Sacred Weeds: Amanita Muscaria

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Interesting documentary on amanita muscaria, more commonly known as fly agaric. Anthropological studies of Siberian shamans revealed that awareness of the mind-altering properties of the mushroom came about from the observation of reindeer – the practice of drinking the urine of someone who had consumed fly agaric is also said to have come from studying the behaviour of reindeer. Apparently there are exceptions to the expression “don’t eat yellow snow”.

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