If you’re like me, then Wednesday is always a bit of a struggle. You’re halfway through the work week and still have two more long days to go. You need something to pick you up and help you power through the rest of the week. What you need my friend, is a golden teacher mushroom.
“My experience with the Golden Teacher was equivalent to spending quality time with the greatest spiritual teacher – Buddha.”
— Pen Loki
There are many types of mushrooms out there (i.e. medicinal vs. psychedelic), and if you’re looking to get into the world of mushrooming, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.
But don’t worry, we’re here to help.
One mushroom stands out above the rest: the golden teacher mushroom. Here’s everything you need to know about this amazing fungus.
What is the Golden Teacher Mushroom?
The golden teacher mushroom is a type of psilocybin mushroom. Psilocybin mushrooms are fungi that contain psychoactive compounds that can produce psychedelic effects.
This little fungi got its name from its yellow-golden cap, which is often speckled with brown spots!
Golden teacher is one of the most popular among newbie “shroomers” because it is relatively easy to grow (and its effects are usually mild and pleasant).
What are the effects of golden teacher mushrooms?
Psychedelic experiences can vary widely, but users often report:
- feeling more connected to nature
- a sense of oneness with the universe
- an expansion of consciousness
These effects are usually felt within 30 minutes of ingesting the mushroom and can last for up to 6 hours. Some people also experience mild visuals, such as colorful patterns and lights.
The golden teacher mushroom is considered one of the safest psychedelics out there because it is not known to cause any negative long-term effects.
Are golden teacher mushrooms legal?
Historically touted as a spiritual guide and coveted by psychedelic enthusiasts. But are they legal? Well… it depends.
These mushrooms, also known as ‘psilocybe cubensis,’ are technically a controlled substance in many countries (including the US).
That being said, possession of golden teacher mushrooms may not necessarily mean legal consequences – as long as they’re for personal use and not meant to be distributed.
So enjoy at your own risk, my fellow fungi fans!
Golden teacher mushroom’s resurgence
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in psychedelics for their therapeutic potential. Studies have shown that psilocybin can be effective in treating depression, anxiety, and addiction.
Golden teacher mushrooms are especially good for beginners because they offer a gentle and positive experience.
Not into psychedelics? Totally fine! Check out our article on reishi mushrooms for sleep.
If you’re interested in trying psychedelics but are unsure where to start, the golden teacher mushroom is a great option.
Just remember to start low and go slow—pay attention to your body and mind and stop if you start to feel uncomfortable in any way.
If you’re curious on the life cycle of golden teachers, learn how mushrooms grow here.
Most importantly, have fun!