If it’s your first trip, it’s good to know that a trip sitter can make your trip more comfortable. A trip sitter can help calm you down if you start freaking out or don’t like the experience. But tripsitters are more common with very intense psychedelic sessions or with so-called “hero doses”. These usually contain 25 to 40 grams of Magic Truffles or more than 3 to 4 grams of dried Magic Mushrooms .
With such a dosage, the user can lose contact with reality. In those cases, a tripsitter really comes in handy.
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Can anyone be a trip sitter?
Under the influence of psychedelics, you tend to overreact and be very sensitive to everything. The trip sitter chosen should be the most reassuring person you know. How much experience a tripsitter has with psychedelics is only important after that. That is why your partner, best friend or a family member could be your best choice.
Always avoid strangers who act as trip sitters and only choose people you feel really comfortable with. Even if this person has experience with psychedelics, the advice is to get a trip sitter you trust and bond with.
To answer the question asked. Yes, anyone can be a trip sitter. Make sure you’re surrounded by people you know who have some experience with psychedelics . This way you or the tripsitter are always in a pleasant environment.
What is a hero dose?
A hero dose or a hero trip usually describes a super intense psychedelic experience. A hero dose usually contains 25 to 40 grams of Magic Truffles or more than 3 to 4 grams of dried Magic Mushrooms. You cannot compare a strong trip with a hero trip. Make no mistake, a hero trip should actually mean that you don’t want to repeat the trip… At least for some time.
Psychonauts who are used to the right dosage for a strong trip, stick to it. Going beyond that is not only scary, it also requires the perfect conditions and it can go wrong quickly due to lack of preparation. That’s where the term hero comes into play: hero usually refers to an experience so powerful that the subconscious completely takes over and you push the boundaries of what tripping is.
With great power there is always responsibility: taking a hero dose of Magic Truffles or Magic Mushrooms requires preparation, respect and complete determination. What do people expect on a heroic journey? To die and to be born again. If you can’t even imagine the thought of this (ego-death) happening, always keep your dosage below 2-3 grams of dried mushrooms.
What is ego death?
Ego death is a unique experience that can occur during a very strong psychedelic trip. During ego death one loses complete self-identity. In other words, you go from a self-centered perspective to… well, something completely unbiased.
Ego death is a difficult-to-explain phenomenon that can occur with high doses of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) , high doses of LSD, DMT or ayahuasca. It usually has to do with a complete out-of-body experience where your consciousness leaves your body.
Our ego is the main tool of the human mind that makes us feel alive and we should thank our ego for getting this far. But it might be a good idea to rest your ego and rewire every now and then.
And this experience can be as terrifying as it sounds: There’s a reason the word death is in this term. Moreover, it is not an experience that can only happen under the influence of psychedelics, Buddhists call it enlightenment and believe it can be achieved through meditation, Sufi Muslims call it “fana”, psychoanalysts such as Carl Jung describe ego-death as “psychic death”.
Ego death is complete transcendence beyond this world, beyond space or time, beyond oneself. After ego death there are no visions, no thoughts, no sense of self: what remains is pure consciousness. As you can imagine your ego will fight as hard as it can when it feels this experience… but at this point there are only two ways it can go: you yell and fight it or you just let it go. And if you decide to make it happen, then you become anything without a sense of self.
A tripsitter is certainly useful if it is your first time or if you are going to start on a hero dose, for example. A trip sitter can guide you during your journey of discovery and help if necessary. Hopefully you have learned enough from this text to be a tripsitter next time too.
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