As #ChefSíHablaDeHongos, we bring you an informative edition about the travel guide to have a more enjoyable mushroom flight.
In addition, we want to share the reference information that we studied to recommend you, because you always have to travel informed:
Netflix’s Fantastic Fungi
“Let’s enter the magical world of fungi, from those that absorb oil spills to the underground fungal networks that facilitate communication between trees.” See the trailer here.
How to change your mind
Writer Michael Pollan presents this docuseries that explores the history and use of some psychedelics. The second chapter, dedicated to Psilocybin, tells us how the magic mushrooms considered sacred long ago by the Mazatec indigenous people in Mexico are the subject of scientific studies that measure their intense effects. Watch the series here.
Talks / TED’s
Paul Stamets Talks 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World
Mycologist Paul Stamets lists 6 ways mycelial fungi can help save the Universe: by cleaning up contaminated soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox, and even the flu. See talk
The science of psilocybin and its use to relieve suffering
Leading psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths reveals the ways psychedelics can be used to create spiritually meaningful and personally transformative experiences for all patients, especially the terminally ill. See talk
Psychedelics: Lifting the veil | Robin Carhart-Harris
Robin Carhart-Harris has conducted pioneering brain imaging studies of psychedelic drugs. He recently completed the first phase of a clinical trial studying the potential of psilocybin to treat depression, and his talk discusses how these drugs can be used in treatment. See talk
Fungi Fundation Let things Rot
This is a beautiful video that explains the importance of fungi in degrading things. Watch the video here.
Expert Answers Psychedelics Questions From Twitter (ft. Michael Pollan)
Michael Pollan, author of “This Is Your Mind On Plants,” answers the internet’s burning questions about psychedelics. How does LSD work? What is ego death? How are psychedelics used for addiction therapy? Why are psychedelics so frowned upon? Watch the video here.
Plants of the Gods
For those who like history, this is a book that tells us how different indigenous cultures use the substance to connect with their deities. Learn more.
Psilocybin: Historical and Pharmacological Perspective and Authoritative Current Research. David Serrano Hurtado
The author presents a historical and pharmacological perspective of psilocybin as an introduction prior to an analysis of the current investigations in which the experimentation of this substance with human beings has been authorized. Read it here
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. Paul Stamets
Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World. Paul Stamets
This podcast explores the mysteries of consciousness, reality, and the psychedelic experience. Chapter #15 is dedicated to psilocybin. Listen here
Imperial College London, Centre for Psychedelic Research
Directed by Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris, the Center focuses on two main research topics: the use of psychedelics in mental health care and as tools to investigate the brain basis of consciousness.
Why are psychedelic mushrooms illegal?
In this article they delve into the political backgrounds behind the prohibition of some substances and during the war on drugs. Read here.
International Therapeutic Psilocybin Rescheduling Initiative
This is an initiative to declassify psilocybin so that more clinical studies can be done with the substance. Read here.
Give it head
Death of the Ego Vice
In this article they delve into the term ego death and the experiences of various people regarding the subject. Read here.
Recommended readings from authorities on the subject:
RECOMMENDED READINGS 1 PSILOCYBINSee here
PSILOCYBIN CHRONICLESSee here
Don’t forget to check out the latest episodes of our A Trip Down a Mushroom Flight docuseries!