Only reckless teenagers and hippies dared to trip on magic mushrooms in the past. Not anymore.
Based on two recent studies, magic mushrooms, or the psychedelic drug psilocybin, may have significant benefits for cancer patients experiencing anxiety and depression. One dose gave 80 percent of patients relief from anxiety for six months. Some were still anxiety-free four years later.
According to researchers, magic mushrooms ease anxiety and depression because of the feeling of love and being “one” with everything. This causes a change in the brain, or neuroplasticity. “Studies using MRI imaging show psilocybin alters brain activity, allowing for communication between regions of your brain that normally do not connect. This is believed to be part of the breakthroughs people report.”
In a December 1, 2016 Time Magazine article, Dinah Bazer tells of her experience taking a single dose of psilocybin in a study at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Dinah said that at first she felt fear and like she was “tumbling through space.” After being calmed by the researchers guiding her, she was able to relax and see her fear as a black mass inside her body. She took control and ordered the black mass out, and it disappeared.
She then ”…started to feel love. I felt like I was being bathed in love and its as overwhelming, amazing, wonderful… The feeling of immense love lingered for weeks, and four years later I still feel it at times. My fear and anxiety were completely removed, and they haven’t come back. …The experience changed how I wanted to live my life. …I used to imagine what it would be like if the cancer recurred, but I don’t think about it the same way anymore. When I don’t feel well and thoughts of a recurrence creep into my mind, I lack fear and simply think, ‘Let’s just see what happens.’”
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Though the benefits of magic mushrooms seem promising, according to Stephen Ross, who led the NYU study, ”If someone goes out and does this themselves, they could have enormous anxiety and paranoia, and can feel much worse. Though I’m sympathetic, I’d strongly recommend people not do that.”
Even in controlled situations, we’re still very leery that the benefits of magic mushrooms outweigh the dangers. This reminds us of how some people claim bong hits of marijuana have few or no side effects. As much as we didn’t want to believe it in our late teens, we now believe all mind-altering drugs negatively affect emotions and mental health, block spiritual growth, and can attract negative entities and spiritual troublemakers.
Additionally, it’s important to consider the physical complications of consuming mind-altering drugs (and excess alcohol), which can include vitamin/mineral deficiencies, liver problems, cognitive problems, and more.
Alternative To Magic Mushrooms For Depression and Anxiety
Instead of masking depression and anxiety with medication and suffering the side effects, or using magic mushrooms and risking the possible side effects, how about identifying and dealing with the source of the problem?
We’ve noticed that most problems can have a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual component. Sometimes, when you address the spiritual part, the others are easier to deal with or even disappear.
After using our free Spiritual Detox script for years, daily for periods of time (which, like peeling an onion, also removes a layer of negative patterns each time), and noticing profound changes in how we feel and our perception and awareness, we are convinced of the importance of clearing ones self of spiritual debris. Whenever we feel anxiety or depression, we take 10 minutes and read the script out loud. By doing so we call in powerful spiritual helpers from the other side that clear away the unseen garbage and we instantly feel better. It’s so simple, some people have a hard time believing it until they try it, but it works.
You are mistaken if you assume that only the most troubled people, or drug addicts or alcoholics have spiritual garbage on board. Just like everyone gets physically dirty from daily life, everyone picks up negative energy everywhere, sometimes in the form of discarnate and dark entities. The more empathetic and sensitive you are to it, the more you’d benefit from a regular clearing.
Diet changes and regular exercise have been proven to be more effective than medications for depression. Address your spiritual, emotional, and mental sides by adding some form of regular spiritual clearing (such as our Spiritual Detox script) along with regular meditation, and you have a winning, side effect-free combination.
For even more profound improvement, we recommend also adding past life regression to find the root cause of any problem. Unfortunately, many people won’t bother because they’ve fallen for the myths and fallacies about it without doing their own research. But for those who are willing to remain objective and look deeper, this spiritual tool and others mentioned above can give awareness and relief. ~Scott Petullo