Depending on the amount ingested, the amount of food in your stomach, and how you have consumed the Magic Mushrooms or Magic Truffles, it takes about ten minutes to an hour before you start to notice any effect. Some people get a little bit restless because there is no way back now. Just relax and listen to music or meditate for a while.
And then there are the first symptoms. You can feel it coming into your body and mind. Maybe you feel your stomach or you can feel your body becoming heavier. Your pupils are getting wider, so the light gets more intense.
While this happens you feel more and more heavy and maybe you want to lie down. The feelings are getting stronger and it feels as if you are slipping into the rabbit hole or if you are passing a tunneled roller-coaster where images will meet you in all kinds of different ways.
This is the moment were you have to surrender completely, let it go and leave it to the magic of the Mushrooms or Truffles. The things you see, such as images and sounds around you, be more intense and wonderful. With your eyes closed, you see patterns that you also know from Persian carpets and stained glass windows, but with colors you do not even know in usual settings.
Sometimes the trip starts with rigidity. You may feel that it pinches, and that there are blockades that must be overcome. At such moments it may feel like you are in an intermediate space: you’re not where you started, but you’re still not where you want to be either. In other words, the trip isn’t in full swing yet. This can feel very strange.
Sometimes certain trippers want to keep a degree of control. This longing for control works counterproductive and can cause a lot of mental suffering.
Especially among very young adventurers I sometimes see the attitude of being tough and ready to handle the trip. It’s not a funny joyride. Be well-prepared. It’s best to have some reference for what you can experience in this sacred dimension.
Once you are in the whirlwind, it is virtually impossible to get out. At this stage, you can feel very emotional. You can focus more easily on issues,
memories or feelings. Sometimes beautiful and sometimes very ugly. You realize things about your feelings, about the way you live or want to live, and
your relationship with other people. Things you couldn’t see in a clear perspective before.
You are now aware of things that you normally take for granted; This can be accompanied with feelings of joy, love, gratitude, or a religious experience, but also with depression or despair.