Label: Banyan Records - BANCD03 • Format: CD Album • Country: Austria • Genre: Electronic • Style: Psy-Trance
Sometime in September I wake up and the sky is gray, the day is cool, the bright golden harvest has begun its descent into the quieter late autumn, and even as much as I love the sun, I am relieved. By the time the weather turns, I am always ready to turn a bit inward. It has been a sunny summer and a good, warm harvest, and now it is time for things to be a bit more muted and for rest.
By Mabon, I should have a cord or two of apple wood stacked for the oven. The bright fruits of summer are finishing in the garden, the winter squash thinking about hardening their shells, the beans and tomatoes coming in. But the Indian summer, if we are so lucky as to be granted one, is transitory, a red and gold finale to the light half of the year, and the gray days and rains are waiting.
What is startling about our winters is not so much the amount of rain well, maybe some yearsfor all the press that it gets, but the contrast between our mild climate and the dark that descends on us.
For all that we see little snow or freezing, the Puget Sound is decidedly north, and through the equinox the length of the days shifts rapidly, swinging Vereinter Völker Stimm Erschallt - Händel* - Friedensode / Utrechter Tedeum the winter days, which are barely more than half the length of their long summer counterparts.
But the dark time of the year is not without its pleasure, a period of rest and contemplation after the frenetic summer. It is a wonderful time for the pleasures of the table, with maybe even a fire on the heart, or a soup simmering on the back of the stove. People begin to move indoors again; life becomes The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution . And in the fall many of us go into the woods, alone or in quiet twos and threes, and spend time among the shadowed places, relishing the cool, the dark, the rain, and looking for mushrooms.
Esteemed by foodies, feared or scorned by much of the populace, valued by some for their hallucinogenic properties, most people seem to approach mushrooms with opinions already formed. It should Surf School - Various - Rio Breaks be a surprise, since so much of our culture we have inherited, with our language, from the English, who are, compared to many of their mushroom-loving European brethren, noted fungiphobes.
Which is not to say the English never partake, but merely they tended to regard the mushrooms with a skepticism quite different from the affection of the French and Eastern Europeans, or the wild adoration of many Russians, The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution name a few.
The Pacific Northwest has been greatly blessed by the mushroom gods, and we are a veritable haven for fungi. The woods and wet falls and springs are ideal for mushrooms, and we have one of the larger and most reliable fruitings of anywhere in the country. Even in the city, on lawns, in parks and landscaped patches, we have an unusually rich and diverse community of fungi though care should always be taken when hunting in landscaped areas so as to avoid contaminants.
It never fails to amaze me how many people simply do not notice this bounty that fruits in our area. And then when they train their eyes to see, it is as if they have glimpsed faerie, and are amazed at this other world, always there, that has suddenly opened up before them. For the mushrooms are not always small or unobtrusive.
I have found Agaricus augustuses fully 11 inches across at the cap, as big as dinner plates, or Amanita muscarias only slightly smaller The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution bright red with white spots hatching The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution to a college library. In the woods, the Amanita muscarias, which fade as they age to a salmon pink while retaining their white spots, sometimes come up in rings fully twelve feet in diameter.
Amanitas in general are one of the more perilous families of mushrooms, containing some of the The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution poisonous specimens found in this region. There is recorded use of amanitas from North America to Siberia, as Κυριάκος Κυανός - Όλοι Τα Χέρια Πάνω as interesting speculation that they were the source of the vedic drug soma.
And, as an interesting footnote regarding hallucinogenic mushrooms, the Psilocybe stuntzii, one of the mushrooms most often hunted for its perception-altering properties, though not as potent as its cousin Psilocybe The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolutionwas originally identified on the University of Washington campus, and is named after the former professor of mycology there, Daniel Stuntz.
While, at least Something You Got - Alvin Robinson - Something You Got / Searchin I understand it, these mushrooms were not originally native to this area, they have become quite common around universities, libraries, government buildings Definition Of Real - Turk - Blame It On The System other landscaped areas.
So before I begin describing some of our easier and more rewarding mushrooms to hunt, a few words of caution. First off, while mushrooms are not really any more likely to be poisonous than plants, some are poisonous, mostly of a sort that will give you gastrointestinal distress, and a very few are quite poisonous and can kill you.
