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Mugwort ( Artemisia vulgaris )
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Mugwort has a historic reputation as a powerful oneirogen. It has many other medicinal properties as well. It's closely related to wormwood.

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Dream Herb Calea zacatechichi
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Calea zacatechichi is another oneirogenic plant species. It was originally used in Mexico. Capsules or a tincture chased with juice is often suggested for this one.















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Shamanic Plant Teachers Allys And Talismans


             Ethnobotany is the study of the cultural use of plants. Shamanistic cultures are a major interest to those studying ethnobotany. This page is dedicated to teaching the basic understanding of how plants are powerful teachers. Each each one is an ally in its own unique and respectable fashion. By the time you reach the end of this page you will have a firm grasp on the basics of the shamanic use of plants.


Shamanic cultures around the world have long viewed many plants as what they call an ally. They are a spiritual entity which can serve to guide and enlighten the practitioner.[1] The most commonly known ally is the Ayahuasca brew that is an integrated part of the culture of the Amazon and Peru. On this website you'll find an endless number of plant teachers, allys, and other shamanic tools. All of these ethnobotnaicals do have pharmacological value as well. They have ancient origins of use and an astronomical amount of potential for influencing great change in human society.


Getting To Know Your Tools

In shamanic cultures there is an understanding that the environment, location, plants, stones, and animals that people encounter all have an impact on their energy field or spirit body.[1] They understand that everyone has a unique reaction to these factors. [1] It's important to find a location that resonates well with your aura, and to find ethnobotanicals that do as well.[1] As far as the use of different crystals and stones, they understand that everyone has a different reaction. When you read about the properties of these gems remember that they may effect you in a different way. The use of stones for psychological therapy does have some scientific credence. This is because there is a academic understanding that colors have psychological influences and vibrations of their own. Having this in mind we can understand how various gems may influence us on a subconscious level. This is just the basic understanding of a much more complex picture.


Talismans

Shamans bring with them some form of protection when entering the spirit world.[1] Talismans are a big part of this practice. A talisman is an object that has energy and symbolism behind it.[1] They do not believe that the object itself is what carries the magical power, but the energy and symbolism that you put into it is the key.[1] They also believe that the talisman can serve its purpose whether its accessible or far away.[1] It becomes wired into the neuropathways of ones mind.


A talisman can be anything. It can be a picture you draw, a crystal, a book, a pillow, a plant, pouch, or even the root of a plant. A good example of this is the African shamanic talisman called Entada rheedii, or African Dream Herb. The seeds are used as a talisman for protection, as well as an oneirogen. The seeds can either be consumed, or carried around for their symbolism. With enough practice, you may see the seed in your dream. This can indicate to you that you are dreaming, being that this is the symbolism and energy you have put into the object.

Below is a small list of some incredibly useful Talismans, Allys, and Plant Teachers that are not yet mainstream to the western world. You can learn more about each one by clicking on the title. The idea behind this page is to introduce some less commonly discussed ethnobotanicals to the world, and the cultural knowledge that accompanies them. Enjoy!

African Dream Herb - Entada rheedii

Alepidea - Amatymbica Iqwili

Black Nightshade - Solanum nigrum

Chilean Holly - Desfontainia spinosa

Fever Tree Acacia xanthophloea

Henbane - Hyoscyamus niger

Imphepho, Kooigoed - Helichrysum odoratissimum

Mandrake - Mandragora officinarum

Xhosa Dream Herb - Silene Capensis

Wormwood - Artemesia absinthium

Sweet Flag - Acorus calamus

Sinicuichi Heimia salicifolia


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INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OUR WEBSITE IS FOR BOTANICAL/CULTURAL RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY! ANY REFERENCES ABOUT THE USE OR EFFECTS OF THESE NATURAL HEALING HERBS IS BASED ON TRADITIONAL USE OR SHAMANIC PRACTICES. ALL PRODUCTS ARE SOLD FOR ETHNOBOTANICAL RESEARCH (CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER)! STATEMENTS AND ITEMS ARE NOT EVALUATED OR APPROVED BY THE FDA. NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, PREVENT, OR CURE, ANY AILMENTS, CONDITIONS, DISEASES, ETC.

References:

[1] Stevens, Jose. Secrets of Shamanism: Tapping the Spirit Power within You. New York: Avone, 1988. Print.

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