“Mushrooms can shift your consciousness and make you feel this ultimate connection with all living things on the planet,” said Fantastic Fungi director Louie Schwartzberg.
“That’s the shift of consciousness we need right now, to care about everybody and everything. This interconnection between us is what makes the world go round. We need for our economy and we need it for our mental health.”
Celebrate the release of Fantastic Fungi on Apple TV and watch the rest of Louie’s conversation from The Harmonic Convergence, a 10-day meditation to drive a global shift in consciousness.
Are You Part of the 17%?
Now more than ever, humans live separately from nature. Our food systems are limited to grocery store shelves and the occasional farmer’s market. We might get out for a hike every once in a while, or do some yoga when we’re feeling stressed. But the feeling of dissociation from self and others is all too common.
Enter author Daniel Grauer.
A writer, researcher, and organizer based in the Catskills, Grauer has been passionately exploring the relationship between plants and human consciousness for years. His research on sacred medicine and collective transformation has led to one major revelation—legalization of psilocybin therapy could cause a global shift in consciousness.
“If we legalize and integrate psychedelics into our culture through rituals and guidelines, we benefit from an estimated 17% of our future adult population having a unifying experience,” writes Grauer in his new book, Psychedelic Consciousness: Plant Intelligence for Healing Ourselves and Our Fragmented World.
“If this same 17 percent—of the national and eventually global adult population—then cultivated such a unifying experience through a daily practice of meditation or yoga, it should provide enough momentum to help us navigate the crossroads and shift from an unnatural ideology of fragmentation to a natural ideology of unity.”
Grauer’s new book explores the very nature of consciousness and the role that natural tools and practices can play in bringing individuals into harmony with systems. The book covers historic uses of sacred medicine and goes a step further, pointing out how safe access to transformative mental experiences could become the building block of a better future.
Psychedelic Consciousness looks at how natural plants and fungi can help us re-establish a lost ideology of unity. Interdisciplinary in nature, readers will be treated to a diverse array of well-researched tools and practices that can help transform individual consciousness.
Covering yoga, meditation, sacred plants, and psychedelic fungi, Grauer’s book is a hopeful and inspiring ode to connection in an age of disconnection.
With the right tools and the right mindset, Grauer offers up a path for finding symbiosis with nature. Tapping into the zeitgeist, Psychedelic Consciousness is a balm to every weary individualist who is ready to come back into balance and feel the unity inherent to all life.