Hey there everyone. Post a picture of things that make your skin craw,. Any photos pertinent to that subject should be posted here in this thread.
Here is mine. Amanita muscaria (Red Variation). I never had a desire to eat these mushrooms. And this image I created in Dream Scope's 'Trippy' plug-in justifies why I do not want to ever consume Amanita muscaria/
On a side note to my attitude. In the year 2000 or so, a friend boiled Amanita for two days, constantly boiling it down to goo and then re-adding more water over and over and over for two days. Then he boiled it down to a glob of goo. Later he put a 1/4 ounce of Cannabis into the slime and let it dry for several days. It was smoked and I had two puffs. Did not feel much but it was very speedy in effect, like a light amphetamine kind of Shulgin come on that never went further than the curtains wavering and shimmering like they were moving when one first feels the come-on to most entheogenic substances/
I always advise everyone not to consume this species although I only really know one man who I believe consumed Amantia's and that was Jonathan Ott.
I have, over the past 20 years on the Internet read of many people who say they do eat it and experience mass hallucinations but I doubt the majority of those who claim such effects because hallucinations are not part of the Amanita experience. Sleep and dreamlike states are common for a mushroom that bares the epithet of 'Soma.' An effect that leaves one in a somatic dream like state of inebriation, not intoxication and also causes macropsia as well.
(also known as megalopia) is a neurological condition affecting human visual perception, in which objects within an affected section of the visual field appear larger than normal, causing the person to feel smaller than they actually are.
Wow, got that all right. Have to remember what I was thinking about.
Of course the word Soma came from the Wasson book, but is also a pill for back problems.
Definition of SOMA. : an intoxicating juice from a plant of disputed identity that was used in ancient India as an offering to the gods and as a drink of immortality by worshippers in Vedic ritual and worshipped in personified form as a Vedic god.
However, The word "soma" has four distinct meanings:
- The plant, or the intoxicating juice of the plant, used in ancient Indian religious ceremonies. Inevitably, given the Indian tradition, the plant and its juice were personified as a god, Soma.
- The imaginary "ideal pleasure drug" in Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World (1932). Its chemistry and pharmacology are undefined. As described, the drug resembles a hangoverless tranquilliser or an opiate.
- "Soma" is the most common brand name of the muscle-relaxant carisoprodol, otherwise known as N-isopropyl-2-methyl-2-propyl-1,3-propanediol dicarbamate. Soma is marketed by Royce Laboratories, Inc; it was FDA-licensed in 1996. Soma/carisoprodol is broken down in the body into the active metabolite meprobamate. Meprobamate is a Schedule IV sedative-hypnotic, an anticonvulsant and anxiolytic muscle relaxant. It was first marketed in the USA from 1955 under the brand name Miltown as an anti-anxiety agent. The "miracle drug" of its era, Miltown was immortalised by the Rolling Stones as "Mother's Little Helper".
- the body of an animal or plant excluding the germ cells.
A note regarding Meaning number 3. The Rolling Stones song, "Mother's Little Helper" was about Valium's and was not about the drug SOMA. And Valiums were manufactured by Hofmann-La Roche Pharmaceuticals in 1963. The song by the Stones was not as the Aldous Huxley page on SOMA noted above in number a pill that was sold under the name of 'Miltown' [sic!].
A link to the page on Soma which is an Aldous Huxley page of sorts with links about Amanita and Brave New World:
Okay, here is my contribution of 'Things That make Your Skin Crawl. And open this up to a large image if it doesn't do so automatically after I post it here.
mjshroomer/man of knowledge
Edited by mjshroomer, 17 October 2015 - 09:06 AM.