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Witches ointment BY VAMZZZ

Witches ointment is an ointment or paste with which people (mostly women known as witches) are said to have rubbed themselves in order to fly to the witches sabbath in the late Middle Ages and at the time of the early modern witch persecutions.

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The ointment is known by a wide variety of names, including witches’ flying ointmentgreen ointmentmagic salve, or lycanthropic ointment. In German it was Hexensalbe (witch salve) or Flugsalbe (flying salve). In Holland, vliegzalf (flying salve) or heksenzalf (witches’ ointment). Latin names included unguentum sabbati (sabbath unguent), unguentum pharelisunguentum populi (poplar unguent) or unguenta somnifera (sleeping unguent).

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Witch ointments are ointment preparations made from psychoactive substances (especially from nightshade plants), the use of which can cause hallucinations or delusional dreams. To stigmatize “witches” as evil and demonic the “fat of children” is regularly mentioned by those who led the burning times to its horror climax.

The misogyne psychopath Heinrich Kramer (Institoris) describes in 1486 in the second part of his infamous Malleus Maleficarum (Hexenhammer, Hammer of the Witches) that witches could rise in the air because of an ointment made from children’s extremities. Even Francis Bacon listed as the ingredients of the witches ointment “the fat of children digged out of their graves, juices of smallage, wolfe-bane, and cinque foil, mingled with the meal of fine wheat.”

 

Highly toxic ingredients

Typical poisonous ingredients included belladonna or nightshade, henbane bell, jimson weed (Datura stramonium), black henbane, mandrake, hemlock, and/or wolfsbane, most of which contain atropine, hyoscyamine, and/or scopolamine. Scopolamine can cause psychotropic effects when absorbed through the skin.

Apart from these herbs mushrooms like the Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita and ergot or the poison of toads (bufotenin) were used to trigger psychotropic effects, like out of body experiences, seeing Elemental and nature spirits, flying through the air or intense orgasms. Pigs fat was used instead of childrens’ fat.

In the ages these ointments were used frequently they made many casualties because of their toxicity and the problem that it is very difficult to estimate how much of the active psychotropic substance a herb contains. This differs due to ground quality, time of the year, weather, condition of the plant, moment of picking etc.. Even in modern times experimenting with these ointments can be fatal. The German historian, occultist and theosophist Carl Kiesewetter for exemple, author of Geschichte des Neueren Occultismus 1892 and Die Geheimwissenschaften, eine Kulturgeschichte der Esoterik 1895 died while testing an witches ointment recipe on himself.

To make a long story short: experimenting with witch ointment herbs is NOT advisable!

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One possible key to how individuals dealt with the toxicity of the nightshades usually said to be part of flying ointments is through the supposed antidotal reaction some of the solanaceous alkaloids have with the alkaloids of Papaver somniferum (opium poppy). This is discussed by Alexander Kuklin in his brief book, How Do Witches Fly? (DNA Press, 1999).

This antagonism was claimed to exist by the movement of Eclectic medicine. For instance,

 

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I GOT MYSELF OFF ANTIDEPRESSANTS THE NATURAL WAY—AND I’M NEVER LOOKING BACK By Rachel Lapidos

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It was a few months ago when I was taking my antidepressant—just as I did every night for the past five years—and realized I didn’t really want to be on it anymore.The shrink who’d prescribed it to me had never said I’d need to take it forever (though no one had said I wouldn’t). But that night, surveying my new thinking about all of this in the moment I swallowed it down, I wondered: had it become a habit, or even a crutch in my life, rather than a necessity for a serious depression? (Answer: In my case, probably.) So how would I safely get off it?

This is my brain on drugs

I think I should say that while some people might need a mood-regulator or a SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) for super-solid chemical reasons, I think I needed an antidepressant for environmental ones. One reason? My situation has become entirely different than it was when I was first prescribed Lexapro, a common SSRI variant. And it’s made a big difference. Boxes have been checked, and I’m essentially where I want to be—I have a great job, a great boyfriend, great friends. My mood matches my pretty decent reality. And my reality, even when sucky things happen now, doesn’t totally steamroll my mood (or total sense of self).

I was curious: could my pretty healthy exercise and eating habits (along with my sporadic attempts at meditation) provide enough mood-boosting wind in my sails?

