Psilocybe allenii Effects
Psychedelic Effects of P. allenii
For many years, P. allenii has been well-desired for its psychedelic effects. In a 2012 interview with Rockefeller, he said, “If you go to Golden Gate Park in December you will see hundreds of hippies looking at the wood chip landscaping for Psilocybe cyanescens and Psilocybe allenii.”
Like other mushrooms of the Psilocybe genus, some general psychedelic effects you may experience when consuming P. allenii include:
Enhanced vision and sound perception
Visual distortions and hallucinations
Altered experience of time
Shifts in thought patterns
When comparing P. allenii effects to other mushrooms, one user on the mushroom forum site Shroomery says, “Every time I’ve taken them, these Psilocybe allenii have provided me with a trip that seems a bit ’smoother’ than Cubensis has, very potent mushrooms, but smoother going, more lucid.”
Another user on Reddit also describes P. allenii as highly potent with effects similar to the penis envy strain of Psilocybe cubensis. “This strain [Psilocybe allenii] of psilocybin mushrooms is the most potent visually and introspectively mushroom strain that I know of, it compares to PE’s [penis envy] as these feel almost double the strength,” they write.
The potential to shift perspectives, induce mystical experiences, and bring about new perspectives means a journey with P. allenii has the potential for profound benefits.
However, psilocybin’s effects are unpredictable, and it’s possible to also experience challenges during these experiences, such as confusion, anxiety, and paranoia. Sometimes these challenges can be significant for self-growth, but they can also have long-lasting negative psychological impacts.
To decrease the chance of psychedelic harm and increase the chance of therapeutic effects, you may use psilocybin mushrooms in a supported environment under the guidance of a well-trained facilitator. Check out our directory of psilocybin-retreat centers offering healing, guided mushroom experiences to learn more.
P. allenii Physical Effects and Safety
Physiologically, psilocybin mushrooms are considered relatively safe. However, you may experience uncomfortable physical effects such as:
Increased heart rate and blood pressure
The most significant physical safety risk regarding magic mushrooms is consuming incorrectly identified toxic mushrooms when foraging. Growing your own mushrooms will prevent this danger from occurring.