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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 www.somashamans.com"
— Todd A. Thies, PH.D., Legally Stoned.

Soma Elixir book

Soma Elixir of Heaven: Historical use of Soma-Amanita.
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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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New Book Announcement

We're writing a new book on preparation only. The first limited edition will be $100 for signed copies.

— Hawk and Venus

Calling all angels! Amanita Pictures From Around the World

Posted: 2014-10-12

Submitted by John from Norway
Submitted by John from Norway

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Latest Update - The Benefits and Value of Soma

2014-10-14

The ancients worshiped Amanita for its benefits to humankind. They wouldn't have composed Vedic hymns of reverence if Soma was merely an inebriating drink. For, they understood the value of this amazing gift of nature reputed to bestow immortality to the Soma User! The rich have paid a cart of gold for a Soma ceremony.

Many Siberians understood the tonic effect of good red mushroom. After being given some primo “Mukhomor” elderly people, sometimes confined to bed, could literally jump up within minutes and outdo the vodka drinkers with chopping wood, doing chores and dancing. It brought a spring to their step and youthful vitality. It was so valuable to them they'd trade 4 reindeer for one red cap.

Once, our supply ran out and for the first time in ten years I got a virus. Without my angel of mercy, I felt weak for days. Usually, if I feel under the weather I have Soma and I'm back on my feet in no time. No herbs, vitamins or over the counter drugs can take Soma's place for revitalizing me so quickly. It made me appreciate what the mushroom does for my health and quality of life. It isn't just an energizer, it gives the power to heal yourself. It's pure magic.

Yes, Amanita is THE magic mushroom. WHEN PROPERLY SHAMANICALLY USED, it's truly the elixir of life and the fountain of youth. Your consciousness is expanded in total ease and clarity. No illness, cryptic mind games, psychosis, or useless hallucinations when you have a compatible mushroom. Instead you're energized, productive and inspired.

It also reawakens the spirit and can bring us closer to God, the Everlasting Soul of Life. Soma, our heavenly red treasure.

Love, Venus


Welcome to the High of Soma

Red cap This 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"
–B-9, Rig Veda.
(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.

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 high, healing energy and spiritual qualities of sacred Soma!

We invite you to browse our website for free info about Amanitas, beautiful Amanita mushroom pictures, and more.

Praise for Sacred Soma Shamans

(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) 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) I wish you much joy and thank you again for your great work.
— Ewald. W., Ph.D.
(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) Added: 2013-02-25
I would take the trip again but not to the extent that I did 20 years ago, it took me that long to land back on earth. I suffered visions and social dislocation for many years. I don't know how to prepare so I would like to purchase your book Sacred Soma Shamans and your DVD.
– J.
(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) 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.
Sacred Soma Shamans
(Start Quote) "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, VP for the Mycological Society of San Francisco.
(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.