James - Goa - A baggie of mushrooms
Type of Spiritual Experience
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.
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