Turkey was not on my radar at all. However, an unexpected woman showed up at one of my worships by chance. We took an hour's break for lunch during the event, and when I returned, one of the attendees named Joy brought a Turkish woman back with her, named Belinay. Joy was in the park eating her lunch; she met Belinay and started a conversation together. Belinay explained that she wrote a story for her teacher when she was a child eight years of age. Her story was about meeting a Canadian man, part native, who lived in Peru's jungles and worked with plant medicines. So one day, Belinay would meet this man and bring him back to Turkey. You must imagine how excited she was to hear that I lived in Peru and researched plants. Everybody at the workshop was shocked to hear this story and hurt because they knew I would leave right away to Turkey. The attendees would say, here we go again, another journey for Stephen, we will miss you. Belinay was young beautiful; she radiated ancient Persian wisdom. She was full of enthusiasm; it shone from her eyes, needing to show me her country. Long story short, I was on a plane for turkey. I explained to Belinay that I am an independent researcher in archeoastronomy and ethnobotanicals. I told her my main interest was in ancient civilizations. At this time, I was studying solar gods, and a specific constellation named the Pleiades and its central sun, Alcyone. Belinay said she would help and was grateful to open the portal into turkey for me. I arrived in Istanbul near the market of spices. My stay in the city would be short, so I needed to work fast and establish contacts with historians and archeologists right away. I was pointed in the direction of Apollo, a temple by the ocean built well before Arabic influences. Still, before I ventured off, I was taken to mosques and baptized into secret rituals and customs that would open the doors to religious and metaphysical knowledge in Arabic secret societies. These rituals involved fasting and initiations open to men who would walk the path into Mohamed's teachings. I enjoyed them very much and had no clue how powerful the Islamic roots were to occult studies and alchemic transformation. I learned that in some Islamic literature, the Pleiades are known as al-Thurayya (Arabic). Local legends say Muhammad counted twelve stars in the constellation; this was an achievement considering most could only see five, six, or seven. The word al-Thurayya also translates into the First Mansion of the Moon, beginning at the Pleiades and corresponding to the constellation Taurus. Mansions of the moon refer to the 13 lunar cycles that begin in the Pleiades and ending in Taurus; other systems believe it ends in Perseus. The ancients believed the Pleiades would emanate the magic, and the moon would influence our perception of its movements through a Zodiac sign, thus affecting our emotional and physical bodies. The passage: A companion of The Holy Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) relates One day we were sitting with The Holy Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) when this chapter* was revealed. I enquired from Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Who are the people to whom the words "and among others of them who have not yet joined them"** refer Salman (may Allah be pleased with him), a Persian was sitting among us. The Holy Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) put his hand on Salman (may Allah be pleased with him) and said. If faith were to go up to the Pleiades, a man from among these would surely find it. (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī)
Next, I would visit the Sumela monastery "Virgin Mary," over 1800 years old, situated in a cliff 1200 meters above the surrounding Turkish forest. When I arrived at the top, I wandered through this majestic building. The view captivated me into an in-depth imaginative process of what it would have been like to live and study in such a place thousands of years ago. I met a monk; he spoke some English and seemed excited to show me a unique painting on a ceiling of a room built within a cave-like structure. This image blew my mind; it was a picture of a man he said is Jesus with nine angels around him. The monk told me that Jesus was not one but a collection of many in the Bible, totaling 9. I was so happy to see and hear this because it confirmed my experience of several visitations. In 2007, I was introduced to a group of spirit guides called the council of 9. From an archetypal experience, my spirit was sent from an Alcyone dimension into this physical body to anchor this council's energy. Each council member would move through my Aura, and I would anchor it.
