Psilocybin mushrooms also go by the names psychedelic mushrooms, magic mushrooms, and shrooms. The psychedelic mushrooms contain psilocybin and psilocin which are both psychedelic compounds. The usage of these mushrooms is believed by many to have a long and ancient past.
The people of Mesoamerica have been found to use them for religious purposes. The Aztecs called it the “divine mushroom” and they used the psilocybin mushroom in rituals. Of course these mushrooms were also used during the 60s and 70s as part of the psychedelic movement.
Used primarily as a recreational drug, psilocybin mushrooms are administered orally. They may be consumed either dry or fresh and are chewed and swallowed like any other food. The longer one chews the mushroom the better it may be absorbed. They may be put into food or eaten raw. The mushrooms can also be used in tea. They are put to sit in the tea for 15 minutes or so, then the remnants of the mushrooms are eaten and the tea is consumed.
Dried mushrooms are not only easier to dose but safer to use. The taste of psilocybin mushrooms is generally described as unpleasant; even nauseating. But this can be avoided by eating them with something else that tastes good and masks the flavor. It is best to start with a low dosage, wait an hour or two, and then take a little more at that point if you feel okay. The effects last between 3-8 hours but usually begin about half an hour after eating them. The mushrooms have been used in certain cases for medicinal reasons, and have been utilized in treating obsessive compulsive disorder, cluster headaches, and clinical depression. People have also used the mushrooms for introspection for thousands of years.
How do magic mushrooms kick?
The primary effects which result from eating a psilocybin mushrooms are lethargy, amplified emotions, euphoria, aural distortion, and increased appreciation of color and sound. The mushrooms are primarily known for their strong hallucinogenic effect and spiritual experiences which many claim to have while under their influence. Overall, their influence is positive and it can be fun to become Prince of Persia for a few hours in your mind.
Just like other hallucinogens, psilocybin mushrooms may give a person a negative “trip” if you are depressed, eat too many, or are in an overstimulating or unsafe environment. Consuming too much may also cause stomach rot. Common negative side effects include headaches, fear or paranoia, nausea, anxiety, dizziness, or attention disruption. It can cause complications for those suffering from low blood pressure and serious interactions may occur when mixed with other substances such as alcohol. They may also exacerbate mental disorders and have been known to trigger psychosis. There are not many permanent effects which result from psilocybin mushrooms, but in rare cases there are long-term effects from psychosis.
Are mushrooms legal?
The tolerance to psilocybin mushrooms builds up so rapidly since they are not addictive, and generally they are considered to be safe and relatively non-toxic. There are no reports of over-doses. There have been, however, multiple indirect deaths in which people who had consumed psilocybin mushrooms jumped off of buildings or out of windows.
They are legal in: Czech Republic, Brazil, Spain and The Netherlands (as truffle).
Decriminalized in: Italy, Cyprus and Canada.
They are illegal in all other countries, but you can get spores and grow kits legally in most of the countries, including the USA.
Should I try psilocybin mushrooms?
Yes, there is nothing bad in trying shrooms once or twice. Especially since they are not addictive and if you will not go to the top of the building you should be safe. Also, their effect disappears in four hours, and there is no hangover, so you can take them even if you have some important stuff tomorrow.