Salvia Divinorum Scotland ~ Quotes
~ Gordon Wasson
Mycophobe: One who fears and abhors mushrooms.
How amusing it has been to discover in mycophobia the willing, nay determined
subservience of many Europeans to a simple taboo such as we like to associate
with primitive peoples, a subservience to emotional responses that seem to stem
back to the days when our ancestors found themselves face to face with the
miraculous powers of the sacred mushroom! The secret lost, the taboo survives.
Like the tribes our anthropologists study, we cling to our taboos and seek to
justify them by rationalizing them.
Few men want freedom, however they may talk. But then again perhaps man is
free in his choice when he chooses to abide within the confines of his unreason.
- From Mushrooms, Russia, and History by Gordon and Valentina Wasson