Books By Paul Stamets

Fungi Perfecti founder and president Paul Stamets has been a dedicated mycologist for over 40 years.

Mix & Match any of Paul Stamets’ books for a discount! 
  • 2 books: 10% off
  • 3-4 books: 15% off
  • 5 or more books: 20% off

    Fungi Perfecti founder and president Paul Stamets has been a dedicated mycologist for over 40 years.

    Mix & Match any of Paul Stamets’ books for a discount! 
    • 2 books: 10% off
    • 3-4 books: 15% off
    • 5 or more books: 20% off

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      Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi: habitat, medicinal use, and production.

      He lectures extensively to deepen the understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep taken on this path of life. His presentations cover a range of mushroom species and research showing how mushrooms can help the health of people and planet. His central premise is that habitats have immune systems, just like people, and mushrooms are cellular bridges between the two. Our close evolutionary relationship to fungi can be the basis for novel pairings in the microbiome that lead to greater sustainability and immune enhancement.

      Paul’s philosophy is that “MycoDiversity is BioSecurity.” He sees the ancient Old Growth forests of the Pacific Northwest as a resource of incalculable value, especially in terms of its fungal genome. A dedicated hiker and explorer, his passion is to preserve and protect as many ancestral strains of mushrooms as possible from these pristine woodlands. His research is considered breakthrough by thought leaders for creating a paradigm shift for helping ecosystems worldwide.

      Paul is the author of six books (including Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World, Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, and Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World), he has discovered and named numerous new species of psilocybin mushrooms, and is the founder and owner of Fungi Perfecti, LLC, makers of the Host Defense Mushrooms (www.hostdefense.com) supplement line.

      He has received numerous awards, including: Invention Ambassador (2014-2015) for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Mycologist Award (2014) from the North American Mycological Association (NAMA), and the Gordon & Tina Wasson Award (2015) from the Mycological Society of America (MSA). His work has entered into the mainstream of popular culture. In the new Star Trek: Discovery series on CBS, the Science Officer is portrayed by an Astromycologist.... a Lt. Paul Stamets. Paul's work with mycelium is a central theme of this series.

      Paul funds research to save rare strains of mushrooms that dwell within the old growth forests. He is a collaborator with numerous scientific organizations and research institutes. Currently he is testing extracts of these rare strains at the NIH (National Institutes of Health/Virology) and with Washington State University/United States Department of Agriculture against a wide panel of viruses pathogenic to humans, animals and bees.

      “We are now fully engaged in the sixth Major Extinction (“6 X”) on planet Earth. Our biosphere is quickly changing, eroding the life support systems that have allowed humans to ascend. Unless we put into action policies and technologies that can cause a course correction in the very near future, species diversity will continue to plummet, with humans not only being the primary cause, but one of the victims. What can we do? Fungi, particularly mushrooms, offer some powerful, practical solutions, which can be put into practice now.”
      The Mushroom Cultivator

      The Mushroom Cultivator

      $34.95

      By Paul Stamets and J.S. Chilton. This book details the cultivation of 16 edible (including the Button/Portobello mushrooms) and psychoactive speci...

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      $34.95
      Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World

      Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World

      $32.50

      By Paul Stamets. The most comprehensive field guide to the psilocybin-active species ever published, this field guide illustrates a wide range of s...

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      $32.50
      Special Price for 5 of Paul Stamets' Books

      Special Price for 5 of Paul Stamets' Books

      $125.00

      Buy five books by Paul Stamets for a special discount price! Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms The Mushroom Cultivator Psilocybin Mushroom...

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      $125.00
      MycoMedicinals®: an Informational Treatise on Mushrooms

      MycoMedicinals®: an Informational Treatise on Mushrooms

      $9.95

      By Paul Stamets, assisted by C. Dusty Wu Yao. Written by a mycologist and mushroom cultivator with more than 30 years of experience in the field, t...

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      $9.95
      From Bears and Trees to Mushrooms and Bees: A Children's Book

      From Bears and Trees to Mushrooms and Bees: A Children's Book

      $12.95

      Description Written by David Marshall with Paul Stamets, Illustrated by David Marshall. Foreword by Paul Stamets. In this book the main character M...

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      $12.95
      Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

      Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

      $44.95

      Description By Paul Stamets. Expanded to 574 pages and more than 500 photographs and diagrams, this fully updated edition of the internationally ac...

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      $44.95
      Mycelium Running

      Mycelium Running

      $35.00

      Description This book is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. Setting the stage for the mycorestoration revolution, Mycelium Running ...

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      $35.00
      From Bears and Trees to Mushrooms and Bees: A Children's Book

      From Bears and Trees to Mushrooms and Bees: A Children's Book, Limited Edition

      $100.00

      Description Special Hardcover Edition: 200 copies only. Destined to become a collector's item! Written by David Marshall with Paul Stamets, Illustr...

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      $100.00

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