Thursday, May 8, 2008

This blog is dedicated to Howard Lotsof

Ibogaine hydrochloride is an alkaloid derived from an African rainforest shrub, Tabernanthe Iboga, and used as a sacrament in the ancient native Bwiti religion during initiation ceremonies.

In 1962, nineteen year old Howard Lotsof accidentally discovered that ibogaine can interrupt heroin and other addictions for extended periods of time, while completely eliminating withdrawal symptoms. He would live with this knowledge for the next two decades, a secret very much like a defused nuclear warhead, ready to be armed and detonated upon the world.

I met Howard and his wife Norma Alexander in 1973 as a freshman at New York University's film school. They immediately befriended me (more on this in later blogs), and eventually we became swept up in each other's lives.

This blog concerns itself with all things ibogaine. It is presented as a forum and resource for a growing community of open-minded, compassionate individuals involved in a currently underground revolution of the human spirit and mind.

I dedicate this blog to Howard and Norma Lotsof, without whom there would be little if no hope for those suffering the slavery of addiction.

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