‡ R.S.: Fungi are old plants and therefore have affinity to the head organism (headaches/thinking).
Also lichen and algae and the roots of plants. Poisonous fungi relate/can regenerate nerve tissues.
Fungi with warty caps relate more to the periphery of the nerve tissue.
Fungi with smooth caps relate more to the inner part of the nerve tissue.
R.S.: poisonous fungi altogether have the ability to make tissues capable of regeneration again.
Agaricus muscarius, and fungi with warty caps should be used more for actions towards the periphery,
those with smooth caps could also be used for the inner part ... The Agaricus bulbosus injections resulted
in marked improvement in the ability to walk and powers of speech in autumn”.
A case of brain fever (probably meningitis or meningoencephalitis) with sequels was reported in R.S. and I. Wegman’s
first Letter to Physicians. The advice was to give fly agaric injections in the 30x, and ensure that a confident,
cheerful mood prevailed after the injection.
Fly agaric (warty cap) was suggested because the action was to be on neural tissues in the brain that were more to the outside, peripheral.
In case record No, 69 in the Degenaar collection, R.S. suggested treating a patient with Parkinson’s disease which had followed epidemic encephalitis with injections of Agaricus bulbosus (smooth cap), as strong as possible. In this case, the aim was regeneration of more centrally located brain tissue.
To help us understand the preparation Agaricus muscarius, Cutis rubra, we must once more consider the development of fungi, as R.S. described it in “Anthroposophical Spiritual Science and Medical Therapy”.
Fungi develop where the cosmic astrality influencing earth’s forces does not exhaust it self in developing the flowers of plants above ground level but penetrates further, to just above soil level. Fungi then result. Development of the colour red is a counter action to this excessive astralization. ‘Wherever reddening occurs in a
natural process, we have powerful action against astralization”
The skin of fly agaric with the intense red colour which belongs to this part of the plant only thus has special medicinal significance, for we can see the red colouring as part of the struggle against astral influences.
Initially we may therefore speak of the following area of use for Agaricus muscarius, Cutis rubra: damage to and deterioration of the most peripheral, membranous parts of the brain due to wrong astral influences as is the case with meningitic irritation syndromes, meningitis and its sequels. Use of red skin of fly agaric encourages vitalization and regeneration of damaged nerve tissue. Exhibition is by injection via the rhythmical organism, as this is particularly appropriate for restoring harmony between astral body and ether body.
Historically, the sole use of the red fly agaric skin rather than of the whole fungus does not go back directly to R.S.
It does, however, arise quite naturally if we study his words. Agaricus muscarius, Cutis rubra was first mentioned as a preparation in the 10th edition of the Weleda List in 1968. An undated note by Dr Karl Nunhoefer(1904 – 1988) refers to it as
a “first-class medicament for meningeal irritation and the sequels of meningitis if given exclusively in the 30x.” ‡
Psychoaktive Pilze: Mit Psilocybin zu Halluzinationen
Konsum: Die getrockneten und bräunlichen Pilze, Magic Mushrooms oder auch Psilos werden meist geraucht oder geschluckt.
Wirkung: Der Stoff Psilocybin ist wie LSD ein Halluzinogen und löst eine komplett veränderte Wahrnehmung aus. Sinneseindrücke werden intensiver, die Grenze zwischen dem Ich und der
Umwelt verschwimmt – Wachträume und Euphorie treten auf.
Gefahren: Herzrasen, Übelkeit und verwirrte Zustände mit Panik und Angst können vorkommen. Flashbacks sind möglich. Bei Veranlagung können Psychosen und Wahnvorstellungen bestehen
Verbreitung: 3,6% der 18- bis 25-Jährigen sagten 2015, psychoaktive Pflanzen schon mal probiert zu haben. Unter Jugendlichen ist dies kaum zu ermitteln. Vage Hochrechnungen kommen auf
204.000 Konsumenten in Deutschland (2015).
Suchtfaktor: Gering. Pilze beziehungsweise Psilocybin macht körperlich nicht abhängig. Die psychischen Folgen dauern in der Regel nicht an. Allerdings gewöhnt sich der Körper schnell daran.
