Humans have been using magic mushrooms for thousands of years—from ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians and Aztecs to modern day hippies, mushrooms have been used as a means of achieving spiritual expansion.

“In other words, people on mushrooms can become more sensitive to feelings, and more accepting of other people’s views,” says Rodgers Johns.

More recently, they have been considered potentially therapeutic, reports Tarn Rodgers Johns, capable of reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Recent research also shows that they can lead to spiritually significant experiences that can affect long-term changes in behavior and sensitivity.

People, of course, “develop ways of avoiding certain thoughts and feelings, says Rodgers Johns, but during a trip, they have an opportunity to work through these feelings and confront them.

Maybe we should all consider a dive down the rabbit hole right about now.

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