[Ibogaine] Ibo artwork
dave at phantom.com
Wed Jan 19 15:19:52 EST 2005
> But, he claimed there was no longer a need for it, just
> pleasure. What do y'all think?
I think he was strung out on Peyote.
in all seriousness, I know a few Native Elders on the west Coast who
eat peyote 4X a year ceremoniously (each solstice & equinox), and
several other times a year not-so ceremoniously.
Grandfather Medicine... good stuff.
The Peyote Ceremonies I attended were very "old school" meaning there
was a lot of structure and following of the old ways/rituals - each
motion and word spoken had deep reverence and symbolism. They were held
in a gigantic TeePee, and only the elders were allowed to site in the
inner circle. then there was a second circle outside of that that the
family members sat, and then a third outer circle where us "guests"
sat. The peyote was offered in a tin cup with a spoon, powdered. That
was swallowed down [gliCK!] with as many swigs of button tea that you
wanted. 16 hours in that teepee drumming and chanting, with only 1
break to get up, pee and stretch... then more chanting and drumming. It
was quite intense. The highlight for me was listening to a 55 year old
baptist preacher who had never even smoked a joint give praise to what
he called "Gods Great Cosmic Pinball Game", in other words he was
tripping his face off with visuals and loving it.
Note to self: Do NOT shoot heroin and cocaine right before eating
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