This is definitely worth your time to listen to and it gives amazing insight on the benefits of working with mushrooms. Here are some highlights about mushrooms:
- Produce strong antibiotics
- Rot is essential for nutrients in forest (mycelium goes underground)
- Mycelium inhales oxygen like we do
- Mycelium is earth’s natural internet (highly branched)
- Fungi one of the first organisms to come to land
- Produces oxalic acids = makes rocks crumble to make soil
- Fungi do not need light: uses radiation as source of energy
- Largest organism in the world: mycelia wall
- Ways mushrooms can be used to save the world
- Habitat restoration
- Active against flu viruses and pox
- Energy called “Econol” made by the breakdown of cellulose to fungal sugars
Sorry for being absent for so long and slacking on the posting. I have been pretty busy getting my life started and going through obstacles, but now it has calmed down a lot and I am ready to continue my passion. So much research has happened in the past couple of months, which means more progress and more to learn! Stay tuned. Oh and happy holidays!
This is featured on Psychedelic Frontier. The following report is from the September 18, 1914 issue of Science magazine, generously contributed to Erowid by archivist Michael Horowitz, as a silvered, heavily-aged copy from old microfiche. This stands out as one of the earliest known experience reports for psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Although the author identifies the mushrooms as Panaeolus papilionaceus, Paul Stamets suggests that Verrill’s identification may have been wrong and the mushrooms might have instead been Panaeolus subbalteatus.
The faces appeared in all sorts of bright and even intense colors–so intense that I could only liken them to flames of fire, in red, purple, green and yellow colors, like fireworks.
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For those that are interested and want to be around people with open minds:
1. The World Ayahuasca Conference will be held from September 25-27 in Ibiza, Spain
“The World Ayahuasca Conference 2014, organized by the ICEERS Foundation, aims to be a multidisciplinary event that brings together leading scientists, legal experts, practitioners. environmentalists and other experts involved in the ayahuasca field, facilitating the interchange of experience and knowledge, and the birth of new synergies and collaborations through the formal presentations and round tables, workshops and debates, as well as the informal events of the conference.”
2. Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics will be held from October 10-12 in New York City
“Horizons is an annual forum for learning about psychedelics in New York City. Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue on their role in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity. 2014 is its eighth year.”