In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forever Young.”

Fountain of Youth Artwork: Joe Boruchow

The concept of ‘permanent youth and beauty’ is found all over the world and has its roots firmly planted in the realm of materialism, but as we all know, material objects warp and fade until one day, they no longer resemble the items we once coveted. No matter, we can just replace them with another, newer model that is more conducive to current tastes!

But alas, the same cannot be achieved in regards to our physical bodies – we may try to ‘update’ our shape and features with cosmetic surgery, but this shortsighted and deeply misguided attempt at prolonging our youth only inhibits our capacity to radiate our emotions through physical expression. It can’t keep us fresh and spry on the inside.

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The Kindness of a Stranger.

Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha

Immediately after being born, Jivaka was abandoned and left to die on a rubbish heap by his Mother. Later that day however, Prince Abaya was passing the nearby rubbish dump on his way to the palace when he heard the baby crying. He was so moved to find the baby still alive that he committed to adopt the child and raise him as his own.

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Why Meditation Doesn’t Work

Medicine Buddha Salt Lamp

So often I hear people say “I can’t meditate”. This opinion seems to be increasing in popularity – the idea that some people can meditate whereas others are somehow genetically incapable of meditating. Is it really something innate, or perhaps an obvious consequence of the current age we live in? The days and nights blur together as they spin past at lightning speed, crammed full of ‘important’ multitasking, to-do lists and documenting all of it on social media. Any free time is spent distracting ourselves from ourselves, ensuring that the mind is constantly preoccupied and never available for even a moment to come to terms with itself. Is it true that some of us cannot meditate, or that the design of this pointlessly over-busy lifestyle simply doesn’t allow space for it?

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Saving People From Death


Some of today’s holistic healthcare practitioners need to wake the fuck up. Perceiving longevity as merely the extension of this life is a “grave” mistake, especially when working with people that are rapidly approaching the end of a terminal illness. Of course healing may always be a possibility even at such a late stage and should be actively pursued at all costs, but often the best and only medicine takes the form of spiritual practice – supporting the individual to let go of their attachment to this life and embrace death as a normal and necessary part of living. Preparation for death can make the world of difference in regards to suffering and to any experiences that may follow once the process of death is well underway.

Palliative care is very much absent in today’s ‘alternative’ health scene, maybe because so many of us believe that EVERYTHING can be healed physically, that death is somehow bad or perhaps because the human ego places a great deal of importance in the glory of ‘saving’ people, rather than understanding when we need to help them let go of this life and move on.

Fighting to survive is a noble path, but knowing when to let go is true wisdom. I hope that more people begin to understand the multi-faceted nature of healing and that longevity doesn’t only apply to the duration of this life, but to all subsequent experiences that follow it. Preparing for life beyond death is truly the measure of a ‘healthy’ mind. Teaching people to go to war with their own death is a disease in itself, and a fear that will likely persist long after the individual has passed on.

More Flying Potion Testimonials!

The Flying Potion is actually a major lifetime achievement. When I created it I knew there was something extremely special, powerful and unique about it, but I had no idea how popular it would become in such a short period of time and how many people it would help and support on such a profound level. This year it has developed a large following of people that swear by its transformative benefits and I have to admit, the feedback has been both humbling and awe-inspiring…

Flying Potion Photo
The Nyishar Flying Potion…

I have published some previous testimonials about the Flying Potion before (which you can read here), but I thought I would share a couple more with you now as they both moved and honoured me, and further established the awesome yet subtle power of this incredible formula…

“I stumbled upon the flying potion and I was instantly intrigued. Having had difficulties maintaining lucidity in the last couple of months I figured this might be that little extra push to help me get back on track. To begin with I didn’t really feel any effects but I persisted with it. My dreams were perhaps longer and a tad more vivid but I couldn’t quite get lucid. Being quite a regular lucid dreamer in the past (probably had no lucidity in the last 2 months) I felt disappointed but I began to notice a change in myself. Now I’ve suffered most of my life with quite complex mental health issues. Without going into too much detail I’ve had really bad depression for almost 10 years now as well as experiencing hallucinations and hearing voices. This is something I have to continuously battle and it makes functioning in day to day life very difficult. I’ve taken various meds that do provide some stability but not for very long.

After taking the flying potion for the last 2 weeks I feel absolutely amazing. I have more energy. I feel more positive. I’m starting to get motivation back. I feel more able to handle my problems and people say I’m nicer to be around (I’m normally a completely miserable fucker). It’s helping me see things in a different light and although this isn’t going to “cure” me of anything (I don’t wish to be “cured” anyway) this is definitely the pick me up I need to finally get my life on track. So I just wanted to say thank you. Max Hunter, Yorkshire, UK.

