Mushrooms and Mankind
The Hidden Meanings of Christmas, The History and Philosophy of Mushroom Symbolism
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Edition(s) at Erowid : 1999(vhs)
EROWID REVIEW #James Arthur sees mushrooms everywhere. This video begins with a brief introduction to the modern history of psychedelic mushrooms, intermixed with conspiracy theories and anti-status-quo rants. Similar to his work, Amanita Muscaria: The Mushrooms that shape the Universe, the bulk of this video is a slideshow presentation showing representations of the Amanita muscaria mushrooms in art, religious iconography, and culture. Be prepared for fanciful hypotheses about the importance of Amanitas in the development of modern culture. Our suggestion for future presentations is that the photos and slides should be more clearly referenced and their sources credited.
BACK COVER #James Arthur: One of the worlds leading experts in Ethnomycology takes you on an exploration of symbolism from moder-day folk traditions to some of the most ancient religious writings known to mankind. The repression of human consciousness and sexuality does more harm to mankind than we could have possibly imagined. Why is it that these things are considered Taboo? The answers will amaze you!