#20 – Iboga

“Iboga could be seen as a herbal leatherman or a phyto-therapeutical multitool.”

In this podcast we unfold a rich tapestry:

  • Tabernanthe Iboga in a nutshell. Starting from the basic information to the explored medical use around the world?
  • Personal experiences with Iboga, as well as encounters with the traditional Bwiti Cult in Gabon, from a curative, cultural, and experiential point of view.
  • Knowing other plant medicines, such as Ayahuasca, Mushrooms, Peyote, or San Pedro, as well as other synthetic psychedelic compounds such as MDMA and LSD, what are the unique features of Iboga? Mr. Erny will elaborate on the healing and therapeutical aspects of the plant and give us more exemplary experiences from the inside – the “experience itself” before going through it.
  • More about the Global Iboga Therapy Alliance (GITA), their policy, advocacy, and market-shaping strategies. How do they promote and foster spiritual awareness and make Iboga accepted on a broader scale?
  • Did you know that Iboga is used to heal addictions? However, lately, further research showed that microdosing Iboga is also a plausible cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Fundraising for further studies. The GITA is still a relatively small organization and the plant is not fully explored either. Producing medical literature is crucial for the further development of the treatment and to clear up the contradictions surrounding it.
  • Iboga as a cultural phenomenon. Tobias Erny will tell us about his visit to Gabon, and more importantly, what he thinks needs to be done to preserve the culture rather than exploit it in the future.

About Tobias Erny

Tobias Erny experienced in 2006 the curative power of Iboga. He began to delve deeply into research and work with the sacred wood. Besides helping others to decode its ancient wisdom, he wrote the German-language standard reference book on Iboga, organizes conferences and events evolving around Iboga, and is active as a networker, facilitator, consultant, and speaker for the Global Iboga Therapy Alliance. His mission is to promote and foster spiritual awareness and make Iboga accepted on a broader scale. Besides his activities in Europe & Mexico, he supports a Gabonese NGO which helps to preserve the cultural heritage of Bwiti and the sustainable farming of Iboga. Currently, he coordinates the Iboga program of the Beckley Foundation in Oxford. 

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