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Groundwork: A Conversation with Bwiti Elders [ONLINE]
February 20 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
by Sabina Project
Join us in an elevated dialogue with Bwiti elders as we uncover the roots of the traditional and spiritual use of Iboga, a Sacred Earth Medicine used by the Bwiti tradition of Central Africa.
In the jungles of Gabon, Africa, the Bwiti have become students in the study of life.
This Pre-Christian African tradition is a cultural path and spiritual discipline that has been practiced by many indigenous tribes for thousands of years with one commonality, the use of Iboga. Iboga or “the sacred wood” is an earth medicine and teacher to the Bwiti that offers its students an evolution of the mind, body, and spirit.
“You can enter the Bwiti without ceremony, having an exchange of dialogue is already the Bwiti… the Bwiti brings into beings- tools, in order to elevate the person who is practicing”
– Mambongho (Altar)
The Gabonese culture and their spiritual practices have influenced global approaches to healing and spirituality, yet the roots of these contributions are rarely recognized.. With current widespread scientific research and the use of Iboga in substance abuse treatment across the world, we journey back into the forests of Africa to reconnect with this sacred sacrament where it originated.
In this workshop we’ll uncover:
The Origin of the Fang/Bwiti tradition
The Discovery of Iboga
Iboga Cultivation and Medicine-making
Bwiti Ritual and Sacrament
Ancestral and Spirit Communication
Understanding Iboga Use in Bwiti/Fang Tradition
Bwiti Rites of Passage
Honoring the Tradition as an Outsider
*A portion of proceeds from ticket purchases go directly to our elders, translator, and Ebando community