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The drugs that carry the lowest acute risk of harm are magic mushrooms. Yet they are a class A drug like heroin and crack. Drugsland s1e4: The Fix, BBC 2017
As many of you know, I come from San Francisco. We don’t have a lot of farms there. Well, we do have one – it’s a mushroom farm, so you know what that means. Nancy Pelosi, The Agribusiness Club of Washington 24 July 2006
Shrooms, Mal, they ain’t kicking in yet. Natural Born Killers 1994 starring Woody Harrelson & Juliette Lewis & Robert Downey junior & Tommy Lee Jones & Tom Sizemore & Rodney Dangerfield & Edie McClurg & Sean Stone & Russell Means & Lanny Flaherty et al, director Oliver Stone, him to her
Mushrooms grow naturally on the planet – they’re against the law. Marijuana grows naturally on the planet – it’s against the law. Do you think making Nature against the law a bit unnatural? Bill Hicks
So-called hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and Magic Mushrooms emerged from the 1960s hippy counter culture. Drugs Inc s2e4: Hallucinogens, National Geographic 2012
Magic mushrooms need specific conditions in which to grow. ibid.
Magic mushrooms ... In Dan’s case one dose every two months seems to stop the devastating cluster headaches from coming back. ibid.
Now here’s the wild and wonderful thing
about mushrooms: a cascading, heavenly rainbow shower
of pulsating red angel-cells.
Eat all you can!
And then some.
Scoffing like an elf or hobgoblin.
Till you’re sick to the stomach.
Here blows more and more light-showers
of iridescent red.
Jesus wants me to count my many sunbeams.
Now we’re green.
Down to earth. esias, Manna, 2007
… and you whose pastime
Is to make midnight mushrooms. William Shakespeare, The Tempest V i @38, Prospero
I am … a mushroom
On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then. John Ford, The Broken Heart
And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat. Exodus 16:14&15
Now we’ve found out Manna was a small round thing: mushrooms ... I’ve never tried any drug in the world ever ... However, I am not so stupid as to not be well informed about the potential for the mushroom. The magic mushroom from all indications is a sincerely important discovery that was made in the ancient and prehistoric world. This stuff works. The magic mushroom and other hallucinogenic drugs like that do something to the electromagnetic forces in the brain, to open up your mind, and open up your spirit, to all kinds of profound things that you are just not aware of. Jordan Maxwell, lecture The Illuminati
To see Ireland. To do shrooms. Shrooms 2007 starring Linsdey Haun & Jack Huston & Max Kasch & Robert Hoffman & Maya Hazen & Alice Greczyn & Don Wycherley & Sean McGinley & David McGinley et al, director Paddy Breathnach opening scene
I don’t know what’s going on in my head. What’s real and what's not. ibid. blonde bird
Never crowd a pan with too many mushrooms. They give off an enormous amount of moisture. And there’s nothing worse than a braised mushroom, other than a lot of braised mushrooms. Simon Schama
Q) Why did the mushroom go to the party?
A) Because he’s a fungi! author unknown
Of all life on earth there is something more mysterious yet more vital to our survival than anything else ... Much of its life is hidden underground ... The mushroom. Professor Robert Fortey, The Magic World of Mushrooms, BBC 2015
A secret life so magical, so weird, that it defies imagination. ibid.
Fungi evolved as a kingdom in their own rights, distinct from plants and animals. ibid.
The thrill of discovery, the thrill of the chase. ibid.
A huge web of tiny threads. ibid.
They have successfully recycled the world’s waste for hundreds of millions of years. ibid.
Leary won [Harvard] approval for a research project exploring the potential benefits of the active ingredients in magic mushrooms … popular with undergraduate students. Reputations s8e7: Timothy Leary: The Man Who Turned America On, BBC 2001
I have three containers of Psiliocybin-contained truffles. I may start by taking 8 grams of this 15 gram container because that’s what the man at the smart-shop advised me to do. Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia: The Rise of Psychedelic Truffles in Amsterdam, Vice 2011
Mushrooms were once completely legal, and since the early ’90s the Netherlands led the world in the development of commercial psychedelic mushroom growing techniques. But everything changed in 2008 when the Dutch government banned psiliocybin-containing mushrooms. ibid.
Parliament decided not to ban the magic truffle. ibid.
Mushrooms exist to release spors into the environment. But why some produce psilocybin has yet to be explained. Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia: Magic Mushrooms in Mexico
The spores germinate once they find a suitable substrate. ibid.
It’s said to be the oldest intoxicant yet there are few that care to indulge. Its beauty is stark, covered in spots, and its colour is crimson and bold. In the Carpathian forests I venture where hermits forage and dwell. Its a mushroom that carries great gifts for science along with a magical spell … This is the story of Amanita Muscaria. Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia: A Fungal Fairy Tale
Amanita Muscaria is found on every continent except Antarctica. ibid.
At least two receptors in the brain. ibid.
Ibogaine: a plant that grows in central and west Africa … It already had a medical history … It was used as a pharmaceutical in France … It’s closer to amphetamine that it is to LSD. Hamilton: Extraordinary Future: Are Magic Mushroom (Psilocybin) the Next Cannabis? Cambridge House International 28:51
Boys, I’m freaking out here. I’m freaking out. We ate three pounds of fucking mushrooms. Like we’re stuck in a cartoon world here. Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series I: Long Short Story: A Bear Ripped My Cock Off & Ate It, Netflix 2019
The UK is experiencing a psychedelic renaissance. Young people in England and Wales are taking three times more LSD than they did five years ago. High Society: The Rise and Rise of Psychedelics, Youtube 20.16, Vice TV 2020
The use of magic mushrooms has been increasing around 40% year on year. ibid.
A growing number of people are taking them far more seriously as a growing form of therapy. ibid.
Leongatha, Australia: Five people sit down to a family lunch. Only two survive. It seems poisonous mushrooms were on the menu. True Crime Recaps: A Family Lunch to Die For: The Story Behind Erin Patterson’s Mushroom Poisoning Allegations, Youtube 6.13, 2023