Created July 24, 2007; Revised August 29, 2007, September 13, 30, 2008, February 24, 2009, December 2, 2009, September 23, 2011, February 14, 2012 and March 25, 2013.
Copyright 1999-2013 by John W. Allen

Mushroom John's Tales of the Shrooms
Presents: The Written Words of John W. Allen

A majority of the published articles appearing below here as published by John W. Allen along with numerous scholarly co-authors may be viewed in two separate forms. Of course, not all articles were extended or expanded for this website. Some of the published articles appearing on these pages are actual 100% as printed, Some from the actual journal reprints presented to the authors by the publishers of the journals and then, some of the same articles were written as published, except to some extent, were hand-typed and expanded, including new additional text and data not published as submitted to the journals in which my articles appeared. Also, in some of the re-hand-typed versions, a majority of the black and white photographs were removed and excellent colored photographs were then added to improve the quality of the content as well as providing the reader, whether student, teacher, scholar, and/or amateur who shared with all shroom lovers, information only available to those who enjoy surfing this cool site which displays for the public, more than 15,000 photographs related to many of the various sundry fields of Ethnomycology, providing them a chance to improve their knowledge of all aspects associated with these fungi and their history. Replacing such data and adding into older works, I have given much of my life, time and money to be able to go to exotic countries throughout the world to bring to all of you, a better outlook of what these mushrooms are, what they do to one who enjoys the symbiosis they obtain while in communion with the mushrooms and in tune with all life that surrounds their aura while they bioassay their findings and report to many, what they saw, felt, understood, and most of all, learned from their experience. This restoration of many articles greatly improved the quality of the content in those expanded versions of my writings. As noted, my Hawaiian paper that I honored my colleague, Dr. Mark D. Merlin by his accepting the position of 1st author, appeared in an issue of the "Journal of Ethnopharmacology." An example is the reprint here of my paper, Species Identification of Psychoactive Agarics in the Hawaiian Islands." The actual article posted here is shorter than the original version in the "Journal of Ethnopharmacology." Yet the book version is over 52 pages with only 4 colored photos and colored cover. The version posted here on my site is even longer than that of my book by a few pages. It has more text and photos than the original article. Enjoy!

30 Published Papers of John W. Allen. Many black and white photos replaced with color prints for high quality.

The Occurrence, Use and Detection of Psilocine, Psilocybine and Baeocystine in Psilocybe villarrealiae from Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
The Occurrence, Recreational Use, Cultivation, and Chemistry of Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata, a new Bluing Species (Agaricales) from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Ethnomycological Journals: Sacred Mushroom Studies Vol. VIII
Abstract of Lecture at Southeast Asian Conference, Hua Hin, Thailand, 1998
The Ascent and Spread of Psilocybian Consciousness (with James Arthur).
My Review of Arik Moonhawk Roper's, "A Visionary Guide To Mushroom Magick."
A Review of Andy Letcher's book, Shrooms: A Cultural History.
A Dysphoric Reaction To Psilocybe cyanescens.
Magic Mushroom Farms of the Nederlands.
Teonanacatl: Ancient Shamanic Mushroom Names of Mesoamerica and other Regions of the World.
The Aztecs and the Mushrooms.
Psychoactive Mushroom Use in Koh Samui and Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand.
Psychoactive Mushroom Use in Thailand: Some Aspects of their Relationships to Human Use, Law and Art.
A New Bluing Psilocybe from Thailand.
A New Bluing Psilocybe from Thailand. - PDF VERSION WITH PHOTO.
The Ethnomycology, Biochemistry, and Cultivation of Psilocybe samuiensis
Commercial Activities related to Psychoactive Fungi Use in Thailand.
Species Identification and Chemical Analysis of Psychoactive Fungi in the Hawaiian Islands (Extended Version).
A Private Inquiry into the 1972 Death of John Gomilla Jr. who died after allegedly consuming 10 magic mushrooms in Hawaii.
Observations Regarding the Suspected Psychoactive Properties of Panaeolus Foenisecci Maire.
Close Encounters of the Panaeolus Kind.
Mushroom Pioneers.
Distribution of the Hallucinogenic P. antioquensis Guzmán et al. (Agaricomycetideae) in Colombia, Mexico and Cambodia.
Fresh Mushrooms
Mushrooms In Paradise: Hawaiian Style.
Wasson's First Voyage
A New Record of Psilocybe pegleriana in Asia (Basidiomicotina, Agaricales, Strophariaceae).
Psilocybian Mushroom Cultivation: A Brief History (With Jochen Gartz, Ph.D.)
A Worldwide Geographical Distribution of the Neurotropic Fungi (Slow Loading with pictures).
A Worldwide Geographical Distribution of the Neurotropic Fungi (Photos not posted yet).

The Taxonomy and ITS DNA Sequencing of Psilocybe allenii Borovicka, Rockefeller, and P. G. Werner.  
Psilocybe allenii, a new bluing species from the Pacific Coast, USA.

The Poems and Songs of John W. Allen.

  Mighty The Squirrel Meets the Beables - A Record by John W. Allen with the Beatles. Plus a Magazine article in Shroomtalk about how Mushroom John recorded with the Beatles on his record and a 1964 photo of John looking like a young Paul McCartney

A Biography and Bibliography of John W. Allen aka Mushroom John

Magazine Articles by John W. Allen

Articles by Other Scholars - Page 2
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