NAME : Fly
FAMILY : Agaricaceae
GAELIC NAME : Bia na Dé
LATIN NAME : Amanita muscaria
COMMON / FOLK NAMES :
MEDICINAL PART : Unknown. Must be used with
PLACES OF ORIGIN : Ireland,
Europe, Asia and North America.
HABITAT : Under Silver Birch tree of a mature
nature is the favourite place for this fungi to grow, also under Scotch Pine,
Beech and Larch forest.
DESCRIPTION : First appears as a small white lump coming
of the root. Grows into a small white ball as it pushes away from the root. As
the stem appears the white veil that covers the fungi
starts to tear and separate into the white spots showing
the red cap underneath. The cap open up and spreads outwards. This
fungi has a symbiotic relationship with the silver birch as it merges with the
roots of the tree and helps it to absorb minerals in exchange for sugars
from the tree.
photo gallery for visual growth pattern
FLOWERING PERIOD :
August, September, October & November
USES : A powerful tool for the exploration of
the brain and mind.
Preparation and Dosage : It is best sun-dried
and then sealed for later use.
Constituents are -
Muscimole-a CNS hallucinogen.
Ibotenic Acid - a precursor to Muscimole, can
be converted to Muscazone.
Other Alkaloids Present are Muscaradine &
GENDER : Masculine
PLANET : Mercury
ELEMENT : Earth
CELTIC GODS : Dagda,
POWERS : Spiritual Growth, Visions,
Has been used in many cultures as a growth
medium. Was used in many rituals by the Celtic Druids
Sleep with a dried piece of fly agaric under
your pillow (or in a sachet) to promote visionary dreams.
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