By Ralph Metzner
Over 30 members proportion their services at the chemical, organic, cultural, mental, and experiential dimensions of psilocybin mushrooms
• Describes in vibrant element the consciousness-expanding reports of psychoactive mushroom users
• presents firsthand debts of the debatable Harvard Psilocybin venture, together with the harmony criminal and reliable Friday studies
Teonanᣡtl was once the identify given to the visionary mushrooms utilized in historic Mesoamerican shamanic ceremonies, mushrooms that include psilocybin, the psychoactive agent pointed out by means of Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD. The rediscovery of those visionary mushrooms via the Mazatec healer Maria Sabina and mycologist R. Gordon Wasson ignited a world mushroom tradition that encouraged the cognizance revolution of the 1960s.
This ebook describes in shiny aspect the consciousness-expanding reviews of psychoactive mushroom users--from artists to psychologists--and the therapeutic visionary idea they obtained. It offers firsthand money owed of stories played within the arguable Harvard Psilocybin undertaking, together with the harmony felony research and the nice Friday research. It describes how using the psilocybe mushroom unfold from the mountains of Mexico into North the USA, Asia, and Europe by means of seekers of consciousness-expanding reports. It additionally info how psilocybin has been used because the Sixties in psychotherapy, prisoner rehabilitation, the enhancement of creativity, and the induction of mystical reports and is being studied as a therapy for obsessive compulsive illness (OCD).