Part One : Eating mushrooms Mazatec style

Updated: Jul 21, 2019

The day I arrived in this mountain village of northern Oaxaca (Mexico) it started raining. This meant that even though it was out-of-season, fresh hongos popped up. If it weren’t for this, the options were old miel mushrooms, honey preserved from last season. There are 2 main mushrooms the Mazatec work with; Derrumbe (Psilocybe caerulescens ‘the Landslide Mushroom’ which is considered stronger) and San Isidro (Psilocube cubensis ‘Gold Tops’, not as strong as Derrumbe). I’d be eating cubes. Lots of cubes.

Sierra Mazatec cloud forest