RS Staff Picks Gift Guide: Stimulate the Psychedelic Experience
NOW SERVING Psychedelic Culture Oh, how wild 2020 has been.While this year has had its unprecedented hardships, the yearly ritual of gift-giving is one thing you can do to keep spirits high.
The Reality Sandwich team has curated a list of psychedelically stimulating gifts sure to delight anyone on your list. Those who are substance-free and the most experienced psychonaut alike will enjoy the journey any one of these products can provide. Surprise loved ones with a profound psychedelic stimulation product that can produce similar trippy visuals or physical sensations. Other gifts on this list are the perfect companions for journeying or learning what psychedelic experiences are all about. We don’t suggest putting LSD under the tree, but we do have some totally legal ideas for you to gift a trip. Enjoy shopping! Mood enhancing technology is advancing as quickly as psychedelic research. And we’re stoked about it. Sometimes technology can be a great ally for a trip, and sometimes it can induce psychedelic-like states without any substance at all. You can finally burn those well-intended plans for your own basement float tank. Mood enhancement AI has some new ideas for you. Here are hand-picked gift ideas from the Reality Sandwich team, from some of the most cutting-edge therapeutic technology to seriously cool functional furniture. Dig in! This inHarmony product is a great investment towards your mental and physical health.
The meditation cushion provides many therapeutic benefits, including but not limited to increased focus and mental clarity, reduced anxiety and stress, and a shortcut to meditate deeper, faster, and longer. Accepting pre-orders for January 2021. “I absolutely love my vibro acoustic sound lounge. I use my it nearly every day and always notice a difference in my mood.
The sound lounge helps me calm anxiety while providing the mental reset I need to feel energized. I can’t wait to try the cushion version!” The BioMat Professional is an FDA-approved infrared mat that is approved for treating pain, stiffness, symptoms of arthritis, and muscle pain. Users report the BioMat’s infrared and negative ions relieve stress and improve well-being. We’re not saying this for sure (can someone please call the Doctor?!), but we’ve heard that this kind of a technology can also help with challenging trip experiences. It’s been known to help Fido too! “I have had a BioMat for over ten years and I cannot imagine a better tool for overall health and wellness. When I was a competitive athlete I used this mat for at least an hour after a hard training session and slept on it overnight post-competition.
The BioMat sped up my recovery times significantly, giving me a strong competitive advantage over other athletes. And it’s not just great for athletic performance and recovery. Now that I am older I use it to relieve stress, ease everyday muscle tension, and reduce overall inflammation.” Conquer stress in a new way with Hapbee. Through their unique headwear technology, Hapbee employs low-energy magnetic fields that have been used therapeutically for decades. Scientifically designed for happiness, relaxation, focus, and more – whenever you need it. “Quite a neat piece of technology. Skeptical that a wearable device can change the way you feel? You’re not the only one. But shockingly, 100% of Hapbee users could feel & tell the difference, in blind tests.” Meditation is a smart part of any psychedelic practice. Check out Soundself. It’s a powerful guided experience sans the substance! A visionary meditation experience for PC and Mac users, SoundSelf’s technology uses your voice to generate a hypnotic world of light, color, and sound. SoundSelf will gently lull you into meditation by engaging you in a centuries-old practice. “This is more than a game, more than a guided meditation, it is a powerful immersive experience. In the past, I have had trouble sitting for any type of meditation practice. I would get distracted and my mind would not shut off. Within just a few minutes of using vocal tones to chant along with SoundSelf, I was able to drop right into a different level of consciousness. Love this technology!” Intensive and comprehensive, the high-intensity vibrating Hypersphere Therapy Ball can be used for trigger point release on your tightest muscles so you can recover faster and move better. It has also, ahem ahem, been known to bounce around festival life as a trusty vibrating ally for party goers. Use it to stimulate blood flow and distract the aliens! If you know. You know. “Best massage ball ever! A crowd please at parties as well as the perfect solo massage device.” Explore our staff picks within the accessories section of our Holiday Gift Guide. While featuring top-rated products, from merchandise to home decor, our accessories section has a handful of fun gift-giving ideas for anyone – including those on a budget. This beautiful, hand-crafted pendant features a real mushroom “dipped” in 24k gold. Each piece is made by hand and completely one-of-a-kind.
The real mushroom is still inside, sealed, and finished with a thick 24k gold plating! “This is quite literally the only mushroom I’d ever wear. Why wear them when you can eat them, after-all? Protect your neck!” A current mood because you are totally out of this world! The We Come in Peace Alien Backpack has a vegan leather body and adjustable blue metallic straps with chain hardware – a festival vibe for sure. Not to mention, it has a back zip pocket and light-up eyes with various strobe modes! “I just love this alien backpack because it’s cool, stylish, and functional. Perfect to dress up your outfit for music festivals or every day if you’re feelin’ spunky.” Hippie Holiday DIY Tie-Dye Kit is a flower child’s favorite present. Affordable, fun, and useful, the hippie tie-dye kit is the perfect holiday gift for anyone. Psychonaut or not, collect your psychedelic energy and create some trippy clothes. “I got into tie dying over quarantine and I love it because it’s a fun craft to pass the time and you get some cool new clothes out of it. Get creative on your next trip!” During your psychedelic journey, you may want the comfort of a body pillow to hold.
The Unforbidden Fur Body Pillow is finished in 100% upcycled Toscana sheep fur from Spain – upcycled and unique just like you! “Picture this: You’ve just gulped down a lemok-tek mushroom mixture at home in the company of a trusted sitter. Intentions have been set. You’re ready for the journey ahead–all snuggled up to this body pillow. Running fingers through the lush fur, you breathe deep and ground yourself with the soothing sensation. When you open your eyes, the fur begins to dance... Bon voyage!” Transform your journey space! If you can’t see the universe, bring the universe to you.
The Sky Lite shines a universe of moving laser stars against a drifting blue nebula cloud. It’s your own personal galaxy! The tilting design allows you to shine the effect on walls or ceiling. Transform your space! “ I bought this as a gift for my niece and tested it out before gifting. I was so impressed by the visuals and mini galaxy it created that I bought one for myself. It instantly creates a peaceful vibe in your home or apt. It’s great for meditating, listening to music, taking a bath, or having a party!” Okay so...you’ve already read Pihkal and Tihkal have you? We believe you wink wink... Now take a peek at some of the most highly-rated psychedelic books in modern history.
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