Wer in kurzen Abständen Pilze nimmt, steigert oft rasch die Dosis, um die gleichen Effekte zu erzielen.
Hinweise: Wer die Pilze selbst sammelt, kann die Arten leicht verwechseln, es besteht Vergiftungsgefahr. Die Substanz Psilocybin ist als solche für den Körper übrigens nicht giftig. Grundsätzlich
ist es zudem nicht ratsam, Pilze mit Alkohol und anderen Drogen zu mischen. Dies kann gefährliche Wechselwirkungen und Überdosierungen auslösen.
Musik (rhythmische/“Als ob mitgerissen wird“/Trommeln erzeugen Euphorie)
Überempfindlich gegenüber Musik (Trommeln)
Nicht in der Realität
Fungi have been traditionally grouped with plants, but they are as distinct from vascular plants as they are from animals. Fungi have no motile cells at any stage of their life cycles and no direct evolutionary connection with the plants. Unlike green plants and algae, which contain chlorophyll, fungi are unable to synthesize their energy requirements from sunlight. They are all heterotrophs, like animals, meaning that they depend for their nourishment on organic matter already produced by other organisms. Therefore fungi are now placed in a distinct kingdom. The cell wall of fungi is composed of chitin, a polysaccharide that is never found in plants, but that is the principal component of the exoskeleton of insects and crustaceans. The durability of chitin allows certain fungi to break through asphalt and to uproot paving stones. Most fungi reproduce both sexually and asexually. Occasionally asexual reproduction occurs by fragmentation of the hyphae [thread-like cells],
but most reproduction is through the spreading of asexual spores by wind or water. Hyphae grow by elongation at the tips and also by branching. The resulting profusion of hyphae is called the mycelium. Abundant development of mycelium may result in the formation of large fruiting structures such as mushrooms and puffballs. Other types of massive hyphal structures enable some fungi to exist under difficult conditions or to spread to suitable nutritional sources.
Fungi typically obtain nutrients by secreting digestive enzymes termed exoenzymes into the food source and absorbing the smaller organic molecules that are released. Although mainly terrestrial, fungi also live in water or other media that contain organic substances.
Fungi can be divided into three categories based on their relationship to their immediate environment. Parasitic fungi feed on living organisms; saprophytic fungi subsist on dead or decaying matter; mycorrhizal fungi form a symbiotic or mutually beneficial relationship with the rootlets of plants [mostly trees]. Most mycorrhizal fungi are host-specific, they grow only with one kind of tree. About four-fifths of all vascular plants form associations between their roots and fungi; these associations play a critical role in plant nutrition and distribution. A. muscaria belongs to the third category. Parasitic fungi attack living organisms.
They are the most important single cause of plant diseases; well over 5000 species of fungi attack economically valuable crop and garden plants, as well as many wild plants. Certain fungi attack living trees, causing enormous losses to the world's timber crop. Other fungi are the cause of serious diseases in humans and domestic animals.
"Fungi are those plants which are colourless; they have no green chlorophyll within them, and it is this green substance which enables the higher plants to build up, under the influence of sunlight, the starches and sugars which ultimately form our food. Having no chlorophyll, fungi cannot use the energy of the sun and must therefore adapt another method of life. They either live as parasites on other living plants or animals, or they live on decaying matter ... Fungi differ from flowering plants in their chemical influence upon the air. They absorb oxygen and exhale carbonic acid, performing the same office in this respect as animals, which they most resemble in chemical composition. The odours they emit in decay are more like putrescent animal than vegetable matter ... Their office in the organized world is to check exuberance of growth, to facilitate decomposition, to regulate the balance of the component elements of the atmosphere, to promote fertility and to nourish myriads of the smaller members of the animal kingdom ... Certain of the species represent a danger to our existing food supply; the parasites on wheat, rye [Secale], corn [Ustilago] and on potato plants [Solanum tuberosum aegrotans] have of recent years been of study by scientific agriculturists ... Yet many of them perform useful and even beneficent functions, such as yeasts ... In ancient times the eating of fungi was a common practice. The Romans especially favoured the Boleti."
