Psilocybin Mushroom Bible, The: The Definitive Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms
About this deal
The book then follows Huxley, his wife, and Osmund as they partake in a mescaline-fueled journey through the Hollywood Hills.
This guide, however, is nothing but magic mushrooms, and has all of the necessary details on every variety imaginable, is well-illustrated, and expertly written. Batchelor explains that these ceremonies enabled him to finally let go of wrestling with his secular spirituality. The Forward and Introduction are where the book feels less like an agricultural how-to manual, and more like a guide to psychedelics, but the reader should be aware that this book is – first and foremost – a how-to guide. The whole book is enchanting, and it is especially so in the section where Pollan attempts (and succeeds) to “eff the ineffable”—describing in stunning detail his first-time experiences with LSD, psilocybin, and 5-MeO-DMT. Arguably the world’s leading expert on all things mushroom, author Paul Stamets is no stranger to the beautiful variations and attributes of the psychedelic variety.
As is often the case with Alan Watts, the broader presence of Consciousness is the foundation of his narrative. Nonetheless, we wanted to address that reality and the fact that while McKenna or Huxley may draw us in with enrapturing language and eloquent writing, it is the sacred earth medicines and the people who kept the tradition of communicating with these medicines, people like curandera Maria Sabina, that we owe the most to. With the recent whipping up of interest in psychedelics, we’ve found the best place to start is to study up. This species is known to induce hallucinations, euphoria, and altered perception in those who ingest it because of the presence of psilocybin, which – converted to psilocin -- interacts with serotonin receptors.
Even experienced psychonauts will agree that sifting through the plethora of resources made available today is not only overwhelming, but often highly confusing. It's been recommended to me by my friend first, because he was growing magic mushrooms, and then I've read it. The Preface and Forward are explicitly written by Terrence McKenna, but it’s said that the entire book is written by McKenna and his brother, Dennis.As for his experience, Vayne has been fascinated by magic, mysticism and altered states of awareness since childhood and has helped facilitate psychedelic ceremonies since the ripe age of 16.