Sunday, 10 March 2013

Dream Ointment

I decided to make a dream ointment. I have very vivid, lucid dreams that, more often than not, I am generally the participant in. I rarely have dreams where I am the observer. However I never remember them, I remember that I've dreamed, how many and perhaps one or two small details from each but never the full dream. I may, on occasion, like my Woden dream remember details but I would really like to remember them more.

I came across two herbs one day while doing some research on Erowid. The herbs were called Calea and African Dream Root. Both herbs help with lucid dreaming and it is reputed that African Dream Root helps with recall. I decided to make an ointment because quite frankly, reports say that Calea is bitter as tea and other reports speak of smoking the herbs - neither of which I wanted to try. I figured an ointment would be the best way to go - much like a flying ointment I suppose. I've got it steeping in some Grapeseed oil on the windowsill. I think I will likely let it steep for a few days and then heat it through for a couple of hours on the stove. I'm only doing the one infusion of it to see how it goes.


This is what it looked like after I made it. It is mostly Calea as this was herb leaf and plant, the root was much smaller and diced within the infusion.


This is what it looks like in daylight. I love the play of light through it, it looks like a complete other world. Magical and mysterious.


This is a close up of it, I love it. It's almost like a Faery Land within a jar.

So, hopefully by the end of the week I will have an ointment up and ready to use. I'm also waiting for the weather to cool somewhat because I'm having trouble getting to sleep due to the unusual and horrible humidity we're having right now. I tend to think that if I have trouble sleeping, a dream ointment is not going to work properly, it's hard to relax when your insides are melting!! But look soon for some results of this experiment!

1 comment:

  1. I'm interested to see how it works. I don't always remember my dreams either, but it helps to have a dream journal by the bed and to write as soon as I wake up. Good luck with your experiment.

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