• Ray Christian

The Psychedelic Diaries Volume X: Getting started with macrodosing

“The more one meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be ones world and the world at large”


This all started because of a crush on a girl.

In the process, I had a number of realizations, discovered the Mozart Zone, and met God.

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:

  1. Getting acquainted

  2. Deep cleanings

  3. Mind maintenance

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:

  1. A 0.42g microdose with a walk in the park

  2. 2 weeks later, a half dose (1.75g – 2g) alone, indoors

  3. 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

  1. Month 1 — 3.5g alone, indoors

  2. Month 2 — 2.0g alone, in nature

  3. Month 3 — 3.5g alone or with a copilot, indoors

  4. 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:

  1. January 3.5g

  2. Feb 1.75

  3. Mar 2.5g

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:

  1. Indoors, alone

  2. In nature, with a copilot

  3. Indoors, with a copilot

  4. 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

I used Double Blind to learn how to grow and Sporeworks for finding research spores.

At the beginning of these ‘del diaries I didn’t know where they’d lead, and writing the articles has been deeply enjoyable.

In an ineffable space like this, it’s tough to handicap how much psychedelics have already done for us.

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.

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