Magic mushrooms

The use of so-called "magic" mushrooms dates back millennia, particularly in certain cultures and in shamanic, spiritual, religious, even medicinal contexts. Today, we have a multitude of different varieties of these mushrooms within our reach, sourced from all corners of the planet: Ecuador, Mexico, Thailand, Colombia and many more. So now, growing this kind of mushrooms at home is simpler than ever, especially thanks to the easy access to breads and the information on how to grow them that is so readily available today. In this section of our Blog you will find reliable and proven information about mushroom cultivation, about how to consume them, about microdoses and, of course, about psilocybin, the main psychoactive substance produced by these fungi. From how to cultivate the breads to the latest studies on the use of psilocybin to treat a range of diseases, you'll find all the information you need about magic mushrooms right here.

Tatandi, handmade and high quality Psilocybe kits

Tatandi, handmade and high quality Psilocybe kits

Tatandi is the new brand of hallucinogenic mushrooms that has entered the Alchimia catalog, and we have thought it'd be nice to dedicate them a post, both because of the peculiar way this company works and because of the extensive catalog they offer to their customers, all of which are available at our online store.

This company based in Spain began to make its way in 2014 based on research and studies on mycology, a tough work that slowly turned into products from which to make a profit: hallucinogenic mushroom kits. Today we present them to you in this article.

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Differences between Panaeolus Cyanescens (Hawaiian Copelandia) and Psilocybe Cubensis

Differences between Panaeolus Cyanescens (Hawaiian Copelandia) and Psilocybe Cubensis

The ingestion of magic mushrooms has been a widespread practice throughout the world and at all times, being the center of rituals and worship in all kinds of cultures. The most used genus currently for psychonauts is Psilocybe, specifically the species Psilocybe Cubensis, from which the most famous and commercial varieties are derived (Mexican, Mckenna, Thai, etc.). But thanks to the great biodiversity that nature provides, it is easy to think that not only the Psilocybe are chosen for the arduous task of altering consciousness and ego. This alteration, which is caused by two compounds called Psilocybin and Psilocin, is present in various genera of endogenous mushrooms such as Conocybe, Gymnopilus, Inocybe and Panaeolus or Copelandia.

This post focuses on discovering the genus Panaeolus (Copelandia), specifically the species Panaeolus Cyanescens or Copelandia Hawaiian. For this reason we are going to compare it with Psilocybe Cubensis, the best known species around the world.

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Effects of magic mushrooms (medicinal and recreational)

Effects of magic mushrooms (medicinal and recreational)

Since ancient times, humans have enjoyed a mystical relationship with mushrooms containing the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin. Cave paintings in the Sahara desert dating back at least 7,000 years depict mushroom gods and cult rituals, indicating to some historians that hallucinogenic mushrooms were already in use at that time. Spanish missionaries to the New World wrote about the religious uses of psilocybin mushrooms in the 16th century, and recreational use in the Western world appeared in the late 1950s along with the nascent hippie movement.

But in 1971, psilocybin was classified by international agencies as a Schedule I drug and its use was banned, meaning it had no accepted medical use and possession was considered a criminal offence. Therefore, investigation of the compound could not begin until relatively recently.

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Things to know before trying magic mushrooms for the first time

Things to know before trying magic mushrooms for the first time

From consuming them raw to precisely dosed capsules, many people are reaping the benefits of magic mushrooms left and right. This type of mushroom has the ability to become a powerful ally when it comes to alleviating a wide variety of ailments that affect us, both mentally and physically. But since they are experiencing a renaissance and have been less studied compared to other recreational and medicinal substances, it is necessary to be aware of their virtues and drawbacks, especially if you are thinking of trying them for the first time.

Magic mushrooms are classified as 'psychedelics', a word first coined in 1957 to identify drugs that reveal useful aspects of the mind. However, psychedelics are not a new fad. Their use predates the written word and archaeologists can confirm its use in ritual and ceremonial contexts that are lost to the mists of time.

