And right here we come upon another of the strange parallels in fungal
imagery that recur between peoples geographically and culturally remote from
one another. We have seen that both the Russians and Catalans speak of certain
lactarii as the rusty ones. Now we observe that the Basques of Guipuzcoa,
Upper Navarre, and the Labourd refer to the dun-colored cep as the white
mushroom, just as the Russians do, the Basque term being ondo zuri. Existing evidence indicates that man in the Old World —Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia—has made less use of native plants and shrubs for their hallucinogenic properties than has man in the New World. There is little reason to believe that the vegetation of one half of the globe is poorer or richer in species with hallucinogenic properties than the other half. Why, then, should there be such disparity Has man in the Old World simply not discovered many of the native hallucinogenic plants Are some of them too toxic in other ways to be utilized Or has man in the Old World been culturally less interested in narcotics We have no real answer. But we do know that the Old World has fewer known species employed hallucinogenically than does the New World: compared with only 15 or 20 species used in the Eastern Hemisphere, the species used hallucinogenically in the Western Hemisphere number more than 100! Yet some of the Old World hallucinogens today hold places of primacy throughout the world. Cannabis, undoubtedly the most widespread of all the hallucinogens, is perhaps the best example. The several solanaceous ingredients of medieval witches' brews—henbane, nightshade, belladonna, and mandrake—greatly influenced European philosophy, medicine, and even history for many years. Some played an extraordinarily vital religious role in the early Aryan cultures of northern India. The role of hallucinogens in the cultural and social development of many areas of the Old World is only now being investigated. At every turn, its exte
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example occurred in 1969 when a whole family was
affected after a picnic somewhere in the mountains.
No mention is made as to the exact location where
this incident took place. Symptoms from this
intoxication included ...
In the main they were not copying each other, and they probably
had the important facts right.
Claudius was exceedingly fond of mushrooms boleti, and a plausible tradition
has it that his favorite kind was what we know today as the amanita caesarea.
The dish of mushrooms that he ate on the fateful day consisted of poisoned, not
poisonous, mushrooms. On this all three of the ancient historians agree, in different
it of the Slavs and a significant one. In the face of an ever mounting
flood of printed matter and talk about Russia, that land remains for the Englishspeaking
world as deep an enigma as ever. If among those who seek the key
to the enigma there be some with an understanding heart and a poets insight,
let them lay aside for a while most of what is written and uttered, and consider
the lesson in Russian history and Russian ways that the mushroom has to
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