That’s not to say I’m not still depressed, of course. High-functioning depression is a very real thing, after all. I just feel like I’m in a better place, and more capable of not having to rely on pills to be truly happy. And more importantly, I wanted to test if this was true.

Intellectually, I’d gotten some confidence for going off the Lexapro from things I was learning on the wellness beat at work. My theory: I probably produce a really steady stream of happiness-boosting endorphins, since I’d become an avid attendee of HIIT workouts, and I also avoid enough inflammatory foods to naturally level me out—so why not reduce the number of chemicals I’m ingesting?

And after learning more about the connection between the gut and depression, I was curious as to whether my pretty healthy exercise and eating habits (along with my sporadic attempts at meditation) could provide enough mood-boosting wind in my sails.

So I set out to stop using the medication that had leveled me out for years—which honestly felt like going into battle without any armor.

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The problem with discontinuing antidepressants

But you can’t just stop taking the pills. I’ve had occasions in which I had missed a couple of doses, and felt significant changes in my brain chemistry (some Googling produced the term “brain zaps,” which quite accurately described the weird and uncomfortable sensation you can feel after skipped doses).

So I had no illusions that the process of getting off antidepressants is complex, and not something that should be done without a doctor’s supervision. I went to see Meredith Bergman, M.D., a holistic psychiatrist, to see what I should do.

Dr. Bergman is really approachable and communicative for a shrink; not at all like the MD who gave me Lexapro, four minutes of his time, and a good-luck pat on the back. But she didn’t sugar coat this info: “Drug companies do not conduct research into how to taper off these medications, leading some physicians unprepared and without specific protocols for doing so,” she told me in her cozy New York City office. “This can lead to

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How journal writing helped me get out of depression by Healthy Living Writer: Brent Williams

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I lay in bed after yet another long troubled night’s sleep—utterly exhausted, lacking all motivation. A few feet away sat a school notebook. It felt unreachable, but somehow a small spark in my brain thought it was worth trying. I reached out, picked up my pen, and started to write. I wrote how I had no energy to think, let alone express my thoughts in words.

I wrote how heavy and stuck my body felt that morning. Metaphors and descriptions followed, giving some shape to this amorphous life-draining force.

And somehow it helped. Just enough for me to distinguish between what depression wanted me to do—the urge to head back to bed was so strong—and what I needed to do to help myself that day. I got up, made myself some breakfast, and went out and sat in the sun to eat. A seagull glided effortlessly overhead. I smiled. The day was possible.

What writing did for me
• It got me out of bed in the morning, which was so important for getting me into a good wake/sleep cycle.
• I went places to write, so I felt less trapped and isolated.
• I expressed my emotions, my most private thoughts, and internal conflicts.
• I described my pain and in doing so freed myself from it a little.
• It brought depression, its characteristics, and influences into the open so I could see and work to address them.
• It gave me companionship.
• I felt a sense of purpose and achievement.
• It encouraged me to look after myself and recognize when I was not doing so.
• I identified important needs, such as the need to see a doctor and a therapist.
• It enabled me to see and express my destructive thoughts rather than act on them.
• I got practical feedback on what was working and what was not.
• It gave me a small but valuable sense of control over an illness that made me feel so powerless.

Your brain when you suffer from anxiety and depression
The brain is made up of billions of cells and connecting pathways constantly communicating with each other in a complex, finely tuned way to regulate your body and all of its functions. When going well, it is miraculous. In depression, however, the communication goes seriously awry. Your senses, thoughts, actions, and emotions are all compromised. So much so that for many, overriding the basic human need to survive becomes a very sensible option.

It’s like depression has slowly and by stealth hijacked your brain. The pathways it creates become strong, pulling more and more better functioning parts of your brain down with it. In small but important ways the simple act of expressing yourself with words enlists parts of your brain that begin to reverse this downward spiral.

Why you got depressed, how it manifests, and what is the best way to get out of it is, in part, unique to you. Observing your own particular influences through journal writing develops awareness, and this not only helps your recovery now, it better protects you against future relapses.

Expressing your thoughts and emotions, gaining little insights from your writing, feeling a sense of achievement, establishing good routines; these all change your brain chemistry in small but critical ways for the better. As you build on these, you slowly strengthen your recovery and help yourself out of depression.

