margonaut blog archive (2004-2014)

31Mar/061

Ibogaine

Ibogaine is a very effective treatment available for strong addictions (like heroin) that comes from a plant traditionally used for a rite of passage ceremony in a Africa.

Ibogaine is not something that one would choose to do for fun. Most who undergo this treatment are psychologically brought to the roots of their illness (thus allowing them to heal) but never want to experience Ibogaine again. This is not a recreational drug.

This treatment is illegal in the United States, where all drugs are considered "bad" which I think is ridiculous, especially for substances that come from a PLANT. It's like saying God doesn't know what he's doing.

Fortunately, this treatment is being offered in Canada. Visit the link below for more information, especially if someone you know could benefit.

Iboga Therapy House
http://www.ibogatherapyhouse.net
The Iboga Therapy House offers a unique detoxification program using a naturally occurring psychoactive plant alkaloid called Ibogaine.

Ibogaine is the principal alkaloid found in the shrub Tabernanthe Iboga which grows in West Africa and has been used traditionally as an initiation tool for rites of passage by the Bwiti culture.

Research and anecdotal reports suggest it is effective in initiating a deep and cathartic experience that may facilitate insight into one's self while also significantly reducing or removing difficult and painful withdrawal symptoms from chemical dependence to substances such as Heroin, Methadone and other Opiates, Crack, Cocaine, Methamphetamine and Alcohol.

The Iboga Therapy House provides Ibogaine-assisted therapy and detoxification treatment to those with an honest desire and deep commitment to changing substance use patterns in a therapeutic setting. We provide a supportive environment for the exploration of deeper issues surrounding one's addiction through processes facilitated by an Ibogaine experience.

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29Mar/060

symptoms are signals

The medical establishment often puts far too much focus on "curing" the symptoms of illness rather than investigating the root causes of disease.

Often, a lifestyle change is far more effective than a pill regimen, though it's certainly not as easy or convenient.

Rather than think of illness as an inevitable disaster or unavoidable misfortune, we think of it as a powerful and useful message.
-- Shakti Gawain, Creative Visualization

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23Mar/062

to do list deux

1. wake up
2. relax
3. adapt

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22Mar/060

Zen and the Art of bus repair

I love this story and think this guy looks great for 100!

L.A. bus worker calls it quits at 100
http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2006/03/22/century-worker060322.html
A bus maintenance worker in Los Angeles will mark his 100th birthday Wednesday by retiring after more than 70 years on the job.
...
According to transit officials, Winston had a near-perfect attendance record. The only work day he ever missed was when his wife of 65 years died in 1988, AP reported.

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20Mar/061

relaxation lesson for a recovering high strung perfectionist

remember this important skill:
learn to be chill
about how
we’re not always chill

even this
in:constancy of balance
all perfect lessons

start again
and again
and again
completely
at Peace with the need
for frequent re-recapitulation

practicing insta-forgiveness
for all
but especially the Self
perceiving everyone
as New in every moment

it’s unfolding
at the exact naturally ordained pace
and there’s nothing you can do about it anyway

the body
your character
it is what it is
& it does what it does

practicing accepting
& appreciating
the messy beauty
that is the Perfection
we be

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19Mar/063

Scorpio Sun, Pisces Moon, Capricorn Rising

I've been thinking about the whole idea of horoscopes and "what sign are you" etc. I admit that I check my horoscope out on the Internet fairly frequently, but I only like a few select sites.

I'm not sure if being born on a certain day on an artificial calendar really means anything, though it seems that there are galactic energetic cyles which affect us all simultaneously, coming and going like the weather. Some days, everything is just more intense for everybody.

I'm not really concerned about whether astrology is "true" or not, but I do find it interesting & worth exploring. Here are the sites I really like. They all feature exceptionally good writing & inspirational, timely insight.

Free Will Astrology
Brezny is pure gold. He's one that will be quoted far into the future and remembered for his literary might at a pivotal time in history.

Astro.com
Detailed astrology that takes into account where and at what time you were born as well as other more "advanced" astrological information. Some free, some for a fee.

Phil Booth
The dailies from the Toronto Star which are really quite awesome.

Daily Om Astrology
Emails a beautifully written horoscope to you every day. Check out the one below, which I believe is great advice for anyone of any sign!

March 19, 2006
In Harmony With Life
Scorpio Daily Horoscope
Feelings of contentment may well up in your soul today. Though your schedule may be full and your social life quite busy, you may have found a balance between seeing to your responsibilities and your need for relaxation and fun. If you haven’t found that balance yet, you may be looking over your schedule with the intent of creating that balance. Consider your personal life, your professional life, and any instances where these two areas collide today. Ask yourself which items on your calendar can be rescheduled so that you can manage your time more efficiently.

Finding a balance between what you have to do and what you want to do can help you achieve blissful harmony. When you make time for both parts of your life, you don’t ever need to feel like you are neglecting one for the other or that something is lacking. You can fulfill your obligations to your work and relationships while having enough time to satisfy the needs of your soul. Your soul can be at peace as you work and play because you are secure in the knowledge that you have created ample time for both. You never have to work or play halfheartedly because you are trying to do both things at once. Embrace a philosophy of balance today, and you will feel like you are in harmony with life.

17Mar/060

delicious funky cheesy beats

If you like disco, progressive house, and/or other kinds of happy dance music, check out Friskyradio.com. It's yum.

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14Mar/066

last day at the cabin

Tomorrow I'm moving from a cabin in the woods to a small town in the woods, just down the road.

I am ready to have a little bit more social contact and to live within walking distance of stores. The view from the balcony isn't so bad either:

In other renewal news, I'm still planning on changing the name of this site. Though some have warned me that I should keep my "branding" here, this isn't about selling hamburgers. This is about my online identity, and that needs to evolve as I do. Plus, I'm not really a hippie as I'm too young. My parents went to Woodstock before I was born.

"Hippie" also has too many connotations with lazyness, burnout, being anti-technology, and/or dirty. Though not everyone feels the same way about this word, it is not the image I am into portraying!

If you like this site the way it is don't panic. I won't be taking anything away, it's all forward motion from here.

12Mar/064

enlightenment is a journey not a destination

The process of so-called "enlightenment" is multi-faceted, and some people who get one part of it might not necessarily get another. We each embody a unique set of special sensitivities and blind spots.

How You Treat Others
http://www.adyashanti.org/index.php?file=writings
Enlightenment can be measured by how compassionately and wisely you interact with others; with all others, not just those who support you in the way that you want. How you interact with those who do not support you shows how enlightened you really are.

As long as you perceive that anyone is holding you back you have not taken full responsibility for your own liberation. Liberation means that you stand free of making demands on others and life to make you happy. When you discover yourself to be nothing but Freedom, you stop setting up conditions and requirements that need to be satisfied in order for you to be happy. It is in the absolute surrender of all conditions and requirements that Liberation is discovered to be who and what you Are. Then the love and wisdom that flows out of you has a liberating effect on others.

11Mar/062

bus stop graffiti, Sunshine Coast style

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