Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a member of the Coffee tree family. This plant contains many of the same alkaloids found in Chocolate and a series of alkaloids that effect the human opioid receptors.
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
Frankincense is believed to be medicinal and energetic. There have been many studies behind the mechanisms of action within this amazing resin. It's a common staple in certain areas of the middle east.
Note: I know this website is called "Botanical Guides" and that this article may seem off-
topic, but really it's incredibly related to ethnobotany because many of these plants are
used to help induce vivid, prophetic, and even lucid dreams by various shamanic cultures.
For more information on oneirogenic plants see my Oneirogen page here. I
will be adding more items to this page in time, and if you browse the website you'll learn
about other plants that are also used as oneirogens.
If you don't recall your dreams every morning, then that's the first thing you need to work
on. If you do this, and don't remember it in the morning, there will be no point to the
practice. See my article titled "Dream Blend Ideas For Enhancing Memory, Sleep and Dreams" to learn more. Train yourself to be still
in the morning, and ask yourself what the last thing you were doing was. Don't give up
until you remember something from your dreams. Every morning, you'll slowly become better
and better at this. Write your dreams down in a journal every morning.
Utilize Your Imagination
Grab a piece of paper and prepare to train your mind to take you on an incredible journey
beyond your wildest imagination. In this process we are going to utilize colors and their
psychological properties, communicate to your unconscious and subconscious mind, and use
the law of attraction to manifest your deepest desires. You can use this to not only become
lucid, but to experience and enjoy anything you wish. Remember there are no limits because
this is all based on your imagination. Your dreams can and will take you anywhere you'd like
Write at the top of the paper "dream incubation" and the date. Write a brief summary of
what you did today on the paper. Try to summarize your morning upon waking, and your
evening. You want your mind to be aware of the timeline of the day you had, so that it can
be more prone to recalling that you just went to sleep. This will help enable you to become
lucid more easily. From here, you have to use your imagination and your desires to do the
rest. Write out what you'd like to dream about in a list form. Then, draw some picture of
things that remind you of what it is that you want to experience in your lucid adventures.
The more energy you conjure up within yourself, the more you wire the neuropathways in to
your mind. You also increase the effectiveness of your incubation by "feeling" what you
want. It works like the law of attraction. Imagine it the best you can, and feel what it is
that it makes you feel. Try to get that feeling as intense as possible. Make notes to
yourself about what will trigger your lucidity and what you will do once you become lucid.
Remind yourself to make affirmations that you are dreaming, and to remember and stay lucid
once you obtain the awareness.
The more symbolism, energy, and information you can wire into your mind, the better this
will work. Memory works better when we utilize the law of associations. Try to implement
all of your senses in this process. Use your sense of smell, sight, touch, sound, and taste
to help wire these neuropathways into your mind. Burning incense, and listening to bianural
beats can help. I like to pull up some alpha wave sounds on Youtube because the alpha wave
brain state helps you to absorb things subconsciously.
Use colors in on your incubation paper. The ancient chakra system claims that purple is the
color of the third eye. The reality is though that according to scientific inquiry
conducted by a medical practitioner in India, that blue is the activator of the pineal
gland ( third eye ).(Clark 1975 45-46) Blue is a calming color, that can subdue, sedate,
and sooth you. (Clark 1975 91) You can imagine the color blue while meditating yourself to
sleep, and use it in your writing on your incubation paper. A college instructor from San Francisco
named Richard J Michael, found that using green slides proved most effective on increasing
test scores, and blue was the next best.(Clark 1975 37) Use this to your advantage when
doing your incubation's.
Use A Mojo bag
A Mojo bag is something that Shamans use to help manifest their intention and desires. You
add ingredients with special meanings to a pouch while focusing your intentions and energy
on what you'd like to accomplish. In this case, you're trying to incubate the dreams that
you desire. I suggest placing the ingredients on your piece of paper that you're writing
your incubation desires out on. When you're done with it, add all of the ingredients to the
Mojo bag while daydreaming about your desired incubation's. All of this energy that you're
conjuring up within yourself, plus the feelings you get from thinking about what you
desire, is creating neuropathways in your mind, and activating the potential of both the
Mojo bag and the incubation papper.
If you're using oneirogens like Xhosa ( Silene capensis ), Calea
z, Jasmine flowers, Imphepho, Ubhubhubhu, and
others, you can add these to the mojo bag. Have them on your incubation paper while you're
writing down your intentions. Use everything you can to make the intentions and desires
wired into your mind. The more you use, the better it works. You can create your own
symbols with your own meanings to help too.
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Clark, L. A. (1975). The ancient art of color therapy: Updated, including gem therapy, auras, and amulets. Old Greenwich, CT: Devin-Adair.