Even if you never heard of psilocybin mushrooms, you’ve probably heard of magic mushrooms. Well, the two are the same. That’s actually just one of many strange and wonderful facts that are associated with these remarkable mushrooms. Here are some more:
- Did you know that there’s not just one species of psilocybin containing mushrooms. The notorious substance is grown by more than 100 different species of mushrooms, including classic Golden Teachers mushrooms.
- Magic mushrooms are illegal in most places, but magic mushroom spores are not. If you want to grow psilocybin mushrooms for research purposes in a state where they’re legal, then you can easily purchase magic mushroom spore syringes in any other state and take them there without any legal consequences.
- A 1992 paper argued the possibility that some cave paintings dating back more than 9,000 years ago could possibly have depicted the use of psilocybin mushrooms even that far in the past. While scholars don’t all agree on that, the cave art does depict actual people holding very similarly shaped mushroom-like forms.
- Psilocybin works by binding to serotonin receptors and somehow works to increase synchronicity and communication in the brain to achieve its benefit effects. Scientists are still confused about many of the substance’s functions and how it really operates.