Hello Shroomery! I've been following this site for about a week now and I finally decided to join it so I can go mushroom hunting and report to you guys my first ever trip. It's going to be pretty long, but I hope you enjoy it. So first here's a little background...
I've only ever smoked pot before, never done any kind of hallucinogen. Me and my buddy C, who also hasn't done them, have been thinking about doing it for a few weeks. This new girl that started at my job about a month before this and I became pretty good friends, and it turns out that she used to sell them, and has a few left, so she just gave an eighth to me in exchange for a gram of cannabis! Needless to say, she's one of my favorite people. Anyway, back to the story... I randomly got the shrooms and C was very excited when I brought them up. We had to find a time and place. Turns out, we were both off work early the following Thursday, and I had a perfect spot in the woods.
We met up after work (and my girlfriend just happened to not be home that day too!) C's girlfriend also came along to "babysit" us as we had no idea how crazy it was going to be. I made us some PB&J sandwiches to eat the little guys with. We split the eighth in half. I did try to nibble on them a little bit just to see what they tasted like, and I actually didn't mind it. It reminded me of unsalted sunflower seeds. So we took on sandwiches on the road while we drove to the woods, and scarfed them down when we got there. As we sat in the car, we just talked for awhile and were mostly talking about the shrooms and when they were going to kick in. After about 20 min of sitting there, I decided it was time to get out of the car. Boy am I glad I did.
At first I felt really heavy, and that was the main thing I remembered. I walked around a little bit to try and "lighten myself up" so to speak. As I looked around, I noticed things seemed more vibrant... the green was greener than I though possible! I was just looking around for a minute before C and his girlfriend, S, came out of the car. It was also a little rainy at this point, which is why they hesitated so long to get out. After standing in the rain for a bit, I saw a path down to the lake in from of me. I have no idea why, but it seemed to be calling my name, willing me to follow it and start my magical journey.
"Guys... I have to follow this path. I don't care if you guys come or not since it's raining, but this path is just calling my name. I have to follow it." I said, before embarking on my adventure. As I walked, I looked at the bushed on either side, and noticed that they were REALLY green. I was so in awe that I had to stop and get a closer look. Amazing. Keep walking.
Straight to the little broken dock of the lake I ran as soon as it was in sight. The water was also calling me to come visit. The rain stopped. I knelt down on the dock; it felt extremely smooth to the touch. I looked over the edge, and was amazed at what I saw. There was a colony of fish and tadpoles just swimming about carelessly right there! I put my face so close to the water to watch them that I almost touched it with my nose. They looked so playful, and I got lost watching them for what seemed like hours, but was really only 5 or 10 minutes. When C and S got down, they thought I was puking, but I told them what was really going on.
They came over, and C was starting to feel the effects too. He was talking about his nausea though. "Dude, look at the dock! It's like shimmering!" C said to me with tons of excitement. I looked down, and sure enough the white splotches on the dock looked like they were gliding along the wood; wood grain is amazing. I stared at this one spot for a minute straight because it was freaking me out but I liked it... it was this spot on the dock that had three crack in it. The top two looked like eyes and the bottom one like a mouth, and it looked like it was chomping at me! I just looked away and continued my trip rather than letting it get to me. I was done with the dock, so I started walking towards the woods. C was starting to puke at this point. I started walking off on my own, examining all the plants and insects along the way.
I remember feeling like I wasn't actually me, but I was kind of everything at once and nothing could ever really go wrong, and lost all my worries. I had some kind of realization that I wasn't really just a human but I was a part of everything. I almost felt like a god.
As I continued to walk, the clouds were still dark and I noticed how low they were. It was another amazing sight, watching the clouds fly by me at what seemed like a hundred miles per hour. It was almost like some kind of crazy eye of the storm, and it was beautiful. I felt like I was in a movie, and I just landed on some foreign land. It was like I was a pirate that just landed and was traversing the shores. I felt in my heart at that moment that I wanted to explore the world with my life, and I still feel like that to this day.
I went down by the water again, this time just gazing out and taking everything in; the sights, smells, sounds, and feeling of the plants next to me. As I soaked everything in I noticed C and S were coming up the path. I could hear C talking about how amazing everything looked and how even though he puked, he felt fantastic. I was happy he was having a good time. As they got closer, I looked at the actual entrance in to the woods. It was calling me.
"Guys, you don't have to come with me, but the woods are calling me. I have to go!" I said. "You sure you wanna go alone?" I heard C yell. I assured him. (Keep in mind it was getting a little dark at this point, we could still see but normally I would have been slightly creeped out by going in the woods).
