Inocybe coelestium is a fragile looking hallucinogenic mushroom that is a rare psilocybian members of the large Inocybe genus. Because this genus of 1400 species includes edible, psychoactive and poisonous mushrooms mixed, it has the reputation of being a “mycological minefield”, it is therefore advised to would-be psychonauts to refrain from ingesting these fungi from the wild.
The epithet “coelestium” refers to the celestial inhabitants of the highest mountain of Greece: the Gods of Mount Olympus. Even though analyses show this fungi to be relatively weakly active, it probably still has enough neurotropic indoles to make one feel on top of the highest of mountains. Inocybe coelestium is found in Europe and other temperate areas.
It was first documented by mycologist Thomas Kuyper in 1985 and is believed to be much more widely distributed than reported so far. The fact that this mushroom is named in honor of the heavenly home of the Supreme Beings can only echo the belief of its transcendental psilocybian powers.