Have you ever tried Blue Lotus?
I still remember the day when I first discovered it.
A friend of mine picked me up to go grab some dinner.
As we drove over to the restaurant, he reached inside his jacket and pulled out a mysterious, dark-blue bottle. It was almost black with no label.
“Try a few drops of this,” he said.
“What is it,” I asked?
“Blue Lotus,” he replied with a grin on his face.
I took a few drops under my tongue, let it absorb, and then swirled it around my mouth to taste it. The tincture was both sweet and bitter. A unique flavor I had never quite experienced before.
As we continued our drive to the restaurant, I noticed myself feeling increasingly relaxed. The thoughts and everyday concerns that normally circle around my mind slowly began to fade away. It was like someone was turning the volume down on my internal dialogue. I liked it.
I also felt my body becoming more and more relaxed. I felt this growing feeling of peace and optimism. I could get used to this Blue Lotus stuff.
I won’t bore you with the details of the remainder of our evening. Let’s just say that I became increasingly relaxed – without any feeling of intoxication – and quickly fell asleep when my head hit my pillow that night. My dreams that night were also more vivid that usual.
From that moment on, I became deeply interested in learning everything I possibly could about Blue Lotus. Today, I am happy to share what I’ve discovered with you.
Are you ready to learn about the incredible benefits of Blue Lotus?
Let’s dive in.
There may be even more names of Blue Lotus out there. Other cultures from different periods of history may have had different names for this magical herb. My research has led me to these names. If you are familiar with any other names of the Blue Lotus plant, please let me know in the comments below.
Now, let’s turn our attention to the history of Blue Lotus so that we can better understand why it can help you explore your mind and dreams.
The History Of Blue Lotus
When it comes to my historical understanding of Blue Lotus, I owe a lot to the work of Rev. Aryshta Dean. I believe that she is on the cutting edge of Blue Lotus research. It’s quite possible that she knows more about Blue Lotus, it’s history, and uses in our modern times than anyone else on the planet.
The history of Blue Lotus can be traced back 3,000 years to Ancient Egypt. In their society, the Egyptians held Blue Lotus in such high regard that they devoted a deity to it. That deities name is Nefertem – the god of the Blue Lotus.
Mysteries of the Blue Lotus and Nymphaea in Ancient Egypt.
The Hypnotic Effects Of Blue Lotus
From my personal experience, Blue Lotus is a powerful, yet subtle herb that has calming and sedating effects. Whenever I work with Blue Lotus, I find that it relieves any tension I have in my mind or body. I’ve heard Blue Lotus referred to as a “hypnotic.” I find this description to accurately describe its effects.
As Blue Lotus goes to work inside my body, I find myself elevated into a lucid, dreamlike state. Colors become more vivid. Every moment seems both more important and less serious at the same time. I quite enjoy the state of mind Blue Lotus puts me in.
A lower dose of Blue Lotus brings these subtle and highly enjoyable effects. A higher dose however, seems to usher in a sort of ecstatic trance like state. It is not overpowering, however. In fact, what I love so much about Blue Lotus is that its effects are very modular.
What I mean by that is that when I want to tap in and experience them fully, they are there and available to me. If I want to operate from my normal, aware state of mind, that is also available to me. The effects of Blue Lotus are quite different than that of alcohol, for example. I never feel out of control with Blue Lotus. In fact, I feel as though I am relaxing into my true nature.
The Impact Blue Lotus Has On Dreams
All of these effects that I have just described take place during a normal, waking state. I find that the effects of Blue Lotus evolve when I enter into a dream state.
For starters, Blue Lotus makes it much easier for me to fall asleep. I have quite an active mind, and it can often be challenging to quiet my thoughts as I prepare for sleep. What I love about Blue Lotus is that it gradually reduces the activity in my mind and perfectly prepares me for a night of restorative sleep and vivid dreams.
Immediately when I began working with Blue Lotus, I noticed a shift in my dream life. Even though I have been an active dreamer my entire life, Blue Lotus brought more color, activity, and life into my dreams. I find myself deeply engaged in story-oriented dreams when I take Blue Lotus before bed.
Blue Lotus is also an incredible ally for those who want to become lucid dreamers. In fact, I think it is the perfect herb for dreamers to work with because it is not a stimulant at all. The effects of Blue Lotus are sedating, without being intoxicating or overpowering. It is a gently ally that seems full of lunar energy.
Is Blue Lotus An Aphrodisiac?
Blue Lotus also has a history of being an aphrodisiac. I can definitely see why this is considered to be one of the uses of Blue Lotus. Although, I would not put Blue Lotus in the same category as many other commonly used aphrodisiacs like Horny Goat Week, Yohimbe, Pine Pollen, or Tongkat Ali. All of these aphrodisiacs are highly stimulating. They can feel aggressive and very masculine. Blue Lotus on the other hand has a very nourishing, opening, and feminine feel to it. I would put it in the same category as high-quality cacao or rose.
I believe that Blue Lotus acts as an aphrodisiac in a few different ways. First of all, it just makes you feel good. Plain and simple. When you feel good, you are much more likely to want to engage in sexual activity. Blue Lotus also has calming and euphoric effects, making it the perfect companion for those who want to enter the rapturous ecstasy of sex. When all of these effects combine, Blue Lotus helps you quiet your mind, feel your body, and bridge the gap between waking and sleeping. For me, this is the perfect state to be in for intimacy.
The Deeper Effects Of Blue Lotus
At this point, we start to move beyond my personal experience of the effects of Blue Lotus. However, I do think it is important to share what I’ve discovered with you about the full potential of this sacred plant.
Blue Lotus has been described as a catalyst. What does this mean exactly? Well, I think it means two things. First, I think Blue Lotus is a catalyst for change in our consciousness. When it is consumed on its own, Blue Lotus has powerful effects like I described above.
Second, Blue Lotus as a catalyst means that it works synergistically when combined with other herbs or psychoactive plants. This is how Blue Lotus was used traditionally in Ancient Egyptian religious ceremonies. In fact, Blue Lotus was the key ingredient in a fermented wine given to initiates. This Blue Lotus wine was said to be so powerful, that it could completely transform the life of its drinker – helping them to become an entirely new person.
However, it was not Blue Lotus alone that was used in this powerful potion. Rather, it was combined with other psychoactive herbs like Papaver somniferum (the opium poppy) and Mandragora (the mandrake root). Modern day explorers of consciousness have also experimented with other combinations. When Blue Lotus is combined with these other herbs, an “entourage effect” is achieved – resulting in the magical potions of lore.
In fact, Rev. Aryshta Dean states that when Blue Lotus is combined correctly with the right herbs, a mystical experience is almost guaranteed. She has found that this ceremonial use of Blue Lotus can contribute to emotional healing, spiritual experiences, feeling a divine presence, the release of old trauma, a radical change of perspective, and more.
Like I have previously mentioned, I do not have direct experience of these effects. However, I think it is important to know that Blue Lotus is a truly powerful plant. It’s not simply an herb that will help you sleep and dream a bit better. This is an herb that has the power to transform and heal your life.
How To Consume Blue Lotus
There are a lot of different ways for you to consume Blue Lotus. The most popular options are making a tea, using a tincture, or adding some Blue Lotus extract to your water or juice. Less common ways to take Blue Lotus are by smoking it, using a resin, or making your own Blue Lotus wine.
In this section, I’ll share six different ways you can consume Blue Lotus.
How To Make Blue Lotus Tea
Making Blue Lotus tea is about as easy as it gets. All you need to do this is some dried Blue Lotus flowers, a tea strainer, a cup, and a way to boil water.