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.

The Chronicles of Tom Lane: A Psychedelic Hillbilly

From sitting in ceremony with Maria Sabina and knowing how to conjure the Quetzalcoatl, Tom Lane is the keeper of psychedelic lore.

Songwriter Indigo De Souza Credits Macrodosing for Inspiring Her Craft

We caught up with the North Carolina-based indie-rock star about the power of psilocybin to channel creativity, work through trauma, and overcome the fear of death. 

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.

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.

We Found the Best Music for Mushroom Trips

Because nothing kills your trip quite like the wrong soundtrack.

Swallowing the Psychedelic Red Pill

The general public has historically associated psychedelics with liberal ideologies, but they can also make people more inclined to believe in conspiracy theories and right-wing extremism.

These 6 Mushroom Festivals Will Expand Your Mind

From the mountains of Colorado to the valleys of Bhutan, DoubleBlind gives you the best mushroom festivals around the world—where you can learn, dine, trip, and forage to your heart’s content.

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

Psilocybin Mushrooms Have Been Growing on Earth Since Dinosaurs Went Extinct

Psilocybe mushrooms appear to have started producing psilocybin roughly 67 million years ago, right around the dinosaurs’ demise, new research shows.

Seven Weird Mushroom Facts to Please Your Inner Myco-Nerd

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

So. Your Cat Ate Magic Mushrooms.

We asked veterinarians what to do when your cat's trippin'

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

What to Eat With Shrooms

Shrooms are an acquired taste. Here's what to eat to keep your tummy and tastebuds happy

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

You Can Now Buy Shrooms Online in the U.S. But Should You?

From magic chocolate bars to gummies, the digital shroom market is in full swing

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.)

Do Shrooms Go Bad?

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

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.

What Do Shrooms Look Like?

If it's brown and blue, you've found a good clue.

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?

Panaeolus cinctulus: Identification, Effects & More

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

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?

Magic Truffles vs. Mushrooms: What’s the Difference?

Blue-bruising fruiting bodies aren’t the only gifts of the Psilocybe—some of the best treasures are hidden underground.

Psilocybe allenii: The Bay Area Shroom No One Can Recognize

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

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.

What Do Shrooms Taste Like?

Save your taste buds. We'll tell you how to make shrooms delicious.

How Much Shrooms Should a Beginner Take?

Preparing for your first mushroom trip? We've got you.

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.

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.

A Mushroom Cultivation Cheat Sheet for City Dwellers

Keep your cat away from your shrooms, and other tips and tricks for growing fungi.

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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