THE POWER WITHIN SCLEROTIA
Magic truffles, also known as psilocybin truffles, are formed when the mycelium hardens. The mycelium is an underground network of so-called hyphae. Under normal circumstances a mushroom will grow from these hyphae. However, when the climate isn’t right for growing a mushroom (because of drought, for example) the mycelium will form sclerotia. Truffles are a synonym for these sclerotia.
Why do they form sclerotia? Because they use sclerotia to reproduction and survival. Sclerotia are a part of the mycelium (the vegetative part of the fungus) compacted and hardened and contain food, water and oils, and, of course, fungus spores.
Sclerotia are, so to speak, a part of the fungus that “wants to be free”. It grab its backpack and leaves its home in search of a better life. Sclerotia can survive environmental extremes. They can remain “asleep” until favorable growth conditions return to his little world. So, when you are taking this natural product it’s like you’re taking the mummy of a fungus.
Psilocin and psilocybin are the active compounds of the magic truffles (sclerotia), a dormant form of fungus, like “magic mushrooms“, and the effects are very similar.
The Psilocybe tampanensis is also known as the magic truffle or philosophers stone. It looks and tastes very different from other psychoactive mushrooms, but the range of effects is the same: unusual thoughts, funny ideas, altered perception (with eyes open), inner visions (with eyes closed), deep contemplation of personal issues, emotional breakthroughs, spiritual insights and so on.
Psilocybe tampanensis is a magic mushroom whose only natural specimen was collected in the wild by Stephen Pollock, near Tampa, Florida in 1977. All species nowadays are originated from this one specimen. It has never again been seen in Florida but a second sighting was reported from Mississippi. Unfortunately, no cultivable material was obtained. Many years of successive cloning have degenerated all commercially available strains to a point where most of them fruit very poorly or not at all. Yet they form more sclerotia, or truffles, which carry more psychoactive material.
The known species of psychoactive truffles include Psilocybe tampanensis, Psilocybe mexicana, Psilocybe atlantis and Psilocybe galindoii.
BENEFITS OF MAGIC TRUFFLES
October 4 2020