Citation: TeKtonik. "I Feel Reborn: An Experience with Amanitas pantherina & Cannabis (exp34868)". Erowid.org. Jan 12, 2023. erowid.org/exp/34868
I've used my share of psychedelics and other substances, most notably my vast experience with 2c-I. I consider myself somewhat of a hard head; I can handle pretty much whatever gets thrown at me. I've taken 60mg doses of 2c-I before, and this experience rivals even that.
It was the friday of the Independance day weekend, and every year my tiny central Wisconsin town has a get together at the city park with music, softball, and beer. It's a pretty big deal actually. It's also a time for the local drug community to let loose too. In preparation I looked everywhere for something worthwhile, but came up with nothing but 15 tylenol 3's. Well, better than nothing I decided.
I still had to work that day, and on my lunch break I went over to a nearby county park. The park is a sacred indian bluff, complete with dance rings and burial grounds. It now features a tubing hill and ski area, however. I walked around for about 20 minutes, then decided to return to my vehicle. I then noticed, right next to my car, 6 or 7 large mushrooms. I bent to examine, and I saw that they looked exactly like the amanita muscarias I had seen on the internet, except brown instead of red. I picked them, put them in a plastic bag, and took them with. When I got home I used a combination of books and the internet to determine without a doubt that the shrooms were indeed amanita pantherina. I read that they can be much more potent than the muscarias, and extreme caution must be used when testing potency.
I ate one 3' cap, with a little chunk of stem on an empty stomach, put the remaining mushies in my food dehydrator, and sat back to wait. I got very nervous, even though I was sure of the type of mushroom. I thought maybe there was some deadly lookalike I hadn't heard about. After an hour, I wasn't feeling anything at all, and I gave up waiting, disappointed. I decided that I would just take my T3's later, so in advance I took 3 25mg diphenhydramine. I'm not sure if that had any effect on the mushrooms, but I thought I'd mention it. With the pills, I also ate another 3' cap, with the stem attached.
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It was about that time a friend called me up to smoke a bowl, and I drove over. I offered him some codeines, but he had to work at 4am, so I promised I'd save them for a time he could use them too. We smoked and talked for a good 45min, but he wanted to get some sleep before work. As soon as I moved from the spot I was standing, I realized something was different. I told my friend the mushrooms were hitting me a bit, and I'd save some for him. I got in my truck (not a good idea, but I didn't really feel that messed up at the time) and proceeded to back out of the driveway. There was a car coming, so I waited. And waited. And waited. I suddenly realized I couldn't tell how far away it was! Using a nearby gas station as a reference point, I deduced it couldn't be too close. I pulled out, and with my car on the road I was able to tell that the next vehicle was no closer than a mile away. 'Wow' was all I thought. It was about a 5min ride to my house, and on the way I began seeing bright flashes in the sky. I thought to myself that it was very strange that they were lighting off fireworks on Friday. I later found out that there were no fireworks.
I went in to my house and checked the shrooms I had put in the dehydrator. Surprisingly, they were pretty much dry and I ate one more cap. I went upstairs to watch tv for awhile, and it started hitting me, hard. I began to feel really, really drunk. Not mentally, though. My mind was there, but my body would just not cooperate.
I began to feel really, really drunk. Not mentally, though. My mind was there, but my body would just not cooperate.
I nearly fell down the stairs on a trip to the bathroom, and I started to trip hard. My vision went out of focus constantly, and things were morphing slightly in every direction. It elevated to the point that I was seeing constant flashes of color and intense CEV's. I was staying at my parent's house for the summer, and I realized they might be coming home soon, so I left for my neighbor's house, 2 doors down. I imagine I appeared to be absolutely smashed.
When I got there, my neighbor, my brother, and a few other people were playing video games, and I decided to not let them know I was on something. I played sober as best I could. I was getting very tired and sedated, and I was starting to wonder if maybe I wasn't tripping, I was actually dying. I told them that I was going to sleep, to avoid questioning. The third cap was finally taking affect, and I realized I couldn't stand up if I wanted too. My neighbor said something, but my hearing was distorting to the point I didn't understand. For some reason I thought he was criticizing me so I said 'fuck you!' in a very slurred manor, and everyone in the room laughed. I instantly realized he hadn't been talking to me. I imagine everyone thought I was drunk.
The band playing across the road at the park sounded like it was in the room with me. Oddly enough, my internal voice remained absolutely clear throughout the experience, and I proceeded to make deep philosophical comments to myself at unimaginable speed. I passed out some time after that, but I do remember coming back to reality 2 or 3 times throughout the night and saying a word or 2 to some people. My brother woke me up at 4am, and the crowd laughed hysterically at me, because somehow or other I had gotten ahold of a stuffed animal, and I was hugging it like a little kid the whole time I was passed out.
We walked back to my house, and I went to the bathroom. The bathroom was morphing everywhere, and I was seeing constant flashes of color. For lack of a worthy expression, it was unimaginably intense. I found my way to my bedroom, and passed out instantaneously.
That was last night, and today I feel fine. My vision is still a little off, and I feel a bit drained, physically and mentally. I am floored by the shear brutal intensity of these mushrooms. I was definitely not prepared for what I got. It was very enjoyable however, and I definitely plan on doing it again.
Today I feel reborn.
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