Magic mushrooms, or shrooms, have been used for thousands of years by various cultures for prayer, divination, and healing. Paintings in Spain, Algeria, and Central America have all captured the ritual of using shrooms. In the 1960s, they became popular for recreational use after some Americans went to Mexico and tried shrooms there.
When it comes to using shrooms, you are unlikely to have a bad trip, but there are ways that you can make it better. That can result in emotional release and even transformation. In the end, you will have gained emotional healing, revelation, and wisdom.
Using Magic Mushrooms
When it comes to recreational use, magic mushrooms can lead to difficult experiences that are automatically seen as bad. If these experiences happen publicly, they might lead to undesirable consequences. However, just because the experience seems difficult doesn’t mean that it is not worthwhile. The emotional release can feel freeing when you come down from the trip. Plus, there are ways of intensifying the best parts of the experience, so any negative aspects are balanced out.
Stay in a Safe, Calm Environment
A magic mushroom experience can be disorienting. For instance, if you are in an unfamiliar area, then you might feel lost. You might notice things that don’t exist in normal life, or you might not comprehend how normal things work.
You might laugh more when you are on a magic mushroom trip, so even falling down might seem hilarious at the time. It could also draw attention if you are in a public area. This is why you should stay in a safe place for the six to eight hours you will be on your trip.
Experiment with the Dosage
When you want to have a more intense experience, your first instinct is probably to have a lot more shrooms. However, overdosing on shrooms can be a highly negative experience in itself. The good news is that if you have too many shrooms at once, you will be more likely to throw up than to die. It is very rare to take a fatal dose of shrooms, and most fatalities are caused by accidents while on a trip. This is why it is important to be in a safe location with a friend.
However, if you take too high of a dose, you might have wild hallucinations for several hours. You will most likely feel that time has stopped, and you might feel that you will be stuck there forever.
Choosing the right dosage will help you have the most intense experience possible without using too much. It will depend on the kind of shroom you want to use, as well as your body weight and sensitivities. For adults, around 1 gram of psilocybin is right. If you have been using shrooms for longer, you might take as much as 5 grams. But go with a lighter dose first and wait a few hours. Then, you can increase it by a bit more until you have found the perfect amount.
Be Dressed for Comfort
You should make sure that you will be comfortable when you are preparing for your experience, especially if you want to have a more intense one. For example, if you will be outdoors, such as at a concert or party, you should check the weather for the next several hours before taking your dose. Even if it’s warm now, it could get cooler later, so bring several layers. Consider wearing older clothes, since you don’t know what will happen on your shroom trip.
Consider Your Trip Intention
You can set an intention for your trip, which will guide the revelation, wisdom, and information you gain. This is a powerful method of making your trip more powerful and can set it apart from a simple recreational experience.
Have Them with Something Acidic
Limes, lemons, and other citrus fruits may enhance the effects and intensify your experience. They might make the psychoactive effects happen faster and be stronger. However, it is believed that they might also make your trip end sooner.
Have Water and Food for Later on
When you are on a mushroom trip, even a simple job like opening a can of food might be difficult. That is why you want to have water and food within easy reach that doesn’t need much work. If you are at a concert, you should have at least a litre of water and snacks, such as apples or celery sticks. Shrooms can suppress your appetite, and they might make you feel a bit queasy, so you might find that you have to wait until the end of your trip to eat.
Shamanic traditions believe that magic mushrooms can help you purge, also known as getting better. You might find that it is easier to get lighter, healthier foods down. Unhealthier or heavier foods might be harder to get down, and they might cause nausea.
Consider Mushroom Consciousness
In Mexico, the Mazatec people call magic mushrooms “holy children.” They believe that shrooms are not only medicine but also wise teachers. Instead of considering shrooms as a simple drug or substance, think of them as an entity that has wisdom to give you. When you are on a trip, speak with the “holy children” and consider what they have to say.
When you do this regularly, you will find that your experience becomes more intense and meaningful. Many traditions believe that after ingesting a sacred plant, you have a lifelong relationship with that plant, and you can engage deeply with it. Many people choose to use shrooms when they feel the need for guidance.
There are lots of ways that you can make your magic mushroom trip more intense. Remember to go slowly since you can always take more shrooms later on, but once you have taken them, you can’t undo it. By following the right safety tips, you can make your experience both intense and positive.