Psilocybe Cubensis Penis Envy Uncut Magic Mushrooms

Penis Envy Mushrooms: What’s In A Name

What are Penis Envy mushrooms? It is a question that crosses the mind of almost anyone new to the world of psychedelic mushrooms.  Read along as Frshminds dives into the most Freudian of psychedelic mushrooms….and no, it has nothing to do with male sexual performance. The Penis Envy Magic Mushrooms are known for their deep shamanic experience, vision quests, and intense mystical experience. They are recommended for intermediate and experienced users. Penis Envy Mushrooms include one of the few commonly grown albino shrooms; the Albino Penis Envy strain, since albino mushrooms are quite unusual.

Penis Envy Origins

Frequently considered one of the strongest of the psilocybe cubensis subspecies, Penis Envy derivatives were associated with 7 of the 10 strongest entrants in the Psilocybin Cup, a potency competition in which cultivators from around the world submitted psilocybin-containing mushrooms for laboratory testing and analysis, but just where did this “unique” looking psilocybe cubensis subspecies come from?

Penis Envy Mushrooms
Terence McKenna, ethnobotanist.

Terrence McKenna, who now enjoys considerable status as a pioneer in mycology and psychedlia, found the precursor to the Penis Envy species from a specimen he found while traveling deep in the Amazon jungle. At the time, he was struck by its size (presumably you now understand where its name originated). In the early ’70’s, while traversing the jungle with local shamans, he was taken to a species he had not before seen. He clipped some samples and returned home for analysis. One person he turned to for support in the lab was Steven Pollock, himself a pioneer in the field and a strong believer in the power of psychedelics in mental health.

As the story goes, the mycologists spent years testing new cultures from the original mushrooms, genetically altering them until they produced a large mutation, which was the grandaddy of the Penis Envy we know today.

The Effects Of Penis Envy Mushrooms

As with most psychedelic mushroom, penis envy mushrooms produce a range of physical, perceptual, emotional, psychological, and spiritual effects including:

  • Auditory distortions
  • Color Enhancement
  • Distortion of space/time
  • Intense feelings of euphoria and joy
  • Morphing of objects
    Mystical states like feeling connected to the universe
  • Synesthesia (i.e. “hearing colors”, “seeing sounds”)

Physical Characteristics

The physical attributes of the Penis Envy have primarily contributed to its name. Looking at the strain, you will notice that it looks like a large penis.

Named for its phallic physical appearance which includes an underdeveloped, bell shaped cap (pileus) that is caramel brown in colouration and thick stems (stipes). The undeveloped bulbous cap that looks more rounded than typical psilocybin Cubensis strain due to the lack of a ‘velum or veil’ separating the shroom’s stem from the cap.

The striking resemblance to the human organ and its enviable size explains the name given to this shroom variety.  Un-ironically, the strain looks smaller than other shrooms, but it does have a large, dense, thick, and healthy-looking white stem.
The Albino Penis Envy species, typically smaller than Penis Envy mushrooms, has a milky white coloration similar to Albino PF. If you want to get more intimate with this species, learn how to grow penis envy mushrooms.

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About the Author

Josh has diverse background with a combination of formal training in both healthcare and business administration. Currently the CTO of Frshminds, he has a life long interest in alternative approaches to healthcare as well as technology development. Prior to working on Frshminds, he was the CTO of Lift & Co, a cannabis information site and ran Extreme Innovations, the in house software development services company of Extreme Venture Partners, one of the most successful early stage venture investors in Canada. Since becoming interested in psychedelics, Josh has explored microdosing, mushroom cultivation and was responsible for building out Frshminds' mushroom species guide.

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