Set and Setting is an expression coined by Timothy Larry in 1964 in his book, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide
Set and Setting is an expression coined by Timothy Larry in 1964 in his book, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, where he explains the importance of carefully preparing yourself and your surroundings before setting off on any psychedelic adventure.
Simply put, set is your mindset, and the setting is your environment. Making sure you are in the right mindset, with the right people, and in the right environment can literally make or break your journey.
So, once you have bought mushrooms Canada and are preparing for the trip, knowing about the set and setting will help create the best conditions for a life-changing trip.
Not taking the set and the setting into account can greatly decrease the chances of having a really good time, leading to a bad experience.
Traditional local cultures use shaman-led rituals to enhance the psychedelic trip, making the experience more than a hedonistic trip and making it healing and sacred. These days spirit guides are not readily available to us, and this makes a set and setting more important.
The most important thing to ask yourself before taking a mushroom is how are you feeling that day? If you just broke up with your partner, or are feeling down and sad, angry, or worried, it's best to reschedule.
Anxiety issues can come up during the trip and you really don't want to deal with them for six hours as the psychedelics will blow your mind going into the experience. In the weeks leading up to mushroom picking, make an intention. Are there things you want to know about yourself or the universe?
Traditional local cultures use psilocybin mushrooms in curing ceremonies. Is there an imbalance in your body that you seek advice for? There's no guarantee your questions will be answered, but having a purpose gives you confidence as you step into the unknown.
Be open to new experiences and don't have high expectations, they will be broken, you can only expect the unexpected.
When consuming mushrooms, you must feel calm, healthy, confident, and safe with yourself, with your environment, and with your company. The setting is your physical environment and the people tripping with you.
That said, wherever you decide to pick mushrooms, it should be a comfortable, private place where you feel safe. The same goes for your fellow travelers.
Taking psychedelics in nature connects you deeply with all living beings, you will understand where our ancestors got the idea of plant spirits because you will clearly see that nature is alive on a large scale.
If you don't have the option to go out, bring some toys and things that will allow you to focus on something other than yourself, such as art tools and instruments.
People are part of your environment and must be chosen carefully, this is another aspect of the setting. You need to trust everyone and feel comfortable with the people you are tripping with. It also helps if you share the same mindset.
It is never a good idea to take mushrooms alone unless you are experienced or have a trip sitter. During the trip, you can find solitude and darkness, it eliminates external stimuli and literally allows your brain to speak.
Western culture is relatively new to the psychedelic landscape, so we really should pay attention to how traditional cultures use them and learn from their experiences.
Respecting mushrooms as a sacred healing plant, they have been tested for thousands of years, not as party medicine. It is up to us to use them responsibly.