golden teacher mushrooms


The Magic of Golden Teacher Mushrooms

Psilocybin or magic mushrooms are some of the most popular naturally occurring psychedelics that have served mankind for centuries. Psilocybin and psilocin are highly beneficial compounds found in at least 15 species of magic mushrooms – belonging to three main genera – Psilocybe, Conocybe, and Penaeolus. Out of these three, the most favored by growers is Psilocybe, which has different varieties, such as Psilocybe Cubensis, Psilocybe Semilanceata, and Psilocybe Baeocystis. From Psilocybe Cubensis comes the Golden Teacher strain, which has become a favorite among psychonauts for its many health benefits.
P Cubensis is well known because it is widely distributed in many continents. It grows naturally through Southeast Asia, Central America, and Australia. It is also very adaptive and can be easily cultivated even by an amateur grower in a home setting. So the next time you see magic mushroom for sale online or in a physical shop, there is a high chance they are advertising a psilocybe cubensis strain.

What is Golden Teacher?

Golden Teacher is a magic mushroom strain cultivated from Psilocybe Cubensis. Also known as GT shrooms, Golden Teacher was discovered in the 1980s and has since remained a top choice for many.
Its exact origin is unknown, but it is remarkably recognizable for its elegant appearance – a gold cap with specks of yellow. Golden Teacher mushrooms have a distinct reddish, almost cinnamon color. It also has larger caps and stems when compared to most other Psilocybe Cubensis strains.
Golden teachers mushrooms’ cap size can range from 20-80mm in diameter. It has a fruiting body with a unique, slightly curved cap adorned with a golden or yellow center. Underneath the caps are closely spaced gills with gray color, which darken with age. At maturity, the gills may become almost black.

Psychedelic Effects of Golden Teacher

Golden Teacher mushroom has a mild potency level, which is one of the reasons for their growing popularity across the work. This makes it ideal for almost all mushroom lovers, including beginners. It is one of the best gateways for newbies to explore the psychedelic world as its mild nature reduces the risk of a bad trip. Experienced psychonauts can also leverage its numerous unique effects for a memorable psychedelic experience.
Some Golden Teacher’s commonly known effects are enhanced colors, strong emotions, visual distortion, and lightness or giddiness. People named it Golden Teacher because it offers users an insightful and revelatory experience that lasts for hours after use. Gold cap effects are beyond casual or mere feelings; they are also very popular for the spiritual or shamanic experience. It takes users through a learning journey that unravels the mysteries of the universe.
While the effects persist, you get to learn some important “life lessons,” just like learning from a teacher. The beauty of this sought-after entheogen is that you can tailor the dosage for your specific needs and preference. If you want a moderate or heroic psychedelic experience, you can achieve it all with GT shrooms. And if all you need is just the health benefits with zero hallucinogenic effects, you can get that from microdosing it.

Health Benefits of Golden Teachers: What Research Says

Golden Teacher strain derived its name from the feeling of ego dissolution and gentle enlightenment it offers people. These characteristics are instrumental in connecting the true spirit with nature and creating harmony with the universe. This feeling of ego death is common in most psilocybin-producing mushrooms. Though it is usually short-lived but may contribute to the long-lasting benefits commonly reported by magic mushroom users.
In a 2017 study, published in the journal Neuroscience of Consciousness, researchers attested to its ego-dissolving effects in connecting people to the universe. They found a correlation between the popular “cosmic consciousness” experience and ego-dissolving effects in psilocybin. There is evidence that such mystical states of mind are important for the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics. This explains why people express improved general wellbeing after participating in psilocybin-assisted therapy or shamanic ceremony.
“Through this [ego-death] experience, it may be possible to re-engineer the mechanisms of self, which in turn could change people’s outlook or world view,” says Professor Philip Gerrans, a member of the research team.
Apart from ego-dissolution, magic mushrooms also produce several other benefits, especially for mental wellbeing. This is due to their ability to bind to the brain and activate the serotonin receptor. Also known as the happy hormone, serotonin helps stabilizes our feelings of wellbeing, mood, and happiness. Scientific evidence shows that the impact of psilocybin on the serotonin receptor could result in cognitive flexibility. This could lead to better brain functions.
A 2017 report by John Hopkins says psilocybin could help reduce the risk of neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. It could also help overcome tobacco addiction. Some studies also report that it helps with mood and anxiety disorders, such as depression, PTSD, and OCD. All these put together make Golden Teacher a worthy option for improving mental wellness.

Golden Teachers Dose Recommendation

The appropriate Golden Teacher mushroom dosage varies from one user to another. You have to consider your level of experience as a shroomer, and your body weight. Another important factor is each person’s desired result, which could be moderate, intense, or light. It is possible to calculate the dose using the general psilocybin dose recommendation.
Generally, for beginners, a microdose to mild dose should be ideal. This ranges from 0.25 grams to 2 grams of dried mushroom. Anything above 2 grams to 5 grams may produce a euphoric to a heroic, intense psychedelic experience.
Depending on your experience and body composition, such high doses could launch you into a full hallucinogenic, mystical experience. You may be lost in the air and have a synesthesia experience – seeing sounds and tasting colors.
It’s worth noting that the above dosages are random recommendations and may not work for everyone. Therefore, it is best to try the minimum possible dose, especially if this is your first time doing GT shrooms. This will ultimately keep you on the safe side. Our dosage recommendation policy at SHAFAA mushroom, if it is your first time is to start with 0.5 gram dry mushroom. This is puts you at the transition between a subperceptual level (microdosing) and a real psychoactive effect. When you physiologically and psychologically regulated your body on this Golden Teachers dose, then for the next time, youu can safely double it.

