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Reflections On The Psychotria Hybrids

Reflections on the Psychotria hybrids

Some interesting reflections on the new Psychotria hybrids sent to us by an intercontinental anonymous being we know only as oprito.

DW03    Nexus x Shipibo

22g dried + 3.5g Syrian rue

Time – 1.5 hours strong, 2 hours taper off

Felt a little spacey the next day.

  • Quite strong, felt like around 170mg
  • Not super visual but very auditory – to an extent not experienced before
  • Quite abstracted and confused, not very warm and friendly. There were lots of shadowy entities hanging around.
  • The plant spirit seemed ‘stand off ish’ and the whole experience tended towards being alien and uncomfortable – although still in a pretty interesting and cool way
  • Quite visionary and bordering on breakthrough states
  • Lots of vision of entities and their forms and how they can inhabit people
  • Overall it felt a lot like an awkward first encounter – not quite knowing how to communicate with each other. Possibly because it was the first, or one of the first meetings between humans and this plant. Even in the awkwardness, there was a mutual appreciation of some very different perspectives and realities.
Psychotria cv. DW03

Psychotria cv. DW03

DW05    (Nexus x UDV)

22g dried + 3.5g Syrian rue

Time – 2 hours strong, 3-4 hours taper off

Felt quite centred and relaxed the next day.

  • A very interesting brew! Around 150-170mg
  • Very ‘Amazon’ – lots of jungle and geometric visions – lots of deep greens and purples. There were many faces in the visions and a python-type snake turned up at one point.
  • There was a noticeably, definite feminine jungle energy to this plant, markedly different to the Shipibo.
  • The come on was like being gently drawn into and enveloped by the jungle space, rather than being propelled into it.
  • The plant was quite shy at the start – I could feel it watching me from the bushes, peeking out, sussing me out. After an initial period of this, it obviously felt comfortable and the experience really opened up.
  • I would love to try this at a higher dose and with ayahuasca vine – it definitely wants to be drunk with the vine.
  • Overall this was a really special brew with a markedly different energy to the Shipibo. The spirit of the jungle and the rainforest was really evident  – deep and green and magical. Not as strong as the Shipibo, but a really beautiful plant nonetheless. The morphing geometry was amazing.
Psychotria cv. DW05

Psychotria cv. DW05


DW06    (Nexus x UDV)

22g dried + 3.5g Syrian rue

Time – 1.5 hours strong, 3 hours taper off

Felt pretty clear the next day

  • This brew was interesting. There was a real sense that the plant had not encountered humans before. The experience felt quite rushed and unsettled – lots of chopping and changing, and a feeling like a zoom lens moving in and out. Kind of like a weird, hyperactive kid bouncing off the walls and trying to do ten things at once.
  • I stated speaking to the plant, introducing myself and giving it compliments and calm reassurance. There was then a noticeable change and things settled down a bit.
  • It was a very special and individual plant – there were moments of real exquisite beauty – with opal-like flashes of colour. There was also some strong auditory effects.
  • I think that it was a slightly weaker brew than the others – maybe 140-160mg.
  • The experience faded pretty quickly and I actually fell asleep for the last 2-3 hours.
  • Overall, this plant was interesting, although a little uncomfortable and unsettled. I think that it has some work to do to understand itself better. It had moments of brilliance, but seemed quite immature.
Psychotria cv. DW06

Psychotria cv. DW06


DW08    (Nexus x Shipibo)

22g dried + 3.5g Syrian rue

Time – 2 hours strong, 3-4 hours taper off

Felt very uplifted and positive the next day

  • An absolute rockstar!
  • A very strong brew, 200mg ++
  • An incredible lift off – like being plugged into an electric current. Hyper-awareness of body, breath and hearing. Every nerve buzzing and tingling.
  • It then progressed into a rich, joyous, absolutely sparkling experience, with wave after wave of visuals.
  • A beautiful, large, blocky, brown-skinned islander woman surrounded by palm fronds and frangipanis came and danced and caressed and cared for me.
  • Lots of gratitude
  • An incredible afterglow in the morning.
  • Overall this was a stark contrast to the DW03. Very interesting in that they are related as ‘brothers’ – but totally different as many siblings are. DW08 is a very confident and accomplished plant who loves to almost ‘show off’. I got the feeling that maybe because I had met and spent some time with this guy’s weird brother (DW03), this plant was like ‘you’re good people – come and check THIS out!’.
Psychotria DW08

Psychotria cv. DW08


DW10    (Nexus x UDV)

22g dried + 3.5g Syrian rue

Time – 3 hours strong, 3 hours taper off

Felt clear and calm the next day

  • This brew was fairly strong – about 180mg. It had fairly long legs, still being quite strong about 4-5 hours later.
  • Physically this was a tough brew – fairly strong nausea and a quite physically draining
  • I quickly got propelled into a futuristic-type world – lots of buildings, with sleek white interiors lit with blue lights, and hover cars, and strange future-human entities.
  • There was a definite male energy to this brew – like a gruff, old grandfather. Often the feminine brews give a feeling of wrapping around and caressing me. This brew was very stern and standoffish, but there was also a deep wisdom there. It did not feel as warm and gentle as others, but I knew it cared for me.
  • It showed me some insights into masculine and feminine, and how these forces are created and interact. Lots of insight too into the energy of life and creation, and how plants and people have evolved out of single-cell organisms.
  • Along with the male energy there was a distinct body buzz.
  • Quite a magical, introspective and wise brew – lots of self-reflection and deep teachings.
Psychoitria DW10

Psychotria cv. DW10


Psychotria hybrid leaves

Psychotria hybrid leaves. From left: Nexus, DW02, DW03, DW05, DW06, DW07, DW08, DW09 & DW10.

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