However, in recent years, scientists have begun to refer to psychedelic compounds as 'entheogens', a Greek word meaning "generate the god within". Entheogens are understood as compounds that promote life-altering experiences, fostering deep insights into the nature of existence and consciousness; and the term also alludes to the spiritual aspect of these substances and the idea of ​​them as master plants.

One of the motivations for this name change was the concern among scientists that the name 'psychedelics' carried with it the negative cultural baggage of the 1960s, when these substances brought about a social revolution, which, like cannabis, led to their being buried under the concrete slab of the most atrocious neoliberalism. Thus, the use of the term entheogen is intended to allow patients, physicians, policymakers, and the general public to approach this emerging field of medicine and its discovery without stigma or prejudice.

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Magic mushrooms for beginners

Magic mushrooms for beginners

The world of psychonautics and hallucinogenic substances can be a new and rewarding way to see reality, as long as you know what you are doing. A badly measured dose or the wrong strain can ruin the experience and turn it into the so-called bad trip, an ordeal that, far from being pleasant, seems to turn against you producing sensations that are not what you seek.

Today, we want to recommend you some magic mushrooms strains that are suitable for those who would like to explore for the first time this kind of experiences, with genetics less powerful and that often produce a nice and recreational high, hardly hallucinogenic, and ideal for getting to know the properties of these interesting fungi.

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Growing Setnatur's Golden Teacher mushrooms

Growing Setnatur's Golden Teacher mushrooms

Among Alchimiaweb?s magic mushrooms offer, we have the mushroom grow kits by Setnatur, a brand specialized in the production of mycelium (mycological seeds). Several years of hard work have allowed Setnatur to obtain high-quality magic mushrooms mycelia, and their catalogue currently offers up to 10 strains of pure mycelium.

Within these 10 strains, there are some magic mushrooms as popular as the famous Mexican, Thai or Colombian. You can also find highly powerful strains such as MC Kennaii, only suitable for experienced psychonauts. Today we are going to examine in more detail the cultivation, drying, and preservation of one of the most interesting and popular strains, Golden Teacher.

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Introduction to microdosing psilocybin

Introduction to microdosing psilocybin

After our introductory article on psilocybin and its effects, we would like to present you with a brief but complete guide on how to microdose your favourite magic mushrooms. On this occasion, we have contacted Ana, a clinical psychologist and psychopharmacology and immunology specialist that has written this fantastic article on microdosing psilocybin for the treatment of various diseases.

Here you have this interesting text!

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How to grow magic mushrooms from Freshmushrooms

How to grow magic mushrooms from Freshmushrooms

As you may have noticed, recently we've added a wide range of magic mushrooms from Freshmushrooms to our online catalogue. While growing them at home is easy, it does require carefully following a few important steps to ensure everything works as it should and you can enjoy a successful, problem-free harvest of your own magic mushrooms.

In this article we present a concise guide to using our mushroom growing kits in a simple and effective way. You'll be surprised at how easy it can be!

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What is Psilocybin and what are its effects?

What is Psilocybin and what are its effects?

What is psilocybin?

  • Name: Psilocybin, 4-PO-DMT
  • F0rmula: C12H17N2O4P
  • IUPAC name: [3-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)-1H-indol-4-il] dihydrogen phosphate
  • Molecular weight: 284,25 g/mol
  • Melting point: 220-228ºC

Psilocybin and psilocin (an alkaloid derived from the former) are psychoactive compounds found in numerous species of fungi (estimated at 200 species), including the popular Psilocybe Cubensis. In some areas of the planet, the use of this type of mushroom dates back millennia, either in a recreational or a spiritual form, especially in ritualistic and shamanic contexts. In addition, as we will see later, these entheogens - like many others - can also be used for medicinal purposes, and can be effective to treat diseases such as anxiety or depression.

At the end of the decade of the 50s, using Mexican Psilocybes, the reputed Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman not only managed to isolate psilocybin and psilocin while working at Sandoz laboratories, but also created a way to produce it synthetically. Normally, psilocybin fungi are those that contain this alkaloid compound.

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