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Mushrooms and Religion: Amanita muscaria

Mushrooms and Religion: Amanita muscaria

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Mushrooms and Religion:
Amanita muscaria 
Mushrooms and Religion:
Amanita muscaria 
In discussion of mushroom toxins,eight classes were recognized, and twoare known to be hallucinogens:
Class V: Muscimol and IbotenicAcid.
Class VII: Psilocybin and Psilocin
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Western Society was not aware oftheir existence until late 1950s.
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Psilocybe 
known in 1957 from LifeMagazine article, by R. GordonWasson,
Seeking the MagicMushroom.
Amanita muscaria 
known in 1968,from R. Gordon Wasson’s Soma,Divine Mushroom of Immortality
.
Amanita muscaria Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)(Fly Agaric)
Name is not familiar but mushroomprobably is.
The development of
A. muscaria 
:
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Young mushroom entirelyenclosed, like an egg, in the
universal veil
.
“Egg hatches”: Stalk ofmushroom elongates and capexpands, leaving remnants ofuniversal veil behind, giving itthe characteristic whitespeckled cap.
The development of
A. muscaria 
:
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
The mature mushroom.
Taste and odor not distinctwhen fresh. After drying,acrid nauseating taste.
Forms
mycorrhizae
(sing.=mycorrhiza), usuallywith roots of pine and birchtrees, less commonly with firand larch.
 
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Gourd with
Amanita muscaria 
art.
Prototype mushroomParas, a Pokemon character has
A.muscaria 
growing on it.
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Prototype mushroom
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Often associated with Christmas. Girlcarrying basket of
A. muscaria 
Prototype mushroom
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Elf sitting on
A.muscaria 
.
Prototype mushroom
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Another elf on
Amanita muscaria 
.
Prototype mushroom
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Christmas display of
Amanita muscaria 
.
Prototype mushroom
 
Too much as been made of itsassociation with Christmas.
Santa Claus’ red and white suitrepresents
A. muscaria 
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Actually from Coca Cola, 1931,advertising campaign. Red andwhite is color of Coca Cola.
Too much as been made of itsassociation with Christmas.
Christmas is actually based on anumber of pagan religions.
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Christmas as it is celebrated,today, is actually a conglomerationof things that retailers from NewYork put together for theirconvenience, i.e. Rudolph’s rednose, flying reindeers.
Too much as been made of itsassociation with Christmas.
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Actually, the Catholic Church doesnot recognize “Saint Nicholas” anddoes attribute the character to apagan source. Also, did not havered and white suit.
St. Nicholas
, the model for SantaClaus, was from Siberia, wherelocal tribes used
A. muscaria 
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Saint NicholasSanta Claus
Evolution of Santa Claus
Why is it associated with Christmas?
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Not just Christmas. Also found inDishes and even in Smurf cartoons.
Why is it associated with Christmas?
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Amanita muscaria 
(Fly Agaric)
Not just Christmas. Art work byBeatrix Potter.

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