October 15, 2008
Taken from the VH1 Behind the Music special on Megadeth.-Smoked pot.-Hash.-Opium.-Psychedelics and Speed.-Crosstops.-Black Beauties.-Magic Mushrooms.-LSD.-Quaaludes.-Heroin.-Cocaine/Crack/free base.-Morphine.-Demerol.-China White.
In the year 1958 Albert Hofmann, while working at Sandoz Pharmaceutical in Switzerland, became the first to identify psilocin and psilocybin as the hallucinogenic compounds in magic mushrooms. Albert Hofmann also became the first to successfully isolate psilocybin from the mushrooms.
Born in 1946, author and explorer Terence McKenna has spent the last twenty-five years in the study of the ontological foundations of shamanism and the ethno-pharmacology of spiritual transformation. McKenna, the founder of Novelty Theory, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a distributed major in Ecology, Resource Conservation and Shamanism. After graduation he traveled extensively in the Asian and New World Tropics, becoming specialized in the shamanism and ethno-medicine of the Amazon Basin. With his brother Dennis, he is the author of The Invisible Landscape and Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Growers’ Guide. A study of the impact of psychotropic plants on human culture and evolution Food of the Gods has recently been published by Bantam, and a book of essays and conversations, The Archaic Revival quickly followed from Harper San Francisco. Most recently a group of discursive chats, Trialogues at the Edge of the West, with mathematician Ralph Abraham and British biologist Rupert Sheldrake, has been published in English, German, French and Spanish editions. His latest book is, True Hallucinations, a narrative of spiritual adventure in the jungles of the Colombian Amazon. He recently appeared on a number of CDs and live performances with musical groups such as The Shamen and Zuvuya in England and Space/Time in San Francisco.http://deoxy.org/mckenna.htm
The word psilocybe traces its roots back to the Greek words “psilos” bare and “kube” head, and literally means “bare headed.” This meaning refers to the mushroom’s plain cap. The word may be pronounced with the accent either on the first syllable or on the second. The final “e” is not silent.
A fascinating effect of magic mushrooms is an experience that is called synthesia. This happens when a person’s senses seem to overlap; for example, a visualization of color may occur upon hearing a particular sound.
World 5 had some nostalgic bosses, especially the one at 5-6. But mainly some of these are harder than what you’ve already encountered. I messed up somewhat on some of the bosses. My reason is that I haven’t faced these bosses in a little while (been trying to beat the later bosses ). Again, any bosses I missed, or any help with a certain level, send me a PM.5-Fortress 1: Now we have another boss from the DKC series, this time on the original. Good old Boss Drum…he’s even harder here than in the original game! It’s a matter of surviving the battle, while taking out a few enemies he sends your way. The Spin Jump is the way to take care of the Koopas, and the Chucks are best taken out with the Cape Feather. Four Fire Flowers are provided just before the second phase begins, in case you lose the feathers. Boss Drum acts exactly like he does in DKC, only he’s angrier. The second phase of the battle has him going back and forth on the ground, speeding up as the battle continues. His last effort to beat you is a pair of Cheep-Cheeps. lol Kick them and the Boss Drum gives up (misses?).The other boss is a pair of spiky pumpkins. It’s not hard to avoid and damage them, just hit them on the “bottom”, but there’s a trick to winning. If you defeat only one of them, the remaining one splits apart and a fresh new pumpkin replaces the defeated one. So, you need to defeat both of them on one attempt. This is easy if the both of them charge at you from the “ceiling”. And I don’t know what the power-up I got was, maybe a Mushroom.5-6: It’s SMB Bowser at his hammer state! I think this is self-explanatory, but I included both ways to defeat him for the nostalgic. I got hit by his hammers at the other attempt, but that’s all right. This Bowser is actually pretty tough…5-Fortress 2: This is a weird boss. I don’t know where this one is from, but this is actually a pretty easy boss, it’s just that it’s been a while since I fought it. The eyes (kind of creepy…) shoot magic at you. About after four or five the center “eye” opens. Hit it on the head, and get to the edges of the screen. These are safe spots to be in when the boss does the “sweep” attack with his magic. Repeat this twice more and the center eye charges at you in desperation. Hit it once more to beat it.5-Castle: This is a Boo from Yoshi’s Island. There’s not much to this battle, just hit him with a Koopa shell while he is not covering his face. Just make sure your back is to him before the shell hits. Boo has a small variety of projectiles, but these are ones you’ve dealt with before…maybe save for the fire. Three hits with shells will do it. At about 5:21, I decide to add a humorous effect to the battle by spinning. Watch the Boo when this happens. Finally, Larry is riding this dragon (again, game name please?). The attacks are actually pretty difficult to avoid. Your best bet for the first two hits is to dodge the first fireball attack before hitting Larry. The background changes with each successful hit, and fire rains down from above. Third hit, just go for Larry when he appears. Oh, and the dragon has a large fireball attack, just jump and float over it.
