Gary Lincoff's Field Guide to North American Mushrooms!
Paul Stament's Mycellium Running
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge, by Terence McKenna (Bantam, 1992) A wide ranging exploration,characterized by the author as "A Radical History of Plants, Drugs,
and Human Evolution", that looks at the connections between human historical uses of mind altering plants as "doorways to the divine." Everything from mushrooms, cannabis, coca and alcohal to sugar, tea, coffee and chocolate is considered.
Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion, by R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, Jonathan Ott and Carl A. P. Ruck (Yale, 1986) The authors, scholars in the field of ethnomycology [i.e. the study of the role of mushrooms in world cultures], present a variety of fascinating essays on subjects as diverse as the ancient Hindu sacred drink Soma, the Eleusinian mysteries, mushrooms and the death