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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria (also known by the English-language common name fly agaric or Fly Amanita) is a psychoactive agaric species of mushroom found commonly throughout much of the world.
Though it is generally considered poisonous, Amanita muscaria is otherwise famed for its hallucinogenic properties with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound muscimol.
Amanita section Amanita includes those species with patchy universal veil remnants, including a volva that is reduced to a series of concentric rings and the veil remnants on the pileus being a series of patches or warts.
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 » Amanita Muscaria
Amanita muscaria is one of a large number of mushrooms that includes toxins that can affect you — in the case of muscaria by making you intoxicated — but whose toxins are water soluble, and can therefore be washed away through boiling.
Amanita muscaria is a member of the Amanitaceae family, a family of mushrooms that includes some of the most wonderful edibles, and some of the most deadly.
Amanita phalloides and Amanita ocreata are poisonous in the skull and cross bones rat poison sense of poisonous — they are deadly — and furthermore no amount of cooking, and no cooking method, will alter that fact.
www.williamrubel.com /mushrooms/amanita-muscaria   (2108 words)

  
  Amanita muscaria Summary
Amanita muscaria is a basidiomycete mushroom of the genus Amanita.
The active ingredient is excreted in the urine of those consuming the mushrooms, and it has sometimes been the practice for a shaman to consume the mushrooms, and the rest of the tribe to drink his urine: the shaman, in effect, partially detoxifying the drug (the sweat- and twitch-causing muscarine is absent in the urine).
Amanita muscaria is widely thought to be the Soma talked about in the Hindu scriptures, and is less often also thought to be the amrita talked about in Buddhist scriptures.
www.bookrags.com /Amanita_muscaria   (1843 words)

  
 Amanita Muscaria
Amanita muscaria, the highly visible and strikingly beautiful mushroom, also known as the Fly Agaric, is yellow to red in color and speckeled with white.
Amanita muscaria's history has it associated with both Shamanic and magical practices and it was identified as the "Soma" of the ancient (4000 BC) Rig Veda by Gordon Wasson.
So Amanita muscaria has historical use as far back as we have history, and it shouldn't be hard to suppose that prehistoric man, in his activities as hunter/gatherer, recognized that there were mushrooms and other plants that had benefits not related to hunger.
ethnogens.com /ammu.html   (208 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: Amanita Muscaria
Amanitas range widely across the Northern Hemisphere, generally in northern Europe and the northwestern area of North America.
The effects vary GREATLY among users of Amanita, as their chemical makeup can vary depending on the season, climate, and location they are picked in.
Amanita Muscaria is everywhere in fairy tales, but never eaten.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=Amanita+Muscaria   (293 words)

  
 Salvia.ca - Amanita Muscaria
Muscaria is a hallucinogen, but while you might be able to group LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, and their ilk into the same category, Amanita brings a wholly different hallucinatory experience to the table.
Muscaria is best taken when cooked or dried because the process of decarboxylation turns the less powerful Ibotenic Acid into Muscimol, thereby maximizing potency, and reducing unpleasant side effects.
Muscaria is traditionally taken orally, in a gel cap or with food.
www.salvia.ca /store/amanita-muscaria.html   (781 words)

  
 Amanita Muscaria: Bouncing Bear Botanicals
Amanita muscaria, the highly visible and strikingly beautiful mushroom, also known as the Fly Agaric, is yellow to red in color and speckeled with white.
So, Amanita muscaria has historical use as far back as we have history, and it shouldnt be hard to suppose that prehistoric humans, in their activities as hunter/gatherer, recognized that there were mushrooms and other plants that had benefits not related to hunger.
This cousin of Amanita muscaria ranges in color from dark to light brown, tan to dull yellowish.
www.bouncingbearbotanicals.com /ethnobotanicals-amanita-muscaria-c-60_71.html   (284 words)

  
 Amanita citrina
Amanita citrina, often referred to as the False Death Cap, is an edible fungus; however, care is necessary because it is easily confused with deadly poisonous Amanita species.
Amanita virosa (Destroying Angel) rarely retains veil fragments on its cap through to maturity, the cap remains somewhat domed, its stem-ring is usually high up and not very substantial, and it does not have a sharp smell.
Amanita phalloides (Death Cap) rarely retains veil fragments on its cap, and it develops a sickly-sweet odour as it matures.
www.first-nature.com /fungi/id_guide/amanitaceae/amanita_citrina.htm   (261 words)

