PSILOCYBE AZURESCENS “FLYING SAUCER”
Psilocybe Azurescens aka “Flying Saucer” is believe to be the most potent magic mushroom strain of the world and amongst those wood-loving species to cause the infamous Wood Lover Paralysis. With its slender silky white stem and its unimposing parabolic cap resembling a space craft, this unique cold weather-tolerant psilocybin-packed Psilocybe is particularly prolific along the Northern Oregon coastline, near the Columbia River delta, where it fancies dune grasses.
Its incomparably intense bluish bruising and prolific distribution, inspired it the endearing names of “Blue Runners” or “Blue Angels”.
Believed to have been found in 1979 by a group of Boy Scouts camping in Oregon, it was later identified by American mycologist and Psilocybe authority Paul Stamets in the city of Astoria, where it grows profusely thus inspiring one of its numerous names: “Astoriensis” or “Azzies”. Stamets even named his son after the species.
Interesting coincidence, Oregon, home state of Astoria and where the strain was initially discovered, became the first U.S state to legitimatize possession and use of psilocybin mushrooms for medical or therapeutical use. The city of Astoria has been known as a psilocybin destination for decades, with an underground scene of psychedelic therapeutical work and guided psilocybin sessions.
Psilocybe azurescens’ exceptionally high potency is said to offer a powerful psychedelic experience similar to Psilocybe cyanescens, Psilocybe semilanceata or Panaeolus cyanescens aka Blue Meanie. Its powerful potency, makes it a favourable candidate for fruitful microdosing though it is said to be a difficult strain to cultivate.
American author Michael Pollan wrote a captivating article entitled “What It’s Like to Trip on the Most Potent Magic Mushroom” where he describes his journey on P. azurescens and writes: “I felt as though I were communing directly with a plant for the first time.” These Blue Angels surely know how to procure ultra sensorial voyages and are highly not recommended for beginner psychonauts.
Analyses reveal that even after 6 months of storage, P. azurescens retained most of its original potency, we understand why this fierce one-of-a -kind powerful magic mushroom strain is appreciated worldwide and is also one to watch out for.