Amanitas - A. muscaria
Citation: Amber. "Now I Had TWO Visions: An Experience with Amanitas - A. muscaria (exp108565)". Erowid.org. Apr 30, 2020. erowid.org/exp/108565
Amanita Muscaria Out of Body Experience
After it had rained for a few days here in New Zealand, I went on a walk with my best friend in search of some mushrooms, as I know from past experience that they always seem to appear after rain. To our luck we found one beautiful massive Amanita Muscaria.
I have never tried this type of mushroom before, but I'd done Liberty Caps plenty of times, and other gold tops plus blue ones too. So me and my bestie decided to try these because we were curious to understand another mushroom 'trip' ; ibotenic acid and muscimol in Amanita Muscaria, different from psilocybin, must have different effects. And gosh it did.
We picked it in the morning, but didn't get around to drying it out until about 6 PM. We baked them in the oven at 170 degrees for about 20 minutes, they weren't properly dried but we couldn't dry them any longer because my parents were coming home and I didn't want them to find out obviously because we were 16 at the time and my parents are very against drugs.
We cut the Amanita muscaria mushroom in half and each had half in a cup of black tea. I ended up eating the soggy mushroom after drinking all the tea it had been soaking in as well because I'm just that sort of person; I always like to consume it all to feel the effects to its fullest. It was kind of gross to eat after it had been sat in the tea, but it did have a slight meaty taste to it which I could tell would be more enhanced and taste better if we had fried them with some butter instead of half dried them and then dunked them in tea...
Once we had fully consumed the Amanita, it was around 6:40. We just chilled and smoked some weed at my bestie's house while waiting for the effects to show themselves.
Approx an hour later I started to feel something. First I noticed my skin all over my body seemed warmer, and then I started sweating. I feel not just warmer physically, but warmer in my heart, similar to the dream like happy state I felt the first few times I got high off weed. I became very sleepy, and somehow fell asleep for about 8 minutes... when I woke my pupils became very diluted, and I started thinking differently. I had so much on my mind and my bestie and I started talking and going on wild tangents and topics thinking up new ideas from crazy angles!
I started getting visuals around 2 hours since I ingested the mushroom, it was nothing I'd experienced before. In previous experiences with psilocybin mushrooms I had experienced visual hallucinations. I remember looking at my hands and noticing them changing size, BIG, small, BIG, small, like a trippy tumblr gif only it was real. And I sort of felt similar to how I feel when drunk, only better, everything was disorientated and funny.
3+ hours since consuming
I filmed a video with my bestie because we both had very dilated eyes and wanted to get it on camera and all the weird stuff we were talking about so we could look back on what happened in the future.
It was around 10:40 PM and I was getting tired so stopped hanging with my bestie and got ready for bed. We had been hanging at her house, so I had to walk to mine while still tripping, I remember walking inside my house and thank god my parents were asleep because my walk wasn't completely straight, I was a bit 'drunk' feeling physically.
I changed into my PJ's and remember my whole wardrobe door which is suppose to be white was covered in swirly patterns. Everything was like an ocean and had movement and transparency and life to it.
I sat in bed on my laptop, like I usually do every night, but I don't think it was a good idea to do this. Because I noticed that my webcam camera on my laptop had blue tack on, which I've always had on for years because I got paranoid of being spied on, but I never really thought about it anymore as it was always on it and I never really used my webcam. So I fell asleep sat at my laptop by accident and one of my last thoughts was 'no ones actually going to be spying on me I'm too paranoid'. I awoke as soon as I fell asleep in my dreams; I was in a lucid dream. Except I wasn't in my body, but I was, but I didn't have my eyes, my eyes were my webcam. I was the webcam, staring at me, and I could still control my body but I was watching from the perspective of my webcam.
And then something even more crazy happened! I realized in my dream that I had taken Amanita and must have been having some sort of 'out of body' lucid dream experience. This realization made me very aware and I managed to take control of my lucid dream state I was stuck in and get my vision back. Except now I had TWO visions. I was seeing from the camera's perspective staring at me, and from my perspective.
Except from my actual perspective, i was still sat in bed, staring at the blue tack on my camera. So I got so mind f*cked thinking 'how can I see through the webcam if there's blue tack on it?' and thinking 'how can I even see through my webcam at me when it's got blue tack over?!' so I started peeling back the blue tack, and when I peeled it back from my actual perspective, my webcam perspective, saw me taking the blue tack off the camera, but could also see through the blue tack, and when it was coming off, I had this weird sense it didn't matter because the blue tack was transparent and I could see through it through the webcam perspective I also had as well as my own. It was soooo crazy! After this point I can't remember what happened, I think I stopped dreaming, and I woke up the next morning feeling so blown out my mind with what I'd experienced!
One thing I learnt was that surroundings will effect a trip more than I thought! What I am thinking before I fall asleep, and what I have in front of me, will most likely be in my dreams. And I now know that these dreams when on Amanita can become VERY lucid and before I tried Amanita I did not expect I was going to have such a odd out of body experience. It wasn't 'scary' because I became aware pretty soon when I was in my dream that I was in a dream 'trip' and that I was in control.
I am now 17, and it's been a few months since this happened. I'm planning on doing it again as I've found another Amanita Muscaria which I've been watching get bigger and bigger on a lawn just down the road from my house. This time I'm going to do it in the day time, and not use my laptop lol.
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