I arrived in Ankara, where the Belinay lived, we were both very excited. She was very educated in politics as well as Turkish spirituality. She told me all kinds of stories about her country's ancient past and the borders that surrounded it. One story that stands out is Russia with love. The witches or the beautiful medicine woman who fled from all over Europe into Russia did so for safety during the pope's inquisition and burning times. Russia and the surrounding regions are full of beautiful women, esoterically aware and much grounded in family. Unfortunately, the situation of unresolved past manifested in the form of alcohol consumption in Russian men. The men have been dying young, and the woman becomes widowed or single very quickly. Russian and Ukrainian women started looking at men outside of their borders. The Turkish men seeking a householder woman to take care of the family would marry these women. Most Turkish men were used for immigration purposes and would eventually attempt to leave the country and cause much Chaos. I received much wisdom from Belinay. She taught about black tea's habitual patterns and its benefits. In Turkey, they drink a lot of this beverage. It is known as cultural consumption. For an extended period, this tea was dangerous to consume because it became radioactive from Russia. Still, over the years, the plant has yet again been enjoyable. Here are some benefits of black tea. Boost Heart Health, Help Reduce Blood Pressure, Help Reduce the Risk of Stroke, Lower Blood Sugar Levels, and Help Reduce the Risk of Cancer. In addition, Belinay would make some traditional tea and educate me about the woman's lymphatic system. She expressed the importance of touching a woman's body to keep the lymph nodes active. It's her medicine. A woman's body is like a Lamborghini. At first, I need to let her idle. In other words, begin to touch her skin slowly; when she is warmed up, and when her body begins to purr, I can step on the gas. After I have driven her body at its maximum efficiency, I need to let it idle down before I turn it off. In other words, don't pull out too quickly or run out of the bedroom. Idle down and rest in gratitude that I had the chance to drive a Lamborghini. Do not allow any emotions to dictate your life or date down to settle because of loneliness; this will dull my intention and connection to women. The last bit of advice was genuinely epic; Belinay told me to cycle on and off women. Take time to fast in between relations, or if I am in a steady, committed partnership, fast from sexual relations, then return and share a new understanding of myself with her. I was happy to hear this because I was already over one year with sustaining from sexual contact, and I felt supercharged. In every relationship I was in, my body would generally withdraw to replenish after too much sex. Sex affects men differently, especially if we release our fluids too often, we lose essential nutrients, and the woman gains them. In the world of Nutrition, I cycle my supplements; for example, I Take maca for several months, then stop and add Tribulus. The result is a new high, a hit of fresh energy and strength.
Belinay would prepare a trip for me; I would leave Ankara and make my way to Didim/Aydın, a temple on Turkey's Aegean coast. I was excited to visit the sanctuary and swim in the sea waters. Apollo's temple hosted some of the most famous oracles in the world. It was a place of worship for the god Apollo and the goddess Medusa. Medusa's story begins with Poseidon seducing the mortal Medusa as a beautiful maiden in the temple of Athena. Poseidon's sacrilege attracted Athena's wrath, and she punished Medusa by turning her and hair into snakes. As far as the temple's story, Medusa was the "guardian, protectress." and Apollo was the healer. Another woman would join me at the temple; she was more adept with history and mythology. Belinay would join us on the weekend. She explained to me that this temple was built to follow the precessions and movements of the Pleiades. Apollo was a representative of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Pleione. In the temple, there are many swastika patterns; she told me that The big dipper manifested in the geometric design of the swastika by rotating around the Pole Star throughout the year. In Hindu scripture, the Big Dipper stars were the seven sages (Sapta Rishi Mandal) who were happily married to seven sisters named the Pleiades. They then separated through external source seductions of the Orion.
Job 38:31 "Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion's belt? The Pleiades is a gravitationally bound star cluster (they do not separate over time); they are bound. The Orion stars are non-gravitationally bound (they 'loosen' over time) move away from each other. This temple was extraordinary; it was the first that I felt such a strong resonance to the Pleiades. As we walked through the open architecture landscape, I connected to what many people call heaven on Earth. We swam in the ocean, lay on the beach and gazed at the sun as it set. It was a magical weekend. My trip was ending; I expressed attention to Rize, close to the Georgian border. My trip was ending; I expressed attention to Rize, close to the Georgian border. Beliany took care of everything for me and sent me on the way; it would be the sat time we would see each other.
