Saturday afternoon, small town, Norway.
1,5 - 2,0 gram of dried liberty cap each
"N" and his girlfriend "K" came
over to my place with their back packed and suitable clothing. Today we were
gonna have mushrooms, norwegian-autumn style! Oh yeah! Earlier I had walked to
the shop that has electric things to buy a jack-plug. It would enable the three
of us to connect our music players to a small-awesome-portable-and-battery-driven-amplifier
that K had packed with her. We also brought my electric guitar, a bubble
blower, a green laser pen, sketchbook, plus pencils, flashlight, cups, nuts,
cameras and tea.
We put our shoes on and headed outside and towards the
mountain with smiles on our faces! When
we got further from civilization, we had a small break from walking at the lake
beneath the mountain. We all sat down on a wooden bench and had each our cup of
the magical-mystery-mushroom-tea and enjoyed the view of the lake!
We came to the foot of the mountain, and started
walking up a pathway. A few people in the area were going for walks with each
other and their dogs and so on. It was getting closer to sundown, so I was
expecting people to sort of eventually be back to their house-boxes to look at
a box that talks about a box. By now we were surrounded by trees on both sides
as we headed up the mountain. I could feel a small hint of the fungi starting
to come around, and it was as if every step from now on would only get us
higher and higher. (not only literally!) On the way up we greeted an old
fellow-man who was on his way down. He had ski poles and commented on the guitar
I was carrying and asked me if N and K were going to be doing the singing? We all laughed and said "farvel!"
and "hadetbra!" and carried on.
Finally arriving at our location! At the leg of the
mountain! (It's too high up to get all the way to the top of the head
sometimes.) I was pretty much arrived also with the shrooms. It seemed N was
also arrived. We put all our things down
on the ground and laid on "Huge Stone", that would become our dear
friend for the evening. N immediately got caught up with the big, grey clouds
passing over us. Soon we were all hooked and looked at them. They were
intensely surreal-looking, like liquid
smoke forever morphing into different shapes. Quickly and slowly simultaneously.
Pulsating, sort of glowing and alive. There wasn't so much sun that day, but the
mad crazy clouds made up for it! I took a picture of them:
We were all laying on Huge Stone, giggling, while facing
the sky. Then K put on some music from a tiny speaker-gadget that she pulled
out from her pocket or something! It was a woman singing, and N speculated that
the clouds were enjoying the song as well! No one could disagree. Eventually I
brought out K's amplifier from their backpack and plugged in the guitar:
Volume was much better than I expected! It was a fun experience to be sitting on the
mountain with the electric guitar. I and the guitar were a bit out of tune at first,
but we fixed that eventually. I then handed it over to K, and got up to promenade around, re-exploring
the location. Then N took it a step further by wandering into the trees and
disappearing from sight. I waited a bit, and then went into the trees myself. I
found him sitting in the middle of the trees with his iPhone. He was wearing
his purple headphones and looking at a video clip on his iPhone. I took a
We laughed, and walked back to Huge Stone. We were
taking turns on the guitar, while just enjoying the great view over the town
beneath us, the thick forest around us, the mountain behind us , bizarre clouds
above us, and a big blue fjord next to the town, to top the whole thing. K was
enjoying her new green jacket. Here's a picture I took of N (right) and K
N and K went back into the trees and wilderness, while
I sat on Huge Stone with the guitar, playing loudly until one guitar string
came off and broke apart. I had brought
extra strings with me but instead of fixing it I just packed it away and
connected my iPod instead. The Doors. Great. Perfect! I heard voices, so I went into the trees to look for N and K,
and found them both sitting comfortably in "earth chairs" as I later
labeled them. It turned out a group of
four people, two guys and two girls, were just coming down from the mountain-head-top.
They curiously gathered around our little camp at Huge Stone while the
amplifier was playing "Röyksopp - Eple" all over the place! We came
out from the trees and greeted them. One of the girls asked me if we were
having a party. I replied "Just a
mountain-trip!" (no pun attended) They looked happy and a bit surprised. The
girl said she wished she had a six-pack of beer. Then they left.
