So obviously i am not a doctor and this in NO way constitutes therapeutic advice – see your doctor or natural health practitioner for ANYTHING – BUT hands up who has tried Reishi? If you don’t know already, it is a medicinal mushroom hugely prized in Chinese medicine and the name literally translates as Supernatural Mushroom.
More or less the day Uranus was exact on the South Node, i suddenly felt drawn to the stuff. It was impulsive like “what’s Reishi, how come I’ve never tried it and then i dreamed of mushrooms. So voila i ordered some online.
After a swift google revealed untold benefits – immune system enhancement seeming to be the main deal – i threw a tablespoon full into a smoothie and forgot all about it. Until that night. CUE MOST EPIC, LUCID and GUIDED-FEELING dreams ever. Even more so than when i drank mugwort tea. Like another dimension had opened up. And i think this grungy looking dark beige powder DOES up the energy.
Has anyone else tried it or experienced this?
This info is from a super-hippie but fascinating site:
Reishi is depicted in ancient scroll paintings as a ‘bridge between Earth and Heaven’. The elite of the Classical Golden Ages of China, which lasted from approx 3000 B.C. until 1911 A.D. apparently kept knowledge of the benefits of Reishi to themselves, and during the cultural revolution Mao Tze Tung had Reishi removed from the Chinese Pharmacoepia (no doubt due to its well known empowering potential). Reishi’s many beneficial effects on health are only now being recognized in the West, and may well be the world’s best-kept secret.
Ling Chih by Jason Hollinger Reishi, and other ‘advanced fungals’ are thought to be extra-terrestrial. That is, they are thought by mycologists to have originated in other solar systems. We at shaman Shack believe the mycelial mass of these mushrooms may represent the activating principle of consciousness on earth. Our neurological systems are very similar to fungal mycelia, and it is possible they hold agents which may further activate our awareness of higher consciousness. Our founder, Rehmannia, believes this is why Reishi is ‘finding us’ at this time, in order to help fascilitate our pending leap into a more spiritually oriented species. –
I am taking mushrooms from outer space? The bridge between heaven and earth? A.k.a the “herb of good fortune” and the :mushroom of immortality.
In 1999 Rehmannia discovered that Reishi taken in relatively high amounts, can liberate one of ‘Psychic baggage’, in the form of anger, anxiety, fear, volitility, anxiousness, ego-driven desire etc. One week after taking Reishi, Rehmannia awoke to find the light in the room more vibrant and full of saturated color. Things had a halo around them. His life began abruptly to change for the better. A ‘benevolent cycle of spiritual health’ began to manifest, and he permanently removed many undesirable aspects of his previous personality…”
Image: Paolo Roversi – The Great Illusion – Vogue Italia 2010