Whilst tripping on magic mushrooms you may expect to experience a certain amount of audio-visual hallucinations and distortion, however there might be another side of your trip you haven’t thought about, your taste buds. During your trip, the unique flavour and texture of some foods can take your psychedelic buzz to the next level and although everyone has their own personal tastes and pallet, we have some suggestions you might want to try. Just make sure you don’t start eating until your trip has begun!
Who is Santa Claus really, St.Nicholas? Maybe ..
At this most wonderful and festive time of the year there’s a lot going on, you’ve got family to organize, gifts to buy and the cold and wet to ward off. But take your time to have a read on why this period known as Christmas and that most beloved figure, Santa Claus, may have been inspired by eastern European shamanism and the Amanita Muscaria, or Fly Agaric, a "toxic" and hallucinogenic mushroom native to large parts of Europe, Asia and America. You might not know it by name but I'd bet my cotton socks you’ll recognize it by sight.
How does this mushroom relate to Santa? Well let’s take a little look at his history over the years to give us an inkling. Commonly, Santa Claus, AKA Sinterklaas, AKA Big Poppa, is believed to be or be based on one Saint Nicholas, a Christian Bishop of Myra (Roman Empire Province) who was known and canonized for the many miracles he performed, but mostly for the secret gifts he would bestow upon the less fortunate. This link originated from the 19th century poem “A visit from St. Nicholas or Twas the night before Christmas”. That’s where the connections to our modern Santa end, visually at least, as he didn’t wear red, he didn’t come through the chimney, he wasn’t an overweight chap with rosy cheeks and he certainly didn’t drive no sleigh pulled by flying reindeer. I imagine they can be pretty hard to find in a warm Mediterranean climate.
FDA gives psilocybin a major boost
The process of having a new drug be approved is understandably slow but also quite frustrating, in rare form, the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) has granted a clinical trial on Psilocybin, a hallucinogenic substance found in magic mushrooms and truffles alike, “breakthrough therapy” designation for the second time this year, allowing a normally snail-paced process to be significantly sped up.
The spooky-month is upon us people and it’s another great opportunity for a trip as well as some history with october ramping up to its grand finale of trick or treating, costumed parties and a general sense of ne’er-do-wellian behaviour. But where did ‘Halloween’ come from?
Love magic mushrooms but hate the taste? Lemon TEK is here!
The super simple recipe can get both the most out of your mushrooms or truffles and more importantly cover up that earthy fungal-flavour which is somewhat of an acquired taste we find. According to trippers and psychonauts across the globe, this TEK can significantly enhance the strength and intensity of your trip, however some state that is just brings on your trip sooner. So if you’re looking for a stronger trip, or perhaps you don’t want to be tripping the whole day? This recipe comes in handy and either way and is a must try for experienced trippers!
Johns Hopkins Medicine's opens psychedelic research center opens!!
Since 2000, Johns Hopkins University has been carrying out psychedelic research in small increments but a recent spate of donations has allowed a new research centre to be opened. Focused on understanding and finding medical applications for psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms or LSD, this new centre, championed by a massive $17 million donation, will be at the forefront of research across the globe. Mental conditions such as depression, anxiety and addictions have all shown early signs that they can be cured or alleviated with the use of psychedelics, at Johns Hopkins they will look into these afflictions and how they
can be treated effectively with these alternate drugs. The huge donation received will allow the scientists of Johns Hopkins to bring together years worth of separate and sporadic research into a unified and more in-depth expanse.
Equinox is today!
September can be a busy period for the psychedelics amongst us, alongside 920, the Magic Mushroom Day, there is also the Autumn Equinox which falls on the morning of September 23rd, a time of great importance and heritage to many religions, sects and cults across the globe. As long as you’re in the Northern Hemisphere that is. But what is an equinox exactly? Commonly put an equinox is “the instant of time when the plane of Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun”. Basically, this just means the time of the year when the length of day and night are approximately equal and when the center of the sun can be seen directly over the earth’s equator. These days though, it is effectively an informal thanksgiving ritual, commonly termed “Mabon” by neopagans after a character from welsh mythology
Who, What and Why; The International Peace Day
Established by the UN General Assembly back in 1981, The International Day of Peace was created to recognise and celebrate the work and efforts of those across the globe that fight to promote peace and end conflicts. In 2001, the General Assembly further bolstered the purpose of this day by unanimous vote, that on the day of the 21st September, every year, “a period of non violence and cease-fire” will be held in all member states, no matter the current affair or situation. The UN hopes that all nations and peoples honour the period and use the time to promote education and awareness around any and all issues related to peace. This years theme is “Climate Action for Peace”, the goal being to bring attention to what is undeniably the greatest issue to face mankind to date, the current destruction and decay of our world's climate and ecological balance.
This is the big one, 920 is here!
Magic Mushroom Day has arrived, 20th September; and in the spirit of the event we want to suggest some fun ways you could celebrate this mushroom-flavoured occasion with family and friends. Better known as “920” the relatively new event (circa 2015) seeks to champion and honour the many boons and uses of magic mushrooms across the globe. But before that let us first explore what is 920 and where did it come from?
In our webshop we sell many different grow kits, the X kit and the GO kit are both smaller grow kits, however they are still a bit different.
Both grow kits are already incubated and contain mycelium and from there psilocybe cubensis shrooms will grow. You can buy the growkits in many sub species like McKennai, Mexican, Golden Teacher, Equadorian, Thai, Cambodian, B+ and Mazapatec.