"The Toad of Dawn is the dramatic story of how Dr. Octavio Rettig Hinojosa - a Mexican doctor with a crack cocaine addiction - came to heal himself by employing an ancient "treasure" almost forgotten for centuries;- Bufo alvarius (the Sonoran Desert toad). Under the auspices of the United Nations Venezuela Association, Dr. Rettig has traveled extensively throughout the world and shared 5-MeO-DMT, a secretion of the Sonoran Desert toad, with over 6000 people, eliminating chemical addictions, depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, bronchitis, and trauma. Dr. Rettig's research has convinced him that the medicine of the Sonoran toad - which, under the guidance of an experienced shaman or medicine man, can be harnessed for healing, awakening, and raising consciousness - has been known and used by high priests of the Mayan, Aztec, Olmec, and other Mesoamerican civilizations. Part autobiography, part introduction to entheogens and visionary substances, The Toad of Dawn gives an overview of the history, use, and the benefits of the toad medicine, and reveals how it can be used to initiate people on a spiritual path"--
Author: James Oroc
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-05-21
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
A journey from Burning Man to the Akashic Field that suggest how 5-MeO-DMT triggers the human capacity for higher knowledge through direct contact with the zero-point field • Examines Bufo alvarius toad venom, which contains the potent natural psychedelic 5-MeO-DMT, and explores its entheogenic use • Proposes a new connection between the findings of modern physics and the knowledge held by shamans and religious sages for millennia The venom from Bufo alvarius, an unusual toad found in the Sonoran desert, contains 5-MeO-DMT, a potent natural chemical similar in effect to the more common entheogen DMT. The venom can be dried into a powder, which some researchers speculate was used ceremonially by Amerindian shamans. When smoked it prompts an instantaneous break with the physical world that causes out-of-body experiences completely removed from the conventional dimensions of reality. In Tryptamine Palace, James Oroc shares his personal experiences with 5-MeODMT, which led to a complete transformation of his understanding of himself and of the very fabric of reality. Driven to comprehend the transformational properties of this substance, Oroc combined extensive studies of physics and philosophy with the epiphanies he gained from his time at Burning Man. He discovered that ingesting tryptamines unlocked a fundamental human capacity for higher knowledge through direct contact with the zero-point field of modern physics, known to the ancients as the Akashic Field. In the quantum world of nonlocal interactions, the line between the physical and the mental dissolves. 5-MeO-DMT, Oroc argues, can act as a means to awaken the remarkable capacities of the human soul as well as restore experiential mystical spirituality to Western civilization.
Dr. Gerardo Ruben Sandoval Isaac s journey is a tragic and reckless yet ecstatic story about personal transformation and the life-changing properties of 5-MeO-DMT, an astounding entheogenic substance. After an initiation into the world of entheogens at the age of 13, Dr. Gerry continues his divine investigations by experiencing LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and Salvia divinorum, while simultaneously earning a degree in medicine. When events turn dark in his life, he turns to more destructive substances, and becomes addicted to crack cocaine. But after an experience with Sonoran desert toad medicine, which contains 5-MeO-DMT, Dr. Gerry turns his life around. That such a profound gift can come from the secretions of a Sonoran desert toad is one of the great cosmic curiosities of existence. Who would have guessed that a toad might hold the key to the ultimate transformation of human life? Today, Dr. Gerry embraces his mission to share the wonders of 5-MeO-DMT with the world. In the realm of entheogenic literature, there are only a handful of authors who have written at any length on 5-MeO-DMT. We now can add Dr. Gerry to the slowly growing list of those willing to share their knowledge of this most profound molecule. Dr. Gerry says, Now is the time that humanity needs this potent medicine more than ever. "
Author: Martin W. Ball
Release Date: 2009-10
Being Human is the extraordinary new book that articulates a grand unified vision of reality through the Entheological Paradigm. Skillfully avoiding all speculation and metaphysics, Martin W. Ball, Ph.D., presents a concise explanation for the fundamental nature of reality as the fractal expression of a Unitary Energy Being (God). Ball explores how intentional work with entheogens, such as 5-MeO-DMT, gives individuals direct access to their immediate energetic natures. Through such practices, individuals can liberate themselves from the restrictive confines of their illusion-bound egos and embrace their personalities and bodies as direct expressions of God in physical and conscious form. Radical in its implications, stunning for its simplicity, Being Human is humanity's long-awaited guide to genuine fulfillment, transcendence, and global harmony and peace. If you feel ready to understand and experience the truth for yourself, then Being Human is the only book you will ever need.
