The PES Amazonian is also known as Amazon or PESA. This magic mushroom strain is a psilocybe cubensis, a species of psychedelic mushroom whose main active elements are psilocybin and psilocin.
This strain is ideal if you are looking for that authentic psychedelic experience. The PES Amazonian is the perfect strain for an intense visual trip with close friends or for a party (in a smaller dose). Experienced shroomers have titled this gift of nature as a versatile cubensis: great for all situations and occasions. Although they do caution to go slowly until you have an idea how they affect your mind and bodily experience.
Everyone’s physiology and metabolism is different, and individual brain chemistry and body size play a significant role in how each individual might respond to psilocybin, as will your surroundings and emotional state, so if it is your first time or you are significantly upping your dosage, select a safe, comfortable, and if possible, familiar place, and consider asking a sober trip sitter to be your companion for the coming ride.
Effects begin between 10 to 40 minutes after ingestion and can last between 3 and 6 hours, depending on the dose and the individual. Like all tryptamines, psilocybes often cause what have been called “the mushroom yawns” which increase markedly as one begins to peak, however, the feeling in the rest of the body is energetic, not tired. Users can expect a wide variety of possible effects and sensations, from the mystical, euphoric and revelatory to the hyperspatial and mind-altering observational.
At doses over 2 grams, some users report experiencing warping of the visual field, and Dali-esque melting objects, and other possible effects include time distortion, hallucinations both when eyes are closed or open and synesthesia (i.e. “seeing” sounds and “feeling” colours), particularly with the Transkei variety of cubensis, which also tends to have a heavier body load. Remember to stay hydrated, especially if you’re outdoors or doing activities like dancing, and try sipping some honey ginger tea to counteract any possible nausea during the come-up. Do not use if pregnant and do not mix with other drugs, especially alcohol.