cherub with mushroom from left part of A detail of a cherub with a mushroom from the Alchemical manuscript Splendor solis. The detail is from the illustration Mining the Ore illustration.

Trismosin’s Truffles: Mushrooms Revealed in Alchemy’s Most Famous Manuscript

In 1995, taking investigative cues from Wasson, Hofmann, and Ruck’s 1978 work, The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries, Clark Heinrich published a remarkable book titled Strange Fruit: Alchemy, Religion and Magical Foods, updated in 2002 as Magic...

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