Addiction and Obsession

Copyright 1992 Newsday, Inc. Newsday November 19, 1992, Thursday, NASSAU AND SUFFOLK EDITION SECTION: PART II; ADDICTION & OBSESSION; Pg. 68 Other Edition: City Pg. 72 LENGTH: 4505 words HEADLINE: Howard Lotsof insists he has the cure for drug addiction. Some authorities are beginning to take him seriously. BYLINE: By…

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Trip of a Lifetime

Sebastian Horsley The Observer — (Sunday June 20, 2004) He’s tried clinics and therapy, Narcotics Anonymous and rehab. He’s taken up exercise and gone through reduction cures. He’s even given up on giving up. Now, though, Sebastian Horsley thinks he may have found the answer to his lifelong craving for…

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Is the Addiction Doctor the Voodoo Priest of Western Man?

Is the addiction doctor the voodoo priest of Western man? Extended version of an article that appeared in Addiction Research,  Special Issue, Vol. 8 (6), pp. 589-598. © Copyright 2000, 2001 Peter Cohen. All rights reserved. For Harry Levine, who invented the ‘discovery’ of addiction.[1] Reproduced by Permission of the…

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Iboga-tourism in Central Africa

Iboga Tourism Nick Sandberg Reproduced by Permission Introduction Travelling to Central Africa to take part in a bizarre and perilous tribal ceremony – the Bwiti initiation ritual – might seem an unlikely vacation choice to many. But for some in the West it is proving an increasingly alluring proposition. The…

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The Bwiti Religion

The Bwiti Religion …and the psychoactive plant Tabernanthe iboga (Equatorial Africa) Giorgio Samorini Reproduced by Permission (Original Publication: Integration, 5: 105-114) The use of vegetable hallucinogens by humans for religious purposes is very ancient, probably even older than its use for healing, magic or teaching purposes. The profound alterations in…

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Adam, Eve and Iboga

Iboga (Adam & Eve) Giorgio Samorini Reproduced by Permission (Original Publication: Integration, vol. 4, pp. 4-10) Abstract In this article, the author describes his personal experience in a Bwiti religious community of Northern Gabon, where Tabernanthe iboga, a powerful hallucinogenic plant, is used sacramentally. He believes that Bwiti represents one…

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Heroin, Ibogaine and Patrick Kroupa

Copyright © 2002, Marc Powell / marc[at]rotten.com (Original Publication: Cool Beans #13, 2002) Patrick Kroupa: career addict, co-founder of the hacker culture stronghold “MindVox,” writer of Apple ][e viruses, member of the legendary bad-ass hacker group “Legion of Doom,” and presently an outspoken ibogaine activist. CB: How long have you…

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Ibogaine: Therapy of Last Hope

Therapy of Last Hope, or Communion Amid Cannibal Tribes (Partial Translation by Author / Summary)   Copyright © 2009, Sebastian Daniel All Rights Reserved Iboga, coming in from humanity’s homeland – Africa, has been used as an effective drug to combat addiction to heroin, cocaine, nicotine or alcohol since the…

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