Magic mushrooms or Psilocybin mushroom is a well-known psychedelic. As the name implies, this mushroom contains psilocybin. Psilocybin is a compound which has psychoactive and hallucinogenic properties. This compound, like Marijuana, is classified as a Schedule I drug. Compounds considered as a Schedule I drug are compounds which has a high potential for misuse and are deemed to be addictive.
Magic mushrooms are also known as booms, shrooms, mush, and psychedelic mushrooms. Scouring or looking for these mushrooms can also be a fun experience. There are different kinds of magic mushrooms that you can find if you are out looking for them. Take a look at the video created by Ky Lives on his website showing different types of magic mushrooms. Here are 5 of the most common magic mushrooms.
5 Most Common Magic Mushrooms and How They Look Like
This mushroom has a stubby stem with a parasol shaped cap. The cap’s color can vary from light to golden brown. This species can be found in tropical areas.
This mushroom has a bell-shaped cap with a slim but wavy stem. They can be found in Europe, USA, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia.
This mushroom is known as “wavy caps” because of its undulating tops. They can be found in Central and Western Europe, New Zealand, and parts of Western Asia.
This mushroom has a slim and long stem with light brown to light gray caps. It can be found all over the world,
This mushroom has a slim stem with caramel-colored cap. They can be found in the West Coast of USA. This mushroom is one of the most potent mushrooms that exists today.
What can you do with these Magic Mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms can be mixed with your food, prepared as a drink by brewing it like coffee, and can be smoked and mixed with cannabis.
What are the effects of magic mushroom?
Since magic mushrooms have psychedelic effects, it can cause you to feel sensations, see and hear things that may seem real. The effects vary from person to person because they are highly influenced by external factors such as the environment, current mood, current temperament, and current psychological condition of the user. Aside from the psychedelic effects of shrooms, there have been reports that they provide relief from psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression. Effectiveness is increased when partnered with psychotherapy.
How long does the effect last?
The effects might not be felt for 30 to 90 minutes after intake. Once it takes effect though, it could last for up to 6 hours.
Preparing for the Experience
If you want to get the most out of the experience, the best thing to do is to prepare everything that is needed.
- Prepare your rolled joints beforehand because once you have started your trip, rolling a new joint would be a hassle and would make your overall experience less enjoyable.
- If you are eating the shrooms, best to eat it on an empty stomach. This would reduce the possibility of nausea and the effect will be felt faster than with a full stomach.
- Go on a “trip” when you are in the right mindset.
Ensure you are in a relaxed and happy state before going on a trip. This would help avoid experiencing a “bad trip” where you might feel anxious and overwhelmed. Take time to balance yourself by doing some meditation beforehand just to clear your mind and prepare you for the experience
- Do not go on a “trip” with the wrong people
Best to do this with friends who have the same energy as yours. Choose people who exude positivity. Try to avoid doing it with strangers because they may be too confrontational during the experience and ruin your experience.
- Do not go on a “trip” when you are in a crowded place
Shrooms enhance your senses. Being in a crowded place will overwhelm those senses and might cause you to panic.
- Make sure that there is water available and within reach
- Dress comfortably. Wear something that would allow you to move freely and comfortably.
Preparing for the trip is equally important as the experience itself. If you have not done the necessary preparations, a “bad trip” is bound to happen. Once you are fully prepared, here are some creative ideas on how you can enjoy magic mushrooms.
Creative Ways to Enjoy Magic Mushrooms
Play chill music
This is probably the most basic and easiest way to add a little bit of oomph with your magic mushroom experience. Close your eyes and get lost in the rhythm and harmony of the music. It would be better if you have a playlist prepared beforehand. Make sure the music would last up to 10 hours so you can immerse in it non-stop until the stimulation ends.
Embrace your inner artist
Shrooms are known to stimulate creativity. Why not bring out your crayons, paint, paintbrush, and papers and just go with the flow. Let your creative juices flow and make a masterpiece! You can even disregard the use of the paintbrushes and just paint with your bare hands and feet.
Set up your location with lights
Another simple but very creative way to amplify your visual experience is to set up lights in your room or any enclosed space. You can use Christmas lights, disco flashers, or lamps.
Go nature tripping
Have an ethereal experience and enjoy the flowers, plants, trees, and butterflies. You can even go on a picnic with friends and enjoy the scenery. You can also close your eyes and listen to the wind blowing through the leaves.
Go camping and have a campfire
Enjoy the comfort of having the warmth from the fire touch your skin and share stories with friends. Your group can also bring some musical instruments along such as the guitar, and shakers for some music.
Set up a tent and gather your friends together
Set up a tent and bring in some lights, tables, and chairs. Assign a person to facilitate the sharing session. Add some relaxing music and listen to your friends to share their life’s journey with you. Sometimes you will be able to pick up some good advice that you can apply to your own life.
Have a dance party
Want to have fun? Dancing is normally the go-to option. Set up a great sound system, bring in a DJ or prepare a playlist of your choice, and have some glow sticks ready. This will surely give you a grand time. Avoid a too crowded place though.
Record your voice
All on your own? Not a problem! If you want your thoughts to flow and you want to remember them. Grab your recorder and record your thoughts as you go through your trip.
Play with your fur babies
If you are a pet lover, you have got to do this. You will get to bond with your pets like never before.
Look at art
An art gallery would be a good place to spend your time in a while on a “trip”. Get lost in the art and explore the feelings it elicits from you. Take a seat, focus on your breath and connect with the painting.
There are many ways to enjoy magic mushrooms. Just make sure that you prepare your location, choose who you want to do it with and most importantly, prepare yourself. If this is the first time you will try a magic mushroom, make sure to do it with someone who has had ample experience with it. Someone who can guide you through the trip. This is important so you can feel safe and avoid getting overwhelmed.