Citation: The Explorer. "An Interesting Amanita Encounter: An Experience with Amanita muscaria (exp282)". Erowid.org. Sep 7, 2000. erowid.org/exp/282
I became interested in mycology (the study of mushrooms)this past year, and experimented with psilocybin mushrooms at various points. However, I got a sudden interest in taking Amanita after reading accounts of Siberian shamans uses of the shrooms. I found a patch growing in some woods near my house, and dried two mushrooms from that patch. I went to work and found a friend there who would be willing to experiment with me. We both ate one mushroom; the initial effects were nothing more than nausea and an energy boost. These, however, passed within thirty minutes. Nothing followed. We were both perplexed, and I became terrified at the prospect of having picked the wrong shrooms (a potentialy fatal mistake; be careful picking your own!). After two hours, I was sitting in the break room reading a magazine when IT happened.
As I tried to focus on the words on the pages of the magazine, my vision became distorted. I realized that I was unable to read - whenever I looked directly at a word, it would disappear! I went out and found my friend, who was also feeling a little trippy at this point. The effects increased, and after an hour, anything I looked at directly would dissolve into microscopic cubes of various colors. Nothing greater than this sensation took place. I came home with a strange body feeling and went to sleep. There were no ill effects, but I wouldn't recommend using the mushroom to anyone. The trip simply isn't that...well...trippy.
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