What do mushrooms mean in witchcraft | 👁

Mushrooms have come to be seen as a medicinal salvation or a risky path to extinction. Small living beings, with attractive shapes and colors, which produced mixed feelings of fear, respect and admiration for their spontaneous development in places much more never thought of.

By Mar Gulis (CSIC)

mushrooms in history

Our ancestors used mushrooms for things like food, helping to light fires or healing pathologies.

It is known that in ancient times its consumption was related to pre-Christian religions. The Incas called it “teonanáctl” (meat of the gods), the Hellenes “ambrosia” (food of the gods) and sum of the Vedas in Sanskrit.

overall points

When we talk about mushrooms in the spiritual sense of the house, we must meditate on 2 types of mushrooms. The first is wild, with the usual hat that characterizes it, also called a mushroom, which can grow in our garden, in pots or even attached to the outside of our homes; while the other has to do with the mold that grows on walls and floors, especially where there is humidity (bathroom, laundry room, etc.)

Here we are going to investigate the two genera of fungi from an esoteric perspective.

What genera of mushrooms thrive in clusters?

Only some of the classes of fungi and mushrooms thrive like this, only those corresponding to the Agaricomycetes class. In this genus of fungi are included the much more familiar fungi, those that form mushrooms. We can find them mainly in gardens, pastures and meadows. But also in the forest, being much more visible in areas such as pastures fertilized by cattle.

Compared to the type of development of the witches’ rings, it can happen that the progress of the witches’ ring is not circular, but rather elongated. In such a case, lines and horseshoe bands will be formed instead of circles.

About the author

Alexa Robles Gil is a Mexican author and biologist with fieldwork in South Africa and Mexico. She loves writing and is about to finish her second novel. Her fascination with the intersection of science and her writing led her to examine 21st century issues and curiosities through prose.

Cover image: © Ashleigh Shea.