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#1 kimbone23



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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:28 AM

Hi guys!! I'm a new member here...After a lot of time lurking this beautiful site I'm here!!! I just want to say I love you!! Mycotopia is simpy the best! I hope I can divide with you all my baggage of info!!! Greetings from Italy!!
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:15 AM

Welcome to the best damn forum on the web!!!!:teeth:
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:17 AM

Welcome to topia.

How's the weather over there? Snowy and cold here.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:49 AM

Welcome, happy camping in Italy !
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:20 AM

Hi guys what a nice welcome!!!! Thank ya'll!!!!! Yess this is the best forum all over the earth!!! Stay mush!!! E CIAO!!!!!

Ah, here in Italy now is very cold! I'm from Milan and 2 days ago was snowing!!! Byez!!!

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 10:49 AM

Cold in italy? WELCOME!!!
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:43 AM

Welcome to Topia.:rasta:
Im thinking of visiting that part of the world next year.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:19 PM

Welcome! I've always wanted to visit Italy. I love Italian food! :love:

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:58 PM

Welcome, I love Italian food too, damnit, now me hungry. :dead:

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:36 PM

Cappucino anyone...? lol ;)
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:20 PM

Welcome kimbone! Greetings from Zurigo! (quite near to you) :)

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 04:03 PM

Hi guys!! I'm a new member here...After a lot of time lurking this beautiful site I'm here!!! I just want to say I love you!! Mycotopia is simpy the best! I hope I can divide with you all my baggage of info!!! Greetings from Italy!!

buongiorno! Senore Kimbone,

I have several cool friends in Italy, including my colleague Giorgio Samorini who wrote Funghetti:

Pagani, Silvio (Pseud.). 1993. Funghetti. Nautilus. c. p. 1311-10100 Torino, Italy.
A small pocket guide on the occurrence in Italy of Psilocybe semilanceata. 1 colored photograph of Psilocybe semilanceata. By Giorgio Samorini. In Italian.
And in 2001 published his book on Italian magic mushrooms and their history: Funghi Allucinogeni - Studi Etonomicologici.

Some of Dr. Samorini's papers on mushrooms and iboga and shroom species in Italy.

Samorini, Giorgio. 1988. Sulla presenzad di plante e funghi allucinogeni in Valcamonica. Bulletino Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici Ano 24:132-136.
The author describes the presence of Psilocybe semilanceata in the province of Brescia. In Italian.

Samorini, Georgio. 1989. Etnomicologia nell'arte rupestre Sahariana (periodo delle "testerotondo"). Bulletino Camuno di Studi Preistorici Ano 6(2):18-22. April.
In Italian.

Samorini, Georgio. 1990a. Sciamanismo, funghi psicotropi e-Stati alterati di coscienza: Un rapporto da chiarire. Bulletino Camuno di Studi Preistorici Ano 25-26:147-150.
Tasilli mushroom cave paintings. In Italian.

Samorini, Georgio. 1990b. Sulla stato attaule della conoscenza dei basidiomiceti psicotropi Italiani. Annali dei Musei Civici Rovereto. Sez.: Arch. St. Sc. Nat. Suppl. vol. 5(1989):167-184.
In Italian.

Samorini, Georgio. 1991. Neurotossicologia delle gramininaceae e dei loro patogeni vegetali. Un'introduzione. Annali dei Musei Civici Rovereto vol. 7:253-264.In Italian.

Samorini, Georgio. 1992a. Funghi allucinogeni Italiani, relazione presentata al II convegno nazionale sugli avve(enamenti da funghi. Anali dei Musei Civici Rovereto 3-4. Aprile.
In Italian.

Samorini, Giorgio. 1992b. Hallucinogenic mushrooms and archeology: A world view.
In public.

Samorini, Georgio. 1992c. The oldest representations of hallucinogenic mushrooms in the world (Sahara desert. 9000-7000 B.P.). Integration: The Journal for Mind-Moving Plants and Kultur vol. 2-3:69-78.
Illustrations of mushroom paintings on the walls of caves in Northern Algeria dating back at least 9000 years are discussed.

Samorini, Georgio. 1992d. Funghi allucinogeni Italiani. Annali dei Musei Civici Rovereto (Sez., Archeol., Storia e Sc. Nat.) vol. 8:125-150.
Dated 1993. In Italian.

Samorini, Georgio. 1994a. Funghi psicotropi: Aggiornamenti Corologici Biochimici ed etnomicologici. Bollettino d'informazione SISSC. n. 6:7-12. February.
The author notes the occurrence of Psilocybe semilanceata on the Spanish peninsula. In Italian.

