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Flying Planes on Magic Mushrooms/Psilocybin

Many of my friends don’t quite understand what I do but they reassure me it’s something they would never attempt. Airplanes are one of my favorite places to eat mushrooms of the Cubensis variety. There are a few reasons that I’ve observed and will detail below. This may help you see things from my perspective.

Pre flight ritual: Roll all the weed left, smoke then go to the airport with super munchies

First, when do you eat the mushrooms? Well I think I’m familiar with my body and know I have about 15-20 minutes before I start feeling the on set of the mushrooms.

This sets up an ironic perfect time to eat them, take off. As the plane takes off you begin your takeoff as well. Important part I didn’t mention to the Magic, you must have a window seat. This is essential to enjoying the flight. To get even more specific flights around 5:30-6 get nice orange sunset hues bouncing off the clouds and what not. If you really want to go the extra step be sure your window is facing the west coast.

 

How much mushrooms are you eating on a flight?

It doesn’t feel right telling people how much they should be eating, especially on a flight. I’ll make a suggestion but knowing your own comfort level is the key here. I usually eat about 1- 2 grams mixed in with some nuts and berries for a 2-3 hour flight so I’m definitely walking off that plane still in the clouds.

Lovely Sun and Psilocybin hitting the same 

Why do you do this and is there a difference in the effect/flight?

The first time I did it was by accident, I forgot I had a little on me before I hit security so I just ate em. Turned out to be the most comfortable flight I’ve ever taken.

Growing up I’ve been haunted with ideas of planes crashing so it took a while to get that stuff out of my head but from time to time I’ll get a little nervous because of the turbulence. One thing I noticed instantly when I was on cubensis was that the feeling of my stomach dropping when the plane dips was no longer happening. It felt as if when the plane dipped my body didn’t lag it dipped right along with it…hmmm that was a cool observation. Being “one” with the planes movements eased my mind. It made a obvious difference in flight ease and relaxation.

The view, the last flight was quite spectacular as the clouds were heavenly. I really wanted to fly into them. At one point I forgot I was on the plane with other people. My eyes were adjusting to the lighting outside so the contrast created an interesting lighting effect upon glancing back to my left. It was as if the plane were a cave and the light source was my window. When I would peek over my shoulder back into the plane I only could see darkness. To paint a picture of what was happening, my eyes were locked on the clouds, phone in my left hand ready to take photos, hoodie over my head, listening to my own songs “this is soooooooullllll” vibrating through my headphones. Safe to say I was feeling great, the lady sitting next to me dosed off and could careless about what I was doing. Sometimes people can disrupt my selfie flow.

Initial takeoff
I can feel you now, (neo voice)

The sound is usually muffled when flying so that adds to the quietness of the whole experience. Even if there are people talking the effect of being so high (in the air) gives a silence that I really appreciate.

Last but not least, breathing deep seems a bit more rewarding on a flight too. It feels like I just sink deep into my seat then zone all the way out. The plane transforms into my personal spaceship for a few hours.

Would I recommend a rookie to do this? Nah this is for those that know themselves well enough to handle a trip on a trip.

Introducing the Cube Podcast coming soon! Getting my equipment list together!

Oakland Legalizes Magic Mushrooms

Oakland Becomes 2nd US City to Legalize Magic Mushrooms

Oakland has become the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after speakers testified that psychedelics had helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder.

BY SAMANTHA MALDONADO, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —

Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of speakers testified that psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use and possession of magic mushrooms and other entheogenic, or psychoactive, plants and fungi. Denver voters in May approved a similar measure for people 21 and older.

Speakers overwhelmingly supported the move, describing substances such as ayahuasca and peyote as traditional plant-based medicines.

Use of the plants “saved my life,” said one man who described himself as a former heroin addict. “I don’t how to describe it other than miraculous.”

Some offered mystical descriptions of the hallucinogens as providing spiritual healing.

The vote makes the investigation and arrest of adults who grow, possess, use or distribute entheogenic plants one of the lowest priorities for police. No city funds could be used to enforce laws criminalizing the substances, and the Alameda County District Attorney would stop prosecuting people who have been apprehended for use or possession.

Councilmember Noel Gallo, who introduced the resolution, had said decriminalizing such plants would enable Oakland police to focus on serious crime.

