Mushrooms offer a wide range of health benefits, definitely including spiritual ones. It is psilocybin mushrooms that have these consciousness-enhancing properties. Psilocybin is a compound found in certain mushrooms that can titillate our neurotransmitters in all sorts of novel, moving, and important ways. One psilocybin mushroom is the Gold Cap, or, more scientifically, the Psilocybe cubensis. Gold Caps are one of the most well known varieties of psilocybin mushroom. A reason for this is that they grow really easily, often out of cow poo. A bird called the cattle egret that follows cows around may be responsible for spreading the Gold Cap all over the world. The egrets walk around after cattle, eating bugs, and then contact the mushroom spores and migrate, bringing those spores with them. Psilocybe cubensis can be found everywhere--northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere, Europe, Africa, the Americas, Australia! With the right guidance and right setting, these mushrooms can be powerful teachers for people all over the world.