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  Recipe: Instruction and Cautions

 As you've heard, Potency varies. The Mushrooms picked early in the season seem to be a bit more potent than those at the end of the season. Although if you know exactly what this mushroom looks like, and I emphasize exactly, it is pretty difficult to mistake anything else for this very obvious mushroom: Never eat ANY Mushroom unless you are ABSOLUTELY 100% sure it is the one you want. Many Amanita genus are deadly as are many other species. This means BE VERY CAREFUL!!
  I Can-not stress this enough. BE CAREFUL !!
 This is some of the information that I feel is important for anyone that is interested in this experience. Since it is a "DEATH (And Rebirth) EXPERIENCE" it is not for everyone. It bears NO resemblance to any other Entheogen (experience wise) and this includes any other kind of Mushroom.
  Please take these Precautions and Suggestions very seriously.
 One thing I need to mention right off the bat, is that most people throw up. So you would not want to do this alone as throwing up, while in any out of body experience, can be dangerous in itself. Many famous people have died from choking on their own vomit, do not make the same mistake.
 Have friends (monitors) there for sure.
 Make sure friends do not influence you in ANY way about your experience. No on site analysis.
 Make sure friends know your hearing is intensified as well as your psychic perceptions so NO conversations within your proximity,especially about your experience.
 Have friends write down or record what you say.
 Asking questions for clarity is ok, but avoid leading questions.
  If you have a particular quest:Write down your own questions for friends to ask you (reminder).
 If 2 or more people do it together they will merge and have a communal experience. Like the Vulcan mind meld.
 Music does not matter once state is achieved.
 If you watch a movie you will BE the movie. (Avoid Boxing matches)This has been reported in the latter parts of stage 2 experience also.
  People who are familiar with shamanic/ecstatic trance will not be surprised if an explorer takes off all their clothes and runs around babbling. Know this is a possibility. Friends: If you have never seen first hand an initiation ecstatic-trance in South Africa or South America or at least a video-tape of one you may want to hunt some down. You will recognize it when you see it. Also when someone enters the spirit realm they put off their bodies. This means they may hit the ground. Be prepared for this possibility and prevent injuries accordingly. Write down what appears to be babbling because it will prove to be very unusual and interesting analysis material for later.

 The best time/place for Amanitas:
 Late night/early morning. Wide open spaces (no-one in yelling range) The Sunrise and sunlight are much better than the darkness, the light literally goes through you. You will feel yourself being born into Light (feeling each and every cell as it changes) AWESOME !!
 The following recipe is for attempting the full-blown Amanita muscaria death-rebirth experience. Positive results have been reported by people who consume smaller amounts every day as well. This is the way to get at the full experience. It is most highly suggested that you recycle your urine because this is the high-magic alchemical process. Your body prepares the chemicals and separates them into your urine sop you can safely re-ingest them in a more potent state. You don't need to but you will need to consume more mushrooms if you dont and the mushrooms contain more of the Ibotenic acid which causes the uncomfortable and less desirable physical effects (sweating/nausea) whereas your body converts the Ibotenic acid to Muscimol which is that which produces the desirable effects. So if you can get over that old conditioning you will be the higher for it.
 A decent size cap is 6" use 4 to 6 with stems. (Approx 30g)
 Dry them first (Decarboxylation) crush or shred into powder or small pieces. (A coffee grinder or osterizer work well for powdering the dried mushrooms).
 Add to 6 cups of water keep just barely boiling (bubbling) for 1 hour.
 Strain and cool. Drink 2 cups (or roughly half of the liquid). Or you can also just mix it relatively thin and drink the liquid with the pulp (this is what I suggest) but just consuming the strained material is easier (in case you are trying to keep this as easy as possible).
Make sure you make water before your first cup, because the rest of your water you are going to re-ingest. Yes I mean the consumption of your urine. Don't worry, it will not hurt you. In fact if your ill it will help your body fight off whatever ails you since all of the antibodies your immune system makes to fight off disease are filtered off into your urine (an intentional miraculous process). Besides you are a serious explorer aren't you? Remember, in the Christianity section, I said that Jesus said to the woman at the well, "If you knew who I was, you would ask me for waters to drink" He was not kidding. It is an alchemical process even for those who are conditioned with repugnance to certain things. It is just an easier one to swallow if you are not fed a predisposition to abhore the idea. Just chase it with some Iced Tea, you'll be fine. The post-alchemical-process material is much much better, and worth the effort. After first passing water wait an hour before consuming any more source material. Do not waste your urine keep recycling untill you achieve the proper effects.

 Wait 2 full hours for effects.

