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Going in and Out of Reality Constantly
Amanitas - A. muscaria
by Frankl
Citation:   Frankl. "Going in and Out of Reality Constantly: An Experience with Amanitas - A. muscaria (exp71730)". Erowid.org. Mar 1, 2019. erowid.org/exp/71730

 
DOSE:
T+ 0:00
14 g oral Amanitas - A. muscaria (dried)
  T+ 5:00 30 g oral Amanitas - A. muscaria (dried)

BODY WEIGHT: 210 lb


Experiences With 30 Grams of Amanita Muscaria

Background: I am an experienced psychonaut having taken LSD, DMT, Mescaline and other psychedelics multiple times. This was my third experience using Amanita muscaria mushrooms. Previously I had taken 7 grams and then 10 grams. Both times I experienced mild sedation and little in the way of visuals. Earlier in the day (T – 5:00) I had taken 14 grams of amanitas and oddly experienced very little.

T – 5:00: I take 14 grams of dried Washington grade A caps purchased from an online vendor.
T – 3:00: I don’t feel much of anything except mild sedation. These are the same mushrooms I used at 7 and 10 grams but I feel less. I realize that this is probably because I ate them on a full stomach. I had eaten a full lunch three hours before ingestion of the mushrooms. Around this time I decide that I will try a larger dose later that night. I measure out 30 grams of dried Amanitas and wait.

T + 0:00: I eat 30 grams of Amanita muscaria while taking a bath. Ingestion takes about ten minutes and I wash the taste out with cold water.
T + 0:15: Nausea hits me. I am in a state of shock and have a hard time doing much of anything. I do not believe this is directly because of the mushrooms but simply because of the large volume of food and water I consumed in such a short time.
T + 0:20: Get out of the bathtub, walk around for several minutes. I brush my teeth to get the gunk out of them; even after that I can still smell the mushrooms every time I exhale. I then lie down.
T + 0:45: Nausea is getting worse; I think I will end up puking.

T + 1:00: While I am lying down the nausea increases and increases. I try to hold it down but I can actually feel and taste the chewed mushrooms and stomach acid creeping up my throat. After roughly two minutes of these weird sensations I run to the bathroom and puke several times. I immediately feel physically much better but am worried that I will not have the psychoactive effects I would expect with this dose.
T + 1:30: There is no need to fear that there won’t be any effects. I feel much sedated and occasionally twitch. I have a hard time connecting thoughts and finishing sentences in my mind. Random thoughts come and go but I still have enough cognition to no what reality is what is in my mind.

T + 2:00: The last thing I clearly remember doing before peaking is sending a text saying “Checking out.” to a friend of mine. There are now very real visuals. A fish swam down my window and there lines appear over many things.
T + 2:15 – 3:30: Thoughts are going through my mind at a blistering pace. Each seems to add to another and none of them make sense.
T + 2:15 – 3:30: Thoughts are going through my mind at a blistering pace. Each seems to add to another and none of them make sense.
For about fifteen minutes I believe I was completely out of reality and do not remember it at all. After that peak I remember going in and out of reality constantly. When I am myself I try to concentrate on getting back into the fantasy land. I remember staring at my wall for what seemed like half an hour and not really realizing it was there.

T + 4:00: I seem to be coming back to my senses and put on some headphones and listen to music. I am very tired and feel like I have to piss. After what I think was half and hour or so deliberating with myself about whether I should get up and go to the bathroom I fall asleep.
T + 12:30: Wake up. Notice the headphones are still on and take them off. I do not feel particularly refreshed but not worse than normal. There are no noticeable effects from the amanitas anymore and I get out of bed.

Afterwards: I am writing this the day after the trip and currently feel quite well. There have been no nausea or headaches today and my mind is working fine.

Summary: The first obvious effects – I felt kind of like I was under water – directly caused by the mushrooms were noticed roughly 30 minutes after ingestion, roughly half the time it took to feel anything when taking amanitas in a lesser dose. About half an hour after puking (90 minutes after ingestion) I began to notice the mental effects quite obviously. I peak about two hours and thirty minutes in to the trip and then level out at about four hours into the trip.

I am not sure what effect the previously ingested amanitas had on the trip.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 71730
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Mar 1, 2019Views: 205
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