Meaningful DIY Journey

The Meaningful DIY Journey course is designed for those ready to embark on their (first) psychedelic experience with confidence and the necessary tools for a safe and meaningful journey.

  • 20 Enrolled
  • Beginner
  • Last updated Apr '23
  • Dutch
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Course Description

The Meaningful DIY Journey course is designed for those ready to embark on their (first) psychedelic experience with confidence and the necessary tools for a safe and meaningful journey.

This course (named 'Een Veilige & Betekenisvolle Do It Yourself Reis met Psychedelica in 9 Stappen' in Dutch) will guide you through a 9-step process to prepare for a do-it-yourself psychedelic journey in the comfort of your own home. Door of Perception (Dorien), an experienced psychedelic professional, will be your remote guide throughout the adventure, helping you create a safe and meaningful experience.

This course is ideal for beginners who have a growing interest in psychedelics but have not yet experienced them and more experienced "travellers" who wish to make their journeys more meaningful. The course is only suitable for healthy participants without mental health issues who want to use psychedelics for personal growth, curiosity, or exploration of spiritual themes. It is accessible to everyone, regardless of worldview, religion, or cultural background.

The 9-step program consists of informative texts and practical assignments, mainly in text and audio files (and a few videos). It is recommended to take at least six weeks to complete the program at your own pace. The course also includes eight guided meditations to help prepare you for the journey and a DIY Toolkit with checklists, sitter instructions, preparatory meditations, and music recommendations.

Enrollment for the course costs €55, with 5% of the proceeds being donated to psychedelic-related charities. Participating in this pilot version of the course will receive a 50% discount off the regular price. The pilot version includes the same components and content as the final version, with only the details and layout to be further refined in the future.

Door of Perception, the course creator, is an experienced guide with nearly a quarter-century of personal psychedelic experiences and a passion for the subject. She has over two decades of experience in the psychedelic sector and has guided individuals through their psychedelic experiences for more than ten years. Door is the spiritual mother and co-founder of Stichting OPEN, a non-profit organization dedicated to scientific research on psychedelics and organising interdisciplinary conferences. She is a medical anthropologist by training and lives with her family in Amsterdam.

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.


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This course includes

  • Modules 9
  • Duration 6 Weeks
  • Skills Beginner
  • Language Dutch
  • Availability Always
  • Certificate No
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