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Saturday, August 15 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
How to Get Rid of Evil Spirits

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Since we seldom think of fungi as being in the Arctic or Subarctic, it might come as a surprise to learn that northern Native people have traditionally used fungi in a variety of ways — as insect smudges (Cree), chewing tobacco (Yupik and Inupiaq), styptics (Inuit), and as a means of getting rid of evil spirits (Chukchi).   Dr. Lawrence Millman will offer you a tour of these uses as well as give you an introduction to ethnomycology.

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Lawrence Millman

Author-mycologist-Arctic explorer-raconteur Lawrence Millman has written 16 books, including such titles as Last Places, Hiking to Siberia, Lost in the Arctic, The Wrong Handed Man, and Lost in the Arctic. His mycological books include Fascinating Fungi of New England, the first ever guidebook to New England fungi,and Giant Polypores & Stoned Reindeer, a group of essays about his travels in search of rare, unusual, or entheogenic fungi. One... Read More →


Saturday August 15, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435

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