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The Desert / Lophophora jourdaniana var. Mammilaris
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:58:22 AM »
Lophophora jourdaniana var. Mammilaris

I was grafting as usual today making my baths to soak my seeds.. and this fellow popped out

The Desert / Fricii hybrid
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:54:16 PM »
Fricii hybrid... look forward to watching this one progress

The Desert / First hybrid seed pod of the year is harvested and soaking
« on: August 03, 2018, 09:46:48 PM »
First hybrid seed pod of the year is harvested and soaking.
3 different genus crossed in this mixed up seed batch

The Desert / Penny for a graft?
« on: July 13, 2018, 02:38:20 PM »
Grafted these big boys today.

The Desert / Yet another freak is born!
« on: July 08, 2018, 11:04:13 AM »
And this is how the freaks come out to play

The Desert / 3 day old seed graft
« on: June 30, 2018, 07:58:57 PM »
When a seedling is 3 days old... its time to remove its roots and begin your grafting. As always, use parafilm if you want to maintain your 100% success rate with seedlings this old, but don't fret if your success drops down to the low 98.5% success rate. Bad days will happen to the best of us.

The Desert / Areole graft pupping
« on: June 09, 2018, 03:53:15 PM »

Birthdate 19 March 2018

Today our grafted crested variegated Trichocereus pachanoi is 82 days old and starting to pup. Is it cheating if you take a an areole that is starting to pup like this one and graft it?

The Trade Winds / Box of 42 Trichocereus
« on: June 06, 2018, 10:43:57 AM »
Small box of 42+ Clones from my own  personal seed grown specimens ready to go out now. Additionally, a few very small variegates, scopulicola x terscheckii, peruvianus x validus etc. will be in the box. These are clippings from 42 different clones in my yard, but they will not be labeled. They will however be genetically distinct from one another and every specimen you currently have as these have never been released before.

If anyone is interested, I'd be willing to trade for some grafting stock as I have 600+ more seedlings in desperate need of being grafted.

The Desert / Visions of Pejuta shared over time
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:01:52 AM »

At higher doses of medicine I have seen people who have been told to calm down about their numb arm or their arm may never regain feeling... actually lose their sense of feeling in that arm for an entire week.
That is the power of medicine. I can and often does potentiate and syngergize with ones thoughts and emotions making thoughts and emotion much more powerful than they might otherwise be. This is why one reason I believe ceremony is so important.
I don't care if you are an atheist. You can attest to thoughts and emotions being magnified on different medicines at higher dosages especially if you are honest with yourself. Fear of losing control is often one of those thoughts/emotions that one deals with at higher levels of dosage of many medicines.
So, how is this dealt with? Many use song, mantra, prayer, or reciting something they wish to engrain in their psyche.  Without this focus, you are at the whim of whatever random thoughts good or bad that may pop up into your head. This again is why a guide is important during any initial entry into the use of a plant medicine and especially important with the entry into higher levels of plant medicine.
I have seen space and time dissolve and explode with each second lasting an eternity and an eternity lasting only a second. I have seen days go by in the blink of an eye and single moments that I'm not sure ever ended. I have experienced things like this without the use of any plant medicines by simply going without food, water, or sleep for 4 days in traditional ceremonies called the vision quest or hanbleceya and I have experienced those same types of experiences with traditional medicines.
I have experienced immense pain and suffering that can only be described as burning from the inside out and the outside in at the same time. I have also experienced what can only be described as an unbelievable overwhelming feeling of love and being connected to everything that ever was and will be. Seeing a butterfly turn into an eye which belonged to a wolf that sat there watching me. I have seen a tree turn into a giant watchtower with a clock with pants hanging off of the hour hand.
I have seen the stars dance in the trees turning into so many different colored lights as the moon danced along the water taking flight again into the night sky. I have seen the Earth turn into a black void where I seemed to float and the Earth was no more and found myself looking down up at a green glowing cliff that stretched out to eternity. I noticed a valley or a cave as what it looked like changed depending on my personal perspective as I floated not having any indication of which way was up or down or where I stood in relation to reality. I have entered that cave of darkness within that green glowing cliff and known that within that great expanse of the unknown everything could be known and yet I found myself unable to ask any question worth knowing the answer to.
I have danced with bones in my chest tethered to a tree, sundancing, waiting for a vision. I have seen the forest disappear and green glowing orbs create a sea where the forest once stood. Each orb containing 3 red triangles floating within them. I have heard a loud guttural cry from what I could only surmise must be a mountain lion only to see two glowing yellow balls of light floating where I know a cat should stand. One ball placed between each shoulder blade or where one might think they should be. Following me....
I have seen flies attach themselves to my prayer ties and flags in such numbers that you could not see the prayer flags or the prayer ties anymore, but instead the beating wings of countless flies that later turned into beautiful tiny sparks of blue light floating through the forest.
I have seen iktomi the spider come and spin its web as its babies poured over me. I have seen a world where people were apes dressed in human clothes and everything in-between.
The only thing I know for 100% certain after having all of these experiences is that focus is key at these higher levels of experience produced by medicines both internal and external. Without focus ones thoughts and emotions are magnified in random ways that may or may not be beneficial. That focus is important with plant medicines especially as unlike a vision quest where one can simply come down off the hill when things are too much... you have no ability to do such a simple act with many medicines especially at higher dosages. Just as it takes an iron will of focus and determination to stand in one place for 4 days without food, water, or sleep... one must have that same kind of focus if one is to safely traverse higher planes with strong medicines with strong dosages. To say that it would be wise to always have a guide in such an experience would be an understatement. To think one does not need them or one can jump into these experiences without much experience would be asking for a travesty to befall your mind if not your body as either could easily be shattered.
I make no claim to anything other than the simple fact that the mind is a very powerful tool that one can learn to use and make stronger. In much the same way as a powerlifter or a body builder learns to make their body stronger, one can learn to make alter those thoughts that affect your sleep and waking state and you can make changes that have just as lasting effects. Just as a powerlifter can tear a tendon however, you can also tear or injure your mind.
I'll leave it at that as I already feel I've been a little to long winded, but please understand that the experiences I relate are nothing special. They are open to anyone who wishes to experience them. In fact, I'd say those experiences were just the tip of the iceberg of what is possible as I'm sure many of you can relate to, but for those that have yet to touch on these types of experiences they are definitely out there. What is uncertain is how and what you will do with them should you chose to go down that path and why is it important to do so.
Whatever the reason, focus is indeed important. Especially so at the deeper levels.

