Are Mushrooms From Outer Space?
By David “Avocado” Wolfe | March 2013
There has been a resurgence of interest in mushrooms. It is coming from all directions at once. Chefs looking to expand their culinary skills. Teens and young adults experimenting with magic mushrooms. Botanists forging into the wild frontier of botany—mushroom research. Chocolatiers discovering ancient recipes utilizing mushrooms. Health enthusiasts, along with those facing health challenges, delving into medicinal mushrooms.
I recently wrote a book on a mushroom, Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms. In that book, I dove into a concept that orbits around mycological circles, but rarely sees the light of day: from where does this great class of life forms—the mushrooms—originate?
According to mycological legend, originally (perhaps millions or even billions of years ago), dormant mushroom spores from distant planets were carried by cosmic winds or meteors into the Earth’s atmosphere. The spores subsequently deposited themselves upon the lands and waterways. As primitive bacterial and algae life forms developed, multiplied, and moved upon the land, their carbon and silicon wastes eventually formed a soil substrate that allowed the mushroom spores to leave their dormant state and “sprout” into mycelium-developing mushroom organisms whose preliminary evolutionary goal was to establish an ecosystem of multi-celled organisms.
The preliminary work develops as the mushroom mycelium sets itself up to network and nourish multi-celled carbohydrate-forming organisms (chlorophyll-gifted organisms). In return, the mushrooms are fed nutrients by these chlorophyll-rich plants. Eventually, the way is paved for the roots of multi-celled land shrubs and trees while helping to build soil, a process that eventually culminates in the development of lush forests.
In addition, the running mycelium in the soil protects local DNA from cosmic and volcanic radiation damage, sponges up radioactive isotopes, and detoxifies the environment.1
The ultimate evolutionary goal of the mushroom (in the cosmic vision) is to generate vast, inspired forestscapes, at which time an aspect of the mushroom kingdom evolves into polypores (wood-eating mushrooms like the famous medicinal mushrooms: reishi, chaga, maitake, shiitake, trametes, hericium, etc.). Wood is a more ennobled substrate or growth medium for mushrooms than a chaotic and mixed soil environment. The polypore works to liberate powerful levitational forces, monoatomic (Ormus) minerals (which are metals that behave like silicon-based ceramics), metals, sulfur, silicon, carbon, and hydrogen from the Earth and atmosphere. These elements and forces are concentrated by trees and reconcentrated by polypores in order to form fruiting bodies and spores. Because of each tree’s affinity for levitational matter (in particular, hydrogen, sulfur, carbon, and Ormus minerals), they concentrate these substances over their lifetime, eventually accumulating enough to create potent spores in fungal growth.
My observations have taught me that when a polypore mushroom releases its spores, they come out in a puff, as part of a highly energetic action, and levitate upward, like smoke. The spores are then borne upon the wind and carried both near and far. Continuing the cosmic vision, a spore’s eventual goal is to be carried back into space in its attempt to “fall into the Sun.” Levity on Earth basically means the inherent “desire” to fall into the Sun.
The polypore spores, upon dispersal, contain enough levitative substances (with inherent attraction to the Sun) and perfection in their geometries of shape (spherical and egg shapes) that, through the Coriolis effect on actions of weather and wind, they can be carried so high that some actually escape the Earth’s atmosphere and enter into the vacuum of space on their way to the Sun. Through the slingshot effect, some of these spores could be hurtled to the outer planets and eventually out of the solar system. Others would fall into the Sun, or simply be destroyed by cosmic forces.
The surviving spores travel with new information about planet Earth and upgraded genetics from their experience here. Eventually these spores may find a new home on another young planet, where the ecosystem-building process can begin anew.
The “raw Earth to forestscape” developmental processes may take millions or billions of years. In the meantime, the mushrooms develop themselves and other life forms by helping to construct healthier soil life and plants, building the foundation for trees and forests (as we have seen), and, importantly, acting as medicines for conscious beings who develop on that planet with powers to modify significantly their environments and nutriment (in our case: humans).
Research indicates that mushroom spores are electron-dense and can survive the vacuum of space.2 My review of the information on spores indicates that the outer material of the mushroom spore appears to be metallic in nature, and just beneath that metal shielding are layers of light monoatomic (Ormus) elements that shield the genetic material from radiation and possess levitative properties, such as an attraction to the Sun.
