Iboga retreat

14-days with a 10 generation bwiti shaman

Experience the extraordinary with a Soulful 14-Day Iboga Retreat in Gabon. Embark on a Healing Journey with Traditional Psycho-Spiritual Iboga Ceremonies, Ancient Bwiti Teachings, and Immersive Jungle Trek.

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14 days all inclusive in the Jungle

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3 Iboga ceremonies including 1 Bwiti initiation

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Food & accommodation

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2-Week bwiti initiation in the Heart of Ancestral Gabon Jungle

Embrace the Bwiti Tradition: A Gateway to Profound Personal Transformation. The Bwiti, meaning 'the study of life,' offers more than just a spiritual practice. It's a journey towards profound self-discovery and enlightenment. By choosing to be initiated into this ancient tradition, you are not merely participating in a ritual; you are committing to become a lifelong learner in the profound school of life. Whether you seek physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual renewal, Bwiti initiation opens the door to deep clarity, self-realization, and an awakened understanding of your true purpose. Step into this transformative experience and leave with a newfound sense of identity and direction.

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bwiti missoko

Live with the guardians of the iboga and discover  the heritage of the pygmies

MISSOKO BWITI specializes in healing and natural medicine, using the Iboga root and thousands of plants along with psycho-spiritual techniques. As the original form of Bwiti taught to the Babongo people over 10,000 years ago, Missoko Bwiti remains pure, protected from French colonial influence.

Unlike other branches, it preserves the original tradition, free from religious and external alterations. Bwiti House respects and supports both the plant and the people who have safeguarded it.

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Cultural immersion in Bwiti tradition

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Authentic Healing Practices

iboga

The powers of Iboga

The iboga is a plant native to Gabon, and it holds a central place in the spiritual tradition of Bwiti. The use of iboga requires a secure framework and expert supervision due to its powerful and potentially dangerous effects. In the Bwiti tradition, this supervision is provided by experienced traditional Nima (Shaman) who guide participants throughout their experience.

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Purification: Iboga is employed in purification rituals, thought to cleanse both body and mind, releasing emotional and spiritual barriers. This process is often intense and transformative.

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Vision & Knowledge: Iboga induces a state of deep meditation, granting access to the so-called "third eye" recognized by Western cultures, and offering visions interpreted as messages from ancestors or spirits.These insights offer profound understanding of oneself, life, and the universe, serving as direct spiritual enlightenment.

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Spiritual Initiation: Iboga is central to Bwiti initiation, where initiates consume it in ceremonies led by experienced healers. This marks a spiritual rebirth and transition to a new status within the community.

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Psyche Effects: Iboga alters consciousness by affecting the central nervous system, prompting deep introspection, life reflection, and confronting fears 
and traumas. Many report enhanced mental clarity and inner peace post-experience.

Moughenda Mikala

Receive guidance from a 10th Generation Bwiti Shaman

is known as the gold standard for introducing foreigners to IBOGA, with over 30 years experience and 10,000 individuals initiated into Iboga.

Receive hands-on care from a Bwiti Nima (Shaman) with millenials of ancestral knowledge and a proven track record, ensuring authentic and effective ceremony practices.

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Firetalks

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Full body detox

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Psycho Spiritual Journey

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Proven Track Record

Pricing

Transform your life
14-days Iboga retreat in gabon

Apply now to access full details and secure your opportunity to be chosen for our exclusive spiritual Iboga retreat in Africa, Gabon.

Included in your retreat

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1 Traditional Bwiti Missoko Initiation

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3 Psycho Spiritual Healing Ceremonies

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Lodging in a Bwiti Village

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Delicious & Nourishing Meals

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Additional Herbal Healings As Needed

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Transportation To and From Village

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Ancient Bwiti Truth Teachings

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Traditional Spiritual Shower

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Traditional Sauna

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One to One Counseling with Moughenda

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Aftercare session under request

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14-days iboga retreat with
state of art bwiti initiation

Your path to healing culminates here: with a singular opportunity to wholly heal, unearth the answers you've been seeking, and metamorphose your life from within.

