[Ibogaine] implications for the long-lasting actions of the anti-addictio...

Warren Lee Theriot wleetheriot at comcast.net
Fri Oct 13 22:30:07 EDT 2006

I agree with you that we must self program ourselves to discriminate  
between what is good for our minds as well as our bodies. I gave the  
TV up on July 1 of this year. I still am addicted to the internet  
news. I really don't like the exploitation of unfortunate people that  
you see on videos on the internet. The 911 videos get me really upset  
and want to shout out "Someone fix this mess!" Comedy is my favorite,  
but the jokes need to be non-racist or non-sexist for me to really  
enjoy them.That program Jackass really makes me cringe sometimes.  
Especially with all the copycats on YouTube.  On the other hand, it  
seems that if I don't pay attention and get involved some way before  
this November's election by spreading the message that we need to  
have a regime change in our Federal government sooner than later,  I  
will be even more bummed out by the facts that our government doesn't  
care about us except to take our tax money and worry us all more with  
its own terrorist threats against Americans. An even balance would be  
that the news must change for me to accept living in this country  
until I die of old age. I hope I can get Ibogaine treated in the next  
6 months no matter what, for getting my mind out of it's long rut. I  
am dreaming a lot now since I did give up the pills. I was worried a  
few weeks ago I would have to take a graveyard shift, because it is  
hard to sleep during the day around here with all the neighborhood  
noise of construction and dogs and helicopters, but that didn't come  
through. Still looking for an assistant editor position somewhere for  
sound and video media.

On Oct 13, 2006, at 6:23 AM, Matthew Shriver wrote:

