Reclaim the power to heal yourself with the
microdosing movement masterclass

Empower yourself with the ultimate source of information on microdosing psychedelics, packed with freshly uncovered historical evidence of microdosing, the true untold story of psychedelics in modern times, and ground-breaking clinical findings.

Have you been wanting to learn more about microdosing
and wondering where to start?

Would you like to gain a complete understanding of microdosing,
from its origins in ancient human history
to the most recent scientific breakthroughs?

Are you curious how microdosing can aid recovery from
depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, or pharmaceutical dependency?

Ready for a new stage in life that supports your fullest potential?

You are in the right place!

Let our microdosing experts support you and walk you through the latest research.

Through professionally recorded, self-paced and easy-to-digest video episodes, we will cover everything you need to know about microdosing.

Get answers to your microdosing questions, including:

A microdose is a tiny dose of a substance that can lead to big changes.

Though the most popular choices are psilocybin mushrooms and LSD, there are many options when it comes to microdosing. This practice involves taking a small fraction of a “standard” dose with the intention of receiving sub-perceptual or barely perceptual effects.

Different substances and even different varieties of mushrooms can have different effects. Results can vary between individual circumstances, though many people report improvement in mood and a greater sense of well-being among a variety of other benefits.

“Indigenous cultures have known about and used sub-perceptual doses of different psychedelics for centuries.”

-James Fadiman, Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide

 

Researchers are now suggesting that microdosing has been more deeply ingrained in human history for much longer than has previously been acknowledged. It is safe to assume that if our ancestors were consuming large doses of plants, cacti and fungi over the course of tens of thousands of years that they were also experimenting with small to medium doses and exploring the negatives or positives benefits of those doses. 

 

THE STONED APE THEORY

The first to suggest that low doses of psilocybin played a part in human evolution was Terence McKenna. In his 1992 book, Food of the Gods, he put forth the theory that our early ancestors, Homo Erectus, were consuming psilocybe cubensis as part of their diet as they came out of the canopy and into the African plains to track wild game. According to his theory, the addition of psilocybe cubensis to the diet of Homo Erectus eventually doubled the size of our brains in 200,000 years turning us into Homo Sapiens. McKenna believed this transition happened around 100,000 BCE when Homo Erectus split and when tracking wild game, our ancestors would have been using animal scat to track their prey. Psilocybe cubensis grows from the dung. McKenna suggested that low doses of psilocybin enhance visual acuity, especially edge detection, hunting, the building of weapons, development of language and a more empathetic, sexually productive community that survived while other clans did not.

PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOMS THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY

The oldest known cave paintings depicting the use of psychedelic mushrooms are said to be between 9,000 BC and 7,000 BC and were found in Algiers, north Africa in 1910, and then again in the 1930’s, and the 1960’s. The US Forest service states that the cave paintings in Algiers are “the oldest known petroglyph depicting the use of psychoactive mushrooms,” and “the mushrooms depicted on the mushroom shaman are Psilocybe mushrooms.”

In a 2011 paper titled, “Pre-historic Cave Art in Spain Depicting Neurotropic Psilocybe Mushrooms?” authors Brian Akers, Juan Francisco Ruiz, Alan Piper and Carl P. Ruck hypothesized the origins of the Selva Pascuala mural, a work of post-Paleolithic rock art. 

According to the authors, ‘The Selva Pascuala mural contains fungoid figures herein hypothesized to depict neurotropic fungi, especially Psilocybe hispanica, a species that occurs in a neighboring region. This hypothesis is based on features of these figures related to fungal morphology, along with ethnographic analogy, and shamanistic explanations of rock art. If correct, this interpretation would support inference of prehistoric utilization of this fungus in the region. The mural represents the first direct evidence for possible ritual use of Psilocybe in prehistoric Europe.

The ancient Egyptians created a large number of hieroglyphic depictions of hallucinogenic mushrooms throughout their intricate temples.

Another interesting twist is that the Egyptian Book of the Dead refers to mushrooms as “the flesh of the gods” or “celestial food”. Half a world away and hundreds of years later the Aztec population throughout Central America also referred to psilocybe mushrooms as Teonatcl or “Flesh of the Gods.”

The use of psilocybin mushrooms in Mexico went underground from the time of the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec in 1521 til one brave curandera named Maria Sabina shared the sacred tradition with R. Gordon Wasson in Oaxaca Mexico in 1955. The Spanish who first reported ceremonial mushroom use in Mexico in the 1500‘s were able to use murder and genocide to drive mushroom use under ground and out of sight of white and foreign eyes until four hundred and fifty years later.

