There is an average sensitivity and general intensity range applied to sacred mushrooms and this we will use as our starting point. All measurements are in dry grams with a typical strain of cubensis such as Golden Teacher, Hawaiian, Mazatec and
comparative purposes we will start with microdosing.
“Microdose” .10 to .50: For most people the experience is either imperceptible or barely
noticeable. Sensory input may become heightened, energy may be increased, or creative
“Creative Dose” .50 to 2.0: Doses in this range tend to be borderline manageable in public
or social situations. Doses in this range can become surprisingly uncomfortable and require the
individual to remove themselves from social situations for a time until they can manage the
intensity of sensory overload.
For those with more experience this dose can be very helpful in
engaging with a creative thought process or in some artistic endeavor. This level of communion
is often underestimated for its intensity.
“Explorer’s Dose” 2.0 to 4.0: The explorer’s dose is where folks do begin to cross the threshold of unitive bliss but this should not be expected. In fact, that any dose will reliably get the communicant to that place should not be anticipated.
At these doses individuals are more likely to start having closed eyed geometric visual patterns or may start to experience emotional intensity.
Members may begin laughing or sobbing uncontrollably. The loss of self or ego may
start to occur, yet often members will later relate that they started to feel a sense of dissolution
or lift off but that it was not sufficient to ‘carry them away’. This can be a valuable range for
those who have a relative amount of experience in that it provides an opportunity to consciously
let go into the experience.
“Heroic Dose” 4.0 to 6.0: The title of this dose was famously coined by Terrence McKenna
(1947-1990) a notable ethnobotanist who played a huge role in popularizing psilocybin mushrooms within the 1980s and 90s.
This range of dosage in most people does provide
some sense of ego dissolution but not necessarily in a reliable manner. It can also be difficult to identify what an ‘ego death’ or even a mystical experience looks like. Regardless most people are going to have a significantly intense experience at this dosage and are going to encounter some significant discomfort. Closed eye visuals are common but not guaranteed.
and unpredictable behaviors become much more likely.
“Breakthrough Dose” 6.0 and above: It is valuable to note here that psilocybin mushrooms are completely non-toxic.
That being said, doses in this range have a tendency to convince the
communicant that they are dying. These doses is when extended support becomes more necessary.
There is no way to predict how any dose will manifest but particularly in this range.
Constant monitoring is required but can also lead to paranoia. The delicate balance of support
from a distance, of unnoticeable observation is very important here. The communicant may
spend their entire time internal or external.
We dive much deeper into dosing within our MySelf and Friends and Family Minister programs.