Psilocin

“magic mushrooms”

Psilocin earrings & pendant

Psilocin & Psilocybin are compounds found in many species of magic mushrooms;You may wonder why I chose Psilocin as a model rather than the perhaps more widely ‘known’ Psilocybin? Well, that’s a matter of brain chemistry,because Psilocin is the active compound in the body after ingestion of psilocybin and is a serotonergic psychedelic substance,first isolated and named by Dr Albert Hoffman.Psilocin has no significant effect on dopamine receptors,instead affecting the noradrenergic system.It is a serotonin agonist and there is no direct lethality associated with psilocin, nor withdrawal symptoms when chronic use of psilocin is ceased.Often reported in relation to spontaneous remission of addictions to other substances:

quote from TIME; In research presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), scientists highlighted the latest findings on the use of psilocybin, the synthetic version of the active compound in “magic mushrooms,” as a treatment for anxiety in terminal cancer patients, in smoking cessation and as a treatment for alcoholism