Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World

An Identification Guide
Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 9780898158397
Category: Nature
Page: 245
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From the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world's psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an exploration of their long-standing (and often religious) use by ancient peoples and their continued significance to modern-day culture. Some of the species included have just been discovered in the past year or two, and still others have never before been photographed in their natural habitats.

Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World

An Identification Guide
Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780898158397
Category: Nature
Page: 245
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From the author of GROWING GOURMET AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS comes the only identification guide exclusively devoted to the world's psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Detailed descriptions and color photographs for over 100 species are provided, as well as an exploration of their long-standing (and often religious) use by ancient peoples and their continued significance to modern-day culture. Some of the species included have just been discovered in the past year or two, and still others have never before been photographed in their natural habitats.

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms


Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 9781580081757
Category: Gardening
Page: 574
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The most comprehensive manual of mushroom cultivation ever - filled with readable, useful information about every known mushroom species that people esteem for food and for medicine.

Mycelium Running

How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607741245
Category: Nature
Page: 356
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Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how. The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Psilocybin Mushroom Handbook

Easy Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation
Author: L. G Nicholas,Kerry Ogamé
Publisher: Ed Rosenthal
ISBN: 0932551335
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Here is a practical step-by-step guide to cultivating four species of psilocybin-containing mushrooms, indoors and outside. Anyone with a clean kitchen, some basic equipment, and a closet shelf or shady flowerbed will be able to grow a bumper crop. This Handbook also includes an introduction to mushroom biology, a guide for supplies, and advice on discreetly integrating psychedelic mushrooms into outdoor gardens. Hand-drawn illustrations and full-color and black-&-white photographs provide the reader with steps in the cultivation process and exact identification of desired species. The four species detailed include two species that have previously had very little coverage: Psilocybe mexicana (a tiny mushroom used for millennia by indigenous Mexican shamans) and Psilocybe azurescens (a newly described species native to the Pacific Northwest and easily grown outdoors on woodchips). This innovative book also offers a wealth of information about the use of psilocybin-containing mushrooms in both traditional and modern contexts. Contributing ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison highlights the history, ritual and mythology of sacred Psilocybe mushrooms used in indigenous shamanic settings. The book’s authors offer insights into how these principles might be put into practice by the modern voyager, to provide, safe, healing and fruitful journeys.

Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushroom Field Guide


Author: Gary P. Menser
Publisher: Ronin Publishing
ISBN: 157951202X
Category: Social Science
Page: 140
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Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushrooms Field Guide tells how to find wild mushrooms in America. It is a hip-pocket field guide that presents 24 hallucinogenic mushrooms that grow in the USA and 8 poisonous species that they are confused with. A reliable reference for beginners, the Field Guide opens up the world of mycology in a clear and precise way. A compact course in mycology as well as a handy tool for the professional. Features: How to collect, identify and dry, useful keys and charts, Chemical qualities, genus and species information, over 30 color photos and 50 line drawings, taxonomy, and glossaries: Latin terms, macroscopic and microscopic characteristics.

Mushrooms of the World


Author: Giuseppe Pace
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 310
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Describes more than one thousand species of mushrooms from around the world, and discusses the edibility of certain mushrooms, first-aid remedies for poisoning, and the cultivation of common and exotic species

Shroom

A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom
Author: Andy Letcher
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060828293
Category: History
Page: 384
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Did mushroom tea kick-start ancient Greek philosophy? Was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland a thinly veiled psychedelic mushroom odyssey? Is Santa Claus really a magic mushroom in disguise? The world of the magic mushroom is a place where shamans and hippies rub shoulders with psychiatrists, poets, and international bankers. Since its rediscovery only fifty years ago, this hallucinogenic fungus, once shunned in the West as the most pernicious of poisons, has inspired a plethora of folktales and urban legends. In this timely and definitive study, Andy Letcher chronicles the history of the magic mushroom—from its use by the Aztecs of Central America and the tribes of Siberia through to the present day—stripping away the myths and taking a critical and humorous look at the drug's more recent manifestations. Informative, lively, and impeccably researched, Shroom is a unique and engaging exploration of this most extraordinary of psychedelics.

