[HARPERS] Tales From Siberia

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[HARPERS] Tales From Siberia

Post by Amanita Research » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:05 am

https://harpers.org/archive/2013/08/gab ... b9se1Cp1wE

Paragraph of interest: In 1755 the naturalist Stepan Krasheninnikov observed the Amanita muscaria mushroom’s effects on Russian soldiers in Siberia ingesting it for the first time. Claiming to have been seized by an invisible power, the men submitted to the mushroom’s strange and often violent commands. A servant strangled his master. A soldier found himself ordered to his knees and confessed his sins before God. Krasheninnikov’s interpreter drank some mushroom liquor and “went into such a frenzy that he slashed open his abdomen, on the command . . . of mukhomor, the mushroom.” One soldier who ate this mukhomor found a certain dose reduced his fatigue while marching, but after eating more of the mushroom he “gripped his testicles and died.”

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Re: [HARPERS] Tales From Siberia

Post by Rhythmspring » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:09 am

This is very strange but then I realized that they probably didn't decarboxylate the ibotenic acid away.

It's a little weirder when you eat it raw.

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Re: [HARPERS] Tales From Siberia

Post by Marv » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:09 am

Cool quote !
We have to imagine how can be the ambient in groups of Russian soldiers in Siberia !! Obviously they were not drinking the tincture to heal themselves and the dosages would have been quite high in amanita and alcohol. We can hear this kind of story with alcohol alone and amanita is known to provoke sensations of power and violence.

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