There’s a funny thing about mushrooms. They are addictive. But I am not talking about addictive as in drugs. What I am talking about is how fascinating a hobby they become, to where people can hardly wait to go to into the woods and look for them, cook them, talk about them, and generally share a fascination
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Now Paul Stamets, who published his first book with us many years ago about psilocybe mushrooms, has written a groundbreaking book. One that credits mushrooms with many miracles from curing cancer to getting rid of termites in your house. More than that, he says that mushrooms and fungi can actually save our planet from ourselves. There are mushrooms that can eat toxic waste, for example. It is a fascinating work that I can barely do justice to, but I predict it will make people take a new look at the science and hobby of mycology.
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I first met Paul Stamets in 1972 at the First Annual Teonanacatl conference at Fort Warden State Park near Pt. Angeles, Washington. He was a hirsute and very earnest Evergreen College Student, who probably already knew more about psilocybe mushrooms than almost anybody in the world. He was the first person I had ever heard to pronounce the word as Sill-o-si-bee. It took me awhile to figure out he was saying psilocybe.

I had just published my own first book, a tiny little guide called the Magic Mushroom Handbook. Despite a little contempt for my humble venture, we became friends, and before too long I had published his first book Psilocybe Mushrooms & Their Allies. We didn’t really know what we were doing, but we ended up publishing a real masterpiece. The book is now out-of-print and individual copies are worth quite a bit.

Later on, Paul self-published the Mushroom Cultivator with co-author Jeff Chilton, a book that we have sold many thousands of throughout the years and remains the bible for cultivation. Paul has also written a couple of other books published by Ten Speed Press, which is the publisher of this new one.

The book Mycelium Running boasts a foreword by his longtime friend, Dr. Andrew Weill, and has already become a sensation in the mushroom world. We have it featured on our website if you would like to read it yourself. I encourage it.

Congratulations, Paul, for creating this wonderful book. To order it Click Here.