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Magic mushrooms are
bluish in color.
Learn to identify
mushrooms growing wild.
Over a hundred species of
psilocybian mushrooms have been identified. MAGIC
MUSHROOMS describes the size, shape, habitat,
and potency of the most popular, including Amanita
myscaria or Fly Agaric, Psilocybe cubensis, Psilocybe
semilanceata or Liberty Caps, Panaelous
Subbalteatus—the most prevalent of the psilocybian
mushrooms—Psilocybe cyanescens or Wavy Caps, Psilocybe
baeocystis, and Psilocybe stuntzii.
The amazing romantic history of the
discovery and modern use of magic mushrooms weaves
through out MAGIC MUSHROOMS . Stafford tells
of R. Gordon Wasson’s search for the sacred in the
Oaxacan highlands and his mushrooms ceremonies with
the curandera Maria Sabina. Soon after than came the
famous Miracle of March Chapel and Timothy
Leary’s prison experiments in which he an
several convicts actually ate mushrooms inside the
Massachusetts Correctional Institution—a
maximum-security prison for young offenders.
Step-by-step photographs show how
mushrooms are cultivated indoors along with the
methods for harvesting and drying them. Stafford
discusses dosages used by ‘shroom trippers and
includes an entire chapter on chemistry. Included
are dozens of wonderful photographs of marvelous
mushrooms in all stages of development.
Anyone who loves the 60s and is
curious about psychedelic fungi will enjoy MAGIC
MUSHROOMS. This book is a treasure.