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Jochen Gartz
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Jochen Gartz
Jochen Gartz is a German chemist and mycologist known for his work studying psilocybin-containing mushrooms. He was born in Mansfeld, Germany in 1953, studied chemistry in college at Merseburg, and did medical research in Leipzig.

Since 1983, he has been researching psilocybin mushrooms and other psychoactive substances and has become an internationally recognized expert in the field. He has also studied the metabolic by-products of mushrooms. Dr. Gartz is currently a chemist and mycologist at the Institute for Biotechnology in Leipzig.

Author of (Books)
  • Salvia Divinorum - Die Wahrsagesalbei (2001)
  • Magic Mushrooms Around the World (1996)
  • Teonanácatl: A Bibliography of Entheogenic Fungi
  • Halluzinogene im 'Sozialismus'
  • Halluzinogene in historischen Schriften
  • Narrenschwämme
  • Psychoaktive Pilze
  • Zauberpilze
  • Writings & Info
  • Psilocybian Mushroom Cultivation: A Brief History [CD] [Extract 1] [Extract 2]
  • P. azurescens Taxonomy Paper (with P. Stamets)
  • Magic Mushrooms in Some 3rd World Countries (1998)
  • Mapping the Mycelial Network (1997)
  • Extraction and analysis of indole derivatives from fungal biomass (1994)
  • Ethnomycology, Biochemistry and Cultivation of Psilocybe samuiensis, A New Psychoactive Fungi from Thailand (1994)
  • New Aspects of the Occurrence, Chemistry, and Cultivation of European Hallucinogen Mushrooms (1992)
  • Index to the Botanical Identification and Chemical Analysis of the Known Species of Hallucinogenic Fungi (1992)