STIMULANT-LIKE EFFECTS

Evidence is emerging that demonstrates microdosing has been used throughout history for its stimulant-like effects. The Tarahumara Indians of Mexico remain unchanged in their tradition of ingesting small amounts of peyote to combat hunger, thirst and exhaustion especially when running and hunting.

Albert Hofmann, the creator of LSD, allegedly microdosed LSD a few times a month during his final years. Hofmann also reportedly said that microdosing was the most under-researched area in psychedelics, and that if Nixon had not made psychedelics illegal, that LSD and psilocybin in small doses could have replaced Ritalin and Adderall.

Join us in class to explore our ancestral roots and how this practice evolved into microdosing for our modern lives today. We will discuss how ancient practices caught the attention of modern researchers and began to gain traction in the public consciousness leading us to the psychedelic renaissance we are experiencing today. We will dive into the rebirth of modern microdosing, understanding the evolution of this sacred practice. We will unveil the history from the 1940’s with Albert Hoffman discovering sub-perceptual doses as a non-addictive stimulant, to the movement being reborn and ushered back into the world in 2010 with Dr. James Fadiman.

DIVE INTO A RABBIT HOLE OF MICRODOSING HISTORY WITH OUR

ADVANCED MICRODOSING CLASS

There were many seismic events and characters that led to the rediscovery of psychedelics in the early twentieth century. From Richard Evans Schultes days exploring plant medicines and fungi in the Amazon, to the synthesis of LSD-25 by Albert Hoffman, we will discuss the early involvement of the CIA in spreading LSD around the world, as well as the dark side of their experiments with LSD to find a truth serum. We will highlight characters that are rarely discussed in the history of LSD research like Captain Al Hubbard nicknamed the “Johnny Appleseed of LSD”, Sidney Gottlieb, Oscar Janiger, Humphrey Osmond, Aldous Huxley, Owsley Stanley, Ken Kesey and many more.

We will learn the untold history of microdosing and how the past can teach us practical applications to improve our present and future.

Microdosing is not one-method-fits-all.

When in doubt, start low and go slow!

Many factors can be used to determine a person’s ideal dose or “sweet spot,” including consideration of the substance, individual’s composition, reasons for microdosing, and desired protocol (schedule for microdosing).

Deciding where to start can be overwhelming. You don’t have to go it alone!

Join us to learn from trusted researchers in the field and get support from our community along the way.

We are committed to empowering you with everything you need to know about microdosing, from where to start to customizing your protocol.

Many times the question has been asked, are some psilocybin mushrooms better than others for microdosing?

We finally have answers!

Join us for the first-ever public discussion of ground-breaking findings covering which strains are most suitable for microdosing, its stimulant-like effects and differences between caps and stems.

You will learn from leading experts from the creators of the Psilocybin Cup and the first mushroom potency testing company. We will take a deep dive into the results of their studies and explain how different varieties of mushrooms have different effects.

BENEFITS OF MICRODOSING

There are many ways that microdosing can make a positive impact, though it is not a magic pill or instant cure.

We will walk you through the wide range of benefits of microdosing, while cultivating realistic expectations.

Reported benefits of microdosing include:

  • Improved mental health

  • Recovery from conditions such as depression and PTSD

  • Relief from chronic pain

  • Increased energy, creativity, and productivity

  • Freedom from addictions and addictive behaviors

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES WITH MICRODOSING

In the Microdosing Movement Masterclass we address overcoming challenges, possible contraindications, and how to address any concerns that might arise during the microdosing experience.

We focus on not creating a culture of dependence, but rather a culture of independence.

Potential challenges when microdosing include:

  • Finding the right dose and schedule

  • Anxiety (often an indicator to lower the dose)

  • Navigating unpleasant thoughts or feelings if they arise

We are here to resource you with the information you need to avoid the most common challenges with microdosing, setting you up for success with your experience and providing ongoing support through our active online community.

DISADVANTAGES OF MICRODOSING

Microdosing psychedelics is not always right for everyone or every situation.

We are committed to your safety and will present you with a thorough understanding of contraindications, concerns, and reasons why you might decide microdosing may not be the best choice for certain circumstances.

If you are looking for a documented list of known pharmaceutical interactions, visit microdosingpsychedelics.com.

By now you may have seen the headlines praising microdosing for relieving conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, bringing incredible hope to those suffering from addiction and wishing to break free from dependency to pharmaceutical drugs.

