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The 2007 Telluride Mushroom Festival T-Shirt illustrates centuries old lore about the interconnection of mushrooms, fairies and dragons.  This fire breathing dragon intertwines a fairy ring of edible mushrooms.

  1. 1.Oyster Mushroom - Pleurotus ostreatus

  2. 2.Honey Mushroom - Armillaria mellea

  3. 3.Shaggy Mane - Coprinus comatus

  4. 4.Fairy Ring Mushroom - Marasmius oreades

  5. 5.Matsutake - Tricholoma magnivelare

  6. 6.Shrimp Russula - Russula xerampelina

  7. 7.Liberty Cap - Psilocybe semilanceata

The 2006 Telluride Mushroom Festival T-Shirt illustrates samples of medicinal mushrooms.  They are mostly used in Asian medicine.  The abstract images of the mushrooms are intertwined with the Caduceus, the Wand of Mercury, the official symbol of western medicine.

  1. 1.Liberty Cap

  2. 2.Reishi

  3. 3.Maitake

  4. 4.Shiitake

  5. 5.Fly Agaric

  6. 6.Earth Star

  7. 7.Corn Smut

  8. 8.Caduceus

An Abstract Image of the Ancient Hallucinogenic Snuff Practices of South American Indians

    The Indians of northern South America were reported by the Spanish as far back as the 15th - century to inhale a powder called cohaba to communicate with the spirit world. The hallucinogenic snuff - known as yopo was derived from the beans    

of the tree, Anadenanthera peregrina.  Apparently yopo has been used by the Indians for hundreds of years prior to the Spanish conquest.


The 2002 Telluride Mushroom Festival T-Shirt illustrates symbiosis, the process uniting all the inhabitants on Earth - - different species living in physical contact with each other.  Mushrooms and trees are interdependent in a symbiotic relationship.  The thread-like mycelium of mushrooms in the soil entwine the rootlets of trees, enabling nutrient exchange.  To thrive, each needs the other.  Gaia, Earth’s huge ecosystem, basically is a process of symbiosis.

The Caduceus, the staff with snakes curled around it with wings on top, the symbol of medicine and the physician, is integrated with the large mushroom and other psychoactive substances including:

  1. 1)small mushrooms

  2. 2)peyote buttons

  3. 3)ergot

  4. 4)marijuana

  5. 5)ecstasy

  6. 6)ayahuasce

  7. 7)the toad (DMT)

The image expresses the potential usefulness of psychedelics in the treatment of diseases affecting humankind.

Alexander Shulgin, in his book, PiHKAL, anounced to the world that the genii of psychedelics has escaped from the lamp.  The image on the T - Shirt illustrates samples of the genii’s psychedelic revelations:

  1. 1)Sea Fan  (Gorgonia spp.)

  2. 2)Caribbean Sea Sponge  (Verongida spp.)

  3. 3)Peyote  (Lophophora williamsii)

  4. 4)Magic Mushrooms  (Psilocybe spp.)

  5. 5)Ergot  (Claviceps spp.)

  6. 6)Sanoran Desert Toad  (Bufo alvarius)

  7. 7)Coral  (Coelenterata spp.)

  1. 1)Psilocybe cubensis  (San Isidro)

  2. 2)Psilocybe mexicana  (Little Birds)

  3. 3)Psilocybe wassonii  (Wasson’s Mushroom)

  4. 4)Psilocybe aztecorum  (Children of the Waters Mushroom)

  5. 5)Psilocybe hoogshagenii  (Little Birds of the Woods)

  6. 6)Psilocybe zapotecorum  (Crown of Thorns Mushroom)

  7. 7)Psilocybe caerulescens, var. mazatecorum  (The  Mushroom of Superior Reason)

Sacred and Magical Plants

  1. 1)Mandrake -Mandragora officinarum

  2. 2)Flying saucer mushroom - Psilocybe azurescens

  3. 3)Morning Glory - Ipomoea violacea

  4. 4)Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria

  5. 5)Poppy - Papaver somniferum

  6. 6)Herb of the Virgin - Salvia divinorum

  7. 7)Ergot - Claviceps purpurea

  8. 8)Peyote - Lophophora williamsii

  9. 9)Henbane - Hyoscyamus niger, Hyoscyamus spp.

  10. 10) Indian Parsley, Bear Medicine - Osha

  11. 11) San Pedro Cactus - Trichocereus pachanoi, Trichocereus spp.

  12. 12) Belladonna - Atropa belladonna

  13. 13) Reishii, Ling zhi - Ganoderma lucidum

  14. 14) Hemp - Allium sativum

  15. 15) Garlic - Allium sativum

  16. 16) Angel’s Trumpet, Tree Daturas - Daturas suaveolens

    The snuff was consumed by blowing the powder forcefully from snuff trays into nostrils through long tubes of dried plant stems or hollow dried bird long bones.

    The tubes and snuff trays were often ornamented with decapitators with heads, mythical animals and also occasionally mushrooms.  The last suggests that hallucinogenic mushrooms were also used.

    In 1977 chemical analysis of the snuff powder reveled known hallucinogenic substances - several tryptamine derivatives.

    The design on the T - shirt includes: Snuff Tray, Snuff Tubes (one with mushrooms), Anadenanthera tree leaves & seed pods, Decapitator, Decapitated head, Attendant of the Sun & Sun God.


Mushroom Stones

    Mushroom stones first emerged into Western culture in 1898 from the highlands of Guatemala in photographs by a German photographer, Carl Sapper.  About 300 sculptures have been discovered ranging from about 1 - 3 feet in size.  The Wasson’s linked the stones with the mushroom cult of Mexico.


The drawing on the front of the T-shirt relates the image of the mushroom stone with the visions of the psychoactive mushroom experience.

    The illustration on the back of the T-shirt depicts the gift of Teonanacatl, the psilocybin mushrooms given for an evening velada, from the curandera Maria Sabina to Gordon Wasson.

     ?Can Mushrooms Save the World?

Looking up through a Sequoia sempervirens forest.  The Coast Redwood trees are ancient giants, the tallest living beings on the Earth, reaching heights up to 379.3 feet.  They can live to be more than 3500 years old.  The latin meaning “forever living” or “forever green”.

  1. 1.Pleurotus ostreatus: Oyster Mushroom

  2. 2.Psilocybe cyanescens: Blue Halos

3. Psilocybin molecule

  1. 4.Psilocin molecule

  2. 5.Tyrosinase is one of the enzymes found in oyster mushrooms that helps to facilitate the mycoremediation of PAHs molecules from oil. 

   The PAHs molecules are eventually converted        

   into carbon-dioxide and water. 

6. PAHs polyaromatic hydrocarbons - chemical molecules found in oil spills:

    a) Naphthalene

    b) Acenaphthene               

    c) Acenaphthylene                             

    d) Fluorene                                        

    e) Phenanthrene                                

    f) Anthracene                                    

    g) Fluoranthene                                  

    h) Pyrene


?Can Mushrooms Save the World?

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