One can see that in many tribal villages offset from major cities and culture, depression is non-existant. In the Bwiti communities of Gabon, if there is a a death in the family or a traumatic event, a shamanic soul retrieval or an Iboga journey is provided. Grief, resentment, guilt and shame are not meant t be carried with you wherever you go, but growing up in Western society has rewired our brains so much that it seems near impossible to permanently free yourself from depression and other mental ailments.
An Iboga journey is more than just a plant, it is about retuning your body to an immensely higher frequency where any physical ailments that can cause or aid depression such as candida infection or an unknown bio-film of microbes. Iboga then resets your mind and has been clinically proven through Ibogaine trials to drastically reduce addictive behavior, craving, and have strong affects on both dopamine and serotonin receptors. We still have a primitive scientific understanding of how exactly the neuro-pharmacological mechanisms of Iboga work on these receptor sites, but the anecdotal evidence is huge: Consistant reports of people of all ages and backgrounds claiming their mind seems to have been permanently wiped clean. Not only is their depression gone or drastically reduced after one to two proper treatments, but their ADD, OCD, self-esteem issues, body dysmorphia, and more are also shriveled or gone.
How can this claim be made when it seems Western medicine has made dozens of SSRI, SNRI, and other drugs that can create a buffer of comfort but not ever really cure depression? How can this be true when you’ve tried dozens of herbs and treatments from acupuncture to 5HTP and St. John’s wart for years without significant help? To understand better one must put on a different lens which can view a larger picture of what depression really is.
Depression isn’t a natural way to live. It is able to survive only in a house riddled with false belief systems and unverified self-imposed limits. To end depression, your very reality has to change, and most people are not willing to do this. It’s not that they don’t want to be cured, but because they don’t believe they can, so they will try various methods which can temporarily clear your mind, but in essence, their reality is still very much the same.
Ibogaine for depression is a powerful tool and is not a psychedelic as most claim on the internet. Iboga is different because it shows you the truth, experientially and through a voice of knowledge. By being in a super-heightened energy state of consciousness and receiving direct insights and revelations from spirit, you are immediately able to process them (vs advice from your psychologist which can take years to actually end denial of and do something about). By being able to instantly process and accept the truth about your potential and your false self-image, your ability to shift perceptions and completely and permanently let go of entire layers of belief systems is dramatically augmented. This is why many report that one Iboga journey is like 10-20 years of psycho-therapy.
The only requirement is, simply put, that you have to mean it. There is free will, and if you are not tired enough of your depression and negativity, your endless criticism, then when you are shown the door, you might not choose to go through. Iboga doesn’t give you anything, you still have to take it. But if you want it, it is right in front of you, easy, instant, and permanent. Studies show that although fully conscious, your brain is in a deep REM sleep, similar to the deepest stages of dreams and hypnosis. This is the stage where your subconscious is fully open and malleable. There is no longer a separation. It is no longer your subconscious. Your entire mind is one and can be instantly reprogrammed just as easy as it is to draf a program on your computer to the trash bin.
At Iboga House we have a 70% success rate with depression meaning, within the week that people are here that come for depression 70% are completely free of depression, rating their happiness around a 9 or 10 out of 10. As a general rule, virtually all that come on their own accord (not from pressure from a parent or friend) and are completely ready to free themselves, easily accomplish this. If you still feel comfortable with your depression and don’t take it seriously, or yourself seriously, chances are you will not be completely alleviated of it, unless the Iboga journey shows you how serious it is and you refocus your will.
This is why many people call Iboga a natural depression cure. It is not a pill you just take however which will automatically fix your problems. All it does is give you the wings you never knew you had to solve them all yourself, in a matter of hours, if you are ready to transcend. Future research should be done regarding Ibogaine for depression to develop more concrete data on the actual neurological effects. For now all we know is that the plasticity of the brain is temporarily increased meaning you have the ability to rewire and reset your brain or at least parts of it in a matter of hours.
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