The active compounds in Psilocybe mushrooms
(psilocybin and psilocin), however, have never been isolated from Amanita muscaria, do not contribute to its intoxicating effects, and are completely irrelevant to understanding the pharmacology of Amanita muscaria.
The Psilocybe mushrooms
such as Psilocybe azurescens and Psilocybe cyanescens absorb phosphorus from their surrounding in order to synthesize the psilocybin molecule (0-phosphoryl-4 hydroxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine), which can make up 2 percent of its mass.
Worcester, charged with possession of Ecstasy, amended from possession of Ecstasy with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, continued without a finding for one year, ordered to remain drug-free, to submit to random drug tests, and to work or go to school full time; possession of methylphenidate with intent to distribute, possession of psilocybe mushrooms
with intent to distribute, distribution of psilocybe mushrooms
, distribution of marijuana, and four counts of drug violation near a school or park, dismissed.
The current investigators primarily are using psilocybin, an active ingredient derived from Psilocybe mushrooms
, which are indigenous to North and South America and Europe.
There is also a healthy body of folklore and first-person reports of encounter experiences with plant spirits or intelligences--what Letcher (2004) calls "animaphany"--with the use of naturally occurring plant psychedelics such as Psilocybe mushrooms, Salvia divinorum, and peyote, to name a few (e.
Psilocybe mushrooms too demonstrated some relatively widespread capacity to accompany psi experiences of all kinds, particularly clairvoyance but even PK to some extent.
Seeing auras of light was also quite widespread and reported to occur frequently with a number of drugs, particularly mescaline cacti (as also noted by Tart, 1972) and MDMA, but also with LSD and to a lesser degree with cannabis and Psilocybe mushrooms.
Considering that LSD and Psilocybe mushrooms are no doubt among the most common psychedelic drugs, it is not surprising that they provided the most widespread reporting of experiences although the far more common substance cannabis was shown to exhibit equally widespread experiences but to a much lesser degree, indicative of this substance's milder psychedelic effects.
Similarly, anecdotal evidence in medical and legal publications (Halpern & Pope 2001; Westberg & Karlson-Stiber 1999) as well as the popular press (Honigsbaum 2003) has linked recreational psilocybin consumption to websites selling Psilocybe mushrooms.
The final search, conducted in April 2005, also reflected whether websites offered to sell whole Psilocybe mushrooms, a practice not incorporated into the prior searches.
Sixteen retail psilocybin spore websites were identified in the April 2005 search, two of which offered to sell both psilocybin spores as well as mature Psilocybe mushrooms in quantities of up to 25 kilograms.
Possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of psilocybe mushrooms
, possession of Percocet, possession of a firearm without an FID card, and improper storage of a firearm.