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#121 phalanx

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 07:19 AM

It sounds like the caapi dose was weak. It would explain the poor potency and quick comedown, and also maybe the lack of caapi smell in the brew. Maybe it was a bad piece of vine or the filtering method removed some potency. Maybe you should go back and do exactly what you did first time. Then the only variable will be the potency of the herbs.

I usually use the 2-stage drinking method myself. Also small sips are least nauseating to swallow.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 11:10 AM

It sounds like the caapi dose was weak.

if this were the case,
would it be feasible to compensate for the lack of caapi potency
by upping the quantity used?

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 11:14 AM

most certainly, caapi's quite mild and safe at much higher doses

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 04:07 PM

a brew of 70g caapi/70g viridis,
reduced to 110ml and split into two equal measures as per previous session,
was ingested two weeks ago on saturday night
around midnight...

my week leading up to this session had been spent thinking about how to best approach it
since the previous one had felt too much like i was trying to force the visionary aspect
and for me, the purge had been a reflection of this.
i thought back to the message i had received from the unknown man in the first session:
that i wasn't yet strong enough
and that i should just take the medicine.
i decided that this then would be my approach;
that i would not seek any visions
but simply absorb the 'huasca
and whatever else occurred i would consider a gift from the vine.

earlier in the week, i had also purchased issue 67 of shaman's drum
and read the two excellent interviews by timothy white with jimmy weiskopf and constance gauds.
i also spent some time looking at timothy white's front cover painting 'ingano shaman',
depicting shaman don antonio jacanamijoy,
and sensing its evocation of joy and wonderment.
charged with these ayahuascarian insights, i was ready.

this brew was straight, no powdered milk to improve taste
yet it went down much easier than the previous, treated brew.
approx. one hour after ingesting the first 55ml
i felt activation thru' a short lived visual precursor,
similar to the one in the previous session.
i waited a further half hour before ingesting the other 55ml
and from there yage slowly got to work,
staying with me throughout the night until daybreak.
i struck-up a dialogue with the vine
and it spoke to me with words and images,
revealing a little of it's nature
whilst providing a slow, steady stream of muted light.
in order to aid illumination next time
i will increase the caapi dose slightly
and add some chagraponga
aquired from maya ethnobotanicals.

i experienced no purge,
apart from a smallish discharge of mucous from my left nostril, early morning.
then, with the sun rising, so came the (unwanted!) mechanical noises of the day.
planes flying in and out of the local international airport
filled me with concern, as they often fly so close together.
one pair appeared to be deliberately gunning their vehicles
in a macho game of airline pilot 'tag'.
the fact that i used to have recurring dreams when i was younger
of planes crashing over my home town, did not help
and left me in an anxious state for a short while.
once this passed, however, i managed to lighten my mood
by playing around with humorous ancient egyptian-themed imaginings,
only to rise and look in the mirror
and see that a curious stigmata had manifested on the end of my nose
in the shape of what appeared to be a scorpions tale!
needless to say, i wasn't much thrilled with the prospect
of having to walk around for the next few days with this rather apparent mystical symbol stamped on my face for all to see,
particularly being in such a vulnerable post-session state!!
fortunately, however, it wore off as the morning progressed,
being as it were formed of very fine markings,
and left me highly amused at the weird things which can happen whilst under the influence =)
i guess that serves me right for using tutankhamun as the butt of my jokes!!!

the rest of the morning was spent doing a few things around the house and garden.
i then smoked a pipe of sacred tobacco in thanx to the vine,
and spent the afternoon and evening in a blissed-out horizontal state on my bed.
no headache was experienced.

i've decided that i won't be doing another session until the next full moon
as the effects from this one have gone quite deep
and i am still coming to terms with the energies it is opening-up in me.

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 06:13 AM

a brew of 70g caapi/70g viridis,
reduced to 110ml and split into two equal measures as per previous session,
was ingested two weeks ago on saturday night
around midnight...

my week leading up to this session had been spent thinking about how best to approach it
since the previous one had felt too much like i was trying to force the visionary aspect
and for me, the purge had been a reflection of this.
i thought back to the message i had received from the unknown man in the first session:
that i wasn't yet strong enough
and that i should just take the medicine.
i decided that this then would be my approach;
that i would not seek any visions
but simply absorb the 'huasca
and whatever else occurred i would consider a gift from the vine.

earlier in the week, i had also purchased issue 67 of shaman's drum
and read the two excellent interviews by timothy white with jimmy weiskopf and constance gauds.
i also spent some time looking at timothy white's front cover painting 'ingano shaman',
depicting shaman don antonio jacanamijoy,
and sensing its evocation of joy and wonderment.
charged with these ayahuascarian insights, i was ready.

