Mindfulness Meditation Enhances the Effect of Psilocybin

  • Willem A. Fonteijn
Keywords: psilocybin, mindfulness, awareness, oneness, mystical experience, meditation


High dose psilocybin can occasion profound mystical effects of which the oneness experience is a core phenomenon. This article describes the experiences of participants of a psychedelic retreat with high-dose psilocybin. The central insight is to cultivate the neutral internal observer. The neutral observer stance creates opportunities for beneficial and endurable change. The neutral observer stance is trained during mindfulness mediation. The previous experience with mindfulness meditation and development of the neutral observer stance intensifies the mystical effects of the psilocybin retreat with a possible profound oneness experience as a result.