The beautiful blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) is more than just a beautiful blue water lily. This flower has traditionally come from Egypt and was used for spiritual purposes back then. The blue lotus was seen as a symbol of rebirth. Other attributed properties of the blue lotus include increased libido (aphrodisiac), sleep enhancer, muscle relaxant, anxiety inhibitor and blue lotus can cause lucid dreams. The compounds nuciferin, apomorphine, which are found in the blue lotus, are nonselective dopamine agonists that can induce good feelings in individuals with predominantly low dopamine. Some even claim that the blue lotus is a healthier alternative to marijuana and cannabis and that the effects are about the same.
The truffle ceremony and psilocybin
In a truffle ceremony or magic mushroom ceremony, the psilocybin you ingest will be converted by the body to psilocin. Psilocin has a strong effect on the HT2a (serotonergic) receptors in the brain where it gives the psychedelic effects.
Read more about HT2a receptors and the effects of psilocybin/psilocin here
Some of the effects of psilocybin are the hallucinations, less ego, being more in the here and now, more connection to the emotions, more connection to the outside world, more satisfaction, experiencing more happiness and new brain connections are created.
Blue lotus and psilocybin
If we combine the effects of blue lotus with the effects of the psilocybin during a truffle ceremony they have a synergistic effect. The main effect the blue lotus is a pleasant feeling of warmth around the head and upper body. Furthermore, it provides a very comfortable, dreamy feeling, with a slight stimulating effect. The 6th chakra or third eye can be more easily opened by the blue lotus. Thanks to the strong hallucinatory effects of psilocybin and psilocin of magic truffles, you can turn inward in a peaceful a dreamy way. It's like combining lucid dreaming with psychedelics. Because the dopamine receptors are mildly stimulated by the substances from the blue lotus and the serotonin receptors are stimulated by the truffles, it can induce a feeling of euphoria. In short, it can provide an inward journey with plenty of tranquility, clear visuals and a good feeling.
For whom is the combination blue lotus and truffles suitable?
This combination is suitable for those who want to take a spitititual or healing trip. However, there are some contraindications that should be taken seriously. Persons who are psychosis prone, Borderline or Schizophrenia should not take psychoactive plants/fungi/substances (outside of medication). Medication (such as Tramadol) for cardiovascular disease is very dangerous in combination with psychedelics. Also all other medications that act on the dopamine and serotonin receptors are contraindications.
High blood pressure
Abnormal blood cells
Other severe mental illnesses
SSRi: citalopram (Cipramil®) - escitalopram (Lexapro®) - fluoxetine (Prozac®) - fluvoxamine (Fevarin®) - paroxetine (Seroxat®) - sertraline (Zoloft®) etc...
SNRi: Venlafaxine (Efexor) - Duloxetine (Cymbalta) etc...
TCA: mitriptyline (Tryptizol®) - clomipramine (Anafranil®) - imipramine - nortriptyline (Nortrilen®) etc....
Benzodiazepines: oxazepam (Seresta), - diazepam (Valium) - alprazolam (Xanax) etc...
The following medications should not be used during the 3 days before and 2 days after psilohuasca ingestion:
Antihypertensive drugs: (methyldopa, guanethidine, reserpine)
Opoids (especially dextromethorphan (found in cough syrup, among others), tramadol!) morphine and codeine
Drugs for colds, stuffy nose and cough syrups (if they contain dextromethorphan or sympaticomimetics ) (Otrivin® et al.)
Sibutramine (anti-obesity drug)
Sympaticomimetics.(amphetamines, cocaine, methylphenidate (Ritalin®, Concerta® and Equasym®), dopamine, adrenaline, norepinephrine, isoproterenol)
Persons who are not taking any medications and are reasonably healthy can participate in psychedelic sessions without any problems. Want to be sure you can participate? Then fill out the intake and consult with your doctor if you are on medication.
Where can I attend a truffle ceremony + blue lotus?
We organize monthly truffle ceremonies. During such a truffle ceremony you can choose to combine it with blue lotus, you can ask for this. So these open ceremonies are open to you and strangers. Other possibilities are to form your own group and book a date at the Psychedelic Loft in Schiedam or at your own location. It is also possible to book an individual session with us. Finally, there is also a choice to do such a session as therapy (trip therapy) or just as a truffle ceremony without therapy. Read more about the possibilities through the following weblinks:
Open truffle ceremony | Own location | Location Schiedam | Trip Therapy
The Extended psiloflora ceremony
If you find the combination of blue lotus and truffles as interesting, there is a ceremony that adds four more flowers with beneficial effects. For example, the passion flower is part of this ceremony that lets you take the journey inward even deeper. You do need some psychedelic experience for this Extended psiloflora ceremony!
Read more about the extended psiloflora ceremony here