Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in Mexico: An Overview

  title={Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in Mexico: An Overview},
  author={Gast{\'o}n Guzm{\'a}n},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • G. Guzmán
  • Published 23 October 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in Mexico: An Overview.Psilocybe, with 53 known hallucinogenic species in Mexico, is the most important and diverse group of sacred mushrooms used by Mexican indigenous cultures. Psilocybe caerulescens, known by the present-day Nahuatl Indians as teotlaquilnanácatl, is hypothesized to be the ceremonially-used teonanácatl mushroom cited by Sahagún in the 16th century, the true identity of which has remained obscure for centuries. Correcting a widely disseminated error… 
A Prehistoric Mural in Spain Depicting Neurotropic Psilocybe Mushrooms?1
A Prehistoric Mural in Spain Depicting NeurotropicPsilocybeMushrooms? The Selva Pascuala mural, a work of post-Paleolithic rock art in Spain, contains fungoid figures herein hypothesized to depict
Ministry of the Mushroom
  • Anna Lutkajtis
  • Philosophy
    International Journal for the Study of New Religions
  • 2022
Recently there has been a surge of renewed interest in the psychedelic compound psilocybin. In particular, psilocybin is being studied in clinical settings as a potential breakthrough treatment for
Antidepressive, anxiolytic, and antiaddictive effects of ayahuasca, psilocybin and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD): a systematic review of clinical trials published in the last 25 years
A systematic review of clinical trials published from 1990 until 2015 concluded that ayahuasca, psilocybin and LSD may be useful pharmacological tools for the treatment of drug dependence, and anxiety and mood disorders, especially in treatment-resistant patients.
The Use of Psilocybin in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders with Attention to Relative Safety Profile: A Systematic Review.
There has been a reemergence of research into the use of substances such as LSD, MDMA, and psilocybin for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. This increase in consideration toward the medicinal
An Overview on the Taxonomy, Phylogenetics and Ecology of the Psychedelic Genera Psilocybe, Panaeolus, Pluteus and Gymnopilus
This review discusses species identification, taxonomy and classification, available DNA sequence data and psychedelic species in Psilocybe, Panaeolus, Pluteus, and Gymnopilus, as well as similar looking genera that could be harmful.
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage as a Manifestation of Magic Mushroom Abuse: A Case Report and Review Literature
The neurologic presentation of psilocybin could be various, which might lead to emergent situations as subarachnoid hemorrhage, and the notion of the harmlessness of magic mushroom was called into question.
Classic Hallucinogens and Mystical Experiences: Phenomenology and Neural Correlates.
A functional neural model of mystical experience is proposed, based on changes in the default mode network of the brain that have been observed after the administration of classic hallucinogens and during meditation practices for which mystical-type claims have been made.
Poisoning associated with the use of mushrooms: A review of the global pattern and main characteristics.
Application of Wild Macrofungi as Anticancer Therapeutics
The way forward next is to explore the potential of all wild and less commonly known mushroom resources and push these candidates down the pipeline for the next 20 years of further anticancer research, if not, potentials as food and delicacies.
Factor Analysis of the Mystical Experience Questionnaire: A Study of Experiences Occasioned by the Hallucinogen Psilocybin.
Initial evidence is provided of the validity, reliability, and factor structure of a 30-item scale for measuring single, hallucinogen-occasioned mystical experiences, which may be a useful tool in the scientific study of mysticism.


Mycological Investigations on Teonanácatl, The Mexican Hallucinogenic Mushroom. Part I. The History of Teonanácatl, Field Work and Culture Work
The use of hallucinogenic mushrooms in Mexico was reported by European and Mexican writers (11) centuries ago, and so is not news. Nor are mushrooms unique as hallucinogens. It is widely known that
Mycological investigations on teonanacatl, the Mexican hallucinogenic mushroom. Part II. A taxonomic monograph of Psilocybe, section Caerulescentes.
This contribution is a part of two major projects, first the research on hallucinogenic mushrooms carried out by the Bertram and Roberta Stein Neuropsychiatric Research Program Inc., Chicago, Illinois, and second, a monograph of the North American species of Psilocybe now in preparation by A. Smith.
Plants of the Gods: Origins of Hallucinogenic Use
This book is a short, general introduction to hallucinogenic plants with an emphasis on the botanical nomenclature of plants, and the second section, on phytochemical research, is much too brief, scattered, and elementary.
Amanita muscaria and the thunderbolt legend in Guatemala and Mexico.
  • B. Lowy
  • Political Science
  • 1974
Sufficient evidence is now at hand to justify the assertion that in some regions of the New World the Amanita muscariathunderbolt legend is firmly implanted in the minds of its autochthonous inhabitants.
Mexico possessed and still possesses many plant narcotics and intoxicants, of which a few are outstanding in their uses and are extremely interesting because of their great antiquity as well as because of the important bearing their use, distribution and history may have on questions of a theoretical nature.
The taxonomy of Psilocybe fagicola-complex.
Length of spores, presence or absence of pleurocystidia and their variations, and type of cheilocystidia constitute the principal defining characteristics of the species.
Una iglesia dedicada al culto de un hongo, "Nuestro Señor del Honguito" en Chignahuapan, Puebla
An elhnologkal and mycological study of the Chignahuapan region (State of Puebla) is presentecl. In this region diere is a church where a fungus is the principal pan in the cult. This church was
Psilocybin, ein psychotroper Wirkstoff aus dem mexikanischen RauschpilzPsilocybe mexicana Heim
The active principle ofPsilocybe mexicana Heim, a mexican mushroom with hallucinogenic properties, has been isolated in crystalline form. The compound has been given the namePsilocybin; it possesses
The Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantan. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, No. 19.
Laughlin, Robert M. The Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantan. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, number 19, 598 pages, 5 figures, 5 foldout maps, 6 tables, 1975.— This
Mushrooms Russia and History
This book discusses Russia and its history in the room, as well as some of the myths and legends associated with it, in detail.