Iboga is a natural entheogen that comes from grinding up the root of the African tree 'tabernanthe iboga' which is found in the deep forests of Gabon, Cameroon and the Congo.
This is one of the most powerful substances that exists providing an expanded state of consciousness that allows comprehension of complex matters of human life and, above all, about the personal matters that interfere with our happiness; for this reason, it is known also as 'the tree of wisdom'. Additionally, it possesses an enormous healing potential as a tool for self-discovery and liberation from unnecessary burdens.
This natural medicine has been used by Bwiti, an initiatory tradition that comes from the purest branch of the mystic schools of ancient Egypt. Nowadays, it is being utilized in a multitude of clinics and is the central focus of many congresses on mental and clinical psychology in Europe and the Americas because of the confirmed results that have been proven; most notably in the overcoming of addictions, although it has many other applications related to self-knowledge, personal development, and spiritual seeking.
People in agony are carried to the temples of Iboga in Gabon, from all the surrounding villages – those who have lost their vital energy and the will to live, many who have lost hope and become zombies; they are then resurrected after the process of healing with Iboga. If you feel that you are in a moment in your life where the structures and patterns you created, or were created in your interior, have already run their course and that you are carrying the suffering that they have left in you, then this is definitely the moment to take Iboga.
How could a butterfly fly if it had to carry the cocoon that had encased it before its transformation? Iboga completely dismantles all that has no vitality or sense in your life, that which is installed in your mind but later can be purged. Iboga is to healing what etymology is to language, because it shows the root of what happens to you, providing a deeper meaning to specific relationships that exist in the defence mechanisms that you have created. Everything begins to appear schematically and with clarity on the black screen that becomes visible when you close your eyes, as if it is signalling with a pointer the enigmatic unconscious causes of what happens to you. All this is not necessary to be noted, but only to be recorded in the heart, where it came from. Suddenly it is in front of you, the memory of who you are, and that cannot be erased from you, only remembered. This is the moment of highest lucidity, when we recover the memory of what we are.
This is jungle tree that, when inhaled/blown through the nose, produces an expansion of consciousness and a surprising therapeutic-spiritual effect. The effect could be described as similar to a fusion of Ayahuasca and Bufo Alvarius; that is to say, it produces organic cleansing and spiritual connection. On the one hand it is a hard confrontation with the ego, and on the other hand it offers consciousness of unity. Expansion of consciousness is assured, but in the process different things move and you arrive at a very particular space from where you can appreciate reality. Unlike Ayahuasca or Bufo Alvarius, which are introspective experiences, Yopo opens us to the comprehension of the other, and allows us to establish deep dialogues with people who are in the same process (ideal for couples or friends) and at the same moment of the experience.
Rapé or rapéh is a ground combination of plants whose origin dates back millennia. In many blends the main plant is tobacco, but in others, such as the rapéhs prepared by the natives of Rio Branco in Acre (Brazil), this plant is often not used. Precisely from Acre, the place with the greatest tradition and variety in the world, is where the rapéh we use in our workshops comes from and which we also offer in the shop.
Rapéh is not an entheogen, so it does not produce visions, but it does expand consciousness and open the heart when it is applied progressively such as in the context of our workshops. There are also self-projectors for self-application by blowing. Rapéh is not snorted because that does not create the same pathway in the brain, neither does it reach the pineal gland that way. Therefore, it is essential to have a self-projector for it to be taken alone.
If phlegm comes up, it is best to spit it out and if the rapéh drips from your nose you should only wipe with a handkerchief gently, without blowing your nose, until ten minutes have passed and the ancestral tool has done its cleansing work.
The effect of rapéh is total relaxation and quietening of thought. It does not produce visions or expand consciousness, but it releases Silence inside you, drawing a smile of serenity on your face. It travels throughout the body with a tingling numbness, unravelling tensions that do not serve you but are sometimes automatic in the body due to living in constant false state of alarm where we prepare to react to 'danger'.
The workshop includes the possibility of accessing one to three rapéhs, which can allow you to go into greater depth or connection, although this does not depend on the number of times it is done, but rather the attitude of the participant and their surrender to the process.
