Salutations and welcome to the Lustra Muscaria Philosphorum, the worlds most beatific Amanita Forum! Our Philosophorum was created to illuminate the most iconic mushroom in nature: the Amanita Muscaria, commonly called "Fly Agaric". Red hatted with white warts, these magical toadstools are recognised for their vivid beauty, and they are famous the world-over for their depiction throughout folklore & fairy-tales. However, the history of reported medicinal and psychotropic potential of these mushrooms, as well as the chemistry responsible for these effects, has been far less appreciated. All related members of the Amanita and Amanitaceae family are also subject to discussion herein.
Despite the universal recognition of these iconic toadstools, amanitas remain some of the most illusive and misunderstood mushrooms in the wild. Our forum was created to serve as a venue to discuss and illuminate these most arcane fungi, to present information that is readily available & easy to digest. This is the Amanita Forum, and as such, other families of fungi, and indeed other topics of fungology & herbology are not the subject of our forum, unless discussed in a context directly pertaining to specific conversations surrounding the amanita.
Mission The purpose of this forum is to organise discussion around the amanita in a fashion that is most concise, to present information that is clear and easy to navigate to anyone who should seek greater knowledge of this mushroom.
Topics of the Amanita Forum
Histories & Legend
We will further divide these topics into sub categories as needed.
Terms & Conditions
We want everyone to get the most out of this community, so we ask that you please read and follow these guidelines:
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Respect that our forum is beatific
Keep posts relevant to the forum topic of discussion
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No selling or plugging
All of the information presented on our website and forum is displayed solely for informational and entertainment purposes. We do not condone or recommend anybody who reads this forum to consume amanita, nor do we suggest our readers experiment with any of the formulae or methods described on this forum.
Do not take anything you read on this forum as 'scientific fact': this is not a scientific journal.
All of the information presented to this forum may or may not be accurate, and is expressed under freedom of expression. Contributions to this forum should be considered anecdotal.
The curators & writers who commit to this forum are not responsible for the actions of the reader.
The curators of this forum do not advise our readers to experiment with any of the methodology described on this domain.
The curators and contributors to this forum are absolved of any and all responsibility, should readers choose to experiment with amanita themselves, and we provide the general disclaimer: do not try this at home.
The amanita muscaria discussed on this forum is NOT a controlled substance and is NOT illegal or regulated within the United Kingdom, nor within most states of America, or almost anywhere else in the world.
Nonetheless, selling, plugging and discussion surrounding distribution is currently prohibited on this forum.
Moderation Any post, thread, discussion, or person can removed from our forum at the curators discretion. Those who disregard our terms and conditions will be warned first, then removed if their misconduct is continued. The terms of this forum are designed to promote healthy and productive discussion that can be enjoyed by all. Now without any further ado, please do explore our wonderous Lustra Muscaria Philosophorum!