The many varieties of Psilocybin Cubensis 

Were you under the impression that there is only one kind of magic mushroom? 

It’s pretty complex, with many varieties and strains—all with ancient histories, healing attributes, and psychedelic sensations. Below we’ll explore a few of the more popular ones and discuss how best to use them.


Golden Teachers 

This strain of psilocybe cubensis is one of the most widely used psychedelic mushrooms. Recognized by their broad caps and long, skinny stems, they have a mild potency. Due to this, they are famous for beginners, for individuals looking to microdose, or for those who just like a more mellow build-up. 

Best known for their shamanistic effects, they give the user feelings of euphoria, distorted vision and enhanced colours, a sense of perceptiveness, and being spiritually connected. As their name suggests, Golden Teachers can often help one look internally and go through a learning journey with themselves, enjoying feelings of enlightenment. Due to this, they are very beneficial when enjoyed as a solo trip or with a few close friends. A strong connection with nature is a common feeling, and so enjoying Golden Teachers outside is another way the experience is enhanced. 

Some believe a specimen of the Golden Teacher was found growing wild in Florida, appearing first during the mid 1980’s. However, there is another story that the Golden Teacher was a Hawaiian PES, renamed by a Dutch grower. Whatever the origin, we know that we are grateful for the gift the earth gave us in these glorious, happy mushrooms. While they work on tending to your body, the Golden Teacher mushrooms bring it all together to help heal the mind and the spirit. 

Golden Teachers are the main ingredient in our Osmosis Rest & Relax Blend Capsules. With a 5:1 ratio of Psilocybin to CBD, these doses are formulated to help you mellow out and have a good time. CBD aids in reducing anxiety, relaxing the mind, and reducing aches and inflammation in the body. Organic reishi mushroom not only adds to the relaxing effect of this blend, but research shows regular consumption helps to regulate the body’s sleep cycles, helping you feel more rested and refreshed.


Penis Envy 

Penis Envy mushrooms have thick stems and slightly darker, bulbous caps, making them slightly resemble a phallic object – hence their name.

Many experts think that Penis Envy mushrooms are stronger than many strains, such as Golden Teachers, with effects coming on sooner and heavier. Visual hallucinations have been reported to be “wavy, “and they may experience feelings of synthesis. It is also reported to give users lots of energy, feelings of lightness, and euphoria. Those who take this mushroom may experience intense emotions, deep introspection, and confound philosophical thoughts. They may also feel strong connections to the universe or even have an out-of-body experience. 

Penis Envy mushrooms are rumored to be from a famous mycologist, Steven Pollock, who created it from a unique mutation of the Amazonian strain discovered by ethnobotanist, psychonaut—Terence McKenna. 

Penis Envy mushrooms can be enjoyed in a Scooby Snack.


African Transkei 

African Transkei mushrooms have slightly gnarled, solid stems and are of medium size. They have brown or orange caps that pale with maturity. 

The African Transkei are pretty potent and are known for the fascinating visuals they bring on. Traces, dancing lights, and geometric shapes are vividly enjoyed and can be further enhanced by higher doses. Not only inspiring to the eyes, but this shroom will also have a delightful effect on the other senses. They are often enjoyed during social interactions as they provide the tripper with bursts of energy and feelings of euphoria, love, unity. These sensation-enhancing psilocybes are an excellent choice for smaller doses, first-timers, or casual day-tripping. 

It is a fairly modern strain first collected in Africa in 2002. It was the first strain of mushrooms in wide circulation that originated from the African continent. 

African Transkei can be enjoyed as a whole product steeped in tea or in a variety of other ways. 


Keep Learning 

So there you have it. Of course, there are a myriad of other kinds of mushrooms. Daddy Long Legs, Blue Meanies, and Ivory Penis Envy, to name a few. We encourage you to continue to do your research about these incredible fungi and the benefits they bring. Whether you’re looking for a mind-bending experience or just want to warp your world slightly, these magical mushrooms will help you get there.