Have you ever wondered where the term “magical mushrooms” come from?
For how long have they been around – and why have humans been consuming them to begin with?
Well, today, you’ll finally discover the historical origins of mushrooms and find out the truth behind the healing spiritual powers of golden cap shrooms!
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Now, without further ado, let us start with the most basic question:
What Are Golden Cap Shrooms?
Golden cap shrooms, or gold cap shrooms, are fungi that grow in subtropical environments, such as in South America and Central America.
The first scientific documentation of golden cap shrooms was in 1906, in Cuba – this is why gold cap shrooms are often referred to as psilocybin cubensis, (the latin term for “coming from Cuba”).
How to identify golden cap shrooms?
They can be recognized by their distinct physical attribute that is a white or light golden ring around the outside of their caps (hence their name). Their potency is influenced by a number of elements – including environment, harvest and storage procedures.
How can they be consumed?
If you’re interested in digging deeper into the healing and spiritual power of golden cap shrooms, you can learn more in this article.
For now, let’s dive into their fascinating origins!
Golden Cap Shrooms Origins and History
Nowadays, the consumption of gold cap shrooms is associated with the psychedelic movement – which started in the late 60s when LSD was created and the psychedelic power of magic mushrooms was found.
However… Golden cap shrooms were first ingested by humans many centuries ago!
The difference is that before the middle of the 20th century, psychedelic mushrooms were solely ingested in the context of religious and spiritual practices.
That changed in 1955, when a vice president by the name of R. Gordon Wasson traveled to Mexico.
During his travel, Wasson arrived at the mud hut of Maria Sabina, a Mazatec curandera (medicine woman) residing in the Oaxacan mountains. There, he requested a photographer to capture some of her spiritual and healing rituals.
According to Wasson, they were the first white men to ingest the “divine mushrooms” in recorded history!
Immediately after, Wasson published a magazine called “Seeking The Magic Mushrooms”, with the undoubtedly pure intention of spreading the miraculous healing power of mushrooms to the world. Alas, the information shared through his naively named magazine gave birth to a wide misconception of the incredible power of mushrooms, and initiated the start of the American psychedelic counterculture.
As “mushroom trips” became a trend, this period marked the time when mushrooms were no longer used for religious and spiritual purposes, which ultimately led to the banning of psilocybin altogether, shortly thereafter.
This might make you wonder…
Are Golden Cap Shrooms Legal Now?
The legality of magic mushrooms, including golden cap shroom, varies all over the world. In some countries it is still illegal to consume them, others allow their consumption only for medical use and in some it is completely legal.
(You can have a look here to check the list Country by Country.)
But if they have such a powerful and mystical history, you might be wondering…
Why are they illegal in many Countries? Are there any side effects or risks?
Like any other powerful tool, magic mushrooms can have risks when not taken consciously.
It is important to make good use of them, get proper guidance, and get educated, especially when choosing to experience mushrooms in larger doses (as microdosing doesn’t usually have any risks).
If you’re wondering whether you can overdose on mushrooms you can check this article on the topic.
We believe it’s absolutely essential to shed light on why these magical mushrooms have been seen as a negative tool, instead of being recognized for the healing and empowering effects they behold, when taken consciously or microdosed.
What Are Gold Cap Shrooms Effects and Why Are They So Mystically Powerful?
Now that we’ve dug deeper into when gold cap shrooms (and magic mushrooms in general) were brought to the western world, let’s dive into learning more about their life-changing and mystical powers!
First of all…
Golden cap shrooms, or psilocybe cubensis, don’t simply contain the psilocybin compound.
Although psilocybin is the primary hallucinogenic substance in the mushroom, gold cap shrooms also contain other substances. In fact, psilocin, baeocystin, and norbaeocystin are some of the other psychotropic substances found in these magic mushrooms.
These substances work in harmony with one another and other compounds in the mushroom to generate its fascinating psychoactive effects.
The magical compounds found in gold cap shrooms are probably the reason why they have such a mystical history.
These incredibly powerful mushrooms were known as San Isidro or Palenque Mushrooms in Mexico when used in a ceremonial way, and ‘k’aizalaj okox’ in Mayan, when used by shamans and governors.
Golden cap shrooms allowed shamans to experience intense and profound visions, which gave Mayans the opportunity to use gold cap shrooms mostly to:
- Foresee the future
- Get guidance on decisions
- Utilize energy to heal their tribe
- Connect with the spiritual realm
- Speak with their ancestors
- Find inspiration for its creations
The Mayans are one of the many examples of ancient tribes and cultures that were so advanced in their spiritual and healing practices that they already knew how to make good use of the medicinal resources gifted by Mother Nature.
Mayans, Egyptians, Greeks, Hindus… so many other ancient traditions also used gold cap shrooms for divination and healing purposes.
The Renaissance Of Golden Cap Mushrooms As Potent Medicine (Backed Up By Science)
Although gold cap mushrooms have experienced massive repression and misunderstanding for many centuries…
It appears that they are finally getting the recognition they deserve, particularly within the scientific community!
In recent years, medical research has shown that taking therapeutic doses of psychedelics, including golden cap shrooms or other psilocybin mushrooms, can make drastic and long-lasting changes in people suffering from depression, anxiety, addiction, PTSD, and other mental disorders – even in the most severe cases where traditional antidepressants don’t work.
The Healing Benefits Of Golden Cap Shrooms Microdosing ー A Miraculous Medicine From Mother Earth
The medicinal power of golden cap shrooms doesn’t only include healing depression, anxiety and so on. Golden cap shrooms, when microdosed, can be a source of profound transformation and well-being.
The power of microdosing is that it can help in many ways, whether you’re looking for healing or not. In fact, psilocybin microdosing can help you find serenity, peace of mind, connect with yourself and others on a much deeper level, self-soothe, relieve brain fog, enhance focus and productivity, and so much more!
Through these videos and podcasts you can explore more of these life-changing benefits.
And if you’re particularly curious about how to take gold cap shrooms for inner healing, we recommend you to read this article.
Let’s Voyage Through This Mystical Gold Cap Shroom Journey Together!
If digging deeper into the fascinating world of golden cap shrooms got you curious, you may love to explore our educational blog on Psilocybin microdosing and beyond or read one of the books from our recommended list.
Golden cap shrooms are a gift from Mother Nature, discovered and explored thousands of years ago.
Today, it is our highest passion to revive its ancestral healing power and help people reliably access its benefits to heal and transform their lives!
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