Magic Mushrooms and the Heroic Dose

Magic Mushrooms and the Heroic Dose

“Take 5 grams in total darkness….”

The Heroic Dose.  It has now become part of the psychedelic culture, but what is a heroic dose?

Terrance McKenna, the famed psychonaut and counter culture icon, once recommended taking 5g of dried psilocybin mushrooms, ALONE, and in TOTAL DARKNESS.  Having done just that, I can say….clear your schedule for the next 6-10 hours, at least.

Occasionally taking that quantity of Mushrooms, in my opinion, is a great way to “hit the reset button”, and perhaps gain a new perspective on your current life situation.  That said, is it neccessary to take a heroic dose to get what you need from magic mushrooms?

In this interview, Dennis McKenna, the brother of late Terrance McKenna, discusses his brother Heroic Dose, and answers the question.

Is a Heroic Dose required?