imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Heart Medicine: A True Love Story – One Couple’s Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine

by Charlene Boehne Wednesday, Apr. 08, 2015 at 5:49 PM

Medicinal Media LLC announces the publication of Heart Medicine: A True Love Story – One Couple’s Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addiction, an intimate memoir written by Elizabeth Bast, set to release in August 2015.

Heart Medicine: A Tr...
heart-medicine.jpg, image/jpeg, 360x480

Medicinal Media LLC announces the publication of Heart Medicine: A True Love Story – One Couple’s Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addiction, an intimate memoir written by Elizabeth Bast, set to release in August 2015. In Heart Medicine: A True Love Story, author Bast shares the story about iboga as a miraculous treatment for heroin addiction for her husband, acclaimed visionary street artist Chor Boogie. In 2014, Boogie experienced a drug relapse after being clean for over 13 years. The new book follows the couple’s journey in search of the sacred plant medicine iboga, indigenous to Central West Africa, known for its spiritual healing and powerful addiction-breaking effects. The 240+-page book will be available digitally in August 2015, and in print in September 2015 through sites such as Amazon as well as brick and mortar retailers including alternative health stores. For more information, please visit The first chapter of the book is freely offered on the author’s website, along with links to her published articles.

Currently, an Indiegogo campaign is running to raise funds to independently publish and promote the first run of this book. The campaign runs through Thursday, May 14, 2015. Perks include Boogie’s recent iboga-inspired art in high-quality prints as well as stunning original paintings on canvas. Copies of the new book are also offered as incentives.

Award-winning spray paint artist Chor Boogie, whose work has exhibited in major museums around the globe, courageously agreed to try a radical treatment option to deal with his addictions. “My husband’s full participation resulted in a healing miracle unlike any I’ve ever seen in my life,” reports author Bast. “Within 24 hours of the first treatment, Chor was a new man. He was completely purified of his cravings and physical dependence. Spirit returned to his eyes and light returned to his face. An 8-day retreat followed, offering teachings and guidance for a new path in life.” Boogie was inspired to begin meditation and yoga, for the first time, after his iboga journey. He credits these new practices, in addition to his own intentions, for supporting his sustained success.

Heart Medicine: A True Love Story – Synopsis –

Heart Medicine: A True Love Story is the tale of two lovers and a shocking drug relapse. Early in 2014, acclaimed street artist Chor Boogie experienced a drug relapse after being clean for over 13 years. Disheartened by the toxic pharmaceutical treatment options for opiate addiction and the low rates of long-term recovery offered by traditional Western treatment programs, the artist’s wife, Elizabeth Bast, learned about iboga. The couple’s quest led them to a 10th generation African Bwiti Shaman named Moughenda Mikala, who runs a healing retreat center and government licensed detox program in Costa Rica.

The memoir, written by Bast, follows the couple’s journey as they navigate the treacherous labyrinth of addiction and ultimately pursue treatment with the obscure indigenous sacred plant medicine. The medicine not only detoxified her husband’s addiction, but it also enriched their relationship.

Going forward, additional funds received from the aforementioned Indiegogo campaign will support the stretch goals of the couple’s iboga provider training. Bast and Boogie have been accepted to apprentice with Moughenda in Costa Rica. The couple also went to Gabon, Africa in December 2014 to begin the first module of training with Moughenda and his tribe. They plan to dedicate this next year to study iboga and the Bwiti tradition in-depth.

“After experiencing our own healing miracle, we both felt the call to learn more and help others,” says the couple. “We plan to serve as iboga providers, in countries where this sacred medicine is legal.”

Iboga –

Tabernanthe iboga, or simply iboga, is a perennial rainforest shrub native to Central West Africa used since ancient times for spiritual healing and has been proven through many clinical studies to have powerful addiction-breaking effects. It stimulates the central nervous system when taken in small doses and induces visions in larger doses. The bark of the root is chewed for pharmacological as well as ritualistic purposes. Ibogaine, the active alkaloid, is also used to treat a wide variety of addictions and depression.

Iboga extracts, as well as the purified alkaloid ibogaine, are used in treating opiate addiction. Ibogaine alleviates withdrawal symptoms during detoxification by resetting the opiate receptor sites. Once therapy is complete, no further use of ibogaine is necessary. Unlike methadone, which leads to chemical dependency, ibogaine is non-addictive and is not taken on a continuing basis after treatment. Programs generally last for several days and, upon completion, the subject is no longer physically dependent on the opiate. Evidence suggests that ibogaine may also help to interrupt addiction to alcohol and nicotine.

Iboga research has been increasing in recent years. For instance, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)-sponsored researchers are collecting observational data for the first prospective ibogaine outcome studies in order to contribute to the growing scientific literature about ibogaine as a treatment for drug addiction. Founded in 1986, MAPS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.

Drug Related Deaths & Relapse Details –

Drug overdose death rates have been steadily rising since 1992, with a 118% increase from 1999 to 2011, according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention. In 2012, 183,000 drug-related deaths occurred globally, mostly overdoses, with opioid overdose being the largest category, according to The United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime 2014 World Drug Report. Methadone treatment and other kinds of “drug replacement therapies” can last between one to 20 years, or more. These legal drugs are known to be as toxic and addictive as heroin, though they are more stable than street drugs and can sometimes alleviate the dangers associated with the black market. An estimated 90% of opiate addicts relapse in the first year, after undergoing traditional treatment programs in the Western medical system.

“The world is in dire need of more qualified iboga providers,” says Bast.

Elizabeth Bast –

Elizabeth Bast is a writer, poet, yoga teacher, yogic lifestyle coach, visual and performance artist, fusion temple dancer, and musician. She studied at New College of San Francisco with an emphasis on Art and Social Change. She is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Chor Boogie –

San Francisco-based Chor Boogie, aka Joaquin Lamar Hailey, is an internationally acclaimed spray paint artist. His visionary murals and art exhibitions have graced many countries across the globe. Societe Perrier honored him as number three among their Top Ten U.S. Street Artists of 2014. His approach to color functions as a form of therapy and visual medicine and, accordingly, he has been dubbed “The Color Shaman” by comrades and fans. Public art commissions include The New Children’s Museum (San Diego), the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, and the 2008 Summer Olympics (Beijing). The San Francisco Arts Commission also funded one of his more prominent works, “The Color Therapy of Perception.” In 2014, Equity Office Properties commissioned Boogie for a monumental work that paid tribute to pop music icons in Times Square, which entailed painting his modern hieroglyphics for 30 days straight for an average of 12 hours per day. He has held shows in Mexico City, Brazil, and Dubai. He is frequently commissioned to create large-scale portraits; Jay-Z and Hugh Hefner are among his many high profile subjects. His works are also in several corporate collections, including Google and Zazzle.

Links –

• Elizabeth Bast –

• Chor Boogie –

• Chor Boogie on Instagram –

• Indiegogo Campaign –

Report this post as:

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM


lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Paraphysique de psychosomatique S22 6:58AM

Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal S22 2:58AM

Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy S21 4:45PM

Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales S21 7:19AM

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc S21 2:50AM

Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk S21 1:01AM

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Creative Destruction Hack Diamonds Windows/iOS/Android - Creative Destruction Generator S19 12:51AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator S15 3:49AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Propagande de virus, virus de propagande S10 7:34AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates S08 6:17PM

Paraphysique de l'origami S08 7:11AM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Du réussissement putréfié S06 10:55AM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Log S06 4:25AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy