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A group of mushrooms growing from a single mycelial substrate. I have grouped them together because they are all mushrooms that have been used by different cultures for spiritual, medicinal or recreational purposes. They are: Amanita Muscaria, or Fly Agaric, which is reported to have been used by Siberian shamen among others; Psilocybe Semilanceata, or Liberty Cap, which has been used extensively by young and old alike across europe; and a stylised Psilocybe Cubensis. The cubensis in this image represents a mushroom ancestor: according to the theory of panspermia, life may have spread across the universe in the form of spores or bacteria which may have travelled on asteroids and comets. I find this idea intriguing. Fungi are fascinating!


cubensis, fantasy, fly agaric, liberty cap, mushroom, psychedelic, toadstools


  • Sebastian Lund Nielsen
    Sebastian Lund...almost 6 years ago

    Great! I couldnt agree more. Mushrooms really ARE fascinating. Respect for the great Cubensis.

    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    I love this! I am trying to stop myself from visualising little doors and windows with fairies peeping out :)

  • Thank you very much.

    – Robert Burton

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    very nice

  • Thank you.

    – Robert Burton

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 4 years ago

    Please add this gorgeous work into ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

  • Thank you Anita, will do!

    – Robert Burton

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations- This work has been picked for the year end “Best of” features….

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  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 3 years ago

    Marvelous mushrooms . . . couldn’t agree more . . . they are fascinating . . . excellent work!

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