Within 15 to 30 minutes after oral intake of unprepared magic mushrooms, symptoms produced by the hallucinogenic compounds begin to occur. When prepared as tea or soup, the time interval is reduced to 5 to 10 minutes.
October 14, 2008
See you in September! Mike Long is taking off for the EU, he says bye in a tongue-in-cheek manner for you today.
Wild and uncultivated patches of the magic mushroom Psilocybe azurescens are found mainly along the US Pacific coast, north of Seaside, Oregon. However, solitary patches have been known to occur as far south as Arcata, California.
Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 May 31, 1996) was an American writer, psychologist, futurist, and advocate of psychedelic drug research and use, and one of the first people whose remains have been sent into space. An icon of 1960s counterculture, Leary is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. He coined and popularized the catch phrase “Turn on, tune in, drop out.”A psychedelic experience is a journey to new realms of consciousness. The scope and content of the experience is limitless, but its characteristic features are the transcendence of verbal concepts, of space-time dimensions, and of the ego or identity. Such experiences of enlarged consciousness can occur in a variety of ways: sensory deprivation, yoga exercises, disciplined meditation, religious or aesthetic ecstasies, or spontaneously. Most recently they have become available to anyone through the ingestion of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, DMT, etc. Of course, the drug does not produce the transcendent experience. It merely acts as a chemical key—it opens the mind, frees the nervous system of its ordinary patterns and structures. (leary)
In the year 1939, the ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes published a paper establishing Teonanacatl specifically as a psilocybin-containing mushroom . This was in all likelihood the first academic release of this fact.
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if you take three rights on the mushroom kindom road then take the magic carpet for 2 days and then jump out to gannon, youve gone off the deep end…
In the thirties, the anthropologist Robert Weitlaner obtained specimens of magic mushrooms from Mexico, which were subsequently investigated by the specialists Blas Pablo Reko and Richard Schultes . Weitlaner’s daughter later attended a native mushroom ceremony, called a velada, in 1939 but did not partake of the magic mushrooms herself.
During the 16th century, Dutch physician Pieter van Foreest described a case of a woman who was “flung into violent convulsions and the Riscus sardonicus by eating mushrooms.” It was clearly a case of accidental ingestion of magic mushrooms.
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Psilocybe mushrooms are perhaps most famous for for its species with hallucinogenic properties. The said species widely known as “magic mushrooms.” That being said, the majority of Psilocybe mushrooms do not actually contain hallucinogenic compounds of any sort.
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Regular doses of magic mushrooms can cause sensory effects such as a noticeable feeling of heaviness; enhancement and contrast of worldly colors; relaxation; surfaces that seem to ripple, shimmer, or breathe; strange light phenomena such as auras around light sources; and other similar hallucinations. It has also been observed that the sense of smell too may become heightened.
Simple slide show of some great buds and amazing mushroom pictures
The magic mushroom Psilocybe azurescens takes its nickname from its scientific name. These mushrooms are typically called “azies.”
On Oct 27, 1970 the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act was passed. Part II of this Act is the Controlled Substance Act CSA which defined a scheduling system for drugs. It places most of the known hallucinogens in Schedule I. Included in this classification are LSD, psilocybin, psilocin, mescaline, peyote, cannabis and MDA. However, the Act did not specifically include whole magic mushrooms.
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Mario gets caught harming wildlife!!!
The legal status of Psilocybe spores is even more ambiguous. The spores do not contain both psilocybin and psilocin. Hence, under the United Nations 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances it should not be illegal to sell or possess Psilocybe spores. However, this is not always true as some jurisdictions attempt to find other ways to catch Psilocybe spore handlers.