One of the most potent strains available – and rumoured to be engineered by the Sempai of Psychonauts, Terence McKenna himself – Penis Envy cubensis shrooms are true to the anatomical side of their name, with a thick, dense, fleshy shaft and bulbous caps that both pack a powerful psychedelic punch.
The Penis Envy Cubensis isn’t shy about its many virtues. For shamanic journeys, vision quests and deeply mystical experiences, there are few strains that come close to this one, and it offers a deeply trans-formative experience that is definitely not for the timid.
Microdoses of this strain can be as powerful as larger doses of a weaker strain, so increase gradually to find what is ideal for you. One gram of this strain can feel like two or three grams of a less potent strain, and as such, the P.E.s (as they are sometimes known) can be a bit overwhelming for first-timers.
Everyone’s physiology and metabolism is different, and individual brain chemistry and body size play a significant role in how each individual might respond to psilocybin, as will your surroundings and emotional state, and this is especially true with the Penis Envy strain, so if it is your first time or you are significantly upping your dosage, select a safe, comfortable, and if possible, familiar place, and consider asking a sober tripsitter to be your companion for the coming ride.
Effects begin between 10 to 40 minutes after ingestion and can last between 3 and 6 hours, depending on the dose and the individual. Like all tryptamines, psilocybes often cause what have been called “the mushroom yawns” which increase markedly as one begins to peak, however, the feeling in the rest of the body is energetic, not tired. Users can expect a wide variety of possible effects and sensations, from the mystical, euphoric and revelatory to the hyper-spatial and mind-alteringly observational.
Fans of this strain report unlocking ever deeper doors of perception, time distortion, hallucinations both when eyes are closed or open, synesthesia (i.e. “seeing” sounds and “feeling” colours) and in some cases, fractal surfing, living geometry, cosmic entities and even stargates. Remember to stay hydrated, especially if you’re outdoors or doing activity like dancing, and try sipping some honey ginger tea to counteract any possible nausea during the come-up. Do not use if pregnant and do not mix with other drugs, especially alcohol.