this brew was straight, no powdered milk to improve taste
yet it went down much easier than the previous, treated brew.
approx. one hour after ingesting the first 55ml
i felt activation thru' a short lived visual precursor,
similar to the one in the previous session.
i waited a further half hour before ingesting the other 55ml
and from there yage slowly got to work,
staying with me throughout the night until daybreak.
i struck-up a dialogue with the vine
and it spoke to me with words and images,
revealing a little of it's nature
whilst providing a slow, steady stream of muted light.
in order to aid the illumination next time
i will increase the caapi dose slightly
and add some chagraponga,
aquired from maya ethnobotanicals.

i experienced no purge,
apart from a smallish discharge of mucous from my left nostril, early morning.
then, with the sun rising, so came the (unwanted!) mechanical noises of the day.
planes flying in and out of the local international airport
filled me with concern, as they often fly so close together.
one pair appeared to be deliberately gunning their vehicles
in a macho game of airline pilot 'tag'.
the fact that i used to have recurring dreams when i was younger
of planes crashing over my home town, did not help
and left me in an anxious state for a short while.
once this passed, however, i managed to lighten my mood
by playing around with humorous ancient egyptian-themed imaginings,
only to rise and look in the mirror
and see that a curious stigmata had manifested on the end of my nose
in the shape of what appeared to be a scorpions tale!
needless to say, i wasn't much thrilled with the prospect
of having to walk around for the next few days with this rather apparent mystical symbol stamped on my face for all to see,
particularly being in such a vulnerable post-session state!!
fortunately, however, it wore off as the morning progressed,
being as it were formed of very fine markings,
and left me highly amused at the weird things which can happen whilst under the influence =)
i guess that serves me right for using tutankhamun as the butt of my jokes!!!

the rest of the morning was spent doing a few things around the house and garden.
a pipe of sacred tobacco was smoked in thanx to the vine,
and i spent the afternoon and evening in a blissed-out state on my bed.
no headache experienced.

i've decided that i won't be doing another session until the next full moon
as the effects from this one have gone quite deep
and i am still coming to terms with the energies it is opening me up to.

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 07:40 AM

nice write-up.
any imagery or spirit contact occur ?

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:22 AM

thanx, hip.
no, no spirit contacts this time.
imagery was not strong.
certainly nothing discernable as everday objects, at least.
imagery which did manifest
appeared to convey a process of selection in nature,
not just on the purely physical/surface level
but more on the cellular level:
something to do with the matching of vibrational frequencies of suitable elements
in the path of a developing entity
in order that it may reach a state of desired expression.
the imagery used to convey this
i can only compare to the old telephone exchanges
where call transfers were made thru' electromechanical switching gear.

i forgot to mention in my post
that i received a simple whistling icaro that morning!
at least, i'm assuming that's what it was
as i've never heard an icaro before.
it felt like one, as it seemed to resonate
with the call of a bird in the rainforest
and had a healing effect on me
as i repeated it throughout the morning.
alas, after an afternoon nap,
it left me!
i had planned on recording it but didn't realise it would be so fragile
that it would fly away so quickly!
i suspect it did not need to stay
as it had fulfilled its job.
i'll be better prepared next time ;)

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:48 AM

Sounds like a cool trip you had. Pity about losing the icaro but you may remember it again on a future trip.

Its good to take a long break between aya trips. it takes plenty of time to fully comprehend them and gain their full value.

Drinking too frequently can be a waste. new insights walk on old ones that haven't been fully understood and I find I get confused.

Drinking 2 or 3 nights in a row when well prepared may turn out great as long as you have a few weeks to integrate it afterwards. trips that close together seem to have the same theme which gets further developed each night. On the other hand, drinking once a week is too often imo, even though I have often broken my own advice.:)

Recently i have had a breakthrough in my mental health and it was all inspired by the ayahuasca. top stuff! Recently i had an eye test and was told I had above average sight for my age. 10 years ago i was told i was mildly short sighted in another test. Aya?

#129 Hippie3

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:22 AM

frankly that would not really surprise me
if the aya was 'healing' you
in many ways.
if it were legal
there'd be folks going town to town
selling bottles of this magic 'elixer'
as a tonic for all manners of illness.

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 07:06 AM

Its good to take a long break between aya trips. it takes plenty of time to fully comprehend them and gain their full value.

Drinking too frequently can be a waste. new insights walk on old ones that haven't been fully understood and I find I get confused.


definately.
my trips are often informed by my daily living
and need some sort of proactivity on my behalf to fuel them.
plus, there's only so much time-travelling
i can undertake in a short space of time
without losing track of where, when and who i am!




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