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We've dedicated this web site to the Fly Agaric Mushroom (Amanita muscaria). The Fly Agaric is one of the most amazing and beautiful mushrooms in the world. Although considered by the FDA to be poisonous, its believed to be psychoactive when eaten or inhaled (smoked). R. Gordon Wasson identified the Fly Agaric as the Soma from ancient Rig Veda texts in India (this has been denied by recent anthropologists). When dried correctly the ibotenic Acid (one of the actives) is turned to Muscimol (which is believed to be most active). Correct drying conditions are special chambers at 170c.

Siberian use of Amanita muscaria is documented far back in history. The mushroom users had no other intoxicants, until the Russians introduced alcohol. They dried the mushrooms in the sun and ingested them either alone or as an extract in water, reindeer milk, or the juice of several sweet plants. When the mushroom was swallowed as a solid, it was first moistened in the mouth, or a woman rolled in in their mouths into a moistened pellet for the men to swallow. The ceremonial use of the Fly Agaric developed a ritualisticpractice of urine drinking, since these tribesman learned that the psychoactive principals of the mushroom pass through the body unmetabolized, or in the form of still active metabolites. This is most unusual for hallucinogenic compounds in plants. An early account, referring to Koryak, reported that "they pour water on some of the mushrooms and boil them. Then they drink the liquor, which intoxicates them; the poorer sort, who cannot afford to lay in a store of the mushroom, post themselves on these occasions round the huts of the rich and watch for the opportunity of the guest coming down to make water and then hold a wooden bowl to receive the urine, which they drink off greedily, as having still some virtue of the mushroom in it, and by this way, they also get drunk."

The Fly Agaric mushrooms popularity is a result of its availability in dried form (the only so called "magic" mushroom that is) and its association with magic and fairy's. There is long history throughout Asia and Northern Europe of Amanita use as an intoxicant, just as brandy, wine, kava and opium. The mushrooms seasonally grow in thin forests, usually under birches, firs, spruce, cedar and young pines.

There are several vendors online and I'm sure a google search will bring up many. Trusted vendors where you can buy Fly Agarics (Amanita muscaria), that we've had the pleasure of working with are Arena Ethnobotanicals & Captain Amsterdam

The common name in English is thought to be derived from its insecticide use in Europe by sprinkling the dried mushrooms in milk. The fly-killing agent is now known to be ibotenis acid. Another compound isolated from the fungus is 1,3-diolein which is an insect attractor. An alternative derivation proposes that the term fly- refers not to insects as such but rather the delirium resulting from consumption of the fungus. This is based on the medieval belief that flies could enter a person's head and cause mental illness.

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Taste of Soma

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) history is rich. There is no debate about the fact that the psychoactive fly agaric mushroom is associated with shamanism. Over the past decades, it has become ever clearer that this mushroom was or is used throughout the world. In spite of all the efforts that have been made to prove it, Wasson's thesis that the fly agaric was the renowned soma of the Aryans is still unproved is the question of whether the fly agaric was the tree of knowledge. The suggestion that the fly agaric was in fact a secret means for Buddhist monks to induce states of enlightenment remains speculation as well. Moreover, it is uncertain when the mushroom was first used for shamanic purposes. However, it has been possible to confirm that it had shamanic significance in the Germanic regions. And it is possible that the fly agaric found ritual use among the prehistoric Beaker people, who used Stonehenge as a ritual site.

Although the shamanic use of the fly agaric in Siberia was discovered only in the eighteenth century, it has been suggested that its use is rooted in the Stone Age and that it was used throughout Europe. Wasson has suggested that the fly agaric and its effects were well known and its shamanic usage was common throughout Asia before the Bering Straits were crossed. When the Paleoindians migrated into North America, they brought the fly agaric cult with them and continued it in the Americas. However, because of the availability of psilocybin mushrooms, which are more easily tolerated and produce more intense visions, the cult was largely forgotten. Traces of the fly agaric cult have been found in Masoamerica, and it still exists (at least in part) in North America. The Siberian use of the fly agaric bears many similarities to the North American fly agaric cult of the Ojibwa Indians.