This idea that mushrooms were introduced to the Earth’s environment from extraterrestrial sources has cultural and historical precedent. A disintegrating meteor that penetrates the Earth’s troposphere may discharge enough particulate matter to generate the nuclei for cloud condensation, resulting in clouds that eventually pour spore-filled rain onto the ground.3
Going a bit further, the general idea that life filtered into the Earth environment from the cosmos is gaining scientific credibility. Francis Crick, who with James Watson discovered the structure of DNA, wrote a book on the cosmic origins of the genetic code.4 He called this theory “directed panspermia.” His argument was based on the concept that it is mathematically impossible for the genetic code to have randomly arisen in the early history of the Earth. During the 1960s, two British astronomers, Sir Fred Hoyle and Dr. Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, researched the nature of galactic dust. They concluded that this dust consists mostly of freeze-dried bacteria.5
In the early days of the age of aviation, a new science was born—aerobiology. During the 1930s, mushroom spore samples were obtained at altitudes of 3,000+ metres. Charles Lindbergh, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, participated in surveying spores while he was flying over the Arctic Circle. At an altitude of 1,000 metres, Lindbergh was able to catch what was described as a “considerable number of spores” far from land, over open ocean. More sophisticated experiments utilized balloons to find spores at higher elevations. In 1935, the balloon Explorer II was released at an altitude of 71,395 feet. It contained a spore-trapping device that was set to close once the balloon dropped to 36,000 feet. Five living spores were recovered.6
Since the early days of aviation up to the present moment, mushrooms spores have been found at every level of the Earth’s atmosphere. They survive at the fringes and push the boundaries of our understanding as to where life can exist.
Are mushrooms from outer space? Are they headed back to outer space? As we’ve seen, the theoretical and scientific backing for this concept is in place. How will you know for sure? Consume your favorite mushrooms, tune into what they are telling you, and delve into the mystery yourself.
David “Avocado” Wolfe (www.davidwolfe.com and www.facebook.com/DavidAvocadoWolfe) is the author of Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms; Eating For Beauty; Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future; The Sunfood Diet Success System, and several other bestselling books. David will be touring Australia from mid-May 2013 to Mid-June 2013. To attend these events, please visit: www.davidwolfeaustraliantour.com
To Purchase Ticket to see David Wolfe in Australia Click Here
2. Murray Wittner and Louis Weiss, The Microsporidia and Microsporidiosis (Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology, 1999), 199.
3. Martin Beech, “On Meteors and Mushrooms,” Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 81, no. 605 (April 1987), 27.
4. Francis Crick, Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981).
5. F. Hoyle, “Is the Universe Fundamentally Biological?” in New Ideas in Astronomy, eds. F. Bertola et al. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 5–8. 18. Lecture 5 of Botany 135, Fall 2003, University of Hawaii at Manoa, www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/wong/BOT35/Lect05_c.htm.
6. According to Bruce Moffett of the University of East London: “There is, they say, growing evidence that bacteria, fungal spores, and viruses may spend large amounts of time—even their entire lives—in the air, riding clouds across the planet. And they don’t just inhabit the clouds—they may also be creating them. Certainly, many of the clouds’ newly discovered inhabitants are exquisitely designed to create the maximum number of ice crystals, the basic building-blocks of clouds. . . .The ecology of the atmosphere is one of the last great frontiers of biological exploration on Earth.”
David "Avacado" Wolfe: David Wolfe is is the rock star of the superfoods and longevity world, America’s TOP CEOs, Global Ambassadors, Hollywood celebrities, busy professionals, and even the most powerful buying influence in the nation—Moms—all look to David for expert advice in health, beauty, herbalism, nutrition and chocolate!
David is co-founder of TheBestDayEver.com online health magazine and is President of The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation with a mission to plant 18 billion fruit trees on planet Earth.
David is the author of many best-selling books including Eating for Beauty, The Sunfood Diet Success System, Naked Chocolate, David Wolfe on Raw Foods, Superfoods and Superherbs, Amazing Grace, Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future and The LongevityNOW Program. David empowers and inspires people to take charge of their own health because, after all, Health is Wealth!
Did you enjoy this article? Veritas magazine showcases the world's latest and most exclusive interviews and articles. Subscribe Now!