SAS lecture 11

SAS lecture 11 - REMINDER Posted readings and website links...

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This document will be updated as the lectures progress. Check regularly SAS 30 Class site on MyUCDavis. The Websites or posted readings related to topics discussed in lecture Lecture 1, 2 and 3: Introduction to fungi: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fungi/fungi.html Lecture 4: Lichens: http://www.lichen.com/index.html Truffles: http://www.natruffling.org/faq.htm Sonoma County CA collecting: http://www.somamushrooms.org/foraging/proposals.html Lecture 5: http://www.garstang.us/emperors/claudius.htm poisoning of Claudius http://www.historyswomen.com/moregreatwomen/Locusta.html Locusta http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0423-03.htm Chernobyl 20 yrs later. Ban on mushroom hunting Lecture 6: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/820108-overview Lecture 7: See posted reading for an article about Santa and Shamans Lecture 9: Mushroom cultivation….see posted reading PDF Lecture 8 and 10: http://www.angelfire.com/realm/bodhisattva/maria.html Maria Sabina http://leda.lycaeum.org/?ID=10478 The redisovery of Teonanacatl; Wasson’s ethanomycological ventures in Mexico http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Evans_Schultes biosketch of Shultes http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/kreca1.html US government/drugs/CIA http://www.stainblue.com/ah.html Albert Hofman biosketch REMINDER Posted readings and website links Rye Staple crop by 11 th Century ` Poland Germany France First cultivated ~ 5 th Century
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ERGOT, A NASTY FUNGUS, INTRODUCED WITH RYE sclerotia Rye Claviceps purpurea Claviceps purpurea Saint Anthony's Fire Ergotamine, a secondary metabolite called an alkaloid ERGOTISM 800 A.D. Symptoms: Giddiness Fatigue Nausea Pain in limbs Mild Muscle spasms Formication Severe Convulsions Vasoconstriction Gangrene Extreme
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Enter the Temple Fast Drink Kykeon Hallucinations Tremors The Great Eleusinian Mysteries The Eleusinian Mysteries, were the most sacred and revered of all the ritual celebrations of ancient Greece. Did Kykeon contain ergot? Yes, according to Gordon Wasson and Albert Hoffman Initiation ceremonies begun in ancient Greece around 1700 BC and lasting for more than 2,000 years See Visions Peter the Great while credited with dragging Russia out of the medieval times to become a leading eastern European state failed in his attempt to conquer Turkey and get a warm water port Peter the Great
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Horses consumed contaminated grain 20,000 died Troops did too Invasion of Turkey might otherwise have been successful but the course of history was changed by ergot During the period from 1520 to 1630 there were over 30,000 werewolf trials in France alone.
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2009 for the course SAS 89957 taught by Professor David gilchrist during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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