Mushrooms - P. galindoi & 1P-LSD
Citation: Alambras. "Acid Picked Me Up When the Truffles Let Me Down: An Experience with Mushrooms - P. galindoi & 1P-LSD (exp112664)". Erowid.org. Feb 15, 2019. erowid.org/exp/112664
All in all it was a good year for me. I finished my finals, had an awesome summer with my best friends and a lot of traveling (Israel, Egypt, France, Italy) and finally managed to get a job that pays decent money in mid-november after 6 awfully grueling months of writing applications and awkard job interviews. Now I could finally save up money for moving in with my best friends next year in Vienna, the capital of Austria. I had the best mindset possible for our little trip to our beloved cottage up in the Austrian mountains.
The selected group of friends and I planned to try some Psilocybe Galindoi truffles because nobody had made the acquaintance with good old psilocybin yet. None of my friends have even had any other psychedelic experience. All first timers except for me but I'm also a quite unexperienced user with only 5 considerably light but very enjoyable experiences with 1P-LSD (1x 50μg, 3×100μg and 1× 150μg).
We ordered said truffles online since truffles are not illegal in Austria (as far as I know the psilocybin content relative to the weight of the truffle material is far too little to be taken into consideration by law). We ordered 45g of Psilocybe Galindoi or "Mushrocks" as the shop called them and 5 working days or so later we received an ominous package with our truffles, not, like on the site displayed, in neat little boxes but in badly sealed vacuum bags, already ground up and looking really wet. Also there weren't said 45g in there but double the amount which kind of eased our suspicion we had because they didn't look like advertised.
On friday at about 9 pm, 4 of my friends and I made our way up the mountains with 2 other friends already waiting for us in the cozy cabin because they had a day of. They went up there before noon to pre-heat the place and prepare everything else needed for our stay over the weekend. The farther we got up, the more snow we encountered and when we arrived at "the parking lot" it measured about 30-40cm (1 ft). Since the cottage is very remote we had to finish by foot. We got out of the car, put on our winter jackets and trousers as well as a beanie and some sturdy shoes, then continued on our way. After 10 minutes of walking we could catch the first glimpse of the cabin with warm lights emitting out of it's windows and I felt such joy and excitement knowing what a hell of a time we're going to have and how much fun and laughter we're going to share.
After 10 additional minutes of walking through the nocturnal winter wonderland, which got me all the more excited for tripping because it was just so darn beautiful, we arrived and found our 2 buddies completely shitfaced because they decided that waiting for us and welcoming us while drunk would be way more fun. Which it inarguably was. We cooked some soup, drank 1 beer each, smoked a joint, played some board games and went to bed.
Next morning I woke up with butterflies in my stomach and a whole lot of excitement for it was the day we wanted to go on our little journey.
I woke up with butterflies in my stomach and a whole lot of excitement for it was the day we wanted to go on our little journey.
We all sat together in the kitchen, measuring our doses apart from the two that got drunk last night (they were the sitters). The 4 of my friends decided to take 5g at first because they were worried that more would make for an unpleasant trip. I was going for 9g, wanting a good introduction into the psilocybin world. Also I should mention that nobody of us has eaten anything besides the soup about 24h prior.
9:30 am T+0:00
Each of us munched down their dose and it was the most horrid tasting thing I ever put in my mouth. It didn't taste nutty or shroomy at all, but rather acidic and almost kind of rotten but since nobody of us had a clue of what they're supposed to taste like we just accepted it and kept on chewing whilst almost vomiting from the taste. After ingestion we decided to play another board game while waiting for the come up.
11:00 am T+1:30
We finished the game but nothing happened up until now. No body high, no hightened senses, no vivid colors, no change in thought patterns. Just a slight discomfort in the stomach region. We went outside to sit in the sun and decided to wait for another hour and if nothing has happened by then, we would take another dose.
12:00 T+ 2:30
At some point in the last hour I was kind of feeling "wavy", if that makes sense, but after a few minutes I was back to normal and I just assumed it was placebo. Disappointment was settling in. We went back inside and measured another dose. We decided to take the same amount of truffles as before. I reluctantly forced them down my throat again, trying not to vomit and then we were back to waiting.
1:00 pm T+3:30
Nothing happened. The truffles didn't even have any effect on any of us. All of us were bitterly disappointed and we just wanted our money back. But I assumed that something like that would happen because of the dubious packaging and all, so I brought some 1P-LSD with me just in case.
1:30 pm T+4:00
All of us dropped some acid because we came up here to trip after all but we went for low doses so we're not going to completely lose our minds in case of the truffles kicking in. I took 100μg and everyone else took 50μg.
