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A Spectacular Iboga Ceremony Photo Gallery

My friend, Mitch Schultz, director of the “DMT, The Spirit Molecule” film posted a link to some spectacular photos of an Iboga ceremony with the Bwiti tribe in Gabon, Africa. These are from a French journalist and photographer named Emilie Chaix.



Iboga is one of the world’s great vision-giving teacher plants, roughly comparable in power and depth to Ayahuasca, yet very different in its presentation and physical effects. An Iboga ceremony can be days long and extremely challenging to the partaker. It can also bring strong insights and learning, as well as healings, to the participant.

Click through to her site and check out this wonderful gallery of photos of the once very secret ceremony from the Bwiti tribe, who are maintaining this important world medicine tradition.





2 responses

  1. Are these ceremonies open to Westerners?

    September 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    • Yes, they are available these days and there are tours, but my sense is that they are not as numerous or established as Ayahuasca in South America. Unlike Ayahuasca, which is used by hundreds of tribes all across the Amazon basin (continent wide), Iboga is used mainly by the Bwiti people in Gabon where the root is available, so it is a smaller footprint of traditional use.

      There are also some centers in Mexico and other places that specialize in Iboga treatments. It is something to do deep research on for anyone contemplating it. It is said to have a very powerful Grandfather spirit that challenges one’s life path and choices.

      September 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm

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