Ian Benouis

Earth medicines and self-surrender to source saved my life. The goal of the mystical experience is altered traits not altered states. Huston Smith. Nature loves courage. Terence McKenna. Ask the plants of the earth and they will teach you. Job 12:8. If you see the day of judgement coming finish planting a tree. Muhammad

PANEL: Service Members & Family Share Experiences with Psychedelics Psychedelic Science Summit: Austin, Texas (November 1-3, 2019) Speakers: SGT(R) Jonathan Lubecky, Amber Capone, Marcus Capone, Ian Benouis (Moderator) Given the PTSD and suicide epidemic within the military and veteran communities, nothing should be left off the table in terms of treatment options. All potential options […]

Thank God for the internet!  This video guide was put together in the mid 1990’s when internet access fueled the psychonautic revolution where basement shamans of all stripes and shapes could still legally buy leaves, powders and extracts on the internet before the days of more heavy-handed regulation. It was filmed in super-vhs, in camera edits with no second takes.  

Brandon Ketchum was planning to go with us to Peru in 2016 for an ayahuasca dieta for what later became Soldiers of the Vine. He wasn’t able to get his Texas birth certificate in time to get a passport. When we went to Mexico for iboga and toad two months later, he killed himself after going to the VA in Iowa and asking to be admitted and being told that he wasn’t sick enough. We found that out the night of the day we all had toad. Bittersweet the medicine is.

The angels are created to serve the jalal (power/infinity/transcendence) or divine masculine aspect to follow source’s command to praise it (reflect the light on the outside).  The animals, plants, fungi and all living matter are created to serve the jamal (beauty/eternity/immanence) or divine feminine aspect and experience its mercy (experience light on the inside).