Max Hunter Art
Some of Max’s art since using the Flying Potion…

“I just received a bottle of the Flying Potion from Nyishar. This is an excellent Shen formula for anyone who seeks a more spiritual peace. It contains a fine combination of herbs long known in China to raise conscious frequencies in and around a person. I highly recommend the Flying Potion for all spiritual mendicants, as well as for those who wish to break out of ideological ruts.” – Rehmannia Dean Thomas, Taoist Tonic Herbalist, Los Angeles, USA.

Rehmannia Dean Thomas Portrait
Rehmannia Dean Thomas – Taoist Tonic Herbalist…

Lucid Dreaming Medicine!

Lucid flying dreams - a common experience shared by Flying Potion users...
Lucid flying dreams – a common experience shared by Flying Potion users…

Since releasing the ‘Flying Potion’ last December we have received some truly amazing testimonials! People regularly testify not only on behalf the Flying Potion’s adaptogenic health benefits, but also the powerful influence it has over the mind, meditation practice and the experience of lucid dreaming… Profound flying dreams with great meaning and heightened lucidity are a common experience shared by regular users of this unique and powerful formula.


Here are three recent accounts given by ‘Flying Potion practitioners’ of various levels of experience:

1) “I had a very lucid medicine dream involving mosquitoes and protecting myself from them with catnip oil – reminding me to set clear boundaries and protect myself from energy drain. The second part of the dream involved the appearance of fire ants that did not directly affect me as I was an onlooker. Some dude was stepping on them. The ant, a symbol of cooperation and community – I must be mindful of anyone squashing that. The last part of the dream there was a ginormous flying hairy caterpillar chasing me – again the message of patience is strong in this dream, reminding me that everything happens according to it’s own time, an evolution, a metamorphosis can not be rushed, nor can I run from it.

I had another lucid, hypnopompic dream wherein I was standing under the blooming crepe myrtle in the moonlight, only in the dream it looked more like a cherry tree. Hummingbirds of every variety flitted around me. I took the feeder off the branch and held it while they continued to sip. I could feel the brush of their wings against my hand. When they flew off I ran into the house yelling, “GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED”. I reached down and scooped up a handful of blossoms and a bumble bee that were strewn about the tile foyer and carefully tossed them into the night air. I awoke at sunrise.” Wendy Cook, Virginia, USA.

2) “I have had the pleasure of trying a new member to the Nyishar family – the Flying Potion – and as with other Nyishar tinctures that I use on a regular basis this also does not disappoint. Upon taking a dropper-full at night time I was overcome by a sense of calm and inner peace. I felt totally relaxed but not sedated which I really appreciate because this is when I do the majority of my reading. I have also noticed my problem solving and decision making abilities have increased ten fold with a reserved calmness, and my ability to tolerate other people has vastly improved which has been something of a challenge for me over the past 25 years.

The biggest surprise was consuming the Flying Potion right before going to bed. I experienced very weird dreams the first couple of nights which was slightly unsettling but I put this down to the Flying Potion working with my higher self and re-organizing and detoxing my mind. After experiencing this I noticed some genuine improvements over the following week: my sleep had became deeper and my dreams became more vivid and the content richer and more meaningful. I recently took the Flying Potion before going to bed and woke up the following morning after a vivid dream in which I was talking to my Mum who died nearly 10 years ago. I woke up in such a positive mood which really created an excellent start to the day.

I have tried the ingredients in this tincture as single herbs with success but this unique formula is balanced and the synergistic effect of combining these amazing herbs together makes for a powerful and transformative experience. I hope that you try this Formula and have your own amazing experience with the Flying Potion!” – Brent S, NSW, Australia.

3) “Hey Paul, Just wanted to let you know that I have been using my beautifully crafted ‘Flying Potion’ for a few days now and have been feeling very calm and happy and am looking forward to some flying dreams. I had some lucidity in a violent dream last night where I felt like I was in control and I woke up feeling great! 

I have also been giving it to my girlfriend who is pregnant (we only have 8 weeks left to go) and she is suffering with a lot of pelvis pain at the moment, and the Flying Potion seems to be keeping her spirits up during this testing time so all is good.

Just wanted to say thank you very much for all your efforts mate, I have been a long time subscriber of your youtube channel and have always been fascinated by your vids and love sharing them with my friends and family. Really happy to see you do so successfully with Nyishar and I’ll be using more products in the future as well as recommending them to those who are special in my life. Keep up the good work man and thanks again, Carl.” – Carl Billingham, Northamptonshire, UK.