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  1. manuel

    CBD oil?

    Here’s another thread worth reading if you are interested in CBD oil availability.
  2. Well I did a bit of reading into this and came across a few sources that could be considered dietary. A few purely natural sources here: https://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/73458-natural-5-ht1a-agonistsantagonists-pssdand-cognitive-function/ Berberine The anxiolytic mechanism of BER might be related to the increase in turnover rates of monoamines in the brain stem and decreased serotonergic system activity. Moreover, BER decreased serotonergic system activity via activation of somatodendritic 5-HT1A autoreceptors and inhibition of postsynaptic 5-HT1A and 5-HT2 receptors. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15350820 Creatine These results indicate that the antidepressant-like effect of creatine is likely mediated by an interaction with 5-HT1A receptors. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23352985 Ginger In this study, bioactivity-guided fractionation of a ginger extract identified nine compounds that interact with the human serotonin 5-HT(1A) receptor with significant to moderate binding affinities https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20363635 Sodium butyrate In conclusion, NaB may exert antidepressant-like effects in combination with EB in ovariectomized female rats through 5-HT1A receptor, via altering the expression of 5-HT1A in the hypothalamus. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016643280800497X Also Myo-inositol may act like SSRIs in the brain: Several studies have proposed a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-like role for myo-inositol, likely due to the fact that myo-inositol is the second messenger of serotonin https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22031267 Omega 3 fatty acids We propose mechanisms by which EPA increases serotonin release from presynaptic neurons by reducing E2 series prostaglandins and DHA influences serotonin receptor action by increasing cell membrane fluidity in postsynaptic neurons. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Vitamin+D+Vitamin+D+and+the+omega-3+fatty+acids+control+serotonin+synthesis+and+action%2C+part+2%3A+relevance+for+ADHD%2C+bipolar+disorder%2C+schizophrenia%2C+and+impulsive+behavior Exercise Several lines of research suggest that exercise increases brain serotonin function in the human brain. Post and colleagues56 measured biogenic amine metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with depression before and after they increased their physical activity to simulate mania. Physical activity increased 5-HIAA, but it is not clear that this was due to increased serotonin turnover or to mixing of CSF from higher regions, which contain higher levels of 5-HIAA, with lumbar CSF (or to a combination of both mechanisms). Nonetheless, this finding stimulated many animal studies on the effects of exercise. For example, Chaouloff and colleagues57 showed that exercise increased tryptophan and 5-HIAA in rat ventricles. More recent studies using intracerebral dialysis have shown that exercise increases extracellular serotonin and 5-HIAA in various brain areas, including the hippocampus and cortex (for example, see58–60). Two different mechanisms may be involved in this effect. As reviewed by Jacobs and Fornal,61 motor activity increases the firing rates of serotonin neurons, and this results in increased release and synthesis of serotonin.62 In addition, there is an increase in the brain of the serotonin precursor tryptophan that persists after exercise. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2077351/#!po=28.2609
  3. manuel

    CBD oil?

    I have heard from a number of people that CBD oil did/does get through customs, but that may have changed since I last heard about it. I just did a quick google and I found an article updated June 2018, saying the companies that were getting through have stopped shipping. I know of people that have been using CBD oil for many months and years now. I happened to find some being sold within Australia on eBay, but I have a friend who regularly orders it in the mail, and even saw it advertised on TV. I can try to ask him exactly where he orders from. “So far no Australians have been prosecuted for purchasing CBD Hemp Oil or importing it from overseas.” “Eternal Plants ship CBD Oil directly to Australia from Japan, we offer free delivery which takes about 5-7 working days. All our CBD Oil is whole plant extract, organically produced, GMP Certified and lab tested.” “Endoca will soon stop shipping to Australia from Europe. Although their shipping costs are a bit high and it can take up to two weeks for delivery. They offer a high quality CBD Oil but their prices are a bit more expensive for most people to afford. Elixinol used to be a popular brand in Australia but due to the recent legal changes Elixinol suspended all their activities until they get the required licences and are currently seeking partnerships with doctors to continue selling their oil. Charlotte’s Web have now stopped shipping to Australia from the USA, We recommend that you to stick with reputable companies who test their products properly for efficacy and safety.” https://eternalplants.com.au/is-cbd-oil-legal-australia/
  4. manuel

