So one time a group of friends and myself ate some phsycedelic substance (well just say it want the type that grows out of the ground )
Anyway at one point we were in my room with no tv no radio no cell phones even. We were just giggling at what each other had to say, not really seeing any visuals just coming up, having a good time. It got to the point where we were literally just laughing for no reason, laughing that we see both laughing, probably for a good ten minutes
when without saying anything my laughing turned into what seemed like the effect of being ticketed. She was still ggling too so I didn’t think anything of it.
I continued to get this “tickeling” sensation on and off, running through my body head to toe and toe to head. I felt like someone was tickling my feet then my stomach, different spots, you get it
We hadn’t exchanged any words when I noticed she was feeling the same thing. We would both felt “tickled”, laugh till it stops and then it would start again!
It felt like this wave of energy would wash in and out of us like the tides. I am just left wondering what it was that have both of us the exact same internal feeling !
what i find fascinating about psilocybin (the psychoactive agent in magic mushrooms) time and again is its ability to create a sense of unity and harmony between people under its influence. i have only ever been able to describe its brand of psychedelic experience through what i refer to as “vibes”. allow me to attempt to explain what i mean.
i have a particular friend who is (almost) always present whenever i’m shrooming. during a session not too long ago, his trip went south and his thoughts spiralled down into a well of negativity. i understand he’s an introvert, so i set him up in a bed with some music to give him the space that he needed to recuperate his well-being until he was ready to re-enter the social situation. when he was finally ready to come down, he did, and it was around this point that i realized i had the capacity to alter his emotions in the situation by altering my own. if i allowed myself to simply feel free and open, his mood was noticeably lighter and he himself was more willingly open. if i tensed myself up and sent a negative “vibe” in his direction, his expression would darken and his brow would furrow back into negative thoughts.
perhaps body language, facial expressions and other non-verbal cues were largely responsible for this transmission of emotional messages, and i do not want to underrepresent the role that i am certain they played, but i do also believe that when two people are both under the influence of psilocybin, there is born a new connection between the two, and it is one that cannot be so easily described with familiar words.
i’m not about to say that the connection is necessarily “psychic”, but allow me to recount an episode from my first experience with mushrooms. to allow for some context, i’ll first let you know that this same friend and i were walking across the city and we passed through the neighbourhood in which he grew up. as we passed he told me about his childhood there, and i began to feel (in my state of mind) as if the two of us were nine-years-old together and going on an adventure. i knew i was only playing make-believe with myself, but i allowed it because it seemed to be strengthening my bond with him. a short while later my shoelace became undone and i bent over to tie it. for whatever reason, at this precise moment the thought popped into my head: “i think i would like to emulate jake boyd’s (drummer of the band hollerado) personality — he has a childlike persona about him and he retains a sense of wonder for the world.” as this very thought was passing through my head, my friend said to me, “do you know who you remind me of right now? jake boyd.”
i cannot say with certainty that this was anything more than coincidence, but it seems to support the notion i believe in that mushrooms can create a feeling of connectedness. perhaps you passed your “tickling” vibe to your friend through your willingness to share your experience with her.