They aren't always easy to understand, but when they do talk, they speak quickly and jump from subject to subject.If all goes according to plan, users will experience a good, or positive, trip.Now, when I read this, I was immediately skeptical. Could the benefits be true, or was it just nonsense that a bunch of hippies made up out of their own cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias? Always consult a medical professional before doing anything. And hopefully, it goes without saying that I would in no way encourage you to break the law, considering these substances are illegal in many places. Unlike a 5-day water fast where you have a complete narrative arc, the day-to-day microdosing experience is broken into three-day “chunks.”You build up a tolerance to psychedelics very quickly, so it’s not practical to take a microdose every day.Instead, practitioners will take a dose every 4 days, usually consuming 1/10th of a standard “recreational” dose each time.
The same, it turns out, is true with psychedelics like LSD and mushrooms.
Reading through James Fadiman’s book on psychedelics, I was fascinated by the ongoing citizen science research he and his peers are doing on “microdosing.” Taking very small amounts of LSD and mushrooms on a regular basis to enhance your daily life. And starting in the ‘60s, curious psychonauts like Fadiman began experimenting with microdosing LSD and mushrooms.
A microdose is when you’ve had just enough of a drug to have a subtle effect, but without the full experience. If you take a full recreational dose of psilocybin (shrooms) or LSD, you’re pretty much out of commission for the next 6-18 hours.
They feel that their mind has burst through its normal boundaries, and they often claim to have had experiences that are spiritual or religious, with a new understanding of how their world and surroundings (or, you know, their lava lamps) work.
People tripping on LSD may have very questionable reasoning skills, becoming impulsive or irrational.
As the trip ends, the patient may feel dizzy or nauseous, but people usually recover with no lasting side effects.