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Preparing for Your Magic Mushroom Journey- Practical Advice from Psychable

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Preparing for Your Magic Mushroom Journey- Practical Advice from Psychable

Psilocybin (also known as magic mushrooms) is a natural psychedelic substance that can be used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes. Psilocybin mushrooms have a long history of therapeutic use and have been used by indigenous cultures for thousands of years. Magic mushrooms are gaining popularity in the Western world, with many people seeking out how to take psilocybin in order to experience its hallucinogenic effects and to benefit their mental health.

Psilocybin mushrooms are currently listed as a Schedule 1 drug and are illegal in the United States and most other countries, but continued research on its health effects may eventually change that status.

Organizations like Psychable and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) are not only focused on spreading awareness and advocating for the decriminalization of psychedelic substances like magic mushrooms but also aim to share information that focuses on harm reduction strategies. One important harm reduction strategy is to ensure that you are adequately prepared for a psychedelic experience. It will help ensure that you are safe and will reduce the likelihood of experiencing a bad trip. We’ve compiled some practical advice from Psychable about how best to prepare for your own personal journey with psychedelics.

Find a Safe Place For Your Magic Mushroom Trip

The first and most important thing you need to do to prepare for your experience with magic mushrooms is to find a safe place where you feel comfortable.

Many people choose an outdoor setting for their magic mushroom experience. Getting outside and connecting with nature is a strong reminder that we are a part of something larger than ourselves. An outdoor setting is often the most popular choice for taking magic mushrooms because it can lead to powerful spiritual experiences.

If you choose an outdoor setting to experience magic mushrooms, consider choosing a place that is far enough away that you won’t encounter distractions. You may want to find somewhere where you can go on a hike or sit quietly and enjoy the views of nature. Having a sober sitter or guide accompany you on your trip is important so that you don’t put yourself in danger around water or roads. You should also make sure that someone knows where you are and how to find you in case of an emergency.

If you choose an indoor setting, a good place would be your own home. Home is typically a comfortable and familiar place where one feels in control. To a certain extent, you can control the environment by altering things like indoor temperature or lighting. You can also control the environment by doing things like diffusing a comforting scent, like lavender, which could help reduce any pre-journey jitters or anxiety.

Your Safe Place Includes People, Too

Finding a safe place also includes making sure you are comfortable with the people you are surrounded with. Especially if this is your first time trying magic mushrooms, it might be helpful for you to have a guide or sober sitter who has experience with taking shrooms. This should be a person you trust and who is committed to staying sober throughout your experience.

Decide if a Psilocybin Retreat is Right For You

Because psilocybin is still illegal in the United States, many people opt to attend magic mushroom retreats, which are often held in South America or other countries. Retreats are held in countries where psilocybin is legal, which makes some people feel more comfortable since they aren’t breaking any laws by partaking.

Magic mushroom retreats are often held in beautiful, tropical settings where the surrounding beaches and lush greenery bring to mind a sense of calm, peace, and closeness with nature. Packages may include lodging, healthy meals, individual check-ins with facilitators or sitters, and guided preparation activities. While this option may not be feasible for all people, for those looking for a holistic wellness experience and who want to focus on their overall mental health, it may be a great choice. You can search for magic mushroom retreats here

Prepare your Mind and Body

Once you are sure you have a safe and comfortable setting, you should prepare your mind and body. This means doing things like getting enough to eat and enough sleep the night before to help with any fatigue or tiredness that comes from traveling if you are going to a retreat somewhere away from home. You also want to make sure to have a good, healthy meal and drink plenty of water. These are all good habits to incorporate into your life anyway!

You’ll want to make sure you have supplies handy that you may need throughout the experience. Here is a list of some things to consider having on hand:

  • Plenty of water or electrolyte heavy beverages (like coconut water) to keep you hydrated, as you may experience fluctuations in body temperature.
  • A notebook or journal and pen so you can record your thoughts and experiences. You may want to come back to these at a later date to fully process your magic mushroom experience.
  • A playlist of calming music. You should choose music that is personal to you and aligns with your taste. If you are using your phone to play music, consider turning it on airplane mode to reduce distractions.

Consider What You Want to Get Out of Your Experience With Magic Mushrooms

It’s important to know what you want to gain from the experience, but also to have realistic expectations. Are you going on a journey for healing? Exploration? What do you hope will be different in your life after your experience with the drug?

If your goal is simply relaxation and introspection, just knowing that should help prepare your body and mind more effectively. But remember that it’s okay if nothing happens- different psychedelic drugs work differently on certain people. Rather than going into the experience with a certain set of expectations, try to approach the experience with curiosity and accept whatever the experience has in store for you.

If you’re going on a journey for healing, then it’s important to be mindful of that intention. If there are unresolved emotions or trauma that need processing, know that your brain may be about to relive some unprocessed emotions, which can be both an intense and positive experience at the same time. Many people find it worthwhile to have a trained therapist help them process and integrate the experience following the journey.

##Understand the Risks of Taking Psilocybin Mushrooms

Psilocybin mushrooms are not addictive but they do carry some mild risk of adverse reactions.

It’s rare for someone to have adverse reactions after taking mushrooms; however, it can happen. The most common adverse reactions are nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. You can reduce your chances of experiencing these adverse reactions by starting with a small dose. How much you take can make a difference in what the effects will feel like.

Take special care to not consume other hallucinogens or drugs while on shrooms, as this can put you at a higher risk of having an adverse reaction and may change the effects.

