Ayahuasca questions & commentary [merged]
Posted 28 October 2005 - 09:45 PM
It's much more noticable with a strong brew, strong enough to make me purge easily and decrease the nasia drastically. . this is when I really tend to feel the positive anti depresent effects the next day. It's a very content and calm emotional state that I find very enjoyable. :)
All Hail the brain soup!!!!!! lol
Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:13 PM
With mescaline i view maois as a definite no no due to the health risks involved, although i have read posts here of some using this combination with good results. I consider these folks lucky after hearing some of our more experienced members views. I remember Hippie3 saying something to the effect of dangerous or fatal results due to skyrocketing blood pressure when combined with mescaline. Hip, if you read this could you please elaborate on this danger? I would like to get as much info about maoi/drug combos as possible in this thread.
Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:38 PM
I've been told by a friend that using melatonin together with mescaline has bonus effect. Have to check that out sometime ;)
Posted 29 October 2005 - 07:49 AM
Once this technique is perfected it will possible for anyone to explore the psychedelic experience free from the stigma of criminal activity and profiteering drug dealers.
jerks like that piss me off,
they like to think they're better
but i got news-
even if you gather your own materials from the wild,
you're still engaging in
'criminal activity' when you brew it up, mr. j. b. fleming.
you're no better than any other criminal, no better than a dealer.
Posted 29 October 2005 - 07:54 AM
I remember Hippie3 saying something to the effect of dangerous or fatal results due to skyrocketing blood pressure when combined with mescaline. Hip, if you read this could you please elaborate on this danger? I would like to get as much info about maoi/drug combos as possible in this thread.
that is the common consensus.
really mesc is chemically and to an extent physiologically very similar to amphetamine, and the risk of combining an MAOI with amphetamine-like compounds should be obvious to any experienced experimenter.
ditto with opiates and barbituates, any compound that alters heartrate, breathing, etc. is dangerous when combined with MAOIs so one must dose wisely else possibly suffer adverse consequences perhaps even death.
Posted 31 October 2005 - 09:37 AM
Rituals may express a part of a larger social doctrine, or simply of a personal one. In religion, a ritual can comprise the prescribed outward forms of performing worship, the cultus or cult of a particular observation within a religion or religious denomination. Although ritual is often used in context with worship performed in a church, the actual relationship between any religion's doctrine and its ritual(s) can vary considerably from religion to religion. Ritual often has a close connection with reverence, thus a ritual in many cases expresses reverence for a deity. Religious rituals have also included human sacrifice and other forms of ritual murder. In the occult, rituals are used as a process to achieve results. In Chaos magick, the theory behind ritual is that acting something out as if it were true causes the mind to believe that it is true. So belief, ritual and neuroscience are all linked.
Outside worship and reverence, rituals can have a more basic sociological function in expressing, inculcating and reinforcing the shared values and beliefs of a society. Rituals range from the grand and ceremonial (such as royal coronations) to the trite and everyday (such as hand-shaking when people meet).
Among other rituals that are not religious in nature are graduation ceremonies, presidential inauguration ceremonies, and oaths of allegiance. Ritual thus is as much political as religious in orientation.
Rituals have formed a part of human culture for tens of thousands of years. The earliest known evidence of burial rituals dates from around 20,000 years ago. (Older skeletons show no signs of deliberate 'burial', and as such lack clear evidence of the materialization of ritual.)
Rituals can aid in creating a firm sense of group identity. Humans have used rituals to create a social bond and aleve the isolation that can be felt otherwise.
In psychology, the term ritual sometimes refers to a specific action or series of actions that a person performs in a given context which otherwise has no apparent reason or purpose. The term may refer especially to compulsive behaviors of people afflicted with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Posted 31 October 2005 - 11:12 AM
they are all around us watching everything we do, this I know, and if they know you can sense them they will come in droves to fuck with your head
seeing is believing
Posted 31 October 2005 - 03:36 PM
As for ritual, the most I get into that is the paced time I dose, (around or on the equenox and solstice) and there are certain places I enjoy doing it. The preperation is also a bit of a ceremony for me. . . I've come to know that existance is in a state of constant change and I'm part of that existance. I don't like to connect my being to statically to certain superficial intentions/acts. So each experience is varied in how I go about it, introspecively and emotionally. To focus on the truth of the ever changing infinite moment we exsit in, to be honest with myself and to be within empathy of the life around me/within me are my "prayers".
Posted 01 January 2006 - 12:19 PM
Here is a good quote from the thread:
I suspect this has more to do with 'set and setting' than anything else. If folks have a different emotional feeling about caapi than rue then that will strongly effect the experience. If someone believes that caapi has a 'spirit' and rue doesn't then obviously their experience of the two will be extremely different. Looking back through this thread I was struck by how little consistency there is between different peoples experiences. Some say caapi is more reliable, others that rue is more reliable. Some say caapi is 'wiser' others that rue is at least as wise. Some say rue is 'rougher' others that caapi can be at least as rough. etc etc.
Posted 01 January 2006 - 12:26 PM
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Posted 02 January 2006 - 08:45 AM
I tried gel capped mimosa powder once and it didnt work well. I think it was due to the gelatine combining with the powder to form a gummy indigestible blob in my stomach. You wouldnt have this problem with purified alkaloids, or rue i'd say.
Rue and purified dmt sounds like an easy combo to keep down, BUT go easy on the rue dose. The more you take, the greater the chance of sickness. I would advise the same for purified maoi extracts. Nausea seems to be part of the pharmacological effects, rather than due to "impurities".