Back ground Not to mention Experience From Amanita Musical MushroomsMay 26, 2022
Amanita Muscaria mushrooms are noted because of their psychoactive properties, because of the containing the hallucinogenic chemicals ibotenic acid and muscimol. Also called toadstools, these mushrooms have been associated with magic in literature. The caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland is portrayed as sitting on a single as he smokes his suspicious pipe, and in animated cartoons, Smurfs are seen to reside in Amanita mushrooms. Of course, circles of mushrooms growing in the forest are frequently referred to as fairy rings.
It has been reported that as early as 2000 B.C. people in India and Iran were using for religious purposes a seed called Soma or Haoma. Mushroom chocolate A Hindu religious hymn, the Rig Veda also identifies the plant, Soma, although it isn’t specifically identified. It is believed this plant was the Amanita Muscaria mushroom, a theory popularized in the book “Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality” by R. Gordon Wasson. Other authors have argued that the manna from heaven mentioned in the Bible is really a reference to magic mushrooms. Images of mushrooms have already been identified in cave drawings dated to 3500 B.C.
In the church of Plaincourault Abbey in Indre, France is just a fresco painted in 1291 A.D. of Adam and Eve looking at either side of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. A serpent is entwined around the tree, which looks unmistakably like a bunch of Amanita Muscaria mushrooms. Could it be true that the apple from the Garden of Eden might actually have already been an hallucinogenic mushroom?
Siberian shamans are said to have ingested Amanita Muscaria for the purpose of reaching a state of ecstasy so they could perform both physical and spiritual healing. Viking warriors reportedly used the mushroom during heat of battle so they could enter a rage and perform otherwise impossible deeds.
In the Kamchatka peninsula of Russia the medicinal usage of Amanita Muscaria topically to take care of arthritis has already been reported anecdotally. L. Lewin, composer of “Phantastica: Narcotic and Stimulating Drugs: Their Use and Abuse” (Kegan Paul, 1931) wrote that the fly-agaric was in great demand by the Siberian tribes of northeast Asia, and tribes who lived in areas where in actuality the mushroom grew would trade them with tribes who lived where it could not be found. In one occasion one reindeer was traded for just one mushroom.
It has been theorized that the toxicity of Amanitas Muscaria varies according to location and season, as well as how a mushrooms are dried.
Finally, it should be noted that the writer of this information does not at all recommend, encourage nor endorse the use of Amanita Muscaria mushrooms. It is thought that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists Amanita Muscaria as a poison. Some companies that sell these mushrooms refer for them as “poisonous non-consumables.”