48. The Mycelium is the Message - Interview with Peter McCoy, author of Radical Mycology
Attention: calling all citizen scientists, farmers, homesteaders, and back-to-the-land types —
Mother Mycelium wants YOU to join the ranks of the few, the proud, and the brave who’ve taken up the cause of radical mycology!
For this week’s installment of the Good Life Revival Podcast (no. 48), I had the pleasure of speaking with thee rad mycologist himself, Peter McCoy.
Peter is the author of the indispensable 2016 tome Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing & Working With Fungi, which details essentially everything that we collectively know about fungi in the 21st century.
Most recently, Peter launched Mycologos, the “world's first online and in-person school dedicated to the art and science of working with fungi.”
Mycology — the study of fungi — is a very young science, and there is vast potential for creative individuals to make groundbreaking new discoveries and chart courses through completely uncharted fungal territory.
Peter’s bio says he speaks on behalf of the fungi, and if the thrust of his message is any indication, the fungi are delighted that we’ve finally taken an interest in them as more than just “funny-looking plants” (fun fact: fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants).
They — and he — would love for you to join us in (re)affirming the sanctity of the mycelial network that unites all beings at the crossroads of life and death. Fungi are incredibly powerful allies who we have only just begun to learn how to work with, and you can be a part of the revolution!
The future is fungi!
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