For the flying ointments, having reviewed what videos are available at YouTube, one may question the multiple concotion which includes aconitum in a topical. Aconitum, Queen Mother of Poisons, is in the Chinese pharmacopoeia, but the root is used pre-cooked: Buddhist monks may notice the stimulation of hair growth.
Indeed there are flowers of flight, and astral projection is the main experience. Arabic inna b'utha 'black nightshade, Solanum nigrum (elsewhere S. nigra)' stands out from the cacophony of the other ingredients proposed in these ointments, because of atropine and scopolamine, the latter being starter material for truth serum, the former being the antidote to sarin poisoning (Syria's president Assad is correct: sarin can be made in any home.)
Caution, not wisdom: to begin, one berry and one only,for a non-psychotic adult, ingested like a tablet. The timing of harvest of these berries is also important, as one website somewhere notices the birds waiting until the hawthorn berries (Crataegus) undergo cold weather. We would add first frost to this harvesting approach, because the plant has gotten the signal for dormancy, and its physiology for compound synthesis changes accordingly. Again, President Assad is correct: the stablizer for sarin can be manufactured from the Syrian Tasnsy-Leaved hawthorn, a mountain Crataegus species, akin to the Apache Haw of the American Southwest.
One notices a recipe on this board which includes for ointments, benzoin, which at first glance seems to be simply a preservative. Tricholoma mushroom fairy rings around a benzoin bush means that the benzyl moiety is doing something more than preservation in this fungus. The death-like feeling in astral projection, even without herbal assistance, should not cause undo concern: that is the ego dissipating away.
Flowers of Flight