Well, that seems to be a matter of opinion!
"Although it is generally considered
deaths from its consumption are extremely rare, and it is eaten as a food
in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America after
. *Amanita muscaria* is noted for its
with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound
It was used as an intoxicant and
the peoples of Siberia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoples_of_Siberia> and
has a religious significance in these cultures. There has been much
speculation on traditional use of this mushroom as an intoxicant in places
other than Siberia; however, such traditions are far less well documented.
The American banker and amateur ethnomycologist R. Gordon
that the fly agaric was in fact the soma <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soma> of
the ancientRig Veda <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rig_Veda> texts of India;
since its introduction in 1968 this theory has gained both followers and
detractors in anthropological
Sounds interesting to me!
On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Brian Swale <bj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Tina asked
> > Surreal! They look as big as trees. Are those edible?
> > Tina
> No way, they are deadly poisonous. Google "amanita muscaria"
> Once used as a house-hold fly-killer. Grow with trees as their mycorrhizal
> support system.
> > On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 12:55 PM, Frank Wijsmuller
> > <wijsmuller@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> > > It is that time of the year here: <
> > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/fmw/8074223016/in/photostream/lightbox/>
> Brian Swale
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