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“We drank Soma, we became immortal...”

... can remind of a paleaceous ring, which blackens after the spores are puffed—it is similar to Psilocybe cubensis (Earle) Singer [ Stropharia cubensis Earle ]. Some of the mushrooms of the genus Stropharia cubensis, or Psilocybe cubensis , contain psilocybin—a unique stimulator of the nervous system. In their psychoactive properties, psilocybin mushrooms are much more befitting as vegetative equivalents of Soma, or Hoama, than fly agaric, which was identified with Soma in the Rigveda by R.G....

Modified: 03.09.2015
neurostimulator , hallucinogen , psilocybin , Haoma , Soma , Xiongnu , Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS
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“We Drank Soma, We Became Immortal…”

... carpet resembles well-known psychoactive species Psilocybe cubensis. The weight of evidence suggests that soma, the ancient ritual drink, has been prepared from the mushrooms of family Strophariaceae which contain the unique nervous system stimulator psilocybin Diggings of 31 Xiongnu tumuli (dated from the late 1st c. B.C. to the early 1st c. AD) of the Noin-Ula burial ground (Mongolia) carried out in 2009 by an expedition of the Institute of Archaeography and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of ...

Modified: 30.08.2010
ancient textiles , Xiongnu , Divine mushroom , soma/haoma , Indo-Scythians , Indo-Parthians , psilocybin , North Mongolia
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