Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Microdosing... the new Psychedelia








As many among you may know... and according to the likes of Rolling Stone and Forbes magazines... a recent trend in Psychedelia is "Microdosing." Microdosing refers to taking a much smaller dose, about 10-15 micrograms or about 1/10 the standard dose of LSD ...and is thought to confer a much weaker effect on your body, just the amount to produce mild euphoria, energy lift or added insight, without allowing you to feel like you are “tripping.”


The following excerpt is from an article entitled: Microdosing: The Revolutionary Way of Using Psychedelics ...which appeared in the HighExistence website...

Today we are witnessing the birth of a truly remarkable epoch. With the psychedelic renaissance well under way, consisting of new fascinating research, the coming out of thousands of individuals and the introduction of many, hitherto unknown, psychoactive plants steeped in their cultural context of healing and initiation, we are now facing some new and interesting questions.
  • What types of consciousness are possible, and how are we to navigate these?
  • Which plants and substances are beneficial in which situations?
  • How are we to make sense of these shamanic wisdom traditions, as our own euro-shamanistic traditions and the Eleusinian mysteries seem to be lost in time forever?
  • And how can we develop new ways of healing, new rituals embedded in cultural meaning that are able cure our current “collective insanity“?

I think one of the more fruitful directions we can take is towards is microdosing.

Microdosing is taking sub-perceptual doses (6-25 microgram LSD, 0.2-0.5 gram dried mushrooms, 50-75 microgram mescaline HCL) while keeping up with ones daily activities, engaging in extreme sports, appreciating nature or enhancing one’s spiritual practice.

As we repeatedly stress on HighExistence, psychedelics must be approached with reverence and caution. We believe that in a loving context, psychedelics are powerful medicines with tremendous potential, but there are a number of physical and psychological safety concerns that one should consider before journeying with psychedelics. Please, please do plenty of research, and do not take psychedelics if you have reason to believe that they will not jibe with your personality or particular mental baggage. The Essential Psychedelic Guide on Erowid is an exceptional free resource, and we recommend reading it, especially the section on ‘Psychedelic Safety,’ before ever dabbling in these substances.


Editor's Note: Tip o the hat to Agent 87 for bringing the above video to our attention.