2:30 pm T+5:00
I began to feel the come up like slight waves of energy emitting from my heart to my every pore and my thoughts and feelings started to amplify. I rolled us a joint and we went outside in the snow and smoked one. As I opened the door I was met by blinding light because the snow mirrored the rays of the sun but as soon as my eyes adjusted to it I stared in awe at the beautiful landscape in front of and below me. Mountains covered in snow with spots of pine woods on the side, livening up the gray and white picture with their rich shades of green.
2:45 pm T+5:15
Finished the joint which considerably boosted my come up. I was full of energy and love for everything and everyone and I wanted to bury myself in the snow and have it as a blanket because it looked so fluffy and warm to me. We decided to walk up the mountain a bit so we can play in the snow.
3:15 pm T+5:45
After dressing up and a bit of walking we reached a desirable spot and I still wanted to get buried in snow so I stuck my hand in it to dig a hole for me to lay in but as soon as I touched it, I felt freazing cold and was slightly shivering and I decided not to bury myself. One of my buddies had the same idea but a lot less hesitation. He jumped in the snow and demanded to be covered. So we did.
I started to notice some very slight visual anomalies at that point. Like really intense, shining color spots on the snow from the light reflected from the sun and more saturated colors.
4:30 pm T+7:00
We went back to the cottage after a snow ball fight, a photosession and playing some catch. We noticed the fireplace in front of the cottage and prepared some wood for a bonfire, to be lit as soon as it gets dark. Weird thoughts began to pour out of my mind at an enormous speed and I began to remember some things that I completely forgot.
Weird thoughts began to pour out of my mind at an enormous speed and I began to remember some things that I completely forgot.
We talked a lot about our travels and our summer, came to the conclusion that we're living a hedonistic live and that the world would be a lot less weird and confusing if there was no money and no mass media.
5:00 pm T+7:30
It was getting dark outside and I began to feel more and more comfortable and at this point my body felt like it was made out of clouds. Every movement I made was feeling slow and kind of underwater-like but I also felt like I didn't even need the slightest bit of energy for moving around. Since the sunset was almost over we went outside and watched the remaining few inches of sun that were peaking out behind the horizon as they slowly faded to black. I rolled another joint for our bonfire gathering and the dudes lit the fire.
Another one of my friends went inside to grab a few beers and we stood outside, sipping on our beer, enjoying the J and staring at the stars. While we've been given a small lecture about constellations and zodiacs from one of the sitters I realized that I didn't need to imagine the lines that connect the stars in their constellations because they were already there and i could see them in crisp clarity.
6:00 pm T+8:30
We were standing there for a good amount of time just talking nonsense and pondering the stupidity in our brains. One memorable thing was talking about Ghandi and one friend of mine thought he was named Mohammed so we came up with this "quote": "Don't be an imbecile"-Mohammed Ghandi, 2041. As I finished my beer and we've put out the joint I was on the peak. We went behind the house because we wanted to dunk our faces into the snow and take pictures of it with a flash because it should look like the face is emerging from it. As I dipped my face in the snow I felt it sticking to my face and then I realized how much this is going to fuck with my brain. I pulled it out and someone took a picture of my snow covered face with a flash and it suddenly felt like my head was expanding tenfold and my surroundings looked like they were spastically getting closer. Every consecutive flash was perceived as a strobe flickering a hundred times. As I looked on the screen of the camera to look at the pictures I noticed some patterns moving over them.
7:00 pm T+9:30
We went back inside to cook dinner and I was in charge of cutting the onions for the sauce. I sat down at the table with 3 onions, a wooden plate and a knife and started to peal the onion way too precisely because I was in awe of the waving lines on the peal. While cutting them I noticed, that my sense of smell somehow had vanished and that I didn't have to cry while cutting which I found kind of odd.
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I began to have some negative thoughts regarding my future, my relationships (not only the romantic ones) and my behaviour. I started to feel guilty because I felt like I betrayed myself by being too lazy to do things that are good for me and get me somewhere in life. I was kind of spiraling down for a short period of time. Stuck in a thought loop of self-doubt and regret for the things that I didn't do do or do too often. But then one of my favorite songs came on (we had music on over some speakers almost all the time) and I felt great again. I was looking at my friends and at the cabin and I couldn't resist the urge to smile, remembering that I have them and that we're here in this beautiful place together. I felt like I was literally blind while in this negative spiral.
We finished cooking and sat down to eat. The dish that we cooked was fairly spicy according to the others but I didn't notice any spiciness at all. After the meal I felt the beginning of the comedown so we decided to clean up real quick and play a dice game.
We had a lot of fun with moments of uncontrollable laughter and I had to cry numerous times because of laughing so hard.
10:00 pm T+12:30
The trip wore of almost completely by this time. It was a really enjoyable experience although I felt a bit weird afterwards because of my childish behaviour during some of the trip but I didn't let it bother me too long.
We talked for a bit longer and went to sleep at about 11:00 pm.
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