Mushrooms - P. azurescens & Cannabis
Citation: creatus. "The Shadow Children: An Experience with Mushrooms - P. azurescens & Cannabis (exp64892)". Erowid.org. Jun 26, 2018. erowid.org/exp/64892
It was going to be a warm clear summer Friday, so my friends made plans to purchase several ounces of magic mushrooms for the night. The day of the trip I woke and drank a vitamin milkshake and ate a vitamin c capsule. I then packed a small bag full of water, Ipod speakers, and more vitamin capsules.
I arrived at my friends house at around 2:00 PM with the duffel bag and sat down to smoke bowls out of my friend's zong until we could pick up the shrooms later that night. I would guess we smoked five grams of some very potent weed and I was very high for several hours after. Around six I stopped smoking so I could be more sober when it came around time to trip. During this waiting period more and more friends began arriving at the house. At 10:00 PM there were twelve impatient teenagers cramped in a room awaiting the arrival of psychedelic fungus. Our original dealer fell through picking up, so we picked up from a second source.
At around 11:00 PM we received our bags of mushrooms. They were potent dried gold-cap azurescens mushrooms, we were extremely excited to obtain such quality product and quickly weighed out the portions of mushrooms. People bought different amounts of mushrooms ranging from two to five grams. I bought an eighth (3.5 g). I weighed out my portion, poured a glass of orange juice and swallowed another vitamin c capsule.
T+0:00 - I had about four small stems and a small cap. I slowly placed each piece in my mouth, chewed and washed down with orange juice. The taste was not unpleasant. After everyone had eaten their mushrooms people scattered throughout the house anxiously awaiting the first affects.
T+0:30 - Already the first affects were being felt by everyone in the room. We were chatting excitedly. There was going to be twelve people tripping gold-caps in one area. It was nuts. I could feel a strong warming sensation in my empty stomach and could feel the mushrooms working.
T+0:45 - The come-up is very apparent. Everyone is beaming at one another. I could feel the familiar physical high of the mushrooms growing in my gut. The feeling that I'm being pulled into the air.
I could feel the familiar physical high of the mushrooms growing in my gut. The feeling that I'm being pulled into the air.
I walked to the bathroom and studied my dilated eyeballs. Several friends joined me. As we looked at one anothers reflections our eyeballs slightly stretched in and out. We were beginning to trip.
T+1:00 - At this point everyone was feeling the high of the mushrooms and coming up into their trips. Quickly, we filed outside. Every second that passed, the physical high grew within me. I had been tired before but now I was full of energy. My friend looked at me and began a loud shroom laugh. The only way I can describe a shroom laugh is a cross between a yell and a laugh because the physical high of the mushrooms made laughing normally difficult. Soon we were all laughing. The night was full of various comments all of the same nature: 'I am tripping SO hard.'
T+1:30 - We began our dark adventure into my friends backyard, and woods. The full effects of the trip were fully underway and the large number of kids following each other through the woods amplified the confusing aspects of the trip. I looked at one of my friends who beamed at me, her face was a cross between a teddy-bear and a wolf. Loud breathing came from behind her. I smiled. This is the kind of thing I had been waiting to see. I noticed people walking through the woods that weren't with our party.
T+2:00 - I was at the peak of my visual trip. Everyone I looked at had a different face. Some people looked like animals, some people looked like they didn't have a face at all. We came back out of the woods, everyone overcome by the 'sleepy-resting- feeling' that a mushroom trip will bring. We all lay down on freshly cut grass and looked at the stars. Trails of rainbow strings, flying through the night sky. Blinking orbs of light inter-connecting. I closed my eyes and the shapes intensified.
T+2:30 - We walked back to my friend's back yard and sat and talked. Well I attempted to talk, but my ability to communicate had been severely reduced. Usually I'm a funny energy-filled person, but I was silent and was only able to stare. My visual peak had already come, but my grip of reality was falling fast. I was as stupid as a vegetable. I sat and listened to people talk, and began to realize I was interpreting things wrong. After this point my trip got interesting.
