Fly Agaric Mushroomer`s Fieldguide

CANNABIS CULTURE – A Compendium of History, Pharmacology, Mythology and Exploration

Fall is finally here. The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are turning colors, and mushrooms
of all varieties are beginning to pop! Thousands will be venturing to their local cow pastures and
other favorite haunts this autumn in search of psychedelic psilocybe mushrooms. Stunningly,
however, many of these same mushroom seekers will walk right past the majestic red-and-white
capped Fly Agaric, perhaps the most iconic mushroom in the world, and one that is incredibly
psychoactive. Despite its captivating appearance and its deep association with the otherworldly –
through its depiction in countless fairytales – most believe the Fly Agaric to be poisonous, and
many believe that it is deadly. Old rumors die hard, and those surrounding the Fly Agaric are no
exception.

It was with these rumors in mind that the idea of assembling a vast tome on the Fly Agaric was

borne. With the assistance of more than two dozen authors, scholars, and photographers this
vision was brought to life in the form of a 500-page book with color photographs, covering
topics ranging from pharmacology, mushroom identification, Soma, Santa Claus, the Viking
Berserkers, and medicinal use among others. As a result, “Fly Agaric: A Compendium of History,
Pharmacology, Mythology,

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