The Psychedelic Diaries Volume X: Getting started with macrodosing
“The more one meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be one’s world and the world at large”
This all started because of a crush on a girl.
Psychedelics are our best tool for mental health, creativity, and finding purpose.
And yet, the adventure into your mind can be intimidating.
The first nine articles in these Psychedelic Diaries detailed many nuances of macrodosing... but I didn’t detail exactly how I did it.
This Volume X will do just that.
There are 3 stages of mastering the psilocybin macrodose:
I’ll touch on each and follow with brief thoughts on microdosing and mushroom cultivation.
Stage 1: Getting acquainted
Get comfortable with the substance and ramp up to full dosage
Proper preparation followed by 3 trips of increasing dosage:
A 0.42g microdose with a walk in the park
2 weeks later, a half dose (1.75g – 2g) alone, indoors
1 month later a full dose 3.5g alone or with a copilot, indoors
Illuminations that change the trajectory of life in beautiful ways
Mind and body are now familiar with the medicine
Stage 2: Deep cleanings
Neural pathways have “gummed up” over the years. A few deep sessions will reset brain connectivity.
Alternating full and half doses, 1x a month, for 4 months
Month 1 — 3.5g alone, indoors
Month 2 — 2.0g alone, in nature
Month 3 — 3.5g alone or with a copilot, indoors
Month 4 — 2.5g alone or with a copilot, in nature
The mind will be reset with tremendous connectivity and a quieter default mode network.
The effects of the Mozart Zone will be pronounced.
Stage 3: Mind maintenance
Establish a cadence that gives the mind consistent access to full capacity.
A full or half dose on the last Saturday of each month.
Schedule 1 full dose for every 2 half doses. In other words, month 1 is a 3g–4g dose, then month 2 and 3 are half that amount. For example:
Reset the full-half-half cadence each quarter with one caveat: the mind and body may need 6-8 weeks after especially profound trips.
Alternate between these four settings:
In nature, with a copilot
Indoors, with a copilot
In nature, alone
The mind’s EQ and IQ are asymptote-close to full capacity
Drastically improved mental health
Profound impact on problem solving and creativity
Raised consciousness with a deep sense of purpose
Microdosing and growing
I utilize 2-5 smaller microdose sessions during the month:
0.07g–0.15g for complex problem solving and creativity at work
0.42g for weekend microdoses
At the beginning of these ‘del diaries I didn’t know where they’d lead, and writing the articles has been deeply enjoyable.
As we move forward, it’s just as tough to put an upper bound on the future possibilities.
Nevertheless, something special is happening.
If you're ready, there’s an adventure waiting.