Bwiti initiations

For millennia, Bwiti have used iboga ceremonies to bridge physical and spiritual realms

For tens of thousands of years, Pygmy descendants and world's explorers have conducted ceremonies as bridges between the physical and the spiritual realms. Participating in these ancient rites feels like a voyage through time, offering a glimpse into the primal essence of humanity, unmarred by modernity, and unveiling the profound significance of spirituality. Traditional Welcome Ceremonies are orchestrated approximately every two weeks during retreat sessions.

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Live Music & Bwiti Chanting

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Bwiti Heritage Dances

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Traditional Missoko Bwiti Setting

iboga Ceremmony 1 : Full body mind detox

Healing on the physical level

There are over 200 recognized mental afflictions, including depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, schizophrenia, and anxiety. These challenges affect people worldwide, often making healing seem impossible. To reclaim one's essence and break free from trauma, detoxification is essential. Moughenda guides individuals on a psycho-detox traditional treatment, purging stress and toxins from tobacco, alcohol, drugs, GMOs, antibiotics, pesticides, processed food additives, pollution, electromagnetic frequencies and more.

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Toxin Removal: Eliminates harmful substances from the body, including tobacco, alcohol, drugs, GMOs, antibiotics, and processed food additives.

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Increased Neuroplasticity: Enhances the brain's ability to reorganize and form new neural connections, improving cognitive flexibility and recovery.

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Rebalanced Nervous System: Helps to restore and balance the nervous system, promoting better neural function.

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Improved Physical Health: Reduces the negative impacts of modern urban factors and high exposure to stress enhancing overall health.

Iboga ceremony 2 : Emotional healing

Journeying into the past /
Meet your inner child

During this live journey, individuals reconnect with their inner child, revisiting their childhood to engage in direct dialogue and receive authentic answers to their heart's most pressing questions. Truth seekers are encouraged to bring a list of questions.

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Life review and heal past traumas

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Meet your inner child and find guidance

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Reconnect with Your Soul / Cultivate Self-Love Awareness

Iboga ceremony 3 : Emotional healing

Journey to the moon / Meet Your ancestors

Participants also gain the ability to connect with ancestors and loved ones, both past and present, during the journey to the moon, as illustrated in the Marvel Studio movie "Black Panther" with reference to the heart-shaped herb.

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Facilitate Grief with Ancestral Guidance

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Connect with your ancestors and gather their wisdom.

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Explore Intergenerational Connections

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Bridge Past and Present Through Ancestral Bonds

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Commemorate Heritage and Legacy

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Obtain advice on pursuing spiritual growth

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Seek wisdom on overcoming challenges and setbacks.

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Receive guidance on leaving a meaningful legacy.

Iboga ceremony 3 : Spiritual healing

Journey to the Future / Meet Your best Future Self

Explore the future and connect with your best version, 10 years from now. Receive valuable advice on achieving your most important goals and obtain a personalized action plan.

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Explore the possibilities of your future self.

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Identify your life's purpose and mission.

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Seek guidance on building fulfilling relationships.

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Receive clarity on your financial goals and strategies.

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Delve into strategies for personal growth and development.

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Tap into your future self's insights on health and wellness.

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Develop strategies for achieving work-life balance.

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Obtain advice on pursuing passions and hobbies.

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Seek wisdom on overcoming challenges and setbacks.

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Receive guidance on leaving a meaningful legacy.

how to apply for a 14 days - Bwiti initiation at Bwiti House

Admission Process

Application to the Bwiti Initiations are accepted on a rolling basis. Each cohort includes a maximum of 10 applicants, meticulously selected.

Documents you need to complete your application

Here is the list of all documents you need to provide during the application process:

  • EKG

  • Liver Function Tests

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Iboga: A Path to Self-Discovery and Ancestral Connection

Iboga, a plant from Gabon used in Bwiti spiritual practices, offers a journey that can be compared to the clarity and revelation of daylight. This path emphasizes self-focus, introspection, and a connection with ancestors, illuminating the inner self as if under the bright light of day.

