Seeing @betgames awesome idea for a trippy contest I had to participate with an entry of my own. This will be the story of the second day of a 3 day festival which in turn was also the best one of them for me. All three were phenomenal in my opinion but the second day was the icing on the cake. Why? Because this was my first festival ever and the first time I tried something very good. On that evening I melted together and became one with the forest and my surrounding.
Leaving the first and third day for another time, it is time to open up the book of memories and step into the story of a boy and a forest on the middle day of a 3 day festival. Its name is Strobolobodobolos. Long. I know. We just called it Strobo. The festival was held in my home country. It was at that time a fairly new festival. On its second year if I remember correctly. To be honest it was not the most intense trippy experience I ever had but it was extremely special to me because it was my first encounter with such psychedelics. It was the beginning of a passion of mine. The festival was held inside a forest on the edge of a small village. It took you around 10 minutes to get to the place from the edge of the forest.
On the second day a dude came who I knew from way back. And he had some goodies on him that just came into my life. As we were sitting and smoking a joint he asked me if I wanted to try shrooms. Having never tried them I took him up the offer and took 3g from him. Really great guy. Didnt even want to take my money because we knew each other. I put it in my pocket and decided to wait till night falls. After a while I left to see what was going on the stage. Then I met my brother @psyceratopsb, who was also just arriving. So I went to have some fun with them too.
After a while I came across my friends who were just arriving. All of them were old friends who were also fellow party goers who I regularly see and hang out with at parties. We went and builded up their tent a bit deeper in the forest then the rest of the camp. After we put up the tents it was already slowly getting dark. I knew it was the time to take out the babies and have some fun. Well I didnt know how it would be since it was my first time trying shrooms but i knew it would be great. I was already aware at that time that when taking psychedelics that you should be careful when and with whom you should take them.
I took out the beg out and opened it. It was 3 g of dried magic mushrooms. I am not sure which ones. I was told by my friend that 3 g is enough for a first time. I started eating them. The taste was as you would expect from just mushrooms. It was a disgusting taste and I had to chew it completly to a brew. But I didnt mind. I just wanted to fly. After around 45 minutes, If i remember correctly, they started to effect. We just finished building a small fire. I was siting on the ground when I started to notice the effects. The first thing I noticed wasn't a visual effect but a feeling. I felt like I was being watched but in good sense. Like I was being observed from all sides. I looked around me and the trees were starting to feel like the trees are moving. It is hard to put it into words. It wasn't a visual thing but purely a feeling. Then as I looked up into the sky and tree tops came the first thing some would call visual experience and some spiritual experince. Being someone who is spiritual, I will tell this tale from how I felt, thought and what I saw from my perspective. As I looked up the trees started ti bend in an obesrving position looking down at me.directly at me. It appeared as I was just a tinny organism being observed by a large group of more advanced organisms. Hearing the music on the stage which was dark forest I belive made it even more realistic. Being generally a huge fan of trance. Forest being on of my favorites I enjoyed the moment a lot. I didnt feel any hate, resentment or fear around me or inside me. When my friends noticed it had started to take effect they asked me how it was. I tried to explain it to them as I saw it. They all just smiled and said something in the sense of "You are having it good". I just smiled and replied "yes". I was having the time of my life. After a while we decided to go to the stage. As it was already dark and our tent was further away we had a few minutes walk in the forest over a part that was not completly cleard and had dense weeds and plants.
Then happened something amazing. As I stood up and touched the ground with my feet I couldn't believe what had happened to me. I got connected to the forest and nature around me. As we started walking in the dark I was leading the group. I started to walk a pretty fast pace trough the forest without trouble. It was as if I knew exactly where to walk to not gt tangled. My friends were around 5 meters behind me all close to each other with a phone flashlight lighting thigs up right infront of them to not get tangled up and trip on a plant. I looked back and called out to them why are they so careful. They told me why am I not with all those plants that can get you tangled up. I was instantly fascinated by how smooth I could walk there without any trouble.
When we arrived on the stage, I dance a bit and then wnt to sit down. I learned then that shrooms are more for the sitting chill and fun. I went to the back of the crowd to sit on a block of hay that was put everywhere. When I sat down again thats when the heavy visuals begun. I was looking at the DJ booth, which was made into a white crystal like shape. Around 5 m from it was a booth with a projector. They were projecting mandalas and trippy effect and colors with the projetor on to the DJ booth. The DJ booth started to constantly change shape as the effects where played. I was sitting on that block of hay for 2 hours without moving a single muscle. Staring at the DJ booth and being hypnotized by the sight infront of me. An ever changing mystical phenomenom and infront of it a group of atleast 30 people dancing in such mystical ways that they appeared like magical fantasy beings to me. After a while when I broke out of the hypnotic hold I noticed my friends a few meters from me dancing and went to them. I sat unto the bench next to them and continued to observe the fantastic happenings of that evening. They tried to get me to dance, but i declined as I felt more in peace while on shrooms while I was sitting, then when I was dancing. Some time later I also met my brother and his girfriend who is his wife now. They were apperently also having some fun.
The trip lasted till around 2 or 3 am. I know there were some other things that happened aswell. But I can't remember all of them as I was both stoned and tripping. The things I mentioned in this story are those which are the most burned into my memory. Since that evening I fell in love with psychedelics. Specially shrooms. In a way I like them even a bit more then cannabis. I have always been fascinated b mushrooms. Even having my graduation paper being about mushrooms. I wanted to include the psychedelic kind as well into my paper but I knew I would definitely get into trouble for that so I didnt. That evening I was truly happy to have finally gotten the chance to fulfill one of my dreams and try some magic mushrooms. What I like about them is that they give you a weaker visual effect then Lucy but they give you an impressive feeling and adventure in its own right. I have had more intense, fascinating and interesting trips but that one holds a special place for me. It being my first mushroom experience.
Thank you for walking with me down memory lane and reading my tale. I love shrooms. I love the concept of an organism which is neither flora or funa. For me they are a completly different family of beings. I look forward to the next time I get to eat them. Foor many people tripping on shrooms or lucy is just a nice visual adventure and game. For me it is much more. Be it really something spiritual or not. It helps me see what has always been infront of my nose but I never took to notice.