Iboga And The Bwiti School Of Life | Tatayo ~ ATTMind 130

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Living in Gabon for 50 years, Tatayo was the first westerner to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang iboga tradition. He joins us on Adventures Through The Mind to discuss what he has learned about Bwiti after living in Gabon and working with iboga.

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***Full Topics Breakdown Below***

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Episode Breakdown

  • How Tatayo came to Gabon and why he decided to stay
  • How he came to do his initiation
  • What is Ebando
  • What is the Bwiti, what is its connection to Iboga
  • Bwiti different expression in Gabonese culture
  • Iboga is love
  • What is a Bwiti initiation?
  • The complexities and dangers of cultural differences between Gabonese and westerners
  • The necessity of intercultural mediation to protect both locals and westerners
  • What is a Bwiti Iboga initiation ceremony like
  • Iboga and the realm of the dead
  • Iboga connects you with the synchronicity of your life
  • The roles and presence of spirits in the Bwiti cultural paradigm
  • How Iboga heals
  • Tatayo’s craziest rescue mission
  • Ebando’s upcoming Bwiti: school of life course
  • Racial issues of being a white man speaking n behalf of an African culture
  • The only secret is the plants
  • being a bridge between cultures

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