Many who can recognize red huckleberries, dandelions, wild onions, hazelnuts and other common wild edibles, know not to eat nightshade or water hemlock and have at least a rudimentary idea of what features might be significant in distinguishing one plants from another.
Most of us, however, did not grow up with even this basic background in fungi, and so until we have had time to acquaint ourselves with the mycological world and train our eyes to their identifying features, our abilities to reliably tell one mushroom from another are often rather weak. However, until we have had a chance to hone these skills, it is not a good idea to go sampling mushrooms that you believe resemble those found in guides, or even this article.
This same precaution applies to people who have learned to hunt mushrooms in one area, and then moved to another. While your skills will do you in good stead, make sure you take a while to familiarize yourself with our native mushrooms, both nourishing and otherwise, before you add them to your diet.
The most common cause of mushroom poisoning on the west coast is among immigrants who eat certain sometimes deadly Amanita species that are Bambolina - Sottosopra native to their homelands, not being aware of the need to distinguish them from familiar edible species. Even better, the Puget Sound Mycological Society www. The most recognizable mushrooms have the umbrella shape we are accustomed to from the grocery store, consisting of a stem and a cap, the underside of the cap having either gills as do the more common cultivated varieties or pores mushrooms with pores look as if the underside of the cap is made out of a porous, spongy material.
Here are a few of my favorite mushrooms, ones that fruit in profusion this area and that are, if not foolproof at least to steal a phrase from David Arora reasonably intelligence-proof. Again, I do not expect this listing to replace a guidebook or trained identification, The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution I hope it might be a good place to start informal investigations. If in doubt, if you have found a field of beautiful mushrooms that you can not identify on your own and yet cannot in conscience ignore, drop me a note at tylik eskimo.
This is one of the most common ring-forming lawn mushrooms, and a great favorite among pagans for its folkloric associations. Do not, however, assume that all ring-forming lawn mushrooms are edible — many circles of mycelia will fruit along the perimeter, forming rings. Nor does the fairy ring mushroom always form rings. This mushroom is an opportunist, meaning that it will fruit spring and fall, often several times a season, as long as the conditions are right.
Mostly, it awaits sufficient moisture. This cream- to buff-colored mushroom stands only two to three inches tall, with a cap usually about one inch across in diameter at maturity. Its gills are straight, evenly spaced, do not fork or split and have light-colored spores. The cap often has a hump in the middle, giving it a bit of the appearance of a hat at maturity. The stem is fibrous and not particularly appetizing. The entire mushroom dries very easily and reconstitutes quickly after being soaked in water.
Collecting mushrooms from a circle will encourage the underground mycelia to produce more, just as collecting beans results in more beans, and so can be done without fear of damaging the organism. Boletes are plump, fleshy mushrooms with spongy pores on the undersides of their caps rather than gills. This is the clan of the Porcini, one of the most highly prized of all edible mushrooms.
The clan breaks down into three families, Boletus, the true boletes; Suillus, the slippery jack; and the Lecinums, a family that includes the birch boletes and other fine edibles. The basic rule of thumb given for boletes is that they are safe to eat if their pores are yellow or white, and neither the pores nor the stem are red, or stain blue when bruised.
However, while this rule of thumb will take you fairly far and is the reason boletes have a reputation for being a safe family, it is not entirely reliable. Better by far to get a proper identification book and key out each mushroom completely. Slippery jacks are among our most common boletesand if they are not among the most prized, the edibles among them can be fine despite their tendency towards sliminess.
Not all true boletes are edible, but many of those that are are choice, so it may well be worth your while to properly identify it. However, be warned that we are not the only creatures who like to eat boletesso keep a close eye our for insect infestations and slug damage. If your bolete is again without a slippery or sticky cap, but the stem has a dark webbing that looks rather like the cheek of a dark-haired, fair-skinned man who has not shaved for a day or two, it is a Leccinum.
While this family is not generally as highly prized as some of the true boletessome of them are quite tasty and very common in this area, especially growing in association with birch trees.
