(I guess being on the internet til 1 o'clock in the morning doesn't help much either)
and working for a health food company I thought there must be something we sell that might give me a boost in the mornings apart from my obligatory morning cup of coffee, which only seems to work to get me to the breakfast table without falling asleep again.
I had been listening to Graham Hancock talking about plant medicine and Shamanism and how plants tend interact somehow with our consciousness and have marvelous healing properties.
So, the idea popped into my head to try and find an owl
(owls are usually associated with Shamans for some reason)
figure on the label of a product we sell at work.
I found what I thought was an owl, but turned out to be a butterfly with owl eyes on its' wings, so I thought that was good enough.
I bought it and took it home ready for me to take the next morning on rising for work.
You are supposed to take 30mls a day, which is what's in the cup pictured above.
So, after mopping and wiping it all up and smelling just how bad it was, it was time to take my first dose.
It tasted like...let's see now....oh yeah...vomit.
Well, maybe not that bad, but pretty close to it.
But I have to say, forget Red Bull,because this stuff does give you wings.
I feel really "with it" in the mornings after getting it past my throat (skull it).
I don't know how or why it works, but I feel good after taking this brown muck.
I've nearly gone through the whole one litre bottle and every morning yielded the same result for me, and I don't think it was a placebo effect either.
There is something to this stuff, even though I have no idea what.
It does seem to be some kind of shamanic tonic.
I think there is much to be gained in the investigation of sacred plants revered by the earth's old living tribal societies and their Shamans.
Hancock is on to something with his ideas of plant wisdom of the Shaman, I think.