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Shroom by Andy Letcher
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Jan 14, 2011

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A comprehensive history, a little on the dry side without much discussion of the importance of primary mystical experiences, but a worthy addition to the fascinating story of psilocybes and their chemical components. Also discusses Amanita muscaria and is sharply critical of Wasson's Soma theory and other "alternative" historical analyses (Allegro, Ruck, Heinrich, etc.).

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