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Mushrooms, Santa & Christmas: Are They Connected?

Joe Rogan believes they are. Is he on to something or just on something? NSFW Language.

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Mushrooms, Santa & Christmas: Are They Connected?. Joe Rogan believes they are. Is he on to something or just on something? NSFW Language.
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Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 232 Posts
Sunday, December 25, 2011 3:01:40 PM
There is kinda of something to this just in a different way.

A tribe in Africa, on the winter solstice would send out there shamens to collect these mushrooms. They would dress in red coats with white rabbit fur trim, they would climb every hut in the village and jump down the smoke hole on top and give the people that lived their a hand full of these mushrooms.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 649 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 6:25:58 PM
My eyes just rolled out of my head.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2293 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 5:39:47 PM
I've actually heard of this before and there is a lot more to it. Take, for instance, tinsel...

"Ancient peoples were amazed at how these magical
mushrooms sprang from the earth without any visible seed. They considered this "virgin birth" to have been the result of the morning dew, which was seen as the semen of the deity. The silver tinsel we drape onto our modern Christmas tree represents this divine fluid."

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 540 Posts
Monday, December 19, 2011 7:21:16 AM
Symbology? Ssssssssymbolism.

Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Sunday, December 18, 2011 11:00:01 PM
Amanitas are TOXIC. They'll put you in a different headspace all right, as several people manage to do permanently every year.

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