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James - Goa - A baggie of mushrooms

Identifier

011653

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Erowid experience vault – Goa, Mushrooms; by james

… A couple of guys that I rode with to the party found a girl that had a baggie of mushrooms to get rid of, so we all went in on it together. RP advised me to be cautious with dosage, and so I took about a gram dried. the taste wasn't nearly as bad as I was made to believe it would be. if you've ever eaten *extremely* stale french bread crust, that was about what the texture and taste was like. after this RP and I went and sat down where the music was playing waiting for the effects to come on. at T+15 a strange feeling of energy began brooding in my torso. there were several 'trippy' symetrical tapestries hung up between the trees in this music/dancing area, and the colours were brighter. There was a slight overall change in visual perception...reality seemed more vivid. At T+40 or so I noticed that I had become very talkative, and had this overall positive feeling...contentment would be a good word. I was also happy to be in the presence of other people, which is weird because I'm normally not a social person at all. …

From here the effects began to intensify noticeably. The campfire seemed brighter and surreal-looking. I got up and wandered back towards the area where the music was playing. It was pitch black except for a glowing coming from the music area, and at one point I thought I saw someone moving in the darkness a few feet away from me. I moved closer to investigate (no one was there), and in doing so my foot slipped into a rut in the ground and gave me a jolt. At the exact moment that my foot hit the rut, I had a very brief but intense 'hallucination'. It was as if my vision were composed of a matrix of hexagonal shapes (kind of like this: <=>), and upon my foot hitting the ground, the entire matrix lit up, covering my field of vision in a geometric pattern.

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 Geometric patterns were a major attention getter, as well as textures. The bark of trees was covered with tiny geometrical shapes, and felt amazing. I also got on my hands and knees and stared at the ground. The combination of dirt and leaves was full of geometry. I hesitate to call them geometric hallucinations. The geometry was there all along, but only now was I seeing it. I simply noticed much greater detail, especially with patterns. I picked up a handful of dirt and let it run between my fingers. It felt great. And the music. The music was unreal. Old school Goa...it was as if I were hearing every discreet element of the tracks that were playing through a different ear. No words can really do justice to this so I'm not going to try to explain any further

The source of the experience

EROWID

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Platonic solids

Symbols

Crystal

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Psilocybin

Commonsteps

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