visions and we travelled together around the word
as well the spiritual realm. She made a clearly
telepathic statement about my hometown, which I
could not fathom or
interpret at the time, nor could I do so later on.
While under the impression that the thinking
process itself was something supernatural, I was
filled with confidence when I realized without a
doubt that death itself was but a levitation of the
soul, which may or may not entail looking down
upon the "normal" world. I did, however,
anxiously reject her offer to see into my future and
tell me about what she learned. Yet 1 knew that
she was already seeing such things.
The above account vividly illustrates the
cosmic-mystical aspects of the mushrooms'
effects. Such effects have frequently been
described following ingestion of high doses of
hallucinogens, especially in cautious and
protective environments ("setting") coupled with a
positive, internal mood ("set") primed by careful
preparation. Of course, the detailed content of such
experiences varies across individuals. Pahnke's
masterful study during Good Friday Services in
1962 has become a famous event in the history of
research into these states of consciousness.
Three years later, a remarkable range of
effects was observed in the same participant of an
experiment conducted in Prague, where mycelia
from Psilocybe bohemica were used. Due to an
analytical error, the four participants each ingested
72 mg of psilocybin, plus some psilocin, instead of
the intended dosage of 30 mg of psilocybin each:
Days before the experiment, I already
began to suspect that this experience would not
evolve as smoothly as it had three years ago, given
the amount of personal stress I had suffered over
the previous two months. However, I had faith in
the expertise provided by psychiatric guidance.
Prior to the experiment, I asked the psychiatrist
about the possible causes underlying my seeming
inability to fully experience the unfolding of visual
imagery. He brushed aside my question with a
short and terse reply : "Resistance", which only
heightened my feelings of anxious tension.
After ingestion of the hot preparation,
fifteen minutes passed until the sudden onset of its
effects. I ceased to perceive the music and sank
into an autistic state devoid of visions which
lasted for three hours. This state was subjectively
experienced as one of confusion with a partial
loss of consciousness as well as the loss of a
sense of time and place. This torturous period,
however, did not include any rough somatic
disturbances. After I woke up, I felt like a broken
machine; only the compassion of the other
participants, which were also suffering, helped to
clear my head temporarily. My experimenter
attempted to counterbalance these effects and to
provide a firmly grounded focus of reality, but his
efforts were unsuccessful in the long run. I felt as
if I was extremely drunk, except there was none of
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Carpinus, Alnus and Salix, on raw compost
mixtures of Picea, Pinus and Larix needles,
Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan.
Figure 21 - Fruiting curve of Psilocybe
cyanescens based on observations at several
locations in the former Czechoslovakia.
The mycelia make use of different kinds
of plant debris and even grow on wet cardboard,
where they develop into rhizomorphs just like
they would in nature. Rhizomorphs are thick
strands of mycelia that serve to transport
nutrients and water. They also develop intense
blue stains (see Figure 22).
Distribution pattern of Psilocybe
cyanescens in Germany and adjacent areas
(according to Krieglsteiner). Locations are
indicated by black dots.
rhizomorphs growing on
Figure 24 - Psilocybe cyanescens at a natural location (USA).
Figure 25 - Psilocybe bohemica on twigs and leaves.
Psilocybe bohemica is a very psychoactive
species. Its effects are vividly documented in the
following account of one natural scientist's
experience as part of controlled clinical trials in
About 30 mg of psilocybin in mushroom
tissue was prepared in hot water, with effects
already noticeable ten minutes after ingestion. I
grew increasingly quiet. At first, my legs began to
tingle, then my underarms as well. Aside from a
deeper breathing rhythm, few other somatic effects
were noted. Initially there were fits of laughter
caused by unusual cognitive associations; this
laughter also affected the two "sober" guides. A
growing hyperacuity interfered with the ability to
listen to music, so that Vivaldi's "Springtime"
caused painful stabs inside the brain. I compared
the pain to that caused by a "sawing knife". The
experimenters appeared bloated and yellow...
Existing bodily characteristics, such as thinning
hair stimulated a person's illusionary
transformation into a monk with tonsure. Their
voices also appeared reverent and, from a
somewhat paranoid point of view, these gentlemen
at times seemed to be working a switching station
that, for some reasons, was my enemy. At the same
time, I found both of them to be quite likeable.
During this time period, the other female subject
perceived fantastic images of moving colors and
saw visions of her whole life unfolding behind
closed eyes. During this period, I had the distinct
impression that an electrical current was flowing
through my body, which was not an uncomfortable
sensation. About three hours later, the gentlemen
retired to the kitchen and the nature of the
experience changed quite drastically.
At first I felt as if my legs were increasingly
merging into the wall, a very comfortable
experience. In a state of utter clarity of
consciousness, I finally felt as if I had no body at all.
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Willis then goes on to say that, P. ovatus has intoxicated people
near Sydney. Remember that P. ovatus is not psychoactive and these
mushroom poisonings were probably caused by the consumption of
various Copelandia mushroom species probably Copelandia
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