Books are like wheels, with endless spokes of connection emanating from the hub of the story....⚙️
Reading #michaelpollan 's 'How to Change Your Mind' leads down the spoke of Bob Jesse, a press-shy psychedelic warrior who deserves much credit for framing a positive approach to psychoactive compounds.
The Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (#MAPS ) has a wonderful podcast, and their 5th episode features Bob Jesse. In it he discusses the 'Big R' (religion) and the ideological distinction some make between religion and spirituality. He suggests this distinction may not be necessary, and brings up some very interesting reasons as to why not.
Jesse also touches on the elements that constitute a religion, and includes the aim of 'not harming' as one of them. This piqued my interest, as of course The Celium is primarily a harm reduction team which supports individuals through challenging psychological experiences (although we also exist to dance and laugh and create beauty 🔮🦄).
If you'd like to follow this spoke of connection, check out the podcast and let me know what you think 🍄🍄🍄!
Microdosing natural remedies like cannabis and magic mushrooms 🍄 might be a new novel idea in Silicon Valley, but people have been using natural remedies to treat illness long before pharmaceuticals became the unfortunate standard.
What benefits are there to microdosing psychedelics? The psychedelic researcher in article states that “The general response is that they feel better. There is an actual movement towards increased health or wellness. What that means, for instance, is that people who write in for anxiety seem to get help with their anxiety. People who use it for learning, improve their learning. One Ivy League student said he was using microdosing to get through the hardest math class in the undergraduate curriculum, and he did wonderfully in the class. Another young man used it for severe stuttering, and others have used it for social anxiety. One young woman, an art historian, even found that it regulated her periods and made them painless.”
The end result being that many of the people that participated in the study were able to become more attuned to their own real needs, and stopped needing pharmaceuticals altogether.
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SHROOMS 🍄 so beautiful you'd think they were poisonus! but fear not, these beauties pack a powerful punch. today I learnt so much at the farmer's market..here to share the knowledge with ya'll👇🏻
•mushrooms are more closely related to animals than plants (sorrrrrry whut?)
•like humans they produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight
•they can clean the environment in a process called mycoremediation to remove pollutants like plastic and oils
•their cell walls are made of chitin, the same substance that makes up insects exoskeleton
WHO KNEW?! today we picked up these beautiful pinky/orange ones (Pink Oyster) and DAMN. their texture is like meat, raw they smell like salmon, cooked they taste like pork and are grown locally in Belleville! plants 4 lyfe ✌🏻🌱
There is something very special about your Heart Chakra: *It affects your perception of love and compassion... *it governs your ability to give and receive love from others... *it is highly responsive to your emotions and intentions... When your heart (your "love centre", the "seat of the soul") opens, you are freed to surpass your limited egoic sense of self and connect with others, all of life, and ultimately the Universe.
This Chakra is also the energy centre of your body that serves as a balance or bridge and link between your lower physical energy centres and your upper spiritual chakras. Opening your heart is necessary for our spiritual evolution.