Psychedelic emergency work at festivals
Interview with an expert:
Like all psychedelics, mushrooms can induce states of pure ecstasy and bliss – but they can also cause less pleasant experiences. The experience of feeling overwhelmed and anxious after taking a psychedelic substance is widely known a 'bad trip'.
Mika* is a volunteer at psychedelic emergency services at festivals such as Boom and Burning Man. Over the years she has assisted many people having a bad trip. She also has some experience with this state of consciousness herself. We tap into her knowledge by interviewing her.