Companion to the film Fantastic Fungi
. Edited by Paul Stamets. With contributions from Paul Stamets, Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, Eugenia Bone, and many more professional and amateur mycologists, artists, foodies, ecologists, doctors, and explorers. This all-star team joined with time-lapse master Louie Schwartzberg to create Fantastic Fungi, the life-affirming, mind-bending film about mushrooms and their mysterious interwoven rootlike filaments called mycelium. What they reveal will blow your mind and possibly save the planet. This visually compelling companion book will expand upon the film in every way through extended transcripts, new essays and interviews, and additional facts about the fantastic realm of fungi. In this book, learn about the incredible communication network of mycelium under our feet, which has the proven ability to restore the planet’s ecosystems, repair our health, and resurrect our symbiotic relationship with nature. Motivating both the visually stunning film and this follow-up book is an urgent mission to change human consciousness and restore our planet. 184 pages, hardcover.