You might be wondering if this practice could help you or a loved one heal.

From a compassionate and non-judgmental standpoint, we will present to you the latest information on microdosing to overcome these challenges.

In order to fully release any addictive pattern that no longer serves an individual, we will guide you through a process of understanding the root cause.

With an intention to help individuals break a life sentence of drug dependence, we are paving a path forward to self love.

What you’ll learn

Evolutionary and Ancient Roots of Microdosing Psychedelics

Episode 1: The Evolutionary / Ancient Roots of Microdosing Psychedelics

Microdosing has been more deeply ingrained in human history than we previously realized.
In this episode we will explore our ancestral roots and how this practice evolved into microdosing for our modern lives today.
We will learn the untold history of microdosing and how the past can teach us practical applications to improve our present and future.
The Rediscovery of Psychedelics

Episode 2: A Rediscovery of Psychedelics / Untold History of Psychedelics

It’s time to lift the veil and explore the untold history of psychedelics.
There were a lot of seismic events and characters that led to the rediscovery of psychedelics in the early twentieth century.
From Richard Evans Schultes days exploring plant medicines and fungi in the Amazon, to the synthesis of LSD-25 by Albert Hoffman, we will discuss pivotal moments including the early involvement of the CIA in spreading LSD around the world, as well as the dark side of their experiments with LSD to find a truth serum.
We will highlight characters that are rarely discussed in the history of LSD research like Captain Al Hubbard nicknamed the “Johnny Appleseed of LSD”, Sidney Gottlieb, Oscar Janiger, Humphrey Osmond, Aldous Huxley, Owsley Stanley, Ken Kesey and many more.
Microdosing in Modern Times

Episode 3: The Rebirth of Microdosing in Modern Times

We will explore how ancient practices caught the attention of modern researchers and began to gain traction in the public consciousness leading us to the psychedelic renaissance we are experiencing today.
We will dive into the rebirth of modern microdosing, understanding the evolution of this sacred practice.
We will unveil the history from the 1940’s with Albert Hoffman discovering sub-perceptual doses as a non-addictive stimulant,
to the movement being reborn and ushered back into the world in 2010 with Dr. James Fadiman.
The Science Behind Sub-Hallucinatory Doses of Psychedelics

Episode 4: The Science Behind Sub-Hallucinatory Doses of Psychedelics

We will go over microdosing basics, from where to start, how to microdose and customizing your protocol.
You will learn from leading experts from the creators of the Psilocybin Cup and the first mushroom potency testing company.
This is the first-ever public discussion of ground-breaking findings covering which strains are most suitable for microdosing, its stimulant-like effects and differences between caps and stems.
We will close out the episode with a discussion diving deep into current events in psychedelic decriminalization,
legalization and what the future landscape holds for liberation of entheogens.
Overcoming Challenges of Microdosing

Episode 5: Overcoming Challenges, Pitfalls, and Contraindications of Microdosing

We will address overcoming challenges, possible contraindications, and how to address any concerns that might arise during the microdosing experience.
We focus on not creating a culture of dependence, but rather a culture of independence.
Microdosing psychedelics is not always right for everyone all the time.
We are committed to your safety and will present you with a thorough list of potential concerns, and reasons why you might decide microdosing may not be the best choice for certain circumstances.
Microdosing for Mental Health and Addiction

Episode 6: Microdosing for Mental Health, Interrupting Addiction and Getting To The Root

By now you may have seen the headlines praising microdosing for relieving conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, bringing incredible hope to those suffering from addiction and wishing to break free from dependency to pharmaceutical drugs.
You might be wondering if this practice could help you or a loved one heal.
From a compassionate and non-judgmental standpoint, we will present to you the latest information on microdosing to overcome these challenges.
In order to fully release any addictive pattern that no longer serves an individual, we will guide you through a process of understanding the root cause.
With an intention to help individuals break a life sentence of drug dependence, we are paving a path forward to self love.
Evolutionary and Ancient Roots of Microdosing Psychedelics

Episode 1: The Evolutionary / Ancient Roots of Microdosing Psychedelics

Microdosing has been more deeply ingrained in human history than we previously realized.
In this episode we will explore our ancestral roots and how this practice evolved into microdosing for our modern lives today.
We will learn the untold history of microdosing and how the past can teach us practical applications to improve our present and future.

