B. caapi & Mushrooms - P. cubensis
Citation: muistrue. "Notes on a Night With Mushroom Ayahuasca: An Experience with B. caapi & Mushrooms - P. cubensis (exp96227)". Erowid.org. Jun 6, 2018. erowid.org/exp/96227
I always brew a test batch whenever I receive new plant material I want to use for a master batch and then drink it alone so I know for sure what Iím working with and can ensure only the best quality brew for my family without the possibility of a dud. I was very unhappy with the quality of the new chaliponga and chacruna I had obtained. The tryptamine content was unacceptable to me but I wanted to brew 2 gallons of ayahuasca for a renegade party coming up. It was revealed to me in a dream that I should use mushrooms in the brew instead of the combination of chaliponga and chacruna that I normally use. I knew my ayahuasca vine was good because it came from the same batch Iíve been using for over a year now so I prepared 7 pounds of dried ayahuasca vine and 112 grams of dried cubensis (syzygy) mushrooms to brew.
I brewed the ayahuasca and shrooms separate because I didnít want to subject the shrooms to long periods of intense heat during the brewing process and the subsequent simmer down that is required to properly brew ayahuasca. Come brew day I performed three 4 hour cooks of the vine then simmered down the combined extractions for hours. While the vine was reducing I poured almost boiling water over the dried and crushed shrooms
While the vine was reducing I poured almost boiling water over the dried and crushed shrooms
to extract the trypyamines into the water. I let it chill then filtered once and extracted again with more fresh hot water. After squeeze filtering I combined the mushroom tea and poured half of it into a 1 gallon water jug and the other half into another.
I simmered down the ayahuasca until it was just enough to completely finish filling the 2 jugs. Next I cold filtered the 2 jugs in the fridge overnight and in the morning I decanted the brew and squeeze filtered the sediment at the bottom of the jugs then discarded the spent sediment and refilled the jugs with the now finished mushroom ayahuasca. I intended this brew to be drunk in around 175ml doses so a few gulps would give my friends a fully immersive experience. This was 2 gallons of a potent psychedelic potion brewed with love for my family.
I hiked into the renegade party which was located on a secluded west coast beach just after midnight with the 2 gallons of potion tied to my belt. I took the first deep chugs swallowing at least a couple hundred milliliters of the wretched tasting brew then dropped one of the (clearly labeled) jugs to the sand then took the other and followed the bass music to find my crew smoking a joint standing in wet sand. I passed the jug around and everyone took deep pulls off of it even though a single sip would instantly ignite one's gag reflex. We were all very experienced drinkers who were eagerly awaiting whatever journey awaited us after drinking this new flavor of ayahuasca.
What seemed like only 5 minutes later I felt that familiar tryptamine buzz running through my senses. I looked at the ocean and noticed the moonlight reflecting off the waves. Some nasty psychedelic bass music was playing upshore so we migrated to the dancefloor. Shit was crackin, it was on. I canít remember ever being so excited for the mushrooms to kick in. I had fasted all day so they were running through me very quickly. After a half hour of dancing I felt something. I knew what it was instantly, it was the vine. Now intermingling with the mushroom essence and taking it along with it the vine spiraled up my spine and ignited my body with tryptamine ecstasy.
I opened my eyes and there was a goddess dancing with me. My eyes were locked with hers immediately upon opening them. Our moves seemed to be as one. One dance in this moment within eternity. Soon we led each other away from the dance space and floated along the beach until we came to our spot and melted into each other. There we made love on the sand under the moonlight like wild animals in heat. She rode me into oblivion. After lying with each other for some time flowing within our own shared visions of peak experience we made our way back to the party and went our separate ways. We never spoke a single word to each other.
As I was standing there packing a bowl this guy approached me holding the gallon jug of yage I dropped in the sand when I arrived. It was over half gone. He offered it to me saying it was some of the best ayahuasca ever but I automatically said I was all good and he turned to walk away. I then assessed my state and even though I was still very high from what I drank earlier and pumped up from the wild sex I just had I decided a little more sounded good so I called him back over and took another couple pulls from the jug. I almost puked but was able to hold it down. He took the jug and left.
My friend then came up to me with his wide saucer eyes and said itís time to jump into the abyss. That sounded like something Iíd be into so I went with him as we gathered up as many of our homies as we could find and started hiking south down the beach. Ten minutes into the hike I purged heavily. It felt great and I was very high afterward. Soon we arrived at a spot where my friend said we should take off all our clothes except our shoes so we did. We continued hiking up a trail, climbed some rocks and when we came to a spot he said we were there. He pointed down into this cavity in the rocks that was a few feet in diameter and revealed nothing but inky blackness and swirling color within it. He looked at all of us and asked if we trusted him. All of us agreed in the affirmative instantly and you would of too if you knew this guy. He said alright then, follow me. At that point he jumped naked into the abyss.
It was one of the most ridiculous things I had ever seen. One moment he was there and the next he was gone without a sound. Just gone. We all looked at each other in disbelief. We were all speechless but I could tell some of us were about to start yelling down in there to see if he was okay. I decided that since we already agreed to trust him that there was nothing to be done now but jumping in after him. I was naked and cold and the last thing I wanted to do was jump into a dark hole that looked like it was ready to suck the soul right out of me. I knew it would only get harder the longer I hesitated so I jumped into the air allowing gravity to suck me straight down into the abyss.
Darkness enveloped me and then a few seconds of freefall followed. All in a single instant I sensed moonlight and then splashed into the sea. I stayed floating underwater for a few seconds just trying to realize what was going on. I was so high it took a bit before I regained my bearings and calmly started to swim toward the surface.
Once I surfaced and took a couple breaths I heard another splash. Then another. We were all going through it now. I looked at the moon and again saw its reflection in some waves so I started to swim out of the cave until I was able to catch a wave and ride it to the beach.
Homie was chillin there with a wide grin on his face. We were at the exact spot where he had us leave our clothes. I gave him a hug and one by one as all our friends made it to the shore they joined us in a group hug for the ages.
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