In this psychedelically illustrated volume, author and illustrator Brian Blomerth recounts the story of R. Gordon and Valentina Wasson, the scientists responsible for pioneering the use of magic mushrooms. In this story spanning the globe, Blomerth brings Gordon and Wasson's saga to life with characters from the CIA, the Buddha, Life Magazine and more all making appearances. Whether best understood through religious mysticism or hallucinatory science, this volume tells the unabridged and multi-faceted tale of how magic mushrooms came to occupy the place they do in today's canon of psychedelia. With a foreword from Paul Stamets, the mushroom man himself, Mycelium Wassonii is not to be missed. Short discount.