Rize is located in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region. It is built around a bay on the Black Sea coast, on a narrow strip of flat land between the sea and the mountains. Over 9300 species of vascular plants grow in Turkey. Vascular plants have a unique tissue formation that is used for transporting food and water to different areas in the plant. Vascular plants have a root system, shoot system and vascular system. In addition, this species has a specialized Root system that anchors the plant in the ground for extra stability. The roots expand to increase the surface area for enhanced water absorption. By comparison, the country of Europe contains only about 11500 species, despite having such a larger geographic surface area. Plant biodiversity is a very high proportion of endemics (exist only in one geographic region) and a wide variety of soils in Turkey comparable to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Turkey also has nearly 400 species of the genus Astragalus (herbs and small shrubs). Turkey is also known as the “land of roses,” harvesting approximately 10 tons of roses every year. The rose or gül, called in Turkish, has been used in many ways since ancient times in Rosewater and rose oil. The Damask rose, in particular, had high importance in Ottoman medicine and was mentioned in almost every medical textbook since the 14th century. Drinking rose sherbet was a natural remedy used among the sultans to relieve nausea and indigestion. Rosewater enhances mood and helps to relieve tension and anxiety. Even In Turkish culture, It represented the sense/scent of spirituality, making it an important symbol in Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. The rose is known as the flower of Heaven, and divine beauty symbolizes the mystic path to Allah. My ethnobotanical senses were high, and looking forward to consuming the plants and smelling their aromas. One of these Herbs I was most interested in was the milk thistle (blessed milk thistle), one of the vascular plant species that made the Turkish thistle very Potent. Finally, I would settle into a beautiful cabin at the edge of the mountainside for long-awaited rest. I needed to centre and ground after my ayahuasca experience in the jungle. I was in Peru repeatedly for several years, exploring the relationship between spirituality, science, and psychedelics. I consumed ayahuasca well over 100 times and the San Pedro cactus over 50 times; in 1 year. Unfortunately, my liver was hurt, needing repair, so I went to the best place in the world for it. Turkeys Supreme Milk Thistle has high amounts of Silymarin concerted in its fruits. Wild Silymarin (grown in the mountains) is an antioxidant; it increases free radical production and is a toxin blockade agent. When appropriately dried and steeped to a warm temperature, the flower tops can assist the inhibiting process of binding toxins to the hepatocyte cell membrane receptors reducing liver injury. The plant increases the liver's bile production and pushes specific poisons out, such as radiation, heavy metals, stress and alcohol-induced relations. The consumption of large amounts of psychedelics puts tremendous pressure on the liver, considering it cannot keep up with the accelerated stress processing. In other words, I will need to drink this tea and isolate the response of toxin removal to just one plant species and one targeted area.
I met the hotel owners; they were friendly and shocked that I would come to an isolated space for ten days considering there is not much to do at this time of year. I explained what I was interested in, and the owner moved me into a room with a small kitchen, stove and pots to cook the medicine. Unfortunately, I was there in the offseason, and when I went walking through the mountains, I could not find any Milk thistle. I was lucky enough to join in on some tours and met a woman who was a Sufi. She explained that Sufism emphasized a strong brotherhood within an Islamic system that practiced self-discipline through spiritual practices. Although It was easier for a man to have these disciplines because of their biology, the men would invite women who followed the Way of Love to enter Sufism. The brotherhoods practices were open to the recognition of women as well as Man. Muhammad recognized the philosophies of feminine, masculine and the essential roles they played in the cosmos. Also, Muhammad shared messages of spirit, matter and the integration of its essence in human life. Sufism as a general practice survived through underground networks and still flourishes in Turkey and around the world today. The Sufi woman was knowledgeable of the plants. I spent the day with her and learned a lot (Cole’s notes versions). She would point me in the direction of a male Sufi on our tour to help me with what I needed. This man would give me flower tops I required along with the rest of the plant. They were not picked fresh but fresh enough as they have been curing since this last spring harvest; the Male Sufi advised me too fast for three days prior and eat fresh olives; the oils would help make the whole cleansing of the liver work more efficiently. I took the herbs and would start my fast with two days of no food and water; on the 3rd day, Dry. On the 4th day, I would add the olives. The owner of the hotel would find me the freshest olives available. They were so good, olives are my favourite food. I would walk into the mountains and sit under my favourite tree, meditate, eat the olives and chant the ohm mantra 108 times throughout the day. I meditated for one week straight with the water and olive fast. Then, on the 8th day, I prepared the milk thistle and consumed it. It was intense that night. I would have horrible dreams and fear striking panic. I drank more the following day, went for a walk to my favourite olive tree, and again, fear and panicked. Finally, my bowels would submit to the Milk Thistle, and I had a massive release. I went to the bathroom for hours. Lucky I ate those olives; the oils would provide a smooth release and offer the extra mineral support I needed. The ten-day Milk Thistle protocol was finished, and I felt terrific. The unresolved fears of living in the jungles tripping on psychedelics made a smooth transition from my liver and Aura. I would continue to drink small amounts of it on the train ride back to Istanbul; torrential rains would enter the region with flooding and landslides close to where I was staying. I was lucky to go, or I could have been stuck there for a while, missing my flight back to Canada. Another mission was accomplished, and a new template was anchored.