T+3:00 - I wasn't talking at all. Occasionally someone would come up to me and ask 'Whats up man?' I would blankly stare for about five seconds and then reply 'nuthin'. 'How you feeling?' 'real good.' I had completely forgotten I had taken shrooms. In fact I had completely forgotten what shrooms were. I kept hearing the word 'shrooms' from people around me but I didn't know what it meant. I had no idea what our purpose was, or where we were. There were so many people. Everyone had lighters and cigarettes. Aha, I thought, maybe these are the shrooms everyone seems so interested in! I realized that we were children of the night. We had assembled here to show each other these lighters and cigarettes. However, this was an illegal activity therefore we had to do it in secret. Someone walked out of the house, I couldn't see who it was but I imagined instantly that it was an authority and we were busted.
From this point I am unable to differentiate what happened and what I imagined...
The authority figure walked towards us. My friend looked at them. 'I'm sorry.' he said. The authority figure stood, still too far to be seen. Yes. We're sorry, so we're ok. We won't be in trouble anymore. The figure walked back into the house. A friend handed me a cigarette. I didn't know what to do with it, so I placed it in my pocket and shredded it with my hand. Another of my friends whom I have known for almost a year walked up to me and said 'Hi! I'm Lucy!' I believed I had traveled back in time to the point at which we had originally met. It was the only way to explain why she could say that, all I managed to say was 'Hi...'. I continued to get even more stupid. I thought we were in heaven, a eternity of night and we were the shadow children. I couldn't respond to the friends around me, or understand their actions, all I knew is that it was 'good'.
T+4:00 - One of my close friends came to me. 'Want to go inside?' I looked at him blackly. 'I don't know'. 'Come on,' he said 'lets go smoke a bowl'. Finally, realizing that I was too stupid to even make sense of this he motioned for me inside. Once there, we sat and he pulled out a glass pipe. 'You still got that weed?' For some odd reason, I made sense of this and pulled out a small bag from earlier which I handed to him and he packed in the pipe's bowl. He then handed the pipe to me and I stared at it. Aha! This must be what drug we were doing! It wasn't lighters or cigarettes it was this! I didn't know how to smoke it though. So I passed it on without taking a hit. Everyone else was too stupid to notice my stupidity. My friend then looked at me and asked 'Who packed that?' I replied 'I don't know' He laughed.
T+4:50 - My trip was coming way down and visuals were at a low. However my stupidity had done anything but decrease. I now had come up with the solution that either I had died and went to heaven, that I was dreaming or that I had gone insane. I seemed ok with any of these solutions. We were all back in my friend's room. Many of the people had left. It was down to about six or seven. I was lying in the ground staring into space and everyone else was smoking bowls from the zong. Someone asked me 'So, you allowed to stay out like this again now?' I replied 'yeah.. yeah dude.' Apparently I sounded offensive because he gave me a dark look afterwards. I didn't care. He wasn't a real person anyways, he was probably just part of this dream. The sensation to lie down was overwhelming. I did so. But I could not sleep. I spent the rest of the night wide-eyed staring into space listening to others still trying to figure out what was happening. I was depressed and I didn't know why. I wanted to join the others, but I had no social ability.
Next Morning: I awoke very cold. But once I was up I was wide awake and strangely filled with a small extra energy. A pleasant after glow. I was still quite depressed about something I couldn't figure out. Perhaps it was the fact that then and even now I don't know what really happened for a good portion of that night, and that I was more anti-social compared to the others. I think this may have been because of the overwhelming confusion of tripping around so many other people.
Next time I trip I'd like to do a similar or higher dose, but in different conditions. I'd like to be with a smaller group so I can experience the 'connection' mushrooms tend to bring instead of the 'separateness' that the large group provided. However I would say by all means it was a very pleasant trip until the very very end, and definitetly mystical. For some time I was in the pitch black eternity with all my friends, performing the unknown, but feeling good.
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