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Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books?
    #3178790 - 09/25/04 02:01 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Just wondering what you guys recommend for favorite mushroom hunting books. Thanks also post any other books you like. I am planning on purchasing some including Arora and just wonder about some others..

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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: cosmicsea]
    #3178833 - 09/25/04 02:18 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Here is my book collection, 5 years in the making:



Started with the DK one and moved on to simon and schusters. I saw Stamets book in a local bookstore and couldnt resist getting it. Also had a copy of Arora's book (which is one of the best) but i traded it for the mushrooms of the northeast, since thats where i am.

I reccomend getting Mushrooms Demystified probibly because I hear that it is the most accurate.


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: array]
    #3179146 - 09/25/04 04:23 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

array,

that's a nice photograph. i am looking on half.com because it's cheapest and there are very many books! i wonder if half of them are worth the read because I LOVE TO READ ABOUT MUSHROOOOMS.

peace out thanks for the photo i like that northeast one, it would be cool cuz i'm in the southeast

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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: cosmicsea]
    #3179158 - 09/25/04 04:25 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

look on ebay as well.. they are dirt cheap.. and if you find a fellow hunter their intent is to put their book in your hands


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: cosmicsea]
    #3179202 - 09/25/04 04:47 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

The mushrooms of northeastern north america is my favorite. That book is like an encyclopedia! It goes into more details by far than any book ive ever looked at. It has 584 pages, tons of keys to species and genus, covers 1500 species and has 650 color photos. I just got it this week.

Im not sure if it would be good for you to get cause it only covers the north but ive seen a florida mushroom book somewhere.


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: array]
    #3179273 - 09/25/04 05:08 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Actually there are many errors in Arora's thick guide. One major one is the colored photograph of Psilocybe cyanescens which is actually a photo of Psilocybe cyanofibrillosa. I and many others over the years have informed both David and Paul Stamets who took the photo of the error but the publishers say it is too expensive to change the page to correct the error.

mj

Here is a list of the best books about the magic shrooms, some in print and some out of print.

Allen, J. W. 1978[1980]. Safe-Pik Mushroom Identification Guide. Publs. Frank and Cheeri Rinaldo. Seattle, Washington.
On line copy at http://erowid.org/

Allen, J. W. 1997. Magic Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Psilly Publications and RaverBooks, Seattle, Washington. 12 color photos.

Allen, J. W. 1998. Magic Mushrooms of the Hawaiian Islands. Psilly Publications and RaverBooks. Seattle, Washington. Color Photos.

Allen, J. W. 1997. Teonan?catl: Ancient and Shamanic Mushroom Names of Mesoamerica and Other Regions of the World. Psilly Publications and RaverBooks. Seattle, Washington.

Allen, J. W. 1999. Magic Mushrooms of Australia and New Zealand. www.erowid.org/library/books_online/magic_mushrooms_aunz.shtml/

Allen, J. W. and J. Gartz. 1997. Magic Mushrooms in Some Third World Countries. Psilly Publications and RaverBooks. Seattle, Washington. Republished in Psychedelics Reimagined edited by Jon Hanna. 2002.

Allen, J. W. and J. Gartz. 2001. Psilocybian Mushroom Cultivation: A Brief History Regarding the Contemporary Cultivation, Marketing and Use of Psilocybian Fungi. Psilly Publications.CD-ROM Productions. Seattle, Washington. With 140 photographs. October, 2001.

Allen, J. W., and J. Gartz. Septermber 2001. Teonan?catl: A Bibliography of Entheogenic Mushrooms. Psilly Publications and CD-ROM Production. With a forward by Jonathan Ott.
2100 psilocybian references, 1700 annotations, more than 350 images with thumbnails and enlargements and more than 8000 cross references of Amanita and Pilocybian mushrooms citations.

Arthur, J. 2000. Mushrooms and Mankind. The Book Tree. Escondito, California.

Davis, W. 1996. One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest. Touchstone Publishers and Simon and Schulster. New York.

Enos, L. 1973. A Key to the North American Psilocybe Mushroom. Youniverse Press. Lemon Grove California.

Estrada, A. 1976. Maria Sabina: Her Life, Her Chants. An Autobiography. Ross-Erikson. California.

Friedman, S. A. 1987. Celebrating the Wild Mushroom. Dodd, Mead and Co. New York.

Furst, P. T. 1986. Psychedelic Fungi. Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs. Chelsea House Publishing. New York.

Gartz, J. 1997-98. Magic Mushrooms Around the World: A Scientific Journey Across Cultures and Time. The case for Challenging Research and Value Systems. Translated from the masterpiece "Narremschwammer" by C. Taake.

Guzm?n, G., Allen, J. W. and J. Gartz. 2000. A Worldwide Geographical Distribution of the Neurotropic Fungi, An Analysis and Discussion. Anali dei Museo Civico vol. 14:189-280. Rovereto, Italy. (214 species described and 39 images).

Hofmann, A. 1980. LSD My Problem Child. McGraw-Hill. New York.

Leary, T. 1995[1968]. High Priest. Ronin Publications Inc. Berkeley, California.

Leary, T. 1983. Flashbacks: A Personal and Cultural History of an Era. J. P. Tarcher Inc. Los Angeles.

Lincoff, G. and D. H. Mitchell (Eds.). 1980. Toxic and Hallucinogenic Mushrooms. Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York.

McKenna, T. 1993. Food of the Gods: The Search for The Original Tree of Life. Bantam Books. New York.

Menser, G. 1977 [1991]. Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushroom Field Guide. And/or Press. Berkeley, California. Re-issued as Magikal Mushroom Handbook. Homestead Book Co. Seattle, Washington.

