What’s a busy mom to do while balancing kids, work, stress, and global uncertainty, all at once? If magic mushrooms can help people who are dying come to a place of peace with their transition, can they also help the rest of us come to terms with the seismic shifts happening on the planet, and the shifts to come?
The Huffington Post reports on the story of Christina Cogswell, a blogger in her mid-40’s, who was never a hippie or interested in drug culture, but now finds herself “nibbling on mushroom stems” of the “magical” kind (with psilocybin) in order to navigate the terrain of today’s modern world.
Encouraged in part by writer and plant enthusiast Michael Pollan’s book How To Change Your Mind, people from all walks of life who’ve never considered micro-dosing before are ingesting magic mushrooms to find peace of mind, ease depression and more.
Micro-dosing isn’t about having a psychedelic trip, it’s about finding meaning in a world , individually and collectively. Micro doses are what is called “subtherapeutic” in that they are not actively hallucinogenic and there are no adverse side effects.
But as the anecdotal reports continue to amasss from a larger percentage of the community experimenting with micro dosing psychedelics, there can be noticeable shifts in depression, anxiety and general health.
As Cogswell says: “If cancer patients can make peace with their own deaths [with psilocybin], can I approach my existential distress in a similar way?”