Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Magical New Year!






What do Magic Mushrooms have to do with "Happy New Year"? I found some fun and fascinating folklore!
The Autumnal Magic Mushroom or Amantia Muscaria has long be associated with elves, gnomes and fairy tales. Just look inside a children's book they pop up everywhere. It's history as a hallucinogen dates back 10,000 years. Often used by Shaman and mixed with other ingredients to ward off potentially deadly side effects. Magic Mushrooms are associated with Midwinter, Christmas and New Years. Folklore says Santa used these Mushrooms to aid in the flight of his reindeer. Santa an elf himself is dressed in the same colors as the Magic Mushroom.
The Vintage postcards above are just amazing! They are French "Bonne Annee" meaning Happy New Year. "Prosit Neujahr" which is a German toast to the New Year! Slovakia "Stastlivy Novuy Rok" Happy New Year. I love the last one which is the money bag holding the Magic mushroom umbrella.
So on that thought I'd love to end by saying "Happy New Year"!
May 2011 find you and yours: Health, Happiness, Love and Prosperity! These are my Wishes for us all!

14 comments:

Lisa said...

You are the mushroom queen! In fact when someone mentions rooms, I immediately think of you! You'll always be tagged that way!
Becca, have the best and Happiest New Year! Make it so!

Hugs, Lisa

Autumnforest said...

Have a wonderful and magikal 2011, dear!

magikalseasons said...

Thank you Lisa! You too! Happy New Year I just know it will be :)!

You too Autumn!

The Frog Queen said...

Did not know that! Thanks for sharing. Happy New year to you!

Cheers!

Jeanne said...

Love the Shroom Guys! :0)

Happy New Year Becca!

The Hermits' Garden said...

What a cool post! Thanks for the little lesson Becca.
Jan

magikalseasons said...

Happy New Year Chris & Jeanne & Jan! Cheers! :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What fascinating facts! Hope you have a wonderful New Year! Theresa

Suzie said...

How cool that you found all of those vintage mushroom cards & illustrations!

Only artists can make a deadly mushroom look adorable! lol

Wishing you and your family a fantastic New Year!!

magikalseasons said...

Happy New Year Suzie & Theresa! :)

Caroline said...

Love mushrooms!
Happy New Year Becca :)

magikalseasons said...

Happy New Year Caroline!

yoborobo said...

I LOVE THOSE CARDS! lol! The last one is too cute. :) You are the Mushroom Queen, and you are magic, too! Happy New Year to you and yours, Becca! xoxo Pam

magikalseasons said...

Hi Pam wishing you a wonderful New Year Too!