An Initiation into the Mystery
with the sacred medicine of Iboga
You are invited on a sacred journey into your depths
An opportunity for self knowledge and self mastery through the medicine of Iboga.
A rite of passage into maturity in a culture and period when these milestones have lost their shine but not their value.
An Initiation into the Mystery – to see & to meet life from a completely new place.
An invitation to embody the effortless simplicity of your being
This is a 5 night / 6-day intensive including a two night ceremony with Iboga complemented by other sacred medicines, workshops, resources, practices and rituals for integration and refinement in the days after.
This will be a direct path intensive for those coming to Iboga for personal and spiritual growth. This is not the right setting for working through severe substance addictions or mental conditions.
We will be working directly and with the blessing of the spirit of Iboga using methods, modalities, preparation, and practices which in our experience have had the best results for the “Western” mindset while still honouring all indigenous cultures associated with this amazingly intelligent entheogen.
This will be a sacred non-traditional setting that does not ascribe to any particular belief system, religiousness or traditional Dogma.
The space will be encouraging self-empowerment by providing you with the preparation, tools and practices to support you in being your own healer within the context of a group environment.
INTENTIONS FOR THE SPACE
Your journey is guided by your personal intentions. These are the intentions of the space you will be journeying in:
Rooting into Nothing: Anchoring in no Mind and re-birthing through the heart
Letting go of the emotional past
Ancestral work – Seeing and resolving the ancestral thought /emotion patterns (one feeds the other) that are creating obstacles and unease in your life now.
Deeply reset the nervous system & consciously imprint ourselves with the qualities and experiences we would have wanted to receive as new-borns
To clear our mind of the clutter and nonsense that we do not need (The mind is constantly recording everything received through all our senses)
To deepen the ability to see through one’s own games of self deception
To remember, awaken and deepen the gifts of our soul, body and mind
An Initiation into the Mystery - seeing and meeting life from a completely new place
Learning to see Mind, thoughts, thoughtforms and emotions and working with these aspects in an organic way
To learn simple effective practices to manage and refine your energy so you are fully equipped and able to support your own journey internally. (Having the roots to be able to weather the storm)
For everyone to be sufficiently integrated to meet life by the time they leave
FLOW OF THE PROGRAMME
We will start by offering an optional preparation before the retreat and finish with a group integration call after a few weeks. The pace of the retreat itself is slow and deliberate. Meals are structured and served at the same time each day. However from the start, you are invited to enter a space of timelessness, newness and mystery. A space full of potential allowing what is real and accurate in the moment to guide the programme. Besides the ceremony, participation is optional to all parts and one can choose in the moment what to participate in and to what extent.
Up to 6 Weeks before (Recommended)
In this period you are invited to create your own personal relationship with Iboga. To learn and adapt how to work with it before the retreat starts. Building confidence & working through any fears about the ceremony at small doses. Also starting our inner journey working through the superficial stuff so we can go deep into our core issues during the retreat.
5 Days / 6 Nights in person
This retreat includes a 2 night ceremony with Iboga follow by integrative practices , workshops and rituals. Each retreat is different and is guided by the specific needs of the people. Its an opportunity to adapt to your newly tuned system anchoring further into your new reality. For many people, the greatest insights actually happen in the days following the ceremony.
GROUP INTEGRATION CALL
Post Retreat on Zoom
As the seeds we sowed during the retreat start to sprout, we will come together again after a few weeks on Zoom to Check In , catch up, support and learn from each other’s experiences
*Programme may change depending on the needs of the group
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL DAY
Q & A
Community / Free Time
DAY 2/3 - DAY OF THE CEREMONY
Kambo Cleanse in the morning
Ceremony starts after sunset for two nights
DAY 4 TO 6 - INTEGRATION AND REFINEMENT
Sananga – Seeing in the Dark
Kambo – Guided group ceremony serving kambo to yourself
Scelitium Heart Ceremony
Integrative workshops & Shadow Work
Kaula Tantra Yoga
Shamanic Dialogue Ceremony
Sharing Circles and/or Community Forum
Learn simple effective ways of working with your energy and system
Time to relax (in nature if weather permits)
We finish together around noon
SO WHAT IS AN IBOGA JOURNEY LIKE?
Below please find an excerpt from “Amazing Grace” by Lee Albert which really seems to convey a sense of the experience of an Iboga journey.
“It may be helpful to view a session using the analogy of a 36 hour plane journey. We arrive at the airport somewhat flustered, lugging our luggage behind us. With a little relief and a little trepidation we settle into our seat on the plane. We sit and wait; nothing much happens. Then the engines begin to fire up and we start to move slowly.
Before we know it we are taking off, a little perturbed at the speed of sound. Once in the air we encounter a number of air pockets leading to turbulence. Occasionally this is too much and we may throw up. But after five to seven hours the plane settles down and we sit back and watch a very fast, educational movie which we don’t seem to be able to avoid. After this we are worn out and simply want to be left to ourselves to ride out the rest of the journey.
Towards the end of our 36-hour journey we fall asleep and wake up on the ground parked or we have a few hours’ sleep and encounter a very soft landing. We go to the luggage collection to discover half our bags are missing. We don’t give a damn because we are so relieved to be alive and well and anyway, most of what was lost was just a lot of rubbish we didn’t need. “
MINI INTRODUCTION TO IBOGA
by Vee Dalindo - Ashram of Love - Malta - March 2021
Mini Introduction about the sacred Iboga root exploring its origins, some of its uses and effects and how to work with it using Aspecting or Shamanic Dialogue Tool.
The Rooting into Me team members have a long standing relationship of living, working and co-creating sacred transformational spaces together. Both Isabell and Michaela have individually spent around three years working with sacred entheogens and supporting in ceremony in Vee's centre in Malta. There is deep bond of love and trust between them that is grounded in reality and greatly supports the containers they co-create.
Lead Facilitator & Medicine Man
Vee is a Tantric Shaman, Medicine Man and Guide. He is one of the main founders of the plant medicine & conscious communities in the Maltese Islands and has served thousands of individuals and groups all over the world for the past 10 years. Working extensively with the most powerful entheogen on the planet, he has also initiated many on their own sacred path of service.
Besides apprenticing for many years with various Shamans & Medicine Women he was given the blessing to teach non-duality by Sri Ramaji, the creator of RASA. Vee is also a Daka and is a Traditional Kaula Tantra Yoga teacher.
He is the founder of the Satori Gozo Centre and community on Gozo, co-founder of the Ashram of Love and ISTA organiser for Malta. Vee is a catalyst for transformation fully living from love and truth, meeting each moment as his greatest teacher.
Kambo Facilitator / Assistant (USA Only)
TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE
REGISTER BELOW IN YOUR CHOSEN LOCATION
We will contact you to setup a free 30 minute consultation call. In this consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss the nature and context of your calling to this work. For those of you embarking on this journey, this consultation is the beginning of your personal connection with the Iboga Spirit, and where the real ceremony begins.
Please have all information relating to your health and any medication you are taking ready before the call.
After being approved, Confirm your spot with a deposit of 30%. The rest is to be paid before the start of the retreat.
DELIVERY OF YOUR PREPARATION KIT
Arrange pick up / delivery of your Rooting into ME preparation kit
INVESTMENT & WHAT IS INCLUDED?
PUERTO RICO: 13th to 18th January 2023 - 2600 USD to 3500 USD
MIDDLE EAST: 8th to 13th June 2023 - 2500 EURO to 3400 EURO
The price of Rooting into Me - Retreat varies depending on the extra costs in the host country. We give importance to keep our body happy and comfortable as our consciousness is working hard and we choose our venues accordingly. All our venues are 3/4 star standard with only 2-3 participants sharing per room.
The price includes:
Accommodation, Food (as per your dietary requirements), all ceremonies, workshops, tuition & activities, preparation kit & online support during preparation phase.