The Rediscovery of Psychedelics

Episode 2: A Rediscovery of Psychedelics / Untold History of Psychedelics

It’s time to lift the veil and explore the untold history of psychedelics.
There were a lot of seismic events and characters that led to the rediscovery of psychedelics in the early twentieth century.
From Richard Evans Schultes days exploring plant medicines and fungi in the Amazon, to the synthesis of LSD-25 by Albert Hoffman, we will discuss pivotal moments including the early involvement of the CIA in spreading LSD around the world, as well as the dark side of their experiments with LSD to find a truth serum.
We will highlight characters that are rarely discussed in the history of LSD research like Captain Al Hubbard nicknamed the “Johnny Appleseed of LSD”, Sidney Gottlieb, Oscar Janiger, Humphrey Osmond, Aldous Huxley, Owsley Stanley, Ken Kesey and many more.

Microdosing in Modern Times

Episode 3: The Rebirth of Microdosing in Modern Times

We will explore how ancient practices caught the attention of modern researchers and began to gain traction in the public consciousness leading us to the psychedelic renaissance we are experiencing today.
We will dive into the rebirth of modern microdosing, understanding the evolution of this sacred practice.
We will unveil the history from the 1940’s with Albert Hoffman discovering sub-perceptual doses as a non-addictive stimulant,
to the movement being reborn and ushered back into the world in 2010 with Dr. James Fadiman.

The Science Behind Sub-Hallucinatory Doses of Psychedelics

Episode 4: The Science Behind Sub-Hallucinatory Doses of Psychedelics

We will go over microdosing basics, from where to start, how to microdose and customizing your protocol.
You will learn from leading experts from the creators of the Psilocybin Cup and the first mushroom potency testing company.
This is the first-ever public discussion of ground-breaking findings covering which strains are most suitable for microdosing, its stimulant-like effects and differences between caps and stems.
We will close out the episode with a discussion diving deep into current events in psychedelic decriminalization,
legalization and what the future landscape holds for liberation of entheogens.

Overcoming Challenges of Microdosing

Episode 5: Overcoming Challenges, Pitfalls, and Contraindications of Microdosing

We will address overcoming challenges, possible contraindications, and how to address any concerns that might arise during the microdosing experience.
We focus on not creating a culture of dependence, but rather a culture of independence.
Microdosing psychedelics is not always right for everyone all the time.
We are committed to your safety and will present you with a thorough list of potential concerns, and reasons why you might decide microdosing may not be the best choice for certain circumstances.

Microdosing for Mental Health and Addiction

Episode 6: Microdosing for Mental Health, Interrupting Addiction and Getting To The Root

By now you may have seen the headlines praising microdosing for relieving conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD, bringing incredible hope to those suffering from addiction and wishing to break free from dependency to pharmaceutical drugs.
You might be wondering if this practice could help you or a loved one heal.
From a compassionate and non-judgmental standpoint, we will present to you the latest information on microdosing to overcome these challenges.
In order to fully release any addictive pattern that no longer serves an individual, we will guide you through a process of understanding the root cause.
With an intention to help individuals break a life sentence of drug dependence, we are paving a path forward to self love.

What’s included

MICRODOSING JOURNAL

to help you track your changes while microdosing in addition to some helpful considerations and expansive practices to enhance the experience.

PRE-RECORDED VIDEOS

on a variety of topics including microdosing ancestral use, explorations on less commonly used substances, and concerns.

3 LIVE Q+A SESSIONS

including a live event to learn from Dr. Fadiman, the doctor who brought microdosing back into the modern world and rediscover his experience with studying LSD before prohibition.

GUEST SPEAKERS + PERSONAL STORIES

with top experts in the field of microdosing who have dedicated their lives to this subject.

BI-WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP

The Microdosing Support Network is hosted on Zoom between each class to socialize with other students, integrate the content, ask questions and build community.

AN ONLINE COMMUNITY

hosted on Discord to make connections with your classmates, ask questions, and seek guidance.

COMPREHENSIVE PRESENTATION DECK

for personal reference throughout and after the class that includes all the essential info that we cover in class.

LIFETIME ACCESS

to course materials.

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

on microdosing, historical context, safe practices, integration, and thorough education about sacred medicines.