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ANCIENT BWITI TEACHINGS

The ancient Bwiti teachings, imparted to the earliest Bwiti people by the Spirit of Iboga, hold the golden keys to enduring healing and tranquility of mind. These teachings unveil a series of truths clarifying life's essence, our human identity, our purpose, and the functioning of the mind. It's less about acquiring new knowledge and more about reawakening to our inherent nature, both individually and collectively.

These teachings intertwine with the medicine, fostering the healing process and providing attendees with a stellar array of maintenance tools. When employed persistently, these tools yield happiness, life appreciation, and peace of mind. Their timeless relevance stems from the unchanging nature of humans and the consistent workings of the human mind, regardless of the epoch we inhabit.

The truth, eternally unaltered, renders these teachings as pertinent to ancient humans as to modern-day individuals.

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Firetalk and Bwiti Wisdom Lectures

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Pigmies rituals

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Herbal healings

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Traditional Bwiti Live Music

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Traditional Dancing Perfomance

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Ayahuasca vs. Iboga Experience

The spiritual and psychological journeys offered by Ayahuasca and Iboga are not just different; they are as contrasting as night and day, each providing unique experiences and outcomes. While both substances are used in traditional healing and spiritual ceremonies, their effects, purposes, and the nature of the experiences they induce vary significantly, illustrating a stark divergence in their paths to healing and self-discovery.

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Ayahuasca: External Journey vs. Iboga: Internal Journey

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Ayahuasca: Never Ending Healing Ceremonies 
Vs. Iboga Initiation: Once In A Lifetime

Moughenda Mikala, 10th generation Missoko Bwiti Shaman

“LIFE SHOULDN'T BE A NEVER-ENDING HEALING JOURNEY”

During this live journey, individuals reconnect with their inner child, revisiting their childhood to engage in direct dialogue and receive authentic answers to their heart's most pressing questions. Truth seekers are encouraged to bring a list of questions.

Frequently asked questions

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Is Gabon a safe place to travel to?

Gabon, known as the "Switzerland of West Africa" due to its wealth in oil, minerals, and woods, boasts a high GDP and a small population of 2 million. This prosperity is reflected in its safety, as indicated by its ranking in the 2023 Global Peace Index, just after Thailand and before Georgia.During your visit to Gabon, you'll be in the safe hands of Moughenda's team, with a 30-year track record of guest safety. Upon arrival, authorities will be aware of your intention to respectfully explore Gabon's treasures, aligning with the government's tourism promotion efforts.

Is Iboga Safe?

Iboga is safe when used responsibly under the guidance of a traditionally trained provider or shaman, following a comprehensive health assessment, EKG, and medication review. However, it's important to note its contraindications; individuals with cardiovascular or liver diseases, or those on certain medications or narcotics, may face serious risks.Additionally, the authenticity of Iboga is crucial. The market is rife with counterfeit products, including lab-grown Iboga that is too young for use and can cause significant harm. Therefore, verifying the source of Iboga is essential for safety.For those seeking Iboga for drug or alcohol detox, working with a Bwiti shaman experienced in its traditional use, like Moughenda, is key to ensuring a safe and effective detox process. Transparency about your health and medication history is vital for safety.

Is Iboga Legal?

The legal status of Iboga varies significantly around the world. In Gabon, Iboga is 100% legal, recognized as a national treasure and an integral part of cultural heritage, enshrined in the Gabonese constitution. This reflects its deep-rooted significance in traditional practices and ceremonies.However, the situation is different in many other countries, where Iboga is illegal. This is largely due to concerns about its misuse outside traditional contexts. Iboga is not a plant that should be purchased online and used at home, given its profound effects and potential risks. The misuse and disconnection from its ancient, ceremonial use, as practiced by groups like the Bwiti Missoko, have led to its illegal status in these regions.For those considering Iboga, particularly for drug or alcohol detox, it's crucial to consult with experienced traditional Healer/Shaman like Moughenda. Such experts are well-versed in its traditional uses and can ensure a safe and effective experience.

How does it feel to be on Iboga?

