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Mystical Mushrooms: Discover the Magic & Folklore of Fantastic Fungi
By Aurora Kane
Mystical Mushroomsdefines the beauty of mushrooms by focusing on their magical connections and symbolic meanings through folkloric tales and superstitions throughout the world.
Go for a walk in the woods on any given summer day and you may find yourself surrounded in fungi galore as they lay nestled among the ferns and trees. After a rainstorm, peek out in your backyard and you may see tiny spores sprouting from the grass, forming what is known as a fairy ring. Mushrooms grow in all shapes, sizes, and colors and—depending on where you live—you might find some that are conducive to magic practice. Mystical Mushrooms enters this realm,exploring the magical properties, mythological connections, and symbolic qualities of the fungi that so intrigue us.
Author Aurora Kane takes you on a journey through the mystical universe of mushrooms. From ancient traditions to the concept of fairy rings, Kane reveals howmushrooms have long been entwined with the supernatural in art, literature, and religion. This includes topics surrounding:
Coupled withstunningly depicted artwork, Mystical Mushroomsexplores the qualities of over 35 species of mushroom, displaying a range of compelling subjects surroundingthe true power of these fabulous fungi.