Sounds are begin to meld together and become distorted with pejuta at higher levels of intoxication. One may even begin to see sounds. These are things I have experienced, snippets if you will with each snippet having a much longer story to it... some of which I'm sure many of you have heard.

With that being said, these feelings are why I feel it is important to partake of medicines like pejuta in smaller quantities over time.... Gradually working ones way into higher levels is done over time. Even then, one does this by taking more than one round to get their. This is how it is done traditionally. This is why the medicine is passed around more than once. It allows you to get to a higher level more gently and slowly and stay in that higher space for a shorter period of time than if one were to simply take all the medicine down in one gulp or in one extract.

 It is just one reason why I prefer sun tea that has sat out in the sun for 7 days rather than cooked. Its not just because the taste is superior in m opinion.

The Desert / How small is too small? Well its not how big it is....
« on: May 30, 2018, 02:13:29 PM »
Without further ado, many have asked how big does my cacti pup need to be before I can propagate it. The answer my friend is that it can't hurt for it to be this size. Note, I allowed this one to root without any exposure to soil. Had I done that, it would have sped up the rooting process.

The areole graft is 45+ days old today on 30 May 2018. Areole grafts dry out very quickly if they have not taken. Remember that if you are ever in any doubt after making your areole graft. Just a few days time and an areole this size will be withered to nothing if there is no connection.

The Trade Winds / I'm making some hybrids and I'm willing to trade
« on: May 26, 2018, 10:14:37 AM »
Okay, here is the deal. I have a very few colorful flowers in bloom over the next few weeks and a very little bit of stored pollen so I will be making seeds.

However, if anyone would like to send me pollen some Trichocereus pollen I will spit the seeds 50/50 with you in the interests of getting some trades going and some expertise in shipping and strong pollen knowledge going. I simply put pollen on a ruffled q-tip and then either ship it or store it in the freezer till I am ready to use it. I do this with all species of plants not just cacti.

If no one is wanting to trade... please take this information and use it. It will serve you well to create  your own hybrids.

The Desert / Flower time
« on: May 24, 2018, 09:58:08 PM »
Some flowers from the garden today

Okay, I am looking for someone to trade me some Trichocereus pollen stat. I'd prefer Lumberjack pollen, but if you have something at all, give me a holler. I will in return give you a small box of mixed Zelly hybrids if that interests you. If not, such is life and it just wasn't meant to be.

The Garden / Baby Hemerocallis seedlings
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:15:11 PM »
These daylily seedlings represent yet another of my favorite plants.  And no, I can't wait to see them bloom. Hopefully they will represent a new chapter and not simply more trash to add to the culling pile, but one never knows till one sees the bloom with these.

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