8 Ways Magic Mushrooms Explain Santa Story | Live Science

Santa and his bag of... magic mushrooms?

Santa and his bag of… magic mushrooms? Credit: Kiselev Andrey Valerevich | Shutterstock.com

The story of Santa and his flying reindeer can be traced to an unlikely source: hallucinogenic or „magic“ mushrooms, according to one theory.

 

„Santa is a modern counterpart of a shaman, who consumed mind-altering plants and fungi to commune with the spirit world,“ said John Rush, an anthropologist and instructor at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif.

 

Here are eight ways that hallucinogenic mushrooms explain the story of Santa and his reindeer.

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