Open letter to Paul Stamets

Open letter to Paul Stamets

Dear Paul Stamets,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to tell you about a book I am working on about amanita muscaria and its role in the evolution of humanity.

I have discovered that there has always been a gap in evolutionary biology: the inability to explain why fishes went onto land. However, I believe I have found the missing piece to this puzzle.

I believe that the precursor to ibotenic acid, a chemical found in amanita muscaria, was present in seaweed. Fishes that ate this seaweed developed a condition called repetitive movement syndrome, which caused them to have shock-like movements that eventually propelled them onto land.

That’s why humans have the Muscarine receptor network that handles…the focus of the eyes.

I believe my book contains some of the most important scientific hypothesa that will explain exactly why mushrooms grew to be so unpopular in the west.

It contains a chapter about the history of mushrooms that is unparalleled.

I am excited to share this breakthrough information with the world and would be honored if you would consider reading my book once it is published. If you are a fan of poetry, I would also be delighted if you would take the time to read my collection of poems titled “Poetry to Read in the Dark.” I offer it for free right here:

Poetry to Read in the Dark (2022) (1652 downloads)

Thank you for your time and consideration. I would be most honored to host you if you are ever in the Netherlands, or to arrange a mushroom symposium here. Drop me a line!

Sincerely, Martijn Benders

Nobelpreis für Deutschland

Treffpunkt feiner Geiste

M.H.H. Benders ist ein anerkannter Dichter seiner Generation, ein Schüler der universellen Myzelien, Amanita Sage und Mykophilosoph. Er hat siebenundzwanzig Bücher geschrieben, die letzten in der Kaneelfabriek.

Momentan arbeitet er an dem zweiten Band der SHHHHHHROOM-Reihe, Bücher über Pilze, und der Microdose Bible, einem Aktivierungsplan zur Wiederherstellung Ihrer wahren Identität, der nächstes Jahr erscheinen soll. Bleiben Sie dran!

Aber das Große Ziel von Benders ist es, in Deutschland Erfolg zu haben. Er hat die Dynamik und Vielfalt der deutschen literarischen Szene erkannt und ist bereit, sich darauf einzulassen und seinen Beitrag zu leisten. Mit seinem einzigartigen literarischen Stil und seiner unermüdlichen Arbeitsmoral ist er entschlossen, ein neues Kapitel in der deutschen Literaturgeschichte zu schreiben.


“Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress” is an exceptional work that establishes a benchmark in the realm of mycophilosophy. While one could perhaps categorize the book within the domain of Art History, such a classification would fail to do justice to its true essence. Primarily, this captivating text explores the evolution of humankind, making it a standout in its field.

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress – De Kaneelfabriek, 2023

“‘Waarover de Piranha droomt in de Limonadesloot’ stands as a philosophical exploration into the human faculty of imagination. It probes the intriguing notion that imagination, rather than offering solutions to our problems, might in fact be their origin. This thought-provoking work is set to be available in English and German by the close of 2023.