In 2005 Dr. Gerardo R Sandoval Isaac experienced a dramatic spiritual event after ingesting the secretions of the Sonoran Desert Toad.
In his book The Bufo Medicinae Codex he shares his divine revelation.
"I saw this beautiful golden light emanating from me and connecting with all things, activating an Energetic/magnetic Force, I witnessed how my whole energetic body was launched towards the sun and after penetrating the sun I expanded in all possible directions. I became the whole Universe."
This life-changing event set him along a path towards the promotion and exploration of the unique psychedelic substance known as 5 Mel DMT as used in Toad Medicine.
Establishing the Protocols
Dr Gerardo R Sandoval Isaac is also the author of The God Molecule (reviewed here), and is a specialist in Entheogens. He is also the founder and president of The Bufo Alvarius Foundation.
In early 2016 whilst lecturing at a psychedelic conference in Ashland he got together with many of his fellow attendees and they shared their insights into the powerful properties of the 5 Mel DMT compound. At that meeting it was agreed that a set of guidelines for its proper administration was a necessity.
These protocols appear in The Bufo Medicinae Codex alongside the clear intention of its author to promote the spiritual rather than recreational use of this rare toad venom.
What exactly might someone expect to experience from ingesting this substance?
Like most psychedelic substances their effect is largely notoriously difficult to accurately predict so that what is really required is advice and guidance from someone who has already traveled the path laid out by Toad Medicine.
In his book Dr Isaac does just that and presents a specific set of guidelines for the collection, preparation and ingestion of the toad secretion within a spiritual or Shamanic context.
In order to get the best out of this compound these protocols are necessarily quite specific in parts. The author reinforces the fact throughout that these rules are important to follow if the user is going to get the best possible experience from a session.
For example, the preparatory work can, and perhaps should, include the creation of a ritual setting — along with a period of contemplative reflection, prior to the ingestion ceremony.
Protecting the Toad
As is so often the case with any new psychoactive substance exploitation is a real concern.
Popularity in taking 5 Mel DMT along with climate change has led to a steep decline in the numbers of the Sonoran Desert toad living in the wild.
In an effort to counteract this and to ensure the continued survival of this important amphibian has formed the The Bufo Alvarius Foundation.
This forms a part of the whole 5 Mel DMT experience for via a sympathetic and respectful approach to Toad Medicine the author feels that we can both collectively and individually reconnect to our core, but damaged spiritual roots.
As he states when summing up the impact that widespread use of what he refers to as the God Molecule could possibly have around the World,
"...it gives us a glimpse of what it will be like when we return to Source, back into the arms of God/Goddess, back to the omniscient omnipotent, omnipresent, omni-loving, immaterial and incorporeal Mind"
Our Review of The Bufo Medicinae Codex by Dr Gerardo R Sandoval Isaac
Many people today bemoan the wide-scale loss of deep esoteric knowledge that was once held within the spiritual teachings of our fast disappearing indigenous cultures.
Whilst this has been true of the past many people, such as Dr Gerardo R Sandoval Isaac, are hard at work not only reclaiming that lost knowledge but also in placing it within a more contemporary context.
He is generous in sharing what he discovers.
The Bufo Medicinae Codex is an excellent showcase of what then becomes possible with the author mixing his own personal knowledge and expertise in with research drawn from the rest of the world.
The result is that he offers some vitally important advice and guidance for the unwary and casual experimenter. Ignore this at your peril!
Not withstanding it's occasional flashes of dark humour and light-hearted commentary the book does have a sadder side in that it also highlights the massive decline in numbers of this rare and highly localised amphibian.
Thus it is extremely encouraging to read within this publication of the author's ecological work in helping to reverse this sad and unnecessary decline.
The Bufo Medicinae Codex by Dr Gerardo R Sandoval Isaac is an important work for it maintains a respectful attitude to the Sonoran Toad and thoroughly disrespectful attitude to human stupidity and ignorance.
As a book this is not only highly instructive but is also very spiritually uplifting. I highly recommend it as a fascinating piece of research and guidance. It is also a vitally important contribution to the restoration of sanity all around this planet.