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PSYCHEDELIC TALES {1} ~ Introduction

Hello friends and family, hoping you’re managing to do as best you can in this strange yet beautiful existence.

In the next coming weeks I will be writing my experiences of psychedelics down, one could say it will be a trip report. Trip reports are when people come back to this reality from their psychedelic experience and explain, at least, try, in words, their journey.

Throughout my younger years I have explored, as a psychonaut {one who explores psychedelics, a pioneer, a psychedelic astronaut discovering new worlds and bringing back gems of insight}, many different plant medicines and would like to share with the world and bring awareness to these reality-altering compounds.

I am aware of this being a topic that is taboo and many have been told by government’s and such that these compounds are bad and dangerous. I’d like to ask you to question what you have been told and to be open-minded about this topic. We all hold different beliefs and views, that’s okay and somewhere we meet in the middle.

I hope you enjoy my tales of the psychedelic excursions I have undertaken throughout my life. Maybe you’ll learn something, maybe the horizons of your mind may open up further or maybe you’re curious to read; whatever it is that you take from these tales, I hope you enjoy them.

With Love,

~Amber {DiosRaw}, 13/10/21, Love Is The Answer

Healing Therapies {24} ~ Traditional Mongolian Medicine {TMM}

“Traditional Mongolian Medicine : There are sources written down 3,000 years ago that say that ancient Hünnü people and Mongols used to sterilize wounds using the pungent herbs Artemisia, thyme, and edelweiss. They produced essential volatile oils and emitted heat when they were burned, which guaranteed purity. The people of the forests and other parts of Mongolia had a good medicine called Kadif. They dressed wounds with medical herbs and treated typhoid with the root-stock of rhubarb. Old Man Tsargin twirled his beard and wafted smoke over the fainted hero Geser, after which he regained consciousness. The nomadic Mongols treated mountain-sickness with the fumes of burning hair. This type of medicine was and remains very common among the nomadic people. It has become traditional. Every nation has specific magical ways of medical treatment or quackery. Central Asia has a severe continental climate with four seasons, in which nomadic Mongolians moved from place to place tending to their domestic animals. So their way of life and medical treatment are very peculiar. The methods of the medical treatment derived from their simple lives. Like medicine in the West, there are many traditional methods of treating illnesses in Mongolia, including:

  1. Bleeding and lancing
  2. Moxibustion
  3. Acupuncture
  4. Manipulation, massage and bone-setting
  5. Dom: healing spells

These methods are famous as Oriental methods to treat illnesses and they have helped to cure many thousands of them. These kinds of treatments are valued highly. Medical herbs, limbs of animals, and minerals are used as natural forms of medical treatment. They are sometimes used individually and sometimes mixed with each other for medical purposes. The Mongolians’ five kinds of animals serve not only as a basis for basic necessities but also as a source of medical treatments. Mongolians combine medicine with psychological treatments and use sayings, such as mantras, shamanist charms, and prophesy. There are certain influences of Buddhism in our medical treatment, such as the use of spells and the stating of one’s requests and mantra expressions.”

Source ~ https://mongolianstore.com/traditional-mongolian-medicine/

Ayurveda {4} ~ Ayurvedic Food

Just like there are three principle body energies, there are also three psychic energies in Ayurveda: rajas, sattva, and tamas. These three psychic energies align with the life cycle, with rajas being associated with birth, sattva with life and maintenance, and tamas with death and destruction.

Ayurvedic cooking focuses on creating warm meals focused on sattvic foods, meaning foods and ingredients that are ripe, fresh, and natural, that also promote overall gut health. When creating Ayurvedic meals, these are the core ingredients, the ones that make the majority of the dish, and which are recommended to be consumed regularly. Ingredients like meat, eggs, and onion are classified as being rajasic food, meaning that, when eaten too frequently, they may induce overstimulation and eventual stress and anxiety.

Ingredients by dosha ~

VATA

Eat more: Well-ripened fruit, cooked oatmeal, cooked rice, warm milk, cream, butter, warm soup, hot cereals, freshly baked bread, raw nuts, nut butters.

