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Friday, August 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lecture: Getting Rid of Evil Spirits: Uses of Fungi by Northern Indigenous Peoples

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Lawrence Millman is at once a mycologist and an ethnographer.   In this presentation, he combines these two disciplines and discusses the uses of fungi by the northern indigenous people he’s encountered during his myriad northern journeys. You’ll learn how a certain fungus gets rid of evil spirits and how another fungus gets rid of mosquitoes. Since much of what Dr. Millman will talk about has now died out, his presentation can be regard as a lament for lost lore.




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Lawrence Millman

Mycologist-ethnographer-writer Lawrence Millman is the author of 17 books, including such titles as Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, An Evening Among Headhunters, Fascinating Fungi of New England, Hiking to Siberia, At the End of the World, and Fungipedia. His mycological... Read More →


Friday August 20, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Transfer Warehouse 201 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435