Tips for writing while depressed
• Write freely, knowing it is for you only.
• If you feel too stuck to write, just write how “stuck” feels.
• Any effort is good—there is no standard.
• Be honest, but be kind to yourself, too. Don’t beat yourself up; depression is doing a good job of that.
• Write about your little successes.
• Write when you wake up

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14 Easy Ways to Develop Psychic Abilities, Intuition and ESP by David and Steve Gordon

14 Easy Ways To Develop Psychic Abilities, Intuition And ESP

When you think of psychic abilities, what comes to mind?

Maybe you think of a person lifting a car mentally.

Maybe you think of someone reading someone else’s thoughts.

No matter what you conjure up, there’s no doubt that psychic abilities are fascinating.

Psychic abilities include things like Clairvoyance, Lucid Dreaming, Telepathy, Telekinesis, and Extrasensory Perception. (Ryan Dube, Love To Know, List of Psychic Abilities)

While many people believe people are born with psychic abilities, it’s possible to “learn” them as an adult. There are many benefits to doing this. Some of the biggest benefits include the following:

  • A deeper connection with the world. By learning to feel energy, you can understand the people, places, and things in your daily life.
  • Increased Confidence. Learning how to be psychic is confidence-booster for people of all ages.
  • New friends. Building these skills can help you make like-minded friends.
  • A greater understanding of yourself. Digging into your mind allows you to understand yourself. This is wonderful for anyone who wants to experience a deeper relationship with themselves.
  • Improved intuition. Developing these mind powers improves intuition. (Psychic Junkie, List of Psychic Abilities & Forms of Prophesy)

Learning how to develop psychic abilities is an exciting task. While it takes some work, the process is fun!

While precognition and clairvoyance are desirable, few people understand what extrasensory perception (ESP) is. This understanding, of course, is one of the first steps toward mental development and a mastery of psychometry.

According to Ken Andes, L.Ac.:

“The term “ESP” simply implies the ability to perceive sensations that are normally not perceptible to the physical senses. You need to keep in mind that our senses already block out over 90% of the sensory input that we receive during the day otherwise we would not be able to process information efficiently. ESP is the ability to perceive this other dimension of sensory input which includes information from the energetic/metaphysical realm.” (Andes, Yang Sheng, 2011, The Secret for Developing Extra Sensory Perception)

In this article, we’ve laid out 14 easy ways to develop psychic abilities in your life.

If you’re interested in developing mind powers, here are 14 tips:

  1. Psychic Abilities, Open hand with light coming out of it agains a backdrop of a swirl of primary colors Practice Psychometry on a regular basis

Psychometry is a type of extrasensory perception that allows a person to “see” the history of an object by touching it. It’s one of the best ways to develop ESP and get information from the energetic realm is psychometry.

For example, an individual skilled in psychometry would be able to touch a sword, and know that a Spanish Conquistador used it in battles.

According to Psychic Readings Guide, practicing psychometry is important for your psychic abilities:

“By practicing psychometry, you can deepen your mind powers and develop a stronger connection with the world around you. A fun way to increase your clairsentience is to practice psychometry. Psychometry is learning about objects through touch by reading the energy on them. It’s a great way (and was my favorite) to learn how to develop psychic abilities.” (Psychic Readings Guide, How to Develop Psychic Abilities)

To start dabbling in psychometry, you’ll need to find some objects with which to practice. Ideally, these objects will be metal, since metal holds energy well.

With these objects, you’ll be able to practice “feeling” the past of the item. Rub your hands together to get your energy flowing before you lay them on the object. Once you’ve done this, ask yourself the following series of questions:

  • Who owned this item?
  • Did this person have kids?
  • What was the person who owned this thing feeling?

Keep in mind that, even if it feels silly, psychometry is an excellent thing to practice during the process of developing your mind.

This is because it helps you get used to feeling the energy of inanimate objects, which makes it easier to feel the energy of people later.

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  1. Practice your skills on a regular basis

Developing psychic abilities is a lot like learning any new sport or skill – you need to practice.

Because you’re training your mind to do new things, practicing on a regular basis is important. It helps new skills become second nature, and allows you to

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