'Magic Mushrooms' Botanical Postcard
A postcard featuring original botanical illustrations of these sacred psychoactive fungi, five of the most significant (aka most commonly consumed) species of the genus Psilocybe, colloquially known as "magic mushrooms".
These mushrooms have been used by shamans and healers in ceremonies and rituals across the world, as well as by your average person in general, throughout human history. These humble fungi possibly play a greater role in our evolution, our consciousness, intelligence, religious, and spiritual development than we fully realize. (If you are interested in more information on this topic, check out the works of people such as Terrence McKenna and R. Gordon Wasson, and go ahead and read about the "Stoned Ape" theory, and maybe even the "Sacred Mushroom and the Cross" while you're at it...)
Illustrated originally in watercolor.
The species range across several genera, including Psilocybe, Gymnopilus, Panaeolus, and more. Species list was compiled and curated with generous help from mycologist, Alan Rockefeller.
-Psilocybe cyanescens (Wavy Caps)
-Psilocybe mexicana (Mexican Magic Mushrooms)
-Psilocybe cubensis (Golden Teachers, Shrooms)
-Psilocybe azurescens (Flying Saucers, Azzies)
-Psilocybe semilanceata (Liberty Caps)
-Gymnopilus luteofolius (Big Laughing Gyms)
-Pluteus americanus (Bluteus)
-Claviceps purpurea (Ergot)
-Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric)
-Panaeolus cyanescens (Blue Meanies)
Send it in the mail or frame it as an art print!
Printed on high quality, heavyweight, and archival cardstock.
Paper is coated on the front, and the back is unfinished to allow for easy writing.
5x7" (slightly larger than a standard postcard - all this means is you have to use a regularly priced postage stamp)