Psilocybin

Psilocybin is the active component in over 200 species of
‘magic mushrooms.’ Like LSD, psilocybin shows enormous
promise as treatment for addictive behavior and anxiety-based
conditions, as well as precipitating mystical experiences.

Psilocybin

Psilocybin is the active component in over 200 species of ‘magic mushroom’ scattered across the globe and believed by some to have been imbibed by various cultures for time immemorial. Psilocybin itself, plus its close cousin psilocin, were only isolated in the late 1950s. Before the advent of LSD, psilocybin first provided Timothy Leary and his team with the psychedelic sacrament used with their Harvard studies and which led to their alienation from academia.

Like LSD, psilocybin has always shown enormous promise as a treatment for addictive behavior and augmenting psychological counseling for anxiety-based conditions, as well as precipitating mystical experiences. Walter Pahnke’s Marsh Chapel ‘Good Friday’ experiment in 1962 famously triggered life-changing experiences in many participants, including those from religious backgrounds.

Some of the most significant contemporary research on psilocybin is being driven by John Hopkins University, using the compound to treat end-of-life anxiety in terminally ill cancer patients.

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