[Ibogaine] OT maybe Dreams
hokkaidocrow at gmail.com
Sat Oct 14 11:48:53 EDT 2006
I found the dream aspect of iboga interesting too. What I saw during the
ritual was definitely hallucinations, no doubt about it. The interesting
thing is that the character of my dreamstates has really changed. After my
iboga experience, my waking states are free of non-trivial negative thoughts
and emotions. So it seems really odd to me that I still get nightmares. I
had a lot of nightmares prior to taking iboga, but they were often chaotic,
incoherent, and focused around a small set of 6 suddenly emergent memes
(generally relating to massive scale disasters). Now my nightmares are
more elaborate and nuanced than they were before, sort of like a suspense
In my view, this supports the idea that the dream is just the self-aware
part of the brain watching the subconscious janitor dumping the
neurochemical garbage at night, and trying to make sense of the resultant
perceptual artifacts. Or maybe it's all just bullshit, I have no idea.
In the past I often feared that my nightmares might be a sign of some
insidious underlying fault or unresolved conflict; now I choose to believe
it's just my brain taking a nightly dump.
I do wish I could get some musical/aesthetic elements in my dreams; I'm
envious of those who do.
On 10/14/06, BiscuitBoy714 at aol.com <BiscuitBoy714 at aol.com> wrote:
> I've read about dreams on the list here lately. I think that Ibogaine
> kinda tweaks something in the brain that brings about lucid dreaming. I know
> it was hard for me to tell if I was dreaming or tripping during my treatment
> for methadone addiction. The hallucinations seemed so realistic to me. I've
> done boosters 3 times in the past couple of years and took a 6mg. per kg.
> mini treatment 4 months ago, so I don't know if what I experienced this
> morning has anything to do with Ibogaine or not. Well last night I had using
> dream and that always scares me but, in this dream I was playing the guitar
> and I remember thinking in the dream, " I need to remember these chords
> they're cool." I woke up this morning and the chords were still in my head
> and they go along perfect with some words I wrote about being in, and going
> to, Manhattan. There is a space for a harmonica lead and everything. I'm
> amazed. I've dreamed of music before but it always eluded me later. I wonder
> what the difference was this time? Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will
> Follow (George Clinton) Peace Randy
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