Taking your first mushroom trip can feel very scary. Many people have experienced life changing healing experiences from dosing or micro dosing shrooms. Others are yet to take the plunge.
Scientific research confirms that psilocybin mushrooms are the safest illicit substance. Psilocybin is safer even than cannabis. Also, magic mushrooms are not addictive. You may want to take them again if you have had fun the first time around.
Read on to discover how to take magic mushrooms safely and responsibly.
Taking Your First Dose
The physical form of your magic mushrooms will affect the dose you may want to take. Also, the type of mushroom will affect your dose too. Psilocybe Cubensis is the most common type of magic mushroom used for tripping.
- Use 1 to 3g of dried mushrooms. A dose of 1g is a light dose, and a moderate dose of 3g would be strong enough for first timers.
- For fresh mushrooms multiply by a factor of ten. This translates to 10 to 30g of fresh shrooms.
- For fresh magic truffles multiply by a factor of five. This translates to 5 to 15g of fresh magic truffles.
It is not a good idea to mix your mushrooms with any other drugs including cannabis, caffeine, and alcohol. You want to experience the pure magic mushroom experience without other drugs infiltrating it.
Your mind and your thoughts will affect the direction of your trip and greatly colour your experience. This includes your emotions, feelings, thoughts, and any nerves about taking mushrooms.
Have the day before you trip free without any other responsibilities. Use this time to prepare for your trip. This can be done by relaxing, meditating, sleeping well, and looking after yourself.
It is normal to be nervous before your trip. Be open and calm and you will have a smoother ride in hyperspace as you go with the flow. You can also write down your goals for your experience before the trip. This can help you to clear, focus, and balance yourself.
Your physical health is important too. If you feel ill, sick, or unhappy prior to dosing mushrooms then you will feel these manyfold in your trip. So, ensure you have a healthy body and mind before you trip.
Your physical environment and those you choose to spend time with are very important for your trip. All your thoughts, feelings, and emotions will colour your trip when taking magic mushrooms. If you feel anxiety in a new or uncomfortable environment, then your anxiety may increase. So, choose a place that is familiar and safe for you. This also helps you to relax into your experience.
When tripping for the first time we suggest a comfortable space indoors in your home or at a friend’s place. Then set up your space the way you like it maybe with the music you want to play or meditate to, cuddly toys to snuggle into, or trippy pictures to look at.
If you prefer tripping outdoors or feel claustrophobic indoors you will find that magic mushrooms show you how to connect deeply with nature. You will feel connected and nourished by Mother Earth and illuminated by Father Sky. They will be great teachers as will the trees, animals, the wind, the sun, the moon, and the stars too. You will listen to your guides and deeply explore nature on mushrooms. So, choose a good place to go to if you feel you want to experience a trip outdoors. You may consider tripping in your garden, a local nature park, or the wild woods.
Using a Trip Guide
You can ask someone you completely trust who is experienced in psychedelics to be your trip guide. They will stay be you for your whole trip and may remain sober for the duration of your trip. Some will choose to take a lower dose so they can more easily flow with your trip and guide you. They are there to keep you company, support you, or guide you through the whole trip.
Allow Time to Trip
It is best to allocate a whole day for your initial magic mushroom experience. If you take your shrooms early in the day, then the effects will have mostly worn off by late evening. Also, mushrooms are most effective when taken on an empty stomach. The duration of a mushroom trip is between four and eight hours. It takes an average of 30 to 45 minutes to begin feeling the coming on of effects. This could be any time between 15 minutes and 2 hours depending on how you took your mushrooms and how much food is in your stomach.
The trip duration also depends on your biochemistry and the strength of the dose you took. For a moderate dose of 1 to 3g of dried mushrooms your trip duration will be around six hours long.
Also, a psilocybin shroom trip will flow up and down like waves in the sea of your mind. You may think your trip is finished hours later and then be riding the rollercoaster again. Relax and flow with it.