I'd say take the xanax
, put on some nice chill tunes, smoke down etc., set a positive, relaxed environment, then take the shrooms
. Preventing a bad trip
by setting down a good vibe is far easier and more pleasant than trying to steer oneself out of a bad trip when you find yourself in the midst of one.
The only problem benzos
might present (they do for SWiM
at least) is minor 'anterograde amnesia' - i.e., you might remember the trip less.
But if, unlike SWiM, SWiY is an experienced user of the benzos, go for it.
There's a good report of a similar experience here
-- As for the mirror thing, its a little risky if SWiY has significant body image issues, I suppose. SWiY has never thought of himself as particularly attractive, but one of his best tripping experiences was laying underneath this thing on 3-4 blotters (maybe 300 mcgs):
Although I suppose this is a little different than your bathroom mirror tho. SWiM's never had problems with the normal, less mind-blowing sorts of mirrors while tripping either.