Author: Daniel Tumbleweed
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Daniel, during the stage of his life described herein, is a young, discrete, mild-mannered bookkeeper by day but an intrepid explorer of consciousness by night and on weekends. He also possesses a highly refined sensibility and an abiding passion for art and music. In this collection of true tales, akin to prose poems, he recounts a series of experiments he undertook over a two-year period that combined his aesthetic and consciousness-modulation interests: twelve psychedelically mediated visits to a range of New York museums, galleries and concert halls to encounter specific collections, shows, installations, and musical performances. Drawing from his substantial knowledge of the cutting edge of the contemporary underground mind-altering pharmacopeia, he carefully selected a different molecular compound and the ideal dosage (the "museum dose") to heighten each of these experiences. This text is riveting because Daniel's open-hearted temperament combined with the drug-induced raw emotional states and heightened perceptions permitted him to let the art he encountered trigger deeply visceral soul searching and some extraordinary transcendental moments, all of which he describes beautifully. He also vividly captures the flows and paradoxes of life in New York City, a major protagonist throughout, and he is a keen observer of contemporary mores. This book is in many ways profoundly unfashionable: there is no hint of irony here. This is a young man sincerely wrestling with the deepest questions, seeking to open his mind and his heart and find his way in life, and if you open your mind and heart to this young new writer's exciting debut, you will be moved and transported, whatever your feelings about his admittedly unconventional method.
Author: Arno Adelaars
Release Date: 2016-11-01
An authoritative treatise on the use, history, culture, and art of the sacred plant medicine Ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is the strongest shamanic plant medicine. Brewed from the combination of the Amazonian vine, Banisteriopsis caapi, and leaves from the plant, Psychotria viridis, Ayahuasca creates sweeping visual and mentally startling effects. For many of the indigenous cultures of the Amazonian basin, Ayahuasca is central to their culture, revealing to mankind its role in the universe and the true nature of reality. Used properly, Ayahuasca provides healing and integration with nature and community and stimulates the creative process. The authors are recognized experts in the field of ethnology, anthropology and pharmacology and demonstrate the use of Ayahuasca in shamanic rituals. They dive deep into shamanic visionary worlds, explore the plants and their souls, and share their authentic encounters with Amazonian cultures and their artistic works.
Author: Peter Gorman
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Peter Gorman's Sapo In My Soul is the story of the Western world's discovery of the powerful Matses frog medicine known as Sapo or Kambo. Part memoir, adventure story, magical mystery tour, jungle jaunt and documentary, Sapo In My Soul is also an essential guidebook to using the medicine traditionally. With over two dozen photos as well as stories and information on sapo's sister medicine nu-nu, Sapo In My Soul is a power-packed ride into uncharted terrain. Visit sapoinmysoul.com for Table of Contens, sample chapters and bonus material. What people are saying: "Adventurous, courageous and foolish in fairly equal measures, Peter has drunk, snorted, inhaled and otherwise extensively fed deeply from the ingenious pharmacopoeia of the Amazonian shamans. In his latest tale Sapo In My Soul, he recounts his dramatic discovery of the use of sapo frog among the Peruvian Matses. Using his well-developed eye for detail and driven by innate curiosity, Gorman shares his early days of sapo discovery, and sets the scene for the examination of sapo's novel peptides by pharmaceutical entities."
Author: Becca Anderson
Release Date: 2018-09-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Becca Anderson is emerging as one of America's top experts on gratitude and mindfulness. For the first time, she merges these two spiritual practices in a simple, direct and highly effective guide to incorporating zen into every day for a quiet mind and happy heart.
