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Amanita muscaria

Fly agaric

This highly visible, coniferous-mychorhyzial mushroom is probably humanity's oldest entheogen. It has been identified as the "Soma" of the ancient Rig Veda.

Finnish Kärpässieni. This mushroom was once thought to contain tropanes and bufotenine, but this has since been proven inaccurate.

Botanical Suffix(L. ex Fr.) Persoon ex W. J. Hooker

Isolated Chemicals:

Bowden et al. 1965; Eugster et al. 1965; Eugster 1967; Takemoto et al. 1964

Preparations:

  • Soma
    Sacred drug of the ancient hindus.

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Created 3/14/2000 23:55:02
Modified 11/30/2000 10:37:24
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