The Dream Herbs Tincture
Calea Zacatechichi & Silene Capensis
The Dream Herbs Tincture
1:1 Dry Herb / Grain Alcohol
This herb is for any intrepid dream explorer who wants to experience a richer dream life.
Even people who don't normally remember any dreams at all encounter highly vivid and detailed dreams when they take Calea Z.
Calea Z is something to consider if you have problems with dream recall and are looking for a way to get closer to your dream world.
Other Calea Z users have reported incredibly realistic dreams, sometimes with complex plots and gripping drama, others with totally trivial content but profound intensity nonetheless. So remember, this is not an instant lucid dream pill but rather a boosting dream intensifier.
If you practice lucid dream techniques already, you may be familiar with similar effects that it can have on your dreams. The two go together hand-in-hand. But if you're a non-lucid dreamer, don't expect this to be a silver bullet as it takes practice to reach these lucid states within your consciousness.
Psychopharmacologic analysis of an alleged oneirogenic plant: Calea Zacatechichi
Calea zacatechichi is a plant used by the Chontal Indians of Mexico to obtain divinatory messages during dreaming. At human doses, organic extracts of the plant produce the EEG and behavioural signs of somnolence and induce light sleep in cats.
A controlled nap sleep study in the same volunteers showed that Calea Z. extracts increased the superficial stages of sleep and the number of spontaneous awakenings. The subjective reports of dreams were significantly higher than both placebo and diazepam, indicating an increase in hypnagogic imagery occurring during superficial sleep stages.
The Effects of Silene Capensis
The effects of S. capensis usually manifest during sleep as prophetic lucid dream states that are rich with significance. Individuals do not usually encounter any effects when awake, although there was one report of someone perceiving wavy lines of light in the air about twenty minutes after consuming the root. The dream state is often compared to going under water by the Xhosa.
Your dreams will become exceptionally colourful, and you will remember them vividly on awakening. To sum up the shamanic advice: If you focus on a question you want answered first, the answer will come to you in your dreams – from the wisdom of the ancestors.
In Xhosa culture, the ‘ancestors’ are generally regarded as the paternal grandfather or great-grandfather. So, if you fix these people in your mind, you may receive some passed down wisdom.