Created February 25, 2012. Revised May 14, 2013; and May 29, 2013.
Copyright 1998-2013 by John W. Allen.



POLLOCK'S, THE PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOM PANDEMIC


 
Originally Published and Copyrighted In:
Journal of Psychedelic Drugs
vol. 7(1):73-84. January-March, 1975.



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Please take note that when Dr. Steven Hayden Pollock wrote this paper in 1975, that the following and somewhat confused study presented in this review of Psilocybe species used for altering one's state of consciousness, actually contained many errors in identification of the known species at the time.

Readers, please take note that in 1975 and 1976, Pollock presented two major documents for public and academic scrutiny, with much detailed information on both Panaeolus and Psilocybe species.

At the time of publication, Pollock's two major papers on psilocybine/psilocine were once considered by scholars, as well as Dr. Pollock's peers, to be outstanding revelations in this new field of pioneering research. However, today we find much of the data in these two papers on Panaeolus and Psilocybe species that was erroneously false and unknowingly was so because of others who first wrote about the mushrooms they knew little about to began with.

Pollock had brought to the public, all the reviewed literature of the mid 1970s, and through Pollock's drive for information about these interesting mushrooms, his papers help create and were partially responsible in helping shape the nature of what was earlier coined by the Wassons' as the base foundation for what is now described and referred to as the "Field of Ethnomycology."




 


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