Another day in ode to and in reverence of the Amanita muscaria – Autumn 2022

Another day sharing and connecting with new people- the day focused around the knowledge about the safe, effective powerful medicine and delicious safe food (once detoxed) of the Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria.

The day spent in ode to and in reverence of sharing the knowledge around the mushroom with the worst reputation 🍄🍄🍄 and that has so much to offer us. And I am not even talking about it’s shamanic use!

We made infused oil from dried caps, we made an alcohol extract of the fresh caps- both for effective external pain relief. We talked about the cultural context of this mushroom and how is it possible that it’s reputation can be so drastically different from the reality. We discussed the toxins present and how dangerous they are/ and aren’t. How to detoxify, how to decarboxolate, how to safely avail of the many ways in which this mushroom can nourish us: physically, spiritually, and how refreshing it is to have the correct knowledge rather than the story that has been repeated for far too long.

I often get asked about this mushroom- with people hoping for a 2 minute answer from me- how to use it as food or medicine- however I usually choose not to engage in this way. A two minute answer would be irresponsible. I prefer to spend a whole day discussing all perspectives and context of this mushroom. I don’t advise on anyone using it for food or medicine without a deeper understanding. I don’t advise any beginners to eat any Amanita, ever.

However there is a lot to discuss and learn and the relief from chronic pain for many who have tried the extract externally is astounding and no less than magical.

✨✨✨✨✨here’s to debunking some of the unnecessary fears we’ve been told for too long!

Amanita Dreamer is coming over to join me in a workshop or two in 2023 so do join my mailing list or WhatsApp notifications only group if you’d like to know more!

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Hope to see some of you in the coming year for this or many other kinds of mushroom education and offerings!

Tomorrow this workshop takes place for the last time in 2022. It’s fully booked, but should you like to book in for 2023 the dates are live already for booking! Just added some spring dates as well as autumn dates for the coming year.

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Reflections and Gratitude after the RMC October 2022 Portland, Oregon USA

Just landing back home to Ireland after a whirlwind trip to Mulino, Oregon for the Radical Mycology Convergence hosted by Peter McCoy @radmycology and Jason Scott @feralfungi and born of much dreams and hard work of many!

It was a joy beyond words to have attended and a great honor to have been invited as a speaker!

Courtney Tyler with a reishi fruiting body

I offered two talks at the Convergence: Medicinal Mushroom preparations and all the ways I use them in my life as food and medicine- and a second talk on Mushroom ‘Coffee’ Alternatives using trees, roots and fungi. And on the Sunday morning on a Medicinal Mushroom panel with Christopher Hobbs, Robert Rogers, Jason Scott and Shane Norte.

I’ve shared the notes on my website for anyone who is interested!

It was so amazing to connect with so many myco folk such as: @radmycology @amanitadreaming @feralfungi @christopherhobbs1 Robert Rogers, @fly_agaric_press Kevin Feeney, William Rubel, and so many other cool folk with such interesting and diverse interests with fungi! So many new friends made I can’t tag you all. Please stay in touch!

Medicinal Mushroom panel with Christopher Hobbs, Robert Rogers and Courtney Tyler October 2022

Extra big thanks to @feralfungi and Kelsey and @ashley.bonn for putting me up while in Portland and to @indra.c.h.a for feeding me incredible concoctions and @swiminair for looking after me so well and felted fly agaric art @spore.dust for letting me try on the Turkey tail headpiece @erintheforest for incredible fungi ceramics @jonicampile best camping neighbour and of course to @brownbottlefarm for the kindnesses and amazing venue and tent loan and fresh ginger root and friendships! @ckylum for tea sharing @twoowlsproductions for giving me a lift and the chats and hopefully staying in touch about video footage 🤞🏼!! @brandon_feinberg for the photos shared here♥️♥️

Courtney Tyler with Turkey Tail crown made by Jade

So many more to thank: @myco.nutri for Mushroom powders to share and use during my workshops, @mushroom.marauder for very cool sticker art to share!

Thank you everyone! My heart is so full!

Enthralling Seductive Powerful Amanita Muscaria The Regal Fly Agaric Mushroom

I made a gorgeous reel of shots and images and moments with this mushroom, click the link above to see it.

An ode to the all powerful and beautiful Amanita muscaria Fly Agaric. 🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄

An absolute favourite of mine. A stunning creature to behold, she takes my breath away every time I am lucky enough to happen upon her.

She’s seductively enthralling, beautiful and powerful.

A mushroom that is many things: toxic, shamanic, an entheogen, a powerful effective external remedy for pain, a possibility to microdose for many health benefits, amongst many other effective remedies as well, a delicious food once detoxified, and more than anything just enthralling to behold.

Learn more about this mushroom in a full day workshop- there are 2 formats coming up soon:

A full day intensive wild food and medicine exploration into the food, medicine and magic of Fly Agaric with myself and Fergus Drennan and Michael White both in Ireland and the UK.

And my Fly Agaric workshop based in Wicklow, Ireland. There are a few dates of both options coming up, but places fill up fast!

Please note: of course we don’t offer shamanic experiences of this mushroom. We do dispel the myths and fears and share many stories, mythologies, facts from fiction, art, food and medicine.

