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The 5 magic mushrooms trip levels you should know about

Deciding to dive in the world of psychedelics can be very adventurous and versatile.

Some Magic Mushroom Shop customers are looking for a fun night and others are looking for a more intense and introverted experience.

When experimenting with psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, aka magic mushrooms, it might be good to ask your self: "What kind of psychedelic experience am I looking for?" 


Introducing: The 5 magic mushrooms trip levels you should know about, a guide that will lead you to the right trip.


Disclaimer: Psilocybin mushrooms are potentially illegal substances, and we do not encourage or condone the use of this substance where it is against the law. However, we accept that illegal drug use occurs, and believe that offering responsible harm reduction information is imperative to keeping people safe. For that reason, this guide is designed to ensure the safety of those who decide to use the substance. We do not encourage using this drug outside of a legal or traditional context.


Magic mushrooms trip levels

It's important to keep in mind that not all magic mushrooms have the same strength level. Concentration of active substances such as psilocybin can variate and growing and storage conditions can influence potency, therefore, the kind of trip can variate. 


Nevertheless, the magic mushrooms trip levels are a good ''rule of thumb'' that can help you make sense out of the experience.


Trip Level 0: Microdosing

Recommended dosage: 0.2 - 0.5 g. dried mushrooms

A micro-dose is a sub-perceptual amount of mushrooms. Take this every 2-3 days to boost creativity or feel less anxious.

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Added as level 0, it's meant to be taken along with your day-to-day routine.


If you do find yourself tripping on an intended micro-dose, well... it's not micro-dosing anymore. It would be sensible to take less next time, because you might have entered Trip Level 1!


Read our Psilocybin Microdosing User Guide


Trip Level 1: Happy go lucky

Recommended dosage: 0.8 - 1 g. dried mushrooms

Level 1 : social tripKnown as a basic level, excellent to get familiar with the substance.

The effects are mild and similar to being high on weed.

Music starts to feel better, strangers seem more friendly and the mind is able to lose some control. 

You could have mild visual enhancements or some sound distortion, but these will be subtle. 

Trip level 1, the perfect trip if want to go to a party, festival or a fun night with some friends.


Trip Level 2: Beginner's paradise

Recommended dosage: 1 - 1.5 g. dried mushrooms


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.Consistent sensorial accentuation, colors becoming brighter and a light body high.


Level 2 can be a more intense form of Trip Level 1, but with the right dosage it can be something more.


Be prepared for the beginnings of visual and auditory hallucinations: objects moving and coming to life along with geometrical forms when you close your eyes.

It will be harder to concentrate and communicate and you will notice an increase in creativity along with an enhanced sensation, lightness and euphoria.


Trip Level 3: Classic psychedelic trip

.Recommended dosage: 1.5 - 3 g. dried mushrooms

Magic mushrooms trip levelsTrip Level 3 is great for beginners who want to jump in the "real" psychedelic experience, without overdoing the dosage.

This level is where visual hallucinations along with the appearance of patterns and fractals will be evident.

No more hinting or subtle flashes of visuals, it's happening for real.

The surface of the object you're observing will become shiny and moving, as your field of depth is altered.

Distortions in the aptitude to measure the passage of time, might cause an 1 hour to feel like an eternity.


Try this level, especially for the first time, with close friends in a safe environment. You'll create some fun memories!


Level 4: Flying with the stars

.Recommended dosage: 3 - 4 g. dried mushrooms

Tried Trip Level 3 a few times? Interested in a bit more spice? Up the dosage to reach Trip Level 4!

Strong hallucinations take over: a psychedelic flood of shapes, contours and colors will blend together and hit the shores of your consciousness. There's no stopping the waves in Level 4.


There will be some moments when you will lose touch reality. Random, non-existent objects will appear and the concept of time will fade away to the background.

Intriguing to some, scary to others, this is the level where psychedelics can really be powerful, life-altering and mind expanding. Keep in mind that this dosage is only recommend for experience users.


Level 5: Total loss


Magic mushrooms trip levels


Dosage: Anywhere from 4 - 5 g. dried mushrooms

Total loss of contact with reality. Intense hallucinations. Great distortion of the perception of the space and time.

Disappearance of the logical and known perception of the reality. Great introspection and loss of identity. Sensitive, emotional and personal experiences impossible to describe, once the psychedelic experience ends. Level 5!


You can read a complete level 5 trip report here.





Levels 4 and 5 are recommended for experienced psychonauts.  

Don't view this as a competition because there is no prize for reaching the top levels. Mushrooms are a gift from nature that can help create wonderful memories and put reality in perspective.

Some people never go further than Trip Level 2 or 3, and that's perfect fine. Try thinking about the experience you are personally looking for and go about it in a moderate and responsible way.


Beginner? Please read our Responsible Use Section and our 9 Steps to have an Amazing Magic Mushroom Trip


Have a safe and insightful psychedelic experience!