By Ralph Metzner
Over 30 participants percentage 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 bills of the arguable Harvard Psilocybin venture, together with the harmony felony and sturdy Friday studies
Teonanácatl used to be the identify given to the visionary mushrooms utilized in old 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 through the Mazatec healer Maria Sabina and mycologist R. Gordon Wasson ignited a global mushroom tradition that encouraged the realization revolution of the 1960s.
This booklet describes in shiny element the consciousness-expanding stories of psychoactive mushroom users--from artists to psychologists--and the therapeutic visionary idea they acquired. It presents firsthand money owed of stories played within the debatable Harvard Psilocybin venture, together with the harmony felony learn and the great Friday examine. It describes how using the psilocybe mushroom unfold from the mountains of Mexico into North the US, Asia, and Europe via seekers of consciousness-expanding stories. 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 remedy for obsessive compulsive illness (OCD).
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