Two friends and myself ate some homegrown shrooms in a forest in the Appalachains.
Two friends and myself ate some homegrown shrooms in a forest in the Appalachains. Don't know dosages in grams, but I ate two caps and two stems. That doesn't sound like much, but these were some crazy potent shrooms.
We ingested the shrooms at about 3:00 or so in the afternoon. I started to feel the effects after only about five minutes. At first I just felt really giddy and slaphappy. One of my friends was starting to wander around and talk to the trees, plants, and whatever else he was seeing. Friend 2 was sitting on his therm-a-rest beside a creek and I decided to join him because he looked so comfortable. I layed down on the ground and looked up at the canopy of overhanging tree limbs above me. The leaves on the trees all of a sudden stopped rustling in the wind and froze into a complex pattern against the background of the sky. The pattern started to rotate and pulse and it got to be more than I could handle, so I closed my eyes. But the pattern didn't really go away when I closed my eyes. I tried focusing my attention on friend2 next to me and the pattern went away.
It was about this time that I noticed that my friend's face was beginning to look like a green skull. He looked like he was starting to sink into the ground. There was an overall sense of decay about him. I didn't want to look at him anymore, so I turned away, but I could still see his skull wherever I looked. I tried to make it go away by shaking my head back and forth and in doing so discovered that I could see two different worlds. When I looked in one direction, everything was twisted and colorful, and when I looked in the other direction it looked normal. This didn't last long though.
I got up and started to wander around and started hugging trees and feeling their bark with utter fascination. Then friend1 attracted my attention because he was jumping around in the creek and talking to something which was apparently playing some sort of game with him.
At about that time, I decided that I really wanted to hike back to my friends jeep so that I could listen to some music. Friend1 wanted to find a walking stick before we left, so we went through the woods towards the next campsite. The people in the campsite turned around and looked at us. When they turned, it looked like they were moving in extreme slow motion. In fact, this is how all of the people I saw throughout the trip appeared to be moving, except for me and my 2 friends. This lead me to believe that my friends and I were in a different dimension.
We forgot about our quest for music for the time being because things were starting to really get crazy. I noticed that friend2 was looking even more green and decayed than before, and friend1 saw this also. Friend2 appeared to be dying right in front of my eyes. I went over to him and hugged him because he was mumbling something in my direction. This seemed to rejuvinate him for a minute. He then started throwing up. I started to feel sick too, and everything started spinning and I couldn't really think my own thoughts any more. I was trying to hold on to my "self", but it was being tugged into the ALL. My friends and I were all trying to call out to each other, but we were saying the wrong names. I don't remember much of what went on for a while after that, but I wasn't me anymore- I was EVERYTHING.
Somehow we ended up at the jeep and friend2 and I had to wait while friend1 went back for the keys. My pal handed me a lighter and told me to start the car. I lit the lighter and held it up to the ignition, but it didn't start.
We drove up the mountain to get a better view of the stars, and by now I was starting to come down.
The way the stars looked that night was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever beheld.
That was my first trip, and it took place about a year and a half ago. I have not shroomed since, but am about to grow some in my closet.
I wish I could give everyone in the world some sacred mushrooms-and I would hope that they would all discover what I did. EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE IS JUST AS THE NAME IMPLIES - UNIFIED. IN OTHER WORDS, ONE.
I tried to describe this trip as well as possible, but most of the things I experienced cannot be confined by words. Thank you for reading this belabored effort at sharing my journey with you.