Citation: Omega. "Insanity Has Its Upside: An Experience with Amanita muscaria (exp84572)". Erowid.org. Dec 5, 2016. erowid.org/exp/84572
This report contains my first two experiences with the “Alice in Wonderland” mushroom. On both occasions I did it with my friend, we’ll call her Alpha. We are fairly experienced when it comes to psychotropic chemicals including the standards (mushrooms, lsd, dxm etc.) as well as some natural substances (lsa, nutmeg, wild lettuce, kava) and we are always looking for something new to try. We had heard of the amanita muscaria and after reading a few experiences I decided to order some. This is our first time.
Most of the various drug sites I visited agreed that the first time dose should be low (1-3g), but we have never been ones to follow recommendations and decided to go with 7.
I was a bit tentative of the fact that the mushroom tends to cause nausea so about half an hour before we ate the amanitas we took quite a bit of Dramamine (dimenhydrinate). At around 1:30 pm we drove to a park and ate 7 grams each, it turned out being 4 or 5 small caps. After that the Dramamine was making us a little tired so we went to Alpha’s house to lie down.
(T+0:30) We both fell asleep in Alpha’s basement (mostly due to the Dramamine) and slept for a few hours.
(T+2:00) I woke up and started to think it wasn’t going to work. That is of course until I stood up. My coordination was quite impaired and it was going downhill rapidly. I couldn’t have walked a straight line if my life depended on it.
(T+2:30) We made it upstairs and turned on the tv. Our hands were beginning to twitch uncontrollably. It started out subtle and ignorable but progressed to the point where we could not hold on to anything for more than a few seconds, like the tv remote.
We sat there for a while feeling it getting stronger, the most notable effect at this point was the extremely random thoughts and the inability to control what we said.
the most notable effect at this point was the extremely random thoughts and the inability to control what we said.
We were sitting quietly and I was noticing how I saw bright flashes every time I heard a the clock tick when Alpha blurts out “I wonder what it would be like to be married to him”. A few minutes later it was my turn for a non sequitur out burst, I was lost inside my own head and I shouted “turkey jenga”.
From this point on I have no idea what the time was or in what order the events happened. My friend had a delusion that she had to help everyone in the world hold up a giant piece of paper, and apparently I was participating, but I have no recollection of this. I spent the majority of the trip locked away in my own thoughts which made no more sense than Alpha’s. I remember thinking I had to experience the life of every single person that had ever existed, and after a while I resigned myself to the fact that I would never get out of this horrible fate. At some point I was shouting “I’m being tortured!”
Alpha, due to past experience with drug-induced insanity (¼ oz psilocybin mushrooms) was able to bring herself down enough to control her own actions, and then attempted to talk me out of my torture, but I couldn’t believe her for a while. Eventually I was able to gain control over myself and got up. However, I was convinced that time had started to go in reverse and I was walking backwards for an hour or so. At some point we went back downstairs. I remember looking out the window and being utterly confused at how dark it was, I have absolutely no memory of the sun going down, it was light then suddenly it was dark. Finally at about 8:00 we were back down, not quite to baseline but enough so to drive. [Erowid Note:
Driving while intoxicated, tripping, or extremely sleep deprived is dangerous and irresponsible because it endangers other people. Don't do it!]
The second time was much better, we corrected many of the mistakes we made the first time around. The best idea was taking “less drowsy” Dramamine which greatly reduced the drowsiness. We also powdered the mushrooms in a coffee grinder and put it in gel capsules, and the nausea was all but gone. We were coming off 3 hits of acid when we took the pills so that with the combination of caffeine from the soda probably helped keep us awake too.
This time we were at my house and we took the dram at around 10:00 pm and the mushroom pills about 20 minutes later and lay down on a bed to wait. The come up took about the same amount of time but it seemed a lot longer without sleeping.
About 2 hours after taking the pills I looked up at the ceiling and it was rippling like I was looking through heat haze or like I was under water. During the hours of waiting we had amused ourselves by blowing up latex gloves, and now we decided to fill some with flour. The result was quite entertaining and we spent quite a lot of time messing around with them.
I got a sudden burst of energy so we went out side. I’m not sure how long we were out there but during that time I passed the point where I could control what I was saying. I started a sing song chant about flour hands which lasted for probably an hour or two. We made it back to the bed and I kept up my little mantra of flour hands or flower hands the definition kept changing in my head. Alpha was talking to me and every time she said something I started to chant that instead. During that whole time I was completely surrounded by grayish balloons, except when I was hugging a silver bear which turned out to be Alpha. Eventually I was able to control myself but for the rest of the night I was muttering to myself what ever activity I was engaged in.
In the morning my friend showed me a video she took on her phone of me when I was deepest in my delusions. I looked like a mental patient, I was curled up clutching a glove balloon muttering “flour hands, flour hands, flour hands, I love the flour hands …”
Both experiences were interesting to say the least. I wouldn’t exactly call them fun at least not in the same way as shrooms or acid, but they weren’t bad and are definitely funny to remember. The second time I was much more prepared to handle the insanity and it was definitely more fun. I’m hoping eventually with more experience I will be able to control myself.
This is very different from anything else I have tried.
COPYRIGHTS: All reports are copyright Erowid and you agree not to download or analyze the report data without contacting Erowid Center and receiving permission first.
Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual authors who submit them.
Some of the activities described are dangerous and/or illegal and none are recommended by Erowid Center.