Bizarre: "Magic Mushrooms"?

Discussion in 'Tin Foil Hat Lounge' started by dragonfly, Oct 30, 2010.


  1. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I thought I had heard it all in 59 years...I was WRONG!
    Something new came to me this evening, I had to share.....
    Has anyone, ever, heard of this?
    Collecting mushrooms that grow on cow dung, and eating them to get high?
    Yes, you read that right!
    I was told this evening that a certain group of "MORONS" up north of AshFork Arizona, go around collecting ( harvesting if you will) mushrooms that grow on the 'cow flop' accumulated in the area, specifically near the cattle tanks!
    Now I may be wrong, and it won't be new to me at this point, BUT, isn't that pretty stupid?
    In my estimation, those itty bitty 'shrooms, are poisonous!???
    Yes? No?
    Someone, PLEASE enlighten me on this one!?
    Now this may sound a bit harsh, but I hope they take a trip and NEVER come back!
     
  2. jungatheart

    jungatheart Beginner's Mind

    Psilocybin mushrooms

    They've been used for centuries in Latin America in religious ceremonies much like the Peyote cactus is used in the United States.

    I went with some people who were picking some and they did harvest them off cow flops. Easy to identify because they bruise a bright purple color when picked.

    They didn't strike me as stupid but rather very peaceful people. Not druggies by any stretch of the imagination. I can't speak of everyone who uses them though.
     
  3. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I've heard a thing or two about psilocybin mushrooms over the years...


    And by the way "true psilocybin mushrooms are non-toxic, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a branch of the Center for Disease Control, rated psilocybin less toxic than aspirin.<sup id="cite_ref-Facts_10-1" class="reference">[11]</sup>[12"


    I lived in a communal style house for a while way back in the day...In the early 70's someone I knew was arrested for possession of them, and they had to let him go, as there was no law on the books against having a bag full of mushrooms that came off cow poop back then... lol!
     
  4. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Yup..nasty buggers...effect is something like LSD...bad stuff..
     
  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I love them. Best natural hallucinogenic ever! Much better than peyote and safer than acid. One of these day, I plan on taking up recreational drugs and drinking again and when I do, I'll head straight for the cow****!
     
  6. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Plan on pushing me out of your way on the way there? [batteye]
     
  7. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    I'm with you, Dragonfly, and think they're probably a waste of good sanity (just like the crap I used to do).
     
  8. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    You ladies eating those mushrooms gotta be real careful to clean all the brown stuff off the stems. .... that stuff will grow hair on your chest!
     
  9. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I can't get over the cow poop part myself!
    If this was a part of some Native American thing, I'd never have mentioned it, as I know a handful of them here in Arizona...BUT these "people" are ding dongs! I'd be willing to bet they'd smoke tires, if they could keep them lit!
    I did a tad bit of research and found they are not addictive, but from what I read, a lot of people have had some very bad times with them and depending on the person, some have never fully recovered from the first time. Evidently there are some really varied effects, and depending on one's mindset ( or lack thereof) it can be a nightmare. Some say they have been doing them for years and on occasion they may have some bade effects, but on the whole they say nothing bad happens...Those that did have problems seem to have some serious issues even after years later. I suppose it's like a bad trip, and it screws some people up....
    As a kid, I flipped those cow patties over to find scorpions!
    Shows you my warped mental condition!
     
  10. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Don't suppose you would want to share a pot of kopi luwak either?
     
  11. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member



    I saw "The Bucket List"...but I knew what that was long before then...[rofllmao]
     
  12. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    I suspect that some people can be allergic to some proteins in the shrooms, so they could really end up in a mental institution, or with some serious damage...just like from ecstasy pills. Other danger is accidental suicide or homicide because of the bad trip, seeing dragons, monsters, think they can fly, etc...I just don't like hallucinogenic or other type of mind or emotions altering crap...
     
  13. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    As with any drug, not all drugs effect everybody the same.

    However, I'm willing to bet that the majority of people that did not have a good experience on mushrooms had eaten too many their 1st time or they were already in a negative state of mind prior to eating the mushrooms.

    I don't know about other parts of the country but around here it would not be hard to accidentally overlook the wrong species of mushroom.
     
  14. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    :lol:I've seen the reaction from a trip. :lol:

    They're pretty prevalent here, DF. Kinda' shocked me that you'd never heard of them.
     
  15. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Sure!!! (Pricey stuff around here. Tried it in Singapore. Beats all harry out of Folgers.)
     
  16. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

  17. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Because it rains ALL the time up there! [peep]





    :)
     
  18. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Likewise, I knew a guy back in the day who drank a 32oz. Big Gulp cup of some extremely potent mushroom tea. I can't remember how many mushrooms were extracted to make the tea though. He definitely, drank waaaay more than he needed for the intended effect.
     
  19. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    I'm sure that government regulation will follow. Not something I would try, but I say if it tickles you and you aren't operating a crane or automobile- knock yourself out.
     
  20. Government regulation of Psilocybin mushrooms ('Magic Mushrooms', AKA 'Shrooms', AKA teónanácatl in the original Aztec) is already here - and has been for quite a long time. Psilocybin is a Schedule I (no medical use) controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act of 1980. Possession or use of psychotropic mushrooms is a crime and under state law in most states.

    Oh, and all mushrooms grow on decaying organic matter - rotting wood, leaves, lawn debris and compost (of all types, including manure) provide the nutrients these amazing flora need. Remember that the next time you chow down on a 'shroom and Swiss burger :D.
     
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