Resisting Twelve-Step Coercion

Copyright © 1996-2004, Stanton Peele, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved Reproduced by Permission of the Author In practice scientific knowledge has little impact on addiction treatment in the U.S. and psychologists typically play a small role in addiction treatment. Inside of prisons, inmates are forced into AA groups and programs based…

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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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Keeping Clean

Thoughts on Improving your Life after Ibogaine Edited by: Steven Anker [Version: 0.5] / [06/19/05] The tough part isn’t getting clean, it’s staying clean. –Jerry Take two minutes and meditate on where you want your life to be in 2 years, five years, and ten years. –Tom I learned this…

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Sacrament of Transition: Protocol for Ibogaine Initiations

Sacrament of Transition

By Anže Tavčar Copyright © 2007, Anže Tavčar All Rights Reserved 1. What is Sacrament of Transition The Sacrament of Transition is a religious community registered with the Office for Religious Communities of the Republic of Slovenia since 1999 in compliance with all applicable laws. The religion of Sacrament of…

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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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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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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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