Lingzhi Mushroom 1. The Mushroom of Immortality Chinese alchemists spent centuries formulating elixirs of life. They were frequently commissioned by the Emperor, and experimented with things like toxic mercury, gold, sulfur and plants. The formula for gunpowder, sulfur, saltpeter and carbon was originally an attempted elixir of immortality….
need to do more research – legions etc. LEPDB mushroom
From Wikipedia Lingzhi (mushroom) (see my comment) The word lingzhi (靈芝) was first recorded in a fu (賦; “rhapsody; prose-poem”) by the Han dynasty polymath Zhang Heng (CE 78–139). His Xijing fu (西京賦) (Western Metropolis Rhapsody) contains a description of the 104 BCE Jianzhang Palace of Emperor Wu of Han that parallels lingzhi with shijun (石菌; “rock mushroom”): “Raising huge breakers, lifting waves,…
Searching the past thinking & legends of life extension & immortality