Should I Buy or Grow My Golden Teacher Mushrooms?

The right answer for this will depend on who is asking. Growing the Golden Teachers shroom would be the best for some users, considering its easy cultivation method and adaptive nature in virtually any environment. This is why it is common to see GT shroom spores advertised by many vendors of magic mushroom Canada. However, in Canada it is much easier to order your mushrooms online, which is safe, easy and discreet.


Are Golden Teacher Mushrooms Legal?

The legality issue also comes with its own murky area. In some jurisdictions buying psilocybin spores is legal but allowing it to germinate is a crime. This is because spores do not contain the active compound, psilocybin. There are also places where possession of spores is illegal, while there are places where possession of psilocybin for personal use is either decriminalized or legalized. The important thing is to know what the law says in your area and get your golden teachers (whether spores or strain) from a trusted source like SHAFAA Mushrooms.

SHAFAA Golden Teacher Mushrooms

Golden Teachers are our best selling dry products and the benchmark primary mushrooms used in most of our edible mushroom products. The psilocybe cubensis strain used in our mushroom chocolate bars, mushroom gummies, psilocybin tincture, and microdosing products is Golden Teacher Mushroom


Golden Teacher Magic Mushroom: Everything you need to know

Golden Teacher magic mushrooms! A spiritual classic that has been around for ages.  The shining yellow-gold caps and wise teachings give this mushroom strain it’s rightful name. With a magic mushroom grow kit from this psilocybe cubensis mushroom you can expect medium size to large mushrooms with wide caps, ideal for spore printing.

Introduction to the Golden Teacher cubensis

The Golden Teacher magic mushroom strain is a favorite among cultivators and psychonauts for years.  Cultivators love the Golden Teacher spores because they grow in great flushes. And psychonauts love them because the psychedelic journey of these mushroom are known to have a profound impact.
The Golden Teacher magic mushroom strain is a psilocybe cubensis, a species of psychedelic mushroom whose main active elements are psilocybin and psilocin
The p. cubensis species is the most well-known psilocybin mushroom because they have been widely distributed and they are easy to cultivate in a home setting. Even more with magic mushroom grow kit,  Get yours grow kit here

The history of the Golden Teacher magic mushroom

Some believe a specimen of the Golden Teacher was found growing wild in Florida, appearing first during the mid 1980’s. The word spread around fast, mainly because of the recognizable golden caps with yellow speckles on it Compared to other Psilocybe Cubensis types, the Golden Teacher magic mushrooms are quite large and elegant in its appearance.
There is a story that the Golden Teacher was actually a Hawaiian PES, renamed by an Dutch grower, because:  “sometimes right before the veils break when the primordia are at their largest size before becoming mature, the entire shroom can have a golden yellowish color which vanishes when maturity starts to set in. ” Source: from currently offline.

Characteristics of a Golden Teacher grow kit

The first flush of GT’s will usually give you medium-sized magic mushrooms, and later flushes will most certainly be larger and fatter.  The caps are about 5 cm in diameter and pretty plane once they grow to their fullest.
These Golden Teachers are not as fast fruiting as other Psilocybe cubensis but because they grow even under less than optimal conditions, it really makes up for it, making them a favorite among first-time growers.  

How to grow Golden Teacher magic mushrooms?

In our article on  growing magic mushrooms at home, you’ll find that there are 2 option to cultivate your own fresh mushrooms.
The first option would be a Golden Teacher magic mushroom grow kit, ideal for cultivators who want to grow easy and fast
For the cultivator who wants to customize the cultivation process to optimize yield, we’ve got a second option: Golden Teacher spores.
Got your first fresh yield? Read our article on how to dry and store magic mushrooms!

Golden Teacher magic mushroom grow kits

For the cultivation of mushroom grow kits, you’ll have to follow specific instructions. Keep in mind that our web shop offers two different brands:
  • Mondo magic mushroom grow kits
  • FreshMushroom XP magic mushroom grow kits
Are you using a heating mat? Make sure you read the updated instructions for keeping your grow kit at the right temperature.
Take the time to read and follow the right instructions and the mushrooms will take the time to grow!
Golden Teacher psilocybe cubensis spores
Ready for the next level? Or curious about the limitless benefits of Liquid Culture? Try cultivate your next mushrooms with p. cubensis spores!
Cultivating with spores is a part of advanced mushroom cultivation. When we say advanced cultivation we are referring to:
  • Grow Kits without Mycelium 
  • Starting from scratch (with PF Tek or other Tek)
It’s easy to learn advanced cultivation! Using spores can save money and help you optimize the conditions to maximize your yield. Spores are available in:
  • Vials
  • Prints
  • Syringes
Read this articles on how to use a magic spore vial and this article on grow kits without mycelium to learn how you can benefit from your Golden Teacher spores!


The best thing about Golden Teachers magic mushrooms is that they offer a mildly high psychedelic effect, hence this is a gateway shroom for magic mushroom newbies They are best known for their shamanistic properties, or spiritual effects rather than solely ‘’tripping’’.
When you consume them it gives you a feeling of enlightenment, they will help you connect to nature.  All this makes sense as it appears that their name also derives from their amazing ability to heal the mind and spirit.
Read a level 4 trip report on the Shroomery
“I remember closing my eyes, and seeing color melt down my vision into green and purple strips, which proceeded to dance side to side to a mysterious beat.”
How do you prepare for first trips? Read more in our responsible use section and bad trip guide section

Dosage guide

The typical dose for most magic mushrooms is between 1 and 2.5 grams of dried shrooms, you can find the perfect magic mushroom dosage using EROWID’s dosage calculator.
What kind of trip are you looking for? Intense and heavy or light and amusing? Discover the 5 trip levels you should know about!

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