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  • Medical Use of Psilocybin Essay

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    discovered the use of psilocybin mushroom in spiritual ceremonies by Indian tribes. Upon experiencing the spiritual and hallucinatory effects of the mushroom, Wasson returned to the area accompanied by an experienced mycologist, Roger Heim, who managed to cultivate the mushroom once in France and send samples of it to the scientist who had discovered lysergic acid, Albert Hoffman. From the mushrooms, Hoffman successfully isolated two compounds which he further named psilocybin and psilocin. Analogs

  • Side Effects of the Drug Psilocybin Essay

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    Side Effects of the Drug Psilocybin There have been many experiments and personal testimonies documenting the side effect behavior changes and effects reported by users of the drug Psilocybin from ancient history until more modern times. For instance, the Aztecs believed that they were capable of moving back and forth between the earthly and supernatural realms (Schwartz 1988). This travel between realms was often associated with hallucinatory trances guided by their god for

  • Psychedelic Drugs and Their Influence on Creativity and Spirituality

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    Another survey on psychedelic drugs and spirituality was conducted by Michael Lyvers and Molly Meester in the article, “Illicit use of LSD” They knew that LSD and Psilocybin had a history in helping people experience religious, or spiritual revelations, and wanted to examine this phenomenon (Lyvers, Meester 410). To do so, Lyvers conducted a survey amongst 337 drug users. The results were related to Lerners and Moro's

  • Lsd Pros And Cons

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    Marshal attempting robbery of a bar in New York, may not reflect a true acid trip.7 Timothy Leary, a Harvard psychologist who studied the effects of LSD under the Harvard Psilocybin Project, proposed the concept of “set-and-setting” when describing psychedelic episodes. Set is the drug user’s character, expectations, and reasons for taking the drug. Setting is the physical and social environment that the user is in.8 Arguably

  • Essay On Hallucinogens

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    Since hunter-gatherers time, hallucinogens have been known to be used in tribal rituals. Such tribes believed in animism: unusual abilities and prudence can be derived from nature (e.g. plants) and the ‘spirits’ within them. Passing the knowledge down to the coming generations via shamans, whom by experience have mastered handling different hallucinogen containing-plants: to reach an altered state of mind. In the present, it is known that hallucinogens are banned in most parts of the world. However

  • Essay On Psilocybin

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    I chose psilocybin or hallucinogenic drugs because their strange effects are interesting. Plus I would like to know what I might be doing to my body, if I try it one day. Hallucinogenic drugs have been around since the beginning of time. It’s used in an attempt seek spiritual enlightenment. During modern time hallucinogenic drugs are a scheduled one drug. However, they may improve mental health in several different ways, from people with mental illness to helping people overcome addiction. Also the

  • Psilocybin Research Paper

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    Today people are using psilocybin as a form of treatment because it is free, natural, safe, and effective in it’s application to battle and cure many serious illnesses and psychological disorders. In 1958, Albert Hoffman, the famous scientist to first isolate lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, took on the feat of isolating psilocybin, a compound found in mushrooms ingested in spiritual rituals in Oaxaca, Mexico. There are over 200 mushrooms with the compound called psilocybin, 4-phosphoryloxy- N,N

  • Psilocybins Pros And Cons

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    men and five women who had been smoking cigarettes for many years and have failed to quit and gave them psilocybin, the psychoactive substance found in a certain type of mushroom. 6 months after taking the mushrooms, 80% of the subjects had quit smoking while 30% of the people reported it as being one of the most important and beneficial experiences they ever had (JHU). In addition to psilocybins ability to help with curing addiction, a study published by the Journal of the Royal Society Interface

  • Informative Speech About Magic Mushrooms

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    misconceptions about magic mushrooms Audience: Everyone Intro: Psilocybin mushrooms are a Schedule 1 drug which means they have high potential for abuse and are not recognized for medicinal use, yet they are not addictive and overdosing directly from the drug is very rare. Thesis: There are many misconceptions about magic mushrooms, but I believe that they could be incredibly important for the future treatment of mental health. A . Psilocybin mushrooms are the scientific name of “magic mushrooms” and

  • Magic Mushrooms : A Psychedelic Drug

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    Magic Mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psilocybin and this chemical causes people to have hallucinations. Hallucinogens, 2016) Magic mushrooms are commonly abused by millions of Americans. Mushrooms are sold illegally on the streets and kits can be found online to grow your own. (Illegal Drugs & Drug Information, 2009) Psilocybin (magic mushrooms) is a psychedelic drug that grows naturally across many climates excluding Antarctica. Psilocybin mushrooms look very normal and common but they produce