Read the full article at USNews

Kilindi Iyi: ATL 4.18

Join us on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 as Baba Kilindi Iyi will be discussing DMT, True African Spirituality, Hidden History, Sacred Sex Magic, Soma, LSD, etc. and how to connect with our Ancestors and our beloved in reaching new heights in Spirituality, Orgasmic Healing and Divine Consciousness through the use of Dimethyltryptamine (DMT).

THE WORLD RENOWNED AFRICAN MARTIAL ARTS MASTER, MYCOLOGIST AND HERBALIST, AHATI KILINDI IYI WILL BE BRINGING US ANCIENT ENTHEOGENIC HISTORY, KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM AND HOW FUNGI AND SACRED PLANTS HAVE BEEN A PART OF ANCIENT AND INDIGENOUS CIVILIZATIONS FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. AHATI HAS TRAVELED TO THE UK, LONDON, BUDAPEST, SOUTH AFRICA, CHEC REPUBLIC AS WELL AS COUNTLESS PLACES ACROSS THE US EDUCATING ON PSYCHEDELIC USE AND THE EXPANSION OF HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS.

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: I Am Ascension Temple
1057 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

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Magic Mushrooms and NeuroScience

“Neuroscience should be trying to understand how the brain works,” said Nutt, who is professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London. “Psychedelics change the brain in, perhaps, the most profound way of any drug, at least in terms of understanding consciousness and connectivity. Therefore we should be doing a lot more of this research.

Nutt’s views will challenge governments around the world which, largely, classify psychedelic drugs as harmful and illegal. The professor is used to being a thorn in the side of the authorities. In 2009, the UK’s then health secretary, Alan Johnson, sacked him from his post as chair of the government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs for publicly stating that alcohol and tobacco were more harmful than LSD, ecstasy and cannabis.

brainHundreds of clinical trials of psychedelic drugs such as LSD were carried out in the 1950s and 1960s, and successful treatments, including one for alcohol addiction, came out of the work. Since LSD was banned around the world, however, the number of scientific studies has dropped to virtually zero, and there have been no studies using modern imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to look at what parts of the brain are affected by it.

Nutt recently published research, with colleagues at Cardiff University, on the effects of psilocybin – the active ingredient in magic mushrooms – on the brain. His team had assumed the drug might increase activity in certain parts of the brain, to explain the experience that users get when they eat magic mushrooms. Instead, MRI scans of 30 healthy volunteers showed that psilocybin seemed to decrease activity in the regions of the brain which link up different areas. The study was published in January in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read the full article – Sociedelic

The Science behind Magic Mushrooms

There is a theory according to which our evolution from apes is in part due to psilocybin mushrooms. Terrence McKenna and other reputed philosophers believed that our human interest in expressing ideas and materializing them into reality were generated by the early use of psychedelic mushrooms, while we were still in the primitive phase of our evolution.


 

As wild as this theory may sound, it may bear a little more than a grain of truth, and that is being revealed in recent times by numerous researchers who are now trying to understand how these mystic fungi provide such mind-expanding experiences.

These are remarkable compounds, with I think remarkable implications, if we can understand how they work and why they work,” said Roland Griffiths, a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at John Hopkins University, the place where breakthrough studies of psychedelic substances and their benevolent impact on the human mind are taking place.

There’s no denial about the many benefits the active ingredient in magic mushrooms – psilocybin – provides, from treating severe depression and anxiety to hyperconnecting our brain in a way that allows for a novel perspective of life and the universe in general. The mind altering experiences can permanently rewrite the way our brain operates, reason why psychedelic mushrooms are considered sacred for various cultures and religious groups.

The human body breaks psilocybin into a compound that’s similar to serotonin – a neurotransmitter in the brain that contributes to the state of well-being and joy. But why use psilocybin if it can easily be replaced with conventional serotonin inducing substances or activities you might ask?

According to Robin Carhart-Harris of the Imperial College London, “that subtle difference in its pharmacology confers profound effects on consciousness,” meaning that researchers are yet to discover the exact cause of this miraculous interconnection between certain regions of the brain.

What seems to happen in the psychedelic state is that when something is positive, it has the potential to be incredibly positive, to the extent of being euphoric, or ecstatic,” Carhart said. “But similarly if something is negative, it has the potential to be quite hellish and dysphoric and frightening.”

Griffith studied the mysterious reaction triggered by psilocybin on the brain by monitoring a group of volunteers under the effect of magic mushroom. While their brain activity was being monitored, people had their eyes tied and listened to refreshing music, all while sitting comfortably inside a room with two psychiatrists with whom they developed a trusting relationship beforehand.

