Canary Grass (Phalaris spp.)

Phalaris arundinacea and Phalaris aquatica (canary grasses) are plants in the Grass Family, which are cosmopolitan, meaning they are widely distributed throughout the world, including Eurasia, North Africa, and North America, particularly on river- and lake-banks and in wet meadows. The Basics In the Gramineae (previously Poaceae) Family, there are at least 4 possibly psychoactive… Continue reading Canary Grass (Phalaris spp.)

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Franz Bardon’s Dreamwork – Mental & Astral Travel

Franz Bardon was a European Hermetic mystic, who wrote extensively about Hermetic magic, emphasizing practical aspects. In fact, his work is regarded by many as the best magical training program written in the 20th century, allowing students to become magic-users even without access to a teacher. Personally, I am interested especially in Bardon’s dreamwork, specifically… Continue reading Franz Bardon’s Dreamwork – Mental & Astral Travel

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Damiana (Turnera diffusa)

Turnera diffusa (damiana) is a psychoactive shrub classified as a Turneraceae (Turnera Family) or Passifloraceae. It is native to southern California (Baja), southern Texas, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean, but its main region is in northern Mexico and Baja California. Damiana is the means for loving thy neighbor! Max Amann (1997) Table… Continue reading Damiana (Turnera diffusa)

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Vaporizer Reviews (Best Portable & Desktop Vaporizers of 2021)

People vape for a variety of reasons. Some do it for the taste. Some vape because it is more affordable than smoking. Others like the odor and feel that vaporizers are safe to use. Due to the pleasant odors, vaporizers lend themselves well to indoor use – unlike cigarettes. Some users claim that vaping helps… Continue reading Vaporizer Reviews (Best Portable & Desktop Vaporizers of 2021)

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Dream Interpretation

For as long as we have dreamed, we have tried to understand the meaning of our dreams. Over the ages, many meanings have been ascribed to various dream elements as is apparent when checking out any dream dictionary. Recently, psychologists in the West have tried to approach dream interpretation by means of the scientific method,… Continue reading Dream Interpretation

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Lettuce for Insomnia, Lucid Dreaming, and as an Opium/Cannabis Alternative

We all know lettuce (Lactuca sativa) as a leaf vegetable used in salads and sandwiches, however other than being a culinary plant, lettuce also has religious and medicinal significance. Lettuce has mild narcotic properties, and was even known as “sleepwort.” The Yazidi people of northern Iraq even are prohibited from eating the plant. Lettuce illegal?!… Continue reading Lettuce for Insomnia, Lucid Dreaming, and as an Opium/Cannabis Alternative

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Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) – a Sleep & Dreams Remedy

Scutellaria lateriflora (mad-dog skullcap) is a plant of the mint family native to North America. It was used for its healing properties by Native American tribes, and later adopted by Europoean settlers. As a nervine tonic, skullcap has traditionally been used as a remedy for mental disorders. In this article, I will focus on skullcap’s… Continue reading Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) – a Sleep & Dreams Remedy

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17 non-herbs from Chinese medicine for Sleep and Dream Problems

In this article I list non-herbs (animal products and minerals) from the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia that can help alleviate sleep and dream problems, such as insomnia, excessive dreaming, nightmares and bad dreams, and so on. They are listed below along with their indications (specific conditions for which the remedy is used) and contraindications (conditions in… Continue reading 17 non-herbs from Chinese medicine for Sleep and Dream Problems

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18 Chinese Herbs for Dream Problems

In this article I list the major herbs from the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia that can help alleviate dream problems, such as excessive dreaming, nightmares and bad dreams, and so on. They are listed below along with their indications (specific conditions for which the herb is used) and contraindications (conditions in which the herb should not… Continue reading 18 Chinese Herbs for Dream Problems

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Dreams, Nightmares, Insomnia

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), previously known as “war neurosis,” is a psychiatric condition which develops in approximately 10% of persons who are exposed to severely threatening trauma (a single event or repeated episodes). The trauma is usually an event that is Life-threatening to the physical integrity of self or others, such as a violent attack… Continue reading Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Dreams, Nightmares, Insomnia

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