Sunday, 23 August 2015

hemp harvest

On arriving home, a neighbour remarked on the visibility of the large amounts of plants in the back of the car.  I am not sure he believed me when I told him it was hemp grown with a licence.  Of course it is. Our CBD rich hemp oil is here:
http://foodforconsciousness.co.uk/product/cbd-enriched-hemp-in-avocado-oil/
Here we are harvesting some hemp in Littlehempston, Devon.


the tricksters

Many humans are more interested in what they suppose to be their 'own minds" or 'inner selves' than the mind of nature...

"The way out of the trap is to discern what is genuinely human in our minds, and what is inhumane, stupid, mechanical, blind, imitative – in short, we must understand human potential in order to see how it is distorted and subverted. Imagine, for instance, that you never heard Beethoven´s 5th symphony played as it really is, but only a distorted version with the notes totally deformed. You could only know that the music was distorted if you knew the true, undistorted version. Likewise, we must realize our authentic minds, our true human potential, in order to see how we are deviated. This is the challenge of the predators.

I have a little phrase for this situation: I say, Human potential comes in a trickster package." JLL

http://www.whale.to/b/lash.html

more about global ibogaine conference





press release:

Between March 14-16th, 2016 in Tepoztlan, Mexico, the 2016 Global Ibogaine Conference will convene experts from around the world to discuss ibogaine therapy, the climate of global drug policy, and the sustainability and traditional uses of Tabernanthe iboga.

Since the 1980s ibogaine, the primary psychoactive extract of T. iboga, has increasingly been used experimentally in the detoxification from opiates and as a treatment for substance use disorders. Early clinical trials confirmed some very promising initial reports, but were later suspended because of funding and litigation. Ibogaine’s use has continued to grow, from the early peer-to-peer drug user networks, to today when ibogaine is administered under compassionate access or experimental legal frameworks in some progressive hospitals, medical centers, retreats, and private therapeutic practices around the world. The landscape of ibogaine research and practice has changed dramatically. Today clinical investigations are being re-initiated looking not only at its use in addiction treatment, but also other conditions.

The event is a partnership between The Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance (GITA), the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS), and Espolea (Mexico City). It is the 5th international conference hosted by GITA, and the first major public conference in the series. It features influential speakers from across the fields of psychology, harm reduction, and drug policy reform, and ibogaine research, including Claudio Naranjo, Stanton Peele, Kenneth Alper, Jeffrey Kamlet, Andrew Tatarski, and many others.

The conference pre-session from March 12-13th, 2016 will be the first ever Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification for Ibogaine Therapists. course, available through GITA, goes beyond the standards emergency protocols certified by the American Heart Association to discuss practical concerns for monitoring patients in a clinical setting. It will also include important changes to ACLS interventions and appropriate medications to avoid negative interaction, in order to prevent emergency situations during ibogaine administration.

Registration for the event as well as the pre- and post-conference sessions, will open on August 1st, 2015. For more information about the conference, including confirmed speakers, program outline, and to sign up for email updates, please visit: http://www.ibogaineconference.org 

global ibogaine conference

I am so excited about this event and have booked my early bird ticket already.  I am thrilled that this conference at this location too, , because this village is somewhere I am very keen to visit.  There seems to be a constellation of ibogaine activity in Mexico, although the root it comes from, iboga, actually grows in Africa.  It makes sense though because of the character of Mexico, in terms of both the people and the land.  You can read an article I recently wrote about ibogaine treatment here: http://foodforconsciousness.co.uk/ibogaine-miracles/.  I am available by phone or email to advise anyone considering this kind of experience (contact details in the article).


Regarding the conference:

http://www.ibogaineconference.org/

Ibogaine as a Contemporary Therapeutic Tool

Between March 14-16th, 2016, the Global Ibogaine Conference will convene experts from around the world to discuss ibogaine therapy, the climate of global drug policy, and the sustainability and traditional uses of Tabernanthe iboga.

Since the 1980s ibogaine has increasingly been used experimentally in the detoxification from opiates and as a treatment for substance use disorders. Early clinical trials confirmed some very promising initial reports, but were later suspended because of funding and litigation. Ibogaine’s use has continued to grow, from the early peer-to-peer drug user networks, to today when ibogaine is administered under compassionate access or experimental legal frameworks in some progressive hospitals, medical centers, retreats, and private therapeutic practices around the world. The landscape of ibogaine research and practice has changed dramatically. Today clinical investigations are being re-initiated looking not only at its use in addiction treatment, but also other conditions.

The conference will be held at the Jardin de la Abundancia hotel in Tepoztlan, Mexico.


Tepoztlan, also known locally as “Pueblo Magico,” is a beautiful small village located just more than an hour outside of Mexico City in the state of Morelos. It’s home to Tepozteco, an ancient Aztec pyramid that overlooks the valley from the surrounding mountains, as well as a large market that expands from the plaza to fill the town’s main streets during the weekend.

protect your spirit

they have entered the reality of the already dead”
"protect your spirit because you're in the place where spirits get eaten"
and a very perceptive and subtle point about 'drunken indians' which I think is highly applicable in modern society regarding addiction.. They couldn't participate in the system that was imposed on them while their natural lifestyle was ripped from them.  The growing addiction problem may turn out to be a major impetus for change.
"without them we wouldn't be here today"

cowboys and indians


 a man, a woman,
 a sort of love
 she was a beautiful woman
 but he did a lot of ugly things to turn her world around
 in his own way he loved her too
 trying to be his own man
 conquer the world when he couldn’t
 she became his last stand
 he was cowboys she was indians

 John Trudell

Saturday, 22 August 2015

anosognosia and confabulation

Self-deception, delusion, anosognosia (lack of insight into own condition) and confabulation (fabrication while believing it to be true) typically follow brain injury.