Every season brings new beginnings. As autumn sets in, mushrooms start to pop up from the ground in many parts of the world. Mushrooms are not just a source of nutrients, but also a source of medicine.
Hallucinogenic mushrooms are indigenous to Europe and have been used for centuries as medicines. Some cultures even have a spiritual relationship with magic mushrooms, and they consider these fungi sacred.
Hallucinogens gained widespread use in the 1960s and 70s before they were banned. With the ban, research into psychedelics also declined.. Recently, interest in psychedelics has risen and new findings show their medicinal benefits could provide a gateway to a better life.
Based on the new findings, legal restrictions on the use of psychedelics are loosening. You can now find dried mushrooms being sold at your local gas station.
Some people just take the mushrooms for their euphoric effect while some go for the more therapeutic benefits. Whatever the reason, magic mushrooms are the gateway to a better life, and here is why:
1. Mushrooms Can Change Your View of The World
Magic mushrooms contain a psychedelic chemical called psilocybin. When psilocybin interacts with the brain, it rewires brain communication pathways. The result changes the way in which the brain operates.
When you take a magic mushroom, the brain chemical reaction works in a way that dissolves your ego. Scientists now say that this temporal ego loss can be beneficial to the mind and can even be life-changing for some people.
When experiencing the high of the psychedelic effect, the individual feels more alive and connected with the surroundings. These experiences help one see life in a different way.
Magic mushrooms open up the mind and the individual can think about life, circumstances, and the universe in general, in a different way. This way, the person comes to the realization that there is something greater in life than the individual.
2. Mushrooms Can Help You Find Purpose in Life
Another amazing connection with magic mushrooms is their ability to inspire a new sense of meaning and purpose in life. By dissolving the ego, psilocybin relieves the brain of past perceptions and a new sense of self develops.
When you take a magic mushroom trip, the experience brings forth transpersonal insights and a sense of belonging. The feelings of isolation fade and a sense of connection develops.
In the psychedelic state, the individual realizes that there is more to life than they might have thought. For some individuals, this transformation can be life-long.
3. Treatment For PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression
The main reason psychedelics exploded in the 60s and 70s was their ability to suppress depression. Many people were facing the economic effects of the cold war and psychedelics provided a gateway from all that stressful life.
Psilocybin mushrooms have been a source of spiritual and psychological healing for many years. The psychoactive properties of the mushrooms react with the brain in a way that can inspire hope.
Modern studies on neuroscience have confirmed that psilocybin acts on serotonin receptors in the brain. A neurotransmitter that causes wellbeing and happiness, Serotonin is commonly known as the ‘happy chemical.’
By its action with these receptors, psilocybin produces a variety of consciousness-altering effects. Happiness is one of the main outcomes that are similar to the effect of serotonin.
The psychoactive effects of psilocybin can be beneficial in treating treatment-resistant depression. The therapeutics effects also show positive effects in the treatment of anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
4. Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy
Many people struggle with addiction and they keep relapsing even after trying some of the best treatments available. What if there was one single drug that could cure addiction without adverse side effects?
The answer could be in magic mushrooms. Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy is gaining prominence as a treatment for smoking cessation as well as other addictions.
Psychedelics have the ability to access inner realms of consciousness that other treatments cannot reach. When used judiciously, the psychoactive properties of magic mushrooms and magic truffles can help individuals recovering from addiction manage the withdrawal symptoms, and stop the craving.
The fact that magic mushrooms can help individuals find purpose in life is also another reason they can offer better treatment for addiction.
Drugs are part of the sources of addiction. Addiction normally arises from a lack of sense of meaning in life. When an individual lacks meaning, value, and purpose, they turn to drugs to help them escape from the psychological pain of lack of meaning.
Psychedelics can help individuals find this meaning in life and escape from their addictive behaviors.
Recent research into magic mushrooms indicates that these plants could be the cure for many psychological conditions. Studies are still being conducted but the results are promising.
Like many other drugs, the use of magic mushrooms for recreational or therapeutic benefits requires a moderate application. However, the good thing about magic mushrooms is that they are not addictive.
Psychedelic mushrooms also have few adverse side effects. This gives them a big advantage over commercial drugs for the treatment of depression, withdrawal symptoms, or even for recreational use.
Disclaimer: This post is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.