Fungi require free oxygen and large amounts of water and of carbohydrates or other carbon sources for growth. Sugars such as glucose and levulose are usable by most fungi, but the use of other carbon sources depends on the ability of the fungus to produce suitable enzymes. Some of the mycorrhizal fungi may use nitrogen from the atmosphere, but all of the others depend on nitrates, ammonium salts, or other inorganic or organic nitrogen compounds. Other elements necessary for fungus growth include potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and sulphur. Traces of iron, manganese, copper, molybdenum, zinc, and gallium and small amounts of growth substances also are necessary. Some fungi are at least partially deficient in one or more of these growth substances. The enzymes of fungi enable them to act upon a variety of substances.
A group of enzymes, called the zymase complex, permits yeasts to carry on alcoholic fermentation. Glycogen, a substance related to starch and dextrin, is the most common reserve carbohydrate of fungi.
Fungi are nature's recyclers, the soil's replenishers. In recent years many fungi have been discovered in polluted rivers and streams. These fungi participate in the natural decomposition of sewage.
In feeding on dead or decaying matter, fungi reduce complex organic compounds to simpler building blocks. Thereby, plants can re-use them. Thus, fungi are life-destroyers as well as givers.
"Their activities are as necessary to the continued existence of the world as are those of the food producers. Decomposition releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and returns nitrogenous compounds and other materials to the soil where they can be used again by plants and eventually by animals. It is estimated that, on the average, the top 20 centimetres of fertile soil may contain nearly 5 metric tons of fungi and bacteria per hectare. As decomposers, fungi often come into direct conflict with human interests. Equipped with a powerful arsenal of enzymes that break down organic products, fungi are often nuisances and are sometimes highly destructive. Especially true in the tropics, because warmth and dampness promote fungal growth; it is estimated that during World War II less than 50% of the military supplies sent to tropical areas arrived in usable condition. Fungi attack cloth, paint, cartons, leather, waxes, jet fuel, insulation on cables and wires, photographic film, and even the coating of the lenses of optical equipment - in fact, almost any conceivable substance. The importance of fungi as commercial pests is enhanced by their ability to grow under a wide range of conditions. The qualities of fungi that make them such important pests also make them commercially valuable. Many fungi (yeasts) are useful because of their ability to produce substances such as ethanol and carbon dioxide, which plays a central role in baking."
"Evil-smelling fungi are always to be regarded with distrust. It is a suspicious sign of dangerous qualities, if a fungus on being cut or bruised quickly turns deep blue or greenish, also if it is noticed that a small piece broken from a freshly-gathered fungus when tasted leaves, instead of an agreeable, nutty flavour, a sharp tingling on the tongue, or is in any way bitter ... The poisonous Amanitas should not be very liable to be mistaken for the mushroom, since the top of the cap is usually coloured, from yellow through shades of orange to red or occasionally olive brown."
Man has classified the diversity of living things in a variety of ways based on their more striking features and metabolic criteria. The most fundamental distinction has traditionally been between animals (motile and food-ingesting) and plants (static and apparently drawing their nutrients from the soil or in some instances from other plants). The fundamental features of green plants are that they are utilizing energy from light, and autotrophs, synthesizing their organic components from atmospheric carbon dioxide. Animals on the other hand are chemotrophs, obtaining energy from organic materials, and heterotrophs, utilizing the same materials as the source of carbon for the synthesis of their own organic components.
Fungi resemble plants, but they lack chloroplasts and do not photosynthesize, therefore they are unable to synthesis their energy requirements from sunlight as plants do.
