A legal plant you’ve never heard of — Sinicuichi (Heimia salicifolia)

So two months ago i had never even considered anything other than Ayahuasca, and hadn’t even tried that yet. A week ago i met Peyote and a few days ago i discovered a bit of an enigma : Sinicuichi, also presented to me as ‘Yukutuchi’. If you do a search on the latter you probably won’t find a single result outside of this page.
Update (2015-04-23) : actually, there is a page here about that plant but it seems to be different altogether.
sinicuichi (Heimia salicifolia) Now i would never try anything new without assuring myself beforehand of its harmlessness. I wasn’t able to address that doubt this time, however i was being offered it by someone i trust and who takes it herself every month or two. I took the odds. You’ll find a link at the bottom of this page for further info and if you have had experience with it then please post a comment. My experience isn’t really over it seems — i was told it takes 2 or 3 days to feel the full effects, but so far it’s not bad at all ! 🙂 Here’s what i had been told before i took it : it focusses on your tendons & muscles. It will repair any cells there that need to be. And every muscle in your body will hurt you for a day or two. Hmm, ok ? Aha, but then, once the pain has gone, you’ll feel like Spider Man ! I see ! Now you’re talking ! Well i’ve never had much of a crush on Spider Man, i’m more of a Batman sort of guy myself. But she seemed enthusiastic about it, so why not give it a go. It turns out that she had very little of this flower, enough for a table spoon maybe. You crush it in a molcajete until you have a powder, then you mix it with water. It’s bitter, a little like Peyote. 20 minutes in things start to slow down a little bit, your vision doesn’t seem so good, a little as if you were drunk but without the drunkenness. You’re in a pretty relaxed place. I think one should be careful of not getting too used to that because it could possibly cause an addiction. As the nice feelings were settling in, i got the vibrations in the hands & forearms & legs, as you do with Ayahuasca & Peyote. At first you describe it as pins & needles, ie numbness, but really i think it is the opposite : you are not feeling less but more. You feel the energy you are made of vibrating. You feel your existence within this physical realm more intensely. That is probably due to the vasodilation caused by the Sinicuichi (see the FAQ link at the bottom of this page). It’s not a worrying feeling to me, rather it’s as if you can feel the medicine creeping through the intricacies of your body. When the euphoria wears off, your arse starts to hurt. Every muscle in your body starts to hurt. But it doesn’t hit you too suddenly. Now about 1 hour after taking this plant i went into a temazcal for roughly 2h30. I came out a wreck, worse than i do usual, very very tired, extremely hungry, and this time i found out what it meant to REALLY FEEL YOUR BODY. Sweet jesus almighty ! I could feel my LUNGS, my THROAT deep down as far as it goes, my stomach… Every breath reminded you of all those organs inside you. When i got on the scooter to go home, boy, every little bump in the road was a reminder that i was here in this body. All that was yesterday. Today, i can still feel the muscles, but not as much as this morning when i got up. I don’t have joint pain, contrary to what i was promised by the lady who gave me the plant to drink. She says that means my joints were fine & didn’t need fixing. Ok, i can live with that. She says you become resistant to it and so you need higher & higher does. We’ll see. I’ll try it again in a month’s time, we’ll see how it goes. https://www.erowid.org/plants/sinicuichi/sinicuichi_faq.shtml

The science behind Minority Report (and more)

In the mid 1970s, under President Carter, the CIA & the Pentagon allegedly used psychics to remotely view the crash site of a Russian bomber, successfully. They later used similar methods to remotely spy on Russian laboratories. Amongst many other fascinating things, that is what this documentary claims.

Randomly disappearing and reappearing quarks inside our body mean that part of us is constantly de-materializing and re-materializing, and therefore so does our conscience.

The definition of a cell’s membrane is essentially that of a processor.

Telepathy has, they say, been tried & achieved by military/spying programs.

An experiment where people were shown random images showed that the heart reacted up to 6 seconds in advance to what it was going to be shown…before the brain.

Conscience apparently travels at many thousands of times the speed of light.

That’s just part of what the first half covers…

Now i cannot guarantee that all of this, or any, is true. One particular story of a guy taking photos of aliens with the cap still on his lens left me a little sceptical. But the rest, so far (i’m half way through it), seems pretty coherent. Unless, of course, all these scientists are just actors.

In a nutshell, i cannot validate or invalidate this content. But it sure is fascinating stuff.

