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The World of Mushrooms and Plants: Mankind's Secret Allies

A Dive into the Unexplored Depths of History

In the uncharted depths of history, where ancient hallucinogens mysteriously intertwine with the evolution of human civilization, Olard Dixon, in his captivating book "Mysteries of the Fly Agaric", reveals the invisible thread connecting humanity with hallucinogenic plants and mushrooms.

Flesh of the Gods

For ages, many shamans have regarded hallucinogenic mushrooms as sacred entities. They called them the "Flesh of the Gods," using them in rituals to achieve supernatural states. This primarily refers to the Magic Mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe from the Strophariaceae family (Psilocybin mushrooms) and Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric). Translated from Greek, "Psilocybe" means "bald head" due to the smooth texture of the mushroom cap.

Ancient Testimonies

The Mexican Aztecs, who used these mushrooms for ritual purposes as far back as 3500 years ago, named them Teonanacatl, which literally translates to "Flesh of the Gods."
Depictions of mushroom-people in Guatemala dating back 2500 years, megaliths in Southern India, and cave paintings in North Africa up to 9000 years old - all testify to the ancient and universal significance of hallucinogens.

Contribution to Human Evolution

Researchers like Dobkin de Rios, A. Pokorny, and T. McKenna view hallucinogens as a key to the evolution of mankind. They hypothesize that psychotropic substances stimulated the development of language and imagination, as well as contributing to the emergence of art and religion. These substances might have caused mutations leading to the development of language and culture.

Cultural Heritage

Modern scientists continue to study the impact of hallucinogens on the human brain and culture. They find that hallucinogens can accelerate cultural development by stimulating new sensory input and behaviors. Shamans who use these substances are not just healers or mystics; they are pioneers in a deep understanding of the human psyche and its connection to nature.

Modern Research

Hallucinogens are more than just ancient plants or mushrooms that induce changes in consciousness. They are the key to understanding the past, present, and future of humanity. They have not only shaped ancient cultures and religions but continue to inspire modern scientific research, opening new horizons in understanding human nature and its connection to the world.


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