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  • Clavicep Synthesis

    belonging to the genus Psilocybe (117 species), primarily found in these plant organisms. The name Psilocybe is derived from the Greek roots psilos (bare) and kube (head), translating into a New Latin term “psilocybe” (bare head), which can be explained by its very common and distinctive appearance (Azarius n.d.). If not, it will belong in the genera Gymnopilus (13 species), Panaeolus (7 species), Copelandia (12 species), Hypholoma (6 species), Pluteus (6 species), Inocybe (6 species), Conocybe (4 species), and Agrocybe, Galerina and Mycena (one each) (Azarius n.d.). Since all of these genera are relatively close to being similar/identical, they all do have traces of the psilocybin drug or psilocin, an almost-identical particle to serotonin, structurally and effectiveness, that psilocybin converts to instantly when it finishes metabolizing, but not as much as Psilocybe sp. Looking more in depth of this genus, the most popular and commonly available natural psychedelic currently is the species Psilocybe cubensis (other names could be Stropharia cubensis, Stropharia cyanescens or Stropharia caerulescens) due to being relatively easy to grow; also given the street name “magic mushrooms” due to its known hallucinations it gives off onto its victim. Psilocybe cubensis are commonly found in the subtropical humid forests of New Guinea and mainly Mexico, having the highest number of neurotropic fungi at 76 species, of which 44 of them belonging to the genus Psilocybe (39% of the…

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  • History Of LSD And Psilocybin

    Origin of LSD and Psilocybin: Home Sweet Home Both these psychological drugs do not come in handy packages, all gift-wrapped and perfectly ready for the user to high on. Whether it is psilocybin being nicknamed “magic mushroom” or LSD in its natural pure state, it is not the organism itself, but a component that is found inside it and constantly produced as a “weapon” to fend off any predators, mainly herbivores and omnivores (obviously), those that do try to eat it. For psilocybin, they can…

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  • Ergot Poisoning Research Paper

    itself, but when does psilocybin get to show its potential once and for all? To begin with, psilocybin is found in all species belonging to the genus Psilocybe (117 species), primarily found in these plant organisms. The name Psilocybe is derived from the Greek roots “psilos” (bare) and “kube” (head), translating into a New Latin term…

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  • Timothy Leary's Aesthetic Movement: The Beatnik Movement

    Psilocybe mushrooms, the consumption of which produce psychotropic effects brought on by tryptamines like psilocybin, were the first hallucinogenic consumed by Timothy Leary and his friends at Harvard, and later became the subject of many psychological trials by him and his colleagues. Leary’s first explorations into the world of psychedelic drugs opened his mind to infinite possibilities and concepts, which would be put to use in his meeting of important minds throughout the 60’s and 70’s as…

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  • Chemistry Of Emotions Essay

    there is enough it leads to optimism, happiness and well being. Serotonin also plays an important in regulating emotions. It makes sense that a lack of this chemical could lead to depression, which symptoms include mood swings, irritability, increased amounts of sleep, and distancing from social situations. When this chemical is released, it is vital to our overall mental health and mood. Serotonin, unlike dopamine, can be produced in a lab. Serotonin is made from the amino acid L-tryptophan by…

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