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66 responses to “Eating Santa’s Shroom”

  1. Alf

    I picked mine on the Northern Californian Coast.

    “One (…) went so far as to drink his own urine after consuming the mushroom in the manner of the Siberians who believed the urine contained a more purified form of the hallucinogenic compounds”

    I also did this; after consuming 2 dry mushrooms. I recycled my urine a couple times for ~ the strongest experience of my psychedelic career. Definitely stronger than 3.5g cubensis. Astral projection.

    I would generally recommend smaller tonic amounts.

    I nibbled on the raw mushroom in the forest because I saw animals had been doing the same. I got great energy and was bounding through the forest in an excellent mood from a single nibble!

    Sautéed in butter tastes lovely. Amanita; the secret ingredient of French chefs. I read Muscimol is a better flavor enhancer than MSG… so don’t throw out all the actives if you want a delicious and uplifting dish!

  2. Lena

    Loved this article and love how you’re living. I found fly agaric in my yard a few weeks ago, I googled it because we got a puppy and I was wondering if it was safe. I’ve seen them all over in Anchorage and thought it was a shame they shouldn’t be eaten. I’ll definitely try your recipe!

  3. KNOX me JAMES

    I’m here on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage, Alaska and every Fall during the rainy season I see these guys popping up under our white birch stands. I’ll have to invite the neighbors over and see if your boiling methods really work.
    Just kiddin but next time I come across a fiery rush of them- I’ll definitely give them a try.

  4. Jennifer Eldridge

    Wondering where these little gems grow. Live in Southern Illinois close to So.Illinois University. What time of year do you hunt them?

  5. Charli

    Found a couple of these under a spruce in Maryland and was wondering what they were. They are the yellow with orange tops as pictured above. Lovely. Next time I see them I’ll have to pick them. Isn’t this a little south for them?

  6. Melissa

    I found mushrooms that look (well I THINK they look) just like these…. In Toledo, OH. I wish I could post a picture because I’m curious if that’s what they really are.
    Melissa
    P.S. I did not touch them.

  7. Dr.vern

    WOW! This is what I’ve been looking for. These are growing everywhere in the pine grove behind my house. They are so big and Beautiful I thought what a shame they are toxic. But, you have given me hope that maybe this could be a great food sourse. I will definatly try your recipe soon as they are fruiting right now. I would love to know what other mushrooms grow here in south carolina. cause I love them. If anyone could me please let me know!

  8. be careful!

    My father ate a large cap yesterday morning, fried in butter. We live in ohio. My mother found him six hours later, incontinent, unresponsive, salivating excessivey in bed. Our tenant had watched him eat it, it was the only reason we knew what was wrong. Thousands of dollars in medical dept later he is awake, illegibly writing the “warm dreams” he remembers, asking what would happen if he left the hospital now. (ANSWER: 1 in 6 chance of death) I guess I wish he’d read this and boiled it, but you should be careful with this shit, some people think they are invincible…

  9. DRVERN

    I PICKED A FEW OF THEM YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND CLEANED THEN THEM.
    THIS MORNING I SLICED ABOUT 3 CAPS UP ABOUT 1/4″ SLICES. BOILED AND THEN FRIED IN BUTTER. NICE AND CRIP ALMOST LIKE EATING FRENCH FRIES.
    THIS WAS AT 6:15 AM NOW 11:17 AM AND NO BAD EFFECTS WHAT SO EVER. I DID FEEL A LITTLE UNEASYNESS BUT I THINK THAT WAS MOSTLY IN MY HEAD DIDN’T LAST LONG. STILL FEEL FINE.

  10. Alain Boisvert

    Want the truth and nothing but about this mushroom? Google mushrooms and mankind… It will blow your mind folks!

  11. Mc'Funkula

    found 2 lots of troops growing, picked only the young ones and left the larger ones to spore, plus they were infested with bugs. 5 sizeable new caps prepared, boiled them for 20 minutes in the vinegar and salt solution and surprisingly the water turned red. fresh water boil and preserved in an olive oil, vinegar and garlic mix. in hind sight, olive oil only would have been better as they will be eaten soon.
    will report back after consumption…

  12. Port Ludlow Washington/Olympic Peninsula

    Just found a flush of A.muscaria,or at least that is my best guess,right in a parking lot where I take my recycling I looked around for more but it was just one area that I found them,first I have seen around here,beautiful… I am a little uncertain about eating them,your information is much appreciated.

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