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We are Odin Hawk and Venus, 21st century Amanita Shamans and Vedic scholars from the Pacific Northcoast dedicated to the religious, sacramental and occasional medicinal use of the mystical mushroom, Amanita muscaria. As the husband and wife authors of Shamans of Amanita and Soma Elixir of Bliss, we didn't just study the subject, or offer opinions -- we live the ecstasy of Divine Amanita, a mushroom the ancients worshipped and modern man fears.
Odin Hawk, Master Shaman
Odin Hawk is considered the world's foremost authority on dosing, picking and preparation of Amanita mushrooms. As a Master Shaman he has over a third of a century experience with Amanita in all phases. A shaman in the truest definition of the word, for he has a special connection with the mushroom as a visionary catalyst and spiritual guide.
Venus, High Priestess of Amanita=Soma and Shamaness
Venus, our High Priestess, started regular use a third of a century ago. Her consumption is almost daily in much lower dosages. She prefers Soma as a euphoric energizer, a medicinal and uses higher doses for painting of our personal Tarot deck and other visionary art.
Magical Mushroom Adventure
We went on a three-year expedition traveling around on a magical mushroom adventure. We were given a mission to bring the spirit of Soma back to modern man, so we began putting the Secrets of Soma video/DVD together to historically document our own 21st century use of Amanita as a spiritual sacrament with proper instructions for use in our time in history. Then we began writing our book, Shamans of Amanita, to include even more information, instruction and inspiration.
The Benefits of Sacred Soma
Odin Hawk says, "I advocate spiritual and occasional medicinal use since the average person isn't ready for ascetic training with Soma or interested in obtaining visionary powers or mystic levels of consciousness.
Soma is the greatest energizer, high, anti-depressant and suppressant of fear, anxiety and pain known to man. It's perfect for obtaining high levels of physical energy and greatly increased stamina. It also relaxes the face muscles and flushes blood through the veins thereby making you look and feel younger. Soma is like a big soft pillow from God to lay your head on.
"Depending on the potency, dose and type of Amanita and the users consciousness, Soma can be either a great physical energizer or spiritual guide.
"Soma was invaluable as an appetite suppressant during my extensive fast. As a spiritual austerity, I fasted every other day for three and a half years; fasting ten days for each solstice and equinox during that time, for a total of 202 fast days a year for three and a half years, using Soma every day as a medicinal appetite suppressant and spirit, mind and body energizer."
As our clan's Master Shaman my personal consumption at this time averages thrice daily with estimated times taken at 12,000.
I've been doing this for over a third of a century with one year off when I began my studies of the Rig Veda, Upanishads and the Avesta for information about Soma, as well as many books on Amanita and contemporary mushroom shamanism.
I use Amanita primarily for visionary consciousness obtained through the medium of Tarot to see the future and lead our clan and also as an incredible physical energizer and stimulant.
Types of Amanita
There are many varieties and colors of Amanita and though I've taken every color, white, green, yellow, orange, red and brown, I only recommend using red and orange (positively identified Amanita muscaria and formosa) to the initiate for all others must be chosen and prepared carefully in order to ensure a pleasant, safe experience. We use only our own shamanically handled Amanita. Vendor mushroom is on the level of rat poison and is worthless. (See FAQ for more details.)
Our long term use of Amanita has shown us that there are many ways to prepare and take Soma for different activities and desired results. We've learned how to prepare them according to their individual vibration, for every mushroom has its own consciousness, life force and intelligence.
To truly know the essence of Soma, one cannot merely read an essay or book, dissect it, classify it, or ingest too little or too much Amanita, one must be on a pure level of intelligence and spiritual consciousness in order to follow the disciplines required by this heavenly guide to discover the key to it's sacred spirit.
It took many years of severe austerities, such as fasting, freezing winter ocean baths and living as a nature mystic-hermit to be able to experience the true spirit of Amanita.
To devoted and highly evolved practitioners who treat Amanita with pure love and respect and never corrupt or defile its essence, the spirit of Amanita will bestow a super intelligence of the mysteries of life.
Such a gift is the reward for those who love Amanita.
Soma is also the gift of life and when taken correctly, there is no physical discomfort, nausea, "nightmares" or hangovers. There are no drawbacks.
There is no physical addiction when properly measured with love.
Soma is the Fruit of Life.
Soma-Amanita, Child of Heaven, the greatest gift of God on Earth.
For God gives Himself in self sacrifice by becoming the sacramental spiritual essence transferred from God to man through the divine Amanita.
His Red Angels are meant to be our helpers from nature, put here as spirit food to refuel our energy so we can get things done and bestow euphoric bliss so we may celebrate our lives and bring us closer to God's love.
A single experience on Soma can be life changing and spiritually healing. It can help you view life through the lens of reality and give insights on how to wake up and take care of your life.
The mysteries and ecstasies of Amanita have been long forgotten. We've kept our secrets to ourselves until Amanita wanted to say "High" to planet Earth. Now is the time.
For More Information
If you'd like to learn more about Soma, the Amanita muscaria mushroom, our Secrets of Soma DVD is a great way to get acquainted with the delights of Amanita, and our book Shamans of Amanita takes it to the next level. Our latest book, Soma Elixir of Bliss, gives definitive proof Amanita is the ancient plant-god Soma, king of all herbs.