Rewilding is a recent urban forestation method where plants are free again to grow and flourish in city environments, such as green cities. You’ll notice cities that have encompassed rewilding when the buildings have vines or trees surrounding them. Rather than clearing natural plantlife for unobstructed views, it can reach high heights and thrive for […]
Sometimes reaching out across the world wide web can lead to amazing things – as they did when Mrs. Fenn, an elementary school teacher at Ridpath Public School in Ontario, Canada reached out to Louie Schwartzberg on Twitter about her class’ interest in one of our favorite topics at Moving Art: fungi. We had the pleasure […]
This is the tale of a magical mycelium-like connection of dedicated individuals that will ultimately end right in your very lap, dear reader, with an invitation to join a mighty tribe dedicated to a mighty cause. The story begins with an extraordinary woman, Lyn Davis Lear. Over one year ago, feeling (as many do) as […]
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number one health problem in the world is surprisingly not a virus or a disease – it is depression — which is linked to insomnia, stress, weight gain and a trickle-effect of other symptoms that can spiral into disease. WHO also reports that there are 1.6 billion […]
Dear beloved fungal friends, It’s finally here. The scientifically sound, environmentally critical, consciousness-expanding, crowd-pleasing crowdfunding campaign to end all campaigns. We’re going to make a film about mushrooms and it’s going to blow your mind.
Wild psilocybinetic treks undoubtedly inspired my ideas about the nature of the world. Indeed, they led to what I call the “natural intelligence paradigm,” which has become a major part of my work. Such wilderness voyages can be contrasted with Terence McKenna’s advice that the mushroom be consumed in the safety of one’s own home […]
Excerpt from The Trip Treatment Michael Pollan’s recent article in The New Yorker. On an April Monday in 2010, Patrick Mettes, a fifty-four-year-old television news director being treated for a cancer of the bile ducts, read an article on the front page of the Times that would change his death. His diagnosis had come three […]
Protecting Endangered Bees Mycologist, Tribe member and founder of Fungi Perfecti, Paul Stamets, recently revealed a breakthrough discovery that has the potential to change -and heal- our ecosystem. He proposes that there is a missing link that can dramatically influence bee health, and it’s right under our feet. Yes, it’s mycelium.
Tribe Member Dr. Andrew Weil knows a thing or two about the ‘shroom. A long time mushroom hunter, Dr. Weil incorporates them into his holistic lifestyle for their immune-boosting, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. While eating edible mushrooms is the most common way reap their many rewards, Dr. Weil shares that certain mushrooms offer significant anti-inflammatory benefits […]
By Dr. Isaac Eliaz, M.D., M.S., L.Ac. Mushrooms are truly magical. We have always used mushrooms as food and medicine. In fact, many mushrooms have long been used throughout Asia for medicinal purposes. There are at least 270 species of mushroom that are known to have various therapeutic properties. The practice of using mushrooms in […]
Davyd and Emma Farrell have a message for you. It’s a message from their plants. It all started with a big mug of nettle tea, an afternoon meditation and a heart-opening ephiphany.
We all have a type. Each of us is a unique blend of characteristics, from the most superficial to the deeply complex. And while outward appearances are important, we know it’s really what’s on the inside that counts. If you haven’t figured out what excites you, inspires you and pleases you, it’s about time you […]
Perhaps the interconnectedness of nature is best exemplified by mycelium. It offers nourishment at every stage in the life cycle, from the soil to the plant to the human body. We know that medicinal mushrooms support the body at the most fundamental level – the immune system. In fact, medicinal mushrooms offer so many health […]
As any Mycophile knows, the more you understand about mycelium, the more you understand its intrinsic connection to all things. The real magic of mushrooms is their ability to provide life-sustaining solutions for creatures big and small, and it all starts with the soil.
“Alice remained looking thoughtfully at the mushroom for a minute, trying to make out which were the two sides of it; and as it was perfectly round, she found this a very difficult question.” ~ Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland If any mushrooms are going to save the world, it’s the psychedelic ones.
Would you be surprised to know that the “original internet” is actually 1.3 billion years old? That’s right. The world wide web mimics the very first organism on earth – fungi.
We know you’re curious. Are we REALLY creating a film about mushrooms? Why, yes, yes we are.
(Everyone Wins: Download Your Mushroom Foraging Checklist!) 800 quiz competitors, 400 more challenges, 1 beautiful mushroom hunting basket to give away… The suspense is killing us!… Over the past 7 days, 800 people took our quiz to win the chance at owning a beautiful mushroom hunting basket, courtesy of Dr. Paul Stamets and Fungi Perfecti.
Imagine an organism that feeds you, cures you, reveals secrets of the universe, may have advanced the proto-human brain, and today could help save the planet. An organism that seems to be conscious. Now imagine that it’s in the ground beneath your feet.
Our friend, mycologist Paul Stamets, recently caught up with Discover Magazine to discuss all the amazing healing properties that lie within mushrooms.