Preparation of Amanita muscaria
First, a word on taxonomy. Taxonomy is essential so listen. Fly amanita doesn’t happen within the USA aside from the yellow kind that grows within the PNW. Within the USA we get Amanita muscaria var. flavivolvata in many of the nation, and Amanita muscaria var. persicina within the southeast. Amanita muscaria happens in Europe and Alaska.
This methodology is just not one thing merely learn from a ebook and handed alongside. It’s a tried and true methodology (on my own an many others). This glorious mushroom has a oddly harmful “taboo” surrounding it which is undeserved. Granted, it does comprise some toxins. These have been HIGHLY overemphasized, *PLUS* there was a substantial amount of misinformation about this mushroom (and its species cousins.). This is because of quite a few causes which I’ll attempt to clarify right here.
First; the process. Make sure that the cap to stem ratio is saved about three:1, the identical as it’s discovered per mushroom within the pure state. (this most likely doesn’t matter) Dry on display screen within the oven on the bottom setting with door cracked open. This solely takes an hour or so at most. Render right into a powder in a small electrical espresso or spice grinder/mill; the finer the higher. I attempt to attain a powder measurement like baking powder and positively finer than espresso. This WILL NOT have an effect on the exercise of the tip product, it solely makes ingestion tougher. Use round 1 cup water per dose and begin with a bit greater than this to permit for evaporation throughout processing.
The decrease finish dose/individual is eight grams dried and the higher finish is 15 to 20 grams dried. What follows is a very powerful a part of your entire ritual of preparation. Convey the water as much as inside a couple of levels of 190 levels (F). Use a top quality sweet thermometer or higher but, a lab thermometer. This temperature should not range greater than 22 levels on the higher finish. Slightly simmering will not kill it, nevertheless it is a sign that one has reached no less than 212. You will discover stirring lowers the temperature in a short time, nevertheless it’s finest to maintain an in depth eye on issues all through. As soon as 190 has been reached, stir within the powered materials and go away to steep no less than 30 minutes. I normally go away it there for no less than 1/2 hour to three/four hour, stirring regularly.
Permit to chill till heat sufficient to drink. That is all there’s to it!
There’s little to no proof that correct preperation of Amanita muscaria is important, nevertheless it’s in all of the books, so we maintain doing it….
Some hippies eat recent Amanita muscaria uncooked, others fry it in butter. Frying it in butter is essentially the most scrumptious approach to put together it.
The energetic precept in Amanita muscaria was up to now considered muscarine. Dr. Albert Hofmann and Dr. Richard Schultes have found that ibotenic acid and muscimol because the energetic rules. The ibotenic acid fraction is transformed, through the refluxing in water, into muscimol. Inconsequential quantities of different alkaloids ARE current, however largely inactive mentally.
Muscarine can also be current on this mushroom in tiny quantities however that doesn’t matter.
A part of the explanations behind the medical misinformation surrounding Amanita muscaria is because of the truth that many individuals who’ve offered to physicians with said “mushroom poisoning” have been usually thought to have ingested A. phalloides. They then normally promptly administer atropine, which might be retarded if one HAD INDEED ingested this poisonous mushroom as a result of the proper antidote is sillymarin. Nevertheless it solely exacerbates poisonous results of the uncooked Amanita muscaria a number of hundred fold, generally leading to a loopy journey for the affected person. Identified deaths recorded from it are uncommon. One individual ate lots and died 100 years in the past, however it isn’t effectively documented and its laborious to say why he died. Different folks have frozen to demise after consuming Amanita muscaria, others have died by aspirating their vomit, and others have gone quickly loopy and have been killed by the police.
Abstain from ALL OTHER medication for 24 hours earlier to ingestion. (why?) Likewise throughout your entire expertise and eight or so after. From 1/2 to 1 1/2 hours after ingestion (ideally on an empty abdomen) (however that offers you low blood sugar so most likely a nasty journey) you’ll start to get drowsy. You could discover (on increased doses), barely blurred imaginative and prescient, watery eyes and/or a little bit of a runny nostril. One will start to really feel more and more relaxed. At this level it is very important lie down in a space the place you’ll not be disturbed and sleep.
This stage is vital. I discover a alchemical analogy of the physique, on this case being the alembic, during which the crude product is reworked into the purest soma. (lol) Dreaming could be EXTREMELY intense, and generally the transition from dreaming to what appears a transparent and lucid dream upon awakening presents itself. Awakening and arising is sort of a caterpillar metamorphosing right into a butterfly. This isn’t like the rest.
It’s most actually NOT like psilocybin! The extra you turn out to be aware of the fantastic qualities, the higher the symbiosis between the 2 of you’ll be. Wonderful portions of vomit, superior ache aid, floating euphoria, easy motion and normal feelIngs of peace and effectively beIng are sometimes reported. One other factor I observed is the just about full and easy quieting of the “inner chatter” inside my thoughts. My satanic pal, Triple Six, and I each agreed that it lends itself completely to lengthy intervals of meditation. These are all on the eight to 10 gram stage.
Above that (which one ought to have a non-ingesting information; however I suppose if I should be telling anyone that, they should not even be considering this anyway) one might expertise out-of-body experiences, seeing and speaking with preternatural entities, unity with the article of ones consideration, ESP, emotions of flying and many different types of ecstasy.
Immediately, this mushroom is completely authorized. Do not frivolously abuse it, and it’ll most likely stay that approach. It’s distinctive in that it does not lend itself to abuse by ignorant, impulsive, impatient and/or irresponsible folks. It appears to have a inbuilt safeguard in that it requires the consumer to comply with a couple of extra guidelines and attend to extra element with the intention to obtain success. If not used accurately, it screens out others by making them so sick, they’re in no hurry to repeat the expertise. Used incorrectly, it’s uncomfortable at finest and harmful at worst. Amanita muscaria is not going to kill you except you puke and inhale your vomit, so do not do this. If somebody is having a tough Amanita muscaria expertise, put them on their aspect so they do not aspirate their vomit and die.
Used accurately, it’s pleasurable at its worst and limitlessly artistic, intensely ecstatic, universally helpful and extremely therapeutic at its finest! You will most likely puke everywhere, so be ready!