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General Information[edit | edit source]

There are more than 180 species of mushrooms which contain the psychedelic chemicals psilocybin or psilocin. They have a long history of use in Mexico and are currently one of the most popular and commonly available natural psychedelics.

Dosage[edit | edit source]

This is the dose range for dry Psilocybe Cubensis. Fresh mushrooms are 9/10ths water by weight, and require 10 times the dose. For other types of psilocybes, see

Oral[edit | edit source]

Duration: 4-8 hours

Low dose: 1-2 grams

Common dose: 2-4 grams

High dose: >4 grams

Lemon Tek[edit | edit source]

This will greatly increase intensity, but lower the duration. The comedown is abrupt, yet gentle. Do not expect enough time for introspection.

Grind the mushrooms to a fine powder, then add them to an acidic solution (e.g. 1 tbps lemon juice, 8oz water), and drink on an empty stomach.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Psilocybin tends to induce more introspection than other psychedelics.

Positive[edit | edit source]

  • Mood lift, euphoria
  • Increased giggling and laughing
An example of visual effects on mushrooms.
  • Creative, philosophical or deep thinking : ideas flow more easily
  • Boring tasks or entertainment can become more interesting or funny
  • Sensation of insight
  • Life-changing spiritual experience
  • Intense feelings of wonder
  • Paradoxical feeling of a normalcy and deep alteration of psyche
  • May interrupt cluster sequences in those suffering from cluster headaches

Neutral[edit | edit source]

  • Feeling more emotionally sensitive
  • General change in consciousness (as with many psychoactives)
  • Time perception alteration [ Wittmann 2006 ]
  • Time seems to pass more slowly (minutes seem to take hours)
  • Sensitivity to light; lights seem brighter
  • Starring and rainbow patterns around pinpoint lights
  • Increased detection of motion in peripheral vision
  • Open and closed-eye visuals (common at medium or stronger dose)
  • Sleepiness, lethargy
  • Pupil dilation
  • Sensation of energy or buzzing in the nevous system/peripheral limbs
  • Memories come to life

Negative[edit | edit source]

  • Intense feelings of fear
  • Headache, usually as effects wear off, sometimes beginning the next day, lasting for up to 24 hours
  • Nausea, gas, gastrointestinal discomfort, especially when mushrooms are eaten raw and/or dry
  • Mild to severe anxiety
  • Dizziness, confusion
  • Lightheadedness or fainting (in cases of lowered blood pressure)
  • Can precipitate or exacerbate latent or existing mental disorders
  • Working memory disruption (reduced ability to do tasks requiring current remembering and attention) [ Wittmann 2006 ]

After effects[edit | edit source]

  • Hangover - rare
  • Afterglow - common
  • Long term effects include

Harm Reduction[edit | edit source]

  • Avoid driving and operating heavy machinery. You may feel "ok", but your judgement is highly impaired.
  • Recommended time (pauses) between using the substance is one month. More frequent use requires higher doses.
  • Low addiction potential.
  • There have been no documented deaths from consumption of psilocybin mushrooms.
  • As with all psychedelics, mushrooms can trigger latent psychological problems. If you are bipolar, schizophrenic, or show any signs of psychosis, avoid psychedelics entirely.

Images[edit | edit source]


Legal[edit | edit source]

Illegal in most countries.