You’ll have to put up with rather poor video quality but the sound is more important anyway.

You’ll notice that this is in my ‘Unrelated to Ayahuasca’ category. Hmm, i’m really not sure that is an accurate label.

This is a documentary called ‘Quantum Communication’.


Curing the itch in my foot

Before i changed my diet (see the ‘knee pain‘ episode), i used to have this chronic itch in my left heel.
Never anywhere else, never on the right foot, never elsewhere than that bloody left heel. I would sometimes have to remove my left shoe to deal with the itch and because of that i would usually carry around a slightly pointy object in case i needed to scratch it (the end of a pen’s cap can do the job).
I would get the itch at any time of day, but for sure when i went to bed i would need to scratch it frantically. Wearing thick socks was frustrating because i couldn’t scratch it as well, and without socks it would be too abrasive.
I can’t prove this scientifically but i think it is related to alcohol consumption. It came back not long ago, after i’d been drinking for 4 evenings straight, and since i’ve stopped it has disappeared again. Before my diet change i would drink beer/wine several times a week sometimes. In summer it wasn’t rare that i would drink 3 or 4 beers in a day.

I almost miss it : that’s how present it was and how absent it is. I had been living with it for years, and it felt like it was getting worse.
Oh, and guess what : it was the same leg as my knee pain, which left in 3 days when i changed my eating habits & quit alcohol.

So, yes, it’s hard to tell whether it was just the alcohol or any combination of other things, but it’s gone, and i’m not feeling too nostalgic. 😉
How many people would have gone to their doctor for this ? How many doctors do you think would have recommended the steps i took ? How many would have prescribed some garbage chemical instead of natural foods and actually searching for the real cause ?

Edit : that point in the left foot points to the intestine. It could make sense that it was itching me because the foods & liquids i was ingesting were irritating/inflaming that organ.

One-eyed tears (without crying)

I forgot to mention this, and only just remembered it while watching Dr Emoto’s Messages from Water* :
during at least one of my Ayahuasca ceremonies and during Peyote i noticed tears running from my eyes. Yet i wasn’t crying. Neither sad nor especially happy.
It always seems to start with my right eye, and the left one follows a little later albeit in smaller quantities. Never both at the same time.
None of the other classic crying symptoms accompanied this : no runny nose, no noticeable emotion.
Pretty intriguing and i don’t know what to think of it, but something tells me i will at some point along the path.

* ‘Music is a form of healing before it is an art’, says Dr Emoto. I like that. 🙂
I cannot urge you enough to watch this documentary. If what is suggested is true then our emotions affect our health beyond doubt since we are made of at least 95% of water molecules.

The spin of life — anything alive is in a spin

This video covers various things but most of it is simply fascinating. If you’ve seen the video in my previous post, Peyote Ceremony 1, then this won’t come as a surprise : some things in nature are built upon the same model, from a hurricane to your inner ear, from galaxies to water exiting your bathtub.
Oh, and nature does it best : see how nature’s design just always works best…and in ways that scientists tend to think are impossible.

Although it is not discussed, at one point a picture of a Neurophone is shown. Now that is one heck of an intriguing device. Way overpriced for the electronics inside it, it claims to align left brain & right brain and increase IQ. Some people talk about dissolving reality and portals to other dimensions using this device for just a week or two. Its inventor, Patrick Flanagan, was only 13 or 14 when he came up with it and later went on to work on Man to Dolphin communication for the US Navy, amongst many other things. Unfortunately, i haven’t yet found a cheap clone and i am not willing to lash out 800 dollars for a cheap electronic circuit.

Anyway, that was just a quick tangent, the video isn’t about that but is at least as interesting. Enjoy and share other similar videos in the comments if you’d like. Thank you.

