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Mushroom Wisdom: Cultivating Spiritual Consciousness
Mushroom Wisdom explores the universal aspects of the psilocybin mushroom experience as it relates to spirituality. Author Martin Ball explains how mushroom use can lead the spiritual seeker to profound states of self-awareness and radical understanding of the nature of the self, reality, and the sacred. Topics include looking into the spiritual mirror to uncover an authen ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 13th 2006 by Ronin Publishing
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I was surprised to find that aside from covering the topic of using mushrooms for spiritual growth, the book is at the same time the most clear headed, non dogmatic, non poetic primer on non-religious spirituality I ever read. Unfortunately it, like many others, suffers from using too many words to convey too little meaning. I would much rather read a satisfying and punchy 50 page book than have to resort to skimming through 200 to get the same amount of info. Still the information it set out to ...more
A very powerful, personal, and honest approach, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Mr. Ball's exposition manages to stay clear from both neo-shamanic posturing and dry anthropological anecdote. I have been waiting for a book that describes both the mushroom experience in itself, and provides a non-sectarian, non-new-age-bullshit view of the use of entheogens as a tool for personal and spiritual growth. Enormously valuable are the chapters on working with the self, attention and intention. I had nev ...more
This is a great book.. I've always been fascinated by psychedelic mushrooms and the spiritual wisdom and growth that they can bring people. I was very impressed with how this book was able to articulate the experience with words, making it easy for any reader to understand. It also has an emphasis on mushrooms being strictly a sacred experience for personal spiritual growth and not to be used recreationally..Great book!
Martin W. Ball, Ph.D., is a writer, independent publisher, energy worker, visionary artist, and musician currently living in Ashland Oregon. In the spring of 2009 Martin underwent a profound energetic opening and transformation - the result of intensive work with entheogenic medicines and a year of profound self-exploration. The result is Martin's articulation of what he calls the "Entheological P ...moreMore about Martin W. Ball...