Psilocybe aztecorum is an iconic magic mushroom of Mesoamerican biocultural heritage.
As his name transpires, it shares a sacred history in relation to the Aztecs people.
Psilocybe aztecorum has many common names. “Niños de las Aguas” in Spanish or “Apipiltzin” in Nahuatl, both translate to “Children of the water”, and refers to their small size and gregarious growing, frequently nearing ravines and waterfalls.
Psilocybe aztecorum magic mushrooms might be small, they have an undoubtably powerful potency; they are the energetic little kids, they are the pure and powerful fluid souls. Like the water near which they grow, they have the ability to purify and heal, to make you see life through different eyes.
Psilocybe aztecorum, also called Psilocybe aztecorum Heim, has two recognized varieties: P. aztecorum var. aztecorum and P. aztecorum var. bonetii.
The species was first mentioned in 1956 by French mycologist Roger Heim based on material gathered by American ethno-mycologist R. Gordon Wasson in Paso de Cortés.
The first specimen were found on the slopes of the Popocatépetl mountain in Mexico, the same slopes from which was unearthed a 16th-century statue of the Aztec “prince of flowers” Xochipilli. What was special about it was its carvings represented stylized fruit bodies of the Psilocybe aztecorum.
Along Psilocybe caerulescens, Psilocybe aztecorum is believed to be amongst the probable psychoactive species reported in the manuscripts of Spanish explorer Bernardino de Sahagún when referring to “teonanacatl”, translating to “flesh of the gods” or “sacred mushroom” by the Aztecs.
Though because there were more than two dozen species of sacred mushrooms used in traditional healing and curing ceremonies in Oaxaca, it is difficult to limit the use of the word “teonanacatl” to only three species.
Nonetheless, it seems that its shamanic properties make it a desirable choice for people in seek of a spiritual journey and deep healing. It is to this day used ceremonially by the indigenous people of Oaxaca, and by the Nahua people in the Popocatépetl region.
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