They also have no direct evolutionary connection with plants. On the fundamental metabolic criteria it is clear that fungi resemble animals rather than plants. Yet, fungi clearly aren’t animals, nor do they resemble bacteria or protozoa. Based on their multicellular nature and mode of nutrition, Whittaker placed fungi in their own kingdom.
Fungi: mushrooms, rusts, smuts, puffballs, truffles, morels, molds and yeasts, as well as many less well-known organisme.
Fungi play a crucial role in the organised world and this should be reflected in homoeopathic literature (Vermeulen, 2002: 23).
Made und Pilz = Symbol der Regeneration/beiden beziehen Leben aus Verfallendem.
Pilzen leben von organischem Material wie Mensch/Pflanzen leben von Mineralischen + Sonne
Pilzen stehen zwischen Pflanzen und Tieren/enthalten Glycogen wie Tieren + enthalten Chitin wie Insekten/Atmen Sauerstoff
Pilzen = wohl bekommend/giftig/= 1/3 aller Pflanzen
Enthalten Se. + Chitin. [(H + N (wenig) + O + C/Verbindungen sind Zellulose ähnLICH/wird u.a. abgebaut durch Choleraerreger (= Vibrio cholerae)
Fungi may be a kind of chameleon. in lower nature.
It is difficult to know if a fungus is:
commensal = "just there"/Kommensal bedeutet Organism im System, die keine Krankheit verursacht
"mutualist" on the borderline to being pathogenic,
"parasite" = takes nutrients
pathogenic = producing toxins or infection.
In medicine are epidermophytes [Microsporum (= Ringworm Darmnosoden)/Trichophyton (Ursache Hautkrankheit)],
molds [Mucor (verminderte Leucozythenzahl)/Fusarium cephalospores (Antibiotikum/allergen)/Aspergillus (Haut/Ohren/Nasennebenhöhlen/Lunge/Metastasen: Herz/Niere/ZNS/in Heu/Kompost/“Fluch des Pharao“)/Pen./yeasts (Cand./Cryptococcus (= "Hidden Sphere")/Saccharomyces (= Zuckerhefen)/Trichosporum (= Ust)/Geotrichum (überal anwesend),
dimorph fungi [Blastomyces (many symptomps)/Histoplasma (Faeces birds/bats/Lungs)/Coccidioides (flu-like/lungs)/Sporothrix (soil/hay/sphagnum moss/roses/enters through small abrasions in
the skin/lungs/handling cats with the disease)].
a) Anxiety (also felt as a deeper physical sensation felt in various parts of the body, but which stems from a more deep-seated anxious mentality)
b) Confusion of mind (own identity).
c) Delusions (a remedy from this kingdom should not be considered without some sense of delusions).
d) Irritability (physical level - sensation level).
Physical plane of manifestation:
a) Involuntary movements (twitching and jerking)
b) Paraesthesia and Neuralgia
Paraesthesiae, defined as “spontaneously occurring abnormal tingling sensations”, is also referred to as “pins and needles”. It is usually due to partial damage to peripheral nerves, such as external pressure, and may be due to damage of sensory fibers in the spinal cord (Oxford, 1998: 484). Neuralgia is usually described as a burning or stabbing [shooting] pain that follows the course of a nerve (Oxford 1998: 442). It is a form of peripheral neuropathy, a syndrome of sensory loss [numbness], atrophy and vasomotor symptoms. These conditions reflect the affinity of the fungi remedies too the peripheral nervous system.
c) Increased sexual desire and masturbation. strong influence on the sexual desires of both male and female (leading to sexual pathology, nymphomania and an uncontrollable desire to masturbate). No evidence of violence was found by the researcher to relate to this desire.
d) Female sexual organs (uterus and menstrual cycle). Haemorrhage and leucorrhoea. Itching and burning especially on the external female sexual organs.
e) Haemorrhagic tendencies and congestive symptoms. Complications of circulatory disturbances are also noted by the researcher, such as gangrenous conditions.
