Ep. 102: The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible & The Psilocybin Chef Cookbook (feat. Dr. K Mandrake & Virginia Haze)

All the information discussed in this episode is for educational and entertainment purposes only! We do not encourage the use of any illicit and/or regulated substance.   

Today on the Mushroom Hour Podcast we have the honor of speaking with authors Virginia Haze and Dr. K. Mandrake. Dr. Mandrake is a proponent of psychedelics from both a scientific and personal growth perspective. His long and varied education has mostly centered on biology, toxicology and mycology, culminating in a PhD in microbiology, which greatly influenced his home mushroom growing methods. Virginia Haze is a prolific writer and photographer with many books under her belt. She’s a regular contributor to publications that focus on recreational drugs and her photography has appeared in many books. She learned to grow mushrooms under the tutelage of Dr. K. Mandrake, has co-authored two books on the growing and use of shrooms, and has since become a fierce proponent of psilocybin decriminalization and the dissemination of science-backed information relating to psychedelics. I’m excited to speak with these two myconauts today about the two works they’ve written together, “The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible” and “The Psilocybin Chef Cookbook”.   


  • Discovering Psilocybin - UK Prohibition & Thai Milkshakes  
  • First Attempts at Cultivation  
  • Impact of Local Climate on Cultivation  
  • Precautions in Exploring Cultivation  
  • Sourcing Spores  
  • Cultivation Hardware & Equipment  
  • Contending with Contamination  
  • Cultivation Cycle  
  • Substrate Recipes   
  • Monotub & Different Teks  
  • Strains & Testing of Psilocybe cubensis  
  • Dehydration & Preparation Methods  
  • Magic Mushroom Recipes  
  • Impact of the Books  


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