Created July 24, 2007; Revised August 29, 2007, September 13, 30, 2008, February 24, 2009, December 2, 2009, September 23, 2011, February 14, 2012; March 25, 2013 ; April 28, 2013; November 23, 2013; and April 1, 2015.
Copyright 1999-2015 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. Enjoy!

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

An Ethnopharmacological Update on the Occurrence, Cultivation, Chemical Analysis, and SEM photography of Neurotropic Fungi from Thailand, Cambodia, and Other Regions of South and Southeast Asia.
A Chemical Referral and Reference Guide to the Known Species of Psilocine and Psilocybine Containing Mushrooms and Their Published Analysis and Bluing Reactions: An Update and Revised List.
The Unintentional Misinterpretation of a Psilocybian Species from Fiji with a Species from Japan by R. Gordon Wasson as Published in an Article
Appearing in a 1959 Issue of the Herbalist.
A New Sesquiterpenoid Metabolite from Psilocybe samuiensis.

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.
Sex, Mushrooms and Rock and Roll.
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 Mushrooms of Australia and New Zealand
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.
The Shit, The Flies, The Spores, The Shrooms, and the Ants
Species Identification and Chemical Analysis of Psychoactive Fungi in the Hawaiian Islands (Journal Version).
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 of Tiel (Magazine Articles).
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 Peter G. Werner.  
Psilocybe allenii, a new bluing species from the Pacific Coast, USA.

The Poems and Songs of John W. Allen.

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

Magazine Articles by John W. Allen

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  
Mighty The Squirrel Meets the Beables - A Record by John W. Allen with the Beatles.

Articles by Other Scholars
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