Monday, February 7, 2011
The Spiritual and Medicinal Uses of the "Magic Mushroom" (Psilocybe)
As evidenced by findings at numerous Maya sites in Guatemala where numerous mushroom-shaped stones have been discovered, dated to 1000 BCE, archaeologists now know that aptly-named “mushroom cults” of Mesoamerica held psilocybe, the so-called "magic mushroom," in highest esteem for centuries. In fact, the archaeological record shows that early Mesoamerica people not only regularly partook of psilocybe, but a number of other hallucinogenic fungi for ritual divining and healing--a practice continued today by the Mazatec people of Oaxaca, in Southern Mexico. But, what are these so-called magic mushrooms all about? Read more . . .