Laura is the Founder of FLYAGARICAMANITA and our trusted supplier of Amanita Muscaria. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to share a conversation with Laura about her journey with Amanita. Read on to learn about her journey, her advice for working with this spiritual healer, and how to purchase Amanita directly.
The vast majority of our offerings at Vibes are sourced from our own gardens. There are very few exceptions and our Soma Dreams Amanita Muscaria tincture is one of them. It is important to me to share the source of each spiritual healer with you. Without further ado, let’s meet Laura, our trusted resource for healing with Amanita Muscaria.
Meet Laura: Our Field Guide Expert
My name is Laura, I come from Latvia. I have a 1-year-old son who is my biggest teacher. I live in a deep countryside where most of the land is forest. At the moment, I am trying to learn full acceptance of life the way it is.
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
My biggest inspiration is my own spirit. It never lets me down even on the toughest days. Nowadays I rarely listen to motivational speakers. I listen to my own spirit.
What books are you currently reading?
I will be honest, I don’t read books at the moment. I have 3 jobs, a son, and 2 hobbies – fitness and pouring epoxy resin.
Please tell me what first called you to explore nature as medicine? How old were you? How did it happen?
My grandmother’s generation were herbalists. They knew everything about plants. They had a tea for everything. Then next generation started using pharmaceuticals and slowly forgot about nature’s medicine. And I am in the generation where we come back to nature. I am fortunate to have an amazing mum who knows a lot about plants. And we used to gather different teas for the wintertime. She did make different tinctures and extracts of plants. So throughout my childhood, I learnt about plants. When I was in my early 20s I started to discover mushrooms as medicine. And when I came back to my home country after living abroad I started to learn about Amanita Muscaria.
Tell me about the first time you decided to work with Amanita. What made you decide to and what was the experience like?
I haven’t done any huge healing sessions with amanita, as I am breastfeeding. But I am planning to try my own made tincture. I would say Amanita found me. From childhood I remember I used to see amanitas more than edible mushrooms Latvians collect. I used to stop by every amanita, look at them and think how gorgeous they are. But I thought they are deadly poisonous and I can’t touch them.
My brother studies mushrooms a lot and he found out information about Amanita Muscaria and medicinal use. So I got interested too and started to collect them. Imagine early morning around 7 -8 AM in the forest. Everything looks so peaceful and welcoming. The walk in the forest is my favourite part and I find it so healing.
What are your thoughts about the spiritual and healing benefits that Amanita offers?
Amanita Muscaria is not the same as magic mushroom we know. The effect is different. It’s not meant for tripping to have good times It needs a lot of respect and the goal should be spiritual or physical body healing.
What are a few of the things you wish people understood about working with Amanita?
Amanitas can be used in different ways. I would advise using drops added to a tea. So the side effects are minimal on your physical body.
Are there any do’s or don’ts you would like to share?
I don’t advise taking them raw or dried. Prepare them – boil, do alcohol extraction or oil extraction. I am getting information mostly from people I know. If you need any advice, I can help with information as much as I know. I am still learning.
How can people find your offerings?
https://www.flyagaricamanita.com/ is my online store for Amanita Muscaria. At the moment I offer dried Amanitas.
Recipes and how-to guides will be published on our humble blog in the near future. As a plant advocate and supporter of healing with nature, it is important to me to share information that empowers others to explore their own journey with healing if they feel called to.
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