PSILOCYBE AZURESCENS “FLYING SAUCER”
Psilocybe azurescens or “Flying Saucer”, is considered to be the most potent, naturally growing magic mushroom of the world.
While rumors tell the story that Psilocybe azurescens was originally found in 1979 by a group of Boy Scouts camping in Oregon, it is known the species was later documented and named by American mycologist and Psilocybe authority Paul Stamets. He found the mushroom in the city of Astoria, where it grows profusely thus inspiring one of its numerous nick-names: “Astoriensis” or “Azzies”.
Psilocybe azurescens may be inconspicuous, it is one of the enigmatic wood-loving species known to cause the infamous “wood lover paralysis” (WLP).
Its incomparably intense bluish bruising reaction and its prolific growth made it inherit endearing names such as “Blue Runners”, “Blue Angels”, or “Indigo Psilocybes”.
With its slender silky white stem and its unimposing parabolic cap resembling a space craft, this unique cold weather-tolerant psilocybin-packed Psilocybe is a particularly prolific magic mushroom along the Northern Oregon coastline. Found along the Columbia River delta in the USA, it fancies decaying wood and dune grasses.
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.
Michael Pollan, author of “How to Change Your Mind” wrote a captivating article entitled “What It’s Like to Trip on the Most Potent Magic Mushroom” in which he describes his journey on P. azurescens. He writes: “I felt as though I were communing directly with a plant for the first time”.
These Blue Angels are known to procure a sensation of sensorial super-power, where you can feel plants breath. The azurescens voyage is clearly one that demands the right mindset and setting, and is probably not recommended to beginner psychonaut.
Interesting fact, 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.
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