Golden Teacher Mushrooms
Golden teacher mushrooms (Psilocybe cubensis) is a species of psychedelic mushroom whose principal active compounds are psilocybin and psilocin. Commonly called shrooms, magic mushrooms, golden tops, cubes, or gold caps, it belongs to the fungus family Hymenogastraceae and was previously known as Stropharia cubensis. It is the most well known psilocybin mushroom due to its wide distribution and ease of cultivation.
Magic mushrooms are so incredible and mysterious, from the beautiful experiences they occasion to the mystical compounds that they naturally produce. But what’s even more mindblowing is that there are over 180 different species of mushrooms that grow wildly around the globe—and which all contain psilocybin. Not to mention, some species have dozens of different strains with their own signature shape, flavor, and trip (we’re looking at you, Psilocybe cubensis!). So let’s explore 10 of the most common and widespread magic mushrooms (which also happen to be our favorites), but remember, we’re just scratching the surface!
If you’ve eaten psilocybin mushrooms, but had no idea what species it was, chances are it was a strain of Psilocybe cubensis. That’s because “cubes” are the easiest magic mushroom to cultivate indoors, and since the 1970s, there have been a few pivotal books teaching hobby growers how to do so, including Terence and Dennis McKenna’s, Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Grower’s Guide. In fact, due to decades of selective home breeding, there are now 60 different strains of P. cubensis, like Golden Teachers, B+, Penis Envy, and Pink Buffalo.
How to Grow Psilocybe Cubensis
Whether the Golden Teacher, Amazonian, B+, or another strain, the cubensis mushroom is one of the easiest species to cultivate. With proper preparation and research, you should be able to grow your own within two months.
To grow psilocybin cubensis, you can either gather your materials from scratch or use a mushroom growing kit. In the purest sense, to grow mushrooms, you need a mycelium substrate and a hospitable environment for the mycelium to thrive. The cubensis mycelium is simply the underlying fungus that grows into your edible cubensis mushrooms.
Effects of the Golden Teacher
Those who are new to the world of psychedelics and shrooms can count on golden teachers for a reliable trip with lesser chances of having a bad trip.
The psychedelic journey on these mushrooms are known to have a profound impact. The best thing about Golden Teacher psilocybin mushrooms is that they offer a mildly high psychedelic effect, hence this is often considered a gateway shroom for first-timers. They are best known for their shamanistic properties or spiritual effects rather than solely “tripping”.
It is not uncommon for the Golden Teacher mushrooms to produce a feeling of enlightenment and a deeper connection to nature. Spirit healers turn to this strain as a tool for restoring the mind and spirit.Therefore, people also buy Golden Teacher online for gaining new insight about yourself and the universe.
One can expect the hallucinogenic effects of the golden teacher to be a visionary experience, along with waves of universal energy surging through you with strong open and closed eye hallucinations.