3. Philosopher’s Stones
The sclerotia of Psilocybe tampanensis, sometimes called philosopher’s stones, are pretty similar to magic mushrooms. Their consumption causes humorous insights, deep personal reflection, and altered perception. They’re incredibly rare in the wild, and clones of a specimen found in Florida in 1977 are mainly grown by amateurs and mycologists.
Their effects are hard to predict, being easily influenced by music, people, and setting. Typically, people experience euphoria, brightened colors, and sensitivity to light. Although philosopher’s stones aren’t typically harmful in themselves, fatalities have been reported, presumably due to the risk of suicidal ideation, depression, and vivid hallucinations.