A look at traditional Mazatec psilocybin mushroom usage, and a comparison to the cliniical therapeutic approach, with an examination of the Mazatec setting and species used in veladas.
Through their experience with psychedelics, individuals may be able to transcend their primary identification with their physical bodies and experience ego-free states, which in turn may generate a new perspective and acceptance.
Activity in the medial prefrontal cortex was consistently decreased by psilocybin, which is of interest as this area has been observed to be hyperactive in people experiencing major depressive episodes. Mindfulness meditation has also been found to reduce activity in these same brain regions.
Psychedelic plants, fungi and animals can provide extremely valuable insights relating to life on this planet. Our species would be foolish to disregard these transformative agents that can be of benefit to ourselves, all life, and our long term future on this planet.
Darkness heals. Up until recently, the only major sources of light at night were starlight, moonlight and firelight. Now many of us are subject to electrical lighting long into the night. This artificial light pollution has a highly detrimental effect.