Here is an interesting report that mindfulness meditation enhances positive effects of psilocybin. This makes sense from other studies that showed improved meta-awareness to enable self-regulation. Mindfulness allows one to understand that they are not controlled by their thoughts. Finally, mindfulness expands awareness to see depressive thoughts objectively - likewise any unhelpful thoughts.
Mindfulness and shrooms
Posted 28 October 2019 - 02:29 PM
Posted 31 October 2019 - 08:10 PM
I've only done threshold doses with meditation.. Even then, it's an expansive experience..
After closing my eyes for a while, i would get the feeling I was gazing for miles into the back of my eyelids..
Eventually, it would feel like I was peering light years into the back of my eyelids.. Like I'm gazing across galaxies into infinity..
And then I would feel my subtle body expanding beyond my physical body.. Feels like I become conscious of my true form..
I can't really explain it, but it feels like I hold the entire universe, or rather I merge with it and my "self" disappears..
It's a peculiar feeling, but it is one of the most beautiful transcendental experiences ever..
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Posted 02 November 2019 - 06:56 PM
I've used meditation a lot with psychedelics.
Primarily, it can deepen the experience. A year or two ago, I would use mushrooms in my pitch black room and meditate all the way through. I had a pretty formal thing going. I'd brew a bit of chamomile tea. Eat the mushrooms, drink it down with the tea. Then, pray and do loving-kindness meditation as it came up. Around about an hour in, my body sensations would start to melt away and I would be traversing elsewhere. At this point the meditation would be concentrative and a bit of a struggle, as I would peer in and out of being here and elsewhere. Questioning God and reality, all of that. But, quite often, and more than a few times, I ended in that state of gratitude, touching the floor and knowing everything is God. Grateful and with love.
Maybe it's about time to start again.
I should note that the doses I used were really quite small. So, in my case, meditation enhanced the effects.
Edited by Guy1298, 02 November 2019 - 07:02 PM.
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Posted 03 November 2019 - 10:58 PM
It sounds like there must be some truth in what you described. But, I checked the links you linked to in the post and they are kind of dubious looking. Doesn't sound like real scientific research.