Magic Mushrooms are the general name of mushrooms that contain psilocybin and psilocyn. Psilocybin is a psychoactive substance that acts on serotonin brain receptors resulting in changes of perception, cognition and emotion. It is a highly visionary natural compound with a long tradition of shamanic use and a close similarity to normal brain chemistry. The mushrooms that we use in our ceremonies are the Magic Truffles. They are non-toxic to the body and completely legal in the Netherlands.
Magic Mushrooms enlighten the brain, free the mind and activate the waking dream state. They expand consciousness, allowing us to realize the wonder of life. They are a key to the circle of oneness and show us how everything is interconnected and interrelated. Magic Mushrooms are honest and playful and take you straight into the realms of your imagination. Your perception gets highly influenced, beyond the world of logics. Defence mechanisms can be bypassed, which enables you to think and feel out of your conventional reality. For thousands of years medicine people have worked with visionary plants to open the pathway between realms, because teacher plants are a profound spiritual tool that can reveal our true nature.
Shamanism is based on the understanding that the sensory/physical world is influenced by immaterial energies which affect the lives of all of us. It inspires to listen to inner guidance, follow your own footsteps and learn from direct communication with the source. It is a way of life to strengthen the connection with nature and the mystery of creation, it is the oldest form of healing and ceremonial magic.
A ceremony is a marking point in time, a rite of passage and an ancient way of setting the space for a conscious transformation, therefore it creates safety and clarity. Our ceremonies are dynamic and alive, with beautiful acoustic music, sensitive songs and powerful chants, silence and sincere sharing around the fireplace. We hold space with a clear structure that leaves space for a playful, open minded and intuitive course, to which you are invited to contribute.
During recent years many scientific research has been done on psilocybin, The results show great promise of using these psycho-active compounds for managing treatment-resistant forms of depression, anxiety, addiction and PTSD. Science is just starting to grasp the tremendous healing and wellness potential of this ancient medicine, both medical as well as psychological and emotional. Psilocybin has a close similarity to our normal brain chemistry and even seems to stimulate the development of new brain cells.
Also we, as workers from the field, see over and over again that when Magic Mushrooms used with respect and sincerity, they can catalyse healthy and lasting life-changes for a person. Here are some scientific studies in regards to how psilocybin can have positive impacts on our life:
– It increases creativity and general trust in life/yourself
– It is heart-opening and increases creativity
– Positive personality alterations
– Unlocks spiritual potential
– Less mental suffering, less judgement
– It generates the lust for life and connectedness
– It creates a deeper understanding on past, recent or future topics
If you are interested in investigating more on this topic we can recommend you a few interesting sites:
• A New Understanding – the science of psychedelics (video)
• Advancing studies on psilocybin for treatment of addictions and other mental disorders, wit the highest standards of scientific research
• Online community with many articles on psychedelics
• A non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana