Legal Status of Ibogaine Around the World

More and more people are taking Ibogaine as they discover its amazing benefits. Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance that is said to alleviate the physical symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Ibogaine is made from a root bark and the medicine has been used for thousands of years as a rite of passage in parts of Africa. In America, it’s been used in a secretive and illicit way since the 1960s for spiritual development and addiction treatment. Ibogaine is a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance under State and federal law. Due to legal restrictions of Ibogaine in the US, there hasn’t been the opportunity for much clinical research. Since ibogaine is illegal in the United States, American patients travel to foreign countries for treatment.  Ibogaine is legal but unregulated in Canada and Mexico. New Zealand, South Africa, and Brazil authorize the use of ibogaine by licensed medical practitioners and it is an approved medicine. Wendell Beitzel, a Maryland Republican Member of House of Delegates submitted a proposal to re-introduce a bill in the next General Assembly session to study ibogaine. Wendell’s wife, provided extensive research for the legislative approval. This bill would provide ibogaine treatment at participating health care facilities targeting opioid addicts who have not responded to conventional treatments, such as suboxone and methadone for opioid dependence. President Trump declared America’s opioid crisis a public health emergency.  According to Beitzel, Maryland drug and alcohol deaths are at an all-time high. Of all intoxication deaths 86% were opioid-related last year. Beitzel and his wife know from personal experience with their son, an opiate addict, that ibogaine healed him of...
Ibogaine and Ayahuasca

Ibogaine and Ayahuasca

Healing with the power of plant medicine is an alternative that many people find at some point during their life. Ibogaine and Ayahuasca are both some of the most powerful plant medicines that can be found on the planet, each with different healing properties. If you’re interested in taking plant medicine for your own personal healing journey, wondering what to take is a natural part of the process. Many people wonder if they should take Ibogaine or Ayahuasca when looking for the answers they seek. Each is powerful in their own unique way. So which is right for you? Ultimately you are the only one who can make this decision, but understanding more about each one will allow you to better comprehend the sacred power of each individual substance and how it might work for you personally. Understanding Ibogaine Ibogaine has been used for thousands of years by the Bwiti of West Central Africa in the form of Iboga. This sacred root is still used by the Bwiti today and is an integral part of both rites of passage and other healing ceremonies. In the 1960s Ibogaine was discovered to have a very powerfully positive impact on addiction and has become one of the most popular and fastest growing alternative addiction treatments available. Ibogaine is known to put people into an “awakened dream state” where past traumas and suppressed memories are uncovered. It is during an experience with Ibogaine that you can find a deeper meaning within yourself. People have referred to Ibogaine being an experience where you are guided through a conversation (with the self) to be shown...
Ibogaine, Shamans, and the Pineal Gland

Ibogaine, Shamans, and the Pineal Gland

As the center of our own spirituality, the pineal gland (or third eye) is the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds. The pineal gland is at the core of awakening and is what allows us to see beyond the realm of conscious existence. It is our link to the subconscious mind and the truth of our own limitless divine nature. When activated, our pineal glands allow us to see this truth and help us move beyond the illusion of our present reality. Fluoride and Pineal Gland Calcification The reality however, is that many people don’t ever activate the pineal gland. In fact in most of the population the pineal gland is calcified and keeps people from seeing the truth. Sodium fluoride is the biggest reason the pineal gland has become calcified and it is in absolutely everything. Fluoride is added to our water supply, toothpaste, different foods, drinks, and other products, literally dumbing us down and keeping us slave to secular society. Understand that fluoride was also added to the water by Nazis and then handed out to people in concentration camps so as they wouldn’t question authority and would remain submissive. Fluoride keeps the pineal gland calcified so we will not wake up to the truth. An activated pineal gland allows us to experience other dimensional energy and our limitless potential. It takes us to other spiritual frequencies and offers a sense of euphoric bliss unlike anything you can experience through the enslavement of mainstream society. Opening and activating the pineal gland offers a way to connect with our own divinity and become the all-powerful beings we...
Ibogaine and the Psychedelic Journey

Ibogaine and the Psychedelic Journey

As one of the most exceptional treatments for addiction, Ibogaine is also one of the most powerful hallucinogens found in nature. Used amongst the Bwiti of the Gabon and Congo regions of West Central Africa for centuries, Iboga is considered sacred and is what the Bwiti way of life is based upon. Used in rites of passage ceremonies as well as a powerful healing tool, Iboga is central to the Bwiti tribe. There is no doubt immense healing power is found within this root of the Tabernanthe Iboga shrub native to Africa, so much so that it has found its way across the entire globe to help addicts struggling with addiction. The psychedelic journey that encompasses an experience with Ibogaine is known to reset one’s entire perception of life and also one that heals the people who take it on some of the most basic levels possible. What is an experience with Ibogaine like? What one person experiences is going to be different from the next person, with Ibogaine seemingly giving each person what they need to heal. Ibogaine is different for everyone. But one thing is certain, words cannot do justice to this powerful plant medicine that takes one on a journey deeply inward, far outward, and everywhere in between. The journey with Ibogaine is long, last upwards of 36-48 hours, and as powerful as the substance is many have reported that once it starts to come on in full force (say a couple hours in) that it doesn’t feel overpowering. It is rather, more of an extremely prevailing cleansing that’s taking place permeating every layer of subconscious,...
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