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The Sillyy Guide To Mazatapec Cubensis

Strong, intense with body sensations. Find out how the Mazatapec Cubensis became a psychedelic powerhouse and why you should try this mushroom next.
Monday, January 15, 2024
Psilocybe Cubensis
Psilocybe Mexicana


Originating in Southern Mexico, the Mazatapec Cubensis mushroom is known for its resiliency and is commonly used by many as a way of connecting people to their inner spiritual selves. 

Mexico exempts the use and sale of what they consider sacred plants. These sacred plants and fungi, are along the likes of peyote and psilocybin mushrooms. When used in Indigenous practices, these psychdeleics are pretty much legal

When it comes to mushroom tourisim Mexico is popular destination for travelers; places such as Oaxaca and San Jose del Pacifico where the later has nearly 50 percent of the town’s inhabitants working in tourism. 

Named after the Mazatec Indians who first discovered them, Mazatapec mushrooms are a part of the Psilocybe cubensis family. They are among the most popular strains of psilocybin mushrooms globally and have been used for centuries by shamanic cultures for spiritual purposes.

Indigenous ceremonial mushroom consumption in Mexico was first documented in the early 1500s by Catholic friars during the Spanish conquest. As with many Indigenous traditions throughout the Americas that perplexed the invaders, the Spanish suppressed the ritual consumption of magic mushrooms, what the Mazatec called “teonanácatl,” causing the ritual to go underground for centuries.

Alongside Mexican (commonly referred to as Mexicana mushrooms) make up the native species of Mexico. It is thought that the Mazatec Indians were one of the first groups to cultivate psilocybin mushrooms, and they are still used today in traditional healing ceremonies.


The Mazatapec mushroom is recommended for people with prior shroom experience, as opposed to those new or just getting back into psychedelics due to its higher than average potency.

If a full-blown trip is not what you're after, you might want to consider microdosing. Microdosing is the act of taking a minimal dose of mushrooms, usually around 0.25 grams(250mg), to experience the beneficial effects without the psychedelic hallucinations.

Micro dosing involves ingesting small amounts on a schedule to gain positive emotional and mental benefits without the hallucinations. Those who choose to micro dose typically experience the following effects:

  • An increase in your awareness of and being “tuned in to” your physical body
  • An increase in the ability to relate or empathize with others, and an interest in socializing
  • A creative boost. An improved ability to think creatively
  • A general elevation of mood. A positive outlook

By being a stronger mushroom strain Mazatapec mushrooms can be good for those microdosing but are also looking for a step up as more can be achieve with less shrooms. Microdose usually comes in capsule forms but can also be found in gummies and other edibles that can be dosed individually.


You can expect this strain to be on the strong side. Mazatapec is known for delivering a sense of euphoria, and people who consume Mazatapec mushrooms report experiencing energetic body sensations that can be intense at times.


When we say energetic we often describe it as a mood elevation where sedativeness or mellowness is not a thing. Think of this like a cup of coffee mixed with creating an atmosphere of positivity and well-being. You're on the go and will stay on the go.

Mazatapec serves as a mental reset button, fostering a clear and optimistic mindset that encourages users to approach the day with enthusiasm.  On the physical side it's like a boost of vitality, that can promote a desire for movement, making it suitable for activities that demand both mental and physical engagement


When properly grown Mazatapec is known to be on the stronger side can be intense for some. When choosing this strain as your experience be prepared for its immersive and impactful nature. It's like opting for a rollercoaster ride rather than a leisurely stroll, where the effects are robust and profound.

With these intensities the effects of Mazatapec mushrooms can often manifest as a potent alteration of perception and a significant shift in mood. 


Physically, an intense strain is like a comforting embrace, as it often induces a strong sense of relaxation throughout the body. Yes, it's energetic but at the same time this can make you want to pull up a seat for a moment.

On the flip side, intense body sensations can also offer a different journey. A journey where you might find yourself embraced in the warmth of a blanket. Body sensations that can go from vibrations to the positive sensations to touch that can release tension and promote a sense of tranquility.


Let's say that your aiming for a beginner psychedelic trip at 1 gram. Remember set and setting is everything.

ONSET: 30 - 60 minutes

Mazatapec can be a creeper as the actual onset time may take longer than other shrooms. Expect any where from 30min - 60min. At this stage don't expect much.

THE BUILD UP: 60 - 90 minutes

At this stage you will start to notice Mazatapecs energetic effects. Here is where you will have a noticable buildup with a flood of energy. If you were sitting. You're now standing. Understand it, focus on your breathing if you have to, accept it and embrace it. 

THE PEAK: 90 - 180 minutes

Yep, we're still here. The "peak" is often used to describe the moment of maximum intensity during the experience. Each individual is different at this point but know it's when the psychoactive effects, such as euphoria, altered perception, and changes in sensory perception, are most pronounced. Think of it as music comes more alive, art looks and feels different. 

THE COME DOWN: 180+ minutes

After the peak, the effects gradually begin to subside, leading to a more mellow state. Terms like "waves" are common at this stage. A wave happens usually during the come down phase where you may may start to feel more grounded and in control - only to let-go for a moment once again.