It was Humphry Osmond, a British psychiatrist working in Canada, who first coined the term ‘psychedelic’, which he said meant ‘mind manifesting’ from the Greek psyche (mind) and delos (manifest).  Osmond himself was studying the effects psychedelic medicine, using LSD to treat alcoholics, with a 50 percent success rate.  In a rhyme he once wrote to Aldous Huxley, whom Osmand first gave mescaline, which insipired his “Doors of Perception”, he said:  “To fathom Hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic.”

Ibogaine is a psychedelic medicine, as a good number of people who ingest the powerful substance, report all sorts of ‘mind manifesting’ phenomena, including visits from spirits, regression into past memories, a re-living of past events, and an overall ‘lucid dream-like’ state.  As a medicine, ibogaine has been shown to help many ailments, but it is this psychedelic medicines anti-addictive properties which stand out.  It was a man named Howard Lotsoff who discovered the power of ibogaine as a psychedelic medicine when he first took it in 1962.  Immediately following his psychedelic ibogaine experience, he noticed that he wasn’t craving opiates anymore.  His heroin addiction had virtually vanished.

Today Ibogaine psychedelic medicine is being used around the world to treat different types of addiction.  Liberty Root provides ibogaine in British Columbia, Canada.  Drop by their website for more information on psychedelic medicine.

Here’s a BBC Horizon documentary on psychedelic medicine:

BBC Horizon:  Psychedelic Science