Recieved: 2000/02/23 03:08
Subject: Re: [K-list] Medicinal benefits of nicotine
From: Robert Weil
On 2000/02/23 03:08, Robert Weil posted thus to the K-list:
From: Robert Weil <Robert_WeilATnospamscientia.com>
At 23:52 22/02/00 -0800, you wrote:
>From: Mystress Angelique Serpent <serpentATnospamdomin8rex.com>
>At 07:12 PM 2/22/00 -0500, ckressATnospamaol.com wrote:
>>Hope this isn't turning into the El's weird facts list. Here's some more
>>from today's SF examiner from a front page article titled "Scientists
>>studying benefits of nicotine."
>> There is also evidence that nicotine helps for depression, attention
>>disorder (ADD) and schizophrenia.
> Way kewl.. :) Doesn't surpise me, after all the North American Natives
>used it as a medicine, as well as a ritual. Nicotine also helps fix
There is evidence to suggest that today's tobacco is a poor industrialised
drug compared to the native tobacco of the shaman. DMT-like substances
(highly hallucinogenic) used to exist in south american tobacco during Don
Cortez' time. Must have been well interesting for the "conquerors"... :)
DMT-like substances exist within the pineal gland, and DMT (connected to
serotonin) is very readily taken up by the neuron synapses.
After the plant was exported to the Old world (as a wonder drug), the
tobacco was gradually strained to produce far less psychotropic effects and
more of the present nervine effects. (Check out McKenna'a "Food of the
Gods"). I'd be interested in seeing who funded the research today...
I used to smoke, back in the 70's. I found tobacco was a depressant, after
the initial ten minutes of stimulation. Not too useful. I was dealing with
depression at that time, and giving up tobacco enabled me to see auras for
the first time, as well as get fit again. Giving it up also normalised my
mood somewhat. Psychotropics pretty much cleared the depression like a dose
of salts. Didn't get depressed for six months after the first trip, and
also received the tools to sort it out.
> I get people bugging me about my smoking being "unspiritual" sometimes,
>but my guidance has made it very clear, that smoking does not harm me. I
>tried to quit, earlier in the year, but a powerful Witch in a rabid
>nic-fit, is not somebody you wanna be around.. ;)
> I was speaking to a Witch friend about smoking recently, and he mentioned
>an observation he had made, that Witches who smoke, become more powerful
>than Witches who don't. Every powerful Witch he knows, smokes except for
>one who substitutes overeating. All the rest, seem to hit some kind of
>glass cieling. He is trying to quit smoking anyhow, tho.. I wish he'd quit
>drinking, instead, but he is Irish.. ;)
Interesting. A past partner of mine used to smoke because it grounded her.
This enabled better focussing, though it coarsened her vibrations. It did
mess with her body odours tho'. Possibly sweat lodge work might have
helped. But she did have a lot of energy to ground, and sometimes
tripped/flipped out. She also found the discipline required to kick was too
much up against her need to ground. It was her nature to be so empowered,
and it was a two-edged sword...
> I have a book on Ayathusca Shamen of the amazon, called "The Cosmic
>Serpent".. fascinating reading for any Kundalite!!
> The word for Shamen in their language is "Tobacco user".. when he asked
>the Shamen about it, they said "the spirits love tobacco".. but he went
>further, and the book contains some science about the effect of nicotine on
>serotonin and other neurotransmitters.. very postive effects, for Spiritual
>work.. I have also found that tobacco seems to have an "internal smudging"
>effect, similar to using sage smudges to clear energy.
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