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Fly Agaric: A Compendium of History, Pharmacology, Mythology, & Exploration

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:13 pm
by Fly Agaric Press
Here's a new book that will be released this Saturday, on Halloween:

Fly Agaric: A Compendium of History, Pharmacology, Mythology, & Exploration

From the back cover:

With more than two-dozen contributors and over 450-pages of content Fly Agaric is the most comprehensive book on the iconic red and white-spotted mushroom ever assembled. In the 29 chapters contained herein the reader is taken on a journey through history, folklore, and the magical landscapes experienced under the influence of the Fly Agaric, and its many close relatives. The reader of this book will learn:
-How to recognize and identify over a dozen types of psychoactive Amanita species, subspecies, and varieties occurring in North America, and how to distinguish them from look-alikes.
-What psychoactive and other active compounds are found in psychoactive Amanitas, and how they affect the mind and body.
-The differences between the effects and experiences produced by psychoactive Amanitas and psychedelic Psilocybe mushrooms.
-How the Fly Agaric can be detoxified and safely prepared for the dinner table.
-The history of medicinal and homeopathic use of the Fly Agaric.
-How the Fly Agaric can be used topically and internally to treat conditions such as pain, inflammation, insomnia, and anxiety.
-Theories regarding the historical and religious use of psychoactive Amanitas around the world based on archaeological, folkloric, and other evidence.


Re: Fly Agaric: A Compendium of History, Pharmacology, Mythology, & Exploration

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:17 am
by Fen
Can anybody confirm if this is worth buying, or give a fair review?

Re: Fly Agaric: A Compendium of History, Pharmacology, Mythology, & Exploration

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:45 pm
by Radagast
Yes, there are some very intersting way for studing about this shroom; histories, tales, cooking etc...
I love it

Re: Fly Agaric: A Compendium of History, Pharmacology, Mythology, & Exploration

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:47 pm
by Waldo
I just plowed through it. Very well written.

Most interesting are the results from a Japanese paper on the use of GAD, glutamate decarboxylase found in unpasteurized curdled milk, as the third filter of Soma. They tested it on a decoction of AM and got a 95:1 ratio of muscimol to ibotenic acid.

I gotta get a cow.

Re: Fly Agaric: A Compendium of History, Pharmacology, Mythology, & Exploration

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:00 am
by Maecelium
Absolutely worth buying if you have the money. For someone like me who has been fascinated this mushroom since they were a kid , rarely finding satisfying information, me this was the book I've been waiting for that I never thought I'd see. I hope to see more and more!