Written by Ellie Wade
In the heart of West Africa, a powerful psychedelic medicine known as Ibogaine is quietly making waves across the globe. Derived from the Iboga shrub's root, Ibogaine is a potent alkaloid that has deep-rooted cultural significance among the Bwiti people of Gabon. For centuries, it has been utilized for spiritual communion, rite of passage, and healing of various ailments in tribal cultures. Despite its legal restrictions in the United States and many other countries, Ibogaine continues to be a beacon of hope for individuals grappling with addiction, mental illness, and even physical health issues.
What Does Ibogaine Do?
At its core, Ibogaine serves as a bridge to our deepest traumas, both from this lifetime and past incarnations, lurking within the recesses of our subconscious mind. This remarkable medicine resets the brain's neurotransmitters, while shedding light on the trauma and mental dynamics underlying addiction and psychological issues.
Uncovering your unconscious mind can be difficult, and let's be honest, scary to explore on our own. We believe that addiction, mental illness, and even most physical illnesses to be a result of dis-ease, or rather, unprocessed emotions and traumas that we have stored in our bodies. Over time, when undelt with, these stored energies lead to worsening conditions that affect our every day realities. Ibogaine acts as an intelligent plant medicine that reveals these hidden aspects, eliminating barriers to self-discovery and healing.
Healing with Ibogaine
An encounter with Ibogaine feels like a fresh start, a rebirth of sorts. Yet, this is just the beginning of a transformative journey. The real work lies in integrating the experience, a process that holds the key to lasting change.
Essentially, Ibogaine cleans and resets your vessel and resets your nervous system - so that your body can do what it does best - heal itself and take care of you!
What Kinds of Illnesses Are Treated with Ibogaine?
Ibogaine's therapeutic potential extends to a wide range of conditions, including addiction (particularly opioids, amphetamines, alcoholism, and nicotine), PTSD, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, stress-related burnout, some personality disorders, chronic destructive disorders, and promising research on its benefits for Parkinson's Disease and even smoking cessation. Honestly, we feel they haven't even scratched the surface of scientifically unlocking all the potential benefits of this plant medicine. But those who have had the experience, can attest to it's powerful healing properties.
The Ibogaine Experience
Each experience with Ibogaine is highly personal and varies depending on our reason for connecting with it's spirit, and what the medicine has to show us. The key for all plant medicine experiences, however, is to surrender to what the medicine wants you to know. This is how you can unlock repressed emotions and trigger the release of dense, stagnant energies. For some, these purging experiences may show up as physical manifestations of the emotional cleansing process. Just remember, it's only temporary.
Is Ibogaine Legal?
Ibogaine remains illegal in the United States and many other countries. However, there are still places worldwide where it is used for treatment. Establishing a strong support network and seeking out reputable centers is essential when considering Ibogaine therapy.
What Can I Expect After the Ceremony?
As you can probably imagine - clearing these traumas, healing our DNA, and quite literally quantum leaping into a new dimension of being is a lot for our bodies to undertake! Post-ceremony recovery varies from person to person. It's crucial to work with a coach or guide to ensure a smooth integration of the medicine's effects into daily life. In the first three months post-experience the Spirit of Ibogaine is still working in your body and brain, so it's a perfect time to implement new habits and routines as they can be effectively established as the medicine rewires neural pathways.
Why Is Aftercare So Important?
Ibogaine serves as a catalyst, revealing hidden aspects of oneself that may be challenging to address alone. The true transformation arises from what one does with these newfound perspectives. Proper aftercare, offered by support networks like Cosmic Soul Recovery, is essential in helping individuals anchor in positive changes and create the life they desire.
This is why Amanda Rae created Cosmic Soul Recovery and experimented with so many tools and techniques. Because she knew that one day, the world would be more receptive to these healing medicines - and when it was, she wanted to be the person for others, that she didn't have when she first sat with this medicine.
How Does Cosmic Soul Recovery Assist in the Process?
Experiencing this medicine is literally like being reborn! Think about how much of a sponge you were from birth until age 5?! With a new found zest for life and lightness to you after the medicine, we help you learn new habits and anchor in those positive effects of clarity, before the clouds of life can fog it all up again! Because, let's face it, there is no magic pill that fixes everything without you having to do some work too. But, we will be there for you every step of the way!
In our experience, the medicine makes you much more open to everything around you, the energies both good and bad. It is also known to increase our sensitivities. So, if you have been numbing your gifts, abilities, emotions, and/or sensitivities for years - if not your whole life - it can be very overwhelming at first to begin to feel it all again. Cosmic Soul Recovery helps by coaching you through the entire process. From how to find safe and legal places to sit with the medicine, to helping to prepare your mind beforehand, and then helping you process and integrate afterwards.
Is Ibogaine the 'Magic Pill'?
While Ibogaine is a potent catalyst for transformation, it cannot work in isolation. True healing requires active participation in making real changes in how one treats themselves, their daily routines, habits, and relationships. Ibogaine may be a game-changer, but lasting change only occurs when individuals apply the insights gained during their journey to their lives.
Ibogaine is a powerful key that unlocks the door to profound personal transformation and healing. By embracing its potential and engaging in the ongoing process of integration and self-discovery, individuals can embark on a path towards a brighter, healthier future. While it is not a "magic pill," Ibogaine is a catalyst for change, offering hope and healing to those who seek it. Feel free to reach out to us if you would like to learn more.