We put "Ott" on the
speaker-amplifier-electrical-box. Beautiful ambient psychedelic electronic
sounds were coming out from the box. The moment called for our first out of two
joints that we brought. It was getting dark by now. K kept mentioning how happy
she was about her new big jacket to keep her warm. We were all smiling and
giggling as the joint passed around. The music was taking us somewhere else and
we went silent a bit. I told N and K about how I heard of some native-american
tradition ritual where sons of a tribe reached a certain age, would be sent
into the wilderness to survive for days, also under the influence of hallucinogenic
plants. Then I got up and wandered off into some scrub, breaking branches to
make myself a walking stick. I found a big one with moss all over it and I called
it "Ja" . When I later
returned to Huge Stone I declared to N and K that I had been confirmed.
N went to sit on another stone rather than Huge Stone.
Small Stone? He blew a bubble:
Shortly after, me and N went into the trees again to
have a closer look with my tiny LED flashlight! We were extremely fascinated by
the trees. Studying them up close. The
yellow moss, the flakey bark and the stiff, dry textures. We found this one
tree that looked a bit older than the others, and had a sort of manly shape. We
named him "Ragnar" and agreed that he looked like he had alot of
experience. N said that we have much to learn from him. N made a comment on how
trees are like penises growing out of the ground. We were laughing like hyenas
at this point. N decided to climb Ragnar. Then he pissed on him. N later
regretted it a bit saying "I hope Ragnar didn't get offended by it"
to which I reassured N that it's good for nitrogen.
We went back to find K sitting at Huge Stone. She said
she was feeling "ecstatic". Then she wondered if that was a real
word. I told her it is. She told us how much she was enjoying herself, and how
she felt like she was really waking up to alot of things and feeling awesome.
We tried to enlighten her on the joys of wandering into the trees with the LED, get lost and find herself. She decided that she was going to head in, but
first we lit the second and final joint. I was going on about starting an organization
for trees, that would bring more nature back into civilization. We'll be hosting a peaceful demonstration where
we plant seeds and tiny trees around streets and at public places. Yes it might
be breaking the law, but think about it; a tiny tree, it won't upset or bother
anyone. People might not even take notice of it at all. But then, hundred years
later, BOOM! Big fucking tree! Organic-bomb!
I got N with me on the idea. Then we both laughed. I had
to sit down from laughing... We all took turns on hanging at Huge Stone and
wandering into the trees. I loved laying down in an "earth-chair" and
let it consume me. It was like instant meditation in your face. I remember
wishing to be able to cut out a hand-picked ton of ground, with roots, stones,
and grass and everything. Put it on 4 legs to have inside my room back at home.
Earth-Chair! We gazed at the streets all
lit up. The houses and cars looked really tiny from our vantage-point. It was
like observing an ant colony like K pointed out. We tried to spot some people
too but they would be too tiny for us to see. Everywhere we looked there was a
car going from A to B. Everyone seemed to be going somewhere specific, except us. Also half of the electricity had gone out in the town. It made me think how addicted we are to it.
N blew some more bubbles, I then found the laser pen
to shoot its green beam directly at N's soap bubbles, and it looked AMAZING!
The green light reflected everywhere, and it looked like absolute magic. At the
same time Gorillaz was playing and all three of us became hypnotized by the
whole thing. But for some reason we didn't take pictures of it. We were too
awestruck just looking the magic of bubbles and light. Too bad. Really...
Each of us continued to proclaim how amazing this
journey turned out, and expressing gratefulness towards each other. Also K's
amplifier, and the mushroom itself, allowing this experience to happen. I was
very happy to be with N and K and seeing them having such a great magical
experience, and it made me miss my girlfriend (that lives in Poland). Wishing
that I could share the moment with her. I had gone against my own principles
and left my phone on for the evening, to allow her to call or text me. I
decided to text her and concentrated on managing my phone, to write and ask how
she was and let her know she was missed. She texted back and it felt really good
to hear from her. It was challenging to manage my phone because it was glowing
so intensely. I wished her a fun saturday night. Another friend of mine texted me later, asking
"what's up?". I replied "The mountain. Mushrooms. ha-ha!" -
- he then went somewhere and got wasted and didn't write back.
