The Bwiti Religion

…and the psychoactive plant Tabernanthe iboga (Equatorial Africa) Giorgio Samorini Reproduced by Permission (Original Publication: Integration, 5: 105-114) The use of vegetable hallucinogens by humans for religious purposes is very ancient, probably even older than its use for healing, magic or teaching purposes. The profound alterations in one’s state of …

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Adam, Eve and Iboga

Giorgio Samorini Reproduced by Permission (Original Publication: Integration, vol. 4, pp. 4-10) Abstract In this article, the author describes his personal experience in a Bwiti religious community of Northern Gabon, where Tabernanthe iboga, a powerful hallucinogenic plant, is used sacramentally. He believes that Bwiti represents one of the greatest contemporary …

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