Golden Teacher (Psilocybe Cubensis)
What Are Golden Teacher mushroom s?
Golden Teacher mushroom s are a classic type of psychedelic mushroom that are extremely well-known and used around the world. They’re recognized for their ability to create very peaceful and pleasant trips. In particular, these shrooms are a favorite among the magic mushroom -using community. In fact, because of the extreme popularity, growing kits to cultivate the magic shrooms in your own home are very popular.
Magic mushroom Family
Golden Teacher mushroom s are species in the widely-recognized Psilocybe Cubensis family. Psilocybe Cubensis shrooms – also known as cubes – are some of the most highly used hallucinogenic mushroom s in the world. Their two active hallucinogenic compounds are psilocin and psilocybin. Psilocybe Cubensis mushroom s have beautiful golden brown caps that can even appear to be any ashy-red color, with deep purple spores and whitish-grey gills.
The family of Psilocybe Cubensis mushroom s contains over 180 different strains and can grow all of the world. They are most commonly found in areas of South America, Central America, Mexico, Asia and Australia. In particular, the Golden Teacher strain has been documented to grow in some places in North America. It is even rumored to have been discovered in Florida. Golden Teachers are also one of the larger varieties of Psilocybe Cubensis mushroom s; their caps can grow to be five centimeters in diameter and their stems can grow to almost eight centimeters tall.
Golden Teacher mushroom Potency
Golden Teachers are mildly potent. They offer a reliably moderate trip so they’re considered by many to be a gateway shroom. Like all species within the Psilocybe Cubensis family, their potency is not the weakest nor the strongest of all magic mushroom s.
Golden Teacher mushroom Effects
These magic mushroom s cause mild psychedelic trips. Some of the most common things an individual may experience during a Golden Teacher trip are visual distortions, decreased level of stress, enhanced creativity and appreciation of art or music, a surge of powerful emotions, a sense of general delight, hallucinations when the eyes are both open and closed, an other-worldly or spiritual sensation and more. Golden Teachers are especially sought after for their shamanic effects, as they often cause users to feel enlightened and spiritually empowered.
Some of the neutral effects that these dried magic mushroom s may cause are the loss of sense of time, changes in how you perceive light and more. It is also possible that taking Golden Teachers will cause some minor negative side effects such as nausea, trouble coordinating your movements, headache, restlessness, difficulty focusing, dizziness and more.
The four main stages that you will go through when consuming magic mushroom s are ingestion, the onset of the trip, the trip and the comedown. How you ingest the shrooms and how large of a dose that you take will dictate the duration of each stage.
Golden Teacher mushroom Benefits
Taking psilocybin mushroom s can foster many positive benefits. Such benefits include decreased levels of stress, emotional stability, enhanced mood, improved memory and even self-forgiveness. Although magic mushroom s are not currently recommended for the treatment of medical conditions, they have been used by many that suffer from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health conditions.
There are many studies that are currently being conducted to test how the human body reacts to psychedelic mushroom s when used to help decrease levels of anxiety and/or depressed moods. One study, in particular, reported that patients who took psilocybin mushroom s and had psychological support experienced reduced symptoms of depression after two weeks. Some scientists are even beginning to research how psilocybin mushroom s can be used to treat cluster headaches and addiction. A 2015 study even reported that psilocybin could be potentially used to help treat alcoholism in the future and after the completion of more thorough research.
How to Take Golden Teacher Shrooms
Golden Teacher mushroom s can be eaten whole, taken in microdoses or in magic mushroom tea. To take Golden Teacher mushroom s in tea, you’ll want to start by boiling 1.5-2 cups of water. Once the water reaches a boil, reduce it down to simmer, add your dried Golden Teacher shrooms and allow them to steep in the simmering water for 10-15 minutes. Next, strain the mushroom -infused tea. You can optionally boil the water again and add your favorite bag of tea for enhanced flavor or simply drink the shroom tea as is. After drinking the tea, the onset of a trip will typically come in 20 minutes. Alternatively, if you take Golden Teachers by eating them whole, your trip will take a little over an hour after ingestion to begin.
Golden Teacher mushroom Dosage
There are a few different ways that you can go about taking a dose of Golden Teachers. The easiest method of taking the shrooms, eating them whole, will require around one or two grams for you to receive a nice trip. That being said, some individuals will need to consume more or less to have a successful trip, and this is something that depends on each individuals’ unique body weight and physiological factors. There are dosage calculators that can be found online that help create a more accurate dose.
If you wish to take your Golden Teachers by creating a magic mushroom tea, you’ll need to use five grams of dried shrooms for every one cup of water. Another option, microdosing, is a little trickier. To start, you’ll want to microdose with 0.1-0.25 grams. That being said, since everyone’s tolerance is a little different the method of microdosing takes a little trial and error – the key is to start extremely small, hence the name microdosing.
Final Thoughts on Golden Teacher Magic mushroom s
Golden Teachers are a moderately potent hallucinogenic mushroom that is popular around the world. They are highly-coveted for their shamanic effects and ability to produce a trip that will enlighten your senses. They are an excellent shroom for first-time and experienced shroom users alike, as they rarely produce a bad trip or cause negative side effects.