Psilocybe semilanceata, commonly known as the liberty cap, is a species of fungus which produces the psychoactive compounds psilocybin and baeocystin. It is both one of the most widely distributed psilocybin mushrooms in nature, and one of the most potent. The mushrooms have a distinctive conical to bell-shaped cap, up to 2.5 cm (1.0 in) in diameter, with a small nipple-like protrusion on the top. They are yellow to brown, covered with radial grooves when moist, and fade to a lighter color as they mature. Their stipes tend to be slender and long, and the same color or slightly lighter than the cap. The gill attachment to the stipe is adnexed (narrowly attached), and they are initially cream-colored before tinting purple as the spores mature. The spores are dark purplish-brown in mass, ellipsoid in shape, and measure 10.5–15 by 6.5–8.5 micrometres. The Liberty Cap mushroom, also known as a magic mushroom for its psychedelic effects, has long been used as a hallucinogenic in many cultures around the world for thousands of years. While some say it is safer to ingest than processed drugs for a fast feeling of euphoria that can last for hours, the mushroom can also be dangerous to ingest.
Some common names for Psilocybe semilanceata are: Liberty Caps, Blue Leg, Meditationspilz, Magic Mushrooms, Narrenschwamm, Paddlestool, Pixie Caps, Psilo, Schwammerl, Shrooms, Witch Cap, and Zwergenhut.
USE OF LIBERTY CAPS
- For a good effect you should take the Liberty caps on an empty stomach.
- You can chew the magic mushrooms and swallow them afterwards.
- The longer you chew, the better the psychoactive substances are absorbed by your body. Sadly it doesn’t taste too well.
- For this reason you can also choose to make mushroom tea.
Cut them into little pieces and steep them in hot water.It is important that the water does not boil, because this breaks down the psilocybin. You could put the teapot on a hot plate to let it steep as slowly as possible.Drink the tea, including the bits of magic mushroom. If you add some lemon juice to the mushroom tea, the psilocybin in the water is converted into psilocin.
As stated above, it is psilocin which is responsible for the psychedelic effect.
Lemon juice therefore ensures that your trip starts faster.
As an additional advantage you will suffer less stomach aches.