Psilly is an online community dedicated to psychedelic research, therapy, harm-reduction, and advocacy.
As Psillables, our mission is to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive online community dedicated to advancing the understanding, application, and responsible integration of psychedelic research, therapy, harm reduction, and advocacy. We envision a world where the potential of psychedelics is harnessed for the betterment of individuals, communities, and society as a whole.
- Knowledge Sharing
- We are committed to fostering a space where members can openly share their knowledge, experiences, and insights related to psychedelics. Through collaboration and education, we aim to expand the collective wisdom surrounding these substances.
- Safety and Responsibility
- We prioritize the well-being of all individuals involved with psychedelics. We promote harm reduction strategies, responsible use, and ethical conduct within our community to ensure that these powerful tools are utilized safely and respectfully.
- Inclusivity and Diversity
- We celebrate the rich tapestry of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences within our community. We actively seek to create an inclusive environment that respects and values the diversity of our members.
- Research and Innovation
- We support and promote rigorous scientific research into the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. Our community serves as a hub for the exchange of groundbreaking research, ideas, and innovations in the field.
- Advocacy and Social Change
- We believe in the potential of psychedelics to catalyze positive societal change. Through advocacy efforts, policy discussions, and community action, we strive to contribute to the broader movement seeking to reform outdated and unjust drug policies.
- Support and Healing
- We provide a supportive platform for individuals who have had transformative or challenging psychedelic experiences. Our community offers guidance, resources, and a compassionate network to help those seeking healing and integration.
- Our Vision
- We envision a future where psychedelic research and therapy are fully integrated into mainstream healthcare, where individuals have access to safe and effective psychedelic-assisted treatments, and where drug policies are evidence-based, compassionate, and just. Our community aims to be at the forefront of this transformation, driving change through education, advocacy, and a commitment to the well-being of all.
Join Psilly as we embark on this journey of exploration, healing, and change, united by our shared passion for the responsible and informed use of psychedelics for the betterment of ourselves and the world around us. Together, we can create a brighter and more enlightened future.
Psilly rejects corporatocracies and the concept of profit. All surplus is invested in our mission to turn on the World.
What does it mean to be Psilly?
The term "psilly" is word play, combining "psilocybin" (a psychoactive compound found in psychedelic mushrooms) with "silly" (meaning lighthearted, playful, or absurd). Being psilly generally refers to the altered state of mind or behavior that people may experience after consuming psilocybin-containing mushrooms, such as Psilocybe cubensis.
When someone describes themselves or others as being "psilly," they are often referring to the altered mental and emotional state that can occur during a psilocybin trip. This might involve a sense of playfulness, unusual thoughts, vivid sensory experiences, and a distorted perception of reality. The term captures the whimsical and sometimes unconventional nature of the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can arise under the influence of psilocybin.
It's worth noting that while psilly may convey a lighthearted or whimsical sense, the effects of psilocybin can vary widely, and individuals may experience a range of emotions and sensations, both positive and challenging. The term is not a medical or scientific term but rather a colloquial expression often used within certain communities that are familiar with or advocate for the use of psychedelic substances.
The Merits of Being Psilly
The concept of being psilly has become emblematic of the altered state of consciousness induced by consuming psilocybin-containing mushrooms. While the use of these substances raises ethical and legal questions, exploring the merits of a psilly state of mind provides an opportunity to delve into the potential psychological, creative, and introspective benefits that some individuals associate with such experiences.
- Expanded Creativity and Cognitive Flexibility:
One of the notable merits attributed to a psilly state of mind is its potential to enhance creativity and cognitive flexibility. Users often report experiencing unconventional thought patterns, novel connections between ideas, and heightened imagination. These altered states may facilitate a break from rigid thought processes, allowing for innovative problem-solving and artistic expression. In this sense, embracing a psilly mindset could provide a unique platform for exploring untapped creative potential.
- Deepened Self-Exploration and Introspection:
A psilly state of mind can lead to profound introspective experiences, enabling individuals to gain insights into their emotions, behaviors, and life perspectives. Many users describe undergoing a deep internal journey that fosters a greater understanding of their motivations, fears, and desires. This heightened self-awareness can lead to personal growth, improved emotional well-being, and a stronger sense of self-identity.
- Connection with Nature and Unity:
Advocates of the psilly experience often highlight the sensation of connectedness with nature and the universe. Under the influence of psilocybin, individuals may develop an acute awareness of their surroundings and a profound sense of unity with all living things. This heightened environmental consciousness could potentially foster greater ecological responsibility and sustainable living practices.
- Overcoming Mental Blocks and Fear:
For some, embracing a psilly state of mind serves as a method of confronting deep-seated fears, phobias, or emotional traumas. The altered perception and emotional intensity that psilocybin can induce may provide a unique opportunity to confront and process these issues in a controlled and therapeutic environment. With proper guidance, individuals might experience emotional catharsis and a newfound ability to overcome mental barriers.
- Facilitating Therapeutic Insights:
Research into the therapeutic potential of psilocybin is ongoing, with some studies suggesting its effectiveness in treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. A psilly state of mind, when guided by trained professionals in clinical settings, could facilitate therapeutic insights and contribute to improved mental health outcomes for certain individuals.
While the merits of being psilly are subjective and not without controversy, it's important to acknowledge the diverse range of experiences that individuals associate with psilocybin-induced altered states of consciousness. The potential benefits of expanded creativity, deepened introspection, enhanced connectedness, and therapeutic insights cannot be dismissed outright. However, it is crucial to approach these experiences with caution, considering both the potential benefits and the associated risks, and to seek guidance from medical professionals and mental health experts when exploring altered states of mind.
Psilly is managed by an elected Board of Directors, chosen by and from our membership. The Board meets monthly, and publishes agendas of upcoming meetings and minutes of past meetings publicly.
Become a Psillable
There is no objective test for psillability, you will know when you are ready. It has little to do with rhyme, or even so-called reason, the main ingredient is 🌈.