I have recently got into mushrooms, all aspects - picking, hunting and researching. NOT just the psychoactive ones, but they are very interesting too.
I have recently discovered a large patch of Amanita Muscaria that is so fruitful I don’t have to pick them all as I know that it is pretty much a constant source (as long as there is a bit of rain).
ANY WAY .....
Me and my friends (All 30 ish year old males, 12 - 13.5 stone) had planned a camping weekend so I stocked up on Amanita Muscaria, dried them in the oven then pounded them in to a very fine powder, in total I had about 35grams (dried) between 4 of us. Tents set up booze on the go we built a few Amanita Muscaria + skunk spliffs. The instant thing was that our mouths had a mild numbing sensation. This wore off or we maybe just drank more booze and forgot about it. 5 - 10 mins later there was a "wider awareness" its weird to describe. Like if the inside of your mind grows. 40 mins after initial ingestion we decided to get some tea on the go 10grams between 4, boiled for about 20 mins. At this point we are feeling excited and chilled at the same time. After the tea (about 30 mins) that feeling intensifies and hour or so later more tea and more Amanita Muscaria + skunk spliffs. We decided it was like an E without the urgent buzz to do things. We were all chilled and Happy as could be. We all had small hallucinations, I seen 3 seconds worth of flashing coloured lights on the edges of my vision and then they went, other people seen shadows "dog" walking past them that weren’t there. We liked it so much have stocked up for the winter !!!!
In the morning we should of all woken with massive hangovers at least, the Amanita seemed to make us of say we felt great and as if we'd not even drank. Must have been the natural anaesthetic properties. Trying to get a snooze the next day and on closing my eyes were very intricate and mesmerising indescribable images, so much so I found it hard to snooze. All that next week I felt really creative and was drawing allot.
I went back to the field this week it also has an abundance of panaeolus sphinctrinus + psilocybe semilanceata. I have found a patch of real live magic!!