Crow, that's interesting. I'm gonna share a translation of spanish texts(I wish I could stop saying text: but sometimes the text is not an article.) praising amanita.
The use of vegetable substance to the consummation of the Great Gnostic and Alchemic Work: the Liberation and Return of the Spirit.
It complements sexual alchemy.
The mushroom amanita muscaria, utilized for this end since thousands of years, is the most important of those substances.
In it are the two ways: dry (ingestion of the crude mushroom) and humid (ingestion of the mushroom boiled in water).
In it are the three colors of the work: black (the base of the mushroom), white (the body of the mushroom) and red (the head).
It is the apple that Eve gave Adam to eat, to wake him up and regain his wisdom.
It is the soma that the aryans of the north took to India.
It is the origin of the power of Odin - Wotan.
It is the origin of the power of the god Hanuman, under whose effect made his feats.
Under its effects the rabbis of Alexandria invented christianity.
Is what made Saint Paul fall from the horse and provided his conversion to the new religion.
Under its effects heaven and hell are known and closeness to God is produced.
Dante Alighieri had those experiences and put them in writing in The Divine Comedy.
Amanita is the Saviour of the World, that dies for us when we ingest it.
Under its effects Rasputín talked with the Virgin and helped the Zar.
Only in sexual abstinence must amanita be consumed.Similarities with the Catholic ChurchSanta claus, a perfect amanita
The hallucinogenic mushroom amanita muscaria lives in symbiosis with the pines. The amanita muscaria can't develop without the closeness of those coniferous. Since thousands of years lots of humans ingest those mushrooms to provoke in themselves visions and transcendent states of consciousness. To the people that have this habit, those mushrooms, the pines, and all that is related to them have a sacred connotation. That's why since centuries, in the winter solstice (25 December) its common to put a pine in the home, with amanita mushrooms added to its branches. Today, instead of amanitas are put several ornaments that represent them.
Santa Claus comes to this celebration and delivers presents. Those presents represent the visions and dis-coverings that are reached by the ingestion of the amanitas. Of what color are the amanitas muscaria? Red and white. Of what color are the clothes of Santa Claus? White and red, of course. The amanitas are fat and robust, just like Santa Claus.
Says the Bible that Paul, great persecutor of christians, on the way to the city of Damascus hd the following experiences: surrounded him a light, fell to earth and heard a voice that asked questions and gave him orders. Paul rose up from the ground and even though he had his eyes open he could see nothing. They took him by hand and made him enter the city. Spent three days without seeing, eating or drinking. On the third day gained his sight back, ate food and regained his strength.
Let's see what the investigator of the university of Harvard, Jonathan Ott, in his monumental work Pharmacotheon, as did renowned investigators (Gordon Wasson, Richard Schultes and Clark Heinrich) about the symptoms produced by the ingestion of amanita muscaria:
Mystical delusions, perceptions of shining white lights, great muscular weakness with danger of falling, auditory hallucinations (strange voices heard), difficulty in sight during two or tree days, lack of hunger or thirst.
Such similarities with Saint Paul's symptoms! Such coincidence!
Cargést seem to be a mind-superman immune to bad effects from all drugs. But continue this way and do not count on this super mind for so long.