"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
Latest Update - I Ride the Red Chariot
Though just about anyone can benefit from shamanically picked and prepared Amanita muscaria, it's not something that's easily available to the masses so not many personally know of its gifts. That's why it's our mission to bring awareness about the joy of the mushroom and also warn of its dangers.
For one thing, it's not a mushroom to be casually plucked and tossed in a bucket willy nilly or ordered online. Though the mushroom has a physical form here on the material plane, it also has a divine essence which is still communing with the Spiritual World. But, it must be kept "alive" after it's been harvested.
For, if its spirit remains alive after it's been picked, the mushroom will be a true catalyst -- a go between -- to the Otherworld which is concealed to most people of the material dimension. This is why the mushroom is so valued by I who know its Spirit. I can merge with the mushroom as a vehicle, the Red Chariot that lifts me above the mundane world where we receive the intelligence, guidance -- and a nudge -- if you will, to positive action and healing in our lives.
But ideally, the mushroom must be ready to leave its home in nature to continue its journey through you. That's when the magic happens. It mustn't retreat to a dormant state or die otherwise you'll find yourself host to an unhappy guest or just another common chemical high.
As Amanita shamans, we have a deep understanding about these sensitive elements. We know that if we handle them properly and pay attention to their individual needs we'll be rewarded with heavenly bliss.
Amanita is a treasure of this earth, a beloved friend who shows up for an annual visit that brings joy to the world. We appreciate their physical beauty and value their Spirit.
For, Amanita is sacred. They aren't meant to be the latest "product" for instant gratification seeking fad conformists who must do everything they're told is currently trending.
Amanita is meant for the spiritual elite -- for those who stand apart from the herd. It's for people who will put out the time and effort to learn how to be friends with a lovely red mushroom. It's not for the mooers, but its perfect for the doers.
And it's our mission to reach the rare few who have what it takes to take Soma. If you want to be a fully alive, awakened human being who can see beyond the illusions and feel the power of the gods, take true shamanically prepared Amanita.
— With Power of Soma, Venus
Welcome to Holy Amanita and its Way in the Betterment of Your LifeThis site is dedicated to the shamanic preparation and dosage of Soma -- the Amanita muscaria mushroom. More than a beautiful red mushroom with white spots, Amanita muscaria is Soma, the Path to Paradise and sacrament of Heaven.
— Hawk and Venus
Hawk and Venus are a husband and wife team of Amanita Shamans. Hawk is a Mystic-Priest Master Shaman. Venus is a High Priestess of Soma. Since 1979, they've shamanically picked and consumed the holy Amanita sacrament.
— Somadise of Red Angels
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
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!
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.
I wish you much joy and thank you again for your great work.
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 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.