Meet our team of microdosing experts
who will support you

James Fadiman Danielle Negrin Adam Bramlage
Reggie Harris Ian Bollinger Oakland Hyphae Labs
James Fadiman
is an American psychologist and writer.
He is acknowledged for his extensive work in the field of psychedelic research.
He co-founded along with Robert Frager the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, which later became Sofia University, where he was a lecturer in psychedelic studies.
Fadiman was also part of the team in the psychedelics in problem-solving experiment at the International Foundation for Advanced Study, which was abruptly halted in 1966.
He is considered by many to be the Father of modern microdosing, after reintroducing the idea in his book, “The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide”.
He is currently a proponent of microdosing and collects anecdotal reports from those who practice it.
Adam Bramlage
is Founder/CEO of Flow State Micro, a functional mushroom company,
and microdosing educational platform.
Bramlage works one-on-one with clients to optimize their microdosing experience.
He’s helped hundreds of people, from professional athletes to people suffering from
addiction and depression, achieve results through microdosing.
Bramlage works closely with psychedelic researcher, pioneer and father of modern microdosing
Dr. James Fadiman.
In collaboration with Doubleblind Magazine, Bramlage recently launched his 14 episode online course "How to Microdose.", which was recently featured in Forbes Magazine
as the masterclass of psychedelics.
Danielle Negrin
is Executive Director of the San Francisco Psychedelic Society, founder of Psychedelic Recovery,
on the founding team of Decriminalize Nature Oakland and on the advisory board for Project New Day.
She specializes in building a conscious global community where she provides education into the responsible use and sacred intentional practice of psychedelics.
Danielle counsels individuals through addiction recovery, microdosing, psychedelic integration and spiritual transformation.
The purpose of her work is to assist individuals and communities transcend out of patterns that are no longer serving them so that they can live empowered lives.
Reggie Harris
has over a decade of political campaign experience ranging from city council races to presidential elections. He is an international consultant and has worked with the largest mushroom cultivators in the world; from the Netherlands, to his recent work advising the establishment of the largest commercial mushroom farm and state of the art testing lab in Jamaica. Reggie has established Oakland Hyphae which hosted the Psilocybin Cup and The Oakland Psychedelic Conference, which was the most impactful psychedelic event of 2021. He is a co-founder of Hyphae Labs which is leading the industry in psychedelic mushroom potency testing and the founder of Hyphae Nootropics. Reggie is a strong advocate for who he calls, “the little guy” or the “legacy plant medicine workers”. It is his goal to create barriers of entry to prevent big-money-interest groups from the same industry take over they did in cannabis. Ultimately he aims to protect the legacy plant medicine workers from corporate vultures.
Ian Bollinger
is a Co-founder of Hyphae Labs, and spends his time advising for harm reduction in the growing entheogen movement through education and conversation. Working with the decriminalization movement in the SF Bay Area since passing, he has helped establish entheogen churches, non-profits, and supports public benefit corporations to bring scientific insights from the growing entheogen space to the public. He took on a lead role with the Oakland Hyphae team and Science Advisory Committee in providing the analytical backbone for the Psilocybin Cup. Through working with cultivators and consumers, he developed the Hyphae Spectrum based on these conversations; and through its implementation, he has successfully shifted how the conversations around mushroom potency and use are being had.
Emily Ruth
is the Sorceress of the San Francisco Psychedelic Society and a local psychedelic artist.
She is dedicated to helping others find healing through community connection.
Her creations include illustrated books California Witchcraft and
Dreams vs Fantasies: A Psychedelic Self-Love Story.
She has worked as an herbalist, contributed to the creation of domestic violence resource center
WOMEN-SV, and organized numerous events and creative collaborations in the psychedelic realms.
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About the organizations

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Flow State Micro

is a California-based corporation preparing to sell its proprietary microdosing kits, which stack Flow State’s legal functional mushrooms, like Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps, with Microdosing XP Truffles through state of the art e-commerce platforms and legal Web stores in Holland, in accordance with the highest ethical standards and adherence to all applicable laws.

Learn more at https://www.flowstatemicro.com/

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San Francisco Psychedelic Society

is a bay area 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to weaving communities with people from all walks of life who share an interest in the exploration of altered states of consciousness. Our mission is to educate and advocate for altered states of consciousness by providing community, support and integration resources to those seeking harm reduction, addiction recovery, spiritual growth and personal development. We emphasize honoring indigenous lineages, access without dogma and the destigmatization of all drugs.

Connect with us via connect@psychedelicsocietysf.org

Oakland Hyphae, and in conjunction Hyphae Labs,

are Oakland-based community centered groups who have been a voice for cultivators, consumers, and the general populace. They are the leaders of the Psilocybin Cup, the first mushroom testing company, and the creators of the first Oakland Psychedelic Conference. From Oregon, to Ann Arbor, they have helped push conversations around harm-reduction, protecting legacy cultivators, and empowering citizen access. For more information visit https://www.oaklandhyphae510.com/

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