The New Yorker recently profiled three leading lights of mycology – the study of fungi.
R. Gordon Wasson popularizes the understanding of psilocybin mushrooms by imbibing them in a remote Mexican village.
UK biologist Merlin Sheldrake explains the amazing powers of fungi in eating rock, making soil, digesting pollutants, making foods and medicines, inducing visions, influencing the earth’s atmosphere, and surviving in space.
Paul Stamets is the former logger turned famed mycologist who has authored seminal books on fungi and created natural products utilizing fungi.
Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories, and of the thousands of mushroom species in nature, our ancestors and modern scientists have identified several dozen that have a unique combination of talents that improve our health.”
If you want to read the full article from The New Yorker, you can check it out here!