Metzner, R (editor). 2004. Teonan?catl: Sacred mushrooms of Visions. Four Trees Press. Green Earth Foundation. California (One chapter by John Allen and James Arthur).

Ott, J. 1976 [1979]. Hallucinogenic Plants of North America. Wingbow press. Berkeley, California.

Ott, J. 1993. Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History. (see pp273-319. Natural Products Co. Kennewick, Washington.

Ott, J. and J. Bigwood (Eds.). 1978. Teonanacatl: Hallucinogenic Mushrooms of North America. Madrona Press. Seattle, Washington.

Reidlinger, T. J. (Ed.). 1990. The Sacred Mushroom Seeker: Essays for R. Gordon Wasson. Dioscorides Press. Portland, Oregon.

Rumack, B. and E. Saltzman (Eds.). 1978. Mushroom Poisoning: Diagnosis and Treatment. CRC Press. West Palm Beach, Florida.

Sanford, J. 1966. In Search of the Magic Mushroom. Clarkson N. Porter. New York.

Schultes, R. E. 1978. Hallucinogenic Plants. A Golden Garden Guide. Golden Press. New York.

Schultes, R. E. and A. Hofmann. Plants of the Gods. McGraw-Hill Book Co. New York.

Stafford, P. 1992. Psychedelic Encyclopedia. J. P. Tarcher, Inc. Los Angeles.

Stafford, P. 2003. Magic Mushrooms. Ronin Publishers. Berkeley, California.

Stamets, P. 1978. Psilocybe Mushrooms and Their Allies. Homestead Book Co. Seattle, Washington.

Stamets, P. 1996. A Field Guide to Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World. Ten Speed Press. Berkeley, California.

Wasson, R. G. May 13, 1957. Life magazine.

Wasson, R. G. 1980. The Wondrous Mushroom: Mycolatry in Mesoamerica. McGraw-Hill Book Co. New York.

Weil, A. 1972. The Natural Mind: A New Way of Looking at Drugs and the Higher Consciousness. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, Ma.

Weil, A. 1980. Marriage of the Sun and Moon. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, Ma.


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #3179298 - 09/25/04 05:19 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks for the info. Do you know of any of the actual errors in any of Lincoff's books? I think i heard someone in this forum talking about it a couple times but they didnt mention anything specific.

Oh, yea and I think i meant to say that Arora's was the most accurate of the books i have.


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: cosmicsea]
    #3179363 - 09/25/04 05:47 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Mushrooms Demystified by Arora is simply amazing.

You will be happy with it for years. I personally use this book 99% of the time. It covers so many species and so many interesting facts and pictures.

We ALL know about the photographic error in the book. The description is right about cyanescens. It is a very well put together book.


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: angryshroom]
    #3180269 - 09/25/04 09:35 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

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Mushrooms Demystified by Arora is simply amazing.

You will be happy with it for years. I personally use this book 99% of the time. It covers so many species and so many interesting facts and pictures.

We ALL know about the photographic error in the book. The description is right about cyanescens. It is a very well put together book.




Exactly what I was gonna say. This book is truly the "Mushroom Hunting Bible."


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: Gumby]
    #3181934 - 09/26/04 06:05 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

well since i just started a month ago, i only have one. its the "national audubons field guide to mushrooms". that jacket cover keeps falling off.... i managed to find it at a b'daltons of all places. i asked for books on mushrooms, the lady said they didnt have any...i went back to the nature section and saw it there as big as life. =D

i like it as a field guide , but what could you reccomend for late night reading? something on history, mythology or mushrooms in culture...anyone?


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: WeHaveCow]
    #3182326 - 09/26/04 01:45 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

mushroomjohn---

thanks as always. i'll get to all that sometime soon...



arora is mostly northwest?

and also--- i've never seen a florida mushroom book ??? anyone??


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: cosmicsea]
    #3182416 - 09/26/04 02:27 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

i havent seen a fla mushroom book yet, but walden books will be happy to print you out a huge list of every mushroom book they have. some as cheap as 5 bucks. for right now , i'm still keeping it real cheap. i bought the audubon one as a nescessary "carry with me always" book and i try to get the rest of my information off the net and take it all with a grain of salt.

i'll keep an eye out for fla mushroom books and get back to you if someone else doesnt first. =D


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: WeHaveCow]
    #3184322 - 09/27/04 12:21 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

the audubon guide is a great one to have.
for nighttime reading, get mj's books. lots of history in them.


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: mycoguy]
    #3186197 - 09/27/04 02:07 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

thanks for the info. can you post a link with a list of his books? i'm always pressed for time otherwise , i'd do the natrural thing and find them myself. time...i swear. =D thanks agian.


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Re: Favorite Mushroom Hunting Books? [Re: WeHaveCow]
    #3186806 - 09/27/04 04:38 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Go to http://www.mushroomjohn.com/books.htm

I have four books available and four cd-roms
(Maria Sabina is out of print. I have:

R. Gordon Wasson's First Voyage,

Teonanacatl, Ancient Shamanic mushrooms names of Mesoamerica and other regions of the world,,
Magic Mushrooms of Hawaii,

Magic Mushrooms fo the Pacific Northwest,

magic Mushrooms in SOme Third World Countries co-authored by Gartz.

Psychedelic Inspired Art (1040 graphic images and four animates) CD-ROM

Psilocybian Cultivation History (300 photos) CD-ROM

Mushroom PIONEERS 100 autobiographis and short bios 70 photos CD-ROM
and
Teonanacatl: A Bibliography of Entheogenic Mushrooms (CD-ROM, 700 photos and enlargements, 2700 references, 1800 annottations and 8000 cross references.

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