21 days of preparation for Iboga (way more actually, trust me I’ve been preparing all year!). But now for the time to go into acute body mind spirit preps. I will be focusing on unlocking my intentions and clarifying my mind, preparing my body physically with herbs, diet & acupuncture, and fully activating my spirit through dream recording, body movement, and song. Each day I will post the focus on my preparation, and in 3 weeks I will disappear into the jungles for about 3 weeks. For me, the ceremony begins today in ways. The day I leave is New Moon (perfect) and the ceremony will conclude for me at the turning of the New Moon in July, just before my 27th birthday. The timing of the entire Initiation is beyond perfect. ---------------------- 21 days to go. Preparation today involves herbs & supplements. Pre-Iboga I focus on particularly on: - High strength Milk Thistle for liver support; the ibogaine is metabolised into its also potent & active metabolites by the liver, so it is important that this organ isn't too overloaded and working concisely. Liver disease is a exclusionary factor for Iboga. - Mg in a bioavailable form such as this one; Mg Citrate. This offers cardiovascular support which helps strengthen and prepare the heart for the intensity to come! The wood is a strong heart medicine, and lengthens the heart's QT interval, which can become dangerous if the heart is prone to abnormal sinus rhythms or any medications & foods are also doing this at the time. Clear electrical communication throughout the cells and nervous system are also a plus with Iboga, and Mg being an electrolyte is integral for this. - Gut mix: I use diatomaceous earth, psyllium husk, clay and Golden Seal. Please note Golden Seal will interact with Iboga, being a cytochrome p450 inhibitor. Substances that inhibit liver enzymes will also effect the breakdown of ibogaine. They MUST NOT be combined. I will stop using the Hydrastis soon. Having a clear digestive track, and regular bowel motions is an important preparation pre-wood. You don't want to be constipated and have the wood sitting in your bowels risking impaction. If you also have rapid & chronic diarrhoea it will be hard to gauge the dose that has metabolised. IBS and IBD can be exclusionary factors for these reasons. So that's today for me! Next week I'll stop the Golden Seal, for now it's helping to heal my guts.
Initiation Preparation Week 1
Updated: Jan 4, 2019