  
 AMANITA MUSCARIA
Although the Amanita muscaria has been used as a hallucinogen for more than six thousand years, it is today rapidly dropping in popularity because of significant dangers.
Amanita muscaria picked up the nickname "fly agaric" because the poison in the mushroom was, at one time; used by Europeans on flypaper.
As Amanita muscaria's dangers can far outweigh its pleasures, it is a drug to be avoided by those who value life and well-being.
www.drugtext.org /library/books/recreationaldrugs/amanita.htm   (882 words)

  
 Shamanic Extracts - Amanita Muscaria
Amanita muscaria, the highly visible and strikingly beautiful mushroom, also known as the Fly Agaric, is yellow to red in color an...
Amanita muscaria, the highly visible and strikingly beautiful mushroom, also known as the Fly Agaric, is yellow to red in color and spe...
Amanita muscaria, the highly visible and strikingly beautiful mushroom, also known as the Fly Agaric, is yellow to red in color and spec...
www.shamanic-extracts.com /xcart/shamanic-ethnobotanicals/amanita-muscaria   (363 words)

  
 Amanita muscaria caps and extracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Amanita muscaria, the highly visible and strikingly beautiful mushroom, also known as the Fly Agaric, is yellow to red in color and speckled with white.
Today Amanita muscaria mushrooms are widely known: the Alice in Wonderland mushrooms, and the "Christmas" mushrooms, especially in Germany, where the Amanita is a common fixture of Christmas.
It is also known that the uncertainty of the Amanita muscaria intoxication is a result of an unknown mixture of Ibotenic acid and Muscimol in the amanita at the point of ingestion.
www.iamshaman.com /amanitamuscaria.htm   (2482 words)

  
 Killer Mushrooms: The Toxic Amanita spp.
There are many edible amanitas, but eating the wrong one can get you into heaps of trouble, not to mention the delerium, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, liver failure or death you may experience.
Most poisonings tend to occur in people from foreign countries who pick Amanitas that look "just like" those yummy ones they ate at home or to overconfident novice mycophagists (people who wild mushrooms) who have not bothered to properly identify their mushrooms.
The Amanita are primarily identified by the presence of a universal veil completely covering immature mushrooms, a volva or cup around the base, a partial veil which may be in the form of a ring on the upper stalk, free to slightly attached white/cream colored gills, and a white spore print.
www.ansci.cornell.edu /plants/toxicagents/amanita/amanita.html   (810 words)

  
 Soma
Amanita muscaria or the Fly Agaric is not a well-known mushroom based on its scientific name or common name.
Amanita muscaria is typically a temperate species, but may occur in warmer latitudes, usually in the mountain areas.
Amanita muscaria: Scientific name for the Fly Agaric, also thought by some to be the Soma and the Haoma.
www.botany.hawaii.edu /faculty/wong/BOT135/Lect20a.htm   (3632 words)

  
 Amanita Muscaria Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The entheogenic constituents of A. muscaria are ibotenic acid (alpha-amino3-hydroxy-5-isoxazole acetic acid), muscamol (3hydroxy-5-aminomethy1 isoxazole), and possibly muscazone(Ott).
muscaria can be taken orally and there are also some claims that it can be smoked for effect.
The potency of individual A. muscaria mushrooms is highy variable, seemingly dependent upon the season in which they are picked and significant regional variations Mushrooms from the same area in different seasons may have different effects (ratio of nausea/body effects to mental / entheogenic effects).
www.clearwhitelight.org /hatter/amanita.htm   (1112 words)

  
 Amanita - TCCWiki
The Amanitas are mushrooms characteristic of bearing plates, white spores, and having a volva.
Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) is another abundant species and considered strongly toxic (digestive disorders and hallucinatory effects) but not mortal.
Thick Amanita (Amanita spissa) is an edible mushroom but absolutely should not be gathered due to the risks of confusion with Amanita panthera being so great.
www.tccwiki.com /wiki/index.php?title=Amanita   (1317 words)

  
 Amanitaceae (Amanita Family)
Amanitas are medium to large, terrestrial and usually found in woods.
Some have a partial veil that usually leaves a ring on the stalk, and all have a universal veil that completely envelopes the young mushroom, resulting in a vulva at the base of the stem.
Most Amanita are mycorrhizal, and most commonly found amid or near trees with whose roots they form a symbiotic nutritional arrangement.
plants.montara.com /mushrooms/MListPages/MFamPages/amanita.html   (700 words)

  
 Erowid Psychoactive Amanitas (A. muscaria & A. pantherina) Vault
Excerpt on A. muscaria from 'The Hallucinogens', by A. Hoffer & H. Osmond
Soma Dharma - A. muscaria as Vedic Soma
Amanita Muscaria as the God/Plant Soma of the Rigveda
www.erowid.org /plants/amanitas/amanitas.shtml   (280 words)

