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Invisiblemjshroomer
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Re: Recommended reading?
    #77024 - 07/18/00 08:06 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

It seems I keep posting this list over and over. Maybe Ythan whoud post it in the General info section of the shroomery so people can refer to it when needed.

Mj

High, here are some excellent books on Entheogenic Mushrooms.

Many are available through RaverBooks.com, Amazon.com and/or Mind Books and erowid.org.
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SUGGESTED READING LIST

Allen, J. W. 1997 [1976]. Magic Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Psilly Publications and RaverBooks, Seattle, Washington. 12 color photos.(This is the longest selling book on magic mushrooms)

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

Allen, J. W. 1997. Mar?a Sabina: Saint Mother of the Mushrooms. Psilly Publications and RaverBooks. Seattle, Washington. (Soon a new enlarged revised edition. Fall 1999)

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:
http://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/magic_mushrooms_aunz/magic_mushrooms_aunz .shtml
Copyright 1999 by John W. Allen and Erowid.
http://www.erowid.org/plants/mushrooms/safe-pik/safe-pik.shtml
(Online Hard Copy at erowid.org)

Allen, J. W. 2000 [1979-1981]. Safe-Pik Mushroom Identification Guide. Publishers: Frank and Cheeri Rinaldo. Reprinted 2000 by John W. Allen and Erowid. Introduction by Andrew Weil. 80 Colored photographs. (Online hard copy at erowid.org).

Allen, J. W. 2000. Mushroom Pioneers: R. Gordon Wasson, Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann, Timothy Francis Leary and Others. Psilly Publications and RaverBooks. Seattle, Washington. Over 50 Photographs. Edited by Jonathan Ott with a forewoard by David Tatelman of Homestead Book Co.(IN PRESS, Summer-fall 2000).

Allen, J. W. and J. Gartz. 1997. Magic Mushrooms in Some Third World Countries. Psilly Publications and RaverBooks. Seattle, Washington. Available soon in German language edition.

Allen, J. W. and J. Gartz. 2000. Psilocybian Mushroom Cultivation: A Brief History Regarding the Contemporary Cultivation, Marketing and Use of Psilocybian Fungi. Psilly Publications and RaverBooks. Seattle, Washington. With 75 photographs. Winter-Spring year 2000-2001 (Edited by Jonathan Ott.

Allen, J. W., M. D. Merlin and J. Gartz. 2000. Teonanac?tl: A Bibliography of Entheogenic Mushrooms. (In preparation)with a forward by Jonathan Ott.

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 German language 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. And. Civ. Musei. Di, Rovereto, Italy. (In press).

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

LaBarre, Weston. 1970. The Ghost Dance: The Origins of Religion. Doubleday. Garden City.

Leary, T. 1968 High Priest. University Press. World. New York.

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.

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.

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. Seeking the MAgic Mushroom.

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.

[This message has been edited by mjshroomer (edited July 18, 2000).]



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OfflineSirShroomalot
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Re: Recommended reading? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #77026 - 07/18/00 08:25 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks Mj... but I was talking fiction. Not necessarily identification and informative but imaginative. Thanks alot guys...


~SirShroomlots



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Invisiblemjshroomer
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Re: Recommended reading? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #77027 - 07/19/00 06:04 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

Well Sirshroomalot,

You obviously didn't read the list.

In Search of the magic mushrooms is a ficionalized account of one man's journey to find the sacred mushrooms in Mexico. Or Andrew Weil's personal account of his discovery and his first trip eating liberty caps in Oregon in 1972 in The Marriage of the Sun and the Moon.

If you want fiction than read the buillshit of Carlos castaneda.

or John Lincoln's "One Man's Mexico."

Or Jeremy Sanfords, book In search of the Magic Mushrooms, also about his trip with Maria Sabina.

OR Wassons first voyage in Life Magazine.

These books and the l8ife are available at any University or College Library for public viewing.

If you were going to school you would already know that.
mjshroomer

And all of those titles I listed are what the shrooms are all about. Obcviously you do not care to read any of them so I guess this is a hopeless case of someone who just wants to get high and not appreciate the works of those who brought to out attention, the sacred mushrooms of Mexico.

I am sure you would find the text of the Spanish codices regarding the Aztec use of the mushrooms being interpreted by the mycophobic Spanish Conquistadores who hassled them for doing shrooms.

[This message has been edited by mjshroomer (edited July 19, 2000).]



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InvisibleGGreatOne234
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Re: Recommended reading? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #77028 - 07/19/00 08:08 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

check out a book titled True Hallucinations. it should be available at your local library.


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OfflineSirShroomalot
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Re: Recommended reading? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #77029 - 07/20/00 05:17 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

Yeah GG, I looked for that one at the library a a few days ago but didn't see it. Didn't Mckenna write that book? Anyways....


MJ, why the harsh ridicule man? I admit I didn't read your list, but I didn't realize that was a deadly sin. Calm down. I read a few titles and just assumed the rest were along the same lines, but thanks for posting them. I will go back and review it later...



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Re: Recommended reading? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #77030 - 07/20/00 09:17 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

Taking exception to MJ's blanket condemnation of CASTENEDA's series with DON JUAN....
The "Yaqui Wway?", "Journey to Xtlan", .. that lot,...
This is REQUIRED reading for seekers of a higher truth...

Some people, like MJ, are angry at Castaneda, because he purports to have made up the entire journey. The truth of the matter is, that he exaggerated certain elements for the sake of conveyance - a crafty, soulful methodology, and one worth studying...
But as for the assertion that he fictionalized the entire event...
Most likely not.
Casteneda reported in later works that the entire thing was made up. TRUE. BUT, this is because of a well documented dismay he felt for having exposed the 'yaqui' community to the western world. The kind of thing that happened with Maria Sabina of the Mazatec tribe when Shultes wrote the LIFE article chronicling his sessions with her in the 50s (60s?).

The searching masses flooded the area searching for a spiritual teacher, reeking havoc on the way of like of these simple communities, and effectively destroying their culture.

The difference between what happened with Shultes and what happened with Casteneda, is that Casteneda crafted a humbling and realistic scenario through which his devotees would come to believe that he in fact made this up.. and they would subsequently stop invading the mountain communities of central Mexico.
Shultes could only apologize, and called it "regretable" that the LIFE report led to systematic destruction of the mazatec culture.

AND even IF casteneda was making the entire thing up... Which it is very possible he was... it doesn't matter... the allegory, the metaphor, the sensibility of the account of his Journey through Mexican shamanism is the product of a very enlightened man, and the crafting of the books, as a form of literature taking in their entirity, are truly genius. If he made it all up, DON JAUN is Casteneda's creation? Casteneda is therefore - DON JUAN? isn't he - And everything he (don juan) said in the books are in fact Casteneda's own words? MORE reason to read this guy's stuff.
MJ's nutz :wink: Don't let the Old Dog spook ya,... read these books. In chronological order.. They are a Bible for the Shamanically inspired. Truly good stuff.
~M



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OfflineSirShroomalot
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Re: Recommended reading? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #77031 - 07/24/00 06:02 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks alot mattso...

That's more like what I was looking for. thanks man..

~Shroomlots



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Re: Recommended reading? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #77032 - 07/24/00 06:36 PM (22 years, 2 months ago)

about casteneda: you can take it or leave it. personally, i think his books are a bunch of hooey. i think his philosophies are painfully simplistic. you'll never read a more self-satisfied fake.

but that's not why i'm writing this message. some of the books on this list are available for free at http://www.psychedelic-library.org/

I downloaded and printed Huxley's _Doors of Perception_ and _The joyous cosmology_ by some other dude.



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