Peyote ceremony 1 — Cold wind & warm feelings | 2014-08-02

A week ago i attended my first ever Peyote ceremony. I didn’t seek it out as i had done for Ayahuasca, it fell in my lap.
A neighbour of mine happens to be an “open-minded” biologist. She’s into Reiki, Chakras and higher vibrations. Stuff that, to me, still sounds a bit much, but i’ll tell you what : i’m changing my mind surprisingly quickly these days as i discover more and more things. If you’re lost for words reading my last sentence then look up some vibration experiments on water. In fact i stumbled upon an amazing compilation about this just a day or two ago on Vegter Animus’ blog. If that doesn’t awaken you to the idea that there is something going on then maybe nothing will! You can dismiss it, it’ll still be there.* Anyway, back to the issue at hand : Peyote. What is it??
Peyote is a cactus you find in North America and possibly elsewhere, i really haven’t researched it yet : i just checked it was safe before taking it and figured i would finish off the research later. It is loaded with mescaline, something that can cure depression & addictions and, i think, things like post traumatic stress disorder, ie “soldier syndrome”. Maybe not a coincidence, eh ? I mean think about it : Ayahuasca, Peyote, and “Magic Mushrooms” all have this sort of properties to them. And you know what else? They make you smarter. 😉 Ok, ok, i can’t substantiate that last claim but they certainly do help you “elevate” your awareness and conscience. I’d argue that is a form of intelligence improvement. Discovering such notions as unconditional love make tremendous sense when it comes to preserving life. And making this place better for us all, and i don’t mean just us fancy monkey types.
Peyote is something you’d normally eat fresh, raw. You chop the top off this cactus, eat it, cover it with earth & let it grow back. Well, mine came in the form of powder, white powder. Had no smell to it other than a vague planty smell. You put it in a cup & add water. Stir and enjoy the bitterness. And it was freekin bitter, no kidding. I had a hard time finishing it, but it’s child’s play when compared to Ayahuasca (see ‘The Brew‘ page for more on that).
Now you know Ayahuasca requires a hefty preparation, right. Well this doesn’t. Or so it seems. Now i don’t know if that is completely wrong or what, but what i saw were people drinking beer & Coke before the ceremony, and we were even offered coffee by our Huichol Indian hosts. Sweet Jesus are they nuts!?! 😯 Ayahuasca forbids coffee, sodas, alcohol and a whole bunch of other things — a week out already. So imagine my surprise when i see this shamanically dressed dude with his huge Coke bottle and other attendants sporting a can of Modelo Especial in their hand. Wasn’t all this supposed to be about ‘wisdom’ ? I can’t remember reading that ingredient on the side of a Coke bottle.
There is quite a bit of ceremony. Too much for me? I’m an atheist. I think. Quite frankly i don’t know why things form when you vibrate sand or water. Things with the exact same specific proportions, from a grain of sand to a galaxy. Science has a long way to go if it wants to explain these things, and i think that when it gets far enough it will join up with what it desperately despises : ‘spirit’. The so-called ‘spirit world’ and science are just two views of the same thing : all this conscience “shit” is real and science will just have to live with it. It will try to explain things that probably can’t even fit inside our minds. It is pretty arrogant to think you can explain everything — and indeed Ayahuasca teaches you that you know nothing. Especially when you’re stuck inside a silly little body on a pebble in space. Conscience sits out there, in there, all around and everywhere in between…not just in the brain. The brain receives like a receiver will. Tune out and silence is all there is to hear. Yet the signal is still there. Tune in and…’your’ “reality” becomes irrelevant. Hmm, where was I ? Oh yeah, i’m an atheist.
Too much ceremony doesn’t work for me because it all seems like bollocks, if you see what i mean. I don’t mean to be rude, only to get the message through. Traditions, cults…they don’t appeal to me. So when i am told i cannot drink water after taking the Peyote because water is a pure element and god knows what, but i can drink Coke if i want cos it’s not pure…well that soft lump of fat in my skull kicks in and a ‘BS’ warning light goes on on the dashboard. Today i spoke with a banker and he had tried Ayahuasca. Imagine that. And he told me the same thing, but with different words : the ceremony can distract you from your own experience. Other people dancing around the fire can impede on your experience. Now, when in Rome do as the Romans do, i know. Yeah well they almost wiped themselves out, remember, so screw that. 😉 Naaah, all this ceremonious lark, it just ain’t for me, sorry. Or maybe i just don’t want to make the effort. Overcome my misplaced pride when it comes to dancing : i just don’t. There’s judgement for you. Judgement of me, you, them, heck bleeding everyone. So i “can’t” dance. Stupid. One day i’ll get over myself. Twat.
The effects? Hmm. A bit of nausea, no visions, a bit of that familiar vibration in the hands, arms & legs. That healthy feeling the medicine is working its way through your veins. Oh! And guess what! I had that all day today. A week after. Yep, that’s right, a week later. Because i got a massage yesterday, a really good one. And i think the oil she used has Peyote in it, not sure, will check. I mentioned it to her and she said that the Peyote got reactivated because i really let myself go during the massage. She does massage pretty much everything except your private parts. It was nice. Better than previous massages with other people. She’s into this stuff too.

