Dreaming Herbs & Lucid Dreaming
Since I am such an avid lucid dreamer, I've made it my personal quest to scour the planet for the most powerful Dream Herbs and dream inducers I could find. My journey took me to unexpected places, and taught me a great deal about human nature, and the many traditions we hold so dear. There were more herbs used for trance, dream, and lucid dreaming induction than I imagined, and we offer the best of them to you here.
One of my favorites will always be Calea zacatechichi, especially when it's in our popular Dreamer's Blend. So many dreaming herbs, and so little time. If I don't personally believe in them myself, I won't offer them here.
Not all ancestors are welcome dream visitors, nor are all deceased relatives always considered ancestors. This web of connection that is the dreaming world links the living and the dead, allowing the continuity of existence to be felt while ensuring the perpetuation of guidance from the ancestors. So, it's only natural that Africa would be an incredibly rich source for herbs that help to induce vivid dreaming, as well ones that help enhance dream recall as well.
Native Americans are also another example of a people who were so connected to the Earth and the spirits that are in every single object; animate or inanimate, that they as well, have thousands of years of cultural research into various herbs that help to induce vivid dreaming, lucid dreaming, or dream recall. Medicine Men seek names of newborns through fasting, meditation, prayer and dreaming where the spirits will give him a name. At a subsequent "Naming Ceremony", the medicine person burns tobacco as an offering and pronounces the new name to each of the 4 Directions and everyone present repeats the name when it is called out.