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Eboka Talk / Re: Iboga and therapy
« Last post by BlueTiger on Today at 08:34:56 AM »
Hey everyone,

I'm happy to have found this site where people can share their experiences with Iboga. It is a truly amazing plant that seems relatively unknown, in comparison to other plant medicines. I think this is due to the difficulty of the experience that puts people off, as well as the difficulty in describing the experience afterwards.

Anyway, I took part in an iboga ceremony 3 months ago and I'm integrating the experience. These months have been hard but theyve led me to a lot of changes i needed to make in my life. Its like I'm constantly discovering new blockages in my psyche and learning to grow through them. I'm very guided by the truth that I now know.

One of the things I realized is my need for therapy. I have always bottled up emotions and "dealt with things" in silence. I really isolated myself from other. During my iboga experience I was shown the need for community and sharing, something I think is central to a lot of african cultures. And also something we have largely lost touch with in the West, where individualism is prized over community. I realize now I need others, and they need me. We as humans require intimate and honest connection.

To the point of my post. I have started therapy because there are things i just need to get off my chest. I can't keep them inside anymore. What is your experience with counseling? Did you find therapy hindered your experience with Iboga at all, as in creating more problems by talking rather than letting go of the "problem"? How did you find therapy works with Iboga? Necessary? Unnecessary? What are your thoughts?

Thanks for reading and again, I'm happy to be a part of this  online community :)


Hello Andreas and Welcome aboard!  Thanks for sharing.

Here's my thought on this.  It's completely subjective.  What does your gut tell you?
Searching for these answers from outside of you is less true than following your instinct, when it comes to matters so personal, complex, and intimate.

I isolate too, so you are not alone in an active effort to go against the grain and design that sense of community in life. 
I think it ties into heart health.

If we know what we want then we just need to go get it.  No need to dwell in the past when today and tomorrow have so much more to offer.  I think I am hearing your doubt in therapy and I agree!  If you doubt it than choose something else! 

Again, welcome goodsir!   I'll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite books,

“The continuing struggle was once described in the following metaphor by a patient who had successfully completed a long course of psychotherapy: 'I came to therapy hoping to receive butter for the bread of life. Instead, at the end, I emerged with a pail of sour milk, a churn, and instructions on how to use them.' (138)”
? Sheldon B. Kopp, If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him: The Pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients
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Micro-Dosing / Re: Microdosing without previous flood for depression
« Last post by Justbe on June 15, 2018, 12:10:05 PM »
I continued one more week without any more day off and I was feeling pretty good. However after two weeks I had often a blurred vision and as I need to drive a car I couldn’t continue microdosing. As an antidepressant I would say that iboga helped and when I have a better opportunity I will do it again. For those interested I continued with 50 mg and 70 mg TA and had actually no negative emotions or aspects except the blurred vision and a little trippy feeling at the beginning
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Staying Clean / Re: Pranayama & meditation
« Last post by BlueTiger on June 09, 2018, 08:39:31 PM »
Man, this was my kind of topic.  Been talking about the power of chanting Sat Nam here for awhile, and it seemed to fall upon deaf ears.  Would love to revive it.. thanks for posting this even it was some time ago.   
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Staying Clean / Re: Desert Island Supplements
« Last post by BlueTiger on June 09, 2018, 08:35:19 PM »
As far as Magnesium, I get the Epsom Salts 8lb bag for $5 at Walmart.  I don't know if you absorb magnesium through your skin well, but it's great for my back tension.

My friend from NYC sells a magnesium stick that you can charge up in distilled water and get magnesium that way.  Infographics and Youtube DIY videos here:  http://www.healingwaterbottle.com/Tesla_Alkaline_Stick.php

skinny

It's for this reason that I wish I had a great tub to create some healing baths.  Right now I still deal the bullshit of low cost city living.  One day, in due time. 

One cool method, that's free, is changing your water to the fourth phase, which resembles a gel-like substance more bio-active form by stirring it or chilling it.  That's it.  It's closer to the type of water our mitochondria use.  Very heady stuff. 

