Mushroom Shaman

Mana Pottery Mushroom Shaman design

The earliest depiction of entheogenic mushroom consumption might be a cave painting found in the upper Tassili plateau of northern Algeria that dates to 5,000 B.C. The Mushroom Shaman is depicted as a glowing light-being with mushrooms protruding from all parts of his body. His turban is actually his pet snake wrapped turban-like around his head. Entheogenic drinks were believed to be a gift from the gods that allowed individuals to temporarily shed their ego and find deeper levels of connection with other people.