Rize Turkey Some of the plants I studied Most of this list came from Flora. Their healing properties were made into scents. I did consume some flowers that were edible and will make a note of this. Accelerated Learning/Melatonin Production - Flower, Latin Word: Petunia. Turkish: Petunia. Melatonin is manufactured from tryptophan by the pineal gland in the brain and secreted in small amounts. Melatonin plays a vital role in our sleep cycle. Unfortunately, melatonin deficiencies have been seen in individuals who have signs of Alzheimer's. Admiration-Flower, Latin Word: Rosa. Turkish: Giil. The rose is valued for its beauty and has a long history of symbolism. Roses are ancient symbols of Love and beauty. The rose was sacred to several goddesses (Isis and Aphrodite) and is often used to symbolize Mother Mary. The ancient Greeks and Romans identified the rose with their goddesses of Love, referred to as Aphrodite and Venus.
Alignment and Remapping of Cranial Structure - Flower, Latin Word: Hepatica. Turkish: Ruzgargulu. Used by medieval herbalists to treat liver diseases. Modern applications by herbalists include treatments for pimples, bronchitis, gout and headaches.
Blending of the Spiritual and Material - Flower, Latin Word: Physalis Franchetti. Turkish: Giivey Feneri. One kingdom is physical, visible, and tangible. The other is spiritual and invisible. But both are real, merged. They overlap and interact continually, and we all experience both every day, every second, of our lives. The medicine people believed this plant assists us in finding the balance in both.
Coherence; Heart Rhythm - Flower, Latin Word: Clematis. Turkish: Klematis. The flower is used for migraines and nervous disorders. It was also used as an effective treatment of skin infections. These ailments are all signs of our bodies saying, 'get out of your heads' and into the heart.
Cartilage/Strength and motion - Flower, Latin Word: Agapanthus, Turkish: Afrika zambagi. This Flower can help strengthen cartilage in our bones, joints and hips, making room for motion.
Chi Energy, Prana/the Flow of Life Force - Flower, Latin Word: Tagetes, Turkish: Cicegi The grounding marigold contains the first three colours of the chakra system: energy flow (vitalism), the yogic notion of Sanskrit prana. The English translation is "air," "breath," the original meaning of the Latin word spiritus. This Flower increases the flow of energy through the body.
Dedication – Flower, Latin word: Dablia, Turkish word: Yildiz. The Aztecs were devoted to this Flower; they gathered and cultivated the dahlia for food, ceremonies, as well as decorative purposes.
Diné - The Flower, Latin Word: Tulippa, Turkish: Lale. The Navajo people believed in Dine; they passed through three worlds before emerging into this world; the Fourth World, or Glittering World. The Diné believe there are two classes of Humans: the Earth People and the Holy People. The Holy People are believed to have the power to aid or harm the Earth People. Since Earth People of the Diné are an integral part of the universe, they must do everything to maintain harmony or balance on Mother Earth. It is believed that century ago, the Holy People taught the Diné how to live the right way in balance with Nature.
DNA RNA Replication - Flower, Latin Word: Passiflora, Turkish Word: Carkifelek. Sufi Legend has expressed that this Flower can help with replicating healthy, complete cells.
Defrag/Shadow Bonding - Flower, Latin word: Digitalis, Turkish: Yukskotu. Its Medicinal uses increase cardiac balance and control the heart rate, particularly with irregularity (and often fast beats).
Environmental Sensitivity/Strength and Balance - The Flower, Latin word: Carduus, Turkish: Sut thistl. Milk Thistle produces new cells and stops the production of bad cells, such as cancer. The core ingredient of milk thistle is silymarin, a known antioxidant that can aid the body in various ways.
EPHA Binding - The Flower, Latin word: Gaillardia, Turkish: Gayardi. The Gaillardia grows under harsh and dry conditions and blooms in the sand along a seashore. This Flower can help bind the epha molecules in the brain to strengthen our motor skills and all brain wave activity.
Expansion - The Flower, Latin Word: Dicentra, Turkish: Kanayan Kalpler. The plant has many heart-shaped flowers. Sufi Legend states this Flower expands truths of inner worlds and the outer awareness of illusions.
Faith - The Flower, Latin word: Hydrangea, Turkish: Hydrangea. In metaphysics, this Flower is used to cultivate faith, faith in your direction, energy for ongoing commitment to seek the higher states of concentration and wisdom.
The influx of Chromosome Functions - The Flower, Latin Word: Primula, Turkish word: Cuha. This flowers' medicine is used to strengthen nerves and, widely used against bronchitis, blue cough, pneumonia, bronchial asthma, flu, rheumatic pains, etc.
Inspiration - The Flower, Latin word: Myosotis, Turkish word: Unutabeni. The Flower means "breathed upon" and creativity.
