(Note-Just like any other drug, the effects vary from person to person.)
Your environment definitely impacts your trip for better or worse.
It’s important to prepare a safe, well-known environment, especially if you’re a beginning tripper.
The best trips of mine have been in environments I’ve known well, with people I was close to.
I’ve tripped in multiple environments — nature many times, parks, inside. I usually start indoors and then make my way outside.
BUT – One time I ate shrooms with friends a half mile from our tent, in a desert we had never been to before. This could be considered a “bad trip” because, a few hours into the trip, I genuinely felt lost and for a moment thought we all were gonna die, haha. I am happy for that experience, truly. It wasn’t all bad, and I still love shrooms.
So for starters it can be good to at least begin in a very safe, well-known place, with people you trust.
Which leads to the importance of the people in your tripping environment.
During my trips I can usually feel the vibes of other people — some trips I’ve experienced this more than others, — all sorts of vibes – good, bad, angry, overthinking, a whooollleeee range of vibes, from both people who were and weren’t tripping.
I think it’s important to know who you’re tripping with, but it’s on you, and I’ve tripped with people I didn’t know well before – I did feel uncomfortable for some of the time. I recommend tripping with cool people. You know who they are, and you know who they’re not.
This is one reason I’m doing ‘Trip Calls’ (free for the rest of 2020) — to talk with someone during your trip who will give you full support. I want you to have the best experience possible, and know it’s important to have a trusted person to talk to throughout your trip, especially for beginners. There were multiple times I’ve tripped and wish I had someone like this to talk to.
I’ve heard the advice:
“Be the person you wish you had at some point in your life,”
so I want to be that person for you.