauma, to grow new brain cells, lift depression, and perhaps induce a mystical experience that may transform the way you see the world and your relationship with it. 

The usage of mind-altering mushrooms pervades many cultures across the world and has influenced many ancient civilizations. Magic mushrooms can be seen represented in early cave art, and they were revered in Mesoamerican cultures like the Aztec, who referred to them as teonanacatl, meaning "god’s flesh". 


Covid-19 Frontline Workers 
To Receive Psilocybin Therapy

The research team primarily aims to investigate the effectiveness of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy against depression, anxiety, burnout, and post-traumatic stress. As well as offering brave frontline workers potential relief from their experiences, this research marks another step forward in the utilization of psychedelics to heal the human psyche from traumatic and painful experiences. 


Study: Psychedelic Mushrooms 
Alleviate Symptoms of OCD

Each year, an estimated 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental illness characterized by obsessive thought patterns and repetitive behavior. A new study now links psilocybin to decreases in OCD symptoms. 


Magic mushrooms first came into modern Western awareness unexpectedly in mid-1957, when homes across white-picket-fenced America received a Life magazine with the headline story "Seeking the Magic Mushroom," by one R. Gordon Wasson.


Psilocybin Healed Me From Crippling Depression And Anxiety

by Alexander

Any therapy that uses the mood-lifting features of music is called music therapy. The idea is to improve the mental, physical, and overall health and well-being of the person undergoing the therapy and to relieve the stress and anxiety of life. 


Psilocybin Switches Off Part Of Brain 
That Causes Depression

by Reshma Biring

We’ve [discovered] that these drugs have quite profound effects; for instance, they switch off the part of the brain that causes depression. Now we’re doing a trial using psilocybin to treat depression because we think where conventional treatments fail, psilocybin might work. 


Wasson, a banker with Chase Manhattan, and his wife Valentina (both amateur mycologists) visited the indigenous Mexican healer Maria SabinaThey were the first modern Westerners to take part in the indigenous velada or mushroom healing ceremony

Maria Sabina knew the mushrooms help to heal. She said: "The mushrooms have power because they are the flesh of God.” The psychedelic vision Wasson revealed to Life magazine was the first blush of what was to become the psychedelic revolution. Now, decades later, science is backing up the indigenous wisdom, and things have come full circle. 


Can Psilocybin Outperform 
Standard Antidepressants?

Psilocybin has shown real promise in treating depression. Part of what sets it apart from more conventional antidepressants is that it can reset a person’s system on many different levels at once: mental, emotional, spiritual, and chemical. But is it equal or more effective than antidepressants? 

Psilocybin Builds Positive Connections 
in the Brain

In a formal study, a group of Danish scientists found that a single psychoactive dose of psilocybin increased the connectivity between neurons in the brains of pigs, which are structurally similar to human brains. 

Back in the late seventies, I joined a group of sailors and hippie sailors to pick mushrooms in a Southern Fla. pasture. They are beautiful in the sunrise dew. shaped like a breast with the Aurelia but not the nipple. We stopped at the nearest I hop and added them to our eggs, freshly picked. Later on we had them sauteed with garlic on a sailboat. The night was clear and each star sent me a ray of light to each follicle of my brushed out curly afro. For the first time in my life, I felt like I belonged here, that I had a purpose here. This was after my abusive childhood, when I was told over and over again, that I was lazy, no good, and would never make it. However, every time I thought of taking them again, I got a headache. Gratefully, I did not feel like an alien anymore, that life is beautiful, the planet is mine to enjoy and learn from. I started studying yoga, reading Krishnamurti, meditating, chanting visualizing, so I thank mushrooms for helping start my journey inward and outward. Thanks for the memories and your teaching Tomas.   BLESSINGS GALORE, Ron

Top 10 Psilocybin Studies Of 
The Last Decade

by Dr. Sam Gandy

When I was in my late teens I first experienced my first real bout of depression, precipitated by the social isolation that came from acute social anxiety. I felt insecure and inadequate amongst my peers, so avoided socializing completely unless alcohol was involved. 


Psilocybin Brings Relief from 
Migraine Headaches

Over 10% of people across the world suffer from terrible headaches and migraines – debilitating conditions that leave them in pain and incapacitated. New psychedelic research has now shown that psilocybin – the active chemical in "magic" mushrooms – can bring relief. 



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