Photo 26 Jun 41 notes What do you hope that people get out of the book? First of all, I hope people will appreciate it as an interesting art book, at the very least. It’s for everyone—old people, kids, whoever likes timeless picture books. I don’t want it to be exclusive to mushroom and drug enthusiasts. It’s about a certain type of mushrooms, but it doesn’t have to be limited to that.  I also wanted to present the mushrooms in a benevolent way and get away from the stigma of it being a “drug.” They’re fungi and they’re just part of the world like the rest of us. Biologically, humans and fungi have a lot in common. There’s no need to demonize them and think of them in the same way as addictive harsh drugs—the way the law depicts them. Second, in the text I stated that it’s pretty damn strange that these things interact with our minds in such a way. Mainstream science has no idea how it actually happens that plants and fungi can open an animal’s mind—they can barely even describe it because it’s beyond their measurement. That says a lot, in my opinion, about the limits of our understanding of ourselves.

What do you hope that people get out of the book?
First of all, I hope people will appreciate it as an interesting art book, at the very least. It’s for everyone—old people, kids, whoever likes timeless picture books. I don’t want it to be exclusive to mushroom and drug enthusiasts. It’s about a certain type of mushrooms, but it doesn’t have to be limited to that.
I also wanted to present the mushrooms in a benevolent way and get away from the stigma of it being a “drug.” They’re fungi and they’re just part of the world like the rest of us. Biologically, humans and fungi have a lot in common. There’s no need to demonize them and think of them in the same way as addictive harsh drugs—the way the law depicts them. Second, in the text I stated that it’s pretty damn strange that these things interact with our minds in such a way. Mainstream science has no idea how it actually happens that plants and fungi can open an animal’s mind—they can barely even describe it because it’s beyond their measurement. That says a lot, in my opinion, about the limits of our understanding of ourselves.

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