Soma Shamans

Eating Amanita Produces Paradise Inside You

Soma Elixir book

Soma Elixir of Heaven: Historical use of Soma-Amanita.
Afraid to take a trip to Paradise?

Sacred Soma Shamans book
The Sacred Soma Shamans book tells you everything you need to know about Amanita mushrooms.

Secrets of Soma DVD
The Secrets of Soma DVD shows you how the Shamans prepare Amanita.

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About the Shamans

  • Venus: High Shamaness of Soma, Visionary Mystic Trance-Artist, Who Painted Her Own Masterpiece, Our Tarot Deck; Vedic Scholar; Authoress; Spirit Teacher; Documentarian.
  • Odin: Oracle Shaman Mystic.

Shamaness Says

Amanita is blessing you with immortality. As it says in the Rig Veda, it' use gives you rebirth in Heaven and happiness on Earth.

— Shamaness

Shamanically Prepared Soma

  1. World's foremost anti-depressant.
  2. World's foremost painkiller.
  3. World's foremost anxiety-reliever.
  4. World's foremost visionary catalyst.
  5. World's foremost athletic and fighting energizer.
  6. Gives you the impulse to create and work.

— Odin

Calling all powerful angels! Amanita Pictures From Around the World

Posted: 2019-07-22

Submitted by Ginger
Submitted by Ginger

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New YouTube Video!

"Venus Says" (external link to YouTube)

Preparing Amanita Muscaria Mushrooms

Amanita Muscaria Mushroom For 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!

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Praise for Soma Shamans

(Start Quote) 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.
— Anonymous.
(Start Quote) This wizard is amazing, he doesn't care about the posinous Amanita, what a badass
— Anki H.
(Start Quote) I wish you much joy and thank you again for your great work.
— Ewald. W., PhD.
(Start Quote) "[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.
— Steven Scott, Cannabis Culture Magazine.
(Start Quote) 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!
— J.
(Start Quote) 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.
— P, Santa Cruz.
(Start Quote) Your book seems like an excellent guideway to a safe trip. Thanks for your effort to share your experience with the world.
— F.K., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
(Start Quote) 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.
— Captain Bimble.
(Start Quote) Only Amanita shaman in North America. Peace.
— F.
(Start Quote) 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.
— H.M.
(Start Quote) 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 :-)
— L.M., France.
(Start Quote) 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.
— Peter G.
Quotation Mark "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"
— Todd A. Thies, PhD., Legally Stoned.
(Start Quote) Hello Hawk and Venus,

My name is S. and your book was lent to me by a friend (the version he had was called "Shamans of Amanita") while I was in the Peruvian jungle for the last 3 months- and I must say that I was sad when I had to return it to its owner. I greatly enjoyed your easy to read and information laden book! Not to mention the intense calling I had to learn from Soma.
— S.
(Start Quote) Added: 2011-03-20
The knowledge of the Soma Shamans will change the world. May God bless you.
– Simone from Italy.
(Start Quote) Your opinion means a lot to me because you are the only prophet and mystic out of the masses that I believe.
— M.
(Start Quote) This is almost certainly the best book on amanita muscaria in existence, at least if you want to learn about how to use the mushroom and what it can do rather than read through hundreds of pages of scholarly research with comparatively little practical information. The authors know what they are talking about from personal experience and in this book they share some of the knowledge they have gained. It is also a fun and entertaining read, filled with the spirit of Soma and divine wisdom.
— Reader Review.
(Start Quote) 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.
— P.
(Start Quote) Added: 2010-12-19
THANK YOU... i appreciate greatly what you are doing for our society; it means a great deal to me.
– J.V.
(Start Quote) "[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.
— Steven Scott, Cannabis Culture Magazine.
(Start Quote) 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."
— H.
(Start Quote) Amanita muscaria's are wonderful, they open the gates of heaven; magic elixer.
— C.R.
(Start Quote) Many blessings & positive energies to Hawk for voicing the true Angelic message of the Supreme Being. Our world could benefit from the truth.
— M.
(Start Quote) guru of amanita
— Rahul Kumar.
(Start Quote) I loved Soma and I appreciate your giving an antidote to Amanita poisoning if accidentally overtaken.
— Jane.
Sacred Soma Shamans Quotation Mark 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."
– Curt Haney, President for the Mycological Society of San Francisco.
"[Sacred Soma Shamans] & Soma Elixir are two books written by Hawk and Venus, shamanic high priest and priestess of Soma... Hawk and Venus are modern day Soma Sacrificers. They hunt, gather, prepare and sacrifice Amanita Mushrooms for spiritual sacrament, energizer, medicinal, and uplifting tonic, using ancient Shamanic-Priesthood skills. They have dared to get to know the spirit of this mushroom, through extreme experimentation and devoted daily use of Soma for over [33] years.
– Curt Haney, President for the Mycological Society of San Francisco.