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Eboka Talk / Re: Intro/Strong warning to breastfeeding mothers!
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:22:51 AM »
I can see absolutely no reason to touch iboga in any form while breastfeeding.

Well, she did say that she was dealing with alcoholism, ptsd, and severe anxiety. That's one reason. Sometimes you are in agony and it can't wait.

In my opinion, her carelessness was in regards to confusing the dosage for microdosing rootbark, which she had intended to do, with dosing TA. She *accidentally* took TA instead of rootbark. THAT'S the carelessness. Had she merely microdosed, like she intended, I'm sure the baby would have been fine. No doubt no one should FLOOD with iboga while breastfeeding.

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Eboka Journals / Re: My Divine Experince
« on: March 05, 2017, 02:27:52 PM »
Whoa. Can you make paragraphs, please?

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Flooding / Re: 4gr TA dosing during a day?
« on: February 14, 2017, 11:20:07 AM »
Well, first of all, you need a sitter. And the sitter should be able to help you dose.

That said, if you have trouble dosing yourself after a while, that probably means you're deep enough into it and shouldn't dose more.

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Eboka Talk / Re: Intro/Strong warning to breastfeeding mothers!
« on: February 13, 2017, 02:10:18 PM »
Don't worry; we won't kick you out!!! Actually, your story is very valuable. It sounds like breastfeeding while taking iboga is a big NO-NO! Even if the mother is only microdosing, the baby is extremely lightweight and would be hyper-sensitive to iboga. I chuckled at "He is doing great now and even seems to be a happier baby since this experience." I'm glad to hear he's doing okay and happy!!

But yeah, if you witnessed your baby's breathing almost come to a halt, it sounds like the whole thing is best avoided.

Thank you for your contribution!!!

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The Muse / Re: Cool Ibogaesque animated film
« on: January 25, 2017, 03:26:34 PM »
Spot. On.

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I would say so. Especially if you are light-weight. It may not be fully submersive, but I've been sensitive enough to have moderately deep visions/dreams that clear out the clutter in my brain/psychic space/body. No vomiting, but an energetic purge, lessons to be had, old memories dredged or at least looked at, and "Oh yeah!" moments abound.


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The Muse / Dream-Like Iboga-Related Video
« on: January 06, 2017, 08:03:04 PM »

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Apparently there are some retreats that do two floods in a row, the second one 5 days after the first one.

In the Bwiti tradition they often give a small dose one day and then a larger dose the next day.

I do not think it would be a problem to dose again soon.

Be sure to drink lots of water!

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General Discussion / Re: Iboga and Cocaine/Crack addiction- Help needed
« on: December 19, 2016, 10:58:57 AM »
Anywhere between 10g and 30g of rootbark, depending on weight, TYPICALLY. Me, I am pretty sensitive, so probably 5g would do me in. I weigh 115 to 120lb, though, and have a lot of work to do.

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General Discussion / Re: Iboga and Cocaine/Crack addiction- Help needed
« on: December 10, 2016, 02:33:22 PM »
Hi May,
It sounds like your husband would get to the root of the problem with a deeper experience with Iboga. And experiencing more lasting relief, and perhaps some insight.

I consider Iboga (especially the full rootbark, unprocessed) quite safe. Certainly safer than nursing a cocaine habit! Just make sure he doesn't have any outstanding cardiovascular issues, and make sure his liver is functioning normally. This can be done pretty quickly with a blood test (full liver panel), EKG, and looking into medical history of the individual.

Sincerely,
RS

Hi,

My husband is addicted to crack cocaine and wants to treat his addiction with Iboga. We have just received both the tincture to do the microdosing and 10g of root bark.
Does anyone have advise on how to go about this? I have read all the protocol guidelines and info on this site.
One thing that seems clear with the microdosing is that it is really important to state your intentions correctly. At this stage, because he is in the turmoil of addiction and only manages to get a few days clean in between the 3-4 days using, he is so overcome with fear and cravings that i don't know how deep he can really reflect and find the root causes or triggers of his addiction. Does this matter in the success of this? Or can he set more general intentions like the one listed on the protocol and when he is clean, clarity will come and he will be able to go deeper in that healing?

