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General Discussion / Re: What does it feel like to lose an addiction?
« on: July 21, 2013, 04:53:58 PM »
Greetings axl617

 I took Ibogaine in Dec 2012 to get off of a 4 year dependency to Methadone. It did do the trick & i have remained about 98% opiate free since. The first thing a noticed was that i had zero craving or any urge to get back on Methadone or to substitute it with any other opiates. It wasn't  until day 5 that i realized i hadn't even thought about or considered Methadone/Opiates.
The next 2 months i had mild PAWS but was overall ok. Life was new, EVERYTHING was NEW & alive , I had been given a 2nd chance to live without a dependency on my drug of choice. 3 months in the Ibogaine started to wear off & then I really had to start making choices about what i was & wasn't willing to do. Quality of life is one of the 1st things we have to consider. Do i want to start my days dope sick & then spend a big chunk if not every waking moment of my day chasing a feeling I get from a narcotic or do i want something more from my time on this planet ?

 For me i have had long periods of time clean since first getting hooked in 1997 , so i already knew that there IS another way to live after an addiction to Opiates. The other thing to remember is that once you are an Opiate addict the chemical makeup of your brain is permanently altered from its original state & you can't afford to dabble or chip to much without the high possibility of becoming re-addicted.

 Thinking about getting high is normal for an ex-junkie but as time passes & one develops new daily habits, routines & ways to cope with stress the urge to use does arise less over time. 

 hope this is some what relevant to your question.

jt 

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Savant HWP Announces NIDA Funding for Pre-clinical Development of 18-MC as Potential Treatment for Addiction, Obesity

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/savant-hwp-announces-nida-funding-for-pre-clinical-development-of-18-mc-as-potential-treatment-for-addiction-obesity-185528492.html



la ~ 18 - MC is a synthetic drug derived from experiments using the ibogaine chemical structure as a reference point: the idea (as I understand it) was to look for a drug with more overall 'appeal' which meant that it provided the same [or improved] anti-addictive properties as ibogaine but with less undesirable side effects and heightened safety margins. I do not know whether or not Mr. Glick and his team presumed the visionary state of ibogaine as an undesirable side effect but the conjecture in the 'underground' at one time seemed to indicate this. It is an interesting discovery and one I hope will continue to develop. There are threads around here about it but not much in the way of anything new  ;)

edit - here's a really cool article about 18MC  - http://www.biopsychiatry.com/18-mc/ - I think it's worthwhile to look at new drugs based on ibogaine to help those who may be precluded from treatment...{we prolly should start a new thread if this article piques alot of interest  :o}

Figured i would take Lala's question & Calaquendi's  advice & start a new thread because this should gain interest.
 

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General Discussion / Re: IBOGA FATALITY MYSTERY --- LQTS - WARNING
« on: July 06, 2013, 05:09:59 PM »
This is GREAT info to have. Thank you (as always) so much for Sharing JohnnyB.Goode

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I agree Ibark it would be wonderful to get a full Bwiti initiation in Africa !
 I have a complete respect for The Root & the Bwiti tradition as well.
Its hard not to if this medicine is used correctly & successfully.

 I don't think i will EVER use it without listening to Bwiti music, it seems to add a lot to the experience for almost everyone i have spoken to that has used it during their flood.

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Announcements, News & Events / VICE on HBO - Ibogaine treatment
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:04:21 PM »
Underground Heroin Clinic: Bwiti Naming Ceremony (VICE on HBO Ep. #7 Extended)

Vice Founder, Shane Smith heads to Harlem to meet up with Matt, a heroin user who recently kicked his habit through a ritual ceremony involving the psychedelic drug, ibogaine.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqmHPoV29LM


I figured this was a good place to share this.
If you haven't seen it yet its worth 5 minutes of your time to watch this video
Jack

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Introductions / Re: Flooding this Friday
« on: June 22, 2013, 04:24:16 AM »
blood moon's always open gates

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amazingly Bad Ass !!! rez_runner , thanks for sharing

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The Muse / Re: Alex Jones on DMT
« on: June 12, 2013, 02:44:00 PM »
Alex Jones has a net worth of close to 3 Million dollars & regardless if he drops SOME (so-called) truth about whats wrong with humanity, Power, Greed, etc here & there he in a large part spreading Fear & his delivery is obnoxious.

& don't forget the Power Elite Illuminati NWO are using personally injecting DMT to conspire with the little elf Demons 


btw Lala Bill Hicks faked his death & is now living in Austin,Texas as Alex Jones ;)



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I bet if you asked most "ayahuasceros" they would say they are "curanderos" too.


yes i agree names can be deceiving

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General Discussion / Re: A new threat Morgellons
« on: June 04, 2013, 07:39:23 PM »
I have to agree with RhythmSpring on this, real change starts from with-in each of us.
Changing the way we think & act should be our top priority as evolving beings.
We have to get our own shit together first & then living our lives in the way we see fit.

 There does seem to be a large amount of greed, ignorance & fear moving civilization forward on a path of self destruction, "IMO" but what can we do besides change ourselves & our direct environment ?

 Studying the Illuminati, NWO, Banking cartels, etc changes nothing & since there is so much mis-info floating around as fact to muddy the waters it becomes closer to watching "reality television" than it does to any sort of research.
Again this is just my opinion. 
   


