Psilocybe

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Psilocybe

(sī'lō-sī'bē),
A genus of mushrooms (family Agaricaceae) containing many species with psychotropic or hallucinogenic properties, including Psilocybe mexicana, of which the fruiting bodies are a source of the hallucinogen, psilocybin.
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Psilocybe

Toxicology A genus of mushrooms that contains psilocybin, a hallucinogen Clinical 20–60 mushrooms may be ingested to obtain the desired hallucinogenic effect; small amounts of Psilocybe spp evoke euphoria, accompanied by dizziness, and weakness; larger amounts alter temporal and spatial perception, causing visual disturbances Management Supportive; effects are transient. See Poisonous mushrooms.
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Establecio contacto, primero por carta y luego personal, con Richard Evans Schultes, el padre de la etnobotanica y el primero en determinar al Teonanacatl como un hongo, en una publicacion de 1939.
Teonanacatl. Park Street Press, Rochester, Vermont.
In 1939, the eminent Harvard botanist Richard Evans Schultes advanced the thesis that teonanacatl (or God's Flesh), which was referred to by the Aztecs, could have been the divine mushrooms.
Le champignon divin est Teonanacatl, le champignon divin des Azteques, et le Chikon Tokoxo, acteur mythique et maitre de la montagne qui fait face a Huautla, le descendant direct de Quetzalcoatl.
And then we have a whole medicine cabinet full of different "psi-chedelic" plants and fungi in Mexico alone, ranging from the use of peyote cacti (Lophophora Williamsii) by the Huichol Indians in the North (Slotkin, 1956), to teonanacatl (mushrooms of the Psilocybe genus) and ska pastora (Salvia divinorum) use by the Mazatecs in the South (Soutar, 2001; Wasson, 1962)--not to mention South America, where we find an enormous pharmacopeia of natural plant psychedelics that have been used traditionally for psychic purposes for millennia.