The Mesmerizing World of Psilocybe Cubensis

Join us on a captivating journey as we deeply dive into the mesmerizing world of Psilocybe cubensis, a fascinating species of magic mushrooms. Explore the ancient cultural and spiritual significance of these mushrooms, their geographical distribution and habitats, and the various strains and varieties of Psilocybe cubensis spores. Dive into personal accounts facilitated by the right Psilocybe cubensis dosage, unraveling the secrets and nuances of these magical fungi.

A Closer Look at Psilocybe Cubensis: Delving Into the Origins, Varieties, and Psychedelic Experiences

Join us on a captivating journey as we deeply dive into the mesmerizing world of Psilocybe cubensis, a fascinating species of magic mushrooms. In this enlightening episode, we explore the origins, unique varieties, and the profound effects that Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms can induce. Through scientific research, cultural insights, and personal narratives, we unravel the secrets and nuances of these magical fungi.
After listening to this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of:

  • The ancient cultural and spiritual significance of Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms.
  • The geographical distribution and habitats where these mushrooms thrive.
  • A closer look at the various strains and varieties of Psilocybe cubensis spores
  • Personal accounts facilitated by the right Psilocybe cubensis dosage.

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April Pride, host : [00:00:00] Hey, it’s April Pride, your host here on the High Guide podcast. I’d like to take a moment to remind you that we do discuss cannabis and psychedelics, and this podcast is intended for audiences 21 and over. Also, I am not a medical expert. We do discuss interventions and protocols and you should consult your medical professional before moving forward with anything that we may discuss here on the show. Before we begin, I’d like to thank our show sponsor of like Minds. Check out of like Minds Co That’s of like minds mind. Esco To learn more about Seattle’s trusted source for psilocybin. Hi, everyone, and welcome back. We’re going to talk about philosophy Cubensis, the Latin name for the most common species of magic mushrooms. If you’ve ever had a mushroom trip, there is a high likelihood it was courtesy of Psilocybe Cubensis, or as they’re affectionately referred to, cubes. So today we’re going to explore the origins, the varieties and the effects of Psilocybe Cubensis and get to know this magical fungi through some scientific research, cultural insights, and personal stories. Our word of the week is psilocybin, an organic hallucinogenic compound that is the magic in magic mushrooms. There are hundreds of species of syllabi, cubanus or fungi containing various levels of the psychedelic compound, psilocybin and psilocin, each providing slightly different benefits and effects. The dried mushrooms that are ingested are called whole fruit bodies.

April Pride, host : [00:01:48] Ancient indigenous cultures hundreds to thousands of years ago ingested psilocybin psilocybe cubensis ceremonially, and some even called it God’s flesh due to its ability to enhance the mind and spirit. Yes, it still does that. When consumed psilocybin acts on our serotonin system, causing changes in perceptions, check, mood, check and even our senses check. The stoned ape hypothesis is a theory written by Terence McKenna, referring to the link between mind expanding magic mushrooms and the evolution of our oldest ancestors, Homo erectus, into more advanced Homo sapiens, homo or Homo sapiens over 2 million years ago. Today, psilocybin mushrooms are used to treat serious conditions such as depression, anxiety and end of life suffering. Whether you’re interested in Microdosing wondering how to intensify your mushroom trip or curious about the mushroom trip timeline, there are various strains and methods of consumption to experiment with. Psychedelic mushroom identification should not be taken lightly as psilocybin, mushrooms can look similar to poisonous mushrooms and psilocybin. Shrooms typically have black or purple brown spore patterns with blue flesh and gills. In the more blue, the higher the potency. It’s a little shortcut. However, slight variations can mean psilocybin isn’t present. So beware of psychedelic mushroom identification on your own. And when it comes to finding the right mushrooms, the safest method is to acquire them from a trusted source. In some, in some municipalities, you can even walk into a dispensary.

April Pride, host : [00:03:32] Like there’s this church I joined in Oakland called Zeider, and for $20 I became a member of the congregation and I had access to a dispensary of mushrooms. I’m not kidding. Look it up. Once identified correctly, psychedelic mushrooms can be consumed by eating the whole fruit bodies, brewing them into tea or grinding them into capsules for microdosing. So let’s go over our trip tips the effects of psilocybin, changes in perception, mood and thought, varying levels of visual hallucinations, looking inward, feelings of grounding or I should say groundedness, connectedness and euphoria. Less desirable. But normal effects include queasiness, nausea, increased heartbeat and headaches. A lot of these physical side effects can be diminished by by making a tea. At least that’s what I found. I kind of have a can get an upset stomach, but the tea really helps. So when you’re dosing mushrooms, okay, we have we have a download on our website that you can go and check out and it’s a guide to using shrooms. So all this is spelled out for you, but I’m just going to give it to you here on the show. You can take notes or you can visit the website, the guide. So when you’re dosing to Microdose, that is 0.1 to 0.5 grams of the of the whole fruit bodies. A low dose would be half a gram to two grams. Two grams is like a magical dose in my opinion.