In his book The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross (1970), John Allegro, a former Jesuit who apparently had access to certain ancient writings that are preserved in the Vatican but unavailable to the public, advanced the theory that Jesus was actually a fly agaric mushroom and that the so-called original Christianity was a secret fly agaric cult. The fly agaric was the flesh of Christ that was consumed at the evening meal - a nocturnal cult circle - together with the blood of Christ, red wine. If Allegro were correct, then the original Christianity would have been a direct continuation of the cult Dionysos, in which the adherents apparently consumed a wine that contained mushrooms.

Robert Graves has argued that ambrosia, which the centaurs used to honor Dionysus in the autumn, was in fact a fly agaric. He has also suggested that the maenads did not merely consume beer or wine to which ivy had been added, but that they also were inebriated from fly agarics.

Wohlberg views the Thracian Dionysos Sabazios as the analog of the Indian somo and the Persian haoma and has a propounded the theory that the Thracian god is identical to the fly agaric mushroom. Carl Ruck has suggested that the secret offering of the Hyperboreans to the Delian Apollo was a fly agaric mushroom and was thus the last reminder of the Indo-Germanic soma. He views the leopard, the sacred animal of Dionysos, as a symbol for the fly agaric, which was consumed ritually and used for entheogenic purposes, because the marks on the leopards coat resemble those on a dried fly agaric cap. In general, Ruck regards the fly agaric as the original entheogen of the Greek culture(s), which over the course of time was replaced by a variety of (placebo) agents and ultimately forgotten. The pine and spruce were sacred to Dionysos because they are the trees with which the fly agaric lives in a symbiotic relationship. The Golden Fleece and the golden apples of the Hesperides have also be interpreted as fly agarics. Vestiges of this ancient or archaic fly agaric cult may have been preserved among the Basques and in Catalonia.

It is possible that the fly agaric was known in Egypt by the names ravens’' bread. Because some legends say that Saint Anthony nourished himself in the wilderness on bread that had been brought to him by ravens or similar birds, it has been suggested that fly agarics produced the visions that tempted Saint Anthony. It has also been proposed that the fly agaric was the “elixir” of the alchemists of the late ancient and subsequent periods; it has even been interpreted as the Grail.

Pliny was apparently aware of the fly agaric. But like so many after him, he erroneously thought it to be a deadly poison:

With certain mushrooms, the toxicity can be easily seen in the pale red color; the disgusting appearance, the bluish coloration of the inside, the furrowed lamellae, and the pallid border that surrounds it. These features are not found on some dry, and similar to the truffle, these bear more or less whitish drops from their skin on the cap.


The name fungus muscarius appeared in 1256 in the work De Vegetabilibus, written by the monk Alvertus Magnus. One of the oldest sources to mention the fly agaric by name is the Krauterbuch [Herbal] of the physician Johannes Hartlieb, published in 1440:

There is also the sort of fungus that is impure, bread and thick and red with white spots on the top, when mixed with milk, it will kill the flies that are around, this is why it is known as the fly fungi, muscinery in Latin.


After Hartlieb, the fly agaric received only sporadic mention or description in later herbals, including those of Gerard and Lonicerus. Those that did remark on the fly agaric noted its use as a fly-poison, but they made no mention of its psychoactive effects! These psychoactive effects were first described in modern times by travelers to Siberia. Around 1880, during a period of widespread wine shortages, an Italian physician suggested that the populace turn to fly agaric as an inebriant.

In some areas, fly agarics are eaten for food. In the region around Hamburg, which is very rich in fly agarics, mushrooms with their red skin removed were made into soups. In some Alpine valleys, fresh fly agarics are still sliced and made into an appetizer with vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. In Japan, fly agarics are one of the culinary specialties of the rural population. In Russia, fresh fly agarics (Amanita muscaria) mushrooms are added to vodka to improve its effects.