Here are our responses to questions we receive most often from journeyers like you.
Psilocybin is the active ingredient in more than 200 species of magic mushrooms and truffles. Psilocybin-containing fungi grow in environments such as tropical and subtropical humid forests. They are also cultivated indoors by professional and amateur mycologists.
Although psilocybin and the fungi that contain it are still illegal in many parts of the world, the stigma surrounding their use is fading quickly due to the recent surge of positive research studies, anecdotal accounts, and companies championing the use of psychedelics.
Human beings have used psilocybin throughout history for spiritual and personal growth purposes. Ancient rock art in Algeria and Spain depicting mushroom use is estimated to be thousands of years old.
According to the “Stoned Ape Theory” originated by Terence McKenna, an American ethnobotanist and psychedelics advocate, the discovery of magic mushrooms about 200,000 years ago was responsible for birthing language, strengthening community, and the doubling in size of the human brain.
Psilocybin is widely regarded as a safe substance. In a 2010 study that ranked the safety of various drugs based on measurements of how a drug harms the individual and others, psilocybin was shown to be the safest out of 20 substances. It was a full 12x safer than alcohol and more than 4x safer than tobacco. Simple factors such as having a guide present and being in a quiet indoor or secluded outdoor area can ensure safety.
Research suggests that psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy can improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, and other psychosomatic conditions. It can also produce mystical states in which journeyers experience other-worldly visions or feelings of unconditional love, compassion, and peace. In addition to the clinical research, there are plenty of personal stories from those who have experienced the benefits of psilocybin.
Many suffering from depression and anxiety have benefitted from using psilocybin in a safe setting with proper mental and emotional support. Those who commit to sitting with and developing curiosity about difficult emotions may enjoy tremendous growth and healing with the help of psilocybin. We have worked with countless journeyers whose mental health has improved after incorporating mushrooms into their lives.
Committing to a regular microdosing schedule for a few weeks or months can be a safe and effective start toward establishing long-lasting change. For some, positive results can manifest almost overnight. In contrast, for others, several days, weeks, or months are necessary for the benefits to become apparent. Developing one’s capacity to practice faith, fortitude, and patience amid difficulties is essential to the work.
We recommend taking a holistic approach when working through depression and anxiety, seeking to understand and work with these conditions rather than attempting to rid yourself of them. Along with taking mushrooms, developing a solid support network, establishing healthy routines, and practicing gratitude and generosity is vital.
Please see this Antidepressant & Psychedelic Drug Interaction Chart.
If you want to learn more about drug interactions or receive a personalized consultation, please consider exploring the work of Spirit Pharmacist, Dr. Emily Kulpa, The Holistic Apothec, Dr. Erica Zelfand, or Jen Zuckerman.
As a general rule, we request that you commit to tapering off certain medications as a prerequisite for working with us, as many pharmaceutical substances are contraindicated for psilocybin and can adversely affect your mental health.
Some people have used microdosing to help them transition from certain medications. Others prefer tapering off previous medications before starting with mushrooms.
We suggest you consult with experienced medical or mental health professionals familiar with psychedelic substances and can advise and support you during the often complex process of replacing medication with mushrooms.
In most parts of the world, magic mushrooms and psilocybin are still illegal. However, thanks to the growing number of success stories and medical studies showing the efficacy of psilocybin, the stigma is fading quickly, and some governments are moving toward legalization.
A few US cities (Denver, Oakland, Ann Arbor, Santa Cruz, Cambridge, Somerville, Northampton, Easthampton, Detroit, Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington DC) have decriminalized psychedelics. Two US state (Oregon and Colorado) has passed legislation to legalize psilocybin services. Several other cities and states are working on similar initiatives. To see a complete overview of decriminalization efforts in the US, please visit this page.
For a more complete overview of the legality of psilocybin around the world, please see this page.
We work with healthcare providers who want to deepen their spiritual practice by consuming psilocybin or sharing with their clients. We enjoy working with those who are humble, respectful, open, coachable, generous, and financially stable. Journeyers should be at least 21 years old.
We offer flexible at home programs for those who wish to begin the mushroom journey in the comfort of their own homes.
We also partner with healthcare providers who wish to share psilocybin with those under their care.
If these programs do not meet your needs, please consider visiting psychedelic support, psychable, or tripsitters directory to explore other options.
We offer a free consultation to nearly everyone who reaches out with sincere intentions. Even if our programs may not be a good fit, we are happy to connect with you and help you explore other options.
No, we are not licensed therapists.
We have developed confidence in our capabilities as psychedelic professionals through our extensive experience organizing psilocybin retreats and holding space for thousands of journeyers.
If you seek licensed practitioners for private journey work, please consider visiting psychedelic support, psychable, or tripsitters directory to explore additional options.
We keep all personal information strictly confidential. If you participate in the retreat program, we only share your information with those providing care during your retreat to optimize your experience.
In terms of psychedelic substances, we work solely with psilocybin. We are happy to connect with other medicines when appropriate.
We do offer distance support for those who are part of the at home program.
We do not provide formal tripsitting services for those who ingest larger doses of mushrooms or other psychedelics. Of course, if you have an emergency and we are available, we will do our best to support you. We are also here for you before and after your journeys.
Please call the fireside project at 623-473-7433 for any psychedelic emergencies.
We have options for you to donate with credit/debit card or bank transfer. We will share this information with you on the Signal App once we decide to work together.
Since 2018, we have had plenty of experience working with healthcare providers and their clients. We understand your needs. We create and share all our items with love, mindfulness, and pure intentions. We offer unlimited support for both you and your patients.
We offer three options:
- You can send them to our main website
- You can send them to a unique landing page that we create for you so we can keep track of those you refer
- You can connect us directly on signal
We have our operations on the US West Coast.
We accept donations through a standard payment processing site that we will share with each client after they put in their order.
All shipping costs are included in the suggested donations on the menu we share. We usually ship within one or two business days.
We can ship anywhere in the United States.
We use mass spectrometry to test our items. We are happy to share lab reports and strain information upon request.
Yes. We are happy to discuss this during our first call.
Please fill out the form on this page. We will respond with an invitation to the Signal App, where we can set up a video call to connect. This first conversation will allow us to get to know you better and understand your unique situation while giving you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We use Signal because it is encrypted and safe for sensitive communications.
The at home psilocybin program begins with an initial video consultation through Signal App, where we get to know you and your intentions while allowing you to ask any questions.
You will receive access to our favorite quality-sourced mushroom products.
Throughout the program, we will support you with personalized coaching through text and voice messaging and connections to psilocybin support guides, psychedelic communities, and educational resources.
The at home psilocybin program is for anyone who wishes to develop a relationship with magic mushrooms in the comfort of your home, with the support of experienced coaches who can provide you with a consistent and trustworthy supply of high-quality mushroom products.
This program is ideal for those who are looking for a psilocybin retreat or personal tripsitter but want to get started right away.
The at home psilocybin program is a meaningful way to begin integrating a past psilocybin experience while staying connected with the mushroom spirit.
We also work with healers, therapists, and coaches who want to experiment with a different modality for personal use or to share with their clients.
Yes, we can help you access high-quality mushroom products from a trustworthy source.
Great! Please fill out the application at the bottom of this page with some information about yourself and your intentions. If we can support your journey, we will respond with an invitation to the Signal App, where we can schedule an introductory video call. We use Signal because it is encrypted and safe for sensitive communications.
You can start with the at home psilocybin program for $140, the most flexible and affordable way to start working with us.