[Ibogaine] OT skydiving

Brad Hays bradleyheathhays at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 07:13:24 EDT 2008

That was great Matt thanks.  I've always wanted to do a jump too

On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 3:58 AM, Capt Kirk <captkirknz at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> awesome matt!!!
> Probably no comparison, but riding roller coasters after ibo and the cancer
> thing was pretty damn amazing, I got uncontrollable laughing, thought I was
> gonna have to change me knickers at the end lolol
> Drug free buzzes rock!!
> Dunno if I'll ever make it skydiving...... can just see my fake boob
> wafting off into the atmosphere lmao!!!
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Melanie Gutierrez <gutierrezmelanie at gmail.com>
> To: The Ibogaine List <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
> Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 7:29:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] OT skydiving
>  Beautiful, thank you.
> One of my wanna do's too.
> M
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Matt Shriver <ibogamail at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I jumped out of an airplane today.  It was something I had always told
>> myself I wanted to do but just one more of those things that was out of
>> reach of my junkie lifestyle.  I mentioned a few years ago to my then
>> girlfriend, now wife, that I had always wanted to do that and last year
>> for my birthday she gave me a gift certificate for a jump.  When my
>> birthday was coming around again this year I finally decided to schedule
>> it and today I finally did it.  Very surreal experience.  Right up there
>> with the most powerful experiences I have ever had.  I had quite a bit
>> of trepidation going into it but now that I am on the other side of it I
>> could totally do it again.  I noticed something interesting.  I first
>> noticed it on the faces of the other skydivers, first in the videos I
>> watched before hand, and then on the actual jump.  I did a tandem jump
>> which means I was strapped onto the chest of an experienced sky diver,
>> but two other guys jumped with us, they were both practicing to video
>> tape other sky divers so they were both very close to us in free fall.
>> And I noticed a strange look to their faces and I realized later that it
>> was the look that goes along with the state of mind I experienced which
>> was a remarkable clarity of thought.  My mind was not blank when I was
>> falling but it was not distracted by anything.  There was no trace of a
>> shadow of an extraneous thought anywhere.  Only the moment.  Only what
>> was happening right then.  I see why it can be addictive.  One of these
>> guys who was practicing to do the video taping said he jumped 18 times
>> just last weekend.  I think I may try to cultivate "free fall mind" in
>> my everyday life.  I have quite an interesting life shaping up around me
>> since I got clean.  Sometimes I can't believe it's really my life.
>> Matt
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