Mushroom Magick: A Visionary Field Guide
For centuries hallucinogenic mushrooms have participated in a sublime relationship with humankind. Summed up by the reverent name given to them by the Aztecs, Teonanactl (or flesh of the Gods), they have played a mysterious role in human experience, thanks to their psychoactive chemicals that shift and modify the human mind. Arik Moonhawk Roper's exquisite painted portraits of magic mushrooms capture their powerful auras, adding to a tradition of 'shroom art that stretches back more than 400 years. Mushroom Magick illustrates more than 90 of the known hallucinogenic species from around the world, with an emphasis on the genus Psilocybe, and accompanies them with information about their habitats, psychoactive powers, and role in human cultures. Erik Davis and Daniel Pinchbeck provide background and testimony in elegant essays. This beautifully designed and profusely illustrated 'shroom bible will appeal to nature lovers, mushroom hunters, and enthusiasts of all things psychedelic.