I went in, and it felt like I was in freaking Narnia. Everything amazed me. I had so many incredible thoughts go through my head as I walked, I can't even recall them all. I completely felt like I was in a foreign land exploring the wonders of the world.
Finally C and S caught up with me, and we talked about what C and I were feeling. It was difficult to describe, to say the least. I remember I kept saying "I don't even care" every few minutes. My reasoning was that I really just didn't care about anything, in a very good way! I felt as though nothing mattered besides me being one with the universe.
We explored a bit, then decided to go back to the dock. At this point it was very dark, but we wanted to hang out there for a while. C and I were just sitting there staring off in to the woods across the lake.
"Dude, I can move the trees with my fingers!!!!" C exclaimed. "I can literally make them rise and lower with my finger!"
I wish I could have done that, but I was too enthused with what I could do! I started to meditate a bit, and I saw lots of crazy visuals that I can't really describe. But when I opened my eyes, I felt empowered. I was at first making my hands mimic each other as if in between them was some water and my right hand was just a reflection. This was the most amazing part of the trip, I could literally see the energy in between my hands and I could manipulate it. After doing that I made the line between my hands get still, then I formed it in to a ball. It was a ball of energy that I was working on, moving it betwixt my hands and making it bigger and bigger. I literally had a ball of white light that I created with my energy!!
After this amazing part, we decided to move on. We went back to the car, where I found a little white fuzzy caterpillar eating a leaf, and I was in utter amazement. I could see it chomp off pieces of the leaf and gobble them down. I showed C and we were both amazed. He pointed out a beautiful water droplet coming off a leaf next to the caterpillar.
After that, we decided it was time to experience a car ride on shrooms!
The car ride was SWEET! I loved the feeling of the wind blowing in, it was such a rush! Then I remembered; I brought oranges! I split one open, and an orange mist just popped out of it. The entire car filled up with a fresh orange smell, and as soon as it happened, C said "Holy shit dude that smells amazing!! Give me one of those!"
It tasted FANTASTIC, and I loved the texture of it. I have never enjoyed eating ANYTHING so much in my entire life. Holy fuck.
When we got there, we just leaned out the window finishing up our oranges. I was in the back seat and he was in the front, and we were talking to each other out the window. It was like my house was a movie we were watching, and we were little kids again just eating oranges and absolutely loving life.
When we finally decided to go back to my room to get some pot, my uncle was in the downstairs living room that you have to walk through to get to my room. We talked to him casually as we walked by, which was good because we were a little nervous at first.
In my room was when I started getting all over the place emotions. When we first got in, I got the pot out and put it on my desk. But then I got distracted with cleaning. Then I got distracted with getting stuff out of one of my drawers. Then I got distracted with playing my ukulele. Then I got distracted with my cat. Then I started freaking out, because I had like 6 projects going on at once and I have no windows in my room so I felt claustrophobic for the first time in my life. I was starting to have a very bad trip and I had no idea why. So I yelled "STOP!!! Let me just finish up all these projects so I can kick this feeling!"
I sped around my room, picking things up and putting things away and cleaning up everything left and right. My entire room was fixed up in a matter of minutes! I finally sat down and tried to roll a joint, and to no avail. I let C give it a try... he couldn't either. So I tried it again. This time, I randomly started crying. I have no idea why, but it was freaking hilarious. I felt such a weird mix of random emotions.
Finally, C stepped up and finished the joint. He did it, but we soon found out that it wasn't very good. I was still kind of freaking out, so we took the J and got back in his car. We got a few hits, then it just kind of fell apart and we gave up on it. It started pouring at this point hardcore, and I felt the need to puke. I made them stop, and stood in the rain trying to make it come up, but it wouldn't. The rain got so bad we couldn't see, so we went back to my house and called it quits for the night. C and S went home, but that wasn't the end of the story for me...
This story is already extremely long, and I don't want to make it too much longer. But let's just say I tried to sleep and couldn't because I kept getting visuals, so I sat on the computer for like 2 hours trying to figure out how to get to my girlfriends friends house that she was staying over. I couldn't find it, and I felt like I needed her and I wanted to spill my guts to her, so I just started driving. I called my coworker and told her the whole story and asked her if she could help me find the house. She talked me in to going home, and we talked most of the way there. Plus I forgot my wallet, which had my driver's license. I finally came home and passed out around 5 am. So, FINALLY, my trip was over. I woke up at 8 and called off work because I felt like utter poop and was tired as hell.
Sorry it was such a long read, kudos to you if you read it all. I just wanted to get the full experience, and even though there's a lot I still left out a few parts here and there. All in all, it was a fantastic time.