 If desired effect is not achieved (you will definitely know)drink 1 more cup.
 After 1 more hour, if the state is not achieved repeat.
 Hopefully you have had some practice with Meditation. This comes into play because you are waking your Spiritual Consciousness into your Surface Consciousness state. There is massive Time compression.
 3 states of Consciousness: This will help explain the experience.
 1) Surface (Conditioned) consciousness. Internal dialog and thought perception is approximately the same speed as voice (conversation).
 2) Sub/supra (dream state) consciousness. Some time compression, thought speed accelerated. Example: You may dream a whole days event in a fewminutes.
 3) Spiritual (the real you) consciousness. Massive Time compression. thought speed accelerated massively. Possibly beyond time itself.
 As in Meditation you let all thoughts pass through you without reaction. You may experience a floating or sinking sensation. The Yogis say to go UP and hold yourself there. When you go down you experience the other side. If you go down you eventually will come back up. It seems the further down you go the higher you also go. This may seem confusing but while in the state you will understand.
  The 3 stages of effects:
  1) The first stage is generally euphoric. Expect a lightness of being as well as an assumption of increased strength.
  2) The second stage is where you will feel a lightness or a heaviness coming on. This is where you are starting to "Put Off" your physical body. Expect to feel like you are spiritually (and physically) falling through or shooting into space. You may feel an excessive HEAVINESS in your feet, legs (up to the knees or hips) then moving to the rest of your torso. If you lie down (highly recommended) you will feel your whole body getting heavy, and the sensation that you are flying out of it.
  3) The third stage sometimes has an "In and Out" effect as it comes on. You should definitely lie down when this happens. You will feel a FLASH that is a jump into another dimension. When this happens, if you are standing up you will fall down. So make sure you are lying comfortably as this starts to happen. These flashes will at first be instantaneous. Leaving and returning having seen something completely different than your present surroundings. Then the flash turns into a full dimensional shift. This is when many people experience their life flashing before their eyes. You may start to panic, thinking you have eaten the wrong thing or have made a fatal mistake. This is where you will want your friends to reassure you that you are not going to die. Friends may also call the person by name and wake them temporarily. This is good for monitoring purposes because for the experiencer things are happening so fast that there is no way to bring back all of the things that have been seen. If you do not reach the 3rd stage, you may want to try again at another time as THIS 3rd stage is where all the action is happening and is the sought after effect.
  Amanita Muscaria is not similar to anything else. No other experiences have any relationship to this experience. Excepting perhaps the traditional N.D.E. (Near Death Experience). When the time compression factor occurs expect to see your life flashing before your eyes. The reason this is thought of as a near death experience is this effect. If you understand the concept of Re-incarnation then you can grasp the concept that you have died before, maybe many, many times. Therefore this FLASH of your life before your eyes is familiar. This is not just a simple "hey I felt like I was dying" thing. You LITERALLY KNOW you are dying because of the nature of the experience. If you are not familiar with (or a believer in) Reincarnation, it has little bearing with the experience itself. Just know you will see your life flash before your eyes (interpret it as you will).I know that this whole extrapolation of this event is hard to believe, but if you feel inclined to do it by yourself (without friends) this is a choice I can only advise against. It's just a suggestion, but a VERY strong one.
 I am adding the following from page 4 of the website because it is so very important when a recipe for success is being sought. Keep in mind that I suggest that you always obtain any plant entheogens you intend to consume on your own. This means go out into the fields and mountains and pick that which nature offers you. Be careful not to piss off any property owners, or other people that might think it their business to concern themselves with what you are ingesting into your body. Try not to associate yourself with those individuals that traffic in illegal substances. Although it is usually the pot-smokers that have the line on shrooms. Those engaged in Heroin, Crank, or Crack usually don't have the mushies anyways. Stay far away from those, it is too dangerous. It is usually best to pick your own. Amanita muscaria is not illegal, and drug dealers will not have them. With that in mind consult the following. I feel that this is the original recipe for SOMA, AMBROSIA, AMRITA, NECTAR and a sacrament known by many other names. Just say KNOW.

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Figure 2-23/24.   Jesus in an obvious pose as the lord of plants. 12th century, Canterbury psalter.

Although Christianity (as most every other Religion) claims to have the express route to God, and exclusivity to the heavenly realms, this can be found imbedded, hidden inside most every religious order on our infantile planet. If (and I say this only to be objective) there is validity to any or all of these ancient, and not so ancient traditions, it must be found in the real meat of the concept and actuality of the existence of an "other world" a spiritual existence that is best experienced and understood in the way it originally was meant to be understood.

