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The Ultimate Guide to Hippie Flipping: Mixing MDMA and Magic Mushrooms

Discover the art of combining these two powerful psychedelics, from effects to dosing strategies, in our comprehensive guide.
Saturday, February 24, 2024
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The term “hippie flipping” involves combining MDMA (commonly known as molly or ecstasy) with mushrooms. Those in search of expanded consciousness often mix the two to explore the amplified effects: the visual distortions and whimsical journey of psilocybin mushrooms intertwine with the heightened senses and communal connection of MDMA.

MDMA is a powerful substance known for its empathogenic effects, triggers the release of serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, vasopressin, and oxytocin in the brain. It reduces blood flow to the amygdala, the part of the brain linked to fear and sadness, leading to diminished negative emotions. Additionally, MDMA has the potential to enhance positive emotions such as love, compassion, and self-compassion.

While many seek this harmonious blend between shrooms and molly, combining multiple substances introduces greater complexity in neurochemistry, along with additional potential risks and tests. Due to their illicit nature, comprehensive studies on psychedelics remain limited, and even scarcer are investigations into the interactions of these mixed substances.

The term “flipping” encompasses various MDMA combinations with different drugs. Alongside hippie flipping, there are other combinations like candy flipping (MDMA and LSD), kitty flipping (MDMA and ketamine), nexus flipping (MDMA and 2CB), and a multitude of others, showcasing the inventive and inquisitive spirit of the psychonaut community.

The Basics Of Hippie Flipping

Hippie flipping involves consuming both MDMA (either in powder/crystal form or as pills) and psilocybin mushrooms (available in various species and strains).

Although many users opt to take both substances simultaneously, it's not a strict rule for hippie flipping. If taken together, the effects of both substances typically peak around the same time. Some individuals may choose to ingest the mushrooms first, wait for their effects to manifest, and then consume the MDMA, or vice versa.

What are the Effects of Hippie Flipping?

The Hippie Flipping Experience is Different for Everyone. The effects of hippie flipping are influenced by various factors, including the sequence in which you ingest the mushrooms and MDMA, the duration between doses, the quantity of each substance, the accurate identification and purity of the MDMA, your surroundings, and your individual biology and mindset. With such a multitude of variables at play, it's understandable that the encounter and personal effects of hippie flipping can vary significantly from one individual to another.

How to Hippie Flip

When it comes to the sequencing or timing of consuming MDMA and psilocybin while hippie flipping, diverse viewpoints and strategies emerge within the psychedelic community.

Option 1: Concurrent Flipping – This approach involves ingesting both substances simultaneously. It is a popular and straightforward method that has been commonly used and found effective. However, a potential drawback is that the effects of the MDMA may diminish before those of the mushrooms, leading to a potentially uncomfortable tail end of the experience.

Concurrent Flipping Dosage Size Initial Dose 2 Hour Mark Dose
Lower Dose 40mg MDMA, 100mg mushrooms -
Larger Dose 100mg MDMA, 1g mushroms 80mg MDMA


Option 2: Molly Delay – Another approach is to begin with consuming the mushrooms first. Allow yourself to ease into the mushroom experience, creating a sense of comfort. Once you feel relaxed and settled, introduce the MDMA into the mix. The MDMA is intended to amplify the effects of the mushroom journey. Ideally, the MDMA effects should persist beyond the duration of the mushroom experience, leaving you in a state of tranquility and elation.

Molly Delay Dosage Size Initial Dose One-Hour Mark Dose 2-3 Hour Mark Dose
Lower Dose 1-2g mushrooms 30mg MDMA  
Large Dose 3-5g mushrooms 100mg MDMA 80mg MDMA


Option 3: Shroom Delay – Similar to option 2 but in reverse - by taking the MDMA first. Once you feel the MDMA effects setting in, introduce the psilocybin mushrooms. The mushrooms are meant to deepen and complement the MDMA experience. Ideally, the psychedelic effects of the mushrooms should continue after the MDMA effects start to wane, concluding the experience with a harmonious blend of sensations and insights.

Shroom Delay Dosage Size Initial Dose One-Hour Mark Dose 3-4 Hour Mark Dose
Lower Dose 250mg - 500mg mushrooms, 30mg MDMA 50mg MDMA -
Larger Dose .5g-1g mushrooms, 100mg MDMA 50mg MDMA 50mg MDMA

Common Effects

A study suggested that combining psilocybin with a self-reported low dose of MDMA led to notably reduced levels of overall challenging experiences, grief, and fear. Conversely, it was linked to heightened feelings of self-compassion, love, and gratitude.

Some things you can expect

  • Euphoria and social bonding: This combined sensation of happiness and connection is often the primary goal of engaging in this practice.
  • Strong Visuals: Objects may exhibit morphing, breathing, or expanding qualities. Moving objects could leave trailing or blurred perceptions..
  • Elevated senses: Lights, music, colours, and tactile sensations may appear exceptionally mesmerizing. This intensified sensory experience has the potential to be overpowering for certain individuals, more common in higher doses.
  • Confusion: At times, it may be challenging to interpret social cues or assess the “reality” of a situation. 
  • Intense emotional experiences: While individuals often describe their experiences as consistently positive, it is essential to be prepared for emotional challenges. Psychedelics have the ability to intensify our internal thoughts, memories, and emotions, and if one lacks a sense of security and ease, tackling these amplified concepts can prove to be quite daunting.

How Long Does Hipping Flipping Last?

The length of your hippie flip depends on how you timed your two doses. The effects of mushrooms typically last four to six hours from the initial dosing, and MDMA’s duration can vary from anywhere between four to eight hours. Both magic mushrooms and molly have different onset times as well; it can take up to 30 to 60 minutes to feel the effects of psilocybin mushrooms and for many MDMA can kick in a little later, between 60 and 90 minutes. 

Depending on when you decide to add MDMA to your mushroom trip a dosage of such magnitude should be a day that is planned well in advance. It's always wise to budget for a half-day experience. Although the effects do fully taper off after half a day, some people report feeling some lingering side effects such as: lethargy, gloominess, or headaches. It is wise to when doing such substance to also add multi vitamins to your routine in the days that follow.