Don’t miss out if you’re interested. Booking links are here:

flyagaric #amanitamuscaria #mushroom #fungi #herbalmedicine #hipsandhaws #courtneytyler #ireland #wicklow #wildfood #herbalmedicine

Very honoured to participate this this years RADICAL MYCOLOGY CONVERGENCE in Portland, Oregon, USA October 2023

Radical Mycology Convergence Oct 2023 Courtney Tyler – view my bio here:

I am excited to announce I will be presenting this October at the Radical Mycology Convergence (@radmycology).

I will be offering 2 workshops: Medicinal Mushroom Extracts and Mushroom Coffee.

I’m also extremely honoured to be on the Medicinal Mushroom Panel and at this event with teachers I so respect and have learned so much from such as @radmycology Peter McCoy, @christopherhobbs1 , Robert Rogers, Kevin Feeney, William Rubel, @amanitadreaming and so many others!

You can learn more about this special event at


You can view the full schedule of workshops here:

Thank you Peter for this opportunity of a lifetime. I couldn’t dream up a better mushroom festival offering than this! I am very honoured to take part! And excitedly checking the schedule for all of the workshops that I also hope to attend!

Radical Mycology Convergence October 2022 Oregon

Have been asked if I would like to apply to offer any workshops at the Radical Mycology Convergence in Oregon from 6-9 October 2022.

I am filling out my proposal now as we speak. Very honoured to be invited and eeeek, feeling thrilled at the prospect of attending such an event!

Radical Mycology @radmycology and the work of Peter McCoy is one of the most inspiring and comprehensive books I have come across.

More information at the event website here:

Courtney’s Mushroom Talk at Beyond the Pale Music Festival June 2022

Was delighted to be invited to the Wicklow music festival Beyond The Pale and to talk on stage with Ali Dunworth about, what else, mushrooms (!) and all of the ways that they are magical. And why they should be on your plate!

Courtney Tyler of Hips and Haws Wildcrafts and Ali Dunworth

It was so enjoyable and what an incredible festival. The music line up was incredible.

Courtney showing tasters to share, pickled mushrooms and mushroom chocolates

I brought some interesting mushroom tasters to share. Some balsamic pickled shiitake mushrooms, dandelion buds and wild garlic. Also made some Lion’s Mane and peanut butter dark chocolates.

Dei, Dearbhla, Courtney and Grainne

Best of all I got to bring Sadhbh the bus and my dearest girlfriends!

Learn about Medicinal Mushrooms 16 July 2022 with Courtney Tyler and Michael White, Co Wicklow, Ireland

I am so happy to report that we will be offering another full day intensive workshop where we will explore medicinal mushrooms in depth. We will make medicine together to bring home with you. We will share a full day together in the beautiful space in a very special venue in Blessington, Co Wicklow, Ireland.

Saturday 16 July 2022 from 1030-1600. Click here to book your place.

Join us in this intensive medicinal mushroom full day workshop for a fascinating exploration into the diverse and mysterious world of fungi! Together we will explore the many ways that you can incorporate mushrooms into your life as various medicinal preparations and as delicious food. 

We will: -Study and learn about 10 species of medicinal mushrooms, half of which grow wild in abundance around us in Ireland/ UK. Some samples will be on hand to see/ touch/ smell and taste. We will learn about their health benefits and immuno-modulating properties, including links and references to scientific studies. 

 –Learn how to identify them, their habitat, their physical properties. We will learn about how to safely dry or preserve mushrooms to keep their properties intact, or indeed how to enhance or harness their properties, such as providing us with a bio-available form of Vitamin D and other minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.  

Medicinal Mushroom preparation– We will discuss and demo how to make an aqueous extract, alcohol extract, alcohol-free glycerin extract and the benefits of these vs how and when to combine these for a dual or full-spectrum mushroom extract. We will learn how to create water extracted mushroom powders. We will discuss when there may be contraindications for use.

-Learn how and why mushrooms offer powerful nutrition and learn some delicious recipes and easy ways to bring mushrooms into your diet and wellness routine. Special preparation consideration for enhancing nutritive value and to safely use and consume wild fungi. We will discuss some different cooking methods and a variety of food preparations including: drinks, desserts, mushroom jerky, gomasio/ food condiments, pickles, etc.  

How and where to source medicinal mushrooms: which mushrooms are possible to forage from the wild and which fungi are easier to cultivate and some resources about how to do this. We will share some reputable sources and how to choose good quality mushroom products. We will learn about how to distinguish from a fruiting body and mycelium and their respective medicinal properties.   

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and extensive notes and you will go home with a medicinal mushroom preparation made together on the day. 

Medicinal mushrooms drinks, tasters and a healthy lunch will be provided on the day.   

There will be some dried mushrooms and dual-extract tinctures available on the day to purchase, should you like to. 


What: Medicinal Mushrooms Workshop with Courtney Tyler and Michael White

Where: Blessington, Co Wicklow- the location will be disclosed closer to the date. You may need a car to travel, but we can arrange collection from a nearby train or bus if needed. 

When: Saturday 16th July 2022  Time: 1030-1600 

How Much: €155 Early Bird (£132) / €175 Full Price (£149)Early bird tickets are available until the 1st July 2022 and are full price of €175 after that date.  




We will be in touch with you before the event takes place to share the location with those that have booked their place. 


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