Guest speaker: Paul Stamets
Date this lecture was recorded: August 2016
Today’s podcast features the 2016 Palenque Norte lecture by Paul Stamets, who is one of the leading mycologists in the world. In this talk Paul covers a wide range of knowledge about mushrooms and mycelium that will blow your mind. For anyone interested in biology, this talk is not to be missed. As Paul says, “There’s a recurring lessen here folks, when we’re facing extinction events pairing with fungi has an evolutionary advantage. And we should make use of that.”
[NOTE: The quotations below are by Paul Stamets]
“If Terence [McKenna] was sitting here right now I’d tell him the same thing, ‘Terence, 95% of the stuff you say is total bullshit. But you say it so well.”
“There’s a recurring lessen here folks, when we’re facing extinction events pairing with fungi has an evolutionary advantage. And we should make use of that.”
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Wow. One of the great shamans of biological reality showing us our amazing fungal partners in the Gaian enterprise. Interestingly I listened today and we had our first bloom of edible mushrooms which I fried with walnuts blueberries, and wild strawberries from our garden.
They give the earth soil, filtration, medicine, plant partners, decomposers, problem solving networked consciousness, spiritual insight. Humans could learn something about making oneself useful from the fungi. Stamets’s business, Fungi Perfecti, is a great resource for edible mushrooms , growers equipment, fungal medicines and books about mushrooms.
Amazing talk. I highly recommend Paul’s book “Mycelium Running”.
That talk was possibly the most enlightening and enjoyable one I’ve heard from the salon, and I love them all! Wow! The info is so encouraging for the continued survival of the planet. I am awestruck, and the possible colony collapse solution was the icing on the (mycelial) cake. Thanks again for your efforts Lorenzo and Paul Stamets!