In the video below, Paul Stamets mentions psilocybin mushrooms having the ability to reestablish different patterns in the neural network. The implications of a medicine being able to positively reestablish neural connections are confounding. Many psilonauts indeed report positive changes in negative behavior, such as abating their addiction of smoking carcinogenic cigarettes--an addiction attributed to killing 5 Million people a year worldwide. Over two years ago, Johns Hopkins researchers published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology a thrilling success rate in a pilot study using psilocybin to help heavy smokers quit. It was observed that 80% of smokers managed to stop smoking for six months after their three psilocybin sessions. The most popular answer to the reason behind their newfound tobacco abstinence was that "by changing the way you orient yourself toward the future, such that you now act in your long-term holistic benefit, rather than acting in response to immediate desire." We should not foolishly dismiss the monstrous numbers related to this plague that affects one billion people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). If the liquid nature of psilocybin can potentially help to positively rearrange the electric networks of our liquid mind, why would the federal government slam this mystical chemical shut in the incarcerated, medically-useless category of Schedule 1? With all of the information shining light on psilocybin's healing potential, why not boost psilocybin up a Schedule or two? Or take Portugal's border-line utopian stance and decriminalize it--especially because psilocybin mushrooms naturally grow all around the globe. It's not uncommon to find psilocybes growing in the front lawns of schools, courthouses and police stations in the south eastern and north western parts of the United States.
I really began tripping on my words when summer camp ended. I remember thinking of several sentences past the current "W" I was having trouble spitting out. The slight stutter developed like a domino effect of mild-to-bad-to-worse. Those wicked "W's" were the adolescent death of me. I often had to swallow my questions, sensing the broken record of my speech would never be blessed with a blurt.
In a much more extreme version, Paul Stamets recounts his congenital stuttering habit and the miraculous over-night healing event that cured him of his perpetual stuttering pattern. His dramatic healing story involves a powerful psilocybin mushroom trip report accompanied by a fractal lightning storm, an oak tree, a mantra and the cure for his congenital stuttering habit.
Although, this magical molecule might only have anecdotal evidence backing it's stuttering cure, it is undoubtedly due to it's controlled substances status. So let's perpetuate the medicinal potential for psilocybin mushrooms by sharing anecdotal evidence such as the video presented here.
By the way, I think I mostly outgrew my transmitted stuttering habit after a few years. However, there is evidence of a stuttering tinge on the tip of my tongue that I sometimes do notice. I guess I will have to go into the psilocybin space with this specific intention next time I visit. Until then, onwards and forwards and logos.