Taking 1/10th to 1/20th of a full “journey” dose of mushrooms, LSD, San Pedro, or any entheogenic drug is known as microdosing. Longtime psychedelic researcher James Fadiman, PhD, first used the expression in his book
Taking 1/10th to 1/20th of a full “journey” dose of mushrooms, LSD, San Pedro, or any entheogenic drug is known as microdosing. Longtime psychedelic researcher James Fadiman, PhD, first used the expression in his book The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide in 2011, and it has since gained cultural currency.
Experience with Microdosing Mushrooms: How Does Microdosing Mushrooms Feel?
A microdose of psychedelics is intended to be “sub-perceptual,” or hardly perceptible, in contrast to a full dose. Thus, unlike bigger doses of mushrooms, the goal of a microdose is not to enter a transcendental condition or to get a whole new perspective on life. A golden teacher microdose does not cause visual distortions like patterning or trails. Really, it’s more about a subtle opening or amplification of the senses, which for many people translates into a stronger sense of present in their daily activities.
GOLDEN TEACHERS: A 101
Golden Caps, commonly referred to as Golden Teachers, are shrouded in secrecy. The history of this psychoactive mushroom is little understood. Several anecdotal accounts indicate that the mushroom initially appeared in the 1980s, however there is few solid proof to support this. Golden Teachers demand a feeling of amazement with their exquisite caramel coloured stems and heads flecked with yellow.
Nate observes that it might be difficult to recognize Golden Teachers at times.The moniker “Golden Teacher” is sometimes used incorrectly to refer to any mushroom of the genus Psilocybecubensis, which he admits is a little perplexing. “P. cubensis is one of the magic mushroom species with the greatest global distribution. Golden Teacher is only one particular cultivar of this species technically.There are several strains of magic mushrooms in existence today. The features of specimens can vary since they frequently depend on the environment in which they are grown.
What dosage is used?
The dose for Golden Teacher mushrooms, which have mild to moderate strength, is between 1 and 2.5 grams, however most users use 2 grams to get some effects but nothing too strong. For more seasoned mushroom users, this dosage may not be sufficient to produce any discernible psychedelic effects, although it is adequate for novice or inexperienced mushroom users. These Golden Teachers are perfect for anyone wishing to have their first psychedelic experience, and the dosage of between one and two grams allows for the establishment of an error margin.
Although this strain of magic mushrooms has a somewhat psychedelic effect, it is advised that beginners begin their psychedelic trip with a 1 gram dose and wait three hours before moving on. High dosages, however, would be three or more grams for seasoned mushroom users. Let’s assume that they are aware of the psychedelic effects. In such scenario, 4 to 5 grams will be sufficient to properly experience the Golden Teacher, but keep in mind that a large dose is only appropriate for seasoned users of magic mushrooms and experienced psychonauts.