All About Heaven - Search whole site. Type Voluntary Introduction and description Figure of a 'Crawling Baby', Olmec, 1200-900 BC Smoking toad venom might justifiably have been better classed as a form of taking drugs, but it is a sufficiently bizarre pursuit to warrant its own section.
It also has especial interest as there are indications that this was once a very well used and world-wide technique. Given that dogs that have attacked toads have been paralyzed or even killed, this activity is, shall we say, not without its risks. Toads known to be of interest are all within the Bufo family. Please note this is not Bufo alvarius, just a pretty toad Of all these, however, the Colorado River toad (Incilius alvarius or Bufo alvarius), also known as the Sonoran Desert toad, is the most researched and the one with a proven record. There are several types of toxic substances found in toads, including cardioactive agents, catecholamines, indolealkylamines and non-cardiac sterols. Descriptions of Smoking Bufo Alvarius Toad Venom. Introduction: The hazy history of Bufo toad venom smoking While anthropologist Peter Furst places the use of Bufo toad venom “all the way back to Neanderthal Man” one hundred thousand years ago, and we can say with confidence that Bufo toads and Man have been in close contact from the first day we irrigated a field, there is no evidence that anyone smoked Bufo alvarius toad venom before some time in the 1970’s.
(Bufo alvarius toad venom was found to contain 5-MeO-DMT in 1965; the paper containing that fact was published in 1967). There are over 285 types of Bufo toad world-wide, but only one – the Bufo alvarius or Sonoran Desert Toad – is known to have 5-MeO-DMT (up to 15% by volume) in its venom. Toad venom smokers ‘milk’ live Bufo alvarius toads of their venom by stroking the areas around their paratoid glands which causes the toad to excrete its venom. This venom is caught on a piece of glass or mirror and left to dry into a crystal-type form which can be smoked. Bab Ram Dass. Coloradokröte - Bufo alvarius. Lucky Reptile - Tiersteckbriefe. Getting High with a Hallucinogenic Toad Prophet. Medical Drug or Shamanic Power Plant: The Uses of Kambô in Brazil. 1Since the middle of the last decade, the use of the secretion of the arboreal frog Phyllomedusa bicolor, called kambô in Portuguese, has been spreading in the large cities of Brazil.
Kambô is traditionally used as an invigorating stimulant by Indian hunting groups of the southwest Amazon; among them, the Katukina Yawanahua, and Cashinahua. It has attracted dual interests in urban centers, both as a “scientific remedy,” where its biochemical properties are extolled, and as a “medicine of the soul,” where what is most valued most is its “Indian origins.”
The use of the secretion has become widespread, particularly in clinics and in alternative therapies offered in the environment of the Brazilian ayahuasca religions, that is, among adepts of the Santo Daime and the União do Vegetal (UDV) and their multiple offspring branches (for more information on these religions, see Labate 2012). 1 On the application of kambô among indigenous populations in Acre, see Souza et al. (2002). Exploring the Sacred Power of 5-MeO-DMT and the Psychedelic Toad: Podcast with Dr. Gerardo Sandoval - Psychedelic Times. 5-MeO-DMT, also known as the God or spirit molecule, might be one of the most remarkable substances ever discovered.
A naturally occurring tryptamine found in both plant species and the Bufo alvarius toad, 5-MeO-DMT acts directly on serotonin receptors to offer an intense, concentrated, and profoundly mystical experience. As Dr. Martin Ball says: “The experience is a feeling of total surrender to the direct presence of our union with God. It is readily comparable to Hindu experiences of Moksha or Buddhist experiences of Samadhi and Nirvana, and it may be more profound than experiences attained through meditation alone. These entheogenic properties have made it a vital part of shamanic ceremonies in Central and South America for thousands of years, and growing interest in psychedelic tryptamines is now introducing this sacrament to a new generation of psychedelic explorers looking for the true entheogenic experience. You can listen to Psychedelic Times founder Joe Mattia interview Dr.
Mission Statement – Terra Incognita. Bufo alvarius: The Psychedelic Toad of the Sonoran Desert. Bufo alvarius: The Psychedelic Toad of the Sonoran Desert by Albert MostGila, ArizonaSummer 1983 To Pat and Quanah Neither the author, illustrator, nor publisher assume any liability for the application of the information contained in this pamphlet.
It is presented solely to further the quest for a fuller understanding of the human experience. Part One The Sonoran Desert is a vast irregular-shaped area of some 120,000 square miles.