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4 New Amanita Images From the Same Birch Tree
« on: November 12, 2008, 11:26:52 AM »
From the same Birch, they appear to be popping up every three to four days.  Mostly var, formosa but several red Amanita muscaria.

I do known other locations for this species where they have grown every year for the past 11 years, but I no longer ride a bus in that direction.

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Re: 4 New Amanita Images From the Same Birch Tree
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 11:29:26 AM »
The fourth image of Amanita from the Birch tree.

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Re: 4 New Amanita Images From the Same Birch Tree
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 07:19:12 PM »
Nice pics MJ.

Do you or anyone know just how psychoactive variation formosa is?
A. Formosa grows all over the north east US but I have yet to see any muscaria in my home state in New England. Just curious since it is quite common...

Thanks!

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Re: 4 New Amanita Images From the Same Birch Tree
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 10:58:58 PM »
Quote from: "kemp"
Nice pics MJ.

Do you or anyone know just how psychoactive variation formosa is?
A. Formosa grows all over the north east US but I have yet to see any muscaria in my home state in New England. Just curious since it is quite common...

Thanks!


I have never eaten Amanita, although I have smoked pot cured in boiled Amanita juicy goo.

According to Jonathan Ott, Several varieties of Amanita, besides muscaria have ibotenic acid, muscimol, muscarine and several other compounds in them, with the a. pantherina being the strongest.

I personally have advised every who ever ask me about Amanita that i would not do it myself or recommend it to others. This is primarily due tothe many bad er case studies over the years of peiople who got nauseated and puked and had severe cramps and uncomfortable experiences while under their influence.

However, Andrew Weil has written a paper on People who reported good trips and those who had a bad trip on Amanita muscaria. I think in the journal of altered States of Consciousness or in Marriage of the Sun and the Moon.

Later reprinted a third time in the journal of Psychedelic Drugs/

Antonio Bianchi also has written several accounts of human volunteers of Amanita and reports on their experience with the species.

At the moment I would have to dig around for Ott's Pharmacotheon to see what the other Amanita species are. I may have already posted it elsewhere at entheogen.com

let me check my book on cult history about the Active Amanita species.

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PALEO-SIBERIAN

Isolated groups of Finn-Ugrian people, the Ostyak and the Vogul of Western Siberia are known to employ Amanita muscaria shamanistically, as do the Chukchee, Koryak and Kamchadal people of Northeastern Siberia (Heizer, 1944; Brekham & Sam, 1967; Wasson, 1968; LaBarre, 1975). Other reports have indicated and/or been verified, that the use of Amanita muscaria is not just restricted geographically to western and northern Siberia. Both Graves (1960) and Schultes (1976) have indicated that some Finns and Lapps, as well as a small enclave in Afghanistan may have used, and still do, use this species shamanistically (Graves, 1960; Schultes, 1976) and both have reported on its possible use in both in Japan and the Philippines. The use of Amanita muscaria was recently reported among some groups of North American Indians (Wasson, 1979b). In her books "Windmills of the Mind" and "Hallucinogens: Cross Cultural Perspectives," Marlene Dobkin de Rios (1976, 1984) discusses the strange custom of Amanita urine-drinking by the reindeer herdsmen of Siberia. This interesting habit had first been reported by travelers and explorers in Siberia during the late seventeenth and eighteenth century and similar evidence of the urine-drinking is also mentioned in the Vedic scriptures (Wasson, 1968). It has been suggested that some psilocybian mushrooms may have also been employed traditionaly in primitive Siberian shamanistic cultures (Wasson, 1968).

NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

In North America, Amanita muscaria has been observed and reportedly used among two different groups of native American Indians:

l). the Dogrib Athabascan (Schultes & Hofmann, 1979) and

2). the Ojibway of Northern Michigan, U.S.A; and Ontario, Canada (Keewaydinoquay, 1978, 1979, 1998; Wasson, 1979b).

Use of this species of Amanita by native American Indians dates back over four hundred years. This is the only record of a group of North American Indians who have used a mushroom as a sacrament.

Active ingredients isolated from Amanita muscaria and some related species include ibotenic acid and muscimol (Saleminck, 1963; Eugster, Jolly & Good, 1965).

The same causative agents have also been isolated from a similar species; Amanita pantherina (Takemoto, Nakajima & Sakuma, 1964). Both of the above-mentioned species are sometimes employed as recreational drugs in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States (Ott, 1978; Weil, 1977, 1980). Furthermore, there are several other species of Amanita which also contain these classical agents (Ott, 1993; Guzmán, Allen & Gartz, 1999).

I will post the Guzman, Allen Gartz notations from the 1999 Index to the psychoactive species, paper

WEll I cannot seem to find the journal "Integration" or a copy of the paper which lists the inebriating Amanitas at this moment.

maybe tomorrow I can dig out a reprint copy.  For some reason I did not post it at my site because the world wide distribution paper outdated the Index paper from 1999.

And now a new one oly on chemistry of psilocybian fungi will soon appear in print.

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Re: 4 New Amanita Images From the Same Birch Tree
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 02:15:22 PM »
I have heard the var. formosa is not as strong.
a group of us, on peyote, had little to share with a group on marijuana

the marijuana smokers were discussing questions of the utmost profundity and we were sticking our fingers in our navels & giggling
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Re: 4 New Amanita Images From the Same Birch Tree
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 10:10:58 PM »
i have tried var. farmosa and collected it in the wild here in oregon, and it never was that powerful compared to the red capped amanita muscaria.  and i might add that wild amanita muscaria wasnt near as powerful and amanita muscaria ordered from the www.

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Re: 4 New Amanita Images From the Same Birch Tree
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 01:55:03 PM »
Great pics Boomer2 & right next to the road!

One imagines a keener on the reindeer path.  The bitter cold.  Slippery Ice.  A spine of forest into a new world.  All for a glimpse. 

I read somewhere (Pendell, poss) that the global & iconic red-capped muscari vary immensely in strength.  Delicious in the SW, by which I mean culinary

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Re: 4 New Amanita Images From the Same Birch Tree
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 09:44:06 PM »
i have had experience with amanita var. farmosa that grows in febuary in central oregon, and it really wasnt that active. i have had expierience with amanita muscaria in the valley in oregon and it wasnt active at all really compared to buying dried amanita muscaria on the www.  the (lativa) amanita muscaria ordered on the www was extremely active and powerful.  i synthesized amanita muscaria var. farmosa into muscarine on home apparatus and had a bad trip :( so thats what i think on amanita.

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Re: 4 New Amanita Images From the Same Birch Tree
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013, 08:00:28 AM »
You got a tek Bram? I'm interested in your "home apperatus"! (Soxhlet?)