An Introduction to Wood-Lover’s Paralysis

Wood-lover's paralysis is rare, but it can be very scary if you don't know what's happening.

6 of the Best Books About Foraging for Edible and Psychedelic Mushrooms

Arm yourself with the knowledge to forage only the mushrooms you actually want, and not the dangerous lookalikes.

An Enthusiast’s Guide to Psilocybe subtropicalis

A species held in high regard by Mexican Indigenous groups and Western psilonauts alike, with a lot to offer the beginner grower.

An Enthusiast’s Guide to Psilocybe caerulescens

Psilocybe caerulescens is a species that's widely revered by Mexican Indigenous groups, with a lineage of use stretching back centuries.

An Intro to Psilohuasca, the Latest Understudied Psychedelic Drug Combo

The use of psilohuasca is a relatively new practice that is still steeped in mystery.

Jedi Mind Fuck Mushrooms: The History and Future of a Modern Mushroom

Jedi Mind Fuck is known for producing abnormally large fruits, but there's still a lot experts want to learn about it.

Treasure Coast Mushrooms: An Enthusiast’s Guide

The origins of Treasure Coast mushrooms are mostly unknown, and the reports of its effects and potency vary considerably.

5 of the Best Mushroom Grow Bags For Beginners

Many retailers sell mushroom grow bags designed to help mushrooms thrive without requiring a ton of background knowledge.

Growing Magic Truffles: A Beginner’s Guide 

Once you get your technique down, growing magic truffles is a set-and-forget affair that's much easier than growing Psilocybe cubensis.

An Enthusiast’s Guide to Psilocybe natalensis

Love for this South African mushroom is growing in the psychedelic community—but why?

The Best Books About Growing Psychedelic Mushrooms

These books have enabled readers to become amateur mycologists and grow their own shrooms at home.

A Mycologist’s Guide to the PF Tek Method

A step-by-step guide to the classic indoor mushroom cultivation technique, PF Tek, including the necessary materials and potential pitfalls.

Spiderman Tek: A Grow Guide For Beginners

Microwavable rice sachets are the key to Spiderman Tek, a growing method that's increasingly popular with new cultivators.

A Quick Guide To Blue Magic Gym (Gymnopilus aeruginosus)

It may be yellow. It may be blue—no matter. This mushroom will have a magical effect on you.

We Lab Tested a Bunch of “Magic Mushroom” Products, and Here’s What We Found

You can find "mushroom" products everywhere these days, but do they actually contain psilocybin? Here are the preliminary results of our recent investigation. A full feature will be available in Issue No. 11 of DoubleBlind Magazine hitting stands in May.

A Brief History of the Huautla Mushroom—and Why it Matters

This mushroom is named after the town María Sabina lived in—but we shouldn't forget it's history.

Gymnopilus junonius: A Quick Guide To Big Laughing Gym

Reports say this mushroom is psychedelic—but the hunt for psilocybin remains illusive. Author Dr. K Mandrake searches for the truth about Big Laughing Gym.

Meet Muscimol, the Compound Behind the Unique Amanita Mushroom Trip

An exploration of the world’s most misunderstood mushroom.

An Enthusiast’s Guide to Acadian Coast Mushrooms

Are Acadian Coast mushrooms just cubes—or do they represent a unique genetic strain? We talked to the mycologists doing the research.

A Beginner’s Guide to Psilocybe zapotecorum

Is this wild mushroom among the world’s most potent? New results suggest it might be—with some caveats

Meet the Mushroom Named After the Famous Terence McKenna

People say McKennaii mushroom is a potent Golden Teacher variety—but rumor abounds.

Meet the Heavenly Golden Halo Mushroom

This newly stabilized mushroom might make for the perfect museum dose—but there's still a lot to learn.

Psilocybin Mushroom Spores Are Federally Legal Prior to Germination, DEA Confirms

In a letter, the DEA’s Drug & Chemical Evaluation Section Chief Terrence Boos confirmed that psilocybin mushroom spores are federally legal under the Controlled Substances Act.

Meet the Magical Jack Frost Mushroom

This frosty fungi is delightful to behold—and, advocates say, transformative to eat.

Meet the Panther Cap: History, Ecology, and More

But, watch out: careful dosing is extra important with this hallucinogenic fungi

The Complete Grower’s Guide to Albino A+ Mushrooms

We'll let you in on a little secret: They're not really albino.

Seven Weird Mushroom Facts to Please Your Inner Myco-Nerd

Shrooms are communication highways, you say? Oh, please tell us more

Hillbilly Mushrooms—The Best Microdose?

This magic mushie took home awards at the Hyphae Cup. So, what makes it so special?

You’re Not Tripping—These Mushrooms Really Glow in the Dark

Journey into the weird science of bioluminescent shrooms

Psilocybin Found in “Legal” Amanita Muscaria Gummies at Florida Shroom Dispensary

These “legal” gummies may not be so legal—but it’s impossible to confirm the results

B+ Mushrooms—More Potent or More Hype?

Rumor has it, B+ mushrooms can help you "be positive," but how much do we know about these popular mushies?

Yes, this Yellow Amanita is Psychoactive—But It’s Not Like A Magic Mushroom

And this mushroom is easier to mistake for deadly look-alikes

The Freaky Magic of Enigma Mushrooms

Yes, these alien-looking shrooms are psychedelic

Pluteus americanus is Magic, but You’ve Probably Never Heard of It

Psilocybe aren't the only mind-bending mushies out there

Farmer in India Pioneers a Way to Grow Mushrooms in Sub-Zero Temperature

In recent decades, mushroom cultivation has transformed the lives of thousands in the Northern part of the country

Psilocybe serbica and the Case of Mistaken Identity

No, this mushie isn't a con artist—it just has way too many names

The First Legal Magic Mushroom Farms Are Approved to Grow in Oregon

Shroom growers are among the first legal psilocybin businesses to be licensed in the state, which will allow guided journeys in the coming months

There’s A New Shroom Species—and It’s Named After Paul Stamets

Psilocybe stametsii pays homage to the world-famous mycologist—but we don't know if it's psychoactive yet

The Best Cordyceps Supplements—Recommended By Herbalists

The mushroom is traditionally used for energy and stamina, but how do you find the right products?

