For SWIM, mushrooms(and psychedelics in general) are the most glorious experience, but he experiences some anxiety during the come up. It is related to a slight physical discomfort, including tightness of muscles, shortness of breath, the chills, a feeling that blood escapes your head and so forth. But there is also a bit of anxiety due to the pure anticipation of a heavy trip. I have to first say that I have yet no experience with kava-kava, but from reading about it's unique effects, it occured to him that this could be perfect drug to ease the trip; not too strong on it's own and great mental relaxation and contentness. A minus side would be that it might cause slight gastrical discomfort, which already bothers SWIM with mushrooms. Also, I'm not sure I'd let SWIM combine kava-kava with a MAOI, considering to use during an ayahuasca session, since it's a sedative. Has any yous experimented with a combination of kava-kava and psychedelics?