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Magic of Mushrooms
Herbalism
Val Elkhorn

The Magic of Mushrooms

As some of the first dwellers on planet earth, reaching twenty feet in height over 60 million years ago, mushrooms remain the more mysterious cousins to our plant allies. They make their homes in the hollows of trees and at the foot of woodland springs, sometimes popping up and retreating to the cool tilthy soil

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Health & Wellness
Rachelle Robinett

Medicinal Mushrooms as Food Medicine

Medicinal mushrooms are having a moment! Or, rather, they’re reminding us that they’ve been here all along – supporting not just our health but – some would say – the evolution of our species. Of the some 270 different types of medicinal mushrooms, the world is largely focused on just about a dozen, which still

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An Interview with Dennis Mckenna
Herbalism
Kate Belew

An Interview With Dennis McKenna

In June, I had the great fortune to have a phone call with Dennis McKenna to discuss connecting with mushrooms, how psychedelics can heal, symbiosis, and civil disobedience.  Dennis McKenna’s research has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. He has conducted extensive ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Peruvian, Colombian, and Brazilian

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Magic of Mushrooms
Val Elkhorn

The Magic of Mushrooms

As some of the first dwellers on planet earth, reaching twenty feet in height over 60 million years ago, mushrooms remain the more mysterious cousins to our plant allies. They make their homes in the hollows of trees and at the foot of woodland springs, sometimes popping up and retreating to the cool tilthy soil

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Psychedelic Ceremony: Psilocybin Mushroom Magic
Kaylin Brown

Psychedelic Ceremony: Psilocybin Mushroom Magic

Magic mushrooms, or Psilocybe Cubensis, are mushrooms we know and love for their psychoactive components psilocybin and psilocin. These psychedelic mushrooms have been used for their magical healing powers since the beginning of humankind—we can even find them displayed throughout art dating all the way back to 5,000 B.C. That is pretty groovy. Today, psilocybin

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Rachelle Robinett

Medicinal Mushrooms as Food Medicine

Medicinal mushrooms are having a moment! Or, rather, they’re reminding us that they’ve been here all along – supporting not just our health but – some would say – the evolution of our species. Of the some 270 different types of medicinal mushrooms, the world is largely focused on just about a dozen, which still

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An Interview with Dennis Mckenna
Kate Belew

An Interview With Dennis McKenna

In June, I had the great fortune to have a phone call with Dennis McKenna to discuss connecting with mushrooms, how psychedelics can heal, symbiosis, and civil disobedience.  Dennis McKenna’s research has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. He has conducted extensive ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Peruvian, Colombian, and Brazilian

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Mushroom Foraging
Ali Banks

Mushroom Foraging

The first time I plucked a mushroom from the earth with intention was during a mushroom foraging walk led by a mycology group local to my area. I knew enough to understand that if I was to begin a relationship with the wild fungi around me, I would need guides who knew what it meant

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William Padilla-Brown

Stalking the Wild Cordyceps at MycoFest

August is here, for me that means MycoFest. MycoFest is our annual Mushroom & Arts Festival the first weekend of August every year here in Central Pennsylvania. MycoFest has held its significance in regards to stalking the wild Cordyceps since the beginning in 2015. Cordyceps season is in full swing for us Central Pennsylvanians during

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