Mazatapec is basically the OG when it comes to mushrooms containing psilocybin, and the pursuit of psilocybe cubensis in general.
The Mazatec are an indigenous people living in Oaxaca Mexico. They have a long and sacred history with this specific strain of mushroom. For generations, this sacred mushroom has been a part of a ceremonial ritual connecting one to nature and facilitating spiritual healing .
In 1955, Life magazine published an article titled ‘’seeking the magic mushroom,’’ this article had a profound impact on the counterculture and hippy movement in North America, and gave birth to the psychedelic revolution.
The strain typically has dark brown caramel caps with medium length and thickness of stems.
Effects of Mazatapec
The Mazatapec strain is praised for its ability to promote a spiritual journey, you can expect deep insights into yourself and the universe. Reports coming back from the front line are conveying experiences of intense joy, euphoria, with powerful visual effects and heightened sense of colour. If you are looking for a more spiritual experience or just a total revitalization, then this strain is for you.
Alike to all of its cubensis family, expect strong fractal visuals with intense colours, connectedness and euphoria. This powerful and ancient strain can offer profound personal insight, so it may be ideal for personal journeys and not large group settings.
Ways to ingest magic mushrooms
Everybody has their favourite method. There are several easy methods. The first thing you will need is a scale for accurate dosing. You want the scale to have at least accuracy to one decimal point. That way, you can weigh out portions to the tenth of a gram. Next, weigh out your preferred dose. If this is your first time using magic mushrooms, please start with one gram or less. If you get anxious in new situations, the best route is to start with 0.1 or 0.2 grams.
Different methods of ingestion
Now that you have your dose prepared, there are different ways to ingest. Some people like to just chew ’em up and swallow them right then and there. Some others don’t like the taste of raw magic mushrooms, so instead they put them on toast and coat them in peanut butter to mask the taste. Others put them on pizza. The best way is to combine them with something that fully takes over the taste. Disclaimer – shrooms do not taste good. Another popular method is to steep them, like tea, and drink the tea. Some people then eat the dregs after for full effect. If you don’t know how to make shroom tea, you can just buy some that is already prepared, with instructions included, here.
Set and Setting
There are two things which are of the utmost importance when embarking upon a magic mushroom experience, and they are set, and setting. Set is a shortened version of mindset, and this refers to the users expectations, mood, and thought patterns going into the experience. The setting refers to the physical and social environment the a user is surrounded with on this journey. Both of these factors are major contributors to whether or not your trip is a positive or negative experience. You want to be somewhere that you consider safe, and surrounded only by people you truly trust. A loud concert with thousands of people, a party where you only know a few people, or being somewhere that you have never been before are all variables that can come into play when your sense of self and security is playing hide and seek.
Above all, be safe
The most important thing in psychedelics is to stay safe. Your sanity is precious. These spiritual and potent substances should always be approached with caution, and above all, respect. This is not a party drug. Start with a small dose to understand the effects, especially if you are not accompanied by a sober sitter. Always be sure to be aware of your family medical history, and some people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in the family may want to approach these substances with even more caution. If you are unsure, please consult a medical professional before making any decisions.
Be careful combining shrooms with other psychoactive substances like alcohol or cannabis.
Microdose: 0.25 – 0.50 gram
Low dose: 0.50 – 1 gram
Medium dose: 1 – 2 gram
High dose: 2.5 – 5 gram
Heroic dose: 5 – 10 gram
God dose: 10 gram upward