Most people who encounter this page for the first time are looking for a better understanding of what psilocybin is, and why they should care.  They’ve heard something on the news, or from a friend that said it helps with a number of different conditions, and then probably heard contradictory information from another friend or a different news story.  It can become confusing and overwhelming!

In the hopes of simplifying and clarifying, this site is broken out into categories of answers to questions that are common, and how Oregon Psilocybin Journeys can help you navigate where you might find benefit from knowing or experiencing more.  If you already know everything you’d like to and are ready to schedule a session, just click here.  The rest of this information will still be available when you come back!  If you’ve looked around and are still wanting more specifics, please use our “Contact Us” page to send us a note.  We’d appreciate your feedback and help in making this a resource for everyone. 

What is Psilocybin and what does it do?

Psilocybin is one of the active compounds inside of “magic mushrooms” that make them psychedelic. The human body transforms psilocybin into psilocin which enters the brain via several more chemical processes until it is finally utilized by serotonin (5HT2a) receptors. More>

Is it legal?

Oregon Measure 109 made the use of psilocybin legal in only the specific context of in-state licensed facilities with a licensed facilitator. The federal government still considers psilocybin a Schedule 1 substance, even though none of their own criterian for that classification are met. More>

Is it for me?

Psilocybin is NOT for everyone.  For most people, it is safe, non-toxic, not addictive, and potentially very helpful, but for some people psilocybin can trigger underlying conditions that require a much greater level of care or avoidance.  More>

What is psilocybin facilitation, and what does that include?

Psilocybin Facilitation is actually made up of three distinct functions:  Intake & Preparation, the actual Facilitation session, and one or more Integration sessions. Together, these allow us to provide the most beneficial service with the least risk. More>

Research & Science

Anecdotally, we have many thousands of reports of psilocybin changing lives for the better.  But stories alone are not enough to ensure safety and efficacy across a broad population.  Here are some helpful scientific research papers. More>

OPJ Blog

Psilocybin Facilitation is in its earliest stages of development in Oregon and is rapidly changing.  We cover emerging trends, questions from our readers, and hot topics that might help the broader discussion around psilocybin and its benefits. More>


The scope of psilocybin work is larger than any one person, as there are many potential areas of study, research, and mastery.  Instead, we are each specialized in one or more areas that are closely tied to our own interests and experience. More>

Organizations & Events

Creating a world in which everyone has access to the benefits and healing that psilocybin has to offer requires a proverbial village. Associations, organizations, events, and even government resources, both affiliated and not listed here. More> 

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