Martijn Benders posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago
Not an option, it’s literally what your russian book mentions about this tale:
‘Many people use fly agaric for gaining inspiration, such as the famous Koryak poet Etloy Kamchachu (Yuri Alotov), author poems “Bear Blizzard”, “Ancestral Stone” and others. S. P. Krasheninnikov gives a story about how some servant ate moderately amanita before a long journey to pass large distances without fatigue, though once “having eaten drunkenly, he crushed his balls and died” [118, p. 110].’
So there we have the ‘crushed balls’ story – hearsay, vague, and related to alcohol consumption. He crushed his balls and died. Well, okay.
But here’s the thing: this toxic sort of ‘strong stories’ by human apes are really not useful when it comes to entheogens.