Psychedelics have an intriguing and magical history throughout time, and psilocybin mushrooms are no exception. Psilocybin has long been a part of indigenous tribes around the world, with much of its use surrounding ceremonial and medicinal use. Historians believe as far back as 7,000 BC, ancient rock carvings in Tassili, Algeria depict masked figures holding mushrooms, and the drawings hint at these figures having a mystical, vivid “trip” out of body experience.
Psilocybin mushrooms are a certain type of mushroom that are made up of specific chemical substances that have psychoactive properties. The components are called “psilocybin” and “psilocin” – the two specific chemical agents that are responsible for the psychoactive and psychedelic effects.