Part 1: What is Manna?
Exodus 16:14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
23 And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.
Exodus 16:14, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 31
In these verses manna is described as: small, round, found in dew and when left unpicked or uneaten manna breeds worms and melts into goo. Baking/drying the manna prevents this unsightly decomposition. When dried, manna has the consistency of wafers and the color of coriander seed. Do we today know of any substances which have every one of these unique characteristics? Yes, and the answer is mushrooms.
As most people know, small round mushrooms tend to spring up overnight especially with light rain or heavy dew. However less commonly known is the reason why (psychedelic) mushrooms are almost exclusively sold dry. It is because often insects lay eggs in the early stages of a mushrooms development. As the mushroom ages the eggs mature and hatch and to sustain themselves they eat their fungal habitat, creating a rather vile goo as a waste by-product. One sure-fire method of preventing this is to dry them out. This worm-breeding & baking preventative method are traits exclusive (to my knowledge) of mushrooms.
Part 2: How do we know manna was a psycho-active breed of fungus?
Exodus 16:33 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.
Hebrews 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
Daniel 5:3 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.
5:5 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
Exodus 16:33, Hebrews 9:4, Daniel 5:3 & 5
In exodus, the israelites save a pot of manna. In hebrews, it says that mana is kept in a golden pot with the ark of the covenant! (Which for any who do not know, is the Holy of Holies behind the 2nd veil of the Temple). In daniel, King Belshazzar drinks from the vessels stolen from the temple... and within the hour has a divine vision. Coincidence? I think not. Mushroom users know that tea takes roughly 20-40 minutes to kick in. Furthermore, we shall provide more corrobative evidence in John Chapter 2, although this example is far more subtle and requires some looking into.
John 2:6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
John 2:6, 7, 9, 10
First of all waterpots of clay were used for simple storage, while stone pots were used for cooking, this suggests the pots were boiled. Secondly, these pots already contained 2-3 firkins of an unknown substance which most assume to be water but may not be. A “Firkin” is an Old-English measurement meaning a fourth part. Half to three-quarters of fresh mushrooms with water makes a potent tea. This 'water-wine' was a stronger mind-altering fluid than the other wines, as suggested by the governor. What is it that the servants knew that everyone else didn't? If not that the water was boiled with manna and the solid matter removed?
Part 3: What does the word Manna translate into?
Exodus 16:15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
Psalm 78: 24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
25 Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.
Exodus 16:15, Psalm 78:24 & 25
Moses calls it "the bread from god", in psalms its called "angel's food".
Manna is not hebrew, but egyptian. For "bread of god". As bread refers to food, "food of god". Other cultures also have their own words for "food of the gods". The greeks have ambrosia, the mayans have teonanacatl, the hindu have soma. Curiously enough the item described is unvaried in these other 3 cultures... it is mushrooms. Most commonly in tea, although ambrosia was more of a jelly. A food taken with spiritual intentions.
Part 4: Summary & Conclusion
The "food of the gods" in at least 3 other cultures was explicitly mushrooms, which implies a high probability of manna being the same. While the evidence located in John is debatable, the example involving Belshazzar in Daniel is much less refutable. However, given the characterstics described in exodus, with at least one of those traits being exclusive to mushrooms, there is no doubt in my mind. :) The question I propose to you isn't if manna is mushrooms, but this: Is it possible that the visions and insights while under the influence of the sacred fungi are truely divine, and not some hallucinatory mind-construct? That's it, is it possible? Can you know for certain that you're "trippin' balls" and not communicating with the spirit realm?