Flemings and Dutch in former times called mushrooms the devils bread, they
must have had in mind the demonic larvae, maggots, and flies that batten on
the flesh of many wild fungi.
In the Middle Ages delirium, drunkenness, and insanity were attributed to
insects that were loose inside the head of the victim. This belief, strange for the
modern mind, survives in many familiar locutions.
This was going to
kill the flies, she would always say. But our friend always observed that the flies
did not die. When she would ask her nurse why they did not die, the reply was
always the same They are sure to die later.
In the summer of 1953, on our suggestion, the mycologist F.-E. Eckblad of
the Botanical Museum in Oslo, working under Professor Nordhagen, undertook
the experiments that were a desideratum for our case.
In addition, many early users of magic mushrooms in Australia may have first become aware of their mind-altering Duftkissen Mexico and visionary
effects by reading the published literature or the many news items appearing in the popular Australian press during the late l960s and
These news items often described both accidental and deliberate intoxications which resulted from the ingestion of
several varieties of magic mushrooms.
Images @ Friday, March 07, 2014 4:15:56 PM