Magic mushrooms, or Psilocybe Cubensis, are mushrooms we know and love for their psychoactive components psilocybin and psilocin. These psychedelic mushrooms have been used for their magical healing powers since the beginning of humankind—we can even find them displayed throughout art dating all the way back to 5,000 B.C. That is pretty groovy.
Today, psilocybin mushrooms are finally finding their way back into scientific research as a proven ally for people living with depression, anxiety, terminal illnesses and more.
Aiding individuals in healing, coping, and returning back home to a life filled with gratitude, joy, meaning, and connectedness. Mushrooms open the neural pathways to creative and new ways of thinking. Awakening us to the universal puzzle of beauty that is the natural world, and the place we have as a piece in that puzzle.
By preparing to use mushrooms as a ritual tool, with foresight, intention, and some planning, you are harnessing a tool for life changing spiritual and literal breakthroughs. You don’t need to be a “spiritual” person, to profoundly benefit from the experience of psilocybin. Like all psychedelics, intense and sometimes frightening experiences can be part of the journey, but these can be minimized by proper setting and care, and often serve as a necessary part of the transformative experience. Shadow work should be revered, not feared. The following are some ways you can craft your own psychedelic ceremony: a container to house your psilocybin mushroom experience, and guide your trip with intention and safety for optimal results, and ultimately to better your life.