Psychoactive Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest


Author: Joseph Weninger
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432777289
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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This field guide contains more psychoactive mushrooms from the Pacific Northwest than any book previously published. With this field guide, you will learn to safely recognize the amazing number of psychoactive mushrooms that can be found right here in the Pacific Northwest from psilocybin mushrooms to psychoactive Amanitas. This book includes: ?Çó Detailed information on every known psychoactive mushroom in the Pacific Northwest as well as the most common deadly lookalikes ?Çó Over 90 color photographs ?Çó In-depth descriptions of all featured mushrooms including appearance, habitat, distribution, growing season, and effects ?Çó Information on mushroom identification, terminology, and techniques for taking spore prints ?Çó Additional information about the history, preparation, and active ingredients of psychoactive mushrooms

The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible

The Definitive Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms
Author: Dr K. Mandrake
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937866280
Category: Social Science
Page: 380
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The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible details every step of the complex mushroom cultivation process, making it hands down the largest and most comprehensive book ever written on the subject. Readers will learn how to produce their own magic mushrooms quickly, safely, and effectively. The book features over 40 step-by-step photographic instruction guides to each step of the process, including: sterilizing the equipment to produce mushrooms; how to build the containers used during home mushroom cultivation; safety measures for preventing contamination of the mushroom cultures; and a guide to consuming magic mushrooms safely and enjoyably. Dr. Mandrake uses his doctoral studies in mycology to detail the history and botany of psilocybin mushrooms to give readers an idea of their prevalence throughout human history. The book is highly detailed and comprehensive, allowing readers to learn the entire process required to produce perfect magic mushrooms every time.

Mushrooms

Best Guide on Mushroom Foraging with Pictures: (Mushroom Foraging, Edible Mushroom in the Wild, Edible Mushroom Guide)
Author: Paul Stamets
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542617192
Category:
Page: 36
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Mushrooms Best Guide on Mushroom Foraging With Pictures Mushrooms are one of those foods that contain several health benefits that affect our body in a positive way. Mushrooms are high in nutritious value o because their characteristics include being low in calories and high in proteins, fiber, iron, zinc, amino acids, minerals, and minerals. Since the olden history, Chinese cuisine has been using mushroom in their diet due to its richness in the health content. Chinese believe that the nutrition and health benefits of mushrooms help to promote good health and vitality. A recent scientific study has confirmed all the health benefits of mushrooms. These studies have shown that mushroom help to strengthen our body and even improve our immune system. This is done by maintaining physiological homeostasis. Nutritional facts of mushrooms tend to differ from the type of mushrooms that are being consumed. Although all mushroom has significant health benefits for the human body and this book will help you understand all the positives about Mushrooms. The thing with Mushrooms is that you either love them, or you might hate them completely. It may be shocking that Mushrooms are a vegetable that tends to have hearty or meaty texture and the best part about them is that they can be used and served practically with every dish. Mushrooms can be served with stews, sides, soups, stir-fries, sandwiches and even salads. They are the best ingredient as it compliments breakfast, rice, bean dishes and can be made with sauces for pasta, meat, and noodles. As you will go through this book, you will understand all the benefits and the nutrients that Mushroom contains. Some of the chapters listed in this book are: Chapter 01: Best Foraging Tips for Mushrooms Chapter 02: Tips to Forage Mushrooms in summer Chapter 03: Mushroom Foraging in the Winter Season Chapter 04: Mushroom Foraging in the Spring and Autumn Chapter 05: Tips to Identify Poisonous Mushrooms

Mycomedicinals

An Informational Booklet on Medicinal Mushrooms
Author: Paul Stamets,Carolyn Dusty Wu Yao
Publisher: Mycomedia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agaricales
Page: 46
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Magic Mushroom Explorer

