Integrating Psychedelic Experiences Course

The Integrating Psychedelic Experiences Course, by MAPS, is designed to help individuals navigate the critical process of integrating their psychedelic experiences.

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  • Last updated Oct '23
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Course Description

The Integrating Psychedelic Experiences Course by MAPS is designed to help individuals navigate the critical process of integrating their psychedelic experiences. Integration involves digesting and processing the insights gained during a psychedelic journey, making sense of them, and determining their personal significance.

Neglecting integration can prevent individuals from fully realizing the transformative potential of their psychedelic experiences. Instead of becoming meaningful, long-lasting events, these experiences may be reduced to wild or confusing mental adventures.

Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to integration, the course explores various techniques and practices, each with its unique nuances. MAPS' Integrating Psychedelic Experiences course provides detailed guidance and supporting resources to ensure students can process and digest any journey.

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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This course includes

  • Lectures 1
  • Duration 1 Hours
  • Skills Beginner
  • Language English
  • Availability Always
  • Certificate No
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