Under those conditions, a high percentage of people end up reporting a constellation of experiences, the most interesting piece of which is that it really falls into a category of something that psychology of religion people talk about as a primary mystic experience,” Griffit said.

He believes that these kind of experiences, if within reach to everyone, would help access a higher level of understanding, beyond the paradigms served by modern day society as plain facts or reality.

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One of the interesting implications of this kind of work is that we’re biologically hard-wired for having these kind of experiences,” he said. “It’s not just unique to mystics spending years of meditation in a cave. This is part of the human biology to have these kinds of integrative experiences that can really set the stage and the platform for remarkable personal change.”

Researchers are hardly beginning to understand the potential of this remarkable active compound from magic mushrooms. A recent study performed using functional magnetic resonance imaging on subjects under the effect of psilocybin revealed that an area of the prefrontal cortex responsible for depressive feelings was almost entirely shut down during the trip. People suffering from depression experienced an increased activity in this brain region, and magic mushrooms seem to regularize this overactivity.

Psilocybin did exactly that, and it did it very rapidly,” said Carhart-Harris.

It seems that scientists across the world mutually agree that magic mushrooms can provide an alternative cure to many ailments, unlike pharmaceutical drugs that come to no avail after decades or even a lifetime of medication.

There’s a growing consensus among scientists that drug laws and prohibition around psychedelic drugs is irrational, it’s unhelpful, and it potentially is precluding people who are unwell from getting effective treatment,” concluded Carhart.

The slim progress in medicine regarding psychedelic drugs may be the first step towards a general acceptance of these substances. Instead of waiting for a decades-old war on drugs to end, people can start auto educating themselves into this matter, and eventually have a new and enhanced viewpoint on psychedelic substances and the numerous benefits they provide.

Source – EWAO

Ancient Egyptian Herbs of Power, Mushrooms and Acacia, Kilindi & KT Arch Degree

This show features two profound healers, Master Kilindi and KT Arch Degree. The topic will cover a fascinating and forgotten legacy of ancient egyptian etheogenic and healing herbs. Acacia tree and sacred mushrooms. Tune into the wisdom and healing benefits of the ancient world. Forgotten sacred herbs that was possibly the founding pillars of forgotten dynasties. Master Kilindi is an advanced martial arts teacher and entheogenic guide. KT the Arch Degree is a wholistic herbalist exploring the realms of entheogens assisting healing through awareness.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/magnetscrystalsandpyramids/2015/12/11/ancient-egyptian-herbs-of-power-mushrooms-and-acacia-kilindi-kt-arch-degree

Magic Mushrooms & The Mind

Psychedelic mushrooms can do more than make you see the world in kaleidoscope. Research suggests they may have permanent, positive effects on the human brain.

In fact, a mind-altering compound found in some 200 species of mushroom is already being explored as a potential treatment for depression and anxiety. People who consume these mushrooms, after “trips” that can be a bit scary and unpleasant, report feeling more optimistic, less self-centered, and even happier for months after the fact.

But why do these trips change the way people see the world? According to a study published today in Human Brain Mapping, the mushroom compounds could be unlocking brain states usually only experienced when we dream, changes in activity that could help unlock permanent shifts in perspective.

The study examined brain activity in those who’d received injections ofpsilocybin, which gives “shrooms” their psychedelic punch. Despite a long history of mushroom use in spiritual practice, scientists have only recently begun to  examine the brain activity of those using the compound, and this is the first study to attempt to relate the behavioral effects to biological changes.

After injections, the 15 participants were found to have increased brain function in areas associated with emotion and memory. The effect was strikingly similar to a brain in dream sleep, according to Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris, a post-doctoral researcher in neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London and co-author of the study.

“You’re seeing these areas getting louder, and more active,” he said. “It’s like someone’s turned up the volume there, in these regions that are considered part of an emotional system in the brain. When you look at a brain during dream sleep, you see the same hyperactive emotion centers.”

In fact, administration of the drug just before or during sleep seemed to promote higher activity levels during Rapid Eye Movement sleep, when dreams occur. An intriguing finding, Carhart-Harris says, given that people tend to describe their experience on psychedelic drugs as being like “a waking dream.” It seems that the brain may literally be slipping into unconscious patterns while the user is awake.

Conversely, the subjects of the study had decreased activity in other parts of the brain—areas associated with high level cognition. “These are the most recent parts of our brain, in an evolutionary sense,” Carhart-Harris said. “And we see them getting quieter and less organized.”

