Time of Experience: December 25, 2004
Dosage: 1/2 Oz Siberian Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms
Last year, I ordered some Amanitas from an online dealer. I ordered an ounce of the shrooms and recieved them about a week later. I saved them until Christmas, since many of the aspects of xmas originated with the shamans of Northern Europe. I thought it would be the best way to celebrate the holiday.
I ate a half ounce of the big red shrooms, by them selves. My room mate made a sandwich out of his. The taste wasn't too bad, however worse then the fresh psilocybin mushrooms I ate earlier that season. I smoked a small bowl of cannabis with a friend of ours that was chilling with us. Mostly because I didn't want her to be left out and there wasnt enough shrooms for her too. They began to come on within about 45 mins, a general mellow, sedated feeling came over me. It was distinctive from the cannibas buzz[which was mild at best] After a few minutes I became very naseous, and actually threw up. I held the vomit in my mouth and swallowed it. I was determined to not lose any of the mushrooms. I went into the bathroom to take a piss, and as I was staring at the wallpaper over the toilet, and felt as though I was being sucked into it. The pattern filled my vision. I knew then that I was peaking.
We went upstairs and I laid down on the bed and we put on a Richard H Kirk album, "Virtual State". The ambient, electronic music was the perfect soundtrack to the experience. I was very sedated, and our friend asked my why I looked like I was about to cry. I explained that that was one of the effects of Amanitas. My mouth was also very moist and I was sweating like crazy.
I entered a dream-like state. My head was filled with visions. They were all fast paced and moving very quickly. Utterly unlike any other drug I have done before in this respect, although it resembled the dream-states I experienced during my first few DXM trips. Clouds, birds, and arabic patterns filled my mind as I lay on the bed.
This lasted about an hour before I fell into a deep sleep. My dreams were extremely vivid, exactly as I've heard about dreams during an AM induced sleep.
Overall, it was a pleasant experience. I see myself trying it again in the future, once I have the money to spend on entheogens again. I'm interested in trying the Amanita Pantherina[as I beleive its called] as it is supposed to contain more of the psychoactive chemicals found in the amanita family.