Adrian Morgan - Mixtecs and puffballs
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Adrian Morgan – Toads and Toadstools: The Natural Histroy, Folklore and Cultural Odditied of a Strange Association
The Mixtecs employ two species of puffball to indice a condition of half sleep during which auditory hallucinations are experienced. These are Lycoperdon mixtecorum, called gi-I-wa and the fecal smelling Lycoperdon marginatum, known as gi-I-sa-wa. Thhese puff balls have distinctively cracked surfaces. Sorcerors of the Tarahumara people of Chihuaha, in Northern mexico consume a species of Lycoperdon known as Kalamota “to approach people without being detected and to make people sick"