Hello all, me and a close group of 5 friends have decided to take shrooms together soon. A couple of them have taken it before, but the rest it’s our first time.
Do you guys have any advice to give to make this is as great as possible?
The setting will be a small house in the evening most likely. We would set up some good music and comfortable seating. I was planning on mixing weed in with some shisha and smoking it from my hookah.
As for activities, I’m not sure. We could watch a movie or something but that doesn’t seem too special. I was thinking a board game, or a group activity game that isn’t competitive.
dude, when you’re on shrooms you gotta go outside. don’t confine yourself to a house, trust me you will want to go out exploring. that’s the best thing you could do on shrooms. you probably wont have the patience to sit and watch a movie. If you’re gonna smoke weed, I suggest doing it when you’ve already come down from the trip. Doing it smack in the middle might cause a bad reaction. don’t plan what you’re gonna do… when you take them the fun will just happen. try to stay in a positive state of mind and if you start having a bad trip, have a friend talk you through it.
Have painting supplies, colored pencils, paper- whatever. Chances are you will wanna go outside at some point. Stick together, if it’s most of your first times doing this. You may freak out if a friend is missing.
Music is always amazing for me.
Musical instruments too!
You’ll figure it out. It’s not really something to plan, just be prepared for.
Everyone fucking loves some Orange Juice tho.
It’s pretty deep winter still for parts of the world. If it’s winter for you I’d suggest just staying inside, I can’t see the fun in freezing your balls off out in the snow. Just have the whole house to yourselves so you can explore and feel secure. If you’re confined to one room or basement, paranoia and anxiety could creep in about what’s going on in other areas. Doesn’t have to be a super special activity, a movie sounds like a fine idea. Or a funny t.v. show like Workaholics, they even have an episode all about taking shrooms and exploring their office space haha(season 1) It’s pretty funny watching actors act, cause on shrooms everything feels so superficial, especially if you’ve seen the characters play other roles before.
@versai, i was at a party once tripping pretty hard on shrooms. the superficiality of it all damn near drove me insane, a million bombs were going off in my head, it just seemed so dumb, it was really making me angry. I had to shut myself off in a room, just listen to music, look out the window and try to have a little peace and quiet, a little time for serious contemplation.
Idk, maybe it’s just me. But when dealing with shrooms, I would do my best to avoid anything superficial.
@mellowpanda, Perhaps start out in the house and then see what happens naturally from then on. My guess is you guys may want to venture outside, maybe go on a walk, hike whatever. Never set a schedule for tripping. Leave everything open, besides for who you trip with and the setting.
Have fun! :)
@theskafish, Yea, I can see that situation feeling so fake and frustrating if no one else is tripping also. When watching a show though it’s pretty funny IMO, it’s like wth are you(actors) doing, trying so hard to be something else haha; can see through it all.
It is winter here, so outside adventures won’t be happening. I’d be down for balls cold camping but my friends aren’t.
I am trying to avoid superficial stuff, that’s why I’m looking for things to do that will be creative and bring us together. The painting sounds awesome! I’ll see what they think.
As for the weed, one of my friends said it worked well with him, and it’s a low amount when mixed with hookah so I’m not sure yet.
Do what feels right. Make sure you have a comfortable set and setting, and from there let the trip take you. Know that a trip will never turn out exactly as you plan. Don’t stifle impulses, but do strive to be present and not fixating on anxieties or attempting to follow your normal thought patterns. If you’re into it, Meditation while shrooming is one of the most glorious experiences in the world.
Take mega doses in darkness, close your eyes, listen to music.
*Make sure your friends shut up.
@ballsackturtles23, “*Make sure your friends shut up.”
Haha. I get this way too with psychedelics….I kind of want to slap people, 3 Stooges style. I’m like, hey, I’m not just doing this to get fucked up beyond belief, I’m actually trying to have a transcendental experience here. Trying to get in tune with the fantastic for a little while. Honestly, I can’t wait to trip alone sometime, or with perhaps one other person at the very most. I think the whole experience would be a lot more personal and introspective.
