• December 3, 2021
  • 6:00 pm
  • Online (PST)
Add to Calendar 12/03/2021 6:00 pm 12/03/2021 America/Los_Angeles Paul Stamets on Psilocybin Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness Join mycologist and medical researcher Paul Stamets for an illuminating talk covering the psilocybin movement through history into the modern moment. Online (PST) false MM/DD/YYYY

This talk was recorded and is available to listen to on our podcast website.

Psilocybin mushrooms have been used for hundreds, likely thousands of years. With at least 116 psilocybin active species known to date, their widespread occurrence and long history of use by numerous cultures have set the stage for modern medicine to measure its therapeutic benefits. Currently, more than 65 universities in North America and Europe have been approved for clinical studies ranging from treating depression and Alzheimer’s to addiction. Psilocybin has clearly risen to the forefront of medical research.

Join renowned mycologist and medical researcher Paul Stamets for an illuminating talk covering the psilocybin movement through history into the current modern moment as well as an overview of the most clinically significant studies, the newest research on psilocybin analogues, micro-dosing, and the implications for creating a paradigm shift in the ecology of consciousness.

Will psilocybin help you be a healthier, happier, and better Earth citizen? Will psilocybin be the tipping point in the next quantum leap in the evolution of humans? Join Paul for this enlightening, informed discussion and look at the evidence together.

Paul Stamets headshot.

Paul Stamets is a speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher, and entrepreneur, and is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat, medicinal use, and production. He lectures extensively to deepen the understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep taken on this path of life.

Paul is the author of seven books (including Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms, and Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World), he has discovered and named numerous new species of psilocybin mushrooms. Paul has been awarded more than 40 patents with several patent applications in queue for unexpected activity of psilocybin analogues stacked with other substances.

He has received numerous awards, including Invention Ambassador (2014-2015) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Mycologist Award (2014) from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), and the Gordon & Tina Wasson Award (2015) from the Mycological Society of America (MSA).

His work has entered the mainstream of popular culture. In the new Star Trek: Discovery series on CBS, the Science Officer is portrayed by an Astromycologist named Lt. Paul Stamets. Paul's work with mycelium is a central theme of this series.

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