The Magic Mushroom Guide for Psychonauts
Every lover of psychoactive substances knows them – at least by name: the magic mushrooms. You can harvest them in the field or buy those already tested and proved suitable for use. Multiple online platforms or dispensaries are selling them.
I had the best shrooms trip after eating the white chocolate cookie from this dispensary. The determination of these fungal organisms is not exactly easy for the inexperienced layperson – and knowledge of their effectiveness, collection, preparation, storage, and reproduction has so far been reserved for real specialists.
Magic mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psychoactive ingredients and accordingly cause psychotropic effects in the consumer. There are a large number of mushrooms that provoke visionary, psychedelic, and entheogenic effects. Various magic mushrooms can also have different ingredients.
Which Mushrooms Contain Psilocybin?
Psilocybin and the related psychedelics psilocin, baeocystin, and norbaeocystin occur in different types of mushrooms. The most important group is the genus Psilocybe, after which the ingredients have been named. The genus includes more than 150 species, which are divided into a total of 18 sections.
Over a hundred species have been shown to contain the psilocybin/psilocin complex. Furthermore, psilocybin/psilocin occurs in species of the genus Panaeolus, i.e., in the fertilizers. Fertilizers belong to the Tintlingen (Coprinaceae) and are also widespread worldwide, at least 13 of the more than 20 species containing the psychoactive tryptamines.
Finally, there are also some types of mushrooms in which psychedelic tryptamines are suspected, for example, because they could already be isolated from individual specimens. The bottom line is that we are primarily and primarily interested in the magic mushrooms of the genus bald head (Psilocybe) and fertilizer (Panaeolus), which can be regarded as the safest shaman mushrooms. Firstly, they are quite easy to identify. Secondly, they rarely contain indigestible proteins (e.g., Psilocybe weillii), and, thirdly, they have been so well researched that the risks posed by the fungi can be limited and therefore avoided.
Where Can You Find Magic Mushrooms?
The psilocybin/psilocin-containing magic mushrooms are indeed widespread worldwide. They occur in every part of the world and presumably set the pace for culture, history, and sociocultural in the early days. Some species only thrive in the New World, as well as species that are at home in Central Europe or Africa.
It is characteristic, among other things, that only the harmless tryptamines are found in all mushrooms but never dangerously toxic ingredients. Getting to know the different magic mushroom species will help you choose the right one for your remedy.