Science based mushroom retreat dedicated to providing high quality psilocybin experiences and teaching mushroom cultivation. Learn the skills to make psilocybin part of your wellness routine.

Psilocybin for Physical and Mental Wellness

Psychedelics for Wellness

Whether you are well and looking to expand your conscious experience, or are struggling with a chronic condition, we are ready to help you learn to incorporate psilocybin into your wellness plan.

Eleusinia Retreat is a retreat dedicated to the use of psilocybin for both physical and mental well being in a safe, science oriented environment. Psilocybin can be a powerful enhancement tool for any individual to expand consciousness and enhance spirituality. Through its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, it may even help protect our brains and arteries from diseases related to aging. Psilocybin is also a powerful tool for anyone dealing with chronic pain or illness, both due to its potent anti-inflammatory effects and ability to stimulate neuroplasticity and more well recognized anti depressive effects.

What Is Psilocybin?

Psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychoactive mushrooms, has provided the spiritual and cultural bedrock of many great civilizations. The Aztecs referred to teonanácatl, which translates as ‘divine mushroom’, and modern neuroscience has revealed how psilocybin interacts with serotonin receptors in the brain in order to produce a range of consciousness-altering effects.

Psilocybin a a member of a group of substances known as “classic psychedelics”. This is a group of substances, both natural and man made, that work primarily on the serotonin 2A receptor to produce a state of altered consciousness. This category includes also includes LSD, DMT, and mescaline. Of all of these substances, psilocybin is the easiest for the hobbyist to produce and benefit from at home independently.

How Does It Work?

Psilocybin and other classic psychedelics have strong, unique anti-inflammatory properties and promote functional and structural neuroplasticity. They can promote the regrowth of neural connections lost to depression, stress, or even to a certain extent injury or disease.

The anti-inflammatory effects of psilocybin are due mainly to its unique ability to block the cytokine TNFa. Interestingly enough, this cytokine was only identified by researchers in the year 1975 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Yet psilocybin, and other psychedelics, were banned in the 1970 Controlled Substances Act and is only now starting to be decriminalized in various states and municipalities. This is akin to having banned antibiotics a full 5 years before even the discovery of germ theory.

The unique anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of these substances are unmatched in the modern pharmaceutical world and are only now being thoroughly investigated.

Psilocybin Retreat For Meditation

There is a significant connection between the neurophysiology of deep meditative states and the psychedelic experience. Both have similar physical effects on the brain and both can be used to impact how your body and mind perceive pain. However, improving your skills at meditation especially in an effort to gain some benefit requires extensive patience, practice and time. More importantly, even with unwavering dedication not everyone can achieve the heightened meditative state a monk might take a lifetime to achieve. Moreover, when most people find themselves in need of these skills and expertise they are already burdened with so much pain and stress that it puts meaningful success out of reach. Psilocybin can serve as a catalyst for some to achieve the benefits of expert level meditation in a more efficient and pragmatic manner.

Using psilocybin mushrooms for spiritual or mental health benefits is not a new concept, but the dosing and techniques are distinctly different for managing physical wellness.

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A note from the founder

The Eleusinia project is the result of my own struggles with intractable chronic pain and the limitations of the medical system. When pain enters our lives, either through trauma or unexplained means, it steals everything. Everything seems to come to a grinding stop, but the truth is that nothing actually stops. The world goes on for everyone else, just not for you.

 

Was I failed by “modern medicine”? Yes. But I also believe that the medical professionals that tried to help me were failed by the same system. I believe they wanted to help, but lacked legal access to these therapies. My life and career were set to be nothing more than collateral damage to this condition, so I ended up looking for alternative options. I was lucky enough to come in contact with the right one. One day, hopefully soon, psilocybin and similar substances will be available and acceptable everywhere, but I was not willing to wait for that day, especially if it never came to pass. If I were to wait, I am not sure if there would be anything left of me worth saving. I had to handle my condition and its treatment on my own. I had to take a chance on the unknown, and it has made all the difference.

Retreats like this are available in various places around the world, but all seem to be focused on mental health or some form of spirituality. I wanted to create one focused on physical wellness too, and which offers the same training and skills that worked for me.

Regular access to psilocybin gave me my life back, and I firmly believe that anyone should have the option and opportunity to experience and decide if psilocybin is also right for them.

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