WHAT IS YOHIMBE?
Yohimbe is a large tree that grows from 20 to 50 feet in height. The leaves are 3 to 5 inches in length and are oblong and ovate in shape. Its seeds are winged.
Yohimbe is traditionally used by most of the Bantu-speaking tribes as a sacrament for pagan matrimony, the inner shavings of the bark act as a stimulant and aphrodisiac. It is only used when mating rituals occur. These sexual rituals have been known to continue for up to ten or even fifteen days.
WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY EFFECTS?
Yohimbe acts both as a stimulant of the central nervous system and as a mild hallucinogen.
The first effects are a lethargic weakness of the limbs and a vague restlessness. Chills and warm spinal shivers may also be felt, along with slight dizziness and nausea. Then the effects produce a relaxed, somewhat inebriated mental and physical feeling accompanied by slight auditory and visual hallucinations. Spinal ganglia are then affected, causing the erection of the sexual organs. These effects last from two to four hours.
HOW CAN I PREPARE IT?
There are several techniques for preparing yohimbe:
Method 1: Bring 2 cups of water (per person) to boil. Then add one ounce of yohimbe to the boiling water and boil for less than four minutes. The heat should then be turned down and the brew left to simmer for an additional twenty minutes. Strain the liquid and sip slowly about one hour before the effects are desired.
If you add 1,000 milligrams of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), the nausea tends to be reduced. It is also recommended to fast for eighteen hours prior to ingestion.
Method 2: This method is much more efficient. For one person, soak 1 ounce of yohimbe bark shavings in ethylic alcohol or any drinking alcohol (gin or vodka) for eight hours. Strain the shavings, pour the liquid onto a flat sheet, and let the alcohol evaporate. You may use an oven at low heat (150° to 250° F) to speed up the evaporation. The residue, amounting to about 1 to 1.5 grams, will primarily be yohimbine hydrochloride. The effects are more pronounced and the reaction occurs within ten to twenty minutes rather than after an hour.
Yohimbe is the finest sacrament that can be used for a pagan wedding ceremony. Yohimbe bark is used in the sacrament. While this ceremony is not legally binding and requires a civil wedding to be legal, the mystical vows exchanged seem decidedly more binding.
Pagan marriages are celebrated in an old and beautiful ceremony known as handfasting. The sense of touch is cultivated as part of the ritual. From early youth, a child in a pagan home is taught to pet animals “with love in your hands”. The creature’s response is a living gauge of success and teaches an important lesson. The ability to heal, to comfort, and to love develops at the same pace with a growing awareness that thought can be transmitted by touch. It is, therefore, a natural nuptial rite of passage for pagans to symbolize this aspect by the clasping of hands, or handfasting. Today the handfasting union can mean anything the couple chooses, but it is understood that the ritual itself can set in motion psychic forces that cannot be reversed.
The union becomes complete when the words “To find the other is to find oneself” are said, meaning that by reunion with the immortal beloved, you discover your real self.
During the handfast, mentally interlock your bodies and form a single body with your mind’s eye. At first simply extend your attention over your own body, running your awareness up and down, separating the sensations of your body from your partner’s. Feel and sense your own body.
Next, begin to allow your body to flow into your partner’s body, sensing that body as if it were part of your own. Accept the feelings and sensations of your partner’s body, no matter what it feels like to you. Most important, accept that it is possible to do this.
Connect with the sense of being in both bodies at once, let your awareness flow through both bodies as if were a single form. See yourself as having one large body with four arms and two heads. Later, while in bed, repeat this exercise but with a slight modification. When initially you interlock your bodies physically, lie back, forming a single body with a head at each end. During this exercise it is important not to move once in position.
BE CAREFUL: Yohimbe is a MAO inhibitor (monoamine oxidase). Among the materials that may be dangerous in combination with MAO inhibitors are sedatives, tranquilizers, antihistamines, narcotics, and large quantities of alcohol. Any of these will cause hypotensive crisis (severe blood pressure drop). It is generally recommended that no other drug be used in combination with or within a ten-hour period of the use of yohimbe.