Psilocybin and the Awakening Earth
Author: Simon G. Powell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620553678
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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A visionary guide to safely using psilocybin mushrooms to tap in to the wisdom of Nature and reconnect humanity to the biosphere • Explores the ecopsychological effects of wild psychedelic mushrooms, including enhanced biophilia, expanded awareness, eco-shamanic encounters, and access to the ancient wisdom that binds all life on Earth • Examines the most recent scientific studies on psilocybin in the U.S. and U.K. • Details the author’s work to keep the use of psilocybin mushrooms legal in the U.K. and shows that an irrational rejection of scientific evidence underlies the harsh war against psychedelic states of consciousness Psilocybin, the active ingredient found in psychedelic mushrooms, is an invaluable natural resource for spiritually revivifying the human psyche and reconnecting us to the biosphere and the vast intelligence of Nature. Interweaving the most recent scientific studies in the United States and Britain, more than 25 years of sacred mushroom exploration, and behind-the-scenes details on the political wars against psychedelics, Simon G. Powell offers a guide to safely navigating and maximizing the healing and spiritual potential of psilocybin. Powell explores the ecopsychological effects of wild psychedelic mushrooms, including enhanced biophilia, expanded awareness, mystical visions, and eco-shamanic encounters. He reveals how the beings and otherworldly teachers common in psilocybin experiences are actually emissaries from our higher consciousness that emerge when the floodgates of perception have been opened. He shares vivid descriptions from many of his own psilocybin journeys and shows how the mushroom offers a path of return to the ancient wisdom binding all life on Earth, a wisdom conveyed through tutorial visions and higher modes of perception. Illustrating psilocybin’s healthful properties, now acknowledged by mainstream science, Powell describes his activism in the fight to keep psilocybin mushroom use legal in the U.K. and shows that an irrational rejection of scientific evidence underlies the harsh war against psychedelic states of consciousness. Laying the groundwork for a new relationship with our biosphere, Powell shows how the Earth’s psychedelic medicines can reconnect us to the spirituality and wisdom of Nature and bring the human race back from the brink of ecological and existential disaster.

The Psilocybin Solution

The Role of Sacred Mushrooms in the Quest for Meaning
Author: Simon G. Powell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594779376
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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How psilocybin mushrooms facilitate a direct link to the wisdom of Nature and the meaning of life • Examines the neurochemistry underlying the visionary psilocybin experience • Explains how sacred mushrooms help restore our connection to the natural intelligence of Nature • Reviews the research on psilocybin’s ability to dispel anxiety in the terminally ill and its helpful effects on obsessive-compulsive disorder It has been more than 50 years since sacred mushrooms were plucked from the shamanic backwaters of Mexico and presented to the modern world by R. Gordon Wasson. After sparking the psychedelic era of the 1960s, however, the divine mushroom returned underground from whence it mysteriously originated. Yet today, the mushroom’s extraordinary influence is once again being felt by large numbers of people, due to the discovery of hundreds of wild psilocybin species growing across the globe. In The Psilocybin Solution, Simon G. Powell traces the history of the sacred psilocybin mushroom and discusses the shamanic visionary effects it can induce. Detailing how psilocybin acts as a profound enhancer of consciousness and reviewing the research performed by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Johns Hopkins University, and the Heffter Research Institute on psilocybin’s ability to dispel anxiety in the terminally ill and its helpful effects on obsessive-compulsive disorder, he examines the neurochemistry, psychology, and spirituality underlying the visionary psilocybin experience, revealing the interface where physical brain and conscious mind meet. Showing that the existence of life and the functioning of mind are the result of a naturally intelligent, self-organizing Universe, he explains how sacred mushrooms provide a direct link to the wisdom of Nature and the meaning of life.

Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

Timber Press Field Guide
Author: Joe Ammirati,Steve Trudell
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604691412
Category: Nature
Page: 352
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Explore the heart of mushroom country The Pacific Northwest is one of the best places to find mushrooms—they are both abundant and spectacularly diverse. Yet until now, there has been no mushroom guide that focuses on the region. This compact, beautifully illustrated guide presents descriptions and photographs of 460 of the region's mushrooms. In addition to profiles on individual species, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest also includes a general discussion and definition of fungi, information on where to find mushrooms and guidelines on collecting them, an overview of fungus ecology, and a discussion on how to avoid mushroom poisoning.

The New Guide to Mushrooms

The Ultimate Guide to Identifying, Picking and Using Mushrooms
Author: Peter Jordan
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9781859677353
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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This definitive reference to the world of mushrooms is an essential addition to every mushroom hunter's field kit. The various habitats where mushrooms are found, the times of year when different mushrooms grow are included, along with essential information on equipment, storing and preserving, and how to take a spore print. A fully illustrated A-Z guide follows with the identifying features and habitats of the most popular edible mushrooms. Each entry is accompanied by a clear photographic portrait of the mushroom and in-place images of the growing mushroom for even more accurate information. Additional hints and tips for culinary preparation tell how to preserve, store and cook mushrooms. Finally, a chapter on inedible mushrooms clearly illustrates all the poisonous and possibly deceptive kinds of mushrooms which the picker is most likely to come across.

The Mushroom Cultivator

A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home
Author: Paul Stamets,Jeff S. Chilton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780961079802
Category: Gardening
Page: 415
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... The best source of information on growing mushrooms at home (back cover.).