Moderate: Cranberries, pears, pomegranates, saffron, turmeric, kidney beans, black beans, red meat, wheat, barley, buckwheat, corn, dry oat, millet.

Avoid: Raw vegetables, unripe fruit, coriander seed, fenugreek, parsley, thyme, iced drinks.

PITTA

Eat more: Cold cereal, cinnamon toast, apple tea, vegetarian foods, milk, grains, and vegetables. Prioritize eating seasonally –– cold food in the summer and warm food in the winter.

Moderate: Red meat, coffee, butter, and added fat.

Avoid: Pickles, sour cream, cheese, alcoholic and fermented foods, egg yolks, nuts, hot spices, honey, hot drinks.

KAPHA

Eat more: Romaine lettuce, endive, tonic water, cumin, fenugreek, sesame seed, turmeric. Prioritize lightly cooked food, raw fruits and vegetables. Spicy foods in the winter. Dry cooking methods such as baking, broiling, grilling, and sautéing are preferable.

Moderate: Ghee, butter and oils.

Avoid: Sugar, fats, dairy, chilled food and drinks.

Psychedelics {9} ~ 5-Me0-DMT

“5-MeO-DMT is a natural psychedelic drug found in the venom of the Colorado River toad, Bufo Alvarius, also known as the Sonoran Desert toad. Smoking 5-MeO-DMT induces a short but intense psychedelic experience or ‘trip’, with hallucinogenic effects that are significantly stronger than those induced by DMT (the primary psychoactive molecule found in Ayahuasca). Despite this, the difference between 5-MeO-DMT and DMT is just a single Methoxy group, and it is structurally similar to other psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin and DMT.

Also present in at least nine families of plants, trees, and shrubs, use of 5-MeO-DMT as a psychedelic drug has been traced back some 3000 years in the form of crushed seeds known as ‘Yopo’, which are still used in spiritual ceremonies in Venezuela, Columbia, and Brazil. 5-MeO-DMT was first synthesised in 1936 by chemists Toshio Hoshino and Kenya Shimodaira and identified as an active component of Amazonian snuffs in 1959. Since then, 5-MeO-DMT has been detected in human blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid.

Legal 5-MeO-DMT was readily available online as a ‘research chemical’, and grew increasingly popular before being made illegal in the USA in 2011, after which many other countries followed suit and banned the substance.

Due to these restrictions, research into 5-MeO-DMT is extremely limited and only a handful of studies have been conducted to date.

There is research which suggests that 5-MeO-DMT could have associations with improvements in anxiety and depression. It is sometimes used as an adjunct to Ibogaine therapy for the treatment of addiction. This may be effective because 5-MeO-DMT has been shown to down-regulate a receptor involved in the reward mechanism of drug abuse. The same study found that cells treated with 5-MeO-DMT show a similar response to anti-depressant medications. Further research is needed to investigate 5-MeO-DMT’s potential anti-depressive properties.

There have been suggestions that 5-MeO-DMT could be of use in understanding the neurobiological basis of hallucinations and for antipsychotic drug development.”

Source ~ https://www.drugscience.org.uk/drug-information/5-meo-dmt/#5MeODMT5

Psychedelics {8} ~ DMT {N,N-Dimethyltryptamine}

“DMT, or N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, is a psychedelic chemical that occurs naturally in both plants and animals from underwater organisms to land mammals. DMT is also the active hallucinogenic compound in ayahuasca, a tea brewed from the shrub Psychotria viridis used for ritual purposes by indigenous people in the Amazon.

People also ingest DMT in crystal form, smoking it in a pipe or bong, as well as vaporized. This form of ingestion produces a powerful but short-lasting hallucinogenic state, considered to be one of the most intense psychedelic experiences in existence.

It can also retain its psychoactive properties in other forms, including psilocybin (4-PO-HO-DMT, found in psilocybin mushrooms).

