Historical reports about the mind-altering and expanding effects of psilocybin are described as a visit to the spiritual world. While the hallucinogenic effects are comparable to LSD, psilocybin is 200 times less powerful, and the trip is significantly shorter.
HOW TO DOSE COPELANDIA CYANESCENS
There are several schools of thought when it comes to dosing Copelandia cyanescens, and it boils down to what you’re looking to get out of the experience. Of course, when it comes to your first time taking mushrooms, it’s advisable to proceed with caution. Taking a smaller dose allows users to establish a feel for the psychoactive nature of the mushroom. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to take your mushrooms on an empty stomach, as this allows for quicker absorption and more pronounced effects.
With that in mind, a typical small dose of Copelandia cyanescens is around 2.1 grams of fresh mushrooms, or about 0.2 grams dried. A large dose would be about 7.7 grams fresh, or 0.8 grams dried. The mushrooms don’t have to be eaten as they are; they can also be added to hot water to create a tea, or you can mix them with hot chocolate or orange juice to mask the flavour.
For a much more accurate dose, consult the Zamnesia Magic Mushroom Calculator. Simply select your weight, pick the type of shroom, whether they’re fresh or dried, the size of dose you’re looking to take, and it will give you a calculation of how much you should take for the desired effect.
Typical bodily reactions include enlarged pupils, relaxed muscles, and a cold feeling in the limbs and abdomen. Stronger doses of magic mushrooms lead to “bent” time and space, visionary deep thoughts (total understanding of “how the whole universe works”), greatly increased creativity, and, of course, hallucinations.
Psychonauts with prior psilocybin experience are often more prone to the effects and more easily “disconnect” from the daily reality—and cope much better with the newly acquired state of consciousness. To where this trip takes someone greatly depends on the traveller and their mood and state of mind. So your experience will (always!) be 100% unique. No matter how many stories you’ll hear or read about a trip, none will describe your personal visit to the “other, visionary world”.
Copelandia cyanescens is much stronger than any cubensis mushroom variety, and induces a more visual trip with vivid and “tropical” colours. The effects of a medium dose last for about 4–6 hours and then wear off gradually before disappearing completely.