I’ve always been one to self-medicate. I believe in it. Done it – one way or another – all my life. As an addict to nicotine and caffeine I must take precautions to ensure I’ve always got enough of both on hand. Plus, top-shelf alcohol. There’s nothing like a straight, slow brandy/cognac, dark rum or bourbon to see you through and where I am winter is coming.
If, as a magician, you’re thinking of getting into nicotine may I strongly suggest a sub-ohm vapouiser (like the Epuffer Titan X) and nicotine salts. There’s nothing quite so emboldening as a strong nicotine habit. If you couple that with strong coffee and a few caffeine tablets you’ll be on your way. Trust me, I’ve spent many times amid the smoke clouds in the sweaty, heart-thumping netherworld. And once you get the hang of nasal snuff, that’s just superb!
I highly recommend nicotine for Magickal workings. Ceasing use is great for me an hour and a half, maybe two hours before baneful workings because by that time I’m starting to perspire, am fucking ready to kill and spitting venom. During ritual; nicotine gives short, crystal clear thought. After ritual a slow pipe of Virginia just brings me down to Earth.
Caffeine really gets me jittery, fidgeting and ready to go. Heightens my ability to collect, move and direct energy/energies. My body associates caffeine with nicotine, so when I take it before baneful work I just go ballistic. I’m hyper and full of almost uncontrollable hatred, spite and viciousness. Nothing and no one can even get in my way!