Reishi and Leia drop in at Finca AMRTA in Costa Rica to discuss favorite herbs & fungi and how they impact our consciousness, particularly synergy of non-Psychedelic plants and fungi paired with entheogenic plants and fungi. Reishi also speaks to the techniques of microdosing and offers critical commentary on the popular “Stamets Stack”. We close the episode with a call to respect and protect the wild populations of plants (particularly those becoming popularized) and the indigenous people who steward the traditions surrounding their use.
Reishi Strauss is an Appalachian-born herbalist and mycologist now based in the Pacific Northwest, where she attended Bastyr University and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Herbal Science. A lover of the intersections between science and spirit, Reishi loves to connect with plants in the laboratory, in the forest, in a witches’ brew under the full moon, and research databases. A believer in the psychedelic nature of ALL plants, Reishi has a strong passion to weave together all plants and mushrooms into the tapestry of human relationship. She is also passionate about utilizing plant medicines in a way that is respectful and reciprocal to the Earth and the indigenous communities who steward them.
Connect with Reishi more through her Instagram @earth_and_spirit or check out her plant medicine creations on her website