This dampening of one area and amplification of another could explain the “mind-broadening” sensation of psychedelic drugs, he said. Unlike most recreational drugs, psychotropic mushrooms and LSD don’t provide a pleasant, hedonistic reward when they’re consumed. Instead, users take them very occasionally, chasing the strange neurological effects instead of any sort of high.

“Except for some naïve users who go looking for a good time…which, by the way, is not how it plays out,” Carhart-Harris said, “you see people taking them to experience some kind of mental exploration, and to try to understand themselves.”

Our firm sense of self—the habits and experiences that we find integral to our personality—is quieted by these trips. Carhart-Harris believes that the drugs may unlock emotion while “basically killing the ego,” allowing users to be less narrow-minded and let go of negative outlooks.

It’s still not clear why such effects can have more profound long-term effects on the brain than our nightly dreams. But Carhart-Harris hopes to see more of these compounds in modern medicine. “The way we treat psychological illnesses now is to dampen things,” he said. “We dampen anxiety, dampen ones emotional range in the hope of curing depression, taking the sting out of what one feels.”

But some patients seem to benefit from having their emotions “unlocked” instead. “It would really suit the style of psychotherapy where we engage in a patient’s history and hang-ups,” Carhart-Harris said. “Instead of putting a bandage over the exposed wound, we’d be essentially loosening their minds—promoting a permanent change in outlook.”

Read the full article at Washington Post 

Kilindi Iyi – High-Dose Mushrooms Beyond the Threshold

 

Kilindi Iyi is the Head Instructor and Technical Advisor of the Tamerrian Martial Art Institute. He is a mycologist, teacher and world traveler who has presented on the subject of high-dose psilocybin from the US to Norway to Australia.

Filmed at Breaking Convention: The 2nd multidisciplinary convention on psychedelic consciousness, University of Greenwich – 12th-14th July 2013 – breakingconvention.co.uk

My Journey Through The Magic Mushroom Portal

The original Notes to what I experienced below…. a bit more detailed I think.

June 12 2013

InFocus247- Journey Mental trip saw one of the most beautiful train stations in the middle of the jungle the train tracks were gold or the reflection of the tracks looked gold from the sun reflecting off of them, After going through a combination of  lights and shapes it seemed to be a transitional stage kaleidoscope like effect going from place to place soon after i was climbing up what seemed to be a tree but it was very tall it lead into the sky it was so tall. Once i climbed high enough i saw i was able to see a very beautiful river/ocean the feeling gave me a rushing sense of happiness and I felt my heart expanding it made me take a deep breath it felt as if I were there. The next sensation or urge I felt was to jump, so  i jumped off  of the tree into what seemed like a sky dive  i remember  two entities flying after me I felt a brief thought of fear as if I weren’t supposed to jump but water was below so I reassured my self I was ok but not only that… I can fly  so I began flying I flew under two  bridges and then remember soon after standing by some steps and something or someone told me to go up the stairs and  I didn’t want to but it insisted I do so I went up. I remember three sets of doors I was allowed in the first two, it felt as if I was following two people. I tried to go in the third door but it was blocked by a a dark dense energy. I remember trying to penetrate the door twice but it pushed me out. The feeling was almost like I was a magnet and there was a second magnet in the door so when I pushed to go in mentally I was pushed back out. I was fascinated with being limited yet confused why i could not enter this door. I noticed  that the door formed into a scorpion like purple being and I remember telling it I’m not afraid of you but also getting the feeling that it is not about fear but about respecting the boundaries of sacred places I may not be ready to experience yet. It stung me on my right leg and I felt in the physical part of my body after the initial sting it sent three to four jolts in my legs.  I turned around and began moving away from the door/scorpion entity then the same entity(I think) that insisted I go up to the doors helped me go back down the stairs and told me I don’t belong here you do not know what you are doing open your eyes and return. I opened my eyes and I was back.

Only observe don’t be so quick to in force your will on the astral plane until you fully understand the effects of doing so.

Saw a labyrinth of flowers but I chose not stay inside  and I flew above it

The concert of peace and free energy

Breath is like the singing bowl  a steady consistent pattern and rhythm you will be able to feel a steady vibration also raising it as well

The first sound I remember hearing was a gong it struck me as weird being I was in Brooklyn and no gongs were near by to my knowledge but I felt as if I was in two places at once and now feeling the sound/vibration of the second place I’ve seemed to meditate into.

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