Set, and Setting times infinity.
The amount of times an amateur pschonaut has heard it differs.
The amount of times an invested Mycophile has said it to those ignorant of self exploration differs.
The amount of times a clinical psychotherapist has said it to a patient differs.
Yet it has always been, and always will be the precedent, and leading rule for exploring anything that alters our human consciousness.
So many here, and in other places in the OMC share their reports of what happened during the experience. Yet I find it more difficult to find the modern preparations those individuals followed before, during, and after their journey.
After a handful of differing experiences I have built an intense reverence to the natural sacraments that human beings have evolved alongside of. My own ignorance has lead to tip-toeing through a multitude of practices, and variations. None of which have fully felt whole. The more I explore the louder my self-conscious demands that I handle these practices with respect and admiration. It has been one year, and as I consciously look forward to my next personal dive, I encounter a premature fear for the idea that I should have this pinned down. Although I am aware that even with traditions passed down through the generations from mouth to ear still see change or see adaptations. There is no one and only way of partaking in Cactus, or Fungi. Traditions must vary from village to village, from each individual shaman, or tribe. Some say preparation is 90% of success. So possibly if they feel how much energy, and respect into the preparations I put into the experience beforehand they will show me the same respect, and compassion.
Without taking days to cite all of my literature, and research I will go over a short list of what other cultures have done, and used before these ceremonies. Afterwards I would like others to really open up, and share what all goes into the preparation before their experience, and during.
Collecting the substance in a pure way
Purifying the substance through words, or organic substances *sage
Altar, and artifacts
Thank you all for your input!