The ceremony took place in the mountains, above Guanajuato, about 2500m above sea level. We were fortunate, the sky was clear, the stars were amazing. They all joined up an hour or so into the experience : it became obvious they were all linked, like the branches of a tree. By smaller stars, constellation : the “bigger” brighter ones weren’t any different than the ones “behind” & less bright, everything was joined up together, all of these stars were of the same, brightness was irrelevant. The big embracing mother of a tree next to the stars proved a reliable source of inspiration, i am sure.
Lying down inside my sleeping bag, with the wind travelling right through it straight at me, i engaged in a battle against cold for hours. Why didn’t i bring more blankets ?!? A plastic cover of some sort ?! Oh hell this is going to be a long night. We arrived around 18.30 and we drank 2 hours behind schedule, at 23.07. By 3 or 4am i was starting to imagine myself making my way back to the car and back home : after all, my warm comfy bed full of blankets was just a 5 minute drive down the hill.
After a few hours it became evident i wasn’t going to be offered a second dose, no one was. Not consistent with what i had been told, not promised. I was hoping for it, if not expecting it. How these other guys could be so out of their minds on just one silly dose hours ago was beyond me. After a few hours i crawled out of my cocoon and stood by the fire with some other folks, which was nice & warm on one side while the other side of me got cold. Then i’d switch. This one guy was staring at the stars and repeating over & over a-bloody-gain (in Spanish) ‘wow! how cool!’, ‘the stars!’, ‘going back & forth in time’, ‘so cool!’…i wanted him to shut the fuck up. I still do. I’ll let you guess my reasons. This was bullshit! No effects, apart from that weird star stuff, and now i’m stuck here till this thing ends at 9am ! FUCK ME !
When the ceremony fiiinaaallllyyy ended, the master of ceremony & the other shamanic types hugged each & every one of us. I was last in line and when he arrived to hug me i could really feel he wasn’t doing it out of pleasure. He seemed disappointed with me. Later on he & the other Huichols were talking and he was crying. I felt it had something to do with me but probably didn’t, heck the world doesn’t revolve around you, Yann ! Jesus, what was i thinking.

Just give me the bleeding cactus, mate, and let’s skip all the dancing around the fire and the feathers & fancy dress. I will try Peyote again. What happened here is that i realized it was the same family as Ayahuasca : the same vibrational feeling in my veins, the same feeling it is doing me good, working its way through me. The same “better” feeling the next day. More peace, stronger resolutions, feeling your conscience slowly elevate one step further. A step further on the road i have chosen. Mushrooms, San Pedro and who knows what else are just around the corner. I am seeking out a provider of Ayahuasca, i am pretty sure i will grow my own mushrooms at some point, and i am going to ask around about a cactus or two. A greenhouse might not be too far away.

This is one weird experience. If i signed up for it i must have been out of my mind. What is the point of all those sperms who don’t make it, i wonder. How the hell did i get through that, and why did i want it so bad? We are all winners here. We won that battle before we even grew a brain.
Oh, Peyote is a male spirit, i have been told. Ayahuasca is feminine. I can’t really confirm that yet but i will let you know if i find out.

Price : 400 Pesos, plus 45 Pesos to camp in the national park.

* ‘[…] every one who is seriously engaged in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that the laws of nature manifest the existence of a spirit vastly superior to that of men, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. The pursuit of science leads therefore to a religious feeling of a special kind, which differs essentially from the religiosity of more naive people.’ Albert Einstein, in a letter to a student, 1936.
‘All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter’. Max Planck, the father of quantum physics.

Mediapart sur l’Ayahuasca : cet article qui tue tous les jours la conscience de ses lecteurs