  
 Psychadelics: Amanita Muscaria (the 'Fly Agaric... - tribe.net
Amanita muscaria is widely thought to be the Soma talked about in the Hindu scriptures, and is less often also thought to be the amrita talked about in Buddhist texts.
Inquiring about its occurrence and use, we have received information that the so-called "Raven's Bread", i.e., Amanita muscaria, is gathered in the late spring of wet years from moist eroded rock crevices and undergoes spontaneous drying in the blazing sun.
In my experience, A. Muscaria is not as potent as psyllocibe species, but this could be down to the particular one I took or the fact that I only had one cap...
people.tribe.net /80d2e1ba-a3dc-48b5-b661-2595cf092683/blog/4a123fcb-59a3-4a53-a3ef-704a0d5bd40f   (1686 words)

  
 Aminita muscaria, Amanita pantherina and others (Group PIM G026)
Amanita muscaria grows in summer and autumn under coniferous and deciduous trees, from the lowland up to the subalpine zone.
muscaria in the sun or with heater caused an increase of muscimol in the mushroom, though a lot of precursors of ibotenic acid was lost.
Amanita muscaria and Amanita pantherina might also be ingested in order to obtain psychotic effects and especially to expand or alter spatio-temporal awareness.
www.inchem.org /documents/pims/fungi/pimg026.htm   (4519 words)

  
 Erowid Psychoactive Amanitas Vault : Amanita muscaria var. regalis (Fly Agaric variety)
Erowid Psychoactive Amanitas Vault : Amanita muscaria var.
Amanita muscaria var Regalis is known to occur in Europe and Alaska.
Amanita muscaria var Regalis is believed to contain ibotenic acid and muscim* alkaloids, although we aren't aware of any published quantitative analysis.
www.erowid.org /plants/amanitas/amanitas_muscaria_regalis.shtml   (292 words)

  
 Amanita muscaria, Jesus, and Cannabis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This is because muscimol, the psychoactive element of Amanita muscaria, remains active in urine for up to seven re-ingestions or for use by others, which the shamans drink as a holy wine, the epitome of true transubstantiation.
As a mushroom, the amanita muscaria does not disseminate seeds as plants do, but ejaculates microscopic spores which create a threadlike fungal network at the base of conifer trees from which thunderstorms elicit more mushrooms.
Some mushrooms were 'good' or nutritious, some were 'evil' or poisonous, but amanita muscaria was considered 'blessed' and capable of bestowing health, strength, inspiration and the power of prognostication.
www.iamshaman.com /amanita/jesus.htm   (1053 words)

  
 Alice in Wonderland Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Was especially thankful to one special person for introducing us to the wonderful state induced by smoked Amanita Muscaria.
About 2 sq cm of the dried, peeled skin from the reddish cap were crumbled and smoked in a pipe along with a tiny bit of MJ to mellow out the otherwise rather harsh smoke.
Also, the cottonmouth effect of the MJ was pleasantly neutralized by the increase in salivation that the Amanita induces.
crackwalker2.tripod.com /gardens/amanita.html   (721 words)

  
 California Fungi: Amanita muscaria
With its bright red, sometimes dinner plate-sized caps, Amanita muscaria is one of the most striking of all mushrooms.
muscaria in the U.S. ranging from red to orange, yellow and white, but only two occur commonly in the Bay Area, Amanita muscaria var.
Beverly Hackett: Amanita muscaria (I) Beverly Hackett: Amanita muscaria var.
www.mykoweb.com /CAF/species/Amanita_muscaria.html   (356 words)

  
 Mushrooms and Mankind by James Arthur
The Amanita muscaria mushroom can be found at the roots of most of the religious writings our planet has to offer.
Amanita muscaria is a Good Luck Charm associated with the Four-Leafed-Clover in artwork and traditional Superstition.
This Ornament is of particular interest because of the association with the Fruit of the tree of knowledge and the Amanita muscaria.
www.amanitashop.com /amanita-arthur/mankind1.htm   (9828 words)

  
 Amanita muscaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Amanita muscaria is a large distinctive mushroom, generally common and numerous where it grows, often being found in groups with basidiocarps in all stages of development.
Fully grown, the bright red cap is usually around 8-20 cm (3-8 in) in diameter, though sometimes larger ones are found, and is covered with numerous small white to yellow flecks (warts).
Amanita caesarea can be distinguished as it has an entire orange red cap, lacking the numerous white warty spots of the fly agaric.
www.plantshaman.com /amanita.html   (438 words)

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