For some, September 20th is just like any other day. Not for all, though. For those psychonauts that have explored the numerous benefits of this magical, naturally occuring “miracle drug”, it has become a very special “holiday” on their calendar.
It’s not like you get a day off from work to lie in a field and stare at clouds that look like Dumbledore, or receive presents from machine elves, or go door to door singing Shpongle songs like some may imagine, but magic mushrooms and psilocybin, in particular, is kind of a big deal nowadays.
When people hear the term “420,” they quickly associate it with smoking weed. By now, most people also are aware that the 20th of April aka 4/20, is an internationally recognized date which celebrates Cannabis. Funny enough, LSD aka Acid, is celebrated the day before (4/19), a date popularly known as Bicycle Day, commemorating the anniversary of chemist Albert Hofmann’s legendary bike ride through Basel, Switzerland after intentionally taking LSD and unintentionally discovering the powers of its magical effects. Both of these dates have come to be celebrated worldwide in popular culture.
So why 9/20? Well, those who support the recreational and medicinal use of psilocybin have long declared that magic mushrooms should also have its own distinguished date on our calendars as cause for celebration. And thus, “Shroom Day” was born and designated as 9/20, to be celebrated on September 20th, which coincides with the beginning of autumn, the time of year when many species of magic mushrooms are in bloom.
These Fungi just need a Holiday
Over the years, an increasing number of people have joined the movement, and 920 is widely regarded as a success by many. Magic mushrooms are widely celebrated around the world, in large part as a result of the 920 movement, which has helped to increase public acceptance and recognition of the many medicinal benefits of this amazing fungus.
However, magic mushrooms are also a unique and memorable experience when consumed recreationally. People who have taken magic mushrooms were still in love more than a year later, and they were on cloud nine about it, according to a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology by Roland Griffiths. When combined with meditation and other spiritual practices, psilocybin-induced mystical-type experiences result in long-lasting improvements in psychological functioning and trait measures of prosocial attitudes and behaviors.
“It’s one thing to have a dramatic experience you say is impressive. It’s another thing to say you consider it as meaningful 14 months later. There’s something about the saliency of these experiences that’s stunning”, says Roland Griffiths who conducted the research.
How can 920 be celebrated?
Despite the fact that this annual psilocybin celebration has only been going on for a few years, public awareness has been rising steadily. With 920 just around the corner, we’d like to share some creative ways you might celebrate the mushroom holiday with family and friends.
Tripping with your Gang of Psychonauts
Obviously, one of the best ways to increase personal awareness and discourse about magic mushrooms is to simply take some. Depending on the weather, this can be done indoors or outdoors, but because it is a special day, camping would be an excellent activity to engage in.
Tripping is not necessarily always a group thing, although sharing the journey together with friends with whom you have a profound spiritual connection,can definitely be a pleasurable experience. The Psychedelic movement’s motto is “find the others.” Keep that in mind.
Will all this being said, tripping on shrooms is obviously a great way to celebrate the 9/20 holiday. Shayana Shop offers many amazing strains of Magic Truffles to choose from. These fresh truffles contain lesser amounts of psilocybin and produce effects that are more fun and energetic in comparison to the more intense psychedelic effects normally associated with magic mushrooms.
Starting a Microdosing Regime
Have you been following the recent buzz surrounding magic mushrooms as a potential mental health treatment option? Or perhaps you’re curious about how they might work to alleviate anxiety and depression in specific situations.
In response to research surveys, participants mentioned enhanced performance and productivity as one of the main reasons for their microdosing.
More specific benefits include:
- Improved mood
- A boost to creativity
- Increased energy
- Heightened concentration and focus
Magic mushrooms, in contrast to cannabis, are not normally consumed on a daily basis. The exception is when microdosing, as they provide therapeutic benefits that can be noticed in a short time period. It is possible to take small doses (normally 1gr) of psilocybin two or three times a week in order to obtain therapeutic benefits without experiencing any of the adverse effects normally associated to psilocybin. In other words, you won’t be “tripping”.
If you are interested in microdosing psilocybin, there is a nice selection of psilocybin strains prepacked in microdoses, available now at Shayana. Normally within the first two weeks you will notice a diminished level of stress and anxiety, which allows your mind to focus and enhances your creativity and productivity.
Grow Your Own Mushrooms
In a 1998 lecture, famous mycologist Paul Stamets explained how his interest in psychedelic mushrooms led him to study general mycology and its broader applications to environmental remediation and medicinal use. As Stamets has demonstrated, many of us can attest to the profound influence that psychedelic experiences have had on our lives, our beliefs, and our personalities.
As interest in psychedelics has grown among the academic, pharmaceutical, and civilian sectors, many people have started to grow their own mushrooms at home, allowing them to become psychedelically self-sufficient.
In many countries, magic mushrooms are still considered a controlled substance in their typically consumed dry form. However, there are other psilocybin related products that are completely legal! Like fresh magic truffles which also contain psilocybin, and grow kits, which allow you to easily grow your own mushrooms!
So, if you’re tempted to grow your own shrooms using a psilocybin mushroom kit, we know the perfect place to order them online. Shayana Shop offers a wide range of magic mushroom grow kits. Theoretically, all you need to do is keep them moist, but Shayana sends you an info guide that will make things even easier.
After only a few weeks, you’ll be able to enjoy your own homegrown mushrooms. Choosing a strain that is easy to grow, such as Treasure Coast, B+ or Mexicana is a good idea to get you started on your mushroom growing journey. Most mushroom growing kits are very easy to use and allow for multiple harvests when given proper care.
What’s Next for Psilocybin Mushrooms?
Some countries in the EU and cities from the United States such as Denver, Oakland, and Santa Cruz have all started the process of decriminalizing psilocybin, suggesting that the possibility of legal home cultivation for personal use is just around the corner for more countries to follow in the same footsteps. In the near future, it looks as if psilocybin is on a similar path to cannabis in terms of legal status, which would be a remarkable progress that will only make 920 or Shroom Day, much more popular for years to come.
Have a Good Trip!
If you participate in this event, we hope you do so in a safe manner, and that the suggestions above inspire you to raise awareness about psilocybin and magic mushrooms among yourself, friends, family, and neighbors.
Raising awareness is one of the most effective ways to advance the legal and political fight for magic mushrooms around the world. After all, that is what this day is all about.