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A Mild Amanita Trip
After waking my wife from a deep sleep (she is sitter for the morning), making coffee for her and getting her comfortable in the hammock of our music/chill out/trip room I preceeded to drink the cup of opaque honey suckle yellow coloured liquid that was the result of 10 grams of powdered material boiled in 2 cups of water for 25-40 minutes.
After waking my wife from a deep sleep (she is sitter for the morning), making coffee for her and getting her comfortable in the hammock of our music/chill out/trip room I preceeded to drink the cup of opaque honey suckle yellow coloured liquid that was the result of 10 grams of powdered material boiled in 2 cups of water for 25-40 minutes. (The taste was not very unpleasant, and was even a little sweet although the aftertaste was a little acrid/rancid). Unfortunately some of the material was lost through over boiling and evaporation and 5-7 grams was estimated as dose. After approximately 1 hour, definite shifts could be sensed in my visual field – nothing certain although at one point there was a brief series of strong shifts like the flickers one sees in the shadow of a candle - this lasted for less that a second. This was the nature of the experience visually – shifts rather that the breathing, creeping Psilocybe visuals. I didn’t experience the sleepy onset I was expecting nor any nausea as I had smoked pot prior to ingestion. The experience increased over the next hour and was characterised by a feeling of wellbeing and a sense that things, perceptually, where different yet the same. This is very difficult to be describe effectively at this dose - the feeling of wellbeing persisted over the course of the day (I was fully able to socialise with friends that evening). Around 9:30am myself and my Wife set out to the local common. I have read that the sunrise/sunlight is quite magical and I wanted this experience to be as early as possible, originally aiming for sunrise on the common but misjudging the timing of the onset. As it turned out I didn’t notice any effect but noticed that the experience is probably better during the day just for getting out and seeing things. There is nothing like the CEV’s that accompany Psilocybe experiences. We stayed there for about an hour and I smoked a little more pot which is wonderful on the common anyway. On coming home I took a bath which enhanced the feeling of wellbeing in a pleasantly unexpected way. I would consider this experience very mild - one author on the subject who seems to know his subject advises preparing the extract of 30 grams dry weight (6 cups of water) and then drinking a cup every two hours until the desired effects are reached and I think that I will follow this advice in future.