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Microdosing is a practice of consuming small amounts of magic mushrooms to stimulate creativity. From Silicon Valley leaders to visionary artists, magic mushrooms have played a key role in the creative process of many people. After reading this article, you may want to tap into the magical power of mushrooms! Are you tapping into your creativity with microdosing?
The anthropologist and writer Carlos Castaneda is known to have microdosed. Castaneda wrote about psychedelics and culture. Cartoonist Robert Crumb speaks publicly about his experiences with LSD, including how psilocybin mushrooms helped him find his recognizable 1940s aesthetic style. Francis Crick, who famously participated in the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA, says that he was on LSD when the structure occurred to him. The group Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by Bill Wilson, who was a vocal advocate for the power of LSD to help combat alcoholism. Yayoi Kusama, famed artist and creator of the infinity rooms, is known to have been friends with many LSD-takers in the 60s.
Finally, Steve Jobs was one of many technologists who is said to have taken psychedelics, once calling his LSD trip as one of the “two or three most important” experiences of his life.
Each of these people attributes their creative discoveries to psilocybin mushrooms. The value of microdosing is that, in such small amounts, mushrooms have an opening effect on the mind. A microdose is approximately 1/10 of the amount used in a full-blown trip. Rather than a mind-bending trip, microdosing provides a small boost in creativity and focus. It’s practically the opposite of a daily cup of coffee. Every person is different, so the precise dosage will vary.
Microdosing allows for the psilocybin to work its magic, dissolving the ego and cracking open perception. Plant intelligence is just beginning to be understood, but creatives have long known that magic mushrooms can be the key to their next great creation.