It Turns Out Mushrooms Have a Language—And We’re Just Figuring Out How to Decipher It

Mushrooms generate electrical signals that bear a striking resemblance to human nerve impulses

Psilocybe caerulipes is a Forager’s Delight—But Good Luck Finding It

The blue foot Psilocybe lurks on logs and stumps in the Northeastern United States—but spotting one is no easy task. (And be careful if you try.)

The Best Reishi Supplements, According to Professional Herbalists

Expert herbalists share their favorite tips and tricks for finding quality products

Do Shrooms Go Bad?

They're slimy. They're smelly. They're covered in fuzz. Here's how to stay away from bunk shrooms.

Best Mushrooms for Energy

They're not exactly a cup of coffee, but these fungi may fight fatigue sustainably.

Trametes versicolor: A Guide to Turkey Tail Mushroom

This medicinal mushroom may not be psychedelic, but it performs some potent magic tricks of its own.

The Trippy Truth About Amanita muscaria, The World’s Most Famous Mushroom

From high to horror, the twisted tales of Amanita are as trippy as the mushroom itself.

Nootropic Mushrooms: The Fungi That Build Better Brains

Compounds in these medicinal fungi may be natural "smart drugs."

The Viagra of the Himalayas—the World’s Most Expensive Fungus—Faces Serious Decline Due to Growing Demand

The caterpillar fungus sells for as much as $140 per gram in the markets of China.

What Are Adaptogenic Mushrooms?

An herbalist explains how fungi combat stress.

Lion’s Mane Capsules: A Definitive Buyers Guide

An herbalist tells you how to spot treasure among fool’s gold.

Lion’s Mane Coffee: Benefits & Recipe

Light up your brain without psychedelics.

Cordyceps Mushroom: Benefits, Side Effects & More

This zombie fungus is surprisingly good for your health.

Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondosa): Finding & Growing Maitake

The “dancing mushroom” isn’t psychedelic—but it’s still pretty trippy.

How to Identify Magic Mushrooms: Step-by-Step

Most little brown mushrooms look almost exactly the same—so how do you distinguish the divine from the deadly?

A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

You can still grow lion's mane even if you usually kill all of your plants—we promise.

Panaeolus cinctulus: Identification, Effects & More

Everyone thought this shroom was poisonous—and then they realized it was magic.

Reishi Mushroom: Benefits List, Cultivation, and More

Human beings have a millennia-long relationship with the "mushroom of immortality."

Medicinal Mushroom Supplement Benefits: North Spore Spotlight

How often do you engage with mushrooms? For North Spore, supplements are a way to receive their gifts in daily life.

Melmac Mushroom Strain: Effects, Potency & More

Penis Envy's otherworldly relative is ready to take the limelight.

Stargazer Mushroom Strain: Cultivation, Effects, & More

They say this mushroom hails from Incan ruins—but how much do we really know about this “rare” cubensis?

Z Strain Mushrooms: Effects, Cultivation, and More

The origin of this fast-growing mushroom may be shrouded in underground lore—but cultivators still love reliable fungus.

Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata: The Ohio Valley Shroom Taking Over the World

Well, two continents at least—but is it a good thing?

Psilocybe allenii: The Bay Area Shroom No One Can Recognize

Meet Psilocybe allenii, the mushroom that evaded even skilled mycologists for decades.

Mushroom Tinctures: A Complete Guide to an Age-Old Medicine

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make mushroom tinctures? Now’s your chance.

Psilocybe subaeruginosa: Australia’s Most Famous Magic Mushroom

Is the most potent Psilocybe from down under? Meet Psilocybe subaeruginosa, one of the strongest magic mushrooms in the world.

The Tragic Story Of Magic Truffles: The Elusive Wild Psilocybe

Nothing is less psychedelic than unsolved crime.

Blue Meanies Mushrooms: A Guide to the Potent Panaeolus cyanescens

There are few psychedelic mushrooms as potent as Blue Meanies—or with so many names.

What’s a Substrate? The Best Growing Mediums for Potent Mushrooms

Mushies may love oats, rye, and horse manure, but these materials are far from their only favorite snacks.

Blue Bruising Mushrooms: What Causes The Color?

For decades, the cause of the bluing reaction in psychedelic mushrooms baffled scientists. German researchers finally cracked the code.

Psilocybe cyanescens: A Mycologist’s Guide to Wavy Caps

Wavy Caps may grow by the hundreds on a pile of wood chips—but are they really as potent as they’re made out to be? A mycologist dives into the history and science of Psilocybe cyanescens.

Mushroom Spores and The Wild Ways They Work

The not-so-humble spore can fling into the air with rocket force and still produce trippy mushrooms—here's how.

Mushroom Coffee 101: A Detoxifying, Invigorating Potion

How to make this trendy new brew, step-by-step

Penis Envy Mushrooms: Murder & Conspiracy Behind the World’s Trippiest Shroom

Penis Envy mushrooms were encountered by ethnobotanist Terence McKenna in the Amazon...the story unfolds from there.

Where Do Magic Mushrooms Grow?

What do shrooms look like and where do they grow? Here are some tips for where to find shrooms while foraging.
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