Re: Muslims' opinions on Magic Mushrooms
I had to register to answer. I began using magic mushrooms and my believe grow much more. I think you can clearly say that tryptamines don't fog the mind. Moreso the opposite. It opens the mind to understand more about life. When my believe was before 100% it is 500% now.
If you try it yourself will know yourself if it is haraam or not. But just don't throw it in one bag with other "drugs" like alcohol or nicotine. Go ahead inform yourself. Biologically psychedelics showed to strenghten the synapses. Psychologically they showed how terminal ill people lost their fear of death. Why do you think they lost it? Why do many drug addicts stop using them after having a religious experience?
What could be the reason someone loses fear of death and gets way more religious and certain about religions? What do you think happens in their mindspace?
I think it is a gift by allah to open our eyes on non materialistic life. We live in in a capitalistic materialistic world. It's easy to forget.
Also there are no people who get addicted to mushrooms. Moreso the opposite. They want to take a break and enjoy their lifes with family and friends.
I will favorite this topic and answer your questions in a scientific way if you want. First I studied, then I tried it myself.
Let's start this simply. You guys talked about DMT and Magic Mushrooms. First off: What is mainly active in the Magic Mushroom? Chemically it is 4-PO-DMT. When you eat it the stomach hydrolizes it to 4-OH-DMT. So Mushrooms are just 4 substituted DMT.
There are quite some more Typtamines now in science like 4-HO-MET etc.
They are ACTIVELY transported through the brain barrier. So the brain wants it and has vehicles to transport it to the serotonergenic receptors. The main important receptor for psychedelics is called 5-ht2a.
DMT is in ALL mammals. So also in us. EVERYONE has DMT in trace amounts in the body. DMT doesnt produce a long tolerance. DMT is NOT produced in the brain. The enzymes have only been found in the lungs in the moment. It is also in some grass sorts and many plants.
Psychedelics are forbidden for just like 60 years. How do you think there are even religions in the amazonas where noone sees other people. Even those people have religions.
There are many studies going on at the moment. Do you want to make plain research? Go ahead. There are organizations like MAPS.org and the Heffter Research Institute who make studies and the results are very good at the moment. Therapy resitant people got helped etc. Don't you think they deserve help?
Ibogaine treatment showed to help heroin and other drugs addicts stop their addiction. MDMA helped Post traumatic stress disorder patients. It is medicine, not for the body but the mind.
There are some studies which show in which way some areas get active while using mushrooms and they showed that they don't disable areas but actually more areas are active.
There are long term effects. You become a nice person.
Two questions for both sides:
For the people who used psychedelics and maybe had enlightening experiences: Do you think this could be haraam?
For the people who just plainly say it is haraam: Did you ever try it on your own?
Allah gave me my mind to inform myself and decide myself in such situations. Scientific medically and psychlogically it is proofed to be good for us. From my own experience it is not even questionable. Me for myself I know it's not haraam.
It's always nice to see people who use them in a religious way.
Why do you think people call it mind EXPANSION?
Another intersting question is: Would you think meditation is haraam? If so, watch this:
If you don't want to (Why do you even read the topic if you don't want proper information?) watch the video: They called a student of dalailama if i understood correct and they also checked the brain activitiy of the best meditator. The pattern was the same as on Psylocibin.
You have to remember my brothers. It is just a simple molecule. There are not video files in molecules or anything like that
It is your brain after all.
Please remember my brother. When it comes to drugs there is much desinformation. You are at the time of information. Use google, read scientific studies. You can also read trip reports but they nowhere describe what is really going on as there are no words to describe. There is also no way to understand without making the experience.
One more interesting thing which I considered for myself while deciding if haraam or not: There are evidence that magic mushrooms were used by cultures 8000 B.C. People always knew about this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entheogen# ... cal_record
So for example pork is forbidden strictly in exact words but psychedelic mushrooms not. Sufis also exist and other cultures in the arabic area.