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Mystical Micro-dose
Amanitas - A. muscaria, Meditation & Cannabis
by Steph
Citation:   Steph. "Mystical Micro-dose: An Experience with Amanitas - A. muscaria, Meditation & Cannabis (exp115001)". Erowid.org. Dec 19, 2020. erowid.org/exp/115001

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
0.05 g oral Amanitas - A. muscaria (dried)
  T+ 4:00 2-3 drops oral Cannabis - High THC (tincture)
  T+ 7:00 1 bowl smoked Cannabis  

BODY WEIGHT: 130 lb


I have tripped many times before (LSD and psilocybin mushrooms) but I was curious about trying the amanita muscaria mushroom for the first time. I bought dried amanita muscaria online and decided to go ahead with it. I did a lot of research beforehand and proceeded with caution.

Dosing: At first it seemed like 1 gram would be good for a light trip, but I was nervous because I would be alone, Iíve never tried this before, and Iím extremely sensitive to drugs (I canít drink coffee because itís too much caffeine for me). So I decided to micro-dose with 0.1, but even that seemed like too much, so I ripped off a flake that was no more than 0.05 g. I ate the dried flake. I didnít notice any taste.

0: I went to go lay down on the floor and meditate. My two cats were there with me. After several minutes I played a full moon guided meditation (it was a full moon at the time). I ended up meditating for two hours straight! I have some experience meditating, but usually struggle to last more than 5-10 minutes, maybe 20 minutes tops. But two hours went by and my mind felt still and at ease.

2 hours: After opening my eyes and finishing the meditation, I immediately saw my cat and had this sense that she was definitely my dadís previous cat, who passed away during my childhood, in another lifetime. I have always wondered this, but in that moment I was extremely confident that this was definitely her, that my cat was with me during my childhood in another catís body. I felt so connected to her. Colors seemed more vivid and vision was sharper.

And then I started thinking about relationship issues I was having with someone. I wasnít angry, I wasnít even upset, I felt like I was taking on his pain and understanding where he was coming from. I felt this heaviness like he was going through a difficult time and that I was taking all the weight off his shoulders. I cried, but it didnít feel bad, it felt like a comforting release.

2 1/2 hours: I decided to look up videos online about amanita muscaria trip reports. I watched a video of one man describing his trip, saying it was very positive, but then he said how he ended up taking more and how it started becoming too intense for him. He also gave a lot of warnings about how this mushroom is poisonous and how youíre supposed to prepare it as a tea with boiling water. This part freaked me out and I worried I prepared it the wrong way by eating it dry. So I turned off my computer and went to my bed.

3 hours: My bed felt super cozy as I curled up with a blanket. I used my vibrator and had a wonderful orgasm. I had slight closed-eyes hallucinations. I was overcome with sleepiness and fell asleep. I had some fuzzy dreams but nothing too vivid that I could fully remember.

4 hours: After napping for an hour, I woke up. At this point I felt like I had become the mushroom, and the mushroom had become me. It felt like the mushroom was consuming my body and mind, even though I was still fully in control, and it was very positive. I was overcome with gratefulness, peacefulness, a sense that everything is perfect.

I was really thirsty. I made myself some weed tea which was 2-3 drops of a THC tincture in hot water. Keep in mind this takes an hour or two to start kicking in, also Iím a daily smoker with a tolerance. I took out my journal and wrote about the whole experience and how blissful I felt. I drew a mushroom doodle. I sipped on the tea.

5 hours: At this point it seemed like the ďtripĒ was over because it was such a small amount. I went back to my bed and looked at my phone for a while. I was very thirsty, I had a headache, and my stomach was cramping. Looking back, I should have drank water instead of the weed tea which made me thirstier and contributed to the headache.

6 hours: Terrible stomach cramps. This couldíve been digestion cramps from the mushroom, but almost positive it was menstrual cramps because I was two days away from my period. My headache got worse ó this was probably dehydration, PMS, and also my allergies had been acting up that week.

7 hours: This is when the weed tea peaked. My anxiety spiked. I have a high weed tolerance but sometimes too much can give me a lot of anxiety. I decided to smoke a bowl to relieve the anxiety, which actually made it much worse.

Even though the ďtripĒ was completely over, I was freaking out about the possible toxicity. I worried I didnít consume it the right way. I worried I accidentally ate a ďdeath capĒ and was going to die. I researched the death cap, how side effects come on around 6 hours after ingestion, how you recover after a few days and then within a week or so you have organ failure and die. I wrote in my journal again about all the anxiety I was having and how I thought I might die by the end of the week.

8-10 hours: After coming down from the weed tea, I was much less anxious but still nervous. I found a video of someone eating a huge bite of raw and freshly picked amanitas which made me feel a little better. I had to keep reminding myself it was only a little flake.

For the next two days, I had a bad headache, but Iím pretty sure this mainly had to do with allergies and PMS. I got my period two days after my trip. For the following week or so, I felt very spiritual and connected to the universe.

Itís now been a month, and I havenít had any health issues. Iím so happy I tried this mushroom and I only regret adding THC to the mix and not drinking enough water. I believe amanita muscaria is a powerful mushroom with great healing potential as long as you keep your dosage low. Yet Iím still hesitant to try again just because of paranoia, worried about poisoning myself. Next time I would try making a tea out of it instead of eating it dry. Keep in mind that Iím highly sensitive to drugs and that most people would take this amount and feel nothing at all. Another consideration is that amanitas grown in the USA are said to be weaker than those grown in other countries, and I bought mine from another country. I think this mushroom should not be demonized and I wouldnít be so paranoid about trying it again if it was more accepted the way psilocybin and LSD is. It may not give me visuals (dosage too low, but it definitely changed my vision slightly), but it seems to promote empathy, peacefulness, and connectedness.

Exp Year: 2020ExpID: 115001
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: 25 
Published: Dec 19, 2020Views: 480
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