April Pride, host : [00:05:16] A moderate dose two to 3.5g. A high dose is three and a half to five and a heroic dose is over five grams. We typically suggest that if you’re going to be doing over five grams that you have a trip sitter, someone that is not consuming and that can help, just remind you that everything is going to be okay. I want to take a minute to explain a term that might be new to you. Whole fruit bodies. Mushrooms have these amazingly intricate underground route networks that are a big part of what make mushrooms magical. The fruiting body is the part of the mushroom we see above ground, the cap and the stem. And those are the parts that make magical mushrooms magic. For the true romantics who want to experience the purest form of psilocybin, our whole fruit bodies, which are carefully dried and sold by the eighth of an ounce, are the way to go. Of like minds. Fruit bodies are cultivated and sourced in Seattle, where of like minds is based. It’s important to us to work with trusted partners. That’s why our whole fruit bodies come from the same guy who helps us create our amazing caramels. All of our fruit bodies are cultivated and sourced in Seattle, where of like minds is based. It’s important for us to work with trusted partners.

April Pride, host : [00:06:41] That’s why our whole fruit bodies come from the same guy who helps us create our amazing caramels. Now let’s talk strains. We’ve got three excellent varieties of magic and our whole fruit bodies collection. There’s the potent and intriguing penis envy, the gentle, inviting hellbilly and the captivating Ecuador. Each strain offers a unique experience tailored to different preferences and explorations that we write about in depth on our website. We do understand that not everyone wants to chew on a dried mushroom. Maybe you’ve got a sensitive stomach or you prefer a different taste profile to dried up dust. So I do want to mention that we also make scrumptious chocolate covered psilocybin caramels. We make microdose offerings. If you’re new to the world of psychedelics and just want a more subtle approach. So whether you’re seeking the purity of whole fruit bodies or the convenience of taste of an edible, or if you’re looking to take baby steps into tripping via Microdosing, the of like Minds website is a place to go to get started. Explore a range of offerings. Read up on the experiences of others. And if you live in Seattle, you can of course purchase one of our educational PDF downloads and as your gift with purchase, you will receive shipped via third party carrier a gift from of like minds to you at your Seattle address. Sign up for the Ublic Minds newsletter and follow us on social media at Ublic Minds Co for all the updates to learn all the ways we are all of like minds.

April Pride, host : [00:08:24] A psilocybin tolerance can build up over time. And in a future podcast, we’ll cover microdosing schedules that have led many women to successful outcomes. Lemon teching is one way to intensify your mushroom trip, because citrus acids can amplify the experience. You grind the mushrooms, you put them into a short glass, add lemon juice like I put them into a shot glass and then add lemon juice, mix it thoroughly. It sits for 15 minutes and you can even turn this into tea. It’s sort of like a lemon mushroom tea. Or you can just add a little bit of water and just take it down in one shot. The mushroom for. Let’s talk about duration because mushroom trips can last for a while. The timeline is as follows. Okay. So the effects are typically felt within 30 to 45 minutes and can last between 4 to 8 hours. When consumed in hot liquid, the effects are felt as soon as 15 minutes. That is true. And they come down know regardless of how you consume it is 24 to 48 hours. That just means you’re going to feel some effects. So if you want to get high again, then you can just smoke some weed the next day and sometimes that’ll bring your high back on.

April Pride, host : [00:09:38] You may feel anxious. I typically I think we can be helpful, but some people can make them feel more anxious. So take that into consideration and make sure you don’t have anything planned the next day. Give yourself some time and space to rest and integrate your experience. On Friday night last week, I took two grams of I had chocolates and so it was Golden Teacher, which the strain. And I kept my journal out and just like went inward and journaled. And it was maybe one of the best Friday nights I’ve had in a long time. So I encourage you to do the same. Until then, some resources that we recommend you check out Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna, which explores the human relationship to plants and chemicals over time, which played a crucial role in not only developing species but whole societies and civilizations. While you’re at it, listen to the High Guide Episode 33. Integration Number five Take mushrooms and make it happen. This was at the end of last year, and our guests were Lily Smalls, who facilitated an integration with Merrill Montgomery, who is a co-founder of Barberry. And Merrill was manifesting her best year this year. So I encourage you to listen to that. We’re not even two months into the to the year. There’s still time to dose yourself with love and psychedelics and have your best 2022.

April Pride, host : [00:11:08] Okay. I really wanted to find something great to watch that wasn’t a documentary about mushrooms. So if you want to get high and watch something, I would suggest Kiki’s delivery service, which is what I did on Halloween. But if you want to learn more about. Psilocybe. Cubensis. I highly, highly recommend Netflix’s Fantastic Fungi. A lot of people have recommended this movie and I watched it and it is both super informative and it is surprisingly emotional. I did cry and as we close out this episode, this short bonus episode, I’ll leave you with this quote. I am a creator, woman, a star woman, a moon woman, a cross woman, a woman of heaven. I’m a cloud person, a dew on the grass person. And this quote is from Maria Sabina, who is a Mexican healer and shaman who introduced Psilocybe Cubensis to modern culture in the mid 1950s. And she very quickly regretted that decision. You can read more about her just as you’re more likely to find a cab on a wine list than a pino. Psilocybe Cubensis species are the most abundant because of their favorable growing conditions or terroir. Pinot Grape’s famously requires specific growing conditions lime in the soil, the most critical element. And it’s rare to source in nature. Perhaps it’s the same with other species a bit too delicate to survive in most conditions.

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Producer & Host: April Pride Audio Engineer: Nick Patri, Cloud Studios Theme music: Cheri Dub, Morris Johnson

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