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Fantastic Fungi How Mushrooms Can Heal, Shift Consciousness, and Save the Planet

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An all-star team of professional and amateur mycologists, artists, foodies, ecologists, doctors, and explorers joined forces with time-lapse master Louie Schwartzberg to create Fantastic Fungi, the life-affirming, mind-bending film about mushrooms and their mysterious interwoven rootlike filaments called mycelium. What this team reveals will blow your mind and possibly save the planet. This visually compelling companion book of the same name, edited by preeminent mycologist Paul Stamets, will expand upon the film in every way through extended transcripts, new essays and interviews, and additional facts about the fantastic realm of fungi.

Fantastic Fungi is at the forefront of a mycological revolution that is quickly going mainstream. In this book, learn about the incredible communication network of mycelium under our feet, which has the proven ability to restore the planet’s ecosystems, repair our health, and resurrect our symbiotic relationship with nature. Fantastic Fungi aspires to educate and inspire the reader in three critical areas: First, the text showcases research that reveals mushrooms as a viable alternative to Western pharmacology. Second, it explores studies pointing to mycelium as a solution to our gravest environmental challenges. And, finally, it details fungi’s marvelous proven ability to shift consciousness.

Motivating both the visually stunning film and this follow-up book is an urgent mission to change human consciousness and restore our planet.

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About the Author

Paul Stamets, Introduction: Paul Stamets is the preeminent mycologist in the United States. The NIH and USDA have used Paul’s patented strains of fungal extracts in their research. He is a best-selling author and founder of Fungi Perfecti.

Michael Pollan, Contributor: For more than thirty years, best-selling author Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect. Pollan currently teaches at both UC Berkeley and Harvard University and lectures constantly around the world.