> Hey Warren
> What occurred to me when I read this is that maybe you should take  
> some time and be a little more careful about what you put into your  
> mind.  I view the mind similar to the body in that regard in that I  
> am careful about what I put into each.  Being careful about food  
> and toxins is easy enough (sort of) but being careful about what  
> you put into your mind can be more difficult I find.
> When I first got clean a few years ago I stopped watching TV  
> entirely (something I still don’t do) but I also found that I had  
> to stop reading the news papers.  I willfully made myself ignorant  
> of world events for probably about a year and half.  I just found  
> that every time I read the news I got irritated and angry at the  
> phenomenal idiocy that abounds in the human race.  Since then I  
> have been able to return to reading the news (I pretty much read  
> the NY Times and the BBC websites everyday) and it doesn’t spin me  
> out so bad anymore.  To be sure all the idiocy is still in the  
> news, I just don’t have to take it all so personally these days.  I  
> also am fairly careful about what movies I watch.  I don’t watch  
> movies that I know have gratuitous violence or gore.  That is a  
> little harder to control though because you don’t always know when  
> they are going to use that stuff in a movie.  Sometimes it’s  
> obvious before you see the movie and sometimes not so much.  I like  
> to watch computer animated kids movies though and they are  
> generally pretty safe.  There is a general callousness and lack of  
> compassion I see in society at large that I don’t want to  
> incorporate into my own being.  I see evidence for this in what  
> passes for entertainment.  Even on youtube and google video you can  
> see endless clips of accidents and other people’s misfortunes that  
> are passed off as entertainment.  Some even have voice-overs from  
> TV announcers when they have been spliced from TV shows so you know  
> that the underlying assumption is supposed to be that it is funny.   
> I try to avoid such tripe when possible but it’s not always so easy  
> in this day and age.  But what I have managed to avoid is the  
> notion that these things are funny or entertaining.  But I also  
> somehow manage to avoid the intense negativity that comes from  
> dwelling on what it says about the state of the human race that  
> this crap is considered entertainment at all.
> Also in regards to your second to last sentence, I’m pretty sure  
> you need REM sleep to function.  You may want to consider stopping  
> the pills if they are inhibiting REM sleep.
> Matt
> From: Warren Lee Theriot [mailto:wleetheriot at comcast.net]
> Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 11:56 PM
> To: ibogaine at mindvox.com
> Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] implications for the long-lasting actions  
> of the anti-addictio...
> Randy,
>             What you say is all too true. The number one priority  
> is profit these days. I have been travelling the world on Google  
> Earth and have lately noticed disturbing images of the strip-mining  
> of the land for trees. Entire species of beneficial plants have  
> probably been destroyed. The profit motive seems to have had an  
> effect on the rainforests of South America; vast thousands of  
> square miles once covered with jungle are bare earth. Some places  
> you can see fire destroying the jungles and chaparral in the Google  
> Earth images. These sort of things just seem to give me a sinking  
> feeling that can only be remedied by shouting out how messed up  
> things are and questioning "how can the science fiction scenarios  
> of a future desert earth be prevented"? It has geometrically  
> increased in proportions the clearing of land everywhere on earth,  
> even the Ibogaine bearing jungles of Gabon seem to have a lot of  
> clear-cut land, if you can make out the blurry images of that  
> particular area of the earth. Maybe the 10 or 15 percent of land  
> the president of Gabon has declared national parks will preserve  
> the Iboga plants.
> My rants seem to come in cycles and yet I do see a trend towards  
> the better as far as getting the message out about Ibogaine, thanks  
> to UTube and all the other video sites now. I'm trying to work with  
> a half broke computer, a half broke digital camcorder and iMovie to  
> start some of my own video uploads, which has been a way to raise  
> my own spirits. But I keep getting the urge to speak out since  
> there are people with some say in the goings on in the overall  
> medical community that they need constant prodding. Days go into  
> weeks into years since I have been reading about Ibogaine. It is  
> only starting to appear on the Internet Video radar screen, and I  
> hope the news keeps positive. I totally commend the efforts of  
> everyone involved and especially Howard and Dana for getting the  
> ball rolling back in the 80's.
> What ever happened to that guy in the video running off like that I  
> don't know, but I hope that a bunch of hoaxes don't start  
> appearing. My take on it was that maybe the guy had just enough Ibo  
> to get him a little wobbly or slow to react to instructions, but it  
> really did seem like he wasn't all there in his mind when he was  
> getting splashed. I don't know personally about Ibogaine as far as  
> coordination goes but it would probably make someone fall on their  
> face if they tried to run. The yelling seemed to resonate with my  
> own feelings of youthful exuberance I still feel inside at times.  
> At least when I wake up in the morning now, I don't feel that  
> depressed any more nor do I feel sick. It is such a relief. Still,  
> I would rather be as happy as what I imagine Ecstasy would be like,  
> really, but I don't want to seek that drug out. There is nothing  
> available that could come close. That is as much as a change in  
> perception my mind craves after all this time of not really having  
> any fun for any extended period of time. That is sort of how I want  
> my mind to be free from this depression. It is hard to be  
> constantly worrying that something will go wrong because in the  
> last 14 or more years, I have had to deal with loss after loss of  
> friends and family. World affairs on the news make me upset also.  
> Nobody with any real power seems to have much emotional  
> intelligence, let alone strategic intelligence. Military  
> intelligence is an oxymoron. Radio hosts can be "oxy-morons".
> These issues keep me bummed out enough of the time, that I need to  
> vent occasionally. It is something that I would hope that I could  
> get over with Ibogaine and the right sort of talk therapy. I just  
> don't like it when you go to a psychiatrist and you have to do all  
> the talking even after many sessions. I will have to look harder  
> for a more interactive type of counseling. I don't like group  
> therapy. I tried that a very long time ago and it was annoying at  
> best. Well in a way this forum kind of serves that purpose and it  
> is a lot to my liking. Back a long time ago, it was just the time  
> of my life and the mixed bag of problems of everyone to deal with.  
> Here there is a common concern. I hope that I can lighten up and  
> somehow be my old self and the self I am in my nightly dreams. At  
> least I can dream now. The pills seemed to stifle the REM sleep I  
> used to get before I started with them. I wonder if Ibogaine has  
> any effect on boosting memory in the long term after the treatment.  
> I have been getting worse about spelling lately.
> Peace,
>             Warren
> On Oct 12, 2006, at 4:10 PM, BiscuitBoy714 at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 10/12/2006 5:22:40 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
> wleetheriot at comcast.net writes:
> And once again I repeat my concern that if the big pharma companies  
> of the world continue to sell and promote the use of opioid  
> analgesics then they also have the responsibility to provide a  
> humane medicine that alleviates the suffering caused by the over  
> use of those narcotic analgesics. That means pull your heads out of  
> yer butts, FDA, and legalize Ibogaine treatment centers in the USA!.
> I feel the same way Warren but sad to say that over the time of my  
> treatment for addiction with Ibogaine until now (2 years) I have  
> been drug down by the apathy I have seen on the part of a lot of  
> people. I'm not about to point any fingers, those who feel guilty  
> probably should, but it seems to me there ought to be some kind of  
> recourse. I was quite a zealot with my rants when I first got over  
> the methadone. I wrote a FUCK the DEA/FDA rant just about weekly.  
> Now it seems like there is not much we can do about it. Treatments  
> happen regardless. The people who are motivated enough find a way.  
> Well that sucks really when you think about it because one of the  
> things about opiates is the lethargy involved in them. I think it  
> goes along with what Nick has to say about the pharm industry in  
> general, and I've heard Howard say it too, the pharmacy industry is  
> in business to make money, they have to answer to stock holders for  
> their profit margins first, the general welfare of the public is a  
> distant second if that. It depresses me to write this shit but it's  
> true, but Ibogaine awareness is slowly spreading, lets hope it  
> takes on a life of it's own and the logic of it will prevail. Free  
> Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow (George Clinton) Randy

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