Author: Martin W. Ball
Release Date: 2011-03-01
The Entheological Paradigm is a must-read for anyone who is interested in DMT, 5-MeO-DMT, and the nature of unitary consciousness. In this groundbreaking work, entheogenic researcher, Martin Ball, Ph.D., presents a coherent system of analysis for understanding the psychedelic experience, human identity and consciousness, and the nature of reality as a unified energetic system. Free from speculative metaphysics, The Entheological Paradigm promises a revolution in humanity's understanding of itself as well as gives practical methodology for achieving non-dual awareness. Provocative, challenging, and ultimately liberating, this collection of essays is bound to leave its mark in the quest to understand the meaning of it all. Includes the essays, "Digesting the Spirit Molecule," "The Avatar Dreamhunt," "Energy, Ego, and Entheogens," and much more.
Author: Rick Strassman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Naturally occurring DMT may produce prophecy-like states of consciousness and thus represent a bridge between biology and religious experience • Reveals the striking similarities between the visions of the Hebrew prophets and the DMT state described by Strassman’s research volunteers • Explains how prophetic and psychedelic states may share biological mechanisms • Presents a new top-down “theoneurological” model of spiritual experience After completing his groundbreaking research chronicled in DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Rick Strassman was left with one fundamental question: What does it mean that DMT, a simple chemical naturally found in all of our bodies, instantaneously opens us to an interactive spirit world that feels more real than our own world? When his decades of clinical psychiatric research and Buddhist practice were unable to provide answers to this question, Strassman began searching for a more resonant spiritual model. He found that the visions of the Hebrew prophets--such as Ezekiel, Moses, Adam, and Daniel--were strikingly similar to those of the volunteers in his DMT studies. Carefully examining the concept of prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, he characterizes a “prophetic state of consciousness” and explains how it may share biological and metaphysical mechanisms with the DMT effect. Examining medieval commentaries on the Hebrew Bible, Strassman reveals how Jewish metaphysics provides a top-down model for both the prophetic and DMT states, a model he calls “theoneurology.” Theoneurology bridges biology and spirituality by proposing that the Divine communicates with us using the brain, and DMT--whether naturally produced or ingested--is a critical factor in such visionary experience. This model provides a counterpoint to “neurotheology,” which proposes that altered brain function simply generates the impression of a Divine-human encounter. Theoneurology addresses issues critical to the full flowering of the psychedelic drug experience. Perhaps even more important, it points the way to a renewal of classical prophetic consciousness, the soul of Hebrew Bible prophecy, as well as unexpected directions for the evolution of contemporary spiritual practice.
Two lovers: artist Chor Boogie and yogini Bast. One serious drug relapse. The lovers navigate the labyrinth of addiction and ultimately pursue treatment with an obscure indigenous African sacred plant medicine, iboga, used since ancient times for spiritual healing and proven to have powerful addiction breaking effects.
Author: John A. Chavez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-03-08
Questions for the Lion Tamer is a book that presents a basic look at changes within our internal biology that correlates with mystical experiences. The molecule known as "DMT" seems to have potential in terms of providing an explanation for changes in our perception and abilities during these mystical experiences. There also seems to be an electrical component that coincides with "supernormal" traits that have seemingly existed since the beginning of mankind. The content found within this book can be found on the site Q4LT.com with fully downloadable links to the 500 sources cited throughout it. This book was pieced together in order to provide a hard copy (non-electronic) version of the content on Q4LT.com as reader demand warranted this. I hope you enjoy the content found throughout and understand that the $19.99 price is basically a "nature" tax based on the necessity to utilize trees for paper while the content is accessible for free at Q4LT.com.