Iboga offers a unique experience that varies from person to person. At Moughenda's village, many describe it as being in a deep meditation, yet fully conscious and in control. It can be physically intense, heightening awareness.Distinct from other entheogens, Iboga, a root, is grounding. It fosters self-awareness and a deep connection to oneself and surroundings. Rather than an escape, Iboga encourages introspection. Reactions vary; some find peace and calm, while others experience a hyper-active mind. Its stimulant properties often keep people awake for 24 hours, allowing continuous conscious processing, without feeling tired. Sleep comes naturally afterward.

Will someone help me prepare for my trip and provide a packing list?

Absolutely! Once you book your retreat, we'll assign you a dedicated private concierge. They will guide you through the entire process, offering detailed preparation guidelines, informative packets, and comprehensive packing lists to ensure you're fully prepared for your experience.​

What's the difference between Iboga and Ibogaine?

Iboga, in its natural root bark form, is integral to traditional Bwiti Missoko ceremonies, offering a holistic approach to healing that encompasses physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. Under Moughenda's guidance, it's also used in medically supervised detox programs for drug/alcohol addiction, acknowledging its risks but leveraging its full therapeutic potential.In contrast, Ibogaine, an extract from the Iboga plant, is commonly used in detox clinics outside Gabon. While it's effective in binding to opiate receptors and aiding detoxification, Ibogaine lacks the comprehensive 'Spirit' of Iboga. This often results in a superficial treatment, leading to a pattern where clients may repeatedly return to clinics for additional treatments. Moughenda's 60 days ultimate detox program uniquely combines the detox benefits of Iboga with the profound healing of traditional Bwiti Missoko ceremonies. This method ensures a complete healing experience, addressing not just the physical but also the emotional and spiritual aspects, often overlooked by pharmaceutical-driven Ibogaine treatments. For a holistic and enduring recovery, Moughenda's approach, deeply rooted in traditional practices, is highly recommended. Request a discovery call

What's the difference between Ayahuasca and Iboga?

Iboga and Ayahuasca are akin to comparing day and night. Often, individuals turn to Iboga after experiencing multiple retreats with Ayahuasca, feeling a sense of being 'lost in translation.' Iboga excels in helping people recover from traumatic experiences, offering grounding and definitive healing. Unlike the ongoing journey that Ayahuasca might represent, Bwiti's aim with Iboga is not to perpetuate an endless quest but to facilitate self-discovery, allowing individuals to truly understand themselves and enjoy life in a sober state.

Is Iboga for me?

Very few people have heard of Iboga.  If you are thinking of Iboga, or feel an intuitive pull towards it, then likely the plant has something important to offer you. Full precautions must always be taken with a health assessment, EKG & medications review, and under the care of a traditionally trained Provider or Shaman, in a safe and appropriate environment.

Will I feel nauseous/vomit on Iboga?

Some people do, and some people don’t.  Everyone is different. We would estimate about 35% of people feel nauseous or vomit during ceremony. If you vomit during your ceremony, there is nothing to worry about. Vomiting is a natural way to help you physically, emotionally and spiritually purge, detox, and cleanse. Still, no one likes to vomit. The Bwiti House team is experienced and prepared to help people through this process as comfortably and effectively as possible.

Is there a special diet required before taking Iboga?

There is no strict diet required to prepare for Iboga.  However, following a clean and healthy diet as much as possible leading up to your retreat can reduce purging during your ceremony.  If your body is mostly clean and detoxed going in to ceremony, the medicine can more quickly get to the spiritual, emotional, and mental work with you.

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Aftercare

Helping you advance in your healing journey

Our team is located around the world and is here to provide you with aftercare sessions on demand.

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22 Iboga Centers in 9 countries

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Program Foundation:

The traditional Bwiti Missoko Initiation is a unique offering held only in Gabon by the Bwiti Missoko Tribe endorsed by the Minister of Tourism of Gabon, thus if this retreat piques your interest, it's crucial to inquire and ensure your booking aligns with the correct time-frame. For any further inquiries or deeper understanding regarding the Bwiti Initiation or Rites of Passage, feel free to select the relevant option on the application form.