Je viens de tomber sur un article de Mediapart intitulé ‘L’Ayahuasca, la drogue Amazonienne qui tue chaque année plusieurs touristes en mal de sensations‘.
Voilà un article bien objectif ! Premièrement, on ne dit pas ‘malgré que’, Caro Nashoba. Ensuite, la seule chose qui ressort de votre article est une évidente (pour moi, en tous cas) méconnaissance du sujet et mêmes des “faits” relatés. Tristement, cela n’est pas évident pour les lecteurs qui commentent parfois ‘intéressant’, etc. Effrayant et vraiment triste.
Le titre en dit long sur le biais de l’article, c’est un peu comme Fox News qui met toujours ‘terroristes’ dans ses titres sur les Palestiniens. Le manque d’objectivité est flagrant : quid de la comparaison avec les substances non seulement légales mais préscrites par nos ‘médecins’ en France et en occident ? Combien de morts chaque année en France pour le médicament X ? Ah mais cela, tout le monde s’en fout, hein ! Peu importe que des milliers de personnes meurent suite à la consommation de produits préscrits par nos médecins, mais un ou deux morts liés de près ou de loin à l’Ayahuasca et là c’est un scandale. Essayez donc, Caro, de titrer avec la même ferveur un article sur un “médicament” sorti des labos…j’attends avec impatience un article 1000 fois plus féroce puisqu’on parle de 1000 fois plus de morts.

Prenons Kyle Nolan, ce jeune Américain mort au centre Shimbre, depuis fermé. L’auteur de l’article, elle, est certaine que sa mort est dûe à la consommation de l’Ayahuasca. Etrange, car même l’autopsie n’a conclue à rien de tel. Auriez-vous des dons supernaturels, Caro Nashoba ? Même le père de Kyle, Sean Nolan, dit ‘je crois qu’on a assassiné mon fils car personne ne meurt d’Ayahuasca’. On a donc ses proches et les autorités qui concluent que ce n’est pas l’Ayahuasca, ou en tous cas qu’il n’y a aucune raison de croire que sa mort fut causée par l’Ayahuasca, mais l’auteur, elle, nous affirme que si. Vous appelez ça du journalisme, vous ? Moi j’appelle ça de la propagande ou de la désinformation, au choix.
L’Ayahuasca est utilisée depuis des milliers d’années par des communautés bien plus intelligentes que vous et moi à bien des égards. Des scientifques de tous bords ont testé cliniquement l’Ayahuasca et la DMT (cherchez ‘The Spirit Molecule’ et Dr Rick Strassman, entre autres) et ce qui en ressort est formidable : guérison d’addictions et de dépressions, même chroniques. Personnellement j’ai eu des effets miraculeux au niveau anxiété qu’aucun “médicament” occidental n’aurait jamais pu produire sans détruire mes neurones et annihiler ma conscience, sans parler de toutes sortes d’effets secondaires pires que le mal initial.

Quant au Français Patrice Champion, il n’était apparemment pas préparé, or la préparation est indispensable. Il faut se sevrer de TOUS LES “MEDICAMENTS” jusqu’à 6 semaines à l’avance (surtout les anti-dépresseurs et anti-psychotiques), éviter l’alcool, éviter la viande, les produits laitiers, le sucre, les sodas, le café…et ne manger en résumé que des choses naturelles telles que légumes et fruits. L’auteur de ce triste article s’est-elle demandée si ce n’était pas l’interaction avec certains médicaments qui avaient causé le décès ? S’il avait pris d’abord l’Ayahuasca et ensuite les médicaments occidentaux, serait-ce alors la faute des médicaments qu’il soit mort ? Comment accuser l’un sans accuser l’autre ? En fait, si ce fut à cause d’un tel mélange, ce ne fut ni à cause de l’un ni à cause de l’autre mais à cause de Patrice Champion qui n’a tout simplement pas fait la préparation nécessaire. Cette responsabilité était la sienne, à lui de se renseigner avant de partir.
Ma recommandation à vous, Caro Nashoba : venez faire l’expérience de ce dont vous parlez au lieu de parler de choses qui vous sont inconnues et de manière malhonnête ou tout au moins biaisée. Vous ne le regretterez pas et je peux vous recommander certaines personnes. Votre vie changera et jamais plus vous n’écrirez dans l’obscurité de l’ignorance sur l’Ayahuasca, un vrai médicament du corps et de l’esprit, contrairement à ces médicaments qui ont fait de la France un des pays les plus malades au monde.


Get rid of severe joint pain in 3 days without pills | 2014-07-29

Think you’re old ? Think the pain in your knees & elbows is here to stay ?
Years after the pain had begun it got so bad i could hardly walk. I could see the next 30 years of my life as a hellhole : no possible exercise, continuous pain every time i moved… Lets just say that my prospects were not terribly exciting.

Here are 2 ways to get rid of joint pain. Both are quick, cheap & easy. I hope they work for you as they did for me. 🙂

Note : the creams i mention in the video are Ubresana & Mamisan.