Creating Community Psychedelic Integration Circles

Acquire the skills to guide sessions where individuals exploring psychedelics can find significance, mindfulness, and shared support.

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  • Beginner
  • Last updated Aug '23
  • English
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Course Description

As interest in psychedelics grows, communities need spaces for safe, guided integration following profound experiences. This course equips you to create your own psychedelic integration circle rooted in mindfulness and compassion.

Learn to facilitate sessions where psychedelic seekers find meaning, presence, and mutual support. Discover how to align your vision with your values, establish agreements protecting participant safety, brand your organization, prepare yourself to be fully present, lead meditations fostering openness, handle potential issues, and more.

With instruction from psychedelic integration coach Daniel Shankin, you’ll gain confidence in facilitating transformative circles resonating with your unique gifts. Uplift your community by providing a haven for psychedelic explorers to process intense journeys into healing.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 4
  • Duration 14 Hours
  • Skills Beginner
  • Language English
  • Availability Always
  • Certificate No
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