Why we thank our vision to psychedelics

One of the things that makes the Fungi Empire such a fascinating place is that it seems to have no idea about the difference between under water life and land life, thus being perfectly transdimensional in this respect. Meet the coral fungi:

Clavaria zollingeri
Ramaria fagetorum

See what I mean? There is no difference, to them at least. Under water or on land, it’s all the same network to us, folks.

Yesterday I wrote about the fact that the human body has muscarine receptors – which is pretty weird considering that that substance is supposed to be toxic and is mostly found in the Fly Ageric mushroom.

Why does the human body have receptors that are only activated by something the human is not supposed to eat? That is a pretty weird sort of evolution, right there. Presence of these receptors points to a rather different idea, namely that these mushrooms have been consumed in rather substantial proportions in the past.

(There are some theorems that the Old Testament was written under the influence of….and our Santa Claus myth still derives from this shamanist root since reindeer love to eat the Fly Agaric and get high on it)

So, the body has them, and they are strongly related to the nicotine receptors, but what exactly do these muscarine receptors do?

I think science doesn’t have much of a clue yet, but one of the things these receptors do is make your eyes focus. The focal power of the eyes is controlled by a receptor born out of Fly Ageric consumption. (1)

Isn’t that the ultimate irony: the reason we can perceive this reality clearly and dont have to walk around in a haze is thanks to the Fly Ageric mushroom.

Door Onderwijsgek at nl.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1428517

Look at me! This shroom screams. I’m the reason you can SEE. And not just see: one of the other functions of the muscarine receptors is to maintain an erection! Isn’t that completely bizarre?

Back to coral fungi. Do these fungi actually mimic what they have somehow seen in the ocean, or is it rather some sort of structural coincidence? We know nowadays that fungi have an immens network of communication. What if the time stamp (2) on corals and fungi is of such nature that its actually hard for the entity in question to notice we are not in the sea anymore?

(1) Promotes pupillary constriction (i.e. miosis) by stimulating contraction of the circular muscle of the iris. Muscarinic receptors on the ciliary muscle trigger it to constrict which leads to relaxation of the lens, thus allowing for focusing on near objects. Link

(2) I will discuss my concept of time stamps on a different occasion.


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