Whether you take ayahuasca or psilocybin, you’re likely to have a profound mental, emotional, and spiritual experience. However, psilocybin has less of a physical impact on your body as ayahuasca. Essentially, this means that with psilocybin, you’re much less likely to suffer nausea and vomiting than if you were taking ayahuasca. And, the psilocybin “mind-altering” experience lasts a shorter time and recovery is faster.
Psilocybin is not an addictive substance. You may enjoy and get a lot out of the experience, but you’re not likely to become physically dependent on psilocybin.
If you’d like to attend more than one retreat, this is acceptable, and many people choose to do this. You can wait several months in between and then return for a new, oftentimes deeper experience.
Scientific studies indicate that the Set and Setting in which the psychedelic is taken are key factors to the impact and benefits of the session. For an ideal experience, it’s best to take psilocybin in a safe and serene setting where you can be monitored by professionals. We have found that there is great value in partaking in a psilocybin experience with others who are also seeking a deeper spiritual experience. See optimal experience (Set, Setting and Situation) for more information.
Psilocybin is one of the safest hallucinogens, but you should be aware of the contraindications. See optimal experience (Substance) for more information.
In the Netherlands, it is legal to purchase and consume psilocybin in the form of ‘magic truffles’. Truffles are a different part of the mushroom, known as sclerotia, which remain dormant and help the mushroom regrow after damage. Magic mushrooms, in contrast, are illegal.