"Seeking the Magic Mushroom" is a 1957 photo essay by amateur mycologist Robert Gordon Wasson describing his experience taking psilocybin mushrooms in 1955, with curandera Maria Sabina, during a Mazatec ritual in Oaxaca, Mexico. Wasson was one of the first Westerners to participate in a Mazatec ceremony and to describe the psychoactive effects of the Psilocybe species. This essay was first printed in TIME magazine. Wasson is widely known as the father of ethnomycology.
By By LAUREN SLATER originally published in the New York Times 4/20/12
Heim, Roger with R. Gordon Wasson. LES CHAMPIGNONS HALLUCINOGENES DU MEXIQUE
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