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I found this article most interesting & wanted to share ~ 

http://ayahuascalife.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/ayahuascero-vs-currandero-a-western-misunderstanding-of-shamanism/

I have noticed that in general westerners are misinformed about the different types of Amazonian shamans.  This is especially true in regards to ayahuasca shamans.  It is unfortunate that this is the case because westerners who come to Peru to drink ayahuasca often do so with some expectations that may not be met if they drink with the wrong type of shaman.  In fact, in some situations, drinking with the wrong shaman can be dangerous.

This confusion is largely around the difference between “”ayahuasquero” and “curandero”.  For many westerners they are just looking for a shaman that works with ayahuasca and therefore end up drinking with an ayahuasquero.  After all, the name fits….right?  The answer is yes….and no.

An ayahuasquero is simply someone who has the ability to prepare the ayahuasca brew, set up the space for an ayahuasca ceremony, and conduct the ceremony.  Sounds good right?  Maybe…..

A major problem is that if there is healing to be done, it is largely out of the hands of the ayahuasquero shaman.  An ayahuasquero is generally not a healer, or they are a healer still in training. (Note: when I use the words “healer” or  “healing”, I am talking about healing on all levels- physical, mental, and energetic/spiritual as ayahuasca is a truly holistic medicine.)  Ayahuasqueros are relying on the medicine to provide the insights and healing.  Ayahuasqueros are not actively working with the guests energies or the medicine to maximize healing and insights.  They may notice that there is something “off” in the guest’s body or energetic body, but usually an ayahuasquero does not have the training to do anything about it.  In fact a good ayahuasquero that sees something is amiss in a guest will refer that guest to a curandero for actual healing.  Now, if you are considering drinking ayahuasca you may be thinking, “I don need any healing”.   This may be true….or not.

Sometimes people go to an ayahuasquero “just for the experience”, not for healing.  Then they go into ceremony to discover they have some very significant energies/spirits that they were unaware of and those energies need to be dealt with.  Again, if the ayahuasquero is of high integrity, he/she will refer the guest to a quality curandero.  There is a bit of a catch though.  If the energy that manifests is too powerful or overwhelming for the ayahuasquero it can be a problem.  I have heard stories of this happening.  An ayahuasquero comes across a very strong energy or spirit in a guest, they can’t deal with it, and they end up running scared out of the ceremony.  Not good for the guest in question nor the other guests in attendance.

To summarize, an ayahuascero is essentially that can run a ceremony.  They can cook the brew, set up the space, serve the ayahuasca, sing icarros, and run the ceremony.  They generally are NOT healers.

A curandero, as the name implies, cures people.  A curandero has a large toolbox to draw from as the training for a currandero is much more extensive and varied.

Curanderos do a large number of plant and tree bark dietas.  These dietas form a strong bond between the currandero and the plants dieted.  Those plants become allies, and the plants teach the curandero how to work with them during ceremony and in healing.  A curandero can call on one of his plant/tree allies to protect the guest, to bring in the medicine, and help cure a guest.

A curandero has learned to work with energies/spirits that may be in the guest.  If the spirit or energy is not useful or harmful, the curandero helps the patient learn to control that energy/spirit so that it does not cause further negative manifestations in ceremony nor in life.  It is also possible that an outside spirit may try to get into a guest during ceremony.  A curandero protects the guest from these outside spirits.  This skill of managing energies/spirits is particularly important in an ayahuasca ceremony as a person’s energies open up significantly in this space.

Finally, curranderos often have the ability to make remedies for various ailments like candida, arthritis, herpes, and in some cases cancer.  These plant remedies are administered alone or in conjunction with ayahuasca.  The idea behind the remedies is to cure the root cause of an illness vs. the western  model of just treating the symptoms.

As you can see there is a significant difference between an ayahuasquero and curandero.  Personally I think working with a currandero is a safer and better way to go.  A good curandero has much more training and a large toolbox to draw from.  Of course I am biased as the maestros I work with at La Familia Medicina  are all curanderos/ayahuasquero /vegetalistas/paleros.  Note: a curandero can also be an ayahuasquero, vegetalista,and/or palero, but not necessarily vise versa.

Below are som brief descriptions of some other types of Amazonian shamans:

Vegetalista-  a shaman that works with various plant medicines.  This can be done alone or in conjunction with ayahuasca.

Palero- a shaman that works with tree barks.  These tree barks are used in dietas alone (Puro Palo dietas), or with ayahuasca.  The trees are another source of remedies.

Tobaquero- a shaman that works with tobacco.  Tobacco is a strong medicine , a strong purgative that cleans the body out.  It can be drunk, snorted on its’ own or mixed with a brew such as ayahuasca.

Brujo/Bruja-  The literal translation for brujo is sorcerer and bruja is witch.  These people dwell on the darker side of shamanism in Peru and throughout Latin America.  A brujo is a shaman that does not necessarily act in a guests best interest, they act in their own interests.  A brujo is most interested in money and power.  There are more brujos than shamans in Peru because it is easier to become a brujo and oftentimes more profitable.  The lines between shaman and brujo can get blurry as many shamans become tempted by money and/or power.  Those shamans try to straddle both paths of love/light and power.  Unfortunately the path of power is quite seductive.

The above is by no means complete.  My main intention is to educate westerners about the difference between curranderos and ayahuasquero.  This is due to the significant and increasing interest in ayahuasca by westerners.

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The Muse / Alex Jones on DMT
« on: June 03, 2013, 07:17:37 PM »

Sorry i had to share this bit of Dis-info here, i couldn't resist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BKzuzjjCro

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