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Psilocybe cubensis | Magic mushrooms

Updated: Jun 3

Psilocybe cubensis, commonly known as the golden mushroom or the magic mushroom, is a psychedelic mushroom that has been used for centuries for religious and spiritual purposes. It is native to warm, tropical and subtropical regions around the world.

It contains psilocybin and psilocin, compounds known for their hallucinogenic effects. These mushrooms have been used in various cultural and shamanic practices for their psychoactive properties

Their significance primarily lies in their potential for altered states of consciousness and spiritual experiences.

Mycological Information:

  • Psilocybe cubensis is a type of mushroom, specifically a gilled mushroom belonging to the Hymenogastraceae family.

  • Appearance: The appearance of Psilocybe cubensis can vary, but it typically has a brown to yellowish-brown cap with a distinct, nipple-like protrusion. The gills underneath the cap are dark purple to black, and the stem is pale and often has a white veil.

Magickal Properties

  • Psychic Abilities: Psilocybe cubensis is said to enhance psychic abilities and open the third eye. It is often used in rituals and spellwork to enhance intuition, divination, and astral projection.

  • Transformation: Psilocybe cubensis can also represent transformation and rebirth. It is said to be a gateway to new beginnings and personal growth.

  • Spiritual Connection: Psilocybe cubensis is used in many spiritual traditions to connect with the divine and experience mystical states of consciousness.

Elemental Correspondences

  • Element: Water

  • Planet: Neptune, Sun

  • Color: Purple, Blue

  • Deities: Poseidon, Neptune

  • Chakras: Crown, Third Eye

  • Tarot Card: The High Priestess

Associated Deitites and Traditions

  • Poseidon: The Greek god of the sea, Poseidon is associated with the watery depths and transformative powers of Psilocybe cubensis.

  • Neptune: The Roman god of the sea, Neptune is also associated with the mystical and transformative properties of Psilocybe cubensis.

  • Shamanism: Psilocybe cubensis has been used in shamanic practices for centuries to connect with the spirit world and experience altered states of consciousness.

Using Psilocybe cubensis in Magick

Psilocybe cubensis is a powerful tool that should only be used by experienced practitioners. It should never be consumed in any form without prior research and preparation.

Here are some specific ways to use Psilocybe cubensis in magick:

  • Create a Psilocybe cubensis incense blend to invoke the energies of psychic abilities, transformation, and spiritual connection.

  • Use Psilocybe cubensis in rituals and spellwork to connect with the divine, experience personal growth, and enhance psychic abilities.

Psilocybe cubensis is a powerful tool that can be used to explore the depths of the human psyche and experience profound transformations. However, it is important to use it with caution and respect.


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