Magic Mushrooms Around the World

A Scientific Journey Across Cultures and The Case for Challenging Research and Value Systems * LIS PUBLICATIONS * LOS ANGELES, CA* Figure 1 - Water Color Painting of Psilocybe semilanceata (Germany, 1927) Figure 1 - Water Color Painting of Psilocybe semilanceata (Germany, 1927) TABLE OF CONTENT (With Active Links' Just Click On A Subject To Go To Who Was the First Magician - Foreword by Christian Ratsch 7 2. Reflections on the History and Scientific Study of Magic Mushrooms 10 3. The Current...

Bibliography On Magic Muchrooms

Considering the vast amount of relevant mycological literature, it makes sense to subdivide citations into categories representing distinct subject areas and specific species and genera. While some entries deal with more than one mushroom species, they are listed only once, under the category heading of the species that is the main focus of the work cited. This will aid in locating citations about specific species, as well as those with a more generalized scope, since titles alone often do not...

Pluteus Salicinus A Littleknown Woodinhabiting Species

Within the Pluteaceae family, there are about 45 European species of the genus Pluteus, some of whom also produce psilocybin. Historically, the Pluteus species were classified as belonging to the Amanitaceae family, which also include the death cap and its relatives, as well as the fly agaric mushroom, both of which belong to the genus Amanita. Unlike all the other psychoactive mushrooms mentioned here in this book, the Pluteus species are classified as light-spored mushrooms, because of their...

Deer Droppings For Fungal Cultivation Psilocybe Semilanceata

Spitzkegliger Kahlkopf Stiel

PSILOCYBE SEMILANCEATA THE CLASSIC SPECIES AMONG EUROPEAN PSYCHOTROPIC MUSHROOMS Listen Well to this Frightful Story from St. About 200 years ago, E. Brande published an account about a remarkable case of mushroom intoxication in London. On October 3, 1799 an impoverished family picked some mushrooms in St. James's Green Park and prepared them for a meal (see Figure 8, p. 15). Shortly after eating the mushrooms, the father and his four children developed symptoms of intoxication, such as...

Psilocybe Cyanescens Potent Mushrooms Growing On Wood Debris

At least one other Psilocybe species in addition to Psilocybe semilanceata is known to exist in Europe. At this point, I must emphasize that the differentiation of single species within the Psilocybe genus is subject to considerable controversy among eminent taxonomists. For example, there are different methods of distinguishing the Hypholoma genus from the Stropharia genus. While Psilocybe semilanceata is a species that has long been clearly defined and is well known by this name, there are,...

Mushroom Cultivation Classic Findings And New Techniques

Figure Cultivation Rice

While conducting research on the Mexican mushroom species during the 1950s, R. Heim and R. Cailleux determined the basic conditions essential to the cultivation of various mushrooms. Before providing additional details, I would like to briefly summarize the nutritional requirements and characteristics of fungal growth, to the extent that these issues are of interest here. Extraterrestrial or Earthly Organisms In terms of cultivation parameters and nutrients, the psychotropic species are no...

Usage In South East Asia And The South Pacific Islands

Since the late 1960s, the custom of using psilocybin-containing mushrooms has been evolving in various countries across Asia and the Pacific Islands. However, there is no conclusive evidence indicating that mushroom usage was endemic among native cultures prior to the discovery of the Mexican species. Most likely, global tourism has been the most significant factor behind increasing knowledge about relevant mushroom species among the populations of these countries, especially after searches for...