f) Chilly sensations and reaction to cold. General aversion to cold, and tendency to become cold easily and < cold (air/weather/food/drink)/sensations of coldness in parts).
g) Ailments from suppression (suppression of other sensation or symptoms, as-well-as from sexual excesses or abuse)
h) Ailments from excessive coitus/sexual abuse
“On fire, very hot; intense; hotly discussed”
Passion (Sex); Irritation; Restlessness
“tickling sensation in skin, causing a desire to scratch”
“strong involuntary contraction of muscle”
“deprived of the power to feel”
“without water or moister; thirsty; boring or dull”
“having a great weight; a great amount of force; full of sadness or worry”
“to pull something heavy along; continue slowly and dully”
Sphere of Action:
a) Central Nervous System
b) Peripheral Nervous System
c) Circulation - haemorrhage tendencies
d) Female Sexual Organs (uterine and menstrual complaints)
e) Male Sexual Organs (sexual desire and masturbation)
Thema: Symbiose/Abgrenzung/Parasitäres Verhalten: ABhängig von Bezugspersonen/zu wenig Kontakt mit der Umwelt. Sexuelle Grenzüberschreitung
Agaricus. muscarius cutis rubra w
Agar-ca.. Enthält: Vit. D
Agar-e. = Agar + verlangt kaltes Wasser + >.
Agar-ph. = Agar + Krämpfe + Durst.
Schweißausbrüche, Bauchschmerzen, Erbrechen, Durchfälle.
Folgen: Störung des Säure – Basen – Gleichgewichts im Blut durch Zunahme saurer Stoffwechselprodukte, Wadenkrämpfe, Austrocknung des Körpers durch den hohen
Wasserverlust infolge des Erbrechens und der Durchfälle (Dehydration, Exsikkose).
Cortinarius caperatus = gypsy. mushroom
* Ascomycetes = Schlauchpilzen
liefern Antibiotika (Pen)/Cyclops (schaltet Immunsystem aus)/Nahrung (brewer's yeast/baker's yeast)/direkte Nahrung (morels/truffles)/befallen Feldfrüchte (Sec).
Aspergillus oryzae (= Teil Sake)
Aspergillis chonditrin Lebt in sauerstoffreichen Umgebung/kohlenhydratreichen Substraten/brauchen Feuchtigkeit (= Tuberkelbacil.-ähnLICH).
Aspergillus niger = Pharaos Fluch.
Cand.-u. = Tor.
Cerev-lg = Bierhefe
Nectrin. ditissima = Obstbaumkrebs/= Cylindrocarpon willkommii/= Galle
Nectria cinnabarina = kleine stipjes op dode takken.
Tuber aestivum = Zomertruffel
Tuber magnatum = Weiße Truffel
Boletus edulis = Gemeine Steinpilz Enthält: Vit. D
Boletus fomentarius enthält Fum-ac.
Bov. = Lach-ähnlich ohne Neid/Bosheit + < Menses frostig
Chotosan = Fettschwamm bindet Fetten + werden unverdaut ausgeschieden
Hericium erinaceus = Igelstachelbart
Cryptococcus Beschwerden: fever/fatigue/chest pain/dry cough/abdomen swollen/headache/blurred vision/confused
Panaeolus mushrooms [= Düngerlinge/= Gattung giftiger o. giftverdächtiger Pilze (= Tinterlinge/= Coprinaceae)]/an grasbewachsenen Standorten mit Dungablagerungen (auf Weideflächen mit Viehzucht)/Kulturfolger/enthalten mehr o. weniger Psilocybin/Psilocin/Serot/Harnstoff/Trypt. Etheogen.
Phal. = Agar-ähnlich
Psil.= LSD.-ähnlich/= Serot-ähnlich
Ust. = Sec-ähnlich
Ust-equiseti = braune Flecken auf Equis-a.
Ustilago nuda = Loose smut./lebt auf Trit-v + Hordeum vulgare