For centuries hallucinogenic mushrooms have participated in a sublime relationship with humankind, thanks to their psychoactive chemicals that shift and modify the human mind. Arik Roper's exquisite painted portraits of magic mushrooms illustrate more than 90 of the known hallucinogenic species from around the world.
He captures their powerful auras, adding to a tradition of Mushroom art that stretches back more than 400 years. Popular culture critics Erik Davis and Daniel Pinchbeck provide background and testimony in elegant essays, and mushroom expert Gary Lincoff contributes notes. This beautifully designed and profusely illustrated mushroom bible will appeal to nature lovers, mushroom hunters, and enthusiasts of all things psychedelic.
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Daniel Pinchbeckis the bestselling author of 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatland Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Wired, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, ArtForum, Arthur, and many other publications. He is the editorial director of Reality Sandwich and a national columnist for Conscious Choicemagazine. KEN JORDANhas been an online pioneer since leading the 1995 launch of the webs award-winning first multimedia music zine and digital music store, which later became a property of MTV. He has written for Wired, Index, Paris Review, and First Monday, among other publications. He is the publisher of Reality Sandwich.