With rapéh, the body loosens all of its tensions and shifts into an optimal state to meditate, which is why this tool has become the entry point for many meditators into their inner world. On the other hand, at a physical level, it clears the entire respiratory system and is ideal in cases of sinusitis, rhinitis, congestion, etc. because, among other things, it purifies the nasal cavities of all the air pollution retained in accumulated particles. It is also indicated in cases of headaches where pain has been known to disappear instantly. Therefore, indications suggest applying it after long day of mental work, to clear the mind.
It balances the masculine and feminine side, bringing the person to a state of internal harmony that connects them with their sweetest and lightest feeling, making it ideal for reflecting and even to be able to continue working after taking a break due to mental or emotional overload.
We have different types of mild, medium and strong rapéh, that we apply at intervals of approximately 25 minutes in our workshops, to open the channels of perception one after another, until reaching a state of total connection. The states that can be reached are perfect for focusing on everything you want to comprehend in your life and welcoming it from the serenity of an open heart, where you feel safe and cradled by love.
The workshop begins with a session of Conscious-emotional preparation where everyone shares where they are in their lives at this moment, in order to connect with their feelings. In this session we will also give indications about the best attitude to have to receive rapéh during the experience. After that, the facilitator will apply the rapéhs one by one. The session is done as a group.
It is possible for rapéh to produce a purgative effect and vomiting may arise during the process due to the great physical detoxification. The plants contained in the rapéh penetrate the body, dissolving physical and mental contractures, gradually taking you to a state of fullness. The workshop closes with a Conscious integration session to relate everything that has been comprehended and experienced with daily life. We will share conscious focuses that you can apply in your day-to-day and thus access that place of inner peace and serenity for yourself.
AN ORIGINAL AND TRULY DIFFERENT OFFERING FROM ANYTHING PREVIOUSLY KNOWN, THAT UNITES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL AND THE SPIRITUAL.
Inner Mastery presents our new Inwasi Workshops, that combine the taking of this powerful plant mix, together with dynamics of relaxation and emotional opening. A unique and exclusive experience..
Inwasi is a natural remedy with a bitter menthol taste, comprised of organic jungle tobacco, cooked with exotic fruits and wild plant roots, among other secret components and activating agents that are added before taking it. This formula of Amazonian plants works as a device which opens the inner doors of our feelings to connect with the energy that is available – but not utilized – in the body, which can be transformed into creativity, vitality, courage or strength.
Upon taking it, a tingling runs through us from head to toe, increasing the vibrational frequency of the body. The mechanisms that maintain our structure of control loosen, allowing natural silence and peace to flow. The process is accompanied by sounds and song from the outside for a brief moment so that each participant can differentiate the sources providing the stimuli. You can feel the reconnection with the body and the soul, thanks to this combination of powerful master plants that reactivate vital energy, transforming it into a total state of meditation.
Sometimes Inwasi brings about a purging that produces vomiting and/or diarrhoea if a physical cleansing is necessary to clear the path of any toxic build-up, so we can move towards an encounter with the power that resides at our core.
It allows us to access an attitude of sensory receptivity and internal connection from a state of physical, mental and spiritual well-being; releasing and unblocking our resistance and unconscious limitations.
It is neither entheogenic nor hallucinogenic. It does not produce visions but is amazing in the fast and powerful effects that it does produce, bringing about a subtle caress to the soul, where love and infinite energetic resources lie. In itself it is very much a transcendental experience, which typically lasts between 30 and 90 minutes but can extend, in some cases, to up to 4 hours of being in a state of stillness and peace, as if the body were meditating.
You can participate in this workshop as part of an Inner Mastery retreat or in workshops specifically designed to get to know and enjoy this new and enriching experience for personal transformation.
Why have we called it INWASI?
The empowerment that our process focuses on, comes from the foundation of recognising we are able to put ourselves in an internal place of peace and centredness. ‘In’ is 'internal' or referring to an 'entrance' in English and the beginning of our company name Inner Mastery, which is dedicated to activating, developing and accompanying the process of inner evolution. ‘Wasi’ means ‘house’ or ‘home’ in Quechua.
We use this natural remedy to go inside our own being, to reconstruct the house, to create a space for transformation, to adapt the place where we will create, with delicacy, the home in which we will live.
(IN THE PHOTO, WE SEE A MOMENT IN WHICH THE INNER MASTERY TEAM IS ADDING THE ACTIVATING SUBSTANCES TO THE INWASI. NEXT IT IS LEFT TO REST FOR ONE OR TWO DAYS BEFORE BEING READY TO TAKE).