Podcast 458 – “Practical Mushroom Activism”


We were saddened to learn that Kai left this life
on February 6th, 2016 due to complications from a fast.
She was on the 37th day of a 40 day fast.

Guest speakers: Kai Wingo & Shonagh Home


A mushroom expert, Kai Wingo’s passion is highlighting the value of mushroom cultivation in the revitalizing of community. She is a mother, mycologist and lecturer on a quest to inspire reverence for earth’s exploratory treasures and in the utilization of their technology and curative abilities. Kai feels that if we, women especially, learn to embrace fungi as our allies, they will heal, empower and transform. In today’s program, Kai is interviewed by the salon’s resident correspondent, Shonagh Home.

[The following quotations are by Kai Wingo.]

“When you use entheogens you truly change minds, and that is what will truly make a change.”

“If you have the understanding that we are spiritual beings, the things that we do are spiritual. If we do it every morning, then it becomes ritual.”

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You can find Kai and her grass roots effort, Kultured Mushrooms, on Facebook.

Women and Entheogens2015 ConferenceSeptember 18-20, 2015

Shonagh Home is a teacher, shamanic practitioner, and the author of

‘Ix Chel Wisdom: 7 Teachings from the Mayan Sacred Feminine,’

‘Love and Spirit Medicine’

and the upcoming, ‘Honeybee Wisdom: A Modern Melissae Speaks.’

Website: www.shonaghhome.com

Contact: shonagh.home (at) comcast (dot) net

Posted in Ayahuasca, Consciousness, Creativity, Culture, Education, Environment, Family, Future, Kai Wingo, Medicine, Occupy, Psilocybin, Psychedelics, Shamanism, Shonagh Home, Women's Wisdom.


  1. Very inspiring podcast. I too liked Kai Wingos approach to the whole mushroom-spectrum.

  2. Also, I love this episode and very happy to listen to these lovely women on this subject.

  3. Nowhere was this Renaissance more apparent than the fare thee well 50th anniversary celebration of the grateful dead shows this past week….they say bear Stanley’s ashes were on the soundboard. I’d love to hear more regarding the band on the salon one day. Thank you so much Lorenzo. Ps: Mickey Hart’s final words: “be kind”

    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: I wish that I had been able to attend one of those last shows. I never did get to hear the Dead live, but I’ve bought and listened to a lot of their music. . . . Great advice: “be kind” If any of our fellow saloners have a connection with members of the Dead or their crew and can record an interview with them I would love to podcast it.]

  4. I really liked this guest. Maybe a bit to focused on the “female” but I liked her approach of “exploration” to the mushroom, rather than purely seeing them as medicine. Thats a good distinction to make, because there really is a lot of territory to explore.

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