Amanita muscaria var. formosa, to be precise. (I'm a mushroom taxonomy geek.) That particular species is toxic, but has psychoactive properties. A man named Gordon Wasson has a theory that this particular mushroom (the var. muscaria, which is red but otherwise similar) was the ancient "soma" used by the peoples that called themselves "Aryans". In any case, your avatar is a powerful ethnogen (but don't try them, they WILL make you sick beyond imagination, according to the literature). Only the yellow 'formosa' form grows here in Pennsylvania, where I live.
ha haha ... thanks. Ralwus told me as much yesterday. I never eat wild mushrooms because I dont like the idea of dying. They grow in my yard. I have alot of wierd things in my yard. I have wondered for some time if they were "magic" mushrooms, but had no clue of how to find out. I really like mushrooms and toadstools, and I took this picture because I thought it was pretty, all yellow, orange and red. Thanks for the info again. But I still dont knwo what kind of animal I am?
I adopted the lowly cockroach as my spirit animal. Yes, that's right. I wanted to upgrade its reputation, but it's been an uphill battle, and I've received lots of angry emails from cockroaches who object to being associated with me...
I'm 100% convinced that my spirit animal is a cat. They possess the type of qualities I would like to see more of in myself: freedom, independence, contentment and loyalty. On the other hand they can be defensive when ruffled and completely indifferent at times. They are also prone to laziness, sleeping and eating.
There are various "find your animal spirit" quizzes on the Internet. In one I came out as a spider, in another a porcupine. Once on a seminar we divined our animal spirits and mine was a dog. However, like most people, my animal spirit of choice would be something more grand. A dragon for instance - which is also my Chinese astrological sign.
I have dreamt of mine many times, I have twin white tigers, both male, one with bight crystal blue eyes named Tor and his brother with deep navy blue eyes named Thor. But truthfully I have dreamt all creatures and we all have talked to one another and they have always saved me and I them. but mostly it has been my sweet Tor and Thor
Open question to everyone who has answered or has an answer to the original question: How have you discovered you spirit animal? Is it based on how you view your self? Is it something you see inside of you when you reflect? How did you come to your conclusion?
Several have mentioned quizzes, but surely those lack variety...