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Re: [OM] IMG Amanita muscaria

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG Amanita muscaria
From: Tina Manley <images@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:18:26 -0400
Well, that seems to be a matter of opinion!

"Although it is generally considered
poisonous<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisonous_mushroom>,
deaths from its consumption are extremely rare, and it is eaten as a food
in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America after
parboiling<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parboiling>
. *Amanita muscaria* is noted for its
hallucinogenic<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallucinogenic>
properties,
with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound
muscimol<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscimol>.
It was used as an intoxicant and
entheogen<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entheogen> by
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
Wasson<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Gordon_Wasson> proposed
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
literature.[1]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria#cite_note-Furst_1976_96.E2.80.93108-0>

Sounds interesting to me!

Tina

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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