Magic mushrooms deliver an altered state of consciousness and a deep sense of spirituality. Though “spirituality” may sound like mumbo-jumbo, psilocybin can help people focus on the present moment and separate themselves from their ego, creating feelings of empathy for others and a shift in perspective that outlasts the trip.
The Art of Shamanic Practices with Magic Mushrooms in Calgary
The psychedelic compound in mushrooms is not legal for sale or possession in Canada, but people are still finding ways to get the drugs they need. One Vancouver man, for example, OrganicShroomCanada is running a dispensary out of his house that calls itself the first Medical Psilocybin Dispensary. He hopes to eventually expand his business.
Many people use shrooms for fun, but they can also have therapeutic effects. They can increase empathy for others and produce feelings of optimism and oneness that can have a profound impact on mental/physical wellness. Some people who take mushrooms with friends or loved ones say they experience deeper, more meaningful conversations that last well after the trip is over.
Other users find that a microdose of mushrooms can increase their mental acuity, creativity and emotional intelligence. The practice is called “microdosing” and it’s a growing trend, particularly among developers, engineers and other professionals involved in highly cerebral work.
A client who recently used shrooms to treat severe debilitating depression says it helped him reconnect with reality and feel a sense of purpose again. But despite his success, he remains frustrated by the way the government shuts down avenues to purchase mushrooms.