Like an ancient sensei whose timeless and benevolent wisdom connects us to the Universal Mind, these speckled golden caps are seen by many as a perfect introduction to the educational world of magic mushrooms. Everyone’s physiology and metabolism is different, and individual brain chemistry and body size play a significant role in how each individual might respond to psilocybin, as will your surroundings and emotional state, so if it is your first time or you are significantly upping your dosage, select a safe, comfortable, and if possible, familiar place, and consider asking a sober tripsitter to be your companion for the coming ride. Like all tryptamines, psilocybes often cause what have been called “the mushroom yawns” which increase markedly as one begins to peak, however, the feeling in the rest of the body is energetic, not tired.
Doses under 1 gram can expect a gentle but energetic lift-off that takes between 15 minutes to an hour, and doses up to 2 grams may even lead to near out-of-body experiences at the peak of the trip, which usually lasts between 3 and 6 hours from start to finish, depending on your body mass. Always sensual, whether you’re basking in the beauty of nature or finding stimulation in man-made displays of light, colour and sound… the symphony of sensations all feels comforting and warm. At doses over 2 grams, some users report experiencing warping of the visual field, and Dali-esque melting objects, which usually subside into a transformative and peaceful meditative state that even at small doses leaves users renewed and positively rebooted. Remember to stay hydrated, especially if you’re outdoors or doing activity like dancing, and try sipping some honey ginger tea to counteract any possible nausea during the come-up. Do not use if pregnant and do not mix with alcohol and other drugs.