“As soon as we returned to a superb pal’s residence, we boiled six caps of varied dimensions. Frank consumed two in his mushroom soup and I ate four (the identical outdated dose being one to four caps). The fashion was one factor like hen. Curiously, I grew to develop into nauseated inside minutes nevertheless the sensation was fleeting. Inside a half hour I noticed many peculiar outcomes. Audition grew to develop into enhanced and synesthesias grew to develop into distinguished with multi-modality overflow. I began to fashion odors, to small tastes, and even to hearken to odors and tastes. Seen disturbances had been almost non-existent, nevertheless I noticed frequent recurrent gustatory, olfactory and auditory flashes. Tactile sensation grew to develop into markedly enhanced. Occasional moments of nausea occurred all through the primary two hourse of the experience, nevertheless then the pseudo-delirium settled proper right into a profound euphoric state of consciousness. Equilibrium was affected as by ethyl alcohol all by the intoxication, nevertheless mentation in distinction remained unimpaired. After six hours, though nonetheless beneath the Amanita have an effect on, I retired for a night of sound sleep. Frank expert a state of wellbeing and restfulness with none nausea. He felt a sharpening of auditory, gustatory, and tactile sensations. Whereas having a bathe all through the night time, Frank appeared to fashion cleanliness and he later slept properly.
“Only a few days later we as soon as extra tempted our future nevertheless with dried Amanitas. I ate four caps and Frank consumed three. Each of us expert a pleasant intoxication with solely mild sensory alterations along with refined echo patterns. Frank did actually really feel nauseated, nonetheless, for the first half hour, nevertheless the predominant impression afterwards was induction of euphoria. A nonintoxicated observer noticed no distinctive changes in our conduct.”
“Analysis of Amanita” J. Psych Medicine Jan-Mar 1976.
“On two occasions inside the fall of 1975, I ingested dried caps of Amanita muscaria from Washington. The mushroom caps had been eaten as `Amanita chips,’ and had been tasty. On the first occasion, I ingested the chips along with quite a few grams of Psilocybe cyanescens Wakefield from Washington which had been estimated to comprise a minimal of 1 p.c psilocin dry weight. The impression expert subsequently don’t have any bearing on Amanita toxicity. On the second occasion, I ingested about 30 grams of the dried caps, and after an hour began to experience a very nice opium-like sedation with slight seen phenomena, identical to these described for Amanita pantherina intoxication, although of lesser depth. I expert distinct muscarinic outcomes, characterised by profuse salivation and delicate perspiration. Three associates who ingested the mushrooms with me reported comparable outcomes. The muscarinic indicators had been in no way unpleasant. Each these impression had been as a consequence of muscarine inside the carpophores (throughout which case Amanita muscaria from Washington ought to comprise a rather a lot bigger focus of muscarine than is reported for European specimens), or that they had been produced by some yet-unidentified compound with muscarinic train.
“As soon as extra, I expert no nausea or completely different adversarial outcomes. The intoxication was expert for about 5 hours, after which I went to sleep and awoke the following morning with no after-effects. All through the experience I noticed a reasonably profound diminution of coordination and stability, outcomes identical to superior phases of ethanol intoxication. There have been, nonetheless, no outcomes of clouding of consciousness or slurring of speech. Certainly one of many associates who ingested the mushrooms with me expert slight nausea, nevertheless no completely different adversarial outcomes had been reported.”
Amanita pantherina anecdote.
“Inside the spring of 1975, after ending the above survey, I collected some early specimens of Amanita pantherina near Tenino, Washington. I sliced and sauteed the mushrooms, and divided them into six elements, consisting of about one half cup of material each. The six elements had been ingested alone and 5 associates, one amongst whom ingested solely half of a dose, the remaining half being ingested, along with a full portion, by one different of my associates. All of us cherished the fashion of the mushrooms.
“After an hour had elapsed, I had concluded that the dosage diploma was too low, and had retired to my residence to assemble a hearth and analysis. About 90 minutes after ingestion, nonetheless, whereas hyperventilating into my picket vary in an attempt to begin out the fireplace, I noticed that I was experiencing changes in seen notion. These outcomes grew to develop into stronger over the following hour or some, and had been characterised by sensing an `alive prime quality’ in inanimate objects, wavy motion inside the seen space like a Van Gogh canvas (no color notion was associated to the motion, nonetheless, as is so usually encountered following ingestion of LSD, psilocybin, or mescaline), and delicate distortion of dimension, distance and depth notion. Auditory hallucination had been moreover distinguished — notably the impression, known as `anahata sounds’ of yoga, of listening to prime quality high-pitched looks like bells and violin strings. I expert solely slight impairment of motor coordination and stability, corresponding to may be produced by a small amount of ethanol, equal to 2 or three bottles of beer. In distinction to the impression of ethanol, nonetheless, there was no slurring of speech or clouding of consciousness. Whereas I felt as if my conciousness was ultimately eradicated and distant from the setting, I expert a manner of good readability, as I often experience following ingestion of psilocybin-containing mushrooms. It appeared to me that the psychic impression had been emanating from the `ajna chakra’, the so-called `third eye’ — a locus above and between the eyes. I expert no muscular spasms, cramps, vomiting, or nausea of any type. The experience was fully pleasurable, and lasted about seven hours. I was struck by the distinctive prime quality of the impression whereas I uncover the psychic outcomes of LSD, psilocybin-containing mushrooms, and peyote to be comparable, to be, as a result of it had been, on a continuum of related experience, I felt the Amanita pantherina was distinctly fully completely different.
“Of my 5 associates, two expert slight nausea, and only one felt drowsy. This specific particular person slept for about an hour, and awoke feeling refreshed. Two of my associates alleged that that that they had in no way been so extreme on hallucinogenic medication sooner than. One among these associates, the one which ingested half as soon as extra as numerous the fried mushrooms as I, expert an entire dissociative response, and was unable to talk with the rest of the group for about 5 hours. Whereas on this state, he was periodically attempting to articulate his concepts, nevertheless was fully incapable of communication. All through this a part of his intoxication, we had been talking about this historic previous of Fly amanita (amanita muscaria shop) and urine ingestion in Siberia. The subject inside the dissociated state later reported the experience of vivid waking objectives which had been related, by means of bizarre imagery, to the issues of the conversations we had been conducting spherical him. After about 5 hours of dissociative experience, the subject began to reestablish contact with the rest of us and inside 90 minutes was completely rational, though shaken and frightened. None of us expert any after-effects.”