Magic mushrooms: from ancient history to modern scientific advances – ChocoChampi
Champignons magiques  de l’histoire ancienne aux avancées scientifiques modernes

Magic mushrooms: from ancient history to modern scientific advances

Today I'd like to talk to you about magic mushrooms, mysterious plants with psychoactive properties that have been part of human culture for thousands of years. From the time of the Aztecs in Mesoamerica to the indigenous tribes of Siberia, these mushrooms have been used and revered for their spiritual and therapeutic virtues.

A rich and symbolic history

Magic mushrooms, also known as Psilocybes, were considered sacred in many ancient cultures. They were believed to be a gateway to the divine or a tool for achieving spiritual enlightenment. When taken, users can experience a distortion of time and space, as well as a profound sense of unity with the universe or a dissolution of the ego, known as 'ego death'.


A multi-faceted psychedelic experience

Euphoria and awakening: Some users have ecstatic experiences, where reality is transcended by a flood of positive emotions and new perspectives on themselves and the world around them.
Disorientation: Magic mushrooms can induce states of confusion, in which the usual points of reference are lost and it is difficult to distinguish between what is true and what is false.
Inner trials: Psychedelics are not always fun, and certain journeys of initiation can be hard on the mind. However, these painful experiences can also help us to overcome our fears and internal blockages.

Support for modern scientific research

Recently, science has taken a closer look at the therapeutic properties of magic mushrooms, and in particular at their active compound: psilocybin. This psychoactive substance has shown promising results as a treatment for various mental disorders, such as post-traumatic stress, depression and end-of-life care.


Understanding the evolution of psilocybin

Researchers at the University of Utah have recently published a study aimed at mapping the genes responsible for the synthesis of psilocybin in mushrooms. This information could serve as a basis for developing new drugs based on this compound.

The scientists discovered that psilocybin was first synthesised in mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe between 9 and 40 million years ago. They also identified two gene patterns corresponding to an ancient split in this genus, suggesting that psilocybin was acquired independently during evolution.


Using biodiversity to our advantage

By studying historical specimens of psilocybe mushrooms and comparing their genetic information, researchers hope to understand how psilocybin is produced naturally and how this knowledge can be used to create new drug treatments.


A promising future

As research into shrooms continues to progress, we are increasingly convinced of their potential spiritual and therapeutic benefits. However, it is crucial to remember that these substances must be used with care and respect, as they can also present dangers if consumed without proper discernment or guidance. 

Thanks to advances in research, it is now possible to obtain hallucinogenic mushrooms without the substances banned in Europe. That's what we sell here at chocochampi. We have developed a blend of legal magic mushrooms. Less strong and less dangerous than traditional mushrooms. We'll let you browse our product catalog