Amanitas - A. muscaria
Citation: Frogg. "A Life-Changing Day: An Experience with Amanitas - A. muscaria (exp63979)". Erowid.org. Aug 7, 2018. erowid.org/exp/63979
My order of 1 oz Washington State A. Muscaria mushroom caps arrived and I wanted to try them with a lovely Wiccan Priestess--we'll call her K--whom I had known well for several years. We are very much alike and I've been in love with her for sometime....I wanted to share my knowledge and incredible love of the psychedelic experience with her....
The previous weekend I had given her her first ever dose of Ayahausca (well M.Hostilis+S.Rue actually). Unfortunately I had very little left and she didn't get to feel the full throttle Aya trip but she reported to me later that she felt at peace and content and safe--she knew that there was nothing to be afraid of in the world....pure and complete psychological lift--'I felt the truth of the universe flow thru me!' This was just from a small dose (don't know exact weight of MHRB dose as I've experimented quite alot with the substance and eye-ball the weights....I know there was enough for just under a regular dose but that was split in half as I drank some as well). I kicked my own ass for giving her what I knew was not enough because first impressions are everything... especially when experienced substance users are drinking something some burned-out madman claims will make them see God but they've only vaguely heard of it and doubt the full power of this nasty tasting drink. My first Aya experience was OUT OF THIS WORLD and BY FAR the most powerful psychedelic experience of my entire life. Oh well too late now but regardless she felt the power and caught a glimpse of the full potential. When she described this to me I told her it was a small dose and she's been bugging me ever since to get more (which I am).
ANYWAY, On to the story at hand:
I am a newbie myself to the Amanita Muscaria experience but have read much about the mushroom and all the shroud of mystery surrounding it. I had faith in the potential....the idea that the mushroom could (like some have written) contain both Heaven and Hell. INFINITE!!!! Like always, I ingest my psychedelic drugs with pure respect and give myself over....SACRIFICE!
I instruct her on my knowledge of the mushroom and explain the mystery and the whole Soma thing (she had heard of the ancient 'mythological' Soma of the Rig Veda as she is quite well read and knows her shit--anthropology/archeology degree's and whatnot--however she had not heard of it possibly being what is known today as 'Amanita Muscaria')
She then dove right in quickly munching 2 or 3 large caps....I did the same. She enjoyed the taste and I was somewhat disgusted--this will come into play here soon as we each experience the opposite effect: she liked the taste but found the experience to be physically sickening whereas I couldn't stand the taste but found the experience to be blissful and exceedingly strange like a dream world 'reality' mixed with euphoria.
I couldn't stand the taste but found the experience to be blissful and exceedingly strange like a dream world 'reality' mixed with euphoria.
25 or 30 minutes after ingestion we leave and drive to the grocery store. [Erowid Note:
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
Upon standing up to walk out of the house I notice a 'feeling' in my stomach. It wasn't churning and it was nauseating it wasn't negative at all, but it wasn't positive--simply neutral and emotionless. It was a physical feeling but cold and nowhere. It was slightly vibrating in the pit of my stomach. The feeling increased over the next several minutes and came on the verge of light nausea. While in the store shopping, K experienced a drastic increase in body temperature and I noticed she was sweating profusely. She complained of intense nausea and being on the verge of vomiting (which she did shortly after returning home some 30 minutes later so it was about 70 or 80 minutes after ingestion that she puked).
Meanwhile I myself had only experienced light nausea. I became calm and lucid. Things around me looked the same as always--no visual distortion at all--however it was 'new'....like looking thru different eyes......clean clear vision..
At home after puking K layed on the couch and fell asleep. I remember her looking like she was in a deep and sound sleep....Comfortable....
I myself was not feeling high in the usual sense but was simply 'altered'...peaceful--almost perfect you might say... blissful, smiling. When I moved my limbs I felt exceedingly light weight like I was floating! Calm and collected. Normal rational thinking and 'new' vision. It was an incredible experience. I could finally see and realize the dream that was life. It was all one big dream, the whole day full of coincidence even before I ate the mushrooms.
K awoke to tend to her 6 month old son. I watched her looking for something. I asked her how she felt. She replied 'kinda different but I don't know....'. We packed her shit and rode back to her apartment in Columbus. Before the night was out she was my girlfriend and we're pretty serious too.
My point in this is that--is it just coincidence that the day I first tried the Amanita just so happens to be the day that my dismal, redundant, lonely, intoxicated life had suddenly disappeared when K and I hooked up and started living together (having GREAT sex every night) with her 6 month old baby. My life completely changed in every single way possible. And on top of that it was my father's birthday (my dad died 10 years ago and his death date and birth date are always important days to me).
Is it coincidence that this all happened? Or is it something bigger than us? Is it the magic of this curious mushroom shedding its grace on me? Is it really the mythical SOMA? I've read reports about people experiencing strange 'coincidence' with the Amanita Muscaria. So I know its a common occurance, right? But the scale of my experience is just so far beyond anything I imagined could possibly happen.
It was not a visual trip as far as 'tripping' goes but the sight was like looking thru new and cleansed eyes and no real physical high to speak of aside from relaxed and light weight. Lucid thoughts and the constant feeling that everything around me was just a dream. I was peaceful... I know this shit wasn't imagined because it was everyday life (a very big and important landmark day in my life) and it affected many people around us--it's still continuing....
Eating Amanita Muscaria 1 time changed my life forever!! There is true magic in them beautiful mushrooms! Something far beyond any human understanding. Give it the respect it deserves.
Not for everybody..........
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