Psilocybin. Psilocybin is Schedule I in the United States.
This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute without a DEA license. Not available by prescription. Fresh and dried psilocybin mushrooms are considered containers of Psilocybin, making them illegal to possess as well. Addictive Potential: None Emergency Room Visits Yearly: Unknown Mandatory Minimum Sentence: Unknown Mechanism of Action: agonist of the serotonin receptors primarily at 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C Overview: Psilocybin is also known as 4-phosphoryloxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine.
Mushrooms containing psilocybin and psilocin are available fresh or dried and are typically taken orally. Pharmacology: Trip Reports: Side Effects and Adverse Reactions: Psilocybin and psilocin can produce muscle relaxation or weakness, ataxia, excessive pupil dilation, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, and drowsiness. Articles: Research: E-books: Recommended In-Print Books: Other Informational Resources: Psilocybin: Investigator’s Brochure. How To Grow Magic Mushrooms. Shroomery - Magic Mushrooms (Shrooms) Demystified.
Psilocybin mushroom. Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, are mushrooms that contain the psychedelic drugs psilocybin and psilocin.
Common colloquial terms include magic mushrooms and shrooms. Biological genera containing psilocybin mushrooms include Copelandia, Galerina, Gymnopilus, Inocybe, Mycena, Panaeolus, Pholiotina, Pluteus, and Psilocybe. About 40 species are found in the genus Psilocybe. Psilocybe cubensis is the most common psilocybin mushroom in subtropical areas and the black market. Psilocybin mushrooms have likely been used since prehistoric times and may have been depicted in rock art. Many cultures have used these mushrooms in religious rites. History Early Archaeological evidence indicates the use of psilocybin-containing mushrooms in ancient times. Hallucinogenic species of the psilocybe genus have a history of use among the native peoples of Mesoamerica for religious communion, divination, and healing, from pre-Columbian times to the present day. Psilocybin and the Concept of Natural Intelligence. In this article, I examine some of the new modes of thinking catalysed by a traditionally esteemed shamanic agent, namely the psilocybin mushroom.
I will argue that psilocybin can potentiate an eco-psychological experience in which an intelligent aspect to Nature can be directly ascertained. I will further argue that such an experience, such an insight into the intelligence inherent within Nature, has a significant curative role to play in our currently beleaguered relationship with the biosphere.
An Ivy Trail Leads the Way Some months ago a close friend and I found ourselves camping in a wild place far from the hustle and bustle of the city. We were deep in the heart of Snowdonia, a region of Wales where there are, thankfully, many untouched areas of wilderness still to explore. Thus it was that on one autumn evening I found myself flat on my back in perceptual ecstasy gazing up at the stars through the gently swaying branches of a lofty Welsh silver birch tree. SETI versus SATI. Psilocybin Mushrooms The Extraterrestrial Inflitration of Earth? INTENSITY: 3 to 7 for most experiences.
MATERIAL: There are dozens of species of mushrooms which contain the psychoactive alkaloids psilocybin/psilocin in active amounts. 99% of the psilocybin mushrooms I've seen sold on the underground market are the variety known as Psilocybe cubensis (also called Stropharia cubensis), and dosage levels discussed below pertain to this variety. Some species of psilocybin mushrooms contain up to 10 times as much psilocybin by weight as cubensis, producing an equivalent experience at a much lower dose. HISTORY: The use of psilocybin mushrooms can be traced back thousands of years.
In Plants of the Gods, Schultes and Hofmann trace the use of these mushrooms to numerous locations and Indian cultures in pre-Colombian Mexico and South America. The Indians held the mushrooms with such reverence that the Aztecs named them Teonanacatl, meaning "flesh of the gods" or "divine flesh. " Psilocybin can also be combined with LSD, DMT, or Nitrous Oxide. Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms) Seeking the Magic Mushroom.