With this trip I tried a new method of ingestion with this trip along with taking a larger dose than my typical dose. I took 5grams soaked in lemon juice then brewed into a tea. Compared to the 3 grams I normally take dried and whole. The idea behind using lemon juice to soak the mushrooms in is to make the trip hit sooner, harder, faster and it also can make the trip shorter; this technique being called lemon tech. This method also lends to also have less upset stomach and stomach gurgles. With this trip I also enlisted a friend to be my trip sitter as I had not done a dose this high before.
To prep from my trip I go through various personal rituals. For my trip I had my trip sitter play Faun station on random. I rolled 3 joints in case I needed or wanted them. Set aside my two booster does of 1 gram each. I pull a animal guide card from one of my two animal oracle decks.￼ This time I pulled the Eagle as a guide. I mediated on the eagle asking for guidance in my journey work. I also mediated with the mushrooms I was taking, talking with the mushrooms to give them my intent for my trip and asked guide me on my trip. After that I ground up my dose and soaked it in lemon juice for 10 mins. Then poured hot water over the lemon mushroom paste. Covered and let steep for 15 minutes. I was curious how a tea reading would come out using the ground mushrooms, so I didn’t strain the cup.
Using my skills as an apprentice in Tasseography, I could see hearth (A wood/pellet stove), three entities that post trip I believe actually was the three phases of my trip, and the top of the cup was a ring. The inside of the cup looked like someone popped the top off a house and you were looking inside it.
Like most trips, I had pre-trip jitters, although more intense than normal like do to increased dose and new method. Even though I also had a sitter. The jitters lasted through my entire prep and did not stop having the jitters until I was finished drinking my tea. At that point I was strapped in and waiting for the rollercoaster ride, so no more need for the jitters I already drank the tea and could stop the ride now.
After about 20 minutes after finishing my tea I could start to feel the effects of the mushrooms start to kick in. Lemon tech definitely kicks in sooner making the waiting for come up half as long as just eating the just the dried mushrooms. This method work by converting Psilocybin into Psilocin giving your body less work to do as you body normally has to do this conversion.
I was intending to go lay down in my bed with an eye mask on for this trip. Compared to my normal trips in the woods. However, once I started coming up and I felt loose I sat on the floor and did some stretching a few yoga poses. Eventually, siting in a lotus like position on the floor feeling like I rooted into the ground. Feeling that deep spiritual connection with Mother Earth feeling her love and this was the felt throughout my trip. I started to take deep full breaths in and out. Feeling the oxygen fill my lungs and my whole body. It felt really good and questioned if I really ever breathed before in my life as it never felt this good or so fulfilling. I’m going to need to look deeper into some breath-works.
The first phase was once full emerged into my mediation I no longer perceived my body as a body. I had become the atoms of my body. I am billions and billions atom floating collectively near each other, but with still lots of empty space between each of them. The sensation of feeling all the atoms as well as the empty space was blissful. I have no idea how long I floated there. Until a voice the sounded deep and a million miles away started talking to me. My sitter asked me if I wanted to lay in bed. I’m good, I said and went back to mediating. Back to perceiving the space between my atoms. My own liminal space within myself.
I opened my eyes at some point and started my second phase of my trip. I asked my sitter to pass me my joints and my first 1 gram booster as my roots didn’t want me to move along with changing the music to the “Psychedelic Therapy- Nordic Juice” playlist on Spotify. After lighting my joint and smoking it I started to get mesmerized by the iridescent light that reflected off the smoke. It was like the smoke was producing a rainbow shimmering light. I also started to make smoke circle even though I’m not good at them. I also could start to see various shapes being made by the smoke. Seeing things like a mermaid shape in the smoke. ￼ It was like diving in the smoke. And give me the joke of saying the key to smoke tricks is to take mushrooms first. I smoked two joints over unknown time frame amazed by what the smoke revealed. I should also note I did have to test my ability to ￼walk twice while smoking as I had to go pee.
The third phase started with me getting mesmerized by the birds coming to the bird feeder at the window. Watching them along with the cat. And I started to massage my feet. I had been sitting in that one spot now basically for several hours and my feet were sweaty. I also felt warm. Then started to feel hot. I closed by eye to start mediating and I embodied Fire. I am Fire. Just radiating heat. This feeling burnt up and quickly as it came on and my mediation ended. I took my last 1 gram booster after that and had my sitter change the music to the Omnia.
My trip start to wind down at this point. I was feeling really good. My pain level was still low and was just happy being.
This trip pulled me out of a depressive episode I started to feel myself going down. The clouds of despair, hopelessness and apathy had started to fog my vision. After taking the mushrooms, the days brightened and cleared the clouds from the skies of my own mental health. Along with the deepening spiritual connection to the earth and the mushroom guides she send to teach her students.
While some of the trip I was able to put into words much of it is still ineffable and all the words of our reality have yet to create words ￼￼adequate enough to describe the feelings you get from a first hand spiritual experience and the feeling of love you get when Mother Earth makes their love for you felt.