The History Of Magic Mushrooms
Magic mushrooms have been revered for centuries. People have used these hallucinogenic fungi for their medicinal and psychoactive properties for thousands of years. In fact, historical records reveal that people have been using magic mushrooms as a medicine since ancient times. It is unclear when the first people started cultivating these mushrooms specifically for use as a medicine, but some researchers believe that this practice may date back over 6,000 years. As their usage has spread from continent to continent, it has taken on different names and different appearances. However, though magic mushrooms have gone by many different names throughout history, they are essentially the same plant; psilocybin-rich varieties of Agaricus arvensis. The genus Agaricus contains over 100 species of mushroom in North America alone!
Magic Mushrooms Today
Today, there are a variety of different species of mushrooms that have been used as medicine. In fact, there are a wide variety of mushroom species that have been used medicinally by humans. Some of these species include: the “royal” Agaricus augustus, Agaricus bicolor, Agaricus xanthodermus, and the “golden” Agaricus augustus. It is important to note that while the majority of these mushrooms are relatively safe to consume, many species contain psilocybin, the active compound found in magic mushrooms.
Magic mushrooms are typically consumed by people who are interested in exploring the effects of these hallucinogenic fungi. There are a variety of different ways in which people consume magic mushrooms. Some people will consume them fresh, while others will dry them and put them into capsules or pills that can be consumed orally.
There are also a variety of different ways in which people experience the effects magic mushrooms. Some people will take psilocybin and then sit in a quiet place and attempt to immerse themselves in the hallucinogenic effects that these mushrooms produce. Some people will take magic mushrooms while engaging in meditation with the goal of experiencing a more profound state of consciousness.
What is a Magic Mushroom?
Magic mushrooms are a type of fungus that contain a variety of pharmacologically active compounds. When consumed, these compounds cause hallucinations, which means that the person consuming them sees and hears things that do not exist.
The main ingredient that causes this is a chemical compound psilocybin, which is what makes it so “magical.” Psilocybin is a psychoactive compound that people in many cultures have used to induce hallucinations and feelings of spirituality.
Magic mushrooms are not a single species but rather a general category that includes over 100 species of mushrooms. Typically, mushrooms in this category have been cultivated to have psilocybin in them. In other words, these mushrooms have been grown specifically to contain psilocybin.
The mushrooms in this category are commonly called “liberty caps” owing to their common look.