I think the main takeaway is that hydration is an uphill battle, so best to find ways to get ahead if anti-aging is the goal. 
It's not just about how much water we drink, but the type of water and the electrical potential of our cells...their ability to hold an electrical charge. 

I am a big fan of having a good healthy electrolyte powder mix that is not too high in sugar.  This is one good way to stay hydrated.  There are many others.  I could do a thread on hydration alone.    Hope all is well Skinny!  Getting back to balance can be a lifelong battle, right?  Good to know we are not in it alone. 
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Eboka Talk / Iboga and therapy
« Last post by andreas1717 on June 09, 2018, 04:28:56 PM »
Hey everyone,

I'm happy to have found this site where people can share their experiences with Iboga. It is a truly amazing plant that seems relatively unknown, in comparison to other plant medicines. I think this is due to the difficulty of the experience that puts people off, as well as the difficulty in describing the experience afterwards.

Anyway, I took part in an iboga ceremony 3 months ago and I'm integrating the experience. These months have been hard but theyve led me to a lot of changes i needed to make in my life. Its like I'm constantly discovering new blockages in my psyche and learning to grow through them. I'm very guided by the truth that I now know.

One of the things I realized is my need for therapy. I have always bottled up emotions and "dealt with things" in silence. I really isolated myself from other. During my iboga experience I was shown the need for community and sharing, something I think is central to a lot of african cultures. And also something we have largely lost touch with in the West, where individualism is prized over community. I realize now I need others, and they need me. We as humans require intimate and honest connection.

To the point of my post. I have started therapy because there are things i just need to get off my chest. I can't keep them inside anymore. What is your experience with counseling? Did you find therapy hindered your experience with Iboga at all, as in creating more problems by talking rather than letting go of the "problem"? How did you find therapy works with Iboga? Necessary? Unnecessary? What are your thoughts?

Thanks for reading and again, I'm happy to be a part of this  online community :)
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Staying Clean / Re: Desert Island Supplements
« Last post by skinny on June 04, 2018, 07:43:58 PM »
As far as Magnesium, I get the Epsom Salts 8lb bag for $5 at Walmart.  I don't know if you absorb magnesium through your skin well, but it's great for my back tension.

My friend from NYC sells a magnesium stick that you can charge up in distilled water and get magnesium that way.  Infographics and Youtube DIY videos here:  http://www.healingwaterbottle.com/Tesla_Alkaline_Stick.php

skinny
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Staying Clean / Desert Island Supplements
« Last post by BlueTiger on June 03, 2018, 04:21:02 PM »
#1) Natural Vitality Calm Magnesium. 
I cannot imagine who would not benefit from daily use. 

More is needed during stress or physical exercise. 
This stuff is gold in terms of long term health gains. 

Magnesium controls about 300 different functions in the body that equate to about 1800 other biochemical functions, from supporting nerves to muscles.  It's my #1, and is for other medical professionals I have been able to learn from. 

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Micro-Dosing / Re: Tachycardia from weed while microdosing
« Last post by Synesthete on June 03, 2018, 04:18:17 PM »
Iboga and Cannabis potentiate each other. Greg Lawrence did an excellent presentation on this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoLtdzrZ1XY   In low doses (micro and sub flood) Iboga typically acts as a stimulant and causes tachycardia.  Decrease your Iboga dose and How much Cannabis you are taking until you find a comfortable place.
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Staying Clean / Re: Intermittent Fasting and Ketogenic Lifestyle
« Last post by BlueTiger on June 02, 2018, 09:35:09 PM »
Did you count your macros?  Because, if not, then you didn't do keto. 

IF and Keto are cousins that compliment each other. 

Liver and gallbladder have to be good before one goes keto.  Took me 6 months of adjusting my liver to the high fat...anyway, sounds crazy, I get it.  That's because it is! 
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Staying Clean / Re: Intermittent Fasting and Ketogenic Lifestyle
« Last post by RhythmSpring on June 02, 2018, 03:50:19 PM »
"Cures all chronic disease..."

This is kinda BS.

Keto is not for everyone. I did keto for a year and my RA did not go away. Stuff is more complicated than that.

But intermittent fasting is super healthful.
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