For more information on how to take psilocybin mushrooms, check out this article.

The Better You Take Care of Your Body the Better You Take Care of Your Spirit

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This show is about how the better you take care of your body the better you take care of your spirit. Trinity fitness inspires people through group fitness to get in the best physical and spiritual shape of their lives. In the Trinity Fitness mission statement they put the physical before the spiritual. The reason behind this is that Jesus was observed throughout the scriptures meeting the physical needs in a person’s life which opened the door to meet their greater spiritual needs. The guest for this show is Jason Palmisano. He is the founder and CEO of Trinity Fitness. Trinity Fitness is a gym that inspires people to get in the best physical and spiritual shape of their lives with no financial obligation. Trinity Fitness’ motto is Healthy People Inside and Out.

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Looking at the Octahedron: Mental and Emotional, Physical and Spiritual BY WINSTON PRICE

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Looking at the Octahedron: Mental and Emotional, Physical and Spiritual BY WINSTON PRICE

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I hope you all did well in your geometry classes.  In past posts I alluded to a fitness square with the corners representing the Physical, the Spiritual, the Emotional and the Mental portions of one’s health.  Well here’s the thing.  The square is actually a Regular Octahedron.   Just in case you need a reminder, a regular octahedron is a Platonic solid composed of eight equilateral triangles, four of which meet at each vertex.  When looking at one’s fitness as an octahedron, one vertex represents physical health, the other vertex symbolizes one’s spiritual health and the square plane is where one’s mental and emotional health reside.   Marking the square ABCD (  ABCD); if point A denotes emotional health, then point C will equal mental health and the line segments joining angle BAD (∠BAD) and angle DCB (∠DCB) construct the connective measures of the angles directly connecting the mental and emotional states of one’s being at multiple points and allowing that there are four points that connect mental and emotional states to one’s physical self and four points that connect mental and emotional states to one’s spiritual self.  This structure allows for the notion that one’s mental and emotional health directly affect their physical and spiritual health; also it notes that one’s physical health and spiritual health directly connect to one’s emotional and mental health.  However, it does not allow that the spiritual and physical states are directly connected.  I contend that one’s physical and spiritual health factors are indirectly connected by the physical and spiritual states being equally connected to the mental and emotional states.  So allowing this to be true, one’s emotional and mental states are directly connected; one’s physical, emotional, and mental states are directly connected; and also, one’s spiritual, emotional, and mental states are directly connected.

I separate the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual states into two groups: Group 1 and Group 2; Group 1 consisting of the mental and emotional states of a being, and the physical and spiritual states representing Group 2.   When working on health and wellness, to make sure you are working most efficiently, work either group or both, not just one part of any group or one from each.  Also, make sure not to solely work on one group.  Make sure that both groups are worked on fittingly.  If one part or group is anemic, then the entire system and each part therein, will not be at their most efficient.  Don’t over focus on one part or group; this will cause a critical imbalance.  Over working a part or group within the system has a tendency to negatively affect that part or group and the other parts or group causing a myopic mindset and a negatively skewed viewpoint toward the other parts or group of which are not being properly attended.

I believe that a fully healthy person will have a positively balance octahedron with all points and connections equally interacting with one another.  Having a positively balanced octahedron is something I feel many people do not adequately work toward when focusing on being a healthy being.  I believe that most will only work on singular parts.  I also believe that the greatest problems people have are dealing with their mental and emotional states of health because it is far too complicated for people to have the acumen of understanding their intrapersonal natures, necessities and desires.  I believe that it is far easier for one to be able to handle their physical and spiritual health because they are quickly given feedback from their social environment to tell them what is right and what is not.  I believe we are educated socially on what is to be correct , and have quick and abundant social/civil grading on how they are by those we are a part.  It seems to me that cultures easily command to those of their populace what is physically and spiritually expectable; and have cultural rules and regulations in place to grade and critique.  However, there seems to me to be a more obscure sight on the mental and emotional grade of one’s self because they find that communicating on an intrapersonal level is far too difficult because whatever one feels and thinks may directly conflict with how one was socially educated.  Example, we are all told that we are to equally love one another no matter what, spiritual regulation by society; however, if you emotionally or mentally love someone the wrong way you are evil and improper.  We are given a proper measure of physical health, body fat percentage; however, if you believe differently and feel better as one’s self at being either over or under that measure you are demonized as an individual.  Also something that I believe puts a great strain on being mentally and emotionally healthy is that there is no rational measure.  It’s all conjecture.  We are told how to look and how to act toward others; however, we are told that if there is anything that makes us believe that what we are taught is not correct then whatever that is will be evil and wrong, and that has a tendency to our mental and emotional state, because as the octahedron dictates, our mental and emotional states of being are directly connected to our physical and spiritual realities.  It is difficult to be open and honest about one’s inner self when who we truly are, mentally and emotionally, might turn us into a demon in the eyes of our society.  It is easier to look the part and act the part.

So the point: before you enter, and/or continue, on your journey of being healthy, become an expert on your Self, your inner self.  Become comfortable with your Self and what you are mentally and emotionally willing to do and capable of doing to better understand who you are, what you want and what you are willing to do to get it.  Work from the inside to the outside.  Work on the outside to the inside. Work on directly affecting everything.


For more information Winston’s his martial arts academy please visit Internal Magnification.  

Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang. As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show. Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.  


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