Often times, the conversation surrounding Psychedelics includes the association of a hallucination experience. As this may be true, it’s not always the case. Indigenous cultures have been working with Psychedelic plants for many thousands of years for not only physical healing but also spiritual worship. Normally they will work with large quantities of Psychedelic plants in a ceremonial setting. This is what we like to refer to as MACRO-dosing.
There is great benefit to occasional Macro-dosing, depending on the user’s end goal. That might be spiritual enlightenment, higher consciousness, or elevated perception. There are a few names for this type of dosing – Macro, Ceremonial, or Hero Dose.
At John Hopkins University, they have been conducting studies for the last few decades on patients who suffer from depression, end of life anxiety, addiction and PTSD with the use of a Hero dose. This is normally 3-5 grams of Psilocybin (Psychedelic) Mushrooms, administered by and monitored by a professional clinician as the patient occasionions their psychedelic experience.
But for those who choose to work with a MICRO-dose, they may only use .1 – .25 grams of Psilocybin, never actually feeling any affects at all. The purpose is not to necessarily feel anything, but to aid in the re-wiring of their neural network in hopes of achieving much of the same desired affects that Macro-dosing offers.
Both are highly beneficial, but to each it’s own. Which path would you prefer to take?