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cubicleclown

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Hello
« on: October 02, 2015, 06:17:22 PM »

Hi, new to the forums here, nice to be at a new-ish place while it's growing.  Trying out various herbs and supplements is my hobby and obsession, I like to report on my experiences with them as well.  I've been a member of the KC forums for kratom for maybe a year more or less (I'm not good keeping track of time), and did a lot of that there, and I will start doing it here as well.  I'm a bit sporadic on forums, sometimes very active, sometimes not so much, but that might be typical of most people.  I look forward to interesting conversation, sharing, and learning!
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akosi

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 10:18:14 PM »

Welcome cubicleclown, were you given that nickname or did you come up with it yourself?

You sound like a perfect addition to the forum with that being your hobby!  Tell me, what are your favorite herbs and supplements?  Do you have any experience with entheogens?
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cubicleclown

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Re: Hello
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 01:03:55 AM »

Welcome cubicleclown, were you given that nickname or did you come up with it yourself?

You sound like a perfect addition to the forum with that being your hobby!  Tell me, what are your favorite herbs and supplements?  Do you have any experience with entheogens?

Thank you for the welcome  :)

I came up with the nickname cubicleclown when I was 16 (30 now) because I  thought it was funny, however juvenile my sense of humor was (and still is sometimes.)  It doesn't really mean anything more than my vague assumption that I might be working in a cubicle some day.

I've tried probably over a hundred herbs and supplements over the years, those that worked the way I like mostly also didn't work long term, but I suppose they would be my favorites.  Kratom is #1, some others I can think of off the top my head that have helped pretty well (at least for a short while) would include passion flower, buckthorn bark of the rhamnus frangula variety (different from sea buckthorn.  stopped taking it because it is kidney toxic, great for mood improvement, calming, sleep, and possibly psychosis so I was very disappointed that I couldn't safely continue taking it), phenibut (only a few times a month, very addicting otherwise), rhodiola (also had to stop as it caused worsening psychosis, I believe due to dopaminergic action.)  There are others, but I can't remember them at the moment, I'm looking into buying an address book to finally record all substances and experiences in order to keep track of things and come up with a plan of rotation.

Entheogens are herbs and such that one uses to have a religious experience?  I've never viewed my usage in that way, and am not sure how religious I am, used to not believe or think about it at all, but recently I've been doing some searching.  I've tried salvia divinorum which I've read can be a religious experience, it just felt weird though, not the sort of thing I'd be interested in trying again.  Kind of distorted my vision, stretching things out and enhancing colors, and potently relaxing my muscles.  I mostly seek pleasurable and medicinal effects from substances, improvement of mood and reduction of psychotic symptoms.  Corydalis was pretty good for psychotic aspects, but with continued use over a few weeks, it starts making me a bit depressed.  If I can get the depression under control, I'd like to come back to it some day.
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Re: Hello
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 12:17:16 PM »

A cubicle is the sardine box of man, if one must be a sardine, then best to have a laugh of it at least, but glad to hear you aren't stuck in the tin box as of yet.

I have never tried buckthorn... that is interesting, it is a mood lifter I have no experience with.

Something tells me you may like Panax Ginseng.  It is a serotonergic stimulant, it absolutely calms my mind while giving me energy.  I would dare say it has antipsychotic potential similar to St. John's wort, by way of keeping dopamine levels in check and inhibiting spontaneous and sporadic dopamine release.


Entheogens are indeed spiritual for some, but the meaning of the word is "To discover the God within".  I do not consider them religious, but I do consider them spiritual.  Religion to me sounds like a church or organization, entheogens are more so for personal spiritual insight and growth for myself.

Salvia is a scary one, definitely not something I recommend for anyone really, not pleasant stuff.  Tryptamines on the other hand, such as Ayahuasca or mushrooms are much more my cup of tea.  I make sure to go to a Native American reservation or South America every now and then for such experiences as a way of clearing out the cobwebs of my psyche.  Ayahuasca is especially healing, and has a potent afterglow which lasts for some time for many people.  Studies done of drinkers of Aya show upregulated serotonin systems, which roughly translates into a long term antidepressant effect.
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cubicleclown

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Re: Hello
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 07:07:40 PM »

Yes, I have no further interest in salvia, I experimented with it once back in highschool, very strange, it was basically a huge bag full of leaves that came in the mail, very stupid to try something like that.  Here is a funny and perhaps sad example of what salvia can do to a person.  Please forgive the message at the end, it's not my video and I don't endorse it
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Re: Hello
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2015, 02:00:33 AM »

Hello cubicle!
I can also be sporadic in the cyber realm, it comes in waves. Here's to learning, sharing, and growth!
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