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Entrance Apparition

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Mushrooms, Reindeer, Shamans and Santa

Worth watching for the depiction of bemushroomed reindeer.

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Santa’s high again

It’s almost Christmas, which means it’s time for a round of “Santa Claus is a metaphor for fly agaric mushrooms” stories on the internet. Discerning readers will note that it’s always the same few scholars being quoted for these – … Continue reading

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Riding Windhorses

“A more potent hallucinogen, the mukhomor [Russian name for A. muscaria] mushroom, has been connected with Siberian and Mongolian shamanism from ancient times. While mushrooms are not always consumed during shamanist rituals, shamans may consume the dried mushrooms in order … Continue reading

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