Disclaimer: WHAT FOLLOWS IS NOT AN INDUCEMENT TO CONSUME AMANITA MUSCARIA, WHICH CAN BE DANGEROUS.
Whereas some Amanitae will kill you, muscaria is not going to. You could “die,” nonetheless, after which come again to life — Lazarus involves thoughts. The way in which to keep away from that is to make use of solely mature, dried specimens and proceed very slowly with consumption. It’s best to have a sitter at the very least for the primary time, as some folks (primarily those that eat an excessive amount of too rapidly) enter a type of netherworld wherein they act out. This may be harmful, as any dissociative expertise could be. I’ve heard a pair tales of individuals consuming a bunch of muscaria and operating willy-nilly by way of the forest with whole disregard for his or her security (they will additionally provide you with wonderful power and endurance for the nonce). Or it’s possible you’ll move out, typically time and again (this has occurred to me), and seem to the non-initiated to be in critical medical bother and close to loss of life (or lifeless)–hence your sitter ought to concentrate on these prospects, and being sturdy bodily may not damage both.
That stated, it does not must be like that. You would possibly attempt simmering a couple of mature dried caps in water for a half hour after which consuming the tea slowly over a interval of a few hours. Whenever you go sluggish the shrooms has a approach of letting if you’ve had sufficient or ought to have extra. One other methodology is to tear off little items of dried cap and roll them into little drugs; swallow these with out chewing, with as little water as attainable to get them down (an excessive amount of water whereas consuming could make some folks nauseous, simply as chewing can–the “drugs” bypass the mouth’s launch of chewing enzymes). Once more, go slowly, consuming no multiple cap an hour. Remember that the complete results typically take greater than an hour to return on; folks have gotten in bother not understanding this.
One massive drawback with fly agaric is the lack to know the way potent a specimen is, which is another reason to proceed slowly. There are indicators, although, when one has grow to be accustomed to harvesting the mushroom: if the mushroom has dried standing, and/or has a lot of veil remnants on the cap, and/or has a thick fuzz of spores on the largely dried gill side–these are typically stronger. Expertise will likely be your finest trainer.
To start getting accustomed to the consequences, attempt carrying a dried cap or two in your pocket as you hike and tear off and suck on items as you go. Do not chew it, simply transfer it round till it will get very delicate and begins to collapse; swallow the bits as they arrive off. Let each bit collapse in your mouth earlier than placing one other one in. It’s best to end up getting a spring in your step and a pleasant enhance in endurance and temper as you journey by way of the forest.