Mushrooms - P. mexicana & Cacao
Citation: Elf. "In Combination With Cocoa Aztec Style: An Experience with Mushrooms - P. mexicana & Cacao (exp110213)". Erowid.org. Mar 30, 2017. erowid.org/exp/110213
Over the past several years, we have been closely working with the Psilocybe mexicana mushrooms grown from spores collected by a longtime friend near the slopes of El Cerro de Adoracion in Huatla de Jimenez (otherwise known as the 'Chicon Nindo' strain of this mushroom). My friend and I have become quite familiar with the range of effects this species can elicit. We have found that about 10 pair generally weigh 1 gram (dried), which is a solid dose for this petite species. To test the effects of cocoa on the experience, I obtained some brewing cocoa from Chocolate Alchemy and brewed it in the Brazen Brewer Plus (highly recommended).
Just prior to eating the mushrooms, we each took about 11 pairs, we began sipping this exquisite cocoa, sweetened with a little raw cane sugar and cream, while we quietly chewed the little things. As the effects came on, there was a noticeable difference. I am not prone to intense visual hallucinations. I typically experience the P. mexicana trance as merging into a deep silent stillness and the mind opening to awareness of the inner planes with great clarity. On this occasion, the cocoa synergized intense, surging visual imagery, flowing and pulling awareness deeply into it, with an occasional 3 dimensional perspective shift and deep interstellar space opening up with scintillae of starlight shining through. It was the most spectacular visual experience that I have ever experienced with this strain of mushrooms. It left both of us in no doubt that cocoa has a synergistic effect when combined with psilocybin. It is interesting to note that it was very common for the Aztecs to consume their mushrooms (and likely this particular species) in combination with cocoa.
We plan on conducting a series of trials in which we alternate cocoa with no cocoa to confirm our observations. We are very interested if anyone else has made this experiment and have made similar observations.
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