Sitting for Psychonauts

Meditation for the Journey by Tam Integration offers students meditative practices that support deep shadow work, reduce the anxiety of come up, enable the integration of peak states, and more.

  • 300 Enrolled
  • All levels
  • Last updated Aug '23
  • English
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Course Description

This 4-week intensive creates a powerful container for integrating profound psychedelic experiences into daily life. Through live video sessions, learn meditative and somatic practices to find stability, set energetic boundaries, meet inner shadows with compassion, and build connections.

Discover breathwork, concentration, and mindfulness to navigate altered states with clarity. Develop rituals creating sacred space for your journeys. Explore psychedelic history and philosophy. With guidance from Tam Integration coaches, gain practical tools to embody your visions, maximize benefits from future ceremonies, and infuse your path with peace.

In a community of like-minded psychonauts, cultivate groundedness and presence to integrate insights into action. Emerge with an understanding of your experiences and a lifestyle supporting spiritual breakthroughs.

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

  • Lectures 6
  • Duration 12 Hours
  • Skills All levels
  • Language English
  • Availability Cohort
  • Certificate No
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