Magic mushrooms, more commonly known as psilocybin mushrooms, are hallucinogenic mushrooms that contain the chemical compound psilocybin which can cause a psychedelic experience. These types of magic mushrooms come in many different strains and varieties, but one of the most popular is the golden teacher mushroom. This article will discuss what golden teacher mushroom effects are and how to use them safely.
What are magic mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms are any mushrooms that contain psilocybin. Psilocybin works by changing the way your brain perceives information, which leads to changes in mood and sensory perception which can cause hallucinogenic effects. Usually, people have a positive experience with magic mushrooms because they are filled with good vibes.
Users usually eat the mushrooms raw or dried and then wait for the effects. It is somewhat common to also make a tea using dried mushrooms too. The effects normally take 20 minutes to an hour to start and normally last for 4-6 hours. Many consider taking them a spiritual experience, and they have been used in religious ceremonies for centuries.
There are many different types of magic mushrooms, also called shrooms, and they all have their own effects. The most common magic mushroom is Psilocybe cubensis, also called P. cubensis cubes. One type, or strain, of this mushroom that has become more popular among users due to its long-lasting and intense experience, is the golden teacher mushroom. Let’s learn a little bit about these interesting fungi.
What are golden teacher psilocybin mushrooms?
Magic mushrooms, or psychedelic mushrooms, are fungi that contain the psychoactive substance psilocybin. Golden teacher magic mushrooms, as one of the most common strains, are a strain of magic mushrooms that contains higher levels of these substances than most other strains. They can be identified by their golden color and long stems.
Golden teacher psilocybin mushrooms can be found all around the world but they originate from Brazil, where it is legal to grow them, and other tropical regions like Southeast Asia. Golden teachers contain psilocybin and either baeocystin or norbaeocystin, which is a psilocyn analog that has been found to be psychoactive. Golden teacher magic mushrooms have about the same ingredients as Panaeolus cyanescens, which can also be known as wavy caps.
What is the difference between golden teachers and other strains?
These psychedelic mushrooms are just one strain of many different strains of psychedelic mushrooms that contain psychoactive substances known as psilocybin or its more intense counterpart, psilocin. However, golden teacher mushrooms are particularly special because they produce such intense feelings and long-lasting experiences that users often refer to them as “the teachers.” Some users have been known to continue having psychedelic trips for up to ten hours after ingestion, which is much longer than with most psilocybin-containing fungi. Psilocybe cubensis species of mushrooms typically only last 6 hours, so this duration borders on the length of an acid trip, which is usually 12 hours.
Golden teacher mushroom effects
Being a classic hallucinogen along with acid, when ingested by humans it causes very similar feelings to that of LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide. Although the effects are similar, the trips, which is what happens when the effects hit you, are not the same. LSD is longer lasting and is said to be more of a cerebral high. Due to the extended length of their psychedelic trip, golden teachers have been said to be one of the strains of mushrooms closest to acid.
Golden teachers are the most popular strain of mushroom in their family. They are known for being one of, if not the most effective psilocybe at inducing psychedelic experiences when ingested by human beings. The effects of Golden Teacher Magic Mushrooms are said to be very similar to the effects and trip of other Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms. The common psychedelic effects include:
- auditory or visual distortions
- a feeling of connectedness with yourself and others
- a deeper connection to nature and the universe
- a feeling of enlightenment
- distortion of time
- ego death or the loss of the sense of self
Shrooms are also known to have a physical effect on your body too. The common physical effects include:
- dilated pupils
- feelings of relaxation
- increased heart rate
- dry mouth
Unfortunately, there can also be some negative side effects of taking magic mushrooms. These side effects are all psychological side effects and there are ways to reduce the chance of having them. It is important before taking any psychedelic drug that you are comfortable with the people and setting you will be taking them. Environmental factors can play a big part in having a good or bad trip. If you do have a bad trip, common side effects include:
- fear of death
- suicidal ideation
If you experience any of these please stop taking any drugs and try to relax and talk to a trusted person. Should these become severe, especially suicidal ideation, please seek help from your medical provider.
Are golden teacher mushrooms safe?
Psilocybin mushrooms are currently illegal across the United States except in a few places like Denver, Colorado. Not enough research has been done on golden teacher magic mushrooms in order to establish their safety profile, but there has been little evidence of dangerous toxicity or serious adverse effects. However, as with any psychedelic substance, there is always a risk for psychological problems and difficult experiences that may lead to mental health issues. Anyone who has had past negative reactions, like drug-induced psychosis, due to psychedelics should avoid golden teacher magic mushrooms altogether. For your best chance of a good trip, we suggest only doing hallucinogens in optimal conditions which are comfortable settings with people you trust.
Magic mushrooms, or shrooms among various other slang names, are any mushrooms that contain psilocybin, which can cause auditory and visual effects. Golden teachers are a particular magic mushroom strain of Psilocybe cubensis, the most common magic mushroom. The difference between golden teachers and other shrooms is the fact that tripping on golden teachers is said to last for up to 10 hours and be very intense. The effects are the same as other magic mushrooms and the most common include, auditory or visual hallucinations, euphoria, an interconnectedness between you and the universe, and the distortion of time. There are also physical effects like dry mouth, nausea, and dilated pupils. Unfortunately, there can also be some negative effects that can lead to a bad trip. These include paranoia, fear of dying, and anxiety amongst others. To help prevent a negative trip, it is important that you manage your setting so you will be comfortable for the duration of it.
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