@theskafish, This is the exact reason why I prefer to trip in solitude and not with other people. Too often, they cloud my trip by laughing obnoxiously for hours when I feel I the experience could be so much more meaningful. It is fun at first, but they use it to say “how fucked up they are”, not using it as a tool.
@mellowpanda, I would say definitely have some art supplies lying around so at some point you can all make one big piece of art! My friends and I did that and it is great to look at now and remember the time we spent tripping together. Spend some time alone if you would like to indulge privately in your thoughts, make sure it’s somewhere secure. I smoked during tripping and I believe it really had a good effect on the whole experience. Definitely go exploring! But go at least with one other person (You don’t have to go as a whole group).
One of my social circles I tripped with one of my friends and myself left the other two people and it was great bonding time. Going outside is wonderful. We went and smoked pot in her car, went to the gas station to buy cigarettes (It is a very exciting time interacting with people you don’t know while tripping. Don’t freak out. Just stay calm and enjoy how you’re feeling and how you’re processing the information that is coming to you) then we just sat outside and chain smoked and talked about what we were experiencing and how we felt.
Also! We had this trippy flashing green stobe light thing in the main room where we just sat and watched the walls and listened to the band Coma Cinema. If you like chill music…listen to Coma Cinema and listen to it while tripping. No one I know had heard of them until the night we tripped but during that time and afterwards they could get enough of it! But that’s only if you want chill music haha.
Stay away from television. I watched a marathon of Futurama last trip I had and it felt like a waste. The best experiences I’ve ever had tripping has been in slightly dimmed places when I was absolutely comfortable with almost every aspect ranging from my clothes to the people in the room to the temperature of the environment.
@mellowpanda, Me and 13 friends once planned a trip like this. We all tried watching planet earth, that beautiful series about nature. We lasted maybe 20 minutes before we wandered outside for a smoke, didn’t end up smoking we just walked until we found a park and stayed there for hours tripping on everything from the sand between our toes to a leaf floating in water.
Moral of the story, try to plan as much as you want, chances are you aren’t going to follow through anyway. Outdoors is so fucking nice, even if it’s just for an hour, or even if you end up going on your own, I’d truly recommend playing in the snow. And I’d suggest laying some ground rules, maybe your friends who’ve already tripped could help you here, but things like; if I’m tripping on the sand, and you are tripping on fire, don’t try to drag me to fire, just let me enjoy my world. And you should all have your own silent moments, just tell everyone to not talk for an hour or have a place where you can get away from each other if need be. Some people get really obnoxious on shrooms, especially if it’s there first time. And weed is cool, no alcohol though. Hope this helps
I took them this Tuesday night, and wow. Nothing like I imagined it but so good, I’ll try to tell what happened.
To prepare, we cleaned the house well and set up our hookah for minimal effort after we took them. We also went to the Dollar Tree and got a few glowsticks (best idea ever) and Orange Juice (delishhhh). After everyone showed up we cheers with the stuff (I mixed mine with the orange juice) and downed them.
I mildly starting feeling them about 40 minutes in, but was smoking hookah too so I wasn’t sure if it was just a tobacco high. My friends started getting giggly and telling me they were kicking in. We were playing music and talking when they started to kick in, and I was just jamming for the come up. I still didn’t really know how they were affecting me yet, but I was having a great time. Lights seemed brighter, everything more crisp and important. Then my friend brought out the glowsticks, that was when I really started feeling them.
We were spinning the glowsticks in a blacklight and listening to music, all of it was so beautiful and vibrant. We put the glowsticks on, and moved into the other room to dance.
