The Song of Mukhomor

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The Song of Mukhomor

Post by Zee » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:00 pm

An old documentary is available on YouTube, about Siberian people and the Amanita Muscaria mushroom, or Mukhomor


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrPx6-mCHxU

The Song of Mukhomor


Extending southward a thousand miles from the east coast of Siberia is the vast wilderness of the Kamchatka peninsula.

This land of towering volcanoes, steaming geysers, and endless tundra is one of the most remote and rugged places on earth.

There is an ancient rhythm which has echoed through this dramatic landscape for thousands of years. It is sung by the reindeer people - hunters and fishermen, nomads and village folk. They dance to this ancient voice which speaks to all who will listen - the Song of Mukhomor.

In September of 1995, Colorado artist Tom Stimson participated in a mycological/cultural expedition to Kamchatka with a group of American fungophiles. Tom produced a 24 minute video record of important rituals, singing, dancing, and personal stories of some of the more colorful natives they encountered on their journey. The main focus of the trip was to discover and record as much as possible about the use, now and in the past, of the Amanita Muscaria mushroom ( or "Mukhomor" in Russian) by native Kamchatkans in their religious rituals and everyday lives.

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Re: The Song of Mukhomor

Post by Zee » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:04 pm

More content on the same channel:

Tatiana Explains the Mushrooms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oFlXHUUmXg&t=2s

The Tungas women drum, then Tatiana explains Mukhomor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_boKNRFnyE&t=7s

Tatiana tells how the Vikings used Amanita Muscaria ~ Mukhomor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LOJqHw54Mc&t=6s


The film quality is not always great, but this is glimpse we may never have again into another culture. I can't always understand what's being said, though.

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Re: The Song of Mukhomor

Post by Zee » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:28 pm

Interestingly enough, the shaman at around the 20 minute mark in the Song of Mukhomor says she doesn't use the mushroom. She's a shaman already from a long line of them, and she's "strong enough." "I don't need any more strength," she says, laughing. (She's a middle aged woman with more energy than most teenagers. Pretty amazing!) "You...you can eat mukhomor...and you become stronger."

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