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Calaquendi:
Greetings and welcome!

We're pleased you found your way here. Please look around, create a profile, and participate in any way you'd like. This forum is intended to facilitate communication and foment relationships in the iboga/ibogaine genre. It is a place where we can build a home for ourselves and share ideas. Hopefully we will see this grow into something wonderful...

Make yourselves at home... ;D

x:
Hiya Cal!

All signed up now, and ready to go. :)
Looking forward to making the most of this.
Well wishes to you, yours, and to all.

-Tia

MR T:
Hi everyone,
   Thanks Cal for having me over :D Looking forward to meeting everyone and getting some 'real' info on this truly magical gift, we call iboga ;D Hopefully I will finally start to put an end to my demonic habit.... ???   thankyou
                                                                                  tony

fallout330:
Thanks for invite to the forum Cal.

Edward W.

Eon T McKnight:
Hi Cal,

First, I would like to express my appreciation for you efforts to create this forum.

Thanks!

If I may be so bold, please consider the following topics for inclusion in the forum:

    1)  The use of Eboka for curing/treating addictive, compulsive disorders other than opiate addiction such as alcoholism, gambling, eating (obesity, anorexia, bulimia), sex, etc.  Since dopamine appears to be involved in all obsessive/compulsive disorders, the 'receptor cleansing' properties of Eboka might be of value across the board.  Additionally, since there are usually psychological components to such disorders (conditioning & plain ol' momentum/habit), the same 'one-two-punch' that works for opiates could be far more effective than the current prescription medications (harrumph) on the market today.
     
    Since most straight/conservative/religious*/self-righteous/? types unjustly look down upon opiate addicts as a diabolical cross between a criminal and a pervert, the impetus to put Eboka in it's proper place as a healer may never fully materialize unless other uses are discovered.

    (Aside to Big Brother:  Nice work on the junkie propaganda, the sheep bought it hook-line-and-sinker.  I am concerned, however, that your efforts to demonize cannabis are slipping.  Get it together, lest the rats escape and eat your face!*)

    2)  Humor.  Something we all need a dose of from time-to-time.  Items of particular interest could be punch lines for:  "How many junkies does it take to screw in a light bulb?"; or "What did St. Peter say to Timothy Leary at the golden gate?"; or "Did you hear about the blond junkie?".

    (BTW I don't have the any of those punch lines, was hoping you or someone else do.  I've got the utmost respect and admiration for whoever it is out there that comes up w/ 'em.)

    Here's a screamer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc


    3)  The therapeutic and educational use of other plant teachers such as ayahuasca, peyote, mushrooms, etc.  Of possible interest to Eboka fans is the additive to ayahuasca brews uchu-sanango (Tabernaemontana sp.)  that is purported to contain ibogaine.  From the web:

        "Tabernaemontana divaricata (Tagar, Uchu-sanango) Closely related to Voacanga and Gardenia, T. divaricata is an extremely popular horticultural flower with many names. It is likened to the most aromatic in existence, with majestic flowers of graceful, undulate beauty. The foliage is shiny and deep green. A well-grown speciman (sic) will be 3'-4' tall, equally wide and completely covered with flowers. The very bitter roots & bark are rich in medicinal alkaloids.

        "It seems that the predominant alkaloid in this plant is coronaridine, which is different than ibogaine in two places, and is related to ibogamine in the same way that voacangine is related to ibogaine - in having an easily removed methyl ester group. Since ibogamine has been found effective in treating addiction in rats, and seems to be pharmacologically similar to ibogaine in animals, perhaps ibogamine produced from the coronaridine in Tagar might someday be a useful addiction treatment. Unfortunately, coronaridine doesn't seem to resemble ibogaine pharmacologically."

    4)  Spirituality**.  For example:

    "He [Buddha] distinguishes raw, unregulated, self-directed trishna [selfish desire] from the unselfish and uplifting desire to dissolve one's egotism in selfless service of all.  The person who makes no effort to go against the base craving for personal satisfaction is headed for more bondage and more sorrow; but he can transform such cravings into virya, vigor, which is intense desire directed toward spiritual growth...  Spiritual dynamics is not a matter of crushing base desires but of transforming them..."  [my bold]

    from "The Dhammapada" Translation and Comments by Eknath Easwaran


Again, my sincere thanks & encouragement!

MrClean

*  It concerns me that readers w/o the proper level of cynacism and perversity may not appreciate my sikko sense of humor.  I grew up on a steady diet of Mad Magazine with doses of 1984, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsburg, George Carlin, Frank Zappa, The Fugs, and Timothy Leary.  I can be seriously weird, need be.  Humor in a jugular vein!!!

**  I make a rather HUGE distinction between 'religious' and 'spiritual'.  In fact, I see them as polar opposites like night & day, good & bad, Republicans/Democrats & independents, etc.  Dalai Lama == spiritual, Pope == religious.


"I invite you to a little entertainment.  For madmen only, and one price only - your mind. Are you ready?"

Hermann Hesse
STEPPENWOLF

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