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Poetry and Art / Pupil of Bufo Alvarius toad
« Last post by VedicPaul on September 16, 2018, 10:27:05 PM »
Taken near my home in the McDowell Mountains of Arizona. Canon MP-E 65 macro lens/MT-24EX speed lite
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Science / Re: Omega Brainwave Activity
« Last post by RoundAbout on September 14, 2018, 11:45:01 PM »
I don't have any expertise either, but humor me with a few suppositions.

Suppose that this omega brainwave has an amplitude similar to other brain waves, and thus is detectable. Perhaps this is a reasonable trait of a brainwave that you propose is so significant. To find the 'omega' frequency, you could look at a spectrogram made from the Fourier transform of the EEG data. To help visualize this, here an example of a EEG spectrogram: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lAldXrQ41h0/VD0IddnepAI/AAAAAAAACvo/JVi5WDpfI-Y/s1600/spec.png

As you can see, from 90 seconds time (x-axis), activity with a frequency (y-axis) of ~10Hz becomes pronounced as indicated by a prominent, continuous red band. This corresponds to alpha activity, and the author has labelled this as the period they closed their eyes. If a subject was on psychedelics, why couldn't there be a similar but wholly new omega frequency band just sitting in the spectrogram, appearing just as soon as the molecules entered their brain?

EEG is fairly simple technology that is being embraced by hobbyists, and professional researchers presumably have access to even more advanced equipment. There have been studies of people meditating, on drugs, and probably most other interesting states that can be induced while not moving too much. There is immense pressure to publish novel research. Why haven't they discovered this 'omega frequency'? Has it just been sitting there in the data all this time, despite many, many experts looking through this sort of data?

I think everyone would be interested in finding it. So how has it escaped everyone's attention?

Edit: To be more clear, it sounds like you're suggesting something likely detectable in a well researched area based on... a feeling? I doubt you've ever used an EEG to differentiate brain activity... it seems much more likely that you're just being fanciful. If you liked my comment based on believing it was somehow supporting your initial idea, it may be because you have a large bias.
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Science / Re: Omega Brainwave Activity
« Last post by Rising Spirit on September 13, 2018, 10:23:04 PM »
Have you read Tryptamine Palace by James Oroc?  He has a chapter with a theory that might be similar (or maybe completely different) where he theorizes the psychedelic experience akin to a Bose-Einstein condensate from my recollection.  I admit I haven't read the book in many years and don't recall the details, but maybe worth reviewing to see if it's anything similar to what you're considering?


I just ordered it and am awaiting delivery.  I'm pretty eager to crack it open.  Tryptamine Palace's reputation precedes it in my bookcase!  Sounds wonderful for my integration phase.  I have had 3 powerful experiences and need to take a break for now.  My work is to ground the epiphanies, to integrate the lessons learned about the illusory boundaries between within and without, the inside and the outside.  The way is clear and the path a lit by a blinding, all conscious light.   _/|\_ _/|\_
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Science / Re: Omega Brainwave Activity
« Last post by Rising Spirit on September 13, 2018, 10:14:50 PM »
Same site.  Interesting stuff but no current data on nondual brain wave frequencies, AKA, the hypothetical omega wave state I am theorizing. 


https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/smcmedicinedept/eeg-basics?related=1
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Science / Re: Omega Brainwave Activity
« Last post by Rising Spirit on September 13, 2018, 10:02:20 PM »
I found this diagram tonight.  Not exactly what I was alluding to but it shows some broader spectrum of brainwave activities.


https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/MohammedAli24/brain-computer-interfaces-6988446
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Introductions/Newbies / Re: Introduction
« Last post by VedicPaul on September 12, 2018, 01:26:50 PM »
 Thank you for the kind reply's. They mean the world to me. I don't really have anyone up until now that I can relate to on this level. I started reading Carlos Castaneda books when I was 14 years old decades ago. That was my first guru.  In the mid 90s I became involved with Bhakti yoga and Krishna consciousness which I have followed seriously for over 20 years now. That totally turned my consciousness around then.  The toad medicine experience corroborated everything I have learned up until this point. I do not consider it a drug. The medicine dissolves your ego and you can see through the veil of illusion. I have tried LSD, Psilocybin, mescaline and other psychedelics decades ago but nothing compares even remotely to the toad medicine.  My hobby/obsession is nature photography. I have been photographing these toads for over a decade now and enjoy seeing them every summer. My life will never be the same in a much better way. I hope to meet some of you in this community. THANK YOU!!!!!!
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Introductions/Newbies / Re: Introduction
« Last post by Rising Spirit on September 12, 2018, 09:26:18 AM »
Quote from: VedicPaul
IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.
Isn't it something else?  Samadhi and complete transcendence in a matter of mere moments!  The quintessence of Advaita Vedanta with just one deep toke.  Sat Chit Ananda   _/|\_ _/|\_

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Been meditating for 25 years now and lived in a temple for 2 years over 20 years ago. I live in Arizona and extracted the poison from the toads myself right near my house. I took around 50mg and broke through on one good lung full before it was completely exhaled.
It's wonderful to know that you have joined this lovely collective.  Which spiritual path have you walked (meditation tradition you've trained within)?  I feel that those who've spent some years in formal sitting practice are better prepared to channel the immense energy into balanced state.  Well...    I suppose nothing can really come close to preparing one for eclipsing with the Infinite...  but it helps to have a steady focus and an unwavering degree of concentration.  Had you experienced any other Sacred Medicines before, like:  LSD-25, psilocybin mushrooms, peyote or N,N-DMT?  It's such a blessing that you live in such proximity with the Toad's natural habitat.  It was truly meant to be.
 
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This experience was it. It.  I think/hope some people here understand. It has forever changed me.  I am so thankful
Yes, I must concur with your words.  It has likewise, changed me forever.  Thank you so much for sharing!  Namaskar, my brother.  <3 <3
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Poetry and Art / Macro image of Bufo Alvarius eye.
« Last post by VedicPaul on September 11, 2018, 10:45:40 PM »

Taken near my home in Arizona.  Canon MP-E 65 macro lens/MT-24EX speed lite
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Introductions/Newbies / Introduction
« Last post by VedicPaul on September 11, 2018, 10:14:58 PM »
  Just did 5MEO for the first time Aug 19 2018. IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. Been meditating for 25 years now and lived in a temple for 2 years over 20 years ago. I live in Arizona and extracted the poison from the toads myself right near my house. I took around 50mg and broke through on one good lung full before it was completely exhaled. This experience was it. It. I think/hope some people here understand. It has forever changed me.
                                                                                                  I am so thankful
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Toad Experiences and Testimonials / 30mg - 40mg (organic)
« Last post by Equable on September 11, 2018, 05:57:46 PM »
I have continued my self-study of the management of medicine. On September 8th, I vaporized 30mg. I was always conscious but I experienced a lot of emotionality. An hour ago, I vaporized 40mg. It was very beautiful. Conscious but keeping the mind quiet. There was less emotionality and more silence and stillness. I have maintained the total fast with only water during this week. The next session will be on the 14th, when I will vaporize 50mg and I finish this part of the process on Sep 17, when I will vaporize 70mg, keeping the total fast until that day. I was pleased to feel very connected to the divine without having yet the full release.
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