The Art of Self-Guided Journeys for Women

The Art of Self-Guided Journeys is a 7-session online immersion for women who are ready to explore the power of sacred mushrooms from the comfort of their own home.

  • 10 Enrolled
  • Beginner
  • Last updated Oct '23
  • English
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Course Description

The Art of Self-Guided Journeys for Women is an experience-centred cohort-based online immersion where participants will cultivate their own sacred mushrooms and learn preparation, navigation, and integration skills beyond the basics. This online immersion is suitable for those with an existing foundation of harm-reduction and microdosing practice, and who are interested in advancing their spiritual and personal development within a remote practice group format.

The program begins on March 12th and offers an easy-to-follow guide to cultivating your own mushrooms at home, preparing and integrating self-guided journeys, and joining a weekly online practice temple. Participants will have access to a virtual wisdom portal with practice modules and guidance, as well as a private group messaging platform for support and connection.

During this online immersion, participants will learn to harness the magic of sacred mushrooms, develop self-mastery in expanded states, and create self-designed ceremonies. The weekly online practice temple will provide 2-hour live sessions for experiential practices, group coaching, and relationship building with other participants on a similar path. The virtual wisdom portal will offer additional content and recordings of live sessions for review.

The program is designed to support personal, professional, and spiritual growth, and is trauma-informed and spiritually adept. There is also an optional invite-only women's retreat in mid-May for participants with prior experience.

You will learn:

  • What is Bwiti?
  • Roles in Bwiti initiation/treatment
  • Instruments in Bwiti: ngombe, mogongo
  • What is an Nganga
    • Maboundi/Yombo
    • Maboundi/Yombo
  • Sustainability/reciprocity

You will learn:

  • History of the Fang tradition
  • Dissumba vs. Dissumba Fang
  • Ombwiri/Mbumbayano Fang
  • The kambo
  • State of Fang Bwiti in Gabon
  • Impact of Westerners coming to work with the sacred wood

You will learn:

  • History of the Missoko tradition
  • Various branches of Missoko initiation:
    • Miobe/Mioba
    • Ngonde Na Dipuma
    • Sengedia
  • The impact of logging on the tradition
  • What the future of Bwiti could look like in Gabon

You will learn:

  • History of Dissumba
  • Various branches of Dissumba initiation:
    • Abanji/Mabanji
    • Ilombo
    • Ombwiri
    • Ombudi
    • Loro
  • The ngombe (sacred harp)
  • Healing rituals involved in her tradition
  • Training to serve the wood
    • What does it involve?
    • How long does it take?




About Instructor

Tatayo (“Fruit of the Wind”) first arrived in Gabon in 1971 at the age of 21 and became a Gabonese citizen. In 1979, he became the first white person to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang tradition in Gabon. In 1994, he was initiated into the Misokko tradition. As a guide for numerous expeditions and missions, including those of National Geographic, the BBC, and others, Tatayo is considered to have “opened the door” to westerners in Gabon.

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Please see below for start and finish dates/times. This course is currently being offered live and dates/times will change throughout the year.


This course includes

  • Modules 7
  • Duration 7 Weeks
  • Skills Beginner
  • Language English
  • Availability Cohort
  • Certificate No
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