History of Brazilian Magic Mushrooms
Brazil is home to many different types of magic mushroom species. One of the most common species of magic mushrooms that can be found there is Psilocybe cubensis.
Since ancient times, tribes in the Amazon basin have used magic mushrooms as a spiritual tool. That means they were able to receive messages from the gods and share them with the tribe.
That practice has lasted all the way until the present day. Here in the West, we’ve only been familiar with magic mushrooms for less than 100 years.
That’s what makes Brazilian magic mushrooms so unique. Someone, we may never know who, decided to travel to the forests of Brazil and forage for this beautiful strain.
Then, they took spore prints and started sending them worldwide for everyone to experience and enjoy. Of course, these may not be the exact strain that ancient tribes used, but we’d like to think they’re related.
The Appearance of Brazilian Magic Mushrooms
Brazilian magic mushrooms are vigorous and grow to a large size. When fresh, their caps are a dark brown or golden yellow.
However, when Brazilian magic mushroom strains are dried, they look a little different. One thing you may notice on your batch of dried mushrooms is some bluish tints.
Those bluish hues are from a process called bruising. When the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin comes into contact with air, it makes the mushroom turn blue.
Bruising often happens from harvesting, transportation, or even storage. Don’t worry, though, because bruising doesn’t affect the magic mushrooms’ potency, taste, or safety.
Brazilian Magic Mushroom Effects
The effects of Brazilian magic mushrooms can only be described as intensely visual. This strain will produce some of the best visuals of any strain you will ever try.
On top of that, Brazilian magic mushrooms give a feeling of pure euphoria that will lift your spirits up.
Taking Brazilian Magic Mushrooms Recreationally
If you’re going to take Brazilian magic mushrooms, you’ll need to dose carefully. Remember, this strain is strong, so you’ll want to proceed with caution.
So long as you take a lighter dose, you’re sure to have an enjoyable experience. After the come-up, you and everyone around you won’t be able to stop laughing.
Not only that, but you’ll also feel a sense of openness and oneness with the environment and those around you.
However, you’ll want to make sure to be as safe as possible during a trip. That means no driving or doing anything remotely dangerous after taking magic mushrooms.
Make sure you have enough food and water with you to last your trip if you’re out in nature. Also, be sure to bring some music since music can help get someone out of a challenging trip.
Taking Brazilian Magic Mushrooms Spiritually
Brazilian magic mushrooms are one of the best strains that you can use for a spiritual trip. The incredibly visual nature of these magic mushrooms will unlock your consciousness—as long as you take enough.
However, you’ll need to respect these Brazilian magic mushrooms, much like the tribes of the past. What we mean is that you need to take the process seriously and make preparations.
The two things you’ll need to prepare are your environment and your mind. This concept is known in the tripping community as set and setting.
For your environment, you’ll want to be somewhere safe, comfortable, and familiar. You can choose anywhere, but we recommend your own home or apartment.
Also, part of the environment is the people around you. That means you’ll want to have as few people as possible except for one trip sitter.
Make sure your schedule is totally free, and you have no obligations or major worries.
Once the set and setting are taken care of, you’re ready for a truly mystical experience.
How to Dose Brazilian Magic Mushrooms
If you’ve never taken a dose of magic mushrooms before, then here’s a handy guide:
- .25 grams (g) for a threshold dose (should feel something)
- .25-1g for a light dose (recreational dose)
- 1-2.5g for a medium dose (recreational dose)
- 5-5g for a strong dose (recreational to spiritual dose)
- 5g+ for a heavy dose (spiritual dose)
However, this chart is for the average P. cubensis strain, and Brazilian magic mushrooms are anything but average. So if you’re a beginner, we recommend starting less than 1 gram and going up from there.
If you’re an experienced user, then definitely take less than you’re used to, just in case. Remember that it’s always better to start low and work your way up rather than go overboard.