Psychedelics are substances that can improve and refine perception, making mental processes more accessible, visible compared to the usual consciousness we have in our normal everyday life. In other words, psychedelics can reveal the boundaries of perception of the inner and outer world, reducing the usual “filtering processes” that the brain sets.
As a result of the prohibitive laws of the 1970s, the psychedelic industry became largely inactive.
Labs producing high quality psychedelic mushroom spores tell us that there is currently an explosion of studies on the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, including on the magic mushrooms.
Recent questions about research on psychedelic mushrooms are related to the temporary burst of neural connections they cause, which does not normally exist, as well as their potential to be used in psychiatric treatments, due to their promising effects on depression.
Based on what scientists have discovered so far, it is clear that more research is needed on psilocybin, an area that has long been limited by legal restrictions. Participants in these studies are carefully dosed and monitored by experts, and their sessions are often complemented by counseling to help them process the experience.
We still have a lot to learn about how magic mushrooms affect the human brain. But thanks to thousands of years of experience – and a wave of modern research – we have learned at least enough to know that it is worth learning more.