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Post by MarkSurridge » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:33 pm

Hi, I am Mark and live in Colchester UK. My interest is mainly medical as I have chronic migraine. Seeking to learn more and reduce dependance on prescription medication but very cautious of interactions etc. Hope to learn and participate. I have no idea what emojis mean, so- Peace.

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Post by micrich » Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:37 am

Zdravstvuite everybody (traditional Russian greeting – I wish you be in good health, instead of indifferent hi, hello, salut, chiao etc)))

Introduction (short variant):
I am Mitrich and live in Belarus – the very middle of Europe. Here is a map for your convenience.
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I am in quite good mental health (or it seems to me))) and in a relatively good physical condition. I don’t drink alco nor beer, tea, coffee, don’t eat meat at all and fish rarely. I do smoke. 8 years ago I eliminated TV and most mass media from my life forever. My primary reasons of registering here are information about producing recipes-technics and ways of consuming of Amanita Muscaria. Also I want to find answers for other private problems. I am not a scientist at all, but I will do my best to help you folks whatever I can.
Thank you

Introduction (long variant for those who is interested):
I am a Man of 63 and since my early childhood my parents took me in forests to pick mushrooms every summer and fall. My Mom cooked and stored them any possible way – fried, boiled, conserved, salted. Most of all my Dad loved salted black milk mushrooms (Lactarius turpis) as a follower to a shot). So I know AMs for about 60 years. (fly agarics in Russian called Mooho’mor which translates like “flies kaput”))) A couple of years ago I started spotting videos in Youtube about AM microdosing. There were a lot of feedbacks among which I loved “I became a better human” and “I quit smoking”. No doubt I wished the same for myself. In my garage I got a broken laser printer and a small broken air heater and with those parts I made a rather primitive but quite effective dryer while waiting for the Mushies season. I fill the dryer with cut mushies because that way I can stuff a lot more that whole caps and they dry fast even at 45-50C.
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Knowing well most of the forests around 150km area of my hometown in my first season 2020 I managed to produce about 3kg of powder in a couple of weeks. There is one young pine forest in about 60km off my hometown that yields these two buckets on the left in just 1-1.5 hours. The bucket on the right shows that I came to a forest a day early and got youngsters mostly which shall go for making tincture.
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There I could harvest a ton or two of Mushies if I knew where to apply that amount. I powdered all my dries with a regular electric coffee mill and placed them packed in black glass jars in my fridge for 2 months. This may be interesting – to get those jars I sandblasted regular supermarket cupping-glasspots and painted them solid black)
The day of the fame finally came – I took my first morning dose about 0.5gr. In about 20 minutes I felt slightest feeling of nausea and wished to lay down. Closing eyes on the bed my last vision was wonderful Gothic flower ornament and I fall in the black abyss of sleep. Got up fresh and rested one hour later. Since then no dose raised up to 5gr did anything really noticeable to me. I am afraid of getting bad trip in my age so have not tried doses over 5gr. So my usual dose was 0.8-1gr for about 7 months just to keep up with the times. I wondered if my stuff is any potent. After offering my product to other interested strangers I got only positive feedbacks. Might that be not all of them were placebo lovers?) Then the problem was in me. I am not allergic to anything – half of my life worked as car painter with aceton based thinner paints sometime wearing no protection at all – nothing happened. While in the USSR often stole gasoline and diesel (everybody did)) by inhaling thru a hose, and thus I often drank fuels with no consequences for body or brain (I believe so))). Now I dont know how to open the door I want to peek thru...
Do my Mushies seem to look right for you? Do not be surprised at vulva debris absence on tops - this time they were washed away with sand and eagles.
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This season some folks asked me to make tincture as it is known here for healing many bodily problems. Along with dried Mushies I also made about 20 liters of tincture. Unfortunately, due to the shortage of the right information at the time and fear to get botulin infection in bowls I made 80% alcohol tincture. It will be consumed eternally anyway, but now I wish I did it other way.
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Well, that’s probably it. This forum abounds info and it will take me years to find what Im looking for in the other language. If any of you guys have anything to share about what you've just read I will much appreciate your kindly help and involvement.

As a stranger from an unknown part of the world with the deepest Amanitas history I will gladly answer any of your comments or inquiries and also help you whatever I can. I may seem to think or say or do strange things, but it not intended offensive or hostile. Just bear in mind the cultural, linguistic, upbringing etc differences. Firstly among them I would place the fact that we here are not so liberastic and tolerastic as you used to see close around. We often say what we think or feel instead of politchargingly lying.
Thank you for reading and understanding)

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Post by BillieMarie » Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:45 pm

Hi Everybody, Like some others, I'm new to amanita - new to all psychedelics really. I'm mainly interested in amanita for the spiritual and psychological benefits.
I'm enjoying all the videos - lots to take in. And I love the idea of doing a retreat. Hope you decide to start doing them more often @amanitadreamer!
-Billie

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Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:03 pm

Hello all you beautiful peeps!!
Im StevO and am a newbie and am truly here doing some research for a friend. This is what is growing right now in my local area, and they're all over right now, early December late Novemeber...
https://photos.app.goo.gl/eEzbZNWKHaPfVz4u8

I was searching for info on decarbolizing from fresh picked versus dried. I understand that there can be a huge % difference in ibotenic acid
between individuals. I swear these shrooms are talking to me, and I haven't even nibbled and spat out a little bit yet!
So I figure that dried shrooms are already decarbalized to some degree, but you need more of them to make your tea. Correct?
So therefore it should take fewer fresh ones to make a similar brew? That's probably not an accurate conclusion.
I was thinking of simmering a 3 to 4 medium to small sliced-up fresh ones for 30 minutes in lemon and blueberries, then strain and put some slices on a frozen pizza to cook for another 1/2 hour. Any thoughts?
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Post by Garden gnome » Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:12 pm

Hey Stevo, did you watch the other videos yet on www.amanitadreamer.net ? Nice to meet you. The website has just been made more... user friendly, i have seen. I'm still investigating myself. Can't advice you. Have a lot of fun on our collective journey. She has some excellent videos.

You're so lucky to still find some! I'm jealous.
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Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:19 pm

Garden gnome wrote:
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:12 pm
You're so lucky to still find some! I'm jealous.
Its a little bit warmer here than Seattle area so our shrooms seem to be a little behind their schedule. We have many of the same shrooms growing here in Humboldt NorCal.
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Post by Bruno66 » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:38 pm

Dear amanita people. My name is Bruno and I am 55 and from Sweden. I found AmanitaDreamer in my quest for more information about Amanita muscaria as medicin. I am not spiritual and I am not capable of getting hallucinations. I live with life long disease causing constant pain and disturbed vision. It makes me very tired, and I get no treatment for pain or tiredness. Life can not be this sad (I am not depressed, I just experience too much discomfort for my willpower to handle, I am used to meditation but I need something more), so I search for a solution. I hope amanita will help.

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