The Psilocybe Cubensis is a psychedelic mushroom. In the Netherlands, this type of mushroom is also called ‘the Mexican mushroom’ because of its frequent occurrence in the region. The Psilocybe Cubensis is part of a gigantic underground network. This subterranean network is called mycelium, a fungus formation with a white, stringy structure.
The name Psilocybe comes from the Greek word psilos (bald) and cube (head). The literal translation is bald-head. This has probably something to do with the appearance of the mushroom. Cubensis literally means ‘from Cuba’. The mushroom was in fact first discovered in Cuba by Franklin Sumner Earle in 1906. Over 200 kinds of mushrooms and fungi contain the tryptamine alkaloids Psilocin and Psilocybin. Psilocybin-strains are widely spread but the vast majority grows in the subtropic forests of Mexico and New-Guinea.
What can i expect?
In the past, the mind-altering effects of Psilocybin were considered to be a journey to the spiritual world. High doses are able to generate intens visions and mental hallucinations. A distortion of time, space and a completely changed perception of a ‘normal’ perceived reality is very common. These effects are widely recognized and reported by experienced ‘Psychonauts’.
The Mushroom is able to connect you with different levels of awareness. At high doses, this can cause the dissolution of the ego which can cause profound sensations of connection and oneness to the universe. The intensity of the experience depends on various factors, such as body weight, sensitivity, mood and state of mind. Individual experiences may differ completely from one another despite the many commonalities reported.
What do i have to know?
The Psychedelic experience is different for each individual. For most people, the experience is a true eye-opener full of insights and realizations about life. Keep in mind however that not everyone is capable of dealing with some of the drastic alterations that may occur during the experience. Make sure to educate yourself and be as prepared as possible.
It is of the utmost importance that whatever comes your way, you let it be as it presents itself. Resisting often has a counterproductive effect and could lead to a difficult experience. The best way to prepare for the experience, is to understand what to expect after taking these substances. With the right dose and sufficient knowledge, negative effects can be prevented. The best way to be ahead of this is to realise which negative effects can occur and how to recognise these during the experience.
The chances of addiction can be neglected. The properties of the psychedelic experience do not invite repetitive use. The reason for this is that the trip can be experienced as highly intense and profound. With repetitive use, there is a chance of physical resistance which can lead to drastic mitigation of effects. We advise against use for people suffering major mental health issues or emotional imbalances. For this group the use of Psilocybe Cubensis can amplify and evoke their issues. Psychedelic mushrooms can cause psychoses for people who have a predisposition for this. Combining The mushroom with other substances will be strongly discouraged.
To get a maximum out of your experience, it is important that you are well prepared. It is of the utmost importance that you do not have to worry about anything during the experience. Make sure you are prepared both mentally and physically to be able to surrender yourself completely to the internal journey.
Would you like to know what you can take into account beforehand? We have listed a number of key points to help you prepare for the Psychedelic experience.
Fresh mushrooms can be preserved for about two weeks in the refrigerator. The most common way is to dry the fresh harvested magic mushrooms before consumption. However, we recommend that you consume the mushrooms fresh. Psilocybe Cubensis is very difficult to dose correctly. The strength of the dosage differs per person, per strain and per individual mushroom. In order to have the right dosage, make sure to weigh the magic mushrooms neatly. An average dosage of freshly Psilocybin looks as follows:
There are various ways to consume fresh mushrooms. Not everyone is charmed by the sour flavour. Besides eating, they can also be cut into pieces and be added to a smoothie. There is also the possibility to make a tea out of it. Before use, determine which dosage is appropriate for the desired effects. Don’t consume any food 4 to 6 hours leading up towards intake for optimal effect.