Non-drug paths to altered consciousness

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There’s a number of ways to altered consciousness. I’ll start with the more everyday changes in conciousness. Sleep deprivation is the altered state the most people are familiar with. It is anxious,  with tunnel vision, vision disturbances, muddled thinking, and yet in other places it is pleasant, where the cannibinoid Oleylethonalamine is released producing sleepiness, warmth, hunger and ease. A variety of body caused ‘highs’ can be produced. The body releases its own opiates, the beta endorphins with a variety of things, like food, sex. Also in exercise, where anandamide, natures THC is released at the same time. A good high intensity work out will give you a great clean buzz. Oxytocin, with it’s MDMA like effect on the brain is connected to bonding. But when talking about altered states, euphoria may not be what people have in mind. A number of physical conditions can produce altered consciousness, such as lack of oxygen, infection or epilepsy. Some epileptics have profound religious like experiences. A fever can in itself produce hallucinations, creating a delirient effect. When I had this, I saw totally … Read More

How to encourage a good trip on psychedelics

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Now I can’t promise anyone they won’t experience distress on psychedelic drugs, but I can say that it will pass – and equally a drug trip can be life changing, euphoric and beautiful. The first thing you should absolutely sure of is, what drug you have, and how much you should take. If you are dealing with magic mushrooms for example, you should absolutely stop over at the mushroom forum here on TripMe and get help with the ID, as well as research appropriate dosages for that species. Know your drug. Mushroom ID forum It’s hard to emphasize how important some of these things can be to those who haven’t experienced psychedelic states, but please be aware, your inner thoughts and feelings will be large, and your logic and normal capabilities diminished. It’s better to have everything in place first. Trip Setting The environment you choose to trip in is very important. You want an environment that is both happy and relaxing to you. Consider carefully how the place you are considering, makes you feel. It’s a great idea to … Read More

The Inner Revolution & Micro-dosing LSD

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Since the 1960’s counter cultural revolution, modern society has been influenced by a new ‘inner’ culture. Psychedelics and mysticism. The science of which has moved us from a culture of deep scepticism and stoicism, to one that routinely practices  mystic techniques such as mindfulness in psychology/psychiatry, hypnosis and NLP in sports and in business and has established the benefits of many practices like yoga, meditation, floatation and so on. Very recently we have seen a massive recent rise in the use of floatation (sensory deprivation) as a means of enhancing creatively and mental health, especially amongst competitive professionals, and it seems like psychedelics are also having a new revolution right now, as a with a similar set- success seeking millennials such as those in Silicon Valley. What is Microdosing? “Micro-dosing” is the practice of taking a ‘sub-perceptual’ dose of a psychedelic, and going about one’s normal routine. It’s said to make people more open, happy,  more productive and enhance creativity and problem solving, also increasing sporting or exercise performance without producing typically mind altered subjective effects that might interfere with … Read More

The New Zealand Magic Mushroom Season

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As the days get colder, and wetter, Psychedelic mushrooms containing psilocybin begin to bloom in damp shaded spaces, and some of NZ’s illicit inner space adventurers will get to some serious tripping. Last week I gave a bit of a background and the effects of magic mushrooms, for those who are interested it’s below this article. However, as anyone who knows anything about mushroom hunting knows, there are numerous misidentifications that can be actually fatal. You have to be careful out there! If you need help identifying a suspected ‘magic mushroom’, I would strongly advise you to check with the more experienced people in this subforum on TripMe. They have all sorts of information including hunting guides, it’s a genuinely great resource that people should check out: http://www.tripme.co.nz/forums/forumdisplay.php?28-Mushroom-ID If you are unsure if your mushrooms are ‘magic’, absolutely check here and be SAFE. Please DO NOT use the photo’s in this article for ID, post an ID request in the TripMe forum instead. What are “Blue Meanies” and “Gold Tops” Gold Tops, which refers to Psilocybe cubensis or subcubensis more … Read More

Magic Mushrooms

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With magic mushroom season approaching, I thought it might be nice to talk about their history, and what they do. As much as describing mushrooms, is like describing travel! Ancient evidence suggests that shamanic use of magic mushrooms stretches back far into our history, how far no one knows.  The mushrooms were used extensively across ancient Mesoamerica, especially in the Aztec culture – which it must be said, was very driven by psychedelic thinking.  There are hints of their use in other places, such as the symbolism and language surrounding NZ’s Weraroa mushroom. The suppression of the fungi’s use by the Spanish, calling it a means of summoning evil spirits, pre-dates the beginning of prohibition, much like the taboo surrounding the use of Kava in missionary settled pacific communities. Indeed, this cultural oppression, and xenophobia, manifests much like the reefer madness did – as a in-group, out-group intolerance – and perhaps that is the true origin of prohibition. Before I get into what is happening to your brain, and what the potential positive sides are regarding those effects- let me describe briefly what … Read More