Samorini, Georgio. 1994b. Psychoactive mushrooms in Ivory Coast. Eleusis No. 1:22-17. Bollettino d'Informazione SISSC (Italian Society for the Study of the States of Consciousness.
Dated 1995. Once again, Giorgio Samorini has produced yet another instant of the use of entheogenic mushrooms from the African continent. This article appears in both an English text and in Italian as "Uso tradizionale di funghi psicoattivi in Cosa d'Avorio."

Samorini, Georgio. 1995a. Umbrella-stones or mushroom stones? (Kerala, southern India). Integration: Journal for Mind Moving Plants and Culture no. 6:33-40.
Examines mushroom stones in Tamil Nadu, India and mushroom like adz etchings on stones at Stonehedge in England.

Samorini, Georgio. 1995b. (Bk. Rev.). Multidisciplanary Association for Psychedelic Studies vol. 1:39-41. May.
A review of Jonathan Ott's La Historia de la planta del "Soma" despu├ęs de R. Gordon Wasson. In: Josep M. Fericgla (Ed.), Plantas, Chamanismo y Estados de Consciencia. Barcelona, Los Libros de e Marzo, pp. 117-150.

Samorini, Georgio. 1997. L'albero-fungo di Plaincourault. Eleusis vol. 8:29-37.An excellent article on the presence of mushroom symbolism in Christian art. In Italian.

Samorini, Georgio. 1998. Mushroom Trees in Christian Art. Eleusis n.s., vol. 1:87-108.
In this article, various examples of the so called mushroom trees found in churches in Tunisia, France and other regions of Europe are presented. In English, as well as in Italian as, Gli "alberi-fungo" nell'arte cristiana.

Samorini, Georgio [as: Telesterion Vicenza]. 2000. Animali chi si drogano. Copyright 2000 by Telesterion Vicenza.
English translation copyright 2002 by Inner traditions. In Italian. See Samorini 2002b entry.

Samorini, Georgio. 2001. Funghi Allucinogeni - Studi Etonomicologici. Editor: Telesterion, Dozza (BO), Italy, 2001.
In Italian. An ethnomycological review of the history of hallucinogenic mushrooms and mushroom cultures throughout the ages and their representation in art throughout the world. Well illustrated with photographs of mushroom art symbolism.

Samorini, Georgio. 2002a. Nuove frontiere dell' etnomicologia. Pagina di Micologia vol. 17:155-162. July.
This is a special issue with colored illustrations at pp 239 - 242 devoted to the Proceedings of the Second International Convention for Mycotoxicology, held in Viterbo, Italy, 6-7 December 2001. This journal is edited by the Associazione Micologica Bresadola, P.O. Box 292, I-36100 Vicenza. Additional information reveals that For American readers it is imperative to note that this paper was published both in English and Italian in the bilingual periodical Eleusis as "Mushroom-Trees" in Christian Art - Eleusis (see 1998 Samorini reference posted above). The Italian title was Gli "alberi-fungo" nell'arte cristiana. N. B. this paper gives the essential info later published in his book. Unfortunately, the illustrations are small and in black-and-white. Not coloured as in this presentation. 7 color plates. In Italian.

Samorini, Georgio. 2002b. Animals and Psychedelics. The Natural World and the Instinct to Alter Consciousness. See Chapter 4: Mushroom - Loving Reindeer Craving Caribou:38-42. Park Street Press. Rochester, Vermont. 98 Pages.
The author discusses how reindeer and caribou love Amanita muscaria and also how animals love to consume and then frolic while on the effects the psilocybian containing varieties of both Psilocybe and Panaeolus mushrooms. Translated from Italian by Tami Calliope with a foreword by Rob Montgomery, founder of the Botanical Preservation Corps.

Samorini, Giorgio and Gilberto Camilla. 1995 [1994]. Rappresentazioni Fungine Nell'arte Greca. Annali dei Musei Civici Rovereto Sez.: Arch. St. Sc. Nat. Suppl. vol. 10:307-326.
In this article the authors focalize the research on the relationship between Greek culture and hallucinogenic mushrooms. In Italian.

Samorini, Georgio and F. Festi. 1989. Le micotossicosi psicotrope volontarie in Europa: Osservazioni sui casi clinici (Atti dei I Convegno Nazionale sugli Avvelenamenti da Funghi, Rovereto). Annali dei Musei Civici Rovereto vol. 4:251-288.
In Italian.

I also am good friends with Gianluca Toro (we are writing a paper on the history of ergot). Both he and Dr. Samorini are in Rovereto and Torino. I have papers published in Dr. Samorini's journals.

Welcome to Mycotopia and have a great time. As for those references above from my CD-ROM book, "Teonanacatil: A bibliography of entheogenic fungi," co authored by Dr. Jochen Gartz, You can probably access them in your local University Library in whatever major city you live in or are near.

Glad to have you.

Maybe sometime I will post an Italian paper for you. I also have fungi books and papers by Antonio Bianchi and Francisco Festi, also of Italy.

have a shroomhy day
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