Increasing the flow of DNA and RNA Proteins -The Flower, Latin Word: Mysosotis sylvatica, Turkish: Unutmabeni. The English version of the Flower is the Forget Me Not, very suitable for this anointing. Turkish folklore suggests this Flower was infused in the air to open the senses and attain ancient wisdom stored in our DNA.
Know Thyself-The Flower, Latin word: Strelitzia reginae, Turkish: Cennet Kusu. The Bird of Paradise flowers is associated with liberty, magnificence, and a good perspective. Unfortunately, the Flower is slow-growing and will not bloom until three to five years have passed since germination.
Longevity/the Increase of Secosteroid Production - The Flower, Latin word: Kniphohia, Turkish: Fener ciceg. In humans, the most crucial secosteroid is Vitamin D. Life expectancy, and improved health can be increased simply by going outside! Exposure to sunlight triggers cells in your skin to produce Vitamin D. This vitamin is essential for bone health and is turning out to be important in depression, heart disease, and diabetes and just about everything. These plants produce spikes of brightly coloured, hanging, red-to-orange flowers. This gives names such as "torch" and "red hot poker." The flowers have copious nectar while blooming and attract hummingbirds and orioles.
Mantra/ Buddhi - The Flower, Latin word: Fuchsia, Turkish: Kupe cicegi. The infusion of the flower can assist in stabilizing and clearing the mind, just like a Mantra would, leading one to a more profound spiritual awakening. Buddhi is the higher aspect of the mind, the doorway to inner wisdom, which can be achieved with mantras. An excellent mantra to start with is the Aum. When you breathe in, you focus on Aum (in your mind), and when you breathe out, you say the word Aum.
Meditation/Stabilizing and Clearing the Mind - The Flower, Latin word: Hemerocallis, Turkish: Gunguzeli. Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words Hemera "day" and also "beautiful." The flowers are a sedative. In China, they are used as a pain reliever for women in childbirth. An extract of the flowers is used as a blood purifier and has an action against parasitic worms. It is used in Korea to treat jaundice, constipation and pneumonia. The juice of the roots is an effective antidote in cases of arsenic poisoning. The root also has a folk history of use in the treatment of cancer. Extracts from the sources have shown antitumor activity. A tea made from the boiled roots is used as a diuretic.
Medicine Wheel, Walking in Balance with the Earth, Harmony with Nature-The Flower, Latin word: Campanula spp, Turkish word: Cancicegi Metaphysically this flower can work like the Native wheels assisting us with our "Vision," to see exactly where we are and which areas we need to develop to realize our potentials.
Miracles - The Flower, Latin word: Antirrhinum, Turkish: Aslanagzi.
Multidimensional Merge and Balancing - The Flower, Latin word: Canna, Turkish: Kana.
Nirodha - The Flower, Latin word: Alyssum, Turkish: Kraliyet Turkish folklore medicine would use the aroma for meditative purposes. Nirodah is a Yogic term, a Sutra, and is the most desired five states of mind to realize the true Self. Nirodhah embodies control, regulation, channelling, mastery, integration, coordination, understanding, stilling, quieting, and setting aside. The five desired states are Kshipta/disturbed, Mudha/dull, Vikshipta/distracted, Ekagra/one-pointed, and Nirodhah/mastered.
Neurolinguistic Reset (Trip Switch) - The Flower, Latin word: Zinnia elegans, Turkish: Zinya. Zinnias, Excellent pollinators and favoured by butterflies, many gardeners add zinnias correctly to attract them. The totem of Butterflies represents metamorphosis.
Rungs - The Flower, Latin word: Nymphae, Turkish: Nilufer. The same family as the Water Lily. The 8 Rungs of Yoga Yama: codes of restraint, abstinences Niyama: observances, self-training Asana: meditation posture Pranayama: expansion of breath and prana Pratyahara: Withdrawal of the senses Dharana: concentration Dhyana: meditation Samadhi: deep absorption The reason for practicing the eight rungs of Yoga is to develop attention for the use of knowledge, which means enlightenment and liberation.
Satisfaction/Life's Daily Pleasures the Flower, Latin Word: Galanthus, Turkish: Kardelen.
The Observer/Self Discovery - The Flower, Latin word: Lupinus, Turkish: Acibakla. Like most family members, lupins can fix nitrogen from the atmosphere into ammonia, fertilizing the soil for other plants. This adaption allows lupins to be tolerant of infertile soils and capable of pioneering change in barren and poor quality soils. Moreover, when used in meditative practices, its aroma can influence us to observe our actions in Life, the witness.