Psilocybe caerulescens, commonly called the “landslide mushroom” or “derrumbes”, meaning “collapse” in Spanish, is a bluish bruising magic mushroom that has the tendency to grow on disturbed or cultivated grounds. With its silvery-blue metallic glow, P. caerulescens has a very expressive stature and its cap undergoes considerable variation in coloration and shapes.
As if growing on collapsing ravines isn’t impressive enough, P. caerulescens can also grow to impressive sizes. Many indigenous tribes of Mexico have a close relationship with this shamanic mushroom resulting in hundreds of years of nick-names. From the Mazatec’s “dishitjokisho” (sacred mushroom of landslides), the Mixe’s “kang” (lord governor), to the Zapotec’s “razon bei” (mushroom of reason), to Nahuatl’s “teoteaquilnanácatl” (divine mushroom that paints and describes), the tight bond is obvious, just as much as the visual hallucinations effects are. With no doubt, P. caerulescens is a shamanic mushroom.
Alongside Psilocybe aztecorum, P. caerulescens is believed to be one of the probable candidates reported in the manuscripts of Spanish explorer Bernardino de Sahagún when referring to teonanacatl or the “flesh of the gods” by the Aztecs. Along with its entheogenic qualities, it is also a medicinal fungus that is said to have anti-viral properties.
It is said that thirteen pairs of P. caerulescens were ingested by R. Gordon Wasson during a Velada ceremony guided by renown Mazatec healer Maria Sabina (there were also some P. mexicana specimens). Since the mushroom grows in that region and has a close relationship with the Mazatec people, it is also called Psilocybe caerulescens var. mazatecorum, and is also commonly called the Mazatepec mushroom.
After centuries of shamanistic use by the great ancient civilizations of Mexico, P. caerulescens is a medicinal magic mushroom that has undeniable potential for wellness and performance. Alongside other sacred mushrooms such as Psilocybe aztecorum and P. mexicana, the “landslide mushroom” has made its proof it can be an ally when it comes to healing both body and soul.
To this day, Psilocybe caerulescens is consumed by the Mazatec shamans to heal and travel within. P. caerulescens is considered to be a good entry-level magic mushroom specie for beginner psychonauts.
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