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6.5 dried grams + Lemon tek. I crushed the mushrooms with hand, as fine as possible. Put them in a small glass, and poured some fresh lemon juice, from 3 lemons, in it. Blended the mixture in my Magic Bullet for 30 seconds, and let it sit for 1.5 hours.
This was my 5th psychedelic experience on mushrooms. It was a warm Sunday evening. My girlfriend was spending the night at her parents place, which meant that I had the place for myself. Having had my 4th trip just 7 days ago, I wasn't planning on another trip so soon. However, I did not get much out of my last experience (4.5 dried grams), so thought of having another experience with the hope that it would be a productive one, which it was. Prominent themes on my mind: contemplation, excitement, and some fear about the possible outcome.
My bedroom. Room was made neat and clean, with dim ambient lighting. Tycho was playing at very low volume. I drank the lemon tek concoction at about 8 pm, and laid on my bed waiting for the trip to start.
For 20 minutes nothing happened. This was my first attempt at Lemon tek, so I thought that I had completely messed it up. But just around T+20 minutes, it was almost like someone flipped the switch on, and I was gone. Gone for 3 hours. Gone from regular consciousness to a place of complete darkness but an exquisite awareness. No usual CEVs, no sense of having a body, just nothingness but a calm and familiar awareness. What followed in this special awareness were just feelings or realizations. I am going describe them in simple present tense, because it just feels right that way.
- Leela: Everything is a manifestation of the One, and part of a play written by the One. There is no beginning, no end; the play is unfolding at the same time. This play is just perfect, and it's just a play. And since it's just a play there is nothing to worry about, nothing to do and no where to go. I am my grandfather, I am Steve Jobs ( I know, strange thought), I all all of them. They are all the same, at the same time. Suffering is also just a part of this play, and it's perfect as well. As much as your heartbreaks for the suffering for others, it's just a part of this play. You help the suffering because they are actually 'us', but even if you don't that's OK too.
- Death: Is this how it feels when you die? Gosh, why are we then so afraid of dying. This is wonderful. So calm, free and light.
- Admiration for the people who do amazing things: These people like presidents, innovators, and social workers, who do amazing things, are such beautiful souls. I am so happy that they are able to do these amazing things. You do it, I do it; what's the difference. It's the same. I am so proud of you all. I love you all.
At around T+3 hours, there was a shift in consciousness. I gradually started gaining the sense of having a body and identity. Tactile sensations felt wonderful. At this point, I started meditating and experienced a state of bliss and delicious quite like never before. I continued enjoying this state until I came down, and eventually went to bed.
I woke up with a mild head-ache and physical exhaustion. What an experience. Language fails!