Many often confuse DMT with 5-MeO-DMT, or 5-Methoxy-N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, which is also a hallucinogenic compound. 5-MeO-DMT looks exactly like DMT on both a macro and micro level, but the latter has a few extra atoms attached, which is enough to change the experience. While the DMT experience tends to be highly visual, 5-MeO-DMT is more like a perspective shift. For this guide, we’ll focus on DMT.

Experience

Many factors contribute to the DMT experience, including dose, mindset, setting, and your body’s personal chemistry. With that in mind, each individual journey will be unique to the person, time, and place, and there’s no way to predict exactly what will happen. That being said, DMT does induce some common experiences and effects that can help you prepare for your journey.

What to expect
DMT-induced psychedelic experiences occur when a dose of 0.2 mg/kg or higher is ingested. When smoked, DMT is a very fast-acting substance with peak subjective experience occurring around 2 minutes after ingestion and completely resolving within 15 to 20 minutes.[1] When taken as an ayahuasca brew, the effects can take up to an hour to appear and may last for several hours.

Mixing DMT into the liquids found in vape pens is a newer form of ingestion. The benefit of this is the ease of consumption. And because the intensity of DMT depends on the dose, vaping it can cause hallucinations that are as or more intense than consuming it in more traditional ways. This can be a good or a bad thing. However, some believe that vaping DMT isn’t the safest way to consume the drug and should be approached with caution.

Low doses (0.05 to 0.1 mg/kg) of DMT primarily affect physical and emotional states with few to no perceptual hallucinations. Higher doses typically produce rapid kaleidoscopic images full of intensely “techno-colored” abstract and representational displays. Auditory hallucinations are less common and usually aren’t a very prominent feature of the experience. Some people experience alternating sensations of hot and cold.

Passing states of anxiety are common, though so are euphoric states. Somewhat paradoxically, these two states can be experienced simultaneously. Out-of-body experiences, or dissociation of awareness from the physical body, is very common with DMT at higher doses. Many people consider this a hallmark of the experience.

In his 2000 book, The Spirit Molecule, psychedelic researcher and psychologist Rick Strassman describes studies in which about half of the volunteers entered “freestanding, independent levels of existence” during a DMT trip or psychological planes where “intelligent beings”, “entities”, “aliens”, “guides” and “helpers” were found. Ethnobotanist and psychonaut Terrence McKenna called these beings “machine elves.” According to Strassman’s work, they take the form of “clowns, reptiles, mantises, bees, spiders, cacti, and stick figures.” Reports of these kinds of beings seem to be unique to DMT trips.”

Source ~ https://www.google.com/amp/s/thethirdwave.co/psychedelics/dmt/amp/

~Amla~

Amla is a fruit that has been used in Ayurvedic treatments for thousands of years. Known in Sanskrit as Amlaki, the literal meaning of Amla is ‘sour,’ but it is synonymous with Emblica officinalis, a fruit tree that grows throughout India. The Amla fruit is sour-tasting and likened to a gooseberry.

Amla has a powerful effect on the body’s regulatory systems, and is known to elevate energy, promote reproductive health, maintain healthy cholesterol levels and improve the respiratory system. It acts as a tonic not only for the physical body, but for the sense organs and the mind.

~Vibrational Medicine~

Vibrational medicine is a term used to describe a wide variety of healing remedies and methodologies which makes use of the universal life force or Source energy which supports life on this planet. Since all organisms are of this life force, healers and therapists use the knowledge of this energy (found in living organisms as plants, gemstones and crystals, water, sunlight, and the foods we eat) to restore energetic balance where needed. Source energy healers channel Source energy directly.

The physical manifestation which we recognise as the human body is said to be made up of a series of interweaving and interconnecting energy fields which deal with various aspects of our personality e.g. the astral body of energy which is linked to our emotional life. Vibrational medicine is also a healing philosophy which aims to treat the whole person by integrating and balancing those higher energy systems which create the physical, cellular patterns of manifestation.