The Conscious Cafe: Eric Taub

by Daniel Holeman and Roberta Walker Holeman: So I’m speaking now with Eric Taub from Florida, who is a therapist and a practitioner who is speaking about the substance called ibogaine. And we’ll start off with welcoming you Eric. Taub: Hi there. Walker: Hi, Eric. Holeman: Hi, and why don’t…

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Brain Waves

How a UM doctor may soon unveil the ultimate cure for addictions, and uncovered the mystery surrounding sudden cocaine deaths (Reprinted from South Florida magazine) By Nina L. Diamond  Photograph by Jane Mitchell Cocaine overdoses had become more common in South Florida than frostbite in Alaska. At the peak of…

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Uncovering Ibogaine

the Deborah Mash Interview with Paul DeRienzo Dr. Deborah Mash is a faculty member in the Department of Neurology of the University of Miami, School of Medicine with a secondary appointment in Cellular Molecular Pharmacology. Dr. Mash’s area of expertise is called Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience and her doctoral dissertation was…

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Natural Healing

A Miracle Cure for Addiction? by Tristram Korten Photographs © 2006, Simon Hare Photography Ocean Drive Magazine / (April 2006) Though South Beach may be a hotspot for A-list substance abuse, across the causeway a Miami doctor is struggling to legalize an astonishing treatment derived from an African plant. Most…

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The Importance of Psychonautics for the Modern World

Copyright © 2003, Hattie Wells All Rights Reserved   Reproduced by Permission of Author Shamans and psychonauts are individuals who choose to embark upon a voyage of discovery into the universe of the mind. Such a journey is initiated via a variety of means by which a perspective shift, an…

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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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Pharmahuasca, Anahuasca and Vinho da Jurema

Human Pharmacology of Oral DMT Plus Harmine Copyright © 1997, Jonathan Ott All Rights Reserved / Reproduced by Permission of Jonathan Ott (Original Publication: Yearbook for Ethnomedicine 1997/98) Abstract A summary is presented of human self-experiments or psychonautic bioassays of pharmahuasca-capsules containing crystalline N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) plus harmine, as well as…

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The Delphic Bee, Jonathan Ott

Purple Ascent, by Dave Hunter (Gammalyte)

Bees and Toxic Honeys as pointers to Psychoactive and other Medicinal Plants Copyright © 1998, Jonathan Ott All Rights Reserved (Original Publication: Economic Botany 52(3):260 -266,1998) Herein a brief review, with 49 references, of the history and phytochemistry of toxic honeys, in which bees have sequestered secondary compounds naturally occurring…

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Applied Psychonautics, Jonathan Ott

Ayahuasca to Pharmahuasca to Anahuasca Copyright © 2001, Jonathan Ott All Rights Reserved / Reproduced by Permission Scientific study of the South American shamanic potion ayahuasca commenced in the mid-19th century, and by 1970 had clarified its botany and chemistry. Stems of the major source-plant, Banisteriopsis caapi, imbued the brews…

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