Have a Good Trip: Exploring the Magic Mushroom Experience (Hardcover)

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From a much-loved expert and popular science writer comes this straight-from-the-trenches report on how and why folks from all walks of life are using magic mushrooms to enhance their lives.

Interest in psychedelic mushrooms has never been greater – or the science less definitive. Popular science writer and amateur mycologist Eugenia Bone reports on the state of psychedelics today, from microdosing to heroic trips, illustrating how “citizen science” and anecdotal accounts of the mushrooms’ benefits are leading the new wave of scientific inquiry into psilocybin.

With her signature blend of first-person narrative and scientific rigor, Bone breaks down just how the complicated cocktail of psychoactive compounds is thought to interact with our brain chemistry. She explains how mindset and setting can impact a trip – whether therapeutic, spiritual/mystical, or simply pleasure seeking – and vividly evokes the personalities and protocols that populate the tripping scene, from the renegade “’Noccers” of Washington who merrily disperse magic mushroom spores around Seattle, to the indigenous curanderas who conduct traditional ceremonies in remote Mexican villages.

Throughout she shares her journey through the world of mushrooms, cultivating her own stash, grappling with personal challenges, and offering the insights she gleaned from her experiences. For both seasoned trippers and the merely mushroom curious, Have a Good Trip offers a balanced, entertaining, and provocative look at this rapidly evolving cultural phenomenon.

About the Author


Eugenia Bone is a food and nature writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, and the BBC Science Focus. A former president of the NY Mycological Society and the author of Mycophilia, she appeared as an expert in the documentary Fantastic Fungi and has deep ties throughout the mushroom community. Bone is also an award-nominated cookbook author and chef. She lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250885654
ISBN-10: 1250885655
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English