AKA: My inspiration for making this blog in the first place
1: Fungi is an incredible and vitally important part of the natural world. I can’t imagine a world where we care about the environment and don’t care about fungi.
2: Mycellium (The mushroom is more like a fruit that spreads seeds, the mycellium is like the root network.) is inherently about connection and resource sharing, which feels like a very solunarpunk theme.
3: Most mushrooms in the wild are tied to the lunar cycle to decide when to fruit.
4: Magic mushrooms are one of the best, safest, and easiest ways to have a psychedelic experience, which I believe will be a huge part of personal growth and development in the future. The psychedelic experience also feels very lunarpunk in terms of aesthetics and meaning.
5: Mushrooms are easy and inexpensive to grow at home, and you don’t even need an empty window sill because unlike plants they don’t need much sunlight. They are an easy and sustainable way to produce both food and medicine at home, and very rewarding to grow.
6: There are so many amazing medicinal effects in the world of fungi that it scares capitalists. The reason psilocybin is illegal is not because its dangerous, but because it showed so much promise for treating things like depression and alchoholism when it was first being discovered by the western world that big pharma passed legislation to get it classified as a schedule 1 drug, which made it near impossible to even research it.
7: Many, many societies throughout the world and throughout history have used mushrooms as well as other plant based psychedelics as a large part of their healing as well as their culture.