I want to add that, when I was 24 and young and thought I knew it all, I did end up misusing psychedelics.
I dosed too often. I tripped on LSD at college. I drove during the come-up. I attended classes on 2ci. It was likely due to being young, stupid, feeling invincible, and also likely having untreated bipolar disorder.
I got into some bad situations, but never legal issues.
Now that I'm 34, I look back and I see what I observe happening to other people who are younger and I see: SHIT! I did that. But I can write a book and none of them would heed caution.
This is shit people have to discover for themselves.
Now, I hardly trip on mushrooms.
I was thinking to start another small grow soon. Now I'm thinking:
"I don't really need these. It can wait until Spring. I have other things to do."
I may dunk my cakes once more and see what I get and just save it for the right time. I don't really know.
What a huge difference ten years of life experience makes.
Also, that almost WAY too much to handle high-dose OJ tek trip really REALLY taught me a lot.
Mushrooms aren't like the other stuff. You simply cannot expect to take mushrooms and just have a "good time" unless it's a really low dose for you individually. When you start to go higher to try to fully "trip" you just have NO IDEA what will happen. It's a mental, emotional, philosophical, spiritual, existential trial.
The mushrooms always teach. Without fail. If you consult with the mushrooms, they will teach you. No matter what dose. And, like the medicine that they are, now adays, I seem to get much more out of mush less mushrooms (HAHA "mush less"!), and much less often.
It's like now I'm living life and have learned that: Yes, the medicine is good sometimes, but life is worth living, and this is what you exist for, so do it.
Very humbling, but very gratifying once you start to "get it".
Edited by niemandgeist, 12 October 2016 - 06:11 PM.