I’ve never felt so in tune with life, or music, or myself. Dancing was pure bliss. I completely felt the music, and had no thoughts outside of the moment. This is when it hit me what I was experiencing. I thought about how amazing this was, just this experience of consciousness I’ve never been able to access before. I felt so powerful and carefree, knowing no matter what I chose to do I would have a blast and experience it to it’s fullest. I danced, and decided instinctively to lay down and groove on the floor with my eyes closed. I saw some visuals behind my eyes but I didn’t trip. When I was done with that I got up and danced again. I talked and joked with my friends, in a new social consciousness. I wasn’t worried about how they’d judge me, or any of the background noise that usually accompanies my conversation. It was pure communication and togetherness. I sat and let them mesmerize me with the glowsticks and the dance.
I loved this so much I spent most of the night focused on this. I felt like life was a dance and every moment so precious and important, I could have lived that forever.
My friends decided to order pizza and that gave us a break. My buddy who called them went into another room and I laughed at how he was talking to the pizza guy.
When the guy came I realized how easy it was to operate normally even under the effects. It wasn’t like being MJ high or drunk where you can’t preform, it’s just an enhancement, at least for me.
After that I went outside, and when I first got out it was really cold. I decided I wanted to try and adjust how I felt and instantly I was just embracing the cold, it felt great. Then I balanced on a beam with ninja like ease, it felt very empowering. Being in the moment like that just made all physical movement easier to control than normal. I enjoyed the change in setting, and the difference was awesome. Same as when I went from the bathroom which was lit up to the dark blacklight room. Completely different experiences.
We came back in, and started breaking open the glowsticks and painting with them on the wall and table. Bad idea but it looked incredible. The pattern on the table made it look like the night sky, and I starred into a cup filled with patterns of the chemical for about ten minutes.
After that I continued to enjoy myself but started to come down, it was very gradual and almost unnoticeable. I didn’t mind coming down, and the only bad thing was my neck was sore. The only point that I started to have bad feeling was for about 10 seconds randomly, and I just decided not to go there, and instantly I was having a great time again.
When I closed my eyes I felt like I could have tripped much harder, but my friends were distracting me. Taking off my shoes on the carpet was fucking crazy, it felt so intense on my feet.
The next day was fine but I was tired and didn’t sleep, but later that night I was CRAZY tired and passed out.
Overall, best night of my life. I fell in love with mushrooms, and will be taking them again for sure. I don’t feel the need to take them though, no cravings like even weed gives me. This is a different kind of drug than I knew existed, and I’m blown away by the experience. Anyone should take these, it’s just… well magic.
@mwinship13, “I would say definitely have some art supplies lying around so at some point you can all make one big piece of art! My friends and I did that and it is great to look at now and remember the time we spent tripping together.”
This sounds incredible. Though every time I trip I always get a little down because I don’t know how to draw well, and haven’t read a lot of philosophy or fiction in a while so my thoughts are just scattered drug dementia. I always tell myself I’ll prepare for next time…I’ll keep this idea of yours. Sounds great. That, or a nature walk sounds pleasant, with the sun dripping through the trees….
Definitely avoid the television though, it truly is a waste and you may feel disgusted with yourself for watching it like a person who knows they’ve eaten too much junk food. I remember once I did some acid and I was trying to encourage my friends to get up off the couch and DO something with this rarity, this state…they were watching Family Guy, and I absolutely could not stand it, it just seemed at that point in time to be the dumbest show on Earth, and while I didn’t have a problem with it before, I have not enjoyed it since.
All I can think of when on psychedelics is that at any given point in time, someone is doing something wonderful somewhere, and I want to be doing it too.
@mellowpanda, There is never any real (attachment) cravings. Except now when I read this haha. sounds like you had a good time which is awesome. They can be very draining so its not a surprise you passed out the next day. I took em camping once and the next day we all went to take a nap at like 2 in the afternoon and we all slept into the night. I woke up around 4 in the morning going wtf? I just wanted to nap!
For me when starting with a group of ppl who haven’t done them before I usually just start a movie or something to distract them. Sometimes ppl have anxiety about doing it so a distraction while it is beginning usually works to get rid of the idea so they aren’t focused on it coming. By the time it hits most ppl aren’t paying attention to the movie anymore and that’s the time to venture out from the movie.