This first hand understanding is through the ingestion of the holy substance of which there has been so much written that this brief expose' merely scratches the surface. It IS this direct communal contact that is truely the means whereby a human being can experience his true spiritual nature. One must take very seriously his or her own spirituality, for this is that which we truly are. As I stated in the opening sentence, "This experience is of extremely GREAT value". So much in fact that I feel it necessary to the evolutionary process of each and every individual and inevitably to all of Mankind.
  A Careful look at this picture (Jesus above the four plants underscored by the green vine) may reveal much more than is on the surface. This may be an alchemical recipe for the ingredients of Soma (or whatever you want to call the elixir of the Gods) The red one on the right is pretty clearly the Amanita muscaria (which produces the quickening of the spirit). The next one is clearly another mushroom, but it is blue. This would indicate a Psilocybe species (which opens the third eye). Next we may have the depiction of the Syrian Rue plant pod which happens to match this depiction in color as well as structure (this increases the properties of the other compounds, and it is likely to possess other unknown qualities). Fourth is a depiction of the Opium Poppy (which due to the euphoria this plant induces, it enables one to relax enough to let go, which otherwise is a very difficult thing to do in order to fully experience the visionary state, or withstand the beautific vision). Fifth is the green vine which underscores the other four, I suggest that this may represent Cannabis (which is used to prevent nausea and also enhances other things as well as reactivating neuro-pathways opened by other entheogens). Thus five plants depicted in one picture, when understanding the properties of each, as well as why each plant could play an important part in inducing the ultimate brew, may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Soma. The problem in concluding the discussion of what exactly Soma was rests in the disappointment in the experience achieved by each of the candidates thus far proposed individually. This mystery may not be as unsolvable as it seemed. The Soma brew was obviously a mixture of several plants. The case presented for the Amanita Muscaria by Wasson and others is very convincing. As you can see by the research done in this work alone, there is ample evidence that the mushroom fits as an answer to the mystery in many ways. Recently a new book by Flattery and Schwartz makes a good case for Syrian Rue as their candidate of choice. McKenna and others have exhaustively covered the ecstatic visionary states produced by the Psilocybin mushrooms and their validity as a candidate can not be discounted, nor should it be. McKenna speaks on this with authority. Although he, like many others, consider the question unsolved at present (this current theory yet to be considered). The Opiate Poppies, as far as I know, have not been singled out as a candidate; I feel primarily due to the overwhelming evidence for the other proposed plants. However, The name Papaver Somniferum is a big clue. Soma/Somniferum possesses interesting linguistic links. The answer could be that none of those proposed candidates for the ancient ecstacy producing food/drink of the Gods is wrong. Individually each candidate falls short of the mark in producing the described state of consciousness expected after reading the descriptions in the various religious texts. However a mixture of these five plants in this picture may produce this long sought after and mysterious experience which has remained an enigma for so many years.

Mike Crowley postulates in his work on Amanitas in Buddhism/Hinduism:

"Many Vajrayana rituals call for the "five amritas". Could these have been five separate constituents of a psychoactive concoction? In passing it may be worth mentioning that the Tibetan word for Cannabis and its drug products is So.Ma.Ra.Dza. This appears to be a direct borrowing from the Sanskrit soma-raja (Eng.: “King soma”, “Royal soma”). The term soma-raja is glossed as "king soma, the moon" in Monier-Williams' Sanskrit dictionary although the Rig Veda, in its hymns of praise to the drug, refers to it frequently as "King soma" (8.48.8, 8.79.8 etc.) [O'Flaherty, pp. 121, 135, et passim.]. It would thus appear that either Cannabis was used as a soma-substitute or that the identification of soma with psychoactive plants in general was once recognized in India and that this tradition is preserved in Tibet."

After all: All roads DO NOT lead to Rome. Different "KEYS" open different doorways, and different combinations open different locks. Do not fall into the trap of thinking that any experience is the same as any other, this is NOT the reality of plant entheogens. A chemical is (after all) a chemical, but it is not just any chemical. Below are 4 of the plant sources for that which I think to be the admixture called SOMA (the same as depicted in the 12th century art above). Excluded is Cannabis (Or the GREEN DMT containing plants. Left to right: Opium, Syrian Rue, Psilocybe, and Amanita muscaria. 5 plants, 5 colors. This 5 color theme recurs in many mystical traditions.

  DISCLAIMER: This is for informational purposes only. I am not suggesting or implying that anyone should consume anything. If you read this and decide to consume anything don't blame me if you screw up. Being a SHAMAN is not for the curious. It is a serious field of study with potentially dangerous substances involved. Like I said a million times, BE CAREFUL.

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