Midnight was closing in and we packed and started
heading back down. K pointed out that me and N were walking too fast, and she
was right about that! We all slowed down our phase and appreciated the last
sight of the trees and nature surrounding us. I was telling the trees "Goodbye!
Thanks for having us!" K had the amplifier strapped around her shoulder,
with dub-beats coming out of it, as we did a slow-phased walk-down the mountain
We had come down from the mountain. Me and N were
talking about something completely pointless when K turned off her amp and told
us to shut up and listen. She did a good
job at keeping us more aware. It was the
sound of a small stream next to us. It was a really pleasant, calming and
innocent sound.. Heres N and K right after she told us to shut up:
From then on we stayed quiet for a while. We came to a
big graveyard and K lead us into it. There were candles lit up on many of the
graves. We came to a bench and put our things down. K sat down on the bench,
while me and N laid in the grass in front of it. By now the mushrooms had
calmed down alot for me, ever since we came down from the mountain.I thought it
was much more comfortable with the grass
than the bench. It was completely dark by now and we spotted our first
set of stars where there was an opening in the clouds. "I think that's my zodiac." Said K
I told them I was seeing a moving star. N explained
that it wasn't the stars moving, but the clouds, thus creating an illusion. But
I know what I saw... K came over to try out the grass and laid down next to N
for a while. We still didn't say much at this point. It was quite peaceful to
just lay there and look at the stars twinkling. They seemed to glow more than
We made a move. Then, almost home I realized I had
left my guitar at the bench. I walked N and K to my place and told them to feel
free to heat up a pizza and roll a joint while I go back to get my guitar. I called a friend of mine who was at a party
and asked her if she had a bike I could borrow. She answered no, and asked why
I needed one. I said "because I
have to pick up my electric guitar at the graveyard." She asked if I had
been shrooming again.
I gave up on calling my friends and having them laugh
at me, so I just headed out on foot. It was just me joined by Syd Barrett on
the headphones. The moon was lighting up and guiding me along the way. I took a
picture with my phone:
The fresh air was really nice, and I didn't mind much
going back outside at all! "I love
the outside! It's the biggest room I know!" I said to N earlier at Huge
Stone. I missed Huge Stone. I found my guitar, leaning lonely against the
bench. It felt good picking it up. On my way back I came to a house which had a
dog laying outside in the yard, tied to a leash. It looked melancholic, but I
didn't get much of a reaction from him when I tried calling it. He was looking
at me but not moving, so I sat down next to him, and moved closer and closer,
really slowly , putting my hand out. When my hand touched him it felt really
good. I was scratching him and petting him for what seemed like 15 minutes. We
were both really enjoying each other's company. I felt like I made a new friend.
He didn't exactly have that "I love all humans!" thing going that
quite a lot of dogs do, but he seemed to like me. I tried to play around with
him abit. He did get up, but then went: "You know, I'm not really into
that right now but feel free to stay for longer, or take me with you."
It was hard leaving him. I remember the incident made
me miss our dogs back at my mom's house. I also missed my tripping-buddies. And
I missed my girlfriend. When I got back home, I found K and N at the sofas in
the living room. K was sortof just chilling while N was messing with lego.
There was the pizza on the table, but they had barely touched it. "It got dropped on the floor" N
pointed out, with a slight disappointment in his voice. I still had a slice,
and pretended I didn't just hear that.
K passed out on the couch, me and N started creating
different spinning tops from lego pieces. We had alot of fun sending the
lego-tops all over the floor and making them spin at the same time. I rolled a
third and final joint for the night, which me and N smoked on the balcony while
reflecting on our journey, and assorted ranting over different subjects. I
think I kept bringing up my tree-organization idea. Eventually we went back
inside, and N went and laid down with K on the couch. I took of my clothes and laid in my bed. And
that's all I remember! Hope you enjoyed it!