Different type of mushroom trip??

Discussion in 'Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybe & Amanita)' started by John1235, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. John1235

    John1235 Newbie

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    I've done mushrooms 4 times. The first 3 times all we could do was laugh a lot, like uncontrollably.

    A few months later I did the 4th trip and it was completely different, no laughing just.. almost childish fun and giddy ahha

    I preferred the first time but it was almost like a different drug.. any one with any idea why it was so different?

    Thanks!
     
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    Potter Platinum Member & Advisor

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    Set and setting. Without extensive information on where, who, what, went on, not to mention your mental and emotional history, there really isn't an answer other than that's just how drugs are, subjective.
     
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    Any chance there are different types of strain that might cause such a difference?
     
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    Not strains, but species. Different species of mushrooms contain different ratios of psilocybin, psilocin, baeocystin, and norbaeocystin which can theoretically lead to slight differences in subjective experience.

    That being said, if these differences in subjective experience even exist, they are at most very subtle, and I highly doubt that they are the cause of the difference that you noted.

    I'd have to agree that it is far more likely that differences in dosage, the people you took them with, your mood, where you were and what you were doing, and so on led to the difference you describe.

    In addition to this, I find that when groups of people trip together, they tend to feed off of each others energies. In this way, one person being very giggly can lead the entire group to fits of laughter. Meanwhile, one person having a rough time can often drag down others with them.

    Finally, I also find that as the novelty of a new psychedelic wears off after several trips, the urge to laugh uncontrollably dampens a little bit, as the experience is no longer so new and exciting. In my own experimentation, this allowed me to navigate my trips in a lot more of a clear-headed manner, as I was no longer so overwhelmed by the sheer novelty of the experience.
     
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    Adas Silver Member

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    Well described, Josh. I haven't read one single report in which a person would say that different species would have the same effects. The general consensus is that Panaeolus is the most pushy and visual, Cubensis is in the middle and Woodlovers are the least visual, most empathic and create a ton of body load.

    I have even heard people talk about differences between varieties, but also between fresh and dried mushrooms. Physical differences (such as the body load) are easier to spot, psychological differences can always be caused by set and setting so you never really know.