So today I am reviewing my first use of the herb nick-named “Dream Tea”. It’s name is Mugwort.
I am somebody who traditionally does not use anything to “cheat” my consciousness experience and so I really considered whether I was suited and ready to use this herb. I know I am SUPER sensitive and so I knew it would work well (if it did have these influences on dreams). Obviously I am a well-practiced and experienced “lucid-dreamer”, and so I thought it would be OK to try, I have worked very hard on controlling my thoughts. As of late I have also been particularly drawn to healing earlier childhood traumas and so I thought I am in the perfect space to try something new.
A couple of weeks ago I ordered 100g of dried Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris), and I’d stayed away from internet stories of the herb as I wanted fresh eyes with it. Last night, I brewed a pot of Mugwort Tea in a metal teapot, left it for 7 minutes to brew and drank one cup just before bed, as did my partner (who has no interest in dreams or spirituality at all!).
First off, I did notice my body seemed to go into paralysis quite quickly and willingly, but I didn’t feel like consciously falling asleep as I wanted to see what the “tea” could do. I fell asleep quickly (as always!), and was having normal un-lucid dreams. These dreams weren’t particularly vivid (I normally have very vivid dreams anyway), and my dream recall was the same as usual. I did notice that I had some flashbacks to childhood, but wasn’t sure if this was more to do with my conscious effort to heal the Root Chakra at the moment.
I woke up around 6.30am as my partner was getting up and out of bed, he kissed me goodbye and I fell back to sleep.
Then… in my dream I was walking with my friend Shinade through a “bad neighbourhood”, there were lots of un-healthy people around, with low energies. I told her we are not meant to be in this place and we walked into a nicer part of town. Then I noticed Shinade wasn’t holding her form. She kept morphing into two other male characters. I noticed this and thought “ah! I’m dreaming!”. I said to Shinade that I am now dreaming and so I began to think to definitely test if I was or not. I began to work out that my partner had woken up and left at 6.30am (in real time) and I must have fallen back asleep. I also noticed that my housemate always leaves at 7.30am (and slams the door) which always wakes me up, so I am somewhere in-between those times and that I would likely be woken up shortly. My sure fire test about lucidity is to see if I can fly, and so I began to will myself off the ground. Sure enough, I shot up into the sky and began climbing up and up. I could see a beautiful horizon and looked down to see a field full of flowers and baby animals (lame I know, but I always go straight to flowers and animals when I have a lucid dream :D). I could see beautiful lights all around and the sky darkened so that it was a starry night sky. I started to just enjoy my lucidity… sure enough I was woken up with a bang! I opened my eyes into familiar surroundings and realised “oh!”, “the tea must have worked!”.
Seeing as I normally have to be quite structured about lucid dreams, or fall asleep consciously to have one, I thought the only explanation for the longevity of my lucidity this time must be the tea! It could just be co-incidence, but I will of course try it out again (maybe next week), to see if it triggers anything. I could certainly say that normally my “mental” recall isn’t usually that good in lucid dreams (as in normally I’m not prone to working out timings etc. in relativity to the real time zone), so maybe there is something particularly affected in my “mental body” by the herb.
Please let me know any thoughts, comments or experiences YOU have had using this herb as I’d love to hear others’ feedback.
From what I feel, there are no side-effects and the packet says it can even help with digestion, liver function and menstruation!
So after one use, I’d be inclined to say that yes- this really is Dream Tea! Enjoy!
*Note to self: all is projection of the mind! Even lucid dreams!*