Author: Graham St John
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Release Date: 2015-11-24
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Since the mid-1950s, the psychoactive compound DMT has attracted the attention of experimentalists and prohibitionists, scientists and artists, alchemists and hyperspace emissaries. While most known as a crucial component of the “jungle alchemy” that is ayahuasca, DMT is a unique story unto itself. Until now, this story has remained untold. Mystery School in Hyperspace is the first book to delve into the history of this substance, the discovery of its properties, and the impact it has had on poets, artists, and musicians. DMT has appeared at crucial junctures in countercultural history. William Burroughs was jacking the spice in Tangier at the turn of the 1960s. It was present at the meeting between Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and Tim Leary's associates. It guided the inception of the Grateful Dead in 1965. It showed up in Berkeley in the same year, falling into the hands of Terence McKenna, who would eventually become its champion in the post-rave neo-psychedelic movement of the 1990s. Its indole vapor drifted through Portugal's Boom Festival and has been evident at Nevada's Burning Man, where DMT has been adopted as spiritual technology supplying shape, color, and depth to a visionary art movement. The growing prevalence of use is evident in a vast networked independent research culture, and in its impact on fiction, film, music and metaphysics. As this book traces the effect of DMT's release into the cultural bloodstream, the results should be of great interest to contemporary readers. The book permits a broad reading audience to join ongoing debates in studies in consciousness and theology where the brain is held to be either a generator or a receiver of consciousness. The implications of the "spirit molecule" or "the brain's own psychedelic" among other theories illustrate that DMT may lift the lid on the Pandora's Box of consciousness. Features a foreword by Dennis McKenna, cover art by Beau Deeley, and thirty color illustrations by various artists, including Alex Grey, Android Jones, Martina Hoffmann, Luke Brown, Carey Thompson, Adam Scott Miller, Randal Roberts, along with Jay Bryan, Cyb, Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule, Art Van D'lay, Stuart Griggs, Jay Lincoln, Gwyllm Llwydd, Shiptu Shaboo, Marianna Stelmach, and Mister Strange. Regarded as the “nightmare hallucinogen” or celebrated as the “spirit molecule,” labelled “psychotogenic” or “entheogenic,” considered a dangerous drug or the suspected X-factor in the evolution of consciousness, DMT is a powerful enigma. Documenting the scientists and artists drawn into its sphere of influence, navigating the liminal aesthetics of the “breakthrough” experience, tracing the novum of “hyperspace” in esoteric and science fiction currents, Mystery School in Hyperspace excavates the significance of this enigmatic phenomenon in the modern world. Exposing a great many myths, this cultural history reveals how DMT has had a beneficial influence on the lives of those belonging to a vast underground network whose reports and initiatives expose drug war propaganda and shine a light in the shadows. This conversation is highly relevant at a time when significant advances are being made to lift the moratorium on human research with psychedelics. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Terri Ann Ognibene
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date: 2018-04-15
Genre: Social Science
Despite its reputation as a melting pot of ethnicities and races, the United States has a well-documented history of immigrants who have struggled through isolation, segregation, discrimination, oppression, and assimilation. South Carolina is home to one such group—known historically and derisively as “the Turks”—which can trace its oral history back to Joseph Benenhaley, an Ottoman refugee from Old World conflict. According to its traditional narrative, Benenhaley served with Gen. Thomas Sumter in the Revolutionary War. His dark-hued descendants lived insular lives in rural Sumter County for the next two centuries, and only in recent decades have they enjoyed the full blessings of the American experience. Early scholars ignored the Turkish tale and labeled these people “tri-racial isolates” and later writers disparaged them as “so-called Turks.” But members of the group persisted in claiming Turkish descent and living reclusively for generations. Now, in South Carolina’s Turkish People, Terri Ann Ognibene and Glen Browder confirm the group’s traditional narrative through exhaustive original research and oral interviews. In search of definitive documentation, Browder combed through a long list of primary sources, including historical reports, public records, and private papers. He also devised new evidence, such as a reconstruction of Turkish lineage of the 1800s through genealogical analysis and genetic testing. Ognibene, a descendant of the state’s Turkish population, conducted personal interviews with her relatives who had been in the community since the 1900s. They talked at length and passionately about their cultural identity, their struggle for equal rights, and the mixed benefits of assimilation. Ognibene’s and Browder’s findings are clear. South Carolina’s Turkish people finally know and can celebrate their heritage.