    Fox, Snake, Rat

    Ever heard of 11.11? You can google it. They are called synchronicities or meaningful coincidences and happen to me all the time with numbers, it’s spooky. But I also feel it is an example of how the universe can act in a fluid vibrational way as opposed to something solid density if that makes sense. I recall reading a writing by Carl Jung on it, and there is a wiki page on it here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronicity Perhaps you could google the symbolic meanings of the animals you saw, if you feel the universe is trying to say something to you.
  5. manuel

    My cat freaks me out

    On the Big Bang theory, one of the characters said something like, cats brains run on the same frequencies that psychic events do. I don’t know if that is true, but there is anecdotal evidence that cats and dogs can be psychic.
  6. Yeah, that’s interesting that nimitta fits the description. The light becoming all encompassing sounds like that first jhana type of description. It is a state of bliss and stillness that comes from holding the mind in stillness for periods of time. I couldn’t think of a better description than that from Ajahn Brahm.
  7. It is hard to explain for me and I’m no expert on jhana as such, but to my own meditation jhana has represented a space of conscious awareness I can return to regularly and where my mind becomes still enough that bliss begins to flow throughout the body/consciousness as a natural reaction to that. I believe this represents access concentration in the following description. I believe the second jhana involves a deepening through a letting go of that bliss. Check this out it helps to draw a line as to whether ones peak experiences have been related to jhanic absorption or sometimes preparation for it: https://www.dharmaoverground.org/discussion/-/message_boards/message/5781249 I did mention a visionary dream state I experienced once before which was by all means transcendental but a way of purging emotional pain and in that way unrelated to first jhana, so again I’m not sure what that means in this sense either. Personally I have always referred to Thai forest as well
  8. The first jhana is to my own knowing as once the mind becomes completely still then it becomes very peaceful then waves of bliss bring it into a fully transcendent state so it is unmistakable in that sense
  9. I came across some visionary states whilst sleeping when working with this practice: https://www.amazon.com/Short-Path-Meditation-Techniques-Enlightenment/dp/0985603518 but also I was fasting and camping outdoors. When I awoke I had mild psychedelia like visuals as if my pineal gland was pumping out new and various chemicals or hormones. It was really an amazing experience to experience such a transcedental state whilst lucid and aware. Also I hear Vitamin B6 works with dream states as well.
  10. Yes i follow the samatha (concentration) Buddhism and was taught about using Jhana for spiritual awakening by a Thai tradition. I am close to achieving first jhana in my daily meditations, and feel this is a best approach for me as I become mentally unstable. I love spiritual things, Buddhism and the real pursuit of awakening. It gives my life the meaning it deserves.
  11. manuel

    Ethereal drifting

    dear me, a note to self. trying a nueroleptic with everyday breakfast.
  12. It sounds like to me the story of Christ in the Amazon. It's very moving.
  13. The foveal spot is the same third eye practice I use because the way it is linked into a merkaba / light body structure.
  14. Types of meditation is an interesting point. I think in that regard it comes down to the underlying intention behind the practice, than the specific practice itself. Breath work can be used in a variety of approaches and destination even though it is still only one 'type' of meditation. I have felt intuitively on certain multi dimensional scales from Buddhist and Hindu traditions and then made my own assumptions on what is taking place. To my investigations I feel there is a specific difference between the modern Buddhist traditions and ancient ones such as the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. My understanding has to do with access to greater levels of creation and the limited levels that I feel have been available over these time periods. To put it simply where I saw the annihilation of these structures that connect these levels, I also saw techniques that would drill holes in order to travel leading to significant damage that prevented superseding the Atman.
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