When hippie culture was at its peak in the 60s and 70s, psychedelics, which were central to the movement, were also in their glory days.
For the longest time, psychedelics have both been mythologized and demonized for their effects on a person’s mind. Some people focus on the ego-killing, consciousness-touching effects of these substances, while others hear the word and only think “drugs.” Pretty understandable, since by UN standards, psychedelics are considered Schedule I drugs, which means they are deemed highly prone to abuse and have no medicinal properties.
Psychedelics are seen in a softer light in Canada, where some of them are categorized as Schedule III drugs, meaning they are a lot less likely to cause a physical and/or psychological dependence on users. Psychedelics under Schedule III include LSD, ayahuasca, and psilocybin.
A more accepting and open-minded future seems to be within reach for psychedelics, with more research done on them to uncover their potential health benefits. It is no surprise that psychedelics seem to now be taking the first few steps towards legalization that marijuana, which also had a great run in the age of rock & roll, took a few years back. To fans and supporters, this psychedelic renaissance is a welcome change of wind.
“Psychedelics” is the umbrella term for substances that have psychoactive effects, like LSD, MDMA, DMT, and psilocybin, which is a naturally occurring substance in fungi (hence, magic mushrooms).
Out of the many stories involving psychedelics, one stands out because of the lore told about it: the Philosopher’s Stone.
What is the Philosopher’s Stone?
In ancient alchemy, the Philosopher’s Stone is an elusive substance believed to possess the ability to turn base metals into precious ones like gold or silver. The elixir of life, which is another legendary potion said to make someone immortal, is also supposedly derived from the Philosopher’s Stone.
In the psychedelic community, the mythical stone is a lot less hard to get to. If you know where to dig (or which store to buy some from), you’ll get your hands on some Philosopher’s Stone Magic Truffles pretty easily.
Magic Truffles and Magic Mushrooms: What’s the Difference?
Before we get into more detail about the effects and benefits of this hallucinogen, let us first settle an area of confusion: the difference between magic truffles and magic mushrooms.
To start, let’s discuss the similarities between the two. Magic mushrooms and magic truffles belong to the same organism, with the truffle below the ground housing food for the mushroom directly above it. It’s important to note though that not all mushrooms have sclerotia or truffles.
So the main difference between the two aside from their appearance is just how and where they live, whether above or below ground. In this article, we will be talking about Philosopher’s Stone magic truffles, not the shrooms most commonly depicted when magic fungi are the topic.
Effects of the Philosopher’s Stone Truffles
The major compound found in magic truffles is psilocybin. When it goes inside a person’s body, it is converted into psilocin, which is the cause of the truffle’s psychoactive effects.
The sensory effects depend on the truffle’s freshness or the environment it grew in and can include altered visual perception, where fractal patterns are seen or colors are unusually vibrant. Static patterns can suddenly go mobile, and in some extreme cases, the surroundings tend to warp and distort.
A light and constant tingling sensation is felt all over the body, particularly in the tips of fingers and toes, and you have the constant urge to yawn and gag, though it seldom actually results in puking. A surge of adrenaline is felt before the effects peak.
Once there, the body is in a state similar to that of having been in the ocean or in a swimming pool, where even when you are steady in bed or your seat, you feel a gentle rocking or swaying motion. Teary eyes may also be felt throughout the trip.
Mentally, truffles can make you feel blissful: everything is funny, you can get into fits of uncontrollable giggles, and you suddenly see the world in such a positive new light. You are also inexplicably alert and energized, and you find yourself interested in almost anything in the room.
Users are also thrown into a pleasant session of realizations about life’s beauty, as well as a newfound understanding of its difficulties. You start to genuinely question the purpose of existence, how our lives are all interconnected, and how minuscule we really are when watched against the backdrop of the universe. This profound emotion can lead to the death of ego, which is a temporary stripping of the sense of self and becoming everything.
These magic truffles are aptly named because of the similar effects they have to those of the alchemical Philosopher’s Stone—maybe not in the most literal sense, but in concept, they are the same.
The legendary Philosopher’s Stone is said to produce a substance that helps humans gain immortality, but it helps to look at it from less of a magical viewpoint, and more from a practical stance. With that in mind, becoming one with the universe and being immortal is not too different.
Handy Tips for a Nice Trip
If you’re preparing for your first trip on Philosopher’s Stones, we got you covered. Here are a few tips for a truly magical truffle trip:
- Make sure to keep everything you need within reach: food, water, and things to keep you occupied, like your phone or whatever it is that you think will help you stay grounded.
- Don’t consume magic truffles if something is troubling you as bad thoughts may come up and cause you to have a bad trip. If this happens regardless, try to keep reminding yourself that you’re only tripping and that it will soon go back to normal.
- Don’t attempt to go at it alone. A trip-sitter is a must during your first few trips. A trip-sitter is simply a person who’s either sober or more experienced in psychedelic trips (or both) who can assure you that everything’s okay in case you get bouts of paranoia or anxiety.
- Do lots of research before your truffle trip. Make sure you know how much to consume so you don’t end up taking more than you can handle.
- Prepare your music, movies, art materials, or other stuff beforehand. Psychedelic trips are known to take users on a creative rush when taken at the right doses so be sure to take advantage of that!
How to Get Yourself Some Philosopher’s Stone
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