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 in the Treatment of Chemical Dependence Disorders

Ibogaine in the Treatment of Chemical Dependence Disorders: Clinical Perspectives Copyright © 1994, Howard S. Lotsof All Rights Reserved Reproduced by permission of: The Ibogaine Dossier (Original Publication: MAPS – Volume 5, Number 3, Winter 1994-95) Dedicated to the work of J. Bastiaans and N. Adriaans In memory of N.…

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Ibogaine: A Novel Anti-Addictive Compound…

Ibogaine: A Novel Anti-Addictive Compound A Comprehensive Literature Review By: Jonathan Freedlander Advisor: Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore County Introduction and History Ibogaine is a naturally occurring indole alkaloid, found in a variety of African shrubs of the Tabernanthe genus (Obach, Pablo, and Mash, 1998). The root of…

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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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Ibogaine: Treatment Outcomes and Observations

MAPS Bulletin volume xiii number 2 winter 2003 Ibogaine: Treatment Outcomes and Observations Epoptica & Junk the Magic Dragon (Hattie Wells & Patrick K. Kroupa) Background Ibogaine is a naturally-occurring psychoactive indole alkaloid derived from the roots of the African rainforest shrub Tabernanthe iboga. Ibogaine is traditionally used by indigenous…

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Ibogaine in the 21st Century: Boosters, Tune-ups and Maintenance

maps • volume xv number 1 • Spring 2005 By Patrick K. Kroupa & Hattie Wells History The history of using ibogaine to break the cycle of drug-dependence is relatively short. While it is likely that the CIBA pharmaceutical company and the US government were aware of ibogaine’s anti-addictive properties…

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Extraction studies of Tabernanthe iboga…

Original Reference: Nat Prod Lett 2002 Feb;16(1):71-6 Jenks CW. Extraction studies of Tabernanthe iboga and Voacanga africana Abstract: The root bark of Tabernanthe iboga contains ibogaine as its predominant alkaloid and has been an important source of it. Ibogaine is used experimentally to interrupt drug addiction and allow therapeutic intervention,…

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London: Ibogaine 2001 Conference

Copyright © 2001, Patrick K. Kroupa All Rights Reserved Original Publication: Heroin Times On December 12th, the second ibogaine conference to be held in London took place. Roughly 100 people gathered for the event; many of them traveling from all over the world to take part in the proceedings. Ibogaine…

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