These, Telegram - Richard And Mary* - Take A Chance On Richard And Mary, dry very well, though they rather oddly turn black in the drying process.
However, chicken of the woods is one of those mushrooms that is easy to recognize because it looks like nothing else on this earth. Softer than a woody conk, growing in ruffled shelves on the sides of trees and dead wood, chicken of the woods is an amazing day-glow orange on top, and a paler yellow underneath.
When young and tender, it can be delectable, The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution a flavor and texture very similar to that of chicken, though it requires a long cooking. Older specimens tend to be tougher and sour, though this can, at least in part, be remedied through long cooking and careful seasonings. This mushroom is often available during the fall at the Pike Place Market. For many, the chantrelle, Mis Brazos Te Esperan - Flaco Jiménez* - Buena Suerte, Señorita and shaped like the mouth of a trumpet turned upward toward the sky, is the prince of the wild mushrooms.
Chantrelles are forest mushrooms, growing from mycorhizia. They are most easily identified by their thick, veined gills, which stand out as rounded ridges rather than the knife-edges of true gills. In our area, both the white and gold chantrelles are fairly common, though only the gold is hunted in large numbers for the commercial trade. Personally, I like the white at least as well. There are also more fragile black and blue varieties.
Not all native chantrelles are edible, there being a common inedible variety that is feathered across the surface of the cap. Shaggy manes are another opportunist, and another mushroom commonly found in parks, on lawns and other haphazard locations. These look like tall, white eggs, standing on end, usually in grassy areas or on ground that has been disturbed in the last few years.
On closer investigation, you will find these fragile, white mushrooms have hollow stems and a long gilled cap covered with delicate feathery white shags that almost completely hides the stem. As they age, the bottom edge of the cap begins to turn pink, and then dark, and finally dissolves to black liquid.
It is dark brown, and thinned with water does indeed make a fine ink, well-suited to magickal use. In fact, collecting shaggy manes and inky caps for ink might be one of the safest ways to embark on mushroom hunting. These days, many people are familiar with this white to grayish-buff wood-growing mushroom, since it is widely cultivated and available for a fancy price from Azucar - Eddie Palmieri - Sueno grocery stores.
There are actually a great many varieties of oyster mushrooms, and they are common growing on trees and dead wood throughout this region. These are tender, gilled mushrooms that grow in shelf-like lobes with either no discernible stem or a stem off to one side rather than centered, as is The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution case with most familiar mushrooms.
They fruit spring and fall, as conditions permit. However, both cook up well. Skip to content A The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution Hunts the Fruits of Autumn article by Catherine Harper Sometime in September I wake up and the sky is gray, the day is The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolutionthe bright golden harvest has begun its descent into the quieter late autumn, and even as much as I love the sun, I am relieved.
Fairy Ring Mushroom Marasmius oriedes This is one of the most common ring-forming lawn mushrooms, and a great favorite among pagans for its folkloric associations. Boletes and The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution Boletes are plump, fleshy mushrooms with spongy pores on the undersides of their caps rather than gills. Chantrelles For many, the chantrelle, golden and shaped like the The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution of a trumpet turned upward toward the sky, is the prince of the wild mushrooms.
Shaggy Manes Shaggy manes are another opportunist, and another mushroom commonly found in parks, on lawns and other haphazard locations. Oyster Mushrooms These days, many people are familiar with this white to grayish-buff wood-growing mushroom, since it is widely cultivated and available for a fancy price from most grocery stores. Happy mushroom hunting! A Pagan Hunts the Fruits of The Black Cauldron - Muscaria - Liquid (R)evolution by Catherine Harper Sometime in September I wake up and the sky is gray, the day is cool, the bright golden harvest has begun its descent into the quieter late autumn, and even as much as I love the sun, I am relieved.
Midnight Rambler - The Rolling Stones - Atlantic City 89, I Dont Know What This Is - DMoeFunk - The Best Of The Discositdown, S. D. Burman - Ishq Par Zor Nahin, Creole Love Call - Duke Ellington - The Complete Duke Ellington 1947 - 1952 Volume 3, Учитель Танцев - Нож Для Frau Müller* - Messer Für Frau Müller Mp3