With 45 years of experience working with multiple species, including the traditional species employed in Oaxaca, specifically Ps. caerulescens, Ps. zapotecorum, Ps. mexicana, Ps. semperviva and Ps. cubensis, as well as the wood loving species native to North America, I can say definitively that each species carries their unique signature. This new data could offer some explanation. The traditional species from Oaxaca also are “friendlier” on the body than the North American wood lovers, at least in my experience. The presence of beta carbolines in the mushroom is a significant finding. Back in 1982 Terence McKenna’s hypothesis published in his audio book, True Hallucinations, and in The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens and the I-Ching, was that combining the mushrooms with Banisteriopsis vine tea synergized the experiences which he and Dennis underwent on March 4, 1972, and subsequently led to further experimentation. In a letter to me in 1984 he recommended combining the mushroom with tea from B. caapi bark shavings. When we met in Chicago in 1987 Terence told me that he had found the combination unsettling, leading him to the feeling that something was wrong, checking himself and finding nothing definitive, then feeling that something was wrong, an anxiety loop that led him to discontinue exploration of this combination. My own experiences led me to fully concur with his observations. I can also assert that different strains of Ps. cubensis have unique qualities which could be explained by the presence of a varying spectrum of beta-carbolines. This research is thus very interesting!
Edited by elfstone, 17 November 2019 - 10:40 AM.