Magic Mushrooms Around the World: A Scientific Journey Across Cultures and Time

Jochen Gartz, Ph. D.

“Dr. Jochen Gartz is a chemist and mycologist at the University of Leipzig, where he founded the Department of Fungal Biotransformation in the area of biotechnology. In January 1994, he became the first mycologist to discover a psychoactive mushroom species native to South Africa, a species named Psilocybe natalensis, after Natal Province, where the mushrooms were found.
Introducing a rich variety of psychoactive mushrooms from around the globe—including some rare and little-known species—the author describes dozens of species and covers a broad range of mushroom-related topics, from distribution maps to comparisons of cultural attitudes to laboratory analyses of active ingredients… explores the psychoactive mycoflora on five continents and reconstructs a continuity of psychoactive mushroom use throughout history, from as early as 10,000 years ago to the present day.”

Publisher: Luna Info
Paperback: 130 pages
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