The study of Psychoactive Fungi
A fungus (plural: fungi) is a kind of living organism that exists as a single filamentous (mycelium) or multicellular (mushroom) body.
There are many species of psychoactive fungi, with most of them taxonomically classified in the Psilocybe genus. The species in this genus, cubensis in particular have shown notable safety and efficacy in the treatment of several psychological conditions.
Psilocybe Cubensis mushrooms have been safely used by cultures across the globe since before the dawn of human civilization. There is also significant evidence to suggest that ancient cultures (most
notably the Egyptians, Greeks, and Several Indigenous cultures) used Psychoactive mushrooms for a variety of purposes, from performance-enhancement, to spiritual & ritual ceremonies, to communicating with "the gods"
In the modern world, Psilocybin (the active compound found in magic mushrooms) is mainly used as a recreational entheogen, and elicits effects including; Sensory Enhancement, Visual Hallucination, Time-distortion, Euphoria, Introspection, & Feelings of Spirituality/Mysticism/Connectedness.
Magic Mushroom Anatomy
Cap (Pileus) - Contains on average 10-15% higher Psilocybin concentration
Stem (Stipe) - Bruises an azure-blue, indicating the presence of psychoactivity
Gills (Lamella) - Where spores are created and stored until the mushroom reaches maturity.
Veil (Annular zone) - Breaks as the mushroom reaches maturity, allowing spores to be released.
Magic Mushroom Dosage.
Psilocybin mushrooms are consistently rated by the Global Drug Survey (a yearly survey of over 100,000) to be one of the safest, and also one of the best value-for-money mind-altering substances.
That said, the potential for a negative experience does exist and is amplified the larger your dose. We recommend starting with 1.5 grams of dried mushroom for every 100 pounds of body weight (1g/100lbs for Penis Envy varieties).
There are also several other factors which play a significant role in a mushroom experience, like mindset, environment, auditory stimulation, and even your expectations! Its best to be as comfortable as possible. This means having knowledge of psilocybin's potential effects, being in a familiar environment, and not having any obligations for 6-8 hours.
If you want to learn more about shroom effects at various dosages, or learn how you can prepare for an experience in order to maximize both the acute effects & long term benefits, click on one of the images below!