The consequences of eating hallucinogenic mushrooms
Hallucinogenic mushrooms are a pronounced neurotoxic poison that causes severe hallucinations. When using drugs of this group, psychoneuroses develop , schizophrenia is provoked, an exacerbation of psychopathic personality traits, genetic disorders, etc. Systematic use can lead to drug addiction and, in some cases, death. Stable psychological dependence. Drug use has never been the norm.
Not really knowing why to eat mushrooms, not understanding their actions, not preparing for this, taking mushrooms is dangerous even physically. Under the influence of fungi, the body is largely controlled by the subconscious. Latent fears, psychological complexes, suppressed in the ordinary state of consciousness, spill out. There are attacks of fear, self-doubt, fear of the world around. Self-hypnosis (often unconscious) manifests itself very strongly. In the first minutes, a person is really happy with everything, but once you doubt the harmlessness of the effects of mushrooms, you start to be afraid of everyone and everything. It is dangerous in this case to be in public places! The subway is just hell for a person in this state.
"Wise Indians" live only in movies, books, and also occasionally (very) on our sinful land. The wisdom of the people is most often not the wisdom of each of its representatives. This wisdom is a phenomenon, a process - akin to the elements and by its nature is made up of traditions, knowledge, religions accumulated over the centuries.
As for the fly agarics, I can say the following: yes, different fly agarics with different preparation really give an amazing effect - though they are also different. White (they are also pale toadstools) or tiger - lead to death (no matter how you cook them), and red, classic, are the least dangerous. Amanita muscaria (again, red) when consumed (even raw!) Give an effect similar to vodka. In any case, there are more negative factors, not to mention the risk.
If you still want to escape from reality into the world of hallucinations? Then your way lies in the Netherlands, Germany or Spain, where you can freely and quite legally purchase hallucinogenic mushrooms ( Psilocybe semilanceata ) on store shelves . However, you should hurry, as the governments of European countries, one after another, pass laws prohibiting the sale of cheap hallucinogenic products.
The hallucinogenic effects of mushrooms are due to the psilocybin and psilocin they contain. The content of these substances is 0.1-0.6% of the weight of the dried mushroom and differs depending on the type of mushroom.
Psilocybin (and its closest relative psilocin), like the synthetic drug LSD, belongs to the group of hallucinogens. The narcotic constituents of fungi disrupt the metabolism of the neurotransmitter serotonin and disable the serotoninergic systems of the brain, which are responsible for information processing, mood regulation and critical perception of the environment.
The effect of psilocybin with an average dose (6-10 mg) occurs after about 20 minutes. Most often, illusions arise in the first stage. The perception of the surrounding world becomes unnaturally heightened: sounds seem more harmonious, and colors appear brighter. The perception of time and space is distorted. Man is able to control illusions.
The effect grows within 3 hours. Multiple auditory and visual hallucinations appear, the image becomes reticulated. The sensations of a person under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms can range from euphoria to feelings of longing, horror, meaninglessness of life. In the next 3-4 hours, the effect of the mushrooms gradually weakens, and the person returns to a relatively normal state of consciousness.
The behavior of people in a state of "mushroom" intoxication is unpredictable. The most dangerous are attacks of uncontrollable aggression leading to suicide and murder.
Mushrooms-hallucinogens do not cause physical dependence, however, mental dependence is formed. When psilocybin is taken more often than once every 7-10 days, an increase in tolerance quickly arises - to obtain a similar effect, a dose is required approximately 1.5-2 times higher than the initial one.
With repeated use of psilocybin or psilocin, the serotonergic brain systems gradually degrade, which can lead to the formation of a painful condition resembling schizophrenia. The condition is characterized by an inability to think logically, loss of energy and interest in life, depression with periodic appearance of hallucinations without any drug use. "Mushroom" drug addicts are characterized by fruitless philosophizing on the most general topics of philosophy, worldview and religion, in medical jargon called "philosophical intoxication."
In Russia, the danger of mushrooms, which is a cheap substitute for the powerful synthetic drug LSD, has been recognized relatively long ago. The collection, transportation, storage and processing of mushrooms (any part of the fruiting body) containing psilocybin and / or psilocin is a criminal offense. For illegal cultivation on a large scale (from 20 fruit bodies), Article 231 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation provides for a punishment in the form of imprisonment for a period of 3 to 8 years.
Attention! The deliberate collection and consumption of hallucinogenic mushrooms is prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation and other countries.
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