On another note, when you look online and various personal experiences, doing a full dose seem to have reset in a way a lot of people. How safe is this? What can i do to help?
or do you think the more manageable microdosing works just as well?

Any advise would be amazing.

Thank you
May

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Eboka Talk / Re: Help People Find Sitters
« on: November 24, 2016, 11:09:01 PM »
Nope, not yet, but I'ma ping the Neurotranslinguistic Manifestation Administrator for this one. See what he says.

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Flooding / Re: Cant shake the fear of doing a flood
« on: October 31, 2016, 01:54:23 PM »
I have done a flood before, back in 2010. I didn't feel the same, then, though. I mean, I did feel very scared to do it, but I didn't give myself room to back out.

Do you have a sitter or guide of any kind?

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Eboka Talk / Synthesizing Nor-ibogaine to give to people is a BAD IDEA!!!
« on: October 23, 2016, 03:52:21 PM »
At the risk of sounding like a tin-foil hat-wearing alarmist, I will say that I believe that there are significant dangers, psychologically and socially, with experiencing the benefits of nor-ibogaine without having the lessons and experiences brought about by ibogaine.

For clarification: Nor-ibogaine is not present in Tabernanthe iboga. Ibogaine is, it and it is what gives the life lessons and life-affirming experiences that iboga has to offer. Ibogaine, when ingested, is converted by the liver into noribogaine, which is then stored in the body (mostly in the liver and fat cells) for weeks, if not months afterwards, giving people the "glow" normally associated with the post-iboga(ine) flood period.

The problem with giving people the metabolite nor-ibogaine is that people will be experiencing a kind of "glow" or confidence or strength without knowing *why*. They will not know where in their life to direct it. The glow of the after-iboga period is so closely tied to the insights and changes the person has made that to separate the two would be to invite what is, in my opinion, a metaphysical bind.

I hope this makes sense.

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Flooding / Re: Cant shake the fear of doing a flood
« on: October 23, 2016, 02:59:54 PM »
Hey, I'm totally in the same boat as you. I've been wanting to do a flood for over 2 years now, and I've had 3 decent opportunities to flood with a friend as a sitter, and 2 decent opportunities to flood at a retreat center. I chickened out of all 5 opportunities.

I feel you. I've done a lot of meditating on the subject, and I've come to the conclusion that I need to find a girlfriend before I do a flood. Or at least a much better / more supportive social life. Because now, I'm pretty isolated, and if I were to do a flood out of the blue, the proper support systems for me to "permanently" make the changes in my life I want to make might not be in place, which is why I am afraid to do it.

So now I am focusing on connecting with positive people, and lubricating everything energetically, if you will. It sounds like you are often pretty hard on yourself like I am, and if you are in a place psychosocially that allows for such self-berating (like social isolation), it can be a dangerous place spiritually to do iboga.

My advice would be to reach out, don't be so hard on yourself, and have patience that iboga isn't all you need to heal and move forward with your life.

Peace!

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Hi surfingisfun001

Thank you for being so brave enough to talk about this here. I think this subject has the potential to get heated, so I'll just speak my personal opinions on this:

I think Iboga's main action is to enable the body to heal itself. Studies can show that it does this or that (like reduce candida, for example), but I believe that all these details are just part of the bigger picture of what iboga does--enable the body to heal itself.

I think it's worthy to note that your friend does have heart problems, so let's talk about Ayahuasca--

Ayahuasca can be just as effective in healing, especially when it comes to body complaints. Also, when it is combined with other plants from the Amazon jungle, like Cat's Claw, Ajos Sacha, Chuchuhuasi, etc., its healing power can be pretty darn powerful, but it is a longer process, usually with a Shaman or a lot of intuitive knowledge.

I think it's worth a shot talking to your friend about this. Western medicine is so closed-minded when it comes to chronic diseases, especially terminal ones, that it simply surprises me that people sometimes don't explore other options, especially when Death is knocking on the door.

There are so many wonderful anti-cancer plants out there. Also, fasting is pretty powerful! We can do without protein for a long while, especially if we need to enter the healing/cleansing process.

I'd say when you talk with him about this, make it special and planned. Don't be offhand about it in hopes to not overwhelm him. Shamanic medicine is no light matter (obvs).

Much love and good luck to you guys.

~RS

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