Because new neural connections in your brain are made during your journey, it is possible to have new insights in, for example, how you think or feel about yourself, also in relation to a loved one or to your parents, in relation to Nature or to the Earth. Psilocybin also allows us to help solve creative, intellectual or scientific problems, or to experience a breakthrough in these problems.
Truffles contain the same active ingredient as mushrooms: psilocybin. Psilocybin is a substance related to substances found in the body: serotonin, melatonin and dimethyl tryptamine (DMT). Normally the brain closes itself off to the “special effects” of these substances so that it won’t get overstimulated and can continue to function in the “real” world.
According to recent research (Carhart-Harris et al., London, 2012), psilocybin decreases blood activity in areas of the brain that regulate our self-awareness. This apparently releases some of the psychic control that the ego places upon the brain, thereby expanding neuroplasticity.
Through taking psilocybin, our perception becomes expanded. We may see kaleidoscopic colors, the experiencing of time is altered, you may experience other times and spaces. Because new connections are being made in your brain during the journey, it is possible to gain new insights into, for example, how you think and feel about yourself, about your relationship to a loved one or to your parents, and your relationship to nature and the earth. Psilocybin also makes it possible to find solutions to creative, intellectual or scientific problems, or to create a breakthrough in them.