"In 1979, a religion dedicated to the mushroom was developed. The religion's founder is an individual named Hawk. Hawk was reportedly inspired by partaking of some Amanita muscaria tea on a "magical San Francisco evening." His experience led [him to hunt] down the mushroom to make the "sacred soma," which would become the Eucharist of the new religion... [his wife Venus] has taken on the role of High Priestess. Hawk's website provides a wealth of information about his religion and the sacred mushroom. It is located at www.somashamans.com"
Calling all angels! Amanita Pictures From Around the World
A reader tipped us off to this lovely picture making the rounds on the internet today. It was taken by Finnish photographer Niko Pekonen. Full credit goes to Niko, who has a site filled with nature photos.
Latest Update: 2016-10-05 — Foxy Soma
Our weekly update picture features a fox eating a soma. Foxes are just one of the many living things that eat Amanita in the wild: bears, squirrels, horses, elk, slugs, cats, goats, deer and so on. It just goes to show that Nature's Kingdom is in tune with the greatest high on earth, Soma Amanita.
Here's to the fox who eats a mushroom!
Venus is High Priestess of Soma. Odin is a Master Shaman.
Soma "Best Exhilarator"
Your book seems like an excellent guideway to a safe trip. Thanks for your effort to share your experience with the world.
Preparing Amanita Muscaria MushroomsFor spiritual adventurers who wish to learn how to safely pick and prepare Amanita muscaria mushrooms for their own responsible use, and receive positive Amanita muscaria effects, we share over a third of a century of experience in our Sacred Soma Shamans book and Secrets of Soma DVD.
Learn how to dry, store make Soma tea and determine a personal Amanita muscaria dosage for a great Amanita muscaria experience, how to eat Amanita muscaria and discover the pain-killing, uplifting properties, healing energy and spiritual qualities of sacred Soma!
Praise for Sacred Soma Shamans
I wish you much joy and thank you again for your great work.
"[Soma Shamans] can only be referred to as a mycological masterpiece... the most comprehensive and complete book on using the sacred Soma mushroom in the field... may very well be to mycology and culture as great of a discovery as Gordon Wasson's discovery of Psilocybe Mexicana in 1957.
Hello, I'd like to thank you for sharing this on youtube, because it has lead me to the DVD, which has been a great inspiration and educational for my relationship with the Soma mushrooms and my spiritual growth. I find them in great number here in Switzerland! Thank you.
Just a quick email to thank you guys for your sacred work in bringing forward this sacrament... Thanks a lot guys and Lots of Love You U 2!
I have been telling a lot of people about your soma sessions that you did. I really feel that soma is my medicine and since a session I have experimented with soma more and more. I got to know the spirit of soma and to me it is unsurpassed from any other medicine. It's an amazing helper.
I bought your book about a year ago, and have reread it several times. The main reason I have for emailing you is to say how happy I am Hawk is still alive and kicking. When I finished the book for the first time, my stomach churned at the idea Hawk's fasting and austerities may have finished him off. My adrenal gland started firing when I found that pic of him modeling the butterfly Soma. You guys are my heroes. I want to end up living life the way you do. So to find the "guru" I thought might have died still going strong made me very happy. Just thought I'd let you guys know.
Only Amanita shaman in North America. Peace.
I have now had the opportunity to read Sacred Soma Shamans and I'm amazed by the scope of their personal experience and rigorous historical research.
Lots of LOVE and appreciation for your great work and gift on your books. In a world where almost everything is rationalized, hearing and feeling about people living a true connection with Nature in general and Soma in particular is a BLESSING... The reading of your "[Sacred Soma Shamans]" book is truly one of the most beautiful I ever have, beautiful in the way you respect Soma, Mother nature and yourself, which of course is the same at some point :-)
Hello again. I just wanted to say I loved the Soma Shamans book. It is a rare gem, one of the few books I feel truly privalaged to have read. The ONLY book I know of with the sort of information that I was looking for and so much more.
Hello Hawk and Venus,
Your opinion means a lot to me because you are the only prophet and mystic out of the masses that I believe.
To give you a bit of an idea of why I am interested, I am seeking connection with the Divine. That is all. Simple direct connection. To open my heart and entire being to Grace, Love and Presence of Mother-Father-God-Goddess-Divine-Supreme Absolute Being Consciousness. I would like to surrender myself whole-heartedly, and feel that I need some help to do that. My hope is that Soma Medicine Teacher will help me.
"I found [Sacred Soma Shamans] very entertaining as well as highly informative on Shamanic Shaman sacramental use of Amanita mushrooms. This book consists of 35 wide ranging chapters, but is easy and quick to read, especially if you already have a basic knowledge of fungi. Whether you’re just interested in someone else’s adventure for entertainment or want some valuable tips on how to collect, prepare and consume Soma, a guide to Soma consciousness is found in this book."
"[Sacred Soma Shamans] can only be referred to as a mycological masterpiece... the most comprehensive and complete book on using the sacred Soma mushroom in the field... may very well be to mycology and culture as great of a discovery as Gordon Wasson's discovery of Psilocybe Mexicana in 1957.
From my meditation practice I can say this is soma, and this mushroom is the clean unadulterated god-mind, one mind. It's quite surprising how different it is from psilocybin mushrooms. it is so clean, it seems to be god-mind simple as that. It's such an incomprehensible blessing that such a perfect mushroom exists."
Amanita muscaria's are wonderful, they open the gates of heaven; magic elixer.
Many blessings & positive energies to Hawk for voicing the true Angelic message of the Supreme Being. Our world could benefit from the truth.