Today I met a holistic practitioner who has studied in egypt and the usa. He’s got some pretty interesting things in the back of his shop, not least of which is a bottle of some tincture for pain that literally has a preserved EGYPTIAN COBRA in the bottle. Not a fake, the real thing. He told me the stuff made him 100% free from pain for 3 days after taking one swig of it.
Anyway, after an hour or so of conversation at his shop, I learned two really important things.
1.) If you take melatonin SUBLINGUALLY (under your tongue in a powder) it GREATLY enhances REM sleep.
2.) There is another substance called 7-keto that has not, to my knowledge, been mentioned on this forum. According to his first hand accounts, this substance will ‘make you dream in full living color.’ He has never quanitified his dreaming experiences the way we do here, but I’m guessing that means a very vivid dream that could easily be OBE like.
I’ve invited him to the forum and I really hope he shows up. We are going to be doing some research (using the term loosely) together on the cryogenine in H. Salicifolia and perhaps a few other things, and I feel he would be a great asset to our community here.
If he comes to our forum, please treat him with the dichotomy of respect and nurturing that is necessary for someone like him. He’s quite a bit more qualified as an herbalist than I (an perhaps anyone else on this forum), but he is not an expert in the science of lucid dreaming.
Anyway, I just hope he shows up.