How to Identify Psychedelic Mushrooms: Unveiling Extraordinary Fungi

Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of identifying psychedelic mushrooms. Unlock the secrets behind these extraordinary fungi, demystify their identification, and unravel the profound experiences they can offer. Discover distinct visual cues and features for identifying psychedelic mushrooms, gain insights into their ecosystems, and learn the critical aspects of distinguishing them from non-psychedelic counterparts and potential toxic look-alikes. Explore the array of resources available for aspiring mushroom identifiers.

How to Identify Psychedelic Mushrooms

Join us as we delve into how to identify psychedelic mushrooms. In this episode, we’ll unlock the secrets behind these extraordinary fungi, demystify their identification, and unravel the profound experiences they can offer.
After listening to this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of:

  • Discover the distinct visual cues and features to learn how to identify psychedelic mushrooms
  • Gain insights into the ecosystems where psychedelic mushrooms thrive.
  • The critical aspect to Identify psychedelic mushrooms from their non-psychedelic counterparts and potential toxic look-alikes.
  • Explore the array of resources available for aspiring mushroom identifiers.

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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 To learn more about Seattle’s trusted source for psilocybin. Hi and welcome back. In today’s episode, we’re going to learn about how to identify psychedelic mushrooms. This episode is part one of a three part series, psychedelic psilocybin Mushrooms. We’re going to talk identification types of hais and discuss the variety and profound experience these fungi offer. Where I live in Washington State, people want to know how to identify psychedelic mushrooms, because in this part of the world we have spore spreaders. A spore spreader is basically a psychedelic Johnny Appleseed, someone who distributes psilocybin mushroom spores in public places so they’ll grow where anyone can harvest them. And in Seattle, where I live, thanks to these spore spreaders, you can find psychedelic mushrooms all over the city. Another fun Pacific Northwest spore spreader. Fact There’s a mulch company based in Washington whose founders put spores in the mulch because they want to propagate psilocybin mushrooms throughout the region.

April Pride, host: [00:01:48] Now, if you’re in Washington, keep your eyes peeled when you’re out and about. That said, the safest way to get shrooms is through an expert who has grown the mushrooms themselves. And with psychedelics becoming legalized in an increasing number of states or decriminalized an increasing number of municipalities like here in Seattle and more and more companies like of like mines are popping up. You don’t have to become an amateur mycologist if you want a trip And a quick heads up for our listeners, the recording you’re about to listen to has a different sound quality. 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 Tekking 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 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.

April Pride, host: [00:03:16] When consumed in hot liquid, the effects are felt as soon as 15 minutes. That is true. And they come down 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. 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. Has all this talk about getting high whet your appetite for a trip? I’ve got something for that. It’s delectable. It’s chocolate covered, and it combines the pleasure of dessert with the power of psilocybin. Of like minds. Magic Caramels. The mastermind behind these creations has been crafting cannabis edibles in Seattle for decades, and he believes in the power of variety, which is why we’re offering a caramel made with a blend of three awesome psilocybe cubensis varieties, including the legendary Golden Teacher, which I call Fisher Price.

April Pride, host: [00:04:54] My first Magic Mushroom. It’s a perfect starting point for beginners and a reliable favorite for seasoned psychonauts. The caramels also include a strain called penis envy. Penis envy is on the opposite end of the spectrum from Golden Teacher. If you’ve listened to this podcast, we’ve dedicated episodes to this very potent strain. It’s 3 to 4 times more potent and gives the caramels the oomph that makes you really blast off. The last strain in the mix is hillbilly, which falls somewhere in between golden teacher and penis envy. Gentle and chill. You know, when you eat a cannabis edible and you feel it in your body first. It’s the same with psilocybin edibles. And here’s a hint like with any edible the first time you eat them always take half of what the package tells you. In fact, with our caramels, I advise people to take a third. Set your timer for 45 minutes when it goes off, determine if you’re going to take more. A lot of people don’t get past maybe a second, third or half of an overall caramel in one fell swoop. Keep that in mind. They’re so potent, you don’t need to eat a whole one to get a great trip, which means they’re perfect for sharing.

April Pride, host: [00:06:09] So whether you’re a seasoned psychonaut or just dipping your toes into the world of psychedelics, these chocolate covered psilocybin caramels are a must try. Open yourself up to new possibilities, connect with the medicine in a new way, and savor the flavors that accompany your journey. Ready to take a bite? Visit the Ublic Minds website where you can download our guides to products such as these edibles, which are also gifted with a purchase of our download. If you happen to live in Seattle, of course. Also, please sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to learn all the ways we’re of like minds. 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 Livy 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: [00:07:44] 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. Thanks for listening to this episode. If you’re fascinated by psychedelic mushrooms and want to learn more about different species and their unique characteristics, stay tuned for the next two episodes where we spotlight two very different strains of magic mushrooms and check out the show notes for links to past episodes on related topics. Thank you as always for listening to the High Guide podcast and we’ll see you next time.

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