The Psychodynamics of       Opiate Addiction             and Its Treatment with IbogaineA Multivalent Key to a Disorder of...
Introduction•   I am a qualitative researcher      – Transparency is necessary to validation      – I should make clear my...
Tonight I will NOT talk about:• A review of Sri Aurobindo’s scheme of the stages of the involution  of Source to explicate...
Wilber’s Four-Quadrant Model of Reality
Actions of Ibogaine on the Elements of Addiction in the 1st QuadrantPersonal (within)•Detoxifying and healing the somatic;...
A Multidimensional Human BeingThe progressive disease of addiction ramifies like a cancer         throughout the body’s en...
Toroidal Assemblage Point & Human Energy Field
Aurobindo’s Scheme for the Descent/Involution of the Divineinto Matter – Being into Becoming – the Elements of Psyche
Section Scheme• Introduction• Six perspectives on addiction• Thesis: addiction as a complex   –   Definition from Jungian ...
Complexes in the Psyche
A Structured Complex
Exploded view of a carburetor as an analogue         for the addictive complex
Elements of the Addictive SuperComplex
An Older ComplexHaving Grown in Size
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  • The two chambers of the carburetor tank correspond to the traumatic memory/associated archetype core of the complex. The other parts are later accretions.
  • October 3 - Adrian Auler

    1. 1. The Psychodynamics of Opiate Addiction and Its Treatment with IbogaineA Multivalent Key to a Disorder ofMultidimensional Human Beings
    2. 2. Introduction• I am a qualitative researcher – Transparency is necessary to validation – I should make clear my values, assumptions and premises for your assessment• I am a Fourth Wave psychologist – I inhabit an ensouled universe; everyone and everything is made of spirit – Being is conscious, but only some entities in Becoming are self-reflectively so – As human beings, higher realms of consciousness are available to us – Humans are bipartite beings; our psyche and soma are coextensive, so that… – Our consciousness affects the state and function of our bodies• I was a heroin addict for 22 years and was on methadone for the last 6 years, also smoking tobacco for 30 years, so I have intimate knowledge of the characteristics of addiction – I undertook 14 standard treatment programs over 17 years, trying to escape• I was saved by ibogaine (my 15th addiction “treatment”) – I was a research subject for Dr. Mash on island of St. Kitts, W.I., 1997 (SKM17) – Ibogaine: addiction interrupter par excelence: I escaped my opiate addiction – Returned for a second dose there in 1998 (SKM 31), when I stopped tobacco – Helped form and participated in iboganaut integration circles after St. Kitts – Met and spoke with dozens of other iboganauts from later clinical rounds• My story can be found at http://adrianauler.tumblr.com/
    3. 3. Tonight I will NOT talk about:• A review of Sri Aurobindo’s scheme of the stages of the involution of Source to explicate the fundamental nature of human beings;• Rupert Sheldrake’s morphic fields as a lens for examining the energetic characteristics of human beings and our embedded relationship with Source, Nature, and other beings;• A hermeneutic comparison of Fourth Wave psychological theories and perspectives;• Medical anthropology’s comparison of the traditional practices of energy medicine: Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the shamanic healing traditions;• An anthropological discussion of culturally inherited factors that generate and maintain addictions;• The sociological consequences of addiction: comparing addiction to other disruptive social phenomena that have received more extensive and effective attention; or• The use of ibogaine in the Bwiti cult; or its research history in the West.
    4. 4. Wilber’s Four-Quadrant Model of Reality
    5. 5. Actions of Ibogaine on the Elements of Addiction in the 1st QuadrantPersonal (within)•Detoxifying and healing the somatic;•Reviving and strengthening the will;•Softening and opening the heart; showing how to live with emotions andmake use of them;•Psychological clarification, reorientation, and illumination; and•(Re)Connection with the sacredSocial (without—horizontal)(Re)Connection with family, friends, tribe, nation, species, biosphereTranspersonal (without—vertical)•(Re)Connection with place, soil, ancestors (whose bones are in the ground),Mother Earth/Gaia; and•(Re)Connection to star people; gods; God; and one’s place within the cosmos
    6. 6. A Multidimensional Human BeingThe progressive disease of addiction ramifies like a cancer throughout the body’s energetic layers
    7. 7. Toroidal Assemblage Point & Human Energy Field
    8. 8. Aurobindo’s Scheme for the Descent/Involution of the Divineinto Matter – Being into Becoming – the Elements of Psyche
    9. 9. Section Scheme• Introduction• Six perspectives on addiction• Thesis: addiction as a complex – Definition from Jungian depth psychology – Jung/Stein – Existential perspective – Frankl; Laing – Anthropological perspective – Bateson – Psychodynamic energetics of the addictive complex – Jung/Stein – Transpersonal, COEX Perspective - Grof – Mythic perspective: the Amfortas Wound – Haule – Archetypal element – Schoen’s view – Archetypal element – my suggested alternative: Abandonment• Entheogenic treatment of opiate addiction – Current misclassification of ibogaine by government – Description of the challenge faced by ibogaine in the addict – Revelec – The relevant abilities of ibogaine – Paicheler; Ravelec; Naranjo – My Experiences from St. Kitts• Conclusion
    10. 10. Complexes in the Psyche
    11. 11. A Structured Complex
    12. 12. Exploded view of a carburetor as an analogue for the addictive complex
    13. 13. Elements of the Addictive SuperComplex
    14. 14. An Older ComplexHaving Grown in Size

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