The beautiful blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) is more than a beautiful blue water lily. This flower traditionally comes from Egypt and was already used for spiritual purposes. The blue lotus was seen as a symbol of rebirth. Other attributed properties of the blue lotus are increased libido (aphrodisiac), sleep enhancer, muscle relaxant, anti-anxiety and blue lotus can induce lucid dreams. The substances nuciferine and apomorphine, which occur in the blue lotus, are non-selective dopamine agonists that can induce a good feeling in people with mainly low dopamine. Some even claim that blue lotus is a healthier alternative to weed and cannabis and that the effects are about the same.
The truffle ceremony and psilocybin
During a truffle ceremony or mushroom ceremony, the psilocybin you ingest will be converted into psilocin by the body. Psilocin has a strong effect on the HT2a (serotonergic) receptors in the brain where it produces the psychedelic effects.
Read more about this here HT2a receptors and the action of psilocybin/psilocin
Some of the effects of psilocybin are hallucinations, less ego, more being in the here and now, more connection with the emotions, more connection with the outside world, more satisfaction, more happiness and new brain connections are created.
Blue lotus and psilocybin
If we combine the effects of blue lotus with the effects of psilocybin during a truffle ceremony, they have a synergistic effect. The main effect of 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 slightly stimulating effect. The 6th chakra or the third eye can be opened more easily by the blue lotus. Thanks to the strong hallucinatory effects of psilocybin and psilocin from the magic truffles, you can turn inward in a quiet and 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 by the truffles, this can induce a feeling of euphoria. In short, it can provide a journey inward with a lot of peace, clear visuals and a good feeling.
Who is the combination of blue lotus and truffles suitable for?
This combination is suitable for those who want to take a spiritual or healing trip. However, there are some contraindications that should be taken seriously. People who are sensitive to psychosis, have Borderline or Schizophrenia, should not take psychoactive plants/fungi/substances (other than medication). Medication use (such as Tramadol) for cardiovascular disease is very dangerous in combination with psychedelics. All other medications that act on the dopamine and serotonin receptors are also contraindications.
Heart and vascular disease
Adrenal gland complaints
Abnormal blood cells
Other serious 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 taking psilohuasca:
Medicines for high blood pressure: (methyldopa, guanethidine, reserpine)
Opoids (in particular dextromethorphan (found in cough syrup, among other things), tramadol!) morphine and codeine
Remedies for colds, nasal congestion and cough syrups (if available). dextromethorphan or sympathomimetics contain) (Otrivin® and others)
Sibutramine (remedy for obesity)
Sympathomimetics. (amphetamines, cocaine, methylphenidate (Ritalin®, Concerta® and Equasym®), dopamine, adrenaline, norepinephrine, isoproterenol)
People who are not taking medications and are reasonably healthy can participate in psychedelic sessions without any problems. Do you want to be sure whether you can participate? Then complete the intake and consult with your doctor if you are taking 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, because you can request this. These open ceremonies are therefore open to you and strangers. Other options are to put together a group yourself and reserve a date in 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 simply as a truffle ceremony without therapy. Read more about the possibilities via the following web links:
The Extended psiloflora ceremony
If you find the combination of blue lotus and truffles interesting, there is a ceremony that adds four other flowers with beneficial effects. The passion flower is part of this ceremony that